Higurashi 2D vs 3D Character Comparison


Here we have an interesting comparison of the differences between the various iterations of the highly successful doujin mixed media franchise that is Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.

From left to right, we see the anime, movie, original, TMA cosplay AV, PS2 game, fighting game Higurashi Daybreak, and the manga edition.

If you’re interested in seeing more, the latest version of the similar Haruhi comparison chart could well be instructive, and the 2D vs 3D tag is also worthy of reference.

It’s not clear which is considered the superior version; my guess would be the original or the anime?

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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:41 12/01/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    eh, they got live action mion and rena mixed up. anyway the superior is anime rei version (they've got a facelift in kai and again in rei)

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    Comment by unico
    05:23 30/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    i find the anime, game, and manga
    to be in poor design. ^_^;; sorry.

    the anime design being better than their game design. *shudders @ dough hands*

    Comment by Visssssss
    06:15 29/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    The anime version is still the best!!!

    Comment by Destinii Haruya
    03:43 29/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Man, the live-action guy is haaawt~ *fangirl moment*

    Comment by Inda
    09:28 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    TMA's Mion did a phenomenal job of presenting the character, even if she looks a bit off. In fact, all of TMA was awesome. Even lanky Keiichi. Satoko was cute.

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    Comment by Dia
    15:09 13/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anime is clearly superior, but the picture of the Movie Mion doesn't do justice. She really is the hottest thing in Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:25 25/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    wtf is this?
    I don't really see any similarity b/w the real people and the 2D characters.
    The hair color and the skin tones are different. Forget the colour! even the hair's length and styles are different! Both give different aura. The real people give this 'mature' and 'sly' kind of aura. It's like they are faking it. And the age difference is too much. If you compare them like that, the anime characters are this weird alien race and the real people are humans.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:36 16/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anime is superior. Surprising no-one. This happens a lot with doujin->anime adaptations actually; I still consider the Shingetsutan Tsukihime renditions of the characters definitive, even if the rest of the series was a dead loss.

    Comment by Kyuu
    23:50 28/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Funny how the anime adaptation looks better than the original game art for a change. The skewedness is hurting my eyes. D;

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    Comment by Onni
    21:20 28/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or wait are these the voice actors? I so confused as to what's going on here.

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    Comment by rargy
    11:56 28/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Satoko is cute all the way across.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:54 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by takuya13
    11:45 28/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow they got the seiyuu to do the game as well thats awesome =D

    Comment by Kiuki
    11:12 28/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Very interesting comparisons. They could have done better with the AV, though. At least get the hairstyles right.
    And the game is Higurashi Daybreak by a doujin soft circle called Tasogare Frontier. Very interesting fighting game, it's cool how they got the seiyuu from the anime to voice the characters in the game.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Thanks, had trouble reading that...

    Comment by Rakushu
    11:06 28/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    TMA's K1 is fugly.

    Comment by Keriaku
    12:32 28/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I definitely choose either the original doujin characters or the PS2 game characters over anything else. Hard to choose between those two.

    Comment by Nodoka
    15:17 28/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I feel that it's kind of useless to have the diffrent mangas for higurashi in this comparison because it's mostly diffrent mangakas but i guess it's ok...

    Also the movie was awesome. <3

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    Comment by Onni
    21:17 28/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some of them look UGLY in comparison to their 2D counterparts.

    And WTF, get a loli for the loli characters.

    Comment by Yoichi
    01:04 19/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, AV industry don't have much money to hire better looking people maybe

    This also happens in Clonnad, Clannad based AV

    Comment by Yukarin
    14:37 28/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Each arc of the manga is drawn by a different artist though, so I don't think that's a good representation for the manga style as each artist draws pretty differently.

    Comment by Keriaku
    12:34 28/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    The original doujin characters and PS2 game characters definitely beat all else. Hard to choose between those two though.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Live action please get lost & just try to look for more identical character, even the artwork for the pc game is far off better then the 3D cast *period.

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