Ryukishi07 requested the staff to include important plot details that were left out from the first season so as to tie the two seasons together.
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Hinamizawa initially seems calm and peaceful, but shortly before the festival, Keiichi learns that from 1979-1982, after the festival, one villager would die and another would disappear.
Minagoroshi-hen finally reveals that the true antagonist is Miyo Takano; however, occupied by Satoko's predicament, the group is not able to defeat her in the end, so one more effort is needed to seal the story into a happy ending.
But after the murder is done, Rena starts to act strangely, and Keiichi thinks he hears Oyashiro talking to him.
As Gō and then Sotsu progress, Eua expresses more traits such as being manipulative, enjoying the suffering of others, and possessing superficial charm.
M Anime, was less positive, giving it 3 out of 5 stars, praising the story, but panning the sorrow of the characters and the violence, saying " Higurashi is a hard show to watch; while it's interesting, each chapter is progressively soul-sucking and depressing, as the characters struggle desperately to avoid grisly fates, often to no avail, multiple times.
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