Every so often, an anime comes around that makes a person both sit on the edge of their seat through the whole thing and scratch their heads in confusion all in one episode! Without question, Higurashi: When They Cry is THAT kind of anime. The first few frames consist of a young man brutally beating two young ladies with a blunt object. There is no leading up to it, no real questions answered until a few episodes down the road. With a beautiful atmosphere and intro combined, this show creates an environment of question and discomfort.