Higurashi is a wonderful anime. Well, if it could have been as good as the game and the manga. But one thing that still bothers me is the opening. Higurashi Kai's opening isn't as mysterious as the first season's. Many people have debated on the subliminal messages of this Higurashi opening. So, probably many fans know this : the chanting at the beginning played backwards actually is "nigerarenai", which means "you cannot escape" in Japanese. And there are also many other messages. Like when Satoko's scene is showed, "Nii-nii, yurushite" is heard very, very clearly. Which means "Brother (Satoko's slang is "nii-nii"), forgive me". Also, when Shion's scene is showed, there's "I need a knife to stab through eye". Exactly in English. I took a long time to hear that. And probably many others. There was even a comment on a Higurashi opening reversed version that the video played reversed actually makes sense. And I myself noticed something too. When you stare and concentrate at the opening (creditless would be more effective), you can feel like you're in a dream. The flower petals seperate each "dream realm" from another. This is my own personal thought. But I don't know whether anyone noticed.
Here's the opening, creditless.
Here's the reversed version of the opening.
Sorry for the long-winded post. But I really want to hear all of your thoughts and opinions. And if you have any idea of any clues to break this mysterious opening's mysterious mysteries, please, do share.