When They Cry Rei (Season 3) Blu-ray

3 Reviews

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Retail Price: $39.98

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Details

  • Publisher: SENTAI FILMWORKS
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Horror
  • Age Rating: 17+
  • Run Time: 150
  • Release Date: 7/26/2016
  • Weight: 0.14

Ratings & Reviews

3 reviews

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A mixed bag of thought-provoking writing, and strange comedy

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These OVAs serve as a final epilogue to the Higurashi series in 3 stories of mixed quality and effectiveness. Episodes 2-4 are the most interesting, as Rika finds herself in a very different world than the one she fought for, and has to make a tough decision on whether to or not to stay. The character writing is excellent here, and while this arc is very dialogue heavy, it has what may be the only real 'depth' this series has.







Episode 5 is an amusing misadventure focusing on Reina, that parodies some key moments early in the show. Episode 1, however, is the worst piece of misconceived anime ecchi "comedy" I've ever seen. I heavily recommend skipping it entirely. The DVD art is also sexualized in an uncomfortable way; be warned.







Rei is an entertaining and thought provoking, if inconsistent, epilogue. It's not must-see material, but should interest anyone who already owns the first two seasons.

A decent release as an addition to the main series

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This release is on-par with the Season 1 & 2 releases in terms of bare-bones content that is primarily meant to offer its fans the basic opportunity of adding it to their collections. This case has a "buckle/clip" opening, so make sure you unclip the tab prior to opening so that you don't snap it off.







It's a very small release (5 episodes on the disc) where at least 20% of it (Public Embarrassment episode) is completely unnecessary (in my personal opinion, due to excessive fan service). The packaging also has a fan-servicey focus, because the back features Mion in her swim suit while the disc itself is Reina and Rika lying down in a risque manner.







This season is actually the best animated of the three, which is unfortunate because of how short it is. The audio is still crisp as described for previous seasons.







Overall, it is nice to have the third and final season (we all know Kira never happened) available for purchase. I recommend it, keeping the previous points in mind.

Not Dubbed like Season 1

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Was alright but I wish it was in English like the 1st season so that my wife can enjoy it more.