ABOUT THE "ATONEMENT ARC" PRECISELY BECAUSE HE IS A "NORMAL PERSON"
Hello, I'm Ryukishi07.
For this afterword, I would like to talk about the main character of Higurashi When They Cry, Keiichi Maebara.
It's true that Keiichi Maebara has several unique traits but fundamentally, he's a normal person, just like you and me.
He has an energy befitting his age and he can't sit back and watch when something's bothering his friends. Those are all traits that would be natural and not a bit strange for any of us to have.
And if this Keiichi can confront the hardships that befall him and overcome hem, then that means we can all overcome, just like him. It thrills me to think of it.
Of course, Higurashi is entertainment, nothing could be better than for you to laugh and cry as you read it.
But if there's anyone who learns from Keiichi Maebara and puts what they learn into practice, the as the author, I'm certain that nothing could make me happier.
Oh, but please imitate Keiichi's good qualities, okay? Don't copy the bad ones!