Exam Fail and Higurashi @ The Movies

Two days, two exams, two epic fails. Bad part over and done with, let’s talk fun stuff. So this evening I went with a few friends to a cinema in Nishinomiya to see the second ひぐらしのなく頃に (Higurashi No Naku Kori Ni) movie. This was the first time I’d been to a cinema in Japan, though because I’m familiar with the Higurashi story (this particular arc anyways) despite the fact my Japanese skills are still lacking I was able to follow the plot.

The film itself was a fair adaptation to the original story, but it was the cinema screen itself which was real nice. We saw the final showing (literally, tonight was the last one) and it was in the ‘Premier’ screen. The seats seemed to be divided into two sections; singles and couples. The couples section comprised of two-seater chairs which just reminded me of the term “love seat”. For the singles, we had spacious reclining chairs with a table and storage space between the seats. Getting a special exchange student discount also was a nice little breaker bringing the cost down from 1,500 yen (£10.05) to 1,000 yen (£6.70). Don’t get me wrong this is still sodding expensive, but if I remember rightly cinemas back in the UK are also a frickin’ money magnet.

So what lies on the cards from here on in? Well as far as Konan goes I’ve just got an essay to write on religion, a presentation to make on the Japanese rubbish system, and a final evaluation sheet to fill in. I’m hoping to get these done tomorrow so I can at least enjoy my last few days with my friends here. But for right now, I think I’ll have a beer and watch an episode of American Dad.

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