Lenni Reviews: “Higurashi: When They Cry” vol 23 by Ryukishi07 and Karin Suzuragi

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Miyo’s single-minded pursuit of her research may have vindicated her grandfather’s work but her methods have made her colleague, Dr. Irie, horrified by her lack of ethics or compassion. So, he and Rika work together to try and develop a treatment for the Hinamizawa Syndrome without continuously using the townspeople as lab rats. But Miyo isn’t interested in a cure. She wants to control the parasite as a weapon and won’t let anyone stand in her way.

Not only is all that happening but in this last rewind, Hanyu has decided to materialize in human form to save Rika’s life as this is the last time Hanyu will be able to turn back time. If they can’t prevent Rika’s murder now, they will both cease to exist.

Part of me does wonder why Hanyu didn’t think of that sooner. After hundreds of tries, why wait for the absolute last shot to come to Rika and her friends in human form to try and change things? The only reason I can think of is not they know Miyo’s part in all this so they can combat her directly. But these last few volumes are addicting! Everything from every volume is coming together. 4 out of 5.

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