The Higanbana Bookclub has come to a close, but if you’re thinking of reading Higanbana or have already read it, please use the discussions and podcasts as a companion to your own reading and reflection. We hope you enjoy the content we’ve prepared together.
Introducing the Higanbana Bookclub! Yes we’re changing the branding from Tea Parties to Bookclubs for this series, but don’t worry, it’s still the same thing you’re used to! If you’re new to us and don’t know what we’re talking about, we recommend checking out this video below:
The Higanbana Bookclub is a huge event in which we’ll rally 07th Expansion fans from all across the internet to join us on the forum to read through, analyse and celebrate Higanbana together. It’s the perfect chance for new readers to get involved and share their interpretations with others, but also for old readers to take a look back and consider what’s great about the work, perhaps analysing it from a new perspective.
On the forum we’ve prepared topics for each of the chapters of the two nights. Since the chapters are mostly self-contained, we won’t have to worry much about spoilers; just read each topic once you’ve finished that chapter. We also encourage our more creative members to contribute to the Bookclubs with fanworks of the chapters in question in our Higanbana Fanart Topic and other relevant topics.
For those new to Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni, this story is not for the light of heart. Unlike Higurashi and Umineko, Higanbana focuses less on mystery and is more interested in thoroughly examining heavy and disturbing questions about human psychology. We’re not expecting this will appeal to everyone, but if you feel you’re able to stomach it, we’d love you to join us in exploring these stories together.
The Bookclub took place over 4 weeks spanning from the 21st of August to the 17th of September. At the conclusion of each week, we recorded a podcast incorporating all of the discussion and showcasing fanworks produced throughout the week with our own analysis and reflection. For those who are joining us now that it’s over, we hope you’ll take the time to look over the forum discussion and listen to our podcasts, we really hope you enjoy hearing our perspectives. And by all means, feel free to continue the conversation on the forum, we’d love to talk about these stories again.
We sincerely hope you’ll join us as we explore the eight mysteries of the school together.