Higurashi no naku koro ni gou

higurashi no naku koro ni gou

• Animation • Drama • Horror The story of a group of young friends and the mysterious events that occur in the rural village of Hinamizawa.

The story of a group of young friends and the mysterious events that occur in the rural village of Hinamizawa. The story of a group of young friends and the mysterious events that occur in the rural village of Hinamizawa. This a series of many different arcs all taking place in Hinamizawa of 1983. With the first episode it kinda make you think this is gonna be your typical cute funny anime.

But it's not. It is truly a horror and a thriller anime. Even if you don't like violence I believe most people would still appreciate this anime. In a way it could also fit into the mystery genre. Surprisingly, the arcs do not get old nor repetitive. Which before watching this anime I was afraid of.

After each episode you want to watch more. Overall this is an amazing anime and I would recommend it to anyone. (not children though of course since it is quite violent}. Promotional image from Kadokawa ひぐらしのなく頃に業 (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou) Genre Mystery, Psychological horror, Supernatural Anime television series Music by Kenji Kawai Studio Passione Licensed by Funimation (North America) AnimeLab (Australia, NZ) MediaLink Entertainment Ltd (SE Asia) Original run October 1, 2020 - March 18, 2021 Episodes 24 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Chronology ← Previous Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Next → Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou ( ひぐらしのなく頃に業lit.

When the Cicadas Cry Karma ?), licensed in English as Higurashi: When They Cry - New, is a 2020 sequel to the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni visual novel and 2006 anime created by Studio DEEN. The new project, animated by Passione, began airing on October 1, 2020.

A sequel, titled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu, was announced on March 18, 2021. Contents • 1 Plot • 2 Production • 3 Episodes • 4 References Plot The story was initially marketed as a remake of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.

On one hot summer day in 1983, a transfer student named Keiichi Maebara comes to a peaceful rural village in Hinamizawa. There, he befriends his classmates Rena, Mion, Rika, and Satoko. Accepted as a full-fledged member of the " club," Keiichi and the gang plays all sorts of activities ranging from card and board games to hide-and-seek. But just as Keiichi was beginning to be assimilated in simple rural life, he stumbles upon the dark history of Hinamizawa.

As Keiichi dives deeper into the mystery, he finds that his new found friends may not be all what they claim to be. Eventually, the story was revealed to be a sequel rather than a remake. Rika Furude, the hidden protagonist of the original story, is forced back into the cyclical June of 1983, despite her success in Matsuribayashi-hen. Rika endeavors to discover why she is being tormented again and learns the dark truth about what occurred after she previously escaped the endless loops of Hinamizawa.

Production The anime project was announced by 07th Expansion and Kadokawa on January 6, 2020. Akio Watanabe serves as the new character designer and Keiichiro Kawaguchi serves as director. Kenji Kawai is returning as music composer and the original cast from the 2006 anime all reprise their roles. The series was originally slated for release in July 2020 but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

An official trailer was released by Funimation on July 3, 2020, citing a Fall release date. On July 6, 2020, the release date was narrowed to October 2020. [1] On August 21, 2020, a collaborative event promoting the release of Higurashi: When They Cry - New and the mobile game SINoALICE took place. On September 19, 2020, Hong Kong distributor MediaLink Entertainment Limited announced it would simulcast Higurashi: When They Cry - New.

[2] Episodes No. Title Original air date 1 " Demon-Deceiving Chapter, Part 1" "Onidamashi-hen, Part 1" (鬼騙し編其ノ壱) October 1, 2020 2 " Demon-Deceiving Chapter, Part 2" "Onidamashi-hen, Part 2" (鬼騙し編其ノ弐) October 8, 2020 3 " Demon-Deceiving Chapter, Part 3" "Onidamashi-hen, Part 3" (鬼騙し編其ノ参) October 15, 2020 4 " Demon-Deceiving Chapter, Part 4" "Onidamashi-hen, Part 4" (鬼騙し編其ノ四) October 22, 2020 5 " Cotton-Deceiving Chapter, Part 1" "Watadamashi-hen, Part 1" (綿騙し編其ノ壱) October 29, 2020 6 " Cotton-Deceiving Chapter, Part 2" "Watadamashi-hen, Part 2" (綿騙し編其ノ弐) November 5, 2020 7 " Cotton-Deceiving Chapter, Part 3" "Watadamashi-hen, Part 3" (綿騙し編其ノ参) November 12, 2020 8 " Cotton-Deceiving Chapter, Part 4" "Watadamashi-hen, Part 4" (綿騙し編其ノ四) November 19, 2020 9 " Curse-Deceiving Chapter, Part 1" "Tataridamashi-hen, Part 1" (祟騙し編其ノ壱) November 26, 2020 10 " Curse-Deceiving Higurashi no naku koro ni gou, Part 2" "Tataridamashi-hen, Part 2" (祟騙し編其ノ弐) December 3, 2020 11 " Curse-Deceiving Chapter, Part 3" "Tataridamashi-hen, Part 3" (祟騙し編其ノ参) December 10, 2020 12 " Curse-Deceiving Chapter, Part 4" "Tataridamashi-hen, Part 4" (祟騙し編其ノ四) December 17, 2020 higurashi no naku koro ni gou " Curse-Deceiving Chapter, Part 5" "Tataridamashi-hen, Part 5" (祟騙し編其ノ伍) December 24, 2020 14 " Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 1" "Nekodamashi-hen, Part 1" (猫騙し編其ノ壱) January 7, 2021 15 " Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 2" "Nekodamashi-hen, Part 2" (猫騙し編其ノ弐) January 14, 2021 16 " Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 3" "Nekodamashi-hen, Part 3" (猫騙し編其ノ参) January 21, 2021 17 " Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 4" "Nekodamashi-hen, Part 4" (猫騙し編其ノ四) January 28, 2021 18 " Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 1" "Satokowashi-hen, Part 1" (郷壊し編其ノ壱) February 4, 2021 18 " Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 2" "Satokowashi-hen, Part 2" (郷壊し編其ノ弐) February 11, 2021 18 " Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 3" "Satokowashi-hen, Part 3" (郷壊し編其ノ参) February 18, 2021 21 " Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 4" "Satokowashi-hen, Part 4" (郷壊し編其ノ四) February 25, 2021 22 " Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 5" "Satokowashi-hen, Part 5" (郷壊し編其ノ五) March 4, 2021 23 " Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 6" "Satokowashi-hen, Part 6" (郷壊し編其ノ六) March 11, 2021 24 " Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 7" "Satokowashi-hen, Part 7" (郷壊し編其ノ七) March 18, 2021 References • 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 • 26 • 27 • 28 • 29 • 30 • 31 • 32 • higurashi no naku koro ni gou • 34 • 35 • 36 • 37 • 38 • 39 • 40 • 41 • 42 • 43 • 44 • 45 • 46 • 47 • 48 • 49 • 50 • 51 • 52 • 53 • 54 • 55 • 56 • 57 • 58 • 59 • 60 • 61 • 62 • 63 • 64 • 65 • 66 • 67 • 68 • 69 • 70 • 71 • 72 • 73 • 74 • 75 • 76 • 77 • 78 • 79 • 80 • 81 • 82 • 83 • 84 • 85 • 86 • 87 • 88 • 89 • 90 • 91 • 92 • 93 • 94 • 95 • 96 • 97 • 98 • 99 • 100 • 101 • 102 • 103 • 104 • 105 • 106 • 107 • 108 • 109 • 110 • 111 • 112 • 113 • 114 • 115 • 116 • 117 • 118 • 119 • 120 • 121 • 122 • 123 • 124 • 125 • 126 • 127 • 128 • 129 • 130 • 131 • 132 • 133 • 134 • 135 • 136 • 137 • 138 • 139 • 140 • 141 • 142 • 143 • 144 • 145 • 146 • 147 • 148 • 149 • 150 • 151 • 152 • 153 • 154 • 155 • 156 • 157 • 158 • 159 • 160 • 161 • 162 • 163 • 164 • 165 • 166 • 167 • 168 • 169 • 170 • 171 • 172 • 173 • 174 • 175 • 176 • 177 • 178 • 179 • 180 • 181 • 182 • 183 • 184 • 185 • 186 • 187 • 188 • 189 • 190 • 191 • 192 • higurashi no naku koro ni gou • 194 • 195 • 196 • 197 Volumes • What links here • Related changes • Special pages • Printable version • Permanent link • Page information • Get shortened URL • Cite this page • This page was last edited on 20 September 2021, at 20:59.

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Edit Synopsis Rika Furude and her group of friends live in the small mountain village of Hinamizawa; in June 1983, they welcome transfer student Keiichi Maebara into their ranks, making him the only boy in their group.

After school, they have fun playing games and spending each day living their lives to the fullest. Despite this seemingly normal routine, Keiichi begins noticing strange behavior from his friends, who seem to be hiding the town's dark higurashi no naku koro ni gou from him. Elsewhere, a certain person watches these increasingly unsettling events unfold and remembers all the times that this, and other similar stories, have played out.

Using that knowledge, this person decides to fix these broken worlds. However, when certain variables change, the individual is faced with a horrifying realization: they have no idea what to expect or how to stop the impending tragedy. [Written by MAL Rewrite] Overall 10 Story 10 Animation 8 Sound 9 Character 9 Enjoyment 10 --- The review contains spoilers --- "Oh Rika, I told you to pick one, didn't?" ~ Satoko Houjou 24 episodes, a dream: to continue a franchise of almost 20 years at the height of visual novels and anime.

Higurashi no Naku koro ni returned in 2020, with a surreal season. In the first season, we saw crazy, disturbing scenes and a shocking story. Higurashi Kai softens and resolves the disruption and brings a great ending to the entire series.

Higurashi Rei is shorter, only 5 episodes, serving as a sequel after Kai. Now, in higurashi no naku koro ni gou, Higurashi Gou is broadcast and a new information clash is used in order to create two more cours for the show. "14 years have passed since the original broadcast, will they still like the anime?", That question has bothered me since the first of October, but today I can finally understand who liked it and who hated it, after all, it is not common in the days of today having an anime like this.

To begin with, it is visible the work and the high effort of Passione studio and the director, Keiichirou Kawaguchi, in making episodes without any reference to games and bows different from what we already knew before. Of course, the first thirteen episodes brought many impactful scenes and managed to recreate iconic moments (like Rena's "USODA !!"). It was definitely surprising how the first half of behaved positively as being a sequel, after all, Rika is already tired.

A hundred years in loopings . I must admit that this reference to Higurashi Kai may seem confusing at first, but it managed to bring up a new hypothesis: what if she leaves Hinamizawa, after a happy ending in 1983? Well, that's what happened. Rika enrolls at St. Lucia College and begins her journey. Obviously, we don't know how the end of this world was, since she herself doesn't have all the memories herself (even Hanyuu offering everything she has in Nekodamashi). It is incredible this change of perspective, in which Rika goes from being a simple and not very important character, to the protagonist of every anime.

"But, wait, what? What's going on with Satoko ????". Yes, now we have a situation where Satoko knows more than the viewers themselves and even Rika herself. You know, I had some problems with the first two seasons. Interesting characters, like Oishi and Satoko, were not fully utilized. In most cases, they were more like a character group that is only important to be quoted or used specifically in some episodes. But look at how we are doing: Oishi has gone mad in Tataridamashi and Satoko finds Eua, an entity, like our dear Hanyuu, who also has creative powers from other worlds.

It is difficult to say and explain all the points and relevance of Eua without mentioning Umineko (another series in the When They Cry franchise), so much so that it is understandable to see people disgusted by this introduction of a sudden character, but I must say that it was a great choice of scriptwriter for this fourth season.

He brought a continuation with material shortened by the Ryukishi07 series limits and transcended the limits for something big. Rena, Shion, Mion and Keichi are the ones that were most "forgotten" during the second part of the anime. In fact, this is unpleasant. It is not the same impression of character development that they had, compared to the old anime.

My favorite Shion (even Higurashi Gou), was practically nonexistent in the entire show. Rena again became the "yandere" character of the show, maintaining many climaxes and iconic moments, especially in Onidamashi. Keichi, on the other hand, became the protagonist of the entire first half, but again presented some construction flaws with the show in the sequence.

I don't say it was bad, since the outcome was purposely focused on Rika, Satoko and Hanyuu. Speaking of Hanyuu, she finally had more explanations regarding her limits as an entity that personifies Oyashiro-Sama. She did in fact become a fundamental piece for Rika during the final events, but I was sad to see that she apparently had a not very good and even melancholy fate.

And how can we not mention the masterpiece that was episode 16? Among all that we've seen, this moment was much more exciting and cathartic than anything we've seen before.

It was a promising entry from a different Satoko. It seemed that she was the villain of the series, and in fact, she comes to be. When Eua offers part of higurashi no naku koro ni gou powers to Satoko, it uses it to normalize the problems that Rika leaving Hinamizawa would leave forever marked in these infinite fragments.

It is not common, nor usual to see Satoko being a scary character in Higurashi. The cases always involved Rena, Shion, Keichi and Mion as the biggest protagonists and cursed.

Satoko has never been so prominent before, and I loved it. Her personality having a little change, experiencing everything that Rika lived, was a great narrative to follow the story forward. I like alternating postures and psychological dualities in Higurashi, but Satoko's perspective has outgrown much of what has already been brought up.

She starts from a child who loves her friend as her only family to a young woman unsure about the upheaval that changes in her friendship with Rika could change Hinamizawa's course. And even though this seems to be a spook on Satoko's part, her side of concern for her home village is visible, after all, even if there is a perfect destination, Higurashi always contains tragedies and plot twists, where some moments are not predictable. Higurashi Gou was like that and knew how to use his elements very well.

Another issue to be valued is the production of the show. Of course, Higurashi was never an anime to be praised for its animation, that I confess, but the Passione studio brought a much better look than the art of 2006 and brought it much higurashi no naku koro ni gou with the version of the games. This aesthetic is reminiscent of the Monotagari Series (of course, the show's designer did direct work on this series), in addition to appropriating more up-to-date environments.

Again, some episodes are not well used even with this improvement, it is not easy to accept the Kimiyoshi scene in episode 15, for example, but it was the best they were able to do in its entirety. Many moments had a very good and above average graphic, which made me happy from the beginning.

In addition, the songs again are one of the strongest points of the franchise. The opening was very good for the situations that the anime was in with the time, besides the endings were absurdly good. Irregular Entropy and God's Syndrome are songs that will mark me forever, because in addition to adding well to the message that Higurashi wants to convey, he promoted a great artistic style in the images that composed them throughout the show.

The plot? As already said, he was creative, innovative and brought a different posture. It was a perfection made by the show's screenwriter, who knew how to take advantage of many of Higurashi's details, in addition to his references to the old one and the game, which are huge.

The director was also impeccable at many times (episode 16 was, for me, the best of all anime in 2020, easily). The franchise can surely celebrate with the result obtained. When They Cry and 07th Expansion must be happy. Many are wondering if Higurashi Gou can continue with a sequel. I feel like yes. At times, the show has convinced itself that it has more to show. It's not like everything that happened was empty, there are already 3 other seasons that show that clearly. Higurashi no naku koro ni gou it would be great to see other strands and attempts in history, to continue the series seriously.

Particularly, Hinamizawa has a lot of content to be explored, that is a fact. So, continuing with a few more episodes and a new sequence would bring new chances and adaptations to the show as a whole. (And look what a surprise, before sending the review, Higurashi will have a sequence confirmed by Funimation.) Finally, if you've made it this far, you should realize that it's not just any anime. Higurashi marked generations (me too) and broke many paradigms of horror and suspense, something that has not been seen for a long time.

2020 was a difficult year, the anime obviously suffered from the bad reception of many fans and newcomers with the show. I must say, it is normal and I respect the position of these people. Nobody imagined that these more controversial versions and changes in history would be chosen by Kawaguchi. However, I loved everything that was proposed. Higurashi has entered my favorites because of this season, which, for me, is nothing short of great. I really hope for a possible reinterpretation of people with the show, in fact, we are talking about a unique and exclusive content, the beloved of Ryukishi07, a little commented masterpiece.

Congratulations to everyone who pledged to make this anime. Congratulations to Passione, for taking such a good title and continuing with great originality. To those who didn't watch the first few seasons, I highly recommend watching it, if it pleased you.

You will certainly have no regrets about this. NIPPAH <3 Overall 2 Story 1 Animation 2 Sound 4 Character 1 Enjoyment 1 THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS The entire time spent watching Higurashi Gou, I found a pair of questions plaguing my mind: who is this for and why does it exist? Unfortunately, two cours later I still lack any satisfactory answers. As much as I’d like to believe this exists for reasons beyond plugging a gacha game and lining the creators’ pockets, I’m struggling to say otherwise.

I can only hope the upcoming sequel Sotsu will be able to build off of Gou’s foundation and take this story anywhere interesting or meaningful; as is, the only things I can credit Gou for are its extreme lack of respect for the viewer’s time and mental capacities, and its incessant desire to subvert the viewer’s expectations and stomp over everything the original series stood for.

Let me start by reiterating the question of ‘who is this for?’, because I think it’s a key point to criticizing Gou. As many viewers unfortunately found out the hard way, Higurashi Gou is not a remake -- despite being initially marketed as such. The only possible explanations I can come up with for this decision are a) getting more viewers by baiting people unfamiliar with the franchise to watch it and b) Ryukishi07 having a lot of fun messing with people.

Given statements that Higurashi Gou would be welcoming for these new viewers, I’m inclined to believe there’s at least some truth to the latter. Of course, Gou spoils the original series pretty significantly and I think everyone acquainted with it would agree that this isn’t a good starting point for newcomers. Therefore, Higurashi Gou must be targeted towards the existing fans of the series, right? Well… sort of? See, one of Gou’s biggest issues is that it spends its entire runtime hedging the interests of both groups.

This fundamentally doesn’t work; it only succeeds in confusing newer viewers while ruining many twists of the original story. Meanwhile, this only makes the story drag on and on for experienced viewers, who have to sit through recap after recap that add virtually nothing to Gou’s new story. The entire first cour falls heavily into this trap. (Spoilers ahead because I can’t really criticize Gou without discussing its one significant plot twist.) It’s essentially 13 episodes of accelerated rehashing, except the endings to the arcs have changed in an effort to capture experienced viewers’ interest.

The arcs don’t work anywhere nearly as well because they’re built to have very different payoffs; in fact, they mainly serve to introduce newer viewers to the cast. That being said, I’m critiquing this as what it is: a sequel and not a reboot -- so I don’t really care about that.

What I do -- or rather /did/ -- care about was the new mysteries the first cour set up. It seemed to build up some grand web of mystique in the vein of the original. I was curious; what was up with the Sonozaki sisters -- was it Mion this time who’d gone L5? What was up with Satoko, or Ooishi, or Takano? Why was Rika merely sitting back and watching things go awry this time after the lessons of the original series?

The aforementioned subversions of expectations had already begun. A quick reveal that this was a sequel, a gradual reveal that someone new was likely pulling the strings, and twist endings for each rehashed arc of the original Higurashi -- all providing just enough interest through a lot of dry reused content to keep me wanting to push through.

Little did I know anything interesting about this first cour was just another subversion, as the second cour makes it all pointless.

(Re)acquainting the viewer with the original cast? None of them have any plot relevance aside from Rika and Satoko. Setting up a grand sense of mystery with all the twists and moving parts?

Too bad, the only purpose to any of it was the obvious things. Someone was deliberately making the arcs that should be going right go horribly wrong in new ways (and yes, that someone was Satoko, who everyone and their dog was suspicious of by the end of the cour. More on her later, of course.) Characters acting suspiciously out of character (such as Rika conveniently deciding to ignore her friends when confiding in them was what saved her in the first place)?

Either a result of Gou changing arc endings for the sake of changing them or of Gou deciding to make them out of character (which certainly wasn’t about to stop). Anyways, moving into the second cour we get our first arc, Nekodamashi-hen.

The first two episodes of Nekodamashi-hen exist to convey one point: being Rika Furude is suffering. In particular, the second one begins to make it clear Gou just wants to spin its wheels and waste time -- a theme that only gets clearer across the second cour (just in case a cour of rehash to foreshadow one or two meaningful points didn’t get it across). It finally addresses Rika’s lack of seeking help by flash-forwarding through a bunch of outright comical gore scenes (more on that later as well) where everyone betrays her.

Any sense of mystery created earlier on evaporates as the show bashes into your head ‘someone is clearly trying to mess with Rika’. After this, the third episode decides there hadn’t been enough pointless gore/torture porn and spends ten minutes having Satoko drag out Rika’s intestines. It was at this exact moment that I gave up on expecting Gou to be clever or meaningful. Let’s compare the Deen adaption for a moment -- something that (regardless of any of many fair criticisms levied at it) tried to be legitimately unsettling instead of purely relying upon cheap theatrics.

Deen adaption? Realizes that describing Watanagashi is already enough to rattle a viewer. Gou? Spends half an episode dragging out showing it in excruciating detail. Deen adaption? Certainly goes extra with the gore/violence aspect at points, but is purposeful with them and usually wraps them in enough meaningful mystery or character/plot-related intensity to make it captivating.

Scenes like that time Keiichi and Satoko stumble upon Rika’s mutilated corpse build an atmosphere of mystery and tension, scenes like Shion butchering Satoko and having a mental breakdown further the extremely messed up character development at play and have significant payoffs later in the series, etc etc. Gou? Mindless drawn out violence for the sake of mindless drawn out violence. Blood splatters the size of a small tsunami attached to a bright, lively art style that both combine to make it impossible to take anything seriously.

Bonking people on the head with a baseball bat and having their eyes comically bulge out. At one point, a character throws themself in front of a bus just to comically blood splatter another character.

It’s impossible to take any of it seriously. Anyways, back to the episode. Ignoring the comically bad torture porn, this is also where Gou begins to completely break down in portraying the characters. Rika at this point is down worse than she was at the beginning of Higurashi no naku koro ni gou. She curses her cruel fate, wants nothing more than to leave Hinamizawa and all of the horrible memories she has attached there, and has basically given up on trying to fight against it.

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(It’s already rather strange that Rika wants to leave behind Hinamizawa and most of her friends given the message of the original series.

It’s even stranger given Higurashi Rei (which completely contradicts this higurashi no naku koro ni gou, but wanting to leave behind a century of awful memories is rationalizable so I digress.) Satoko (who Rika at least thinks has gone L5 and completely insane from Hinamizawa Syndrome) says some mumbo-jumbo to her about how Rika is cursed by Oyashiro, and Rika’s character motives built up through the last arc almost entirely evaporate.

Never mind that Rika is even intimately familiar with ‘Oyashiro’ -- that’s all it takes. She goes from literally wanting to commit suicide to ‘Actually, I wouldn’t trade my time for Hinamizawa in the world’ because of a bit of gaslighting.

If you thought that character moment was nonsensical, the next arc then tops it with an outright butchering of Satoko’s character. We’re lead to feel sympathetic for Satoko because Rika “abandoned her” (emphasis on the quotation marks), which is supposed to make us feel bad for the character who’s time-looping to torture and gaslight her supposed friend into staying with her forever and in general massacring her friends and village over repetitive timeloops.

This abandonment consists of Rika wanting to leave Hinamizawa, going to a fancy boarding school, and making a bunch of new high society friends while Satoko struggles academically. She offers to help Satoko, Satoko refuses, and isn’t capable of keeping up with the school.

This causes her to fall into a state where she wants to loop back and change everything, and is somehow granted that power by a new, suspiciously Umineko-like Hanyuu equivalent. Reasonable enough progression so far, right?

Satoko then loops back, gets persuaded by Rika to go through essentially the same loop again because Rika says she’d never abandon her friend, refuses Rika’s help again, and ends up in the same situation. This causes Satoko to become so mad and distrustful of Rika she goes insane and turns into a cartoon villain obsessing over making the perfect timeline where Rika stays with her forever.

I can only believe there’s some sort of modified Hinamizawa Syndrome at work here, as Satoko from this point onward makes no sense with the original depiction of the character (or in general for that matter). However, given the show spends an entire arc establishing her motives -- along with multiple episodes that add nothing to the story beyond higurashi no naku koro ni gou case you didn’t notice the last ten times we said it, yes Satoko is bad now’.

it’s hard for me to say that with conviction. (Seriously, in case I haven’t conveyed how ridiculous this becomes, here’s an example.

There’s a point where Satoko’s given access to the timelines Rika suffered through over a century, and Satoko’s response is “I must watch them all to understand her”. The show then tells us she spends a century watching timelines of everything going wrong, comes out of it with zero change to her motivations (if anything she’s more gung-ho to manipulate Rika and feels less sympathy for her ‘friend’), and carries on as if this is a completely logical response to a friend growing more distant from you.) The subversions of expectations only continue to grow in the final arc -- I can only imagine R07 is having a lot of fun messing with us.

The plot stops moving entirely after Rika’s arc after leaving off at a cliffhanger and never comes back, even after a very in-depth flashback of Satoko’s motivations.

With three episodes left, it slows to an absolute crawl with no meaningful progression. The first of these three episodes is another episode that adds literally nothing to the story -- it’s just Satoko and ‘Eua’ talking and plotting with more establishment that Satoko is acting completely out of character… just in case we couldn’t realize Satoko has become bad? She also finds out about Satoshi and doesn’t seem to particularly care, which outright makes no sense given her obsession and complexes towards him in the original, but whatever -- why start being in-character now.

The second decides to throw in a random Teppei redemption arc. While this episode does higurashi no naku koro ni gou least try to do something interesting, I unsurprisingly don’t feel particularly sympathetic for an abusive father who beats and abandons a young child just because he realizes he’s going to die alone.

Perhaps the sequel will build off of this in useful ways, but it adds nothing to the story so far (not to mention it feels like an appalling narrative given the character’s previous depiction). Otherwise, the episode seemingly exists just to demonstrate characters can learn things over the course of loops (something we already knew about). The next episode (and finale for the series) also exists for the same reason. It tries to explain some of the mysteries of the first cour (Takano’s motivations and how Satoko acquired the virus), but a) the concept has already been established many times over, b) the viewer can infer how Satoko’s looping powers could gain her access to the virus without an episode dedicated to it (if anything the idea that ‘Satoko has to codebreak to get the virus and does it by manually attempting and resetting every time she guess the wrong password’ is stupider than any way I would’ve imagined), and c) resolving the random mysteries of the first cour means nothing if they don’t matter whatsoever to the plot -- you’re just adding content for the sake of adding content.

Half the episode is also spent as a flashback to Kai -- even during the season finale Gou still attempts to cater to new Higurashi viewers by exposition dumping the plot of the original series. I’ve said it before, but Gou really feels like it has no respect for the viewer’s time. Having completed the series, I feel like I watched about 3 episodes of content stretched across 2 cours.

The entire plot can be summed up as follows: Rika is returned to June 1983, and this time everything is being directly manipulated against her.

It’s eventually revealed that this is being done by Satoko, who feels betrayed by Rika and wants to create a timeline where Rika and her are happily together. That is the entire plot of two whole cours. Any attempted sense of misdirection feels like just that -- misdirection for misdirection’s sake to pad for time. Any revisiting of anything else feels like it’s just there to pad for time. Any usage of other existing characters feels like it’s just there to pad for time.

Even now, I’d still like to believe there’s more to this story -- I still hope in vain for Sotsu to redeem some of this drudgery. Unfortunately, all I can say for now is I came into Gou wanting to revisit both the deep web of mystery and beloved cast of the original Higurashi, and found a distinct lack of either.

Instead, I found a sequel that only serves to trample on everything I loved about Higurashi. The messaging of the value of trust and friendship are gone, replaced with dreary cynicism and misery. Instead everyone has been quietly broken apart -- I can’t help but think of one background point where the show mentions Mion’s been ignoring her old friends for months now that she’s a college student.

Shion completely disappears and Rena and even Keiichi -- the one who Rika once viewed as the key to changing fate -- have stopped mattering entirely.

Any of the hidden depth of the characters feels forgotten in favour of dumbing them down to the repeated jokes, and any of the heart the series has disappears with it. Any mysteries show in Gou feel like they’re just there to spin their wheels pointlessly, and any cleverness and subtlety in the show feels like it’s been thrown out the window in favour of repetitively shoving points down the viewer’s throat to convey their importance.

Any genuine sense of tension or psychological unease has disappeared in favour of cheap theatrics befitting a c-list horror movie. Any meaning to these varied timelines has also disappeared; Satoko even literally says in the final episode that all her failed timelines don’t matter, and they only feel like some combination of dead space and misery for misery’s sake.

The pacing drags on at a snail’s pace, and it doesn’t even matter because nothing matters anymore -- this new hellbound Satoko can simply snap her fingers and undo it with her new ridiculously broken powers. Higurashi Gou has either intentionally or unintentionally deconstructed basically every strength of the series. While some fans seem to find that entertaining, I simply cannot understand why anyone would want that.

I don’t even possibly know where it’s going anymore, and I’m not even sure I want to find out. I’m sure I’ll end up watching Sotsu regardless, hoping in vain to recapture some of the magic that made me love this series in the first place, and I suspect I’ll end up back here again venting my absolute disappointment.

Maybe it’ll turn out better and redeem some of Gou’s failings for me, but I can’t see any world in which this wasn’t a huge letdown.

Overall 2 Story 2 Higurashi no naku koro ni gou 1 Sound 3 Character 2 Enjoyment 2 To turn a remake into a failure, you simply have to make it worse than the original, and to turn a sequel into a failure, you have to make it contribute nothing of value to and be so significantly worse than its predecessors that watching it actually dilutes the quality of the entire series as a whole.

In an effort to be simultaneously accessible to newcomers and satisfying to long time fans, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou tries to be a remake and a sequel at the same time, but it manages to only have the failures of both, so the resulting mess should hardly pander to either demographic at all.

While I’m not going to spoil anything specific, it's worth mentioning this show begins exactly where season one does, but it also immediately exposes secrets from higurashi no naku koro ni gou two before finishing a single arc or even establishing the fact this series is a time loop, thus it dismantles everything good about the original mystery by revealing what's inside the mystery box before you even knew it was there.

Newcomers won’t appreciate or even comprehend the significance of certain knowledge without fully understanding the time loop and will also fail to recognize principle characters when so much focus is being shifted to those who shouldn't even be introduced yet, and fans of the original will be confused as to why any of this is appearing so soon and in such a jumbled fashion.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou consistently miscalculates how it plans to cohesively rearrange major fixtures of the plot so often, it fails to even feel like the same story any longer. Before I even criticize the writing in depth, however, I first must decry the aspect of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou which turned me off to it even before fully comprehending its horrendous narrative structure and other fundamental problems: and that is its art style.

Studio Deen higurashi no naku koro ni gou been well known in all the wrong ways for all the right reasons for the last twenty five years, and the original Higurashi no Naku Koro ni was no exception to their sometimes disastrous animation production values. That said, as higurashi no naku koro ni gou as the community wants to make memes out of awkward looking screenshots, the scratchy hand-drawn look of Deen’s linework combined with the simple colors and thick retro shadows Chiaki Kon used to juggle the show’s two very different tones made the general atmosphere feel extremely artful and visually cohesive, and when it came to the true horror and gore, the disregard for the anatomical integrity of the character art really did contribute to the demented feeling of the already shocking scenarios.

The animation quality of Studio Passione’s Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou is consistently and clearly higher than that of the original Deen projects, but the actual art design and visual style is inarguably uninspired, and in my own personal opinion, just downright ugly. Everything looks so uncannily shiny and clean despite the naturalistic setting of Hinamizawa, and the glossy, digital coloration on all the character art just makes everyone look inhuman.

It’s impossibly unimmersive. It’s almost a shame the original voice cast did such a good job reprising their roles, because the writing is so dull, it turned a thriller into a slog. While season two definitely slowed down to unpack the mystery and finally work towards a solution to stop the loop and save the day, season one was absolutely nail-biting, fiercely memorable, and filled to the brim higurashi no naku koro ni gou clues and hints season two would eventually come around to piece together.

Every episode had it’s own twists and turns, and even some of the dialogue found in the saccharine scenes at the beginning of each loop was meant to imply something important to the plot, and this tight script never failed to keep you so far on the edge of your seat, you’d nearly fall off when the excitement went up to eleven.

However, this ability to remain engaging throughout has been entirely lost. The same meandering conversations and pandering diversions from the story at hand which are so common in anime nowadays have now penetrated a franchise as famously intoxicating as this one, and the resulting show higurashi no naku koro ni gou honestly boring to sit through. The worst part of it all, though, is the caveat of expanded universe.

It turns out a lot of the alterations that make no sense even to those who’ve seen the original are actually elements from the Higurashi AND Umineko visual novels, so if you want the full experience, you have to venture outside the franchise and outside the entire god damn medium of animation which you came to enjoy in the first place to do so.

Being the cynical bitch I am, my original conception of this project was one of pure skepticism and dismissal upon first seeing the key visual with Reina’s new generic moe design. If anything, I figured they were just bringing the series back to higurashi no naku koro ni gou it for the gore and call it a day, but they didn’t even deliver on that.

The death scenes are paltry when compared to the legendary originals, and I think it all just comes down to a misguided vision for what the series was or, frankly, just bad directing. To even do the whole remake-but-also-a-sequel thing at all, they had to make the first episode essentially a one-to-one copy of the original to mislead everyone into thinking they were starting from narrative scratch, and even though the show slowly but surely crashes and burns, I think this was a good decision to begin with because it gives the audience a perfect and immediate opportunity to directly compare the two iterations.

Say what you will about Chiaki Kon as a creative, and say what you will about Studio Deen as a production company, but you simply must recognize how well the original team captured the foreboding ambiance 07th Expansion manifests within the core of all their works, and you also must appreciate how electrifying the tension was in Kon’s sporadic direction, sporadic direction which itself demonstrated how expertly she was able to capture Ryukishi’s whiplashing tone shifts.

Basically, it’s a matter of artistic inspiration, and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou has absolutely none. Thank you for reading. Overall 9 Story 10 Animation 8 Sound 9 Character 9 Enjoyment 10 If you stumbled upon this article because you're curious about Higurashi and think you can start from here.

This is the place for you. Don't worry. I won't include any spoilers at all. Now let me tell you, this is not a remake, a reboot, a spin-off, or any of that. It's a bonafide sequel. Whoever told you otherwise is a liar and should be ashamed of themselves.

When it comes to the haters. Are there what seems to be what you call plotholes, or simply that things don't make sense?

What did you expect? If you have watched the prequel and not wandered into Gou just cause, you'd know these things. I want to say I am honestly disappointed in those who dare call themselves fans of the visual novel.

Did you even realize that Gou is by far the most consistent Higurashi to date that follows the style of the visual novel to the teeth and Ryukishi's writing? It's answering questions that only true fans are aware of from the prequel, expanding on topics hinted at in Higurashi, all the while establishing a proper connection to Umineko and even the newly WTC (When They Cry) visual novel Ciconia.

On top of all that, while building upon the finer details from previous Higurashi. It's giving us a new story that still manages to retain higurashi no naku koro ni gou mysterious and other aspects we love from Higurashi.

In other words, if you are a Ryukishi07 enthusiast. It doesn't get any better than this. I have seen all kinds of nonsensical reasons to justify the hate.

If you are talking about production being a hit or miss or other inconsistencies. I get where you're coming from, even if I don't entirely agree, but having seen all of Higurashi, followed by Gou. All this should have at least told you from a writing point of view that Ryukishi's the kind of writer that likes to confuzzle the audience, make them feel utterly lost, give them a reason to use the mind.

Hence leave enough evidence and clues to give them a crack at solving the puzzle pieces. The WTC franchise has always been the kind of story where you have to go through the entire story to genuinely appreciate it because it's designed that way. We only got parts of the pages in the book, but many are still missing, though it will be filled by Sotsu when it rolls higurashi no naku koro ni gou 2021 07/07. Bless you, for that reference, Ryukishi07. Higurashi Gou is first and foremost a sequel. In which case, it means we got five seasons of Higurashi (Rei and Sotsu included).

I cannot even begin to express my happiness at the thought of that. Ryukishi is known to write his story in a way where each work influences the other, making the experience richer and even savourier. Hence, reading another work from WTC might give you a completely new perception of what Higurashi as a whole is about. It might make things even easier to follow or hard, depending on how you take it. Regardless, if you're done with Higurashi, I highly suggest checking out Umineko's visual novel or the manga (not the awful anime adaptation).

Another masterpiece by the hands of Ryukishi. It'll definitely clear your mind and give you a completely new comprehension. Let me throw this out there the "origin of miracles" and the "origin of certainty." If you've read Umineko already, then you should know what I am hinting at here. I won't include direct spoilers as I want everyone the joy of figuring it out for themselves. After all, part of the fun about any entries of WTC (When They Cry) is being able to predict and theorize to your heart's content.

Oh, not to mention witnessing how completely off the mark you are when your ideas fall flat as Ryukishi sneers at you. I will admit it was not cool of Ryukishi to introduce Gou as a remake or a reboot. That even the newcomers can watch it. Considering it spoils major chunks of Higurashi in the second episode. In contrast, in the first episode, things are not as clear. Sadly, not everyone knows that Ryukishi is a major troll that lies as naturally as he breathes.

But you have to be lying to me if you said nothing felt off by the second episode. It's true Higurashi is meant to give you a sense of feeling lost, things not making sense, but Gou took that to another level.

If you watched it without having seen previous installments, you could tell it was clearly not friendly to newcomers even for a bit, suggesting it might've been a sequel, which it happened to be. There's no denying the new art's more lighthearted than the previous Higurashi, which might ruin the atmospheric tone for some.

In my case, I love it. Why? Because it's the most faithful style to the visual novel, we've received yet. I adore the good old art-style from the Deen adaptation, too, but when it comes to expressions and comedy, it hits far stronger with this new style.

The characters have never been so expressive without looking all messy and off-modeled, which is a recurring issue in the Deen version. Even voice-acting has been absolutely top-notch and cleaner, as you would expect with upgraded software and hardware.

No, the production and direction are not perfect, but would you seriously call it terrible?

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Not even close. I have nothing but praise for Akio Watanabe's gorgeous and rich art-style and Keiichiro Kawaguchi's strong direction, which never made me wonder if I was watching anything but Higurashi.

One specific episode was a genuine masterpiece, from the direction to the voice acting, to the shot composition, to the way the colors were used to emphasize the severity of the situation. Oh, let's not forget about the gore and the sound effects, which make you so uncomfortable that you have to turn away or cover your eyes. It was gruesome, but it also illustrated the unstable mind of a certain someone. And Most of the few animation inconsistencies here and there can easily be fixed in the BD release.

Studio Passione didn't even shy away from gore by giving us an early release of few uncensored episodes. Sadly, haters somehow found a way to insult it even that, failing to notice how good the effects, the tone, and brutality were. Trust me, this was gore without any limitations whatsoever.

I was cringing like mad, had to even cover my eyes since it was truly a visceral spectacle. Don't get me wrong here. I loved it, even if it made me hold onto my gut as my life counted on it. Gou also got a manga adaptation that was released at the same time as the anime.

It includes more details that anime cut out. The art-style of Higurashi no naku koro ni gou Akase is absolutely gorgeous, as is the execution of the tone and paneling.

Think of the manga as a supplementary to the anime. It's amazing so far. Chapter comes out on a bi-monthly basis. Did you know Higurashi has always been more of a mystery than a horror story, but not many seem to not understand that? Sure, the first part higurashi no naku koro ni gou had lots of higurashi no naku koro ni gou and other terrifying moments that made you jump out of your seat.

But Higurashi always has been a circle of tragedies with a big dash of mystery to make you feel lost, question things, and so on. The unfamiliarity of Hinamizawa and the things going on there had us under the influence of paranoia. But at the end of the road, we got our answers, and we knew where and how to connect the dots. In Gou's case, it's trying to sell itself even more as a tragedy than horror.

That might be why you don't feel as frightened, but you're straight out lying if you said you're not feeling lost either. An example of this is the iconic main theme of Higurashi. The original version has a more scary and paranoid vibe, while the Gou version sounds sad and emanates a feeling of loss and suffering. In other words, tragedy. Hopefully, you see the point I am trying to make here. Gou is a completely new take on our beloved Higurashi without losing key elements of the prequel.

On another note, the soundtrack in Higurashi Gou is phenomenal and nails its relevant themes Gou is trying to showcase. We had Asaka on the opening, blessing us with a bopper track. Ayane returned again with more striking and beautiful tunes. Mind you, both songs include heavy symbolism, foreshadowing, context.

Even the dialogue is super important. You can tell Ryukishi was there with Passion supporting them and instructing them as clearly, his fingerprints are everywhere. Yes, I loved Higurashi Gou as if it was not obvious already, plus evidently, I am biased with it, but that's fine. I am not forcing you to take things I am writing her for granted.

If I can offer you a new perspective and give you some value, then that's enough for me. I don't like seeing one of my favorite writers being insulted when haters aren't even able to provide logical reasoning to support their rant.

So here I will state who Higurashi and WTC franchise as a whole is truly meant for. Are you on the lookout for a puzzle that might seem hazy not make sense at first, but gradually as the pieces get revealed, it falls in places?

Do you love the idea of been giving the room to theorize and predict events? Then there you go. It's also worth noting, you need to patient, have your brain on at all times, be open-minded, able to think outside of the box.

Higurashi is not meant for your average watcher or reader. What's so good about Higurashi? It's the fact Ryukishi utilizes details from his enormous WTC collection to build upon and expand the story further.

Plus, he somehow makes things always connect when it seems impossible and does a wonderful job of explaining it. He writes the works to also gives out a very meaningful and emotional message that is relevant in the current day and even the past. If you are curious about more of those takes, I suggest reading my first Higurashi review, which also includes no spoilers and delves into characters, among other things. You can find it on my Anilist.

I mainly wanted this review to show you why Gou was always meant to be a thing, should you watch it and dispel some of the hate it's been received by others. In any case, Higurashi Gou is my favorite anime of the 2021 Spring season, and with Sotsu right around the corner.

This new installment of Higurashi most likely will be my AOTY of 2021. My hats off to Ryukishi-sensei and the entirety staff off Passione. They killed it. If you have not already started Higurashi. I highly recommend it. Whether it be the superior visual novel, solid manga adaptation, or the a-okay but not even close to terrible anime.

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Sure, it's low-cost, but Deen nailed the atmospheric tone, even if many details from the manga and especially the visual novel got higurashi no naku koro ni gou out. It's completely worth your time and a good way to dip your toes into WTC verse, even if it's not the best way and definite way to experience Higurashi.

I didn't include any spoilers since Gou is so fragile that slipping some can ruin it completely. I want everyone to watch Higurashi and the second part of Higurashi, starting with Gou, ending with Sotsu. As blind as possible, you don't want to ruin this unique gem's once-in-a-lifetime experience. By the subtext, hints, even the writing, it's clear a lot of time and effort went into writing Gou. If you go ahead and reread Higurashi, you could see that it was even planned.

It should be noted, my score encompasses my enjoyment and the faith I have in Ryukishi when everything is complete, that's why it's already so high. Despite so, I also had moments where I was not entirely on board and failed to understand things in Gou, but in the last two arcs, I was completely absorbed into the story.

I should've expected as much since I was lost during the very first Higurashi. Still, I was addicted the deeper I went into it.

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It tells me on a new rewatch, I will be able to appreciate it far more since now some key things do make sense. We know whodunnit, whydunnit, howdunnit, but clearly, there is a lot more story to tell.

We have some of the keys to grasp certain details and comprehend them, even if the puzzle got holes left to fill. That's what makes Ryukishi such a brilliant writer since you know it's all intentional. There are hints of the events of Gou in the prequel even before it was a thing.

You'd most likely only realize it first now since your perception will once again increase, alongside your passion for WTC. After all, this franchise is the kind of story that revisiting would be much more rewarding than the first time. Plus, reading other WTC works will again influence your feelings about other products from the WTC franchise. At last, I want you to know Higurashi Gou (karma) is playing out like Kai because it answers parts of the questions but leaves the rest for a sequel.

You might be confused about what's going on, but this will clearly be answered in Sotsu. All your worries will be laid to rest. The anime adaptation of Kai had two answers arc, so does Gou. But like prequel Higurashi, we might have eight arcs in total.

Four of which are questions and the remeaning being the answers. In other words, Sotsu is the answer to all our questions. Plus, it will be the graduation, the ultimate closure to the whole Higurashi franchise.

It's been going for over 20+ years, but Ryukishi can finally complete the whole puzzle at last. This is again hinting at Higurashi Gou always being planned. Don't even get me started on how Gou might be the segue into the events of Ciconia.

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gō ひぐらしのなく頃に業 Information Original Air Date(s) October 1, 2020 Number of Episodes 24 Opening theme I believe what you said Ending theme Kamisama no Syndrome Fukisokusei Entropy Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gō (ひぐらしの なく頃に業, When the Cicadas Cry: Karma) is a new anime series and the latest addition to the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni franchise.

The series started airing on October 1, 2020, 7 years after the higurashi no naku koro ni gou OVA adaptation and 13 years after the last anime series of the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni franchise. Initially teased as a remake of the first anime series, the airing of the second episode on October 8 revealed that the anime has a brand new story, featuring Onidamashi-hen as its first arc.

It will be followed by the fourth season Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu (ひぐらしの なく頃に卒, When the Cicadas Cry: Graduation) scheduled to air in July, 2021. Contents • 1 Production • 1.1 Episodes • 1.1.1 Onidamashi-hen • 1.1.2 Watadamashi-hen • 1.1.3 Tataridamashi-hen • 1.1.4 Nekodamashi-hen • 1.1.5 Satokowashi-hen • 1.2 Music • 1.3 Opening Titles • 2 Theories • 3 Gallery • 4 External Links • 5 Videos Production Originally planned to be aired on August 21, 2020, the series premiere had to be delayed to October 1, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unlike previous animations, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gō is being animated by Studio Passione, instead of Studio DEEN. The anime has the same voice actors and original soundtrack as the first season, but with improved animation and character redesign by Watanabe Akio and Kawaguchi Keiichiro as the director. Like always, Ryukishi07 is providing the script to the series. Episodes Onidamashi-hen • Onidamashi-hen, Part 1 • Onidamashi-hen, Part 2 • Onidamashi-hen, Part 3 • Onidamashi-hen, Part 4 Watadamashi-hen • Watadamashi-hen, Part 1 • Watadamashi-hen, Part 2 • Watadamashi-hen, Part 3 • Watadamashi-hen, Part 4 Tataridamashi-hen • Tataridamashi-hen, Part 1 • Tataridamashi-hen, Part 2 • Tataridamashi-hen, Part 3 • Tataridamashi-hen, Part 4 • Tataridamashi-hen, Part 5 Nekodamashi-hen • Nekodamashi-hen, Part 1 • Nekodamashi-hen, Part 2 • Nekodamashi-hen, Part 3 • Nekodamashi-hen, Part 4 Satokowashi-hen • Satokowashi-hen, Part 1 • Satokowashi-hen, Part 2 • Satokowashi-hen, Part 3 • Satokowashi-hen, Part 4 • Satokowashi-hen, Part 5 • Satokowashi-hen, Part 6 • Satokowashi-hen, Part 7 Music The first episode had no opening.

For the ending song, Eiko Shimamiya's " Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" was used, which also served as the opening for the first anime season.

On October 8, Episode 2 aired and the new opening and ending songs were revealed. The series' opening song is " I believe is what you said" by Asaka, while the ending theme's are " God's Syndrome" and " Irregular Entropy" by Ayane.

Opening Titles There are actually two versions where in the second an obscure figure is revealed in Episode 21. The scenes are created as if filmed on a hand camera with flaws and shaking.

The scenes are: • Quick flashes of Satoshi's bat in his locker, Rena's axe lying on corrugated metal in the dump, Mion's airsoft gun on a shelf with gun oil nearby, Shion's taser on a windowsill, and a small stuffed bear sits on one of the classroom's desks. • Keiichi stands dramatically in the wind outside the school with Satoshi's bat.

• Rena stands, also dramatically in the wind, in the dump with her axe. • Shion and Mion sit on a table in a traditional room back to back with dejected expressions. Shion holds her taser, and Mion holds her airsoft gun. • Rika and Satoko stand alone in the classroom with their backs turned to one another. • A murder of crows take flight. • A flower has fallen on the table that holds the vase. • Oyashiro- sama's statue in the Saiguden with both hands intact. • In a decorative basin, water flows down into it, but the flow is depicted as if the "film" moves forward, then in reverse.

• A probable older Satoko pulls off her uniform tie from her shirt. • Hanyū kneels in the Shrine looking outside and up at the sky.

• A pan of the outside of the school. • Quick flashes of Rena's blood-splattered axe on the ground with a pool of blood near it, the torture room in the Sonozaki Home, blood flowing in the water over stones, a tunnel that descends.

• A pan of the ritual torture implements in the Saiguden. • A silhouette of a female head with a red crescent appearing like a smile. • A panicked Rika runs through the forest up a hill. • There is a splash of blood. • Rika continues running in panic looking up at the viewer. She reaches out and the angle changes to reveal that she is reaching for the door of the shrine.

• The door open with bright light and fingers emerging. • Focus on Eua's left eye. Her pupils are slightly catlike. She blinks and the reflection of two hands reaching out to her are seen. There is a flash over of two streams of blood. The light engulfs her.

• Quick flashes of a light outside the home Rika and Satoko share, phone on a nightstand, a wrecked car in the dump, the water wheel, the tori of the shrine, guard rails in Okinomiya, grass near the river, a clinic bed, the Child Welfare Office, the shoe lockers, a geisha doll in a case, next to a similarly encased Victorian doll, on a bookshelf, outside St.

Lucia Academy, the top of a khakkahara, and a shard on the shrine floor. After some "flaws," a hand, presumably Rika's, reaches to take it.

• The season's title is revealed. • Blood drips forming a pool of blood. Episode 21 reveals that there was a figure kneeling in the Saiguden. She is Eua, and it is her face that evilly smiles. Theories The new anime is in fact a sequel to the original series and acts as a third series. With the cameo appearance of Featherine Augustus Aurora in the opening then in the later episodes suggests that the series directly connects Higurashi no Naku Koro ni with Ryukishi07's other work, Umineko no Naku Koro ni.

However, the character refuses to give her name, takes on the name " Eua" based on Satoko's stammers, and as described in her page, Ryukushi07 thus far refuses to confirm that they are the same. Gallery External Links • Official site of the new anime Videos Higurashi When They Cry - New Official Trailer Trailer#1 Higurashi When They Cry - NEW Official Trailer 2 Trailer#2 「ひぐらしのなく頃に業」PV第3弾 Trailer#3 Higurashi Director and Higurashi no naku koro ni gou React to Episode 1 Higurashi When They Cry - NEW Interview with Ryukishi07 and Kawaguchi Keiichiro Creator and Director Talk Higurashi- When They Cry - GOU Episode 2 Interview part 2 Anime Arcs Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Onikakushi-hen • Watanagashi-hen • Tatarigoroshi-hen • Himatsubushi-hen Meakashi-hen • Tsumihoroboshi-hen • Nekogoroshi-hen Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Yakusamashi-hen • Minagoroshi-hen • Matsuribayashi-hen Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei Hajisarashi-hen • Saikoroshi-hen • Hirukowashi-hen Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira Batsukoishi-hen • Ayakashisenshi-hen • Musubienishi-hen • Yumeutsushi-hen Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku Higurashi Outbreak Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gō Onidamashi-hen • Watadamashi-hen • Tataridamashi-hen • Nekodamashi-hen • Satokowashi-hen Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu Oniakashi-hen • Wataakashi-hen • Tatariakashi-hen • Kagurashi-hen
Yen Plus Demographic Shōnen, seinen Original run March 24, 2005 – November 22, 2011 Volumes 38 ( List of volumes) Light novel Written by Ryukishi07 Illustrated by Karin Suzuragi Yutori Hōjō Jirō Suzuki Yoshiki Tonogai Mimori Rato Published by Square Enix Original run 2006 – 2007 Volumes 4 ( List of volumes) Anime television series When They Cry Directed by Chiaki Kon Produced by Hiroyuki Ōmori Mika Nomura Yasutaka Hyūga Written by Toshifumi Kawase Music by Kenji Kawai Studio Studio Deen Licensed by MVM Films Original network Chiba TV, Kansai TV, Tokai TV Original run April 4, 2006 – September 26, 2006 Episodes 26 ( List of episodes) Anime television series When They Cry: Kai Directed by Chiaki Kon Produced by Hiroyuki Ōmori Mika Nomura Takema Okamura Written by Toshifumi Kawase Music by Kenji Kawai Studio Studio Deen Licensed by MVM Films Original network Chiba TV, Kansai TV, Tokai TV Original run July 6, 2007 – December 17, 2007 Episodes 24 ( List of episodes) Original video animation When They Cry: Nekogoroshi Chapter Directed by Chiaki Kon Produced by Hiroyuki Ōmori Mika Nomura Takema Okamura Written by Toshifumi Kawase Music by Kenji Kawai Studio Studio Deen Released July 27, 2007 Runtime 23 minutes Episodes 1 ( List of episodes) Novel series Written by Ryukishi07 Illustrated by Tomohi Published by Kodansha Imprint Kodansha Box Original run August 2007 – March 2009 Volumes 17 ( List of volumes) Live-action film Directed by Ataru Oikawa Produced by Takeshi Oikawa Written by Ataru Oikawa Music by Kenji Kawai Studio Geneon Universal Entertainment Oyashiro-Sama Partners Released May 10, 2008 ( 2008-05-10) Runtime 105 minutes Original video animation Higurashi no naku koro ni gou They Cry: Rei Directed by Toshifumi Kawase Produced by Hiroyuki Ōmori Mika Nomura Takema Okamura Written by Toshifumi Kawase Music by Kenji Kawai Studio Studio Deen Licensed by MVM Films Released February 25, 2009 – August 21, 2009 Episodes 5 ( List of episodes) Live-action film Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Chikai Directed by Ataru Oikawa Produced by Takeshi Oikawa Written by Ataru Oikawa Music by Kenji Kawai Studio Geneon Universal Entertainment Oyashiro-Sama Partners Released April 18, 2009 ( 2009-04-18) Runtime 106 minutes Original video animation Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Kira Directed by Hideki Tachibana Produced by Yoshihito Danno Satoshi Nagaoka Satoshi Fukao Takema Okamura Written by Toshifumi Kawase Music by Kenji Kawai Tomoki Kikuya Studio Studio Deen Released July 21, 2011 – January higurashi no naku koro ni gou, 2012 Episodes 4 ( List of episodes) Original video animation Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Outbreak Directed by Toshifumi Kawase Produced by Masayuki Iida Satoshi Fukao Shigeto Suzuki Takema Okamura Written by Toshifumi Kawase Music by Kenji Kawai Studio Studio Deen Released August 15, 2013 Runtime 52 minutes Episodes 1 ( List of episodes) Television drama Directed by Tōru Ōtsuka Tarō Miyaoka Produced by Atsushi Nagauchi Motoko Kimura Tatsuya Itō Written by Tōru Hasegawa Yō Hosaka Studio BS SKY PerfecTV!

Original network BS SKY PerfecTV! Original run May 20, 2016 – December 16, 2016 Episodes 10 Anime television series Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou Directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi Produced by Takayuki Nagatani Jōtarō Ishigami Yūkō Hirata Makoto Nakamura Hirotaka Kaneko Satoru Shimosato Tomoyuki Ōwada Takema Okamura Written by Naoki Hayashi Music by Kenji Kawai Studio Passione Licensed by Funimation Medialink Original network Tokyo MX, BS11, SUN Original run October 1, 2020 – March 19, 2021 Episodes 24 ( List of episodes) Anime television series Higurashi: When They Cry – Sotsu Directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi Produced by Takayuki Nagatani Jōtarō Ishigami Yūkō Hirata Makoto Nakamura Hirotaka Kaneko Satoru Shimosato Tomoyuki Ōwada Takema Okamura Written by Naoki Hayashi Music by Kenji Kawai Studio Passione Licensed by Funimation Medialink Original network Tokyo MX, BS11, SUN, AT-X Original run July 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021 Episodes 15 ( List of episodes) Manga Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Oni Written by Ryukishi07 Illustrated by Asahi Published by Futabasha Magazine Monthly Action Demographic Seinen Original run February 25, 2022 – scheduled Other • Higurashi Daybreak (fighting game) Higurashi: When They Cry ( Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に, Hepburn: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, lit.

"When the Cicadas Cry"), also known simply as When They Cry prior to 2020, is a Japanese murder mystery dōjin soft visual novel series produced by 07th Expansion that comprises the higurashi no naku koro ni gou two entries of the When They Cry franchise. The series focuses on a group of young friends living in the fictional village of Hinamizawa and the strange events that occur there in 1983. The games are built on the NScripter game higurashi no naku koro ni gou and the Microsoft Windows operating system.

The first game in the series, Onikakushi-hen, was released on August 10, 2002, and the eighth and final game in the original PC series, Matsuribayashi-hen, was released on August 13, 2006. While the first four games carried the overall title Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and are considered the first entry in the When Higurashi no naku koro ni gou Cry franchise, the next four games were produced under the title Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai and are considered the second entry.

A bonus fan disc called Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei was released on December 31, 2006. In addition to the original series, new story arcs were created in manga form and in video games for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS, in order to expand the story. The original eight PC releases were released in English by MangaGamer between 2009 and 2010. Two sets of drama CDs were produced, one by Wayuta and the other by Frontier Works. Novelizations of the game series were released by Kodansha between August 2007 and March 2009.

A manga series adapted from the games began with eight different manga artists working separately on one to three of the multiple story arcs and were published by Square Enix and Kadokawa Shoten. The manga was licensed for release in English in North America by Yen Press under the title Higurashi: When They Cry and the first volume was released in November 2008.

Following the manga's release in Japan, two anime television series were produced by Studio Deen and directed by Chiaki Kon in 2006 and 2007; a third anime adaptation was released as an original video animation (OVA) series in 2009.

The first anime series was licensed by Geneon Entertainment in English in 2007, but the license expired in 2011. Sentai Filmworks has since licensed both anime seasons and the 2009 OVAs.

A live-action film adaptation of the series, directed and written by Ataru Oikawa, premiered in Japanese theaters on May 10, 2008, with a sequel released on April 16, 2009. A six-episode live-action television series adaptation premiered in Japan on May 20, 2016, and a four-episode sequel premiered on November 25, 2016.

A new anime television series by Passione aired from October 2020 to March 2021, and a sequel aired from July to September 2021. Contents • 1 Gameplay • 2 Plot • 2.1 Story arcs • 2.1.1 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni • 2.1.2 Kai • 2.1.3 Rei • 2.1.4 Matsuri • 2.1.5 Kizuna • 2.1.6 Manga arcs • 2.1.7 Anime arcs • Gou • Sotsu • 3 Development • 3.1 Release history • 4 Adaptations • 4.1 Drama CDs • 4.2 Manga • 4.3 Novels • 4.4 Anime • 4.5 Live action • 5 Music • 6 Reception • 6.1 Visual novels • 6.2 Manga • 6.3 Anime • 7 References • 8 External links Gameplay [ edit ] Higurashi: When They Cry is a "sound novel", a variation of visual novel with a focus on sound and atmosphere.

[4] Gameplay is restricted to reading individual scenes, during which characters are displayed as static two-dimensional sprites. [5] The versions of the game ported to home consoles additionally feature voice acting provided by professional voice actors.

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{INSERTKEYS} [6] The narrative of the game is divided into separate story arcs, named "chapters", which become accessible in a sequence strictly established by the developers.

[4] The narration is conducted on behalf of various characters. [7] After reading a certain amount of text within a chapter, playback ends. At this point, the player is invited to save the game, as well as read "tips" that reveal details of the game's setting that were not present in the main story. The tips may also encourage the player to deduce the reasoning behind the narrative's mysterious events.

[4] The chapters of the game are divided into two categories – "question arcs" and "answer arcs". Each question arc is a self-contained story taking place in an alternate reality, while each answer arc is based within the same scenario as a certain question arc, and help the player formulate a more accurate vision of the events of the pertaining question arc. Each chapter is assigned a "difficulty rating" [8] that indicates the complexity of the mystery.

Upon completion of reading a chapter, all previously opened tips and images of individual scenes in the form of a gallery become available to the player from the main menu. In addition, the player can access a feature entitled the "Staff Room", in which writer Ryukishi07 discusses and examines the chapter, [9] or the "All-Cast Review Session", in which the characters break the fourth wall and debate about the events of the chapter. Plot [ edit ] Shirakawa, Gifu, the village used as the basis for Hinamizawa.

[10] [11] Higurashi: When They Cry takes place in the fictional village of Hinamizawa ( 雛見沢) in June 1983. Shortly before then, the main character, Keiichi Maebara, moves to the village and befriends classmates Mion Sonozaki, her twin sister Shion, Rena Ryūgū, Rika Furude and Satoko Hōjō.

Keiichi soon learns of the village's annual Watanagashi Festival, a celebration to commemorate and give thanks to the local deity Oyashiro. Hinamizawa initially seems calm and peaceful, but shortly before the festival, Keiichi learns that from 1979-1982, after the festival, one villager would die and another would disappear. This series of mysterious incidents remains unsolved, and is named the "Oyashiro Curse" by the superstitious villagers.

With the exception of the fourth chapter, all of the first 6 chapters feature a different scenario showing what unfolds in June 1983. In all of them, the day after this year's festival, police discover the corpse of visiting freelance photographer Jirō Tomitake, who appears to have torn his throat out with his bare hands, and the charred body of Miyo Takano, a nurse in the village clinic.

Keiichi, or one of his friends, attempts to investigate the mysteries of Hinamizawa and the Oyashiro Curse, only to fall into paranoia and homicidal rage. In some of the timelines, a few days after the festival, Rika's body is found in the family shrine dedicated to Oyashiro, and on the same day, a cataclysmic release of swamp gas wipes out the village's population.

The answer arcs reveal that each of the preceding arcs were alternate realities in which Rika tried and failed to save her and her friends. As a priestess of the Furude Shrine, Rika can communicate with the spirit Hanyū, who served as the prototype for Oyashiro and is the ancestress of the Furude clan.

Each time Rika died, Hanyū would transfer her to another reality; however, the very ending of Rika's life is not retained in her memories when she transfers, obstructing her from knowing the cause of her death. In the final two chapters, Minagoroshi-hen and Matsuribayashi-hen, it is revealed that the village's local clinic is secretly a government institute investigating a mysterious parasite in the village that causes Hinamizawa Syndrome; a disease that induces paranoia, delusion and homicidal rage in its victims before causing them to tear out their own throats.

This disease is responsible for instigating the characters to commit murders in the previous arcs, and some of the incidents in the previous years were caused by it. The rest of the incidents were caused by Miyo, who had killed Tomitake and faked her own death. She used the Oyashiro Curse as a cover for the incidents.

Hinamizawa Syndrome manifests in those experiencing extreme stress or those who move a distance away from the "Infection Queen", who releases a pheromone that prevents the aggravation of the villagers' condition. The women of the Furude clan have all acted as Infection Queens, and Rika is the sole remaining member of the clan after the death of her parents in 1981's incident. The theory by Miyo's adoptive grandfather, Hifumi Takano, is that if there is not an Infection Queen, then all of the village will succumb to the syndrome and a mass outbreak of violence will occur.

In some of the realities, Shion, succumbing to Hinamizawa Syndrome, kills Rika; however, life in Hinamizawa goes on as normal, showing that Hifumi's theories had been exaggerated. In most of the realities, Miyo kills Rika, and the threat of the mass outbreak convinces the government to massacre the village, with the release of swamp gas being a cover story.

Miyo's motive is to vindicate the work of Hifumi and force his work to be recognized, after he was mocked and shamed by the government and scientific community for his thesis about the disease. After several hundred loops, Keiichi becomes either vividly or subconsciously aware of the previous ones, allowing him to avoid several critical points where various characters would be murdered or driven insane. In the final loop, Matsuribayashi-hen, the group asks Hanyū to join them, and the spirit manages to manifest a physical body.

With her assistance, and all of the knowledge and allies they have formed along the way, they thwart Miyo's plan, and go on to live happy lives afterwards. In the secret ending, Rika travels back to the past to prevent Miyo from suffering the traumatic childhood that led her to becoming who she was. Story arcs [ edit ] In the Higurashi games, there are several story arcs. Of the original eight, the first four form the "question arcs", and the last four form the "answer arcs".

The answer arcs generally serve as answers to a corresponding question arc. Each of the eight original games for the PC represented separate arcs of the overall storyline.

Apart from the main question and answer relationship, the story of the arcs are not directly connected, although a multitude of parallels exist - noting these parallels allows an observant reader to gain extra insight into the mystery. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni [ edit ] The Higurashi: When They Cry ( ひぐらしのなく頃に, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) games form what are referred to as the question arcs.

These first four games of the series were meant to give the player a sense of the world where the story takes place and introduce the mysterious circumstances surrounding the village of Hinamizawa. Since there are no concrete answers given to the questions that the story presents in these arcs, the question arcs allow the player to form their own opinions about the events taking place in the village.

Each question arc game contains all of the previous question arcs. Onikakushi-hen ( 鬼隠し編, "Demoned Away Chapter") The chapter introduces the player to the world of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. The player is shown the simple rural life of the village, the after-school club activities, and the friendships of the main characters. However, things take a sinister turn after the Watanagashi Festival, when Keiichi discovers what his new friends have been concealing from him and breaks off from them.

Mion and Rena are portrayed as the villains in this chapter; at the end of it, Keiichi kills them, believing they were about to murder him, before later tearing out his own throat. Watanagashi-hen ( 綿流し編, "Cotton Drifting Chapter") The player should have an overall idea of how life in the village resembles.

This episode heavily focuses on the twin Sonozaki sisters, Mion and Shion (the latter debuting). During this chapter, the history of Hinamizawa and the Watanagashi Festival is expanded upon. This chapter's bad events are once again marked by the Watanagashi Festival; shortly after it, several members of the village go missing.

Mion is once again portrayed as the villain in this chapter. Tatarigoroshi-hen ( 祟殺し編, "Curse Killing Chapter") This episode stars Satoko, who develops a very close brother-sister relationship with Keiichi. Unfortunately, Satoko's abusive uncle returns to the village, and efforts to get his custody removed fail. After Satoko suffers a breakdown from his abuse, Keiichi snaps and murders the uncle, hoping for a return to normalcy, but the exact opposite occurs when more people die before all of Hinamizawa is wiped out in a gas disaster.

Himatsubushi-hen ( 暇潰し編, "Time Killing Chapter") This episode takes place five years before the first three chapters. Tokyo police investigator, Mamoru Akasaka, investigates a kidnapping of a politician's grandchild around the village. The chapter focuses on Rika Furude as being the key part of the mystery, as she is mysteriously able to predict the incidents that happened in the subsequent years. Kuraudo Ooishi, otherwise a supporting character, plays a major role as Akasaka's trusted ally and senior in this chapter.

Kai [ edit ] The Higurashi: When They Cry Kai ( ひぐらしのなく頃に解, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, When the Cicadas Cry: Solution) games form what are known as the answer arcs. The last four games released in the series, were, in contrast to the question arcs, meant to answer all of the questions presented in the first half of the series. These arcs can be considered the "solutions" of the previous arcs. Each answer arc game contains all of the previous answer arcs.

Meakashi-hen ( 目明し編, "Eye Opening Chapter") Meakashi-hen is the answer arc corresponding to Watanagashi-hen. The chapter consists of events very similar to those of Watanagashi-hen told from the perspective of Shion. In this chapter, it is revealed that Shion and Mion had been pretending to be each other in the second half of Watanagashi-hen, and that Shion was actually the killer then. Tsumihoroboshi-hen ( 罪滅し編, "Atonement Chapter") Tsumihoroboshi-hen is the answer arc corresponding to Onikakushi-hen.

Unlike Meakashi-hen, Tsumihoroboshi-hen's story is drastically different from the plot of its question arc. {/INSERTKEYS}

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Keiichi suddenly remembers the events of Onikakushi-hen, and realizes that he had been delusional and mistaken in his suspecting of Rena and Mion.

With this knowledge, he is able to help Rena, who falls into the same trap that he did and succumbs to paranoia and distrust as well. This is the first chapter with a (seemingly) happy ending since Keiichi stops Rena from murdering any of her friends, although the epilogue reveals that the gas disaster still occurred.

Minagoroshi-hen ( 皆殺し編, "Massacre Chapter") On the surface, Minagoroshi-hen is the solution to Tatarigoroshi-hen; however, it answers most of the major common mysteries of the previous arcs. It is told from the perspective of Rika Furude and reveals her ability to travel between worlds.

Minagoroshi-hen primarily shows Higurashi no naku koro ni gou working tirelessly to end the abuse Satoko faces at the hands of higurashi no naku koro ni gou uncle, without resorting to murder; after rallying the town behind him, he is successful. Minagoroshi-hen finally reveals that the true antagonist is Miyo Takano; however, occupied by Satoko's predicament, the group is not able to defeat her in the end, so one more effort is needed to seal the story into a happy ending.

Matsuribayashi-hen ( 祭囃し編, "Festival Accompanying Chapter") With all pieces of the puzzle in place, it's up to the characters to join forces in order to defeat Miyo and stop her from destroying the village. Matsuribayashi-hen is a "Good End" in which the tragic events that occurred during June 1983 in the previous arcs are averted. It also features many "Fragments" that detail the events in the previous years to resolve any mysteries not yet answered.

Rei [ edit ] Three extra chapters were included in a fan disc named Higurashi: When They Cry Rei ( ひぐらしのなく頃に礼, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei, When the Cicadas Cry: Gratitude), two of which were newly created. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei was released on December 31, 2006.

Saikoroshi-hen ( 賽殺し編, "Dice Killing Chapter") Saikoroshi-hen is an epilogue of Matsuribayashi-hen, which takes place two months later in August 1983. Rika is apparently killed by a truck and wakes up in a different world, where none of the tragic events occurred in the main series: Keiichi is absent from the village, Rena's parents did not divorce, the dam project was resolved smoothly, Satoshi stays with Satoko and Rika's parents are alive.

However, the club never formed, meaning Rika has no friends, she gets bullied by Satoko, Hanyū is absent, Rika is not revered as the reincarnation of Oyashiro, and the village will soon be submerged underwater. Rika has to choose between staying in that world or killing her own mother, which will enable her to leave that sinless world.

Batsukoishi-hen ( 罰恋し編, "Penalty Loving Chapter") A slapstick dream story in which Keiichi and the Soul Brothers fight against the girls through the club punishment games. The chapter was originally an epilogue titled Otsukaresama which came with Meakashi-hen, but it was deemed too irrelevant and silly and was removed from subsequent chapters. [12] Hirukowashi-hen ( 昼壊し編, "Daybreak Chapter") Hirukowashi-hen is based on Higurashi Daybreak. Keiichi and Rena spent time together, until Rena accidentally swallows something during her usual treasure hunting.

According to Rika, the seal of the sacred "Fuwarazu Magatama" pairs was broken, and Rena had one of them. The magatama holds a mysterious magical powers in which a person that has the red magatama will blindly fall in love with anyone with the white one.

Matsuri [ edit ] Three original chapters were created for the PlayStation 2 version Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri ( ひぐらしのなく頃に祭, When the Cicadas Cry: Festival), by Alchemist. Taraimawashi-hen ( 盥回し編, "Rotation Chapter") An alternate beginning chapter, higurashi no naku koro ni gou first glance, this additional "question arc" is a retelling of Onikakushi-hen.

However, this chapter, in fact, contains the events of Watanagashi-hen. After learning the secrets of Hinamizawa, Keiichi decides to ignore everything and enjoy his peaceful school life; this action leads to a tragic series of events.

Shion Sonozaki is the villain of the chapter, while Mion becomes the victim. Mion survives and is shown Rena's blood stained hat. Mion talks to Ooishi about the incident, but dies shortly after. The scenario is actually a "punishment", given when you deliberately try and avoid getting into any of the scenarios in the story (except one, as it is actually difficult to get into on purpose), and makes it clear to the player that they cannot simply avoid the tragedies around them and expect a happy ending.

Tsukiotoshi-hen ( 憑落し編, "Exorcism Chapter") Although Tsukiotoshi-hen does not provide many answers since it relates what went wrong in Watanagashi-hen/Meakashi-hen and Tatarigoroshi-hen, it is still considered an answer arc.

In order to save Satoko, Shion, Keiichi and Rena decide to kill Teppei. But after the murder is done, Rena starts to act strangely, and Keiichi thinks he hears Oyashiro talking to him. Mion notices the change in her friends' behavior and takes Shion's place to find out why they are acting this way.

Later on, Satoko develops Hinamizawa Syndrome and kills Shion, before killing herself. Miotsukushi-hen ( 澪尽し編, "Canal Drying Chapter") An alternate ending to the main series, the chapter name Miotsukushi is a pun on miotsukushi ( 澪標, marks in a water channel) and mi o tsukushi ( 身を尽くし), a conjugation of mi o tsukusu ( 身を尽くす, to give one's all).

The pun is known in Japanese poetry such as Man'yōshū and Ogura Hyakunin Isshu. After finding out who the real murderer is, Rika and Keiichi decide to put an end to the whole mystery, but they are in a different situation than Matsuribayashi-hen. Before they can do anything, they have to solve other people's problems first. The problems of Watanagashi/Meakashi-hen, Tatarigoroshi-hen, and Tsumihoroboshi-hen are met here, and all of them must be solved. The arc solves all the mysteries of the series, adds a few new ones, and gives the origins of both Hanyū and Hinamizawa syndrome.

The story development of this arc in the fourth Nintendo DS game Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna has slight differences from the original PlayStation 2 version. The conclusion of Tomoe's story, continued from the third DS game Rasen, was added to Miotsukushi-hen, but had no connection with the PlayStation 2 version's ending.

While there were very few choices in the previous answer arcs, this arc contains several choices that can lead to a bad ending if the wrong ones are picked. Kizuna [ edit ] Four original chapters were created for the Nintendo DS version Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna ( ひぐらしのなく頃に絆, When the Cicadas Cry: Bond), by Alchemist.

Someutsushi-hen ( 染伝し編, "Dye Following Chapter") The new question arc reveals in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna. It seems to be a retelling of Onisarashi with new characters and a few minor differences. In this chapter, the events of Onisarashi play out with the exception of Tomoe added to the equation, and Akasaka and Oishi being absent, although Oishi is mentioned, resulting in a different ending. The major difference is that this chapter's ending is a "bad ending" instead higurashi no naku koro ni gou a "good ending" like in the original storyline, with Natsumi dying at the end instead of being saved by Akira.

Kagebōshi-hen ( 影紡し編, "Silhouette Spinning Chapter") A new chapter in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Dai Ni Kan Sō. The version of Onisarashi-hen is told through the eyes of Tomoe Minami, a policewoman that is investigating the strange occurrences happening all over Japan. Akasaka and Oishi are present in this chapter, as well as Tomoe's younger sister, who is also a police officer, and another male officer.

The chapter has a "good ending" like the original manga chapter, but with different events causing it. Natsumi attacks Chisato, one of her friends, putting her in the hospital, where she later talks with Akasaka.

After the seemingly unpreventable murder of Natsumi's family, Chisato meets Natsumi on the hospital roof, and after a little struggling, manages to calm Natsumi down, and comforts her. Tokihogushi-hen ( 解々し編, "Untangling Chapter") A new chapter in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Kizuna Rasen. Tomoe Minai and her sister make another appearance, along with a new blue haired girl named Nagisa Ozaki. Ōishi Kuraudo and Rena Ryūgū return in this chapter.

[13] The chapter explores Rena's past in Showa 57 (1982).

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Kotohogushi-hen ( 言祝し編, "Congratulating Chapter") A new chapter in the final installment of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Dai Yon Kan Kizuna. The chapter explores Hanyū's past as Hai-Ryūn Yeasomūru Jeda and the origin of Hinamizawa. Characters appeared in this arc such as Riku Furude, one of Rika's ancestor and the Shinto Priest of Furude House, who fell in love with Hai-Ryūn; and Ōka Furude, the child of Hai-Ryūn and Riku Furude.

Manga arcs [ edit ] These side stories are original chapters serialized in manga form which supplement the games and partially continue the story. Onisarashi-hen ( 鬼曝し編, "Demon Exposing Chapter") In Onisarashi-hen, a young girl named Natsumi is haunted by the aftermath of the Hinamizawa Disaster.

Soon after her grandmother — a former Hinamizawa resident — tells her of Oyashiro's curse, Natsumi finds that her own hands have become covered in blood. Akasaka and Oishi also feature in the story. Onisarashi-hen was later included as part of the Nintendo DS remake Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna as Someutsuhi-hen, with some changes. Yoigoshi-hen ( 宵越し編, "Beyond Midnight Chapter") This chapter is an epilogue of one of the "possible outcomes" of Tsumihoroboshi-hen, in which Rena burned the school and killed Mion and her friends.

Many years later, in 2006, the lock has been lifted and a group of five meet by coincidence, one of them claiming to be Mion, and get dragged into the supernatural aspects of the "Village of the Dead." Tips for this chapter can be read via mobile phone at Gangan Mobile. This chapter was included as part of Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kizuna: Dai-San-Kan Rasen for the Nintendo DS.

Utsutsukowashi-hen ( 現壊し編, "Reality Breaking Chapter") A prequel to Meakashi-hen. Shion is sent away to the all-girls school, St. Lucia Academy, for confinement. One day, a male teacher's body was found in the school swimming pool and the first discoverer, Mizuho Kōsaka, is summoned to the chairman's office to report the details. Shion hears rumors about higurashi no naku koro ni gou Mizuho's grandmother is after Mizuho's life and the girl is taking refuge in the school, so Shion approaches the aloof Mizuho.

The chapter started serialization in the December 2006 issue of Comp Ace. Kataribanashi-hen ( 語咄し編, "Anthology Chapter") A collection of award-winning reader-submitted stories compiled by Ryukishi07. Some of the stories have been adapted into manga and drama CDs.

Kokoroiyashi-hen ( 心癒し編, "Heart-Healing Chapter") An epilogue to Matsuribayashi-hen where Rika and the others, including Hanyū, go on a summer vacation to heal their hearts, so to speak, after everything they have been through.

Anime arcs [ edit ] Yakusamashi-hen ( 厄醒し編, "Disaster Awakening Chapter") The arc was introduced in the second season, airing before Minagoroshi-hen and Matsuribayashi-hen. [14] Ryukishi07 requested the staff to include important plot details that were left out from the first season so as to tie the two seasons together.

The issue of Hinamizawa's secrets is resolved early in this scenario, allowing the other characters to attend school without further issue. The story is told from the perspective of Satoko as she grows increasingly concerned about Rika, including speaking with Hanyū alone about her own inevitable murder, and her vain attempts to change her fate. Satoko later undergoes a situation containing elements from Tatarigoroshi-hen and Taraimawashi-hen, from discovering Rika's body to surviving the Great Hinamizawa Disaster, and dying in the hospital after understanding the secret behind Rika's murder.

Gou [ edit ] The anime series Gou introduces five new arcs that parallel the initial chapters while posing a new mystery for the characters to overcome. Onidamashi-hen ( 鬼騙し編, "Demon Deceiving Chapter") At first, Onidamashi-hen appears to be a retelling of Onikakushi-hen. However, it is revealed that the events of this arc take place several years after Matsuribayashi-hen, and that Rika has mysteriously been sent back to June 1983.

When Keiichi begins to become suspicious that others are hiding things from him, Rika encourages him to trust his friends.

Watadamashi-hen ( 綿騙し編, "Cotton Deceiving Chapter") Similarly to Watanagashi-hen and Meakashi-hen, this question arc focuses on the Sonozaki twins and their relationship with Keiichi. When Shion and Keiichi sneak into a sacred place on the night of the Watanagashi Festival, people close to them begin to disappear. Rika attempts to intervene and change her fate. Tataridamashi-hen ( 祟騙し編, "Curse Deceiving Chapter") This scenario is meant to parallel Tatarigoroshi-hen and Minagoroshi-hen as Satoko's abusive uncle returns to Hinamizawa.

Keiichi and his friends attempt to bring the village together to save her. Nekodamashi-hen ( 猫騙し編, "Cat Deceiving Chapter") This arc is told from Rika's perspective as she endures several tragedies in several different worlds. Nekodamashi-hen provides answers to some of the mysteries and reveals the identity of the culprit.

Satokowashi-hen ( 郷壊し編, "Village Destroying Chapter") This arc follows Satoko and Rika, during the period between Matsuribayashi-hen and Onidamashi-hen. The arc has a large emphasis on the relationship between Satoko and Rika as they grow older and the world around them begins to change.

It answers many mysteries introduced in the previous arcs. Sotsu [ edit ] The anime series Sotsu contains arcs that provide new perspectives and answers to the mysteries from Gou. Oniakashi-hen ( 鬼明し編, "Demon Revealing Chapter") Oniakashi-hen is the answer arc corresponding to Onidamashi-hen, showing the events of the latter chapter from the perspectives of Rena and Satoko.

After taking drastic measures to ensure her family's happiness, Rena becomes increasingly suspicious that her friends know more than they let on. Watakashi-hen ( 綿明し編, "Cotton Revealing Chapter") Watakashi-hen follows the events of Watadamashi-hen from the perspectives of Mion and Satoko.

Upon discovering that Keiichi's life may be in danger, Mion investigates Oyashiro's curse and the village families that may be behind it. Tatariakashi-hen ( 祟明し編, "Curse-Revealing Chapter") Tatariakashi-hen provides the solution for Tataridamashi-hen, following Satoko as she moves in with Teppei and grapples with internal conflict over her actions.

Ōishi takes drastic measures to investigate the truth behind the curse of Oyashiro. Kagurashi-hen ( 神楽し編, "God-Entertaining Chapter") With the true natures of Satoko and Rika revealed to one another, the two engage in a final showdown to decide the fate of their future. Hoping for a miracle, Hanyū confronts Eua in the Sea of Fragments. Kagurashi-hen concludes the story of Gou and Sotsu. Development [ edit ] The series is the first visual novel series produced by 07th Expansion.

[15] The game director and scenario writer for the series are Ryukishi07, who also drew all of the character illustrations. Background images were taken from photographs taken by Ryukishi07, his younger brother Yatazakura, and Kameya Mannendō.

Programming was worked on by Yatazakura, who worked on the main structure, 4U who worked on the intermission and Tips, and BT who worked on the mini games. The games were designed using the game engine NScripter.

The music of Higurashi was provided by various music artists including both professionals and dōjin artists, including Dai, the composer of most of the music found in the answer arcs. Ryukishi07 wrote in 2004 how he was influenced by Key's works during the planning of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. [16] Ryukishi07 played Key's games as a reference, among other visual novels, and analyzed them to figure out the reason why they were found to be so popular.

He figured that the secret was due to how the stories would start with ordinary, enjoyable days, but then a sudden occurrence would happen to lead the player to cry due to the shock value. He used a similar model for the basis of Higurashi but instead of leading the player to cry, Ryukishi07 wanted to scare the player with the addition of horror elements.

In this way, Ryukishi07 wished to be in some way associated with Key who he described as a "masterpiece maker." [16] In an interview in the December 2008 issue of Yen Press's Yen Plus manga anthology, Ryukishi07 stated that Higurashi had its origins from an unpublished theater script called Hinamizawa Teiryūjo ( 雛見沢停留所, lit. Hinamizawa Bus Stop) he had written a few years before the first Higurashi game was released. [17] When he decided to rewrite the script and release it, he wanted to build upon "the contrast between a fun, ordinary life, and something terrifying and out of the ordinary." Ryukishi07 was greatly influenced by the worlds of Seishi Yokomizo when developing the universe of Higurashi.

Ryukishi07 had decided "early on to design the story so that the truth comes to light by looking at several overlapping stories," though he originally planned to release it as a single game due to initially believing he could finish the story in a single year.

[17] The word higurashi is the name of a kind of cicada. [18] Naku means "to make sound" ( 鳴く), specifically referring to those sounds made by non-human organisms. According to Ryukishi07, the red Na ( な) in the logo is an official part of the title. [19] Release history [ higurashi no naku koro ni gou ] See also: List of Higurashi: When They Cry titles The first game of the Higurashi: When They Cry visual novel series, titled Onikakushi-hen, was released on August 10, 2002.

The second game Watanagashi-hen was released on December 29, 2002. The third game Tatarigoroshi-hen was released on August 15, 2003. The fourth game Himatsubushi-hen was released on August 13, 2004. The first four games are part of the question arcs, and the following four games, under the title Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, are part of the answer arcs. The fifth game Meakashi-hen was released on December 30, 2004. The sixth game Tsumihoroboshi-hen was released on August 14, 2005. The seventh game Minagoroshi-hen was released on December 30, 2005.

The eighth game Matsuribayashi-hen was released on August 13, 2006. A fan disc titled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei was released on December 31, 2006. A second fan disc titled Higurashi no naku koro ni gou no Naku Koro ni Hō ( ひぐらしのなく頃に奉, When the Cicadas Cry: Gift) was higurashi no naku koro ni gou on August 17, 2014.

[20] In January 2021, 07th Expansion announced a remastered version with new music and upscaled titled Higurashi: When They Cry Hō + in development for a Q3 2021 release. [21] It released on January 28, 2022 and featured a new short scenario, Mehagashi-hen, originally a mini-light novel chapter included with the Higurashi Gou BD. It also included a new All-Cast review chapter as a retrospective for the franchise and featured discussion of the Higurashi Gou and Sotsu anime arcs.

The eight original PC games were released in English by MangaGamer under the title Higurashi: When They Cry starting with the first four games released in Higurashi no naku koro ni gou 2009 and the last four released higurashi no naku koro ni gou monthly intervals starting in February 2010.

[22] MangaGamer's release of the visual novels does not include several background music tracks and two bonus features specific to the original Japanese version: the music room and a minigame. The eight original PC games were also released in French by Saffran Prod under the title Le sanglot des cigales, starting with the first two games released together in November 2009.

[23] The Japanese company Seams has done releases for iOS devices in Japanese and English. The Japanese version includes all eight games. [24] The English version is based on the translation by MangaGamer and as of May 2012 includes the first five games. [25] [26] A remastered version of Onikakushi-hen from Higurashi: When They Cry Hō was released by MangaGamer on Steam on May 15, 2015 for Windows, OS X and Linux.

[27] The updates include a re-translation, previously cut music tracks and content, the original Japanese text, [28] and alternative character art by illustrator Kurosaki. [29] A dōjin game named Higurashi Daybreak, based on the Higurashi series and featuring an original scenario by Ryukishi07, was developed by Twilight Frontier, the creators of Immaterial and Missing Power and Eternal Fighter Zero. The gameplay is that of a versus third-person shooter, in which most of the characters of the main Higurashi series are playable.

Higurashi Daybreak was first released on August 13, 2006, and an expansion pack followed on April 22, 2007. A video game console port for the PlayStation 2 was released as Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri ( ひぐらしのなく頃に祭, When the Cicadas Cry: Festival) by Alchemist on February 22, 2007. [30] Higurashi is the third dōjin game to be ported to a video game console; the first was Hanakisō by HaccaWorks*, [31] and the second was Melty Blood by French-Bread and Ecole.

[32] Although Higurashi was the first to have a video game console port announced, its long development time made it the third to be released. Due to the popularity of Matsuri, a second enhanced PlayStation 2 port, known as Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri: Kakera Asobi ( ひぐらしのなく頃に祭 カケラ遊び, When the Cicadas Cry: Festival - Playing with the Pieces), was released on December 20, 2007.

It was sold as an append disc to the original Matsuri and as a standalone game. It contains all of Matsuri's content, in addition to Matsuribayashi-hen from the original games and other bonus content.

[33] A series of four games for the Nintendo DS under the collective title Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna ( ひぐらしのなく頃に絆, When the Cicadas Cry: Bond) with new story arcs are being developed by Alchemist. [34] The first, with the added title Tatari ( 祟, Curse), was released on June 26, 2008 containing the first three chapters from the question arcs, and a new chapter entitled Someutsushi-hen, with its story based on the Onisarashi-hen manga series.

The second, with the added title Sō ( 想, Idea), was released in November 2008. [35] The third game in the series, with the added title Rasen ( 螺, Spiral), was released in March 2009. The final game, subtitled Kizuna ( 絆, Bond), was released in February 2010. A PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita port titled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui ( ひぐらしのなく頃に粋, When the Cicadas Cry: Style) and published by Kaga Create was released in Japan on March 12, 2015.

This edition features all scenarios from previous versions, in addition to full voice acting, new songs, CGs, minigames and functions. [36] A Nintendo Switch port titled Higurashi: When They Cry Hō and published by Entergram was released in Japan on July 26, 2018. It includes the previous content covered by Sui, in addition to three new scenarios adapted from the Windows version of Hō.

[37] A PlayStation 4 port of Higurashi: When They Cry Hō was released by Entergram in Japan on January 24, 2019. A mobile phone RPG game titled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Mei ( ひぐらしのなく頃に命, When the Cicadas Cry: Life) and planned by D-techno, written by Kiichi Kanō and developed by Smile Axe was released on September 3, 2020. [38] The story stars a new protagonist, Kazuho Kimiyoshi, who visits Hinamizawa in the year 1993.

After gaining the power to fight monsters called "Tsukuyami" by Tamurahime-no-Mikoto, Kazuho somehow wanders into Hinamizawa of 1983. Adaptations [ edit ] Drama CDs [ edit ] Several sets of drama CDs based on the series have been released, mainly distributed by Frontier Works and Wayuta. [39] The latter's releases differ from other media adaptations in that they make extensive use of the source material from the original sound novels, and sometimes include original songs from dai's albums.

The main eight sound novel arcs have been adapted into a total of eleven CD releases, published by HOBiRECORDS and distributed by Wayuta and Geneon Entertainment, between May 27, 2005 and March 9, 2012; Minagoroshi-hen and Matsuribayashi-hen have been split into two and three separate releases respectively.

[40] [41] Each chapter is 200–300 minutes long and contains 3-6 discs. The CDs feature remixes of the games' music and sound effects and the voice cast members have been chosen by Ryūkishi07 himself, though some of them have been changed for the anime and PS2 release due to scheduling conflicts. [42] The booklets included with the CDs contained passwords that, if entered on the official site, unlocked downloads to audio files that adapted the TIPS for each of the arcs.

In response to fan requests, audio TIPS for the first five arcs later became available on drama CDs named Append Disc 01, released on December 29, 2005 at Comiket 69, and Append Disc 02, released on October 26, 2007.

[43] [44] HOBiRECORDS has also released three drama CDs that adapted several fan-submitted stories from the Kataribanashi-hen novel/manga anthology arc. The first CD was released on April 25, 2007, the second on May 9, 2008, and the third on April 24, 2009.

[45] [46] [47] Frontier Works released several CDs, starting with an anthology piece called Anthology Drama CD 1 on December 22, 2005, followed by a second CD titled Anthology Drama CD 2 on March 24, 2006, and a third CD titled Anthology Drama CD Higurashi no Naku Koro ni featuring Umineko no Naku Koro ni on May 27, 2009.

In addition to the anthologies, there have also been numerous character song CDs and DJCDs released during special events such as at Comiket, magazine subscriptions, and anime/film/game pre-order bonuses. Manga [ edit ] See also: List of Higurashi When They Cry chapters There are eight main titles in the Higurashi manga series, spanning the four question arcs and the four answer arcs.

Each question arc manga are compiled into two bound volumes. The first two answer arc manga are compiled into four volumes, meanwhile Minagoroshi-hen is compiled into six volumes, and Matsuribayashi-hen into eight. The manga uses multiple artists between the various arcs. Karin Suzuragi drew Onikakushi-hen, Tsumihoroboshi-hen, and Matsuribayashi-hen, Yutori Hōjō drew Watanagashi-hen and Meakashi-hen, Jirō Suzuki drew Tatarigoroshi-hen, Yoshiki Tonogai drew Himatsubushi-hen, and Hinase Momoyama drew Minagoroshi-hen.

Another manga entitled Kokoroiyashi-hen ( 心癒し編, Heart Healing Chapter) is drawn by Yuna Kagesaki and began in Kadokawa Shoten's Comp Ace on August 26, 2008. [48] The manga series was licensed by Yen Press for English distribution in North America under the title Higurashi: When They Cry. The manga was initially serialized in Yen Press' Yen Plus anthology magazine, the first issue of which went on sale on July 29, 2008.

The first English volume of the manga was originally planned to be sold in early 2009, [49] but was released in November 2008. [50] There are three side stories related to the main Higurashi story, but with new characters. The first, named Onisarashi-hen ( 鬼曝し編, Demon Exposing Chapter), is drawn by En Kitō and was serialized between March 2005 and July 2006 in Comp Ace. The next, entitled Yoigoshi-hen ( 宵越し編, Overnight Chapter), is drawn by Mimori and was serialized between in GFantasy between 2006 and 2007.

The last side story is known as Utsutsukowashi-hen ( 現壊し編, Reality Breaking Chapter) is also drawn by En Kitō and was serialized in Comp Ace between 2006 and 2007. A manga adaptation of Higurashi 's precursor Hinamizawa Teiryūjo began serialization in the debut issue of Square Enix's Big Gangan magazine, sold on October 25, 2011. [51] A manga spin-off illustrated by Asahi, titled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Oni, began serialization in Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine on February 25, 2022.

[52] Novels [ edit ] See also: List of Higurashi When They Cry novels There are four light novels which contain additional illustrations by five different artists, and seventeen novelizations of the separate visual novel arcs. [53] [54] Each novel is written by Ryukishi07. The light novels were all released as limited editions not sold in stores. The first one, Nekogoroshi-hen, was illustrated by Karin Suzuragi, Yutori Hōjō, and Jirō Suzuki, and was sent out to those who bought the first volume of the manga versions of Onikakushi-hen, Watanagashi-hen, and Tatarigoroshi-hen.

One needed to send the cutout stamps in all three of these manga by the deadline to receive this special short story. The second light novel, Kuradashi-hen, was illustrated by Yoshiki Tonogai, Karin Suzuki, Yutori Hōjō, and Mimori. This novel was sent out to those who bought the second volume of the manga version of Himatsubushi-hen, and the first volumes of the manga Tsumihoroboshi-hen, Meakashi-hen, and Yoigoshi-hen. One needed to send the cutout stamps in all four of these manga by a certain deadline to receive this special short story.

The third light novel, Hajisarashi-hen, contained illustrations by Rato, and was included with the limited edition of the PlayStation 2 game Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri. The fourth novel, Kuradashi-hen Zoku is a sequel to Kuradashi-hen and was sent out to those who bought the second volumes of the manga Tsumihoroboshi-hen, Meakashi-hen, and Yoigoshi-hen. One needed to send the cutout stamps in all four of these manga by a certain deadline to receive this special short story.

The light novels were published by Square Enix and released in 2006 and 2007. Kodansha Box released 17 novelizations of the visual novel arcs with illustrations by Tomohi between August 2007 and March 2009, starting higurashi no naku koro ni gou Onikakushi-hen and ending with Saikoroshi-hen. Most of the story arcs are divided into two volumes, except for Himatsubushi-hen and Saikoroshi-hen which are compiled into one volume each, and Matsuribayashi-hen which is compiled into three volumes.

In September 2010, editor Katsushi Ōta confirmed on Twitter that the novelizations would be re-released in paperback editions. [55] The paperbacks were published by Seikaisha with new cover art by Tomohi from January 12, 2011 to June 8, 2012. In 2020, the series received new paperback editions illustrated by Satoyoshimi, published by Futabasha under the Futabasha Junior Bunko label, starting with Onikakushi-hen on October 23.

[56] Anime [ edit ] See also: List of Higurashi When They Cry episodes The first anime series was animated by Studio Deen and produced by Frontier Works, Geneon Entertainment and Higurashi no naku koro ni gou.

It is directed by Chiaki Kon, with Toshifumi Kawase handling series composition, Kyūta Sakai designing the characters and Kenji Kawai composing the music. The season covers the four question arcs and the first two answer arcs, and aired in Japan between April 4 and September 26, 2006, comprising 26 episodes.

Most of the characters were used by the same voice actors for the drama CD series. The series is available on DVD in Japan, France and North America (following Geneon Entertainment's licensing of the series). [57] However, Geneon's U.S.

division announced that it discontinued all ongoing anime projects in September 2007, including Higurashi on November 6, 2007. [58] Only three of a planned six DVDs of Higurashi were released, under the title When They Cry: Higurashi. On July 3, 2008, Geneon and Funimation announced an agreement to distribute select titles in North America. While Geneon still retained the license, Funimation assumed exclusive rights to the manufacturing, marketing, sales and distribution of select titles. Higurashi was one of the several titles involved in the deal.

[59] Funimation released a complete box set of the series in August 2009. However, in August 2011, the rights to the series expired due to low sales. [60] Sentai Filmworks has licensed both anime series. [61] People in Japan, who had bought all nine of the DVDs of the first season, had the chance to receive a special anime DVD entitled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gaiden Nekogoroshi-hen, based on the short story that was given to those who had bought the manga.

[62] Despite being a bonus for the first season (and having the first season's opening and closing sequences), Nekogoroshi-hen featured Sakai's updated character designs from the second season.

A continuation of the series produced by the same core staff [63] and based on one new story arc and the final two original answer arcs of the franchise, entitled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai ( ひぐらしのなく頃に解, lit.

When the Cicadas Cry: Solution), aired in Japan between July 6 and December 17, 2007, containing twenty-four episodes. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the second anime series. [61] As the result of a murder case in September 2007 in Japan involving the murder of a police officer by his sixteen-year-old daughter with an axe, [64] as well as the Japanese media relating the case to anime such as Higurashi, the latest episode screenings of both Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai and another anime at the time, School Days, were canceled by a number of stations, due to excessive violence.

However, AT-X, TV Saitama and Sun TV announced that they would be airing the episodes as planned. Later, TV Saitama announced that they had ceased broadcasting of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai from episode thirteen onwards. [ citation needed] Additionally, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai had its opening altered when it re-aired. Originally, a bloody bill hook cleaver (as used by Rena) was shown halfway through (at timestamp 0:55) the opening; it was replaced with an image of a van from the series' fictional junk yard.

An original video animation (OVA) series, entitled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei ( ひぐらしのなく頃に礼, lit. When the Cicadas Cry: Gratitude), was released on February 25, 2009, [65] and is directed and written by Toshifumi Kawase, with Kazuya Kuroda taking over Sakai's role as character designer. [66] [67] [68] [69] The series also started a limited broadcasting in Bandai Channel prior to DVD release. [70] Sentai Filmworks has licensed the Rei OVAs.

[61] The OVA contains three story arcs, Hajisarashi-hen, Saikoroshi-hen and Hirukowashi-hen, with Saikoroshi-hen concluding in three episodes, and the other two arcs concluding in one episode each.

Hajisarashi-hen was originally a light novel included with the limited edition of the PlayStation 2 game Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri, and took the place of Batsukoishi-hen from the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei fandisc.

Frontier Works announced another original video anime series, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira ( ひぐらしのなく頃に煌, lit. When the Cicadas Cry: Glitter) in March 2011, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.

[71] It is directed and storyboarded by Hideki Tachibana and written by Kawase, with Tomoyuki Abe taking over Kuroda's role as character designer and Tomoki Kikuya serving as additional music composer. An OVA film titled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak ( ひぐらしのなく頃に拡〜アウトブレイク〜, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku ~Autobureiku~, lit. When the Cicadas Cry: Expansion ~Outbreak~), adapted from Ryukishi07's short story "Higurashi Outbreak", was announced in December 2012 and was later released in August 2013.

[72] Sakai returned as a character designer for Outbreak. On January 6, 2020, 07th Expansion and Kadokawa announced that a new anime project by Passione was in production. Akio Watanabe serves as a character designer, and Infinite serves as a producer. [73] Keiichiro Kawaguchi is directing the series, with Naoki Hayashi handling series composition and Kenji Kawai returning as music composer. [74] The main cast will higurashi no naku koro ni gou their roles.

[75] The series was set to premiere in July 2020, [76] but was delayed to October 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [77] The series aired from October 1, 2020 to March 19, 2021. [78] The series, entitled Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou ( ひぐらしのなく頃に業, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gō, lit. When the Cicadas Cry: Karma), was acquired by Funimation and streamed on its website in North America and the British Isles, and on AnimeLab in Australia and New Zealand.

[79] In Southeast Asia and South Asia, Medialink has acquired the series, and are streaming the series on its YouTube channel Ani-One. [80] Before episode 2 aired, the title of the anime was Higurashi: When They Cry – New and higurashi no naku koro ni gou was marketed as a remake to the original anime series.

When episode 2 aired, the subtitle was changed to Gou ( 業, Gō, lit. Karma) and it was revealed that the anime is not actually a direct remake as it was previously marketed to be. [81] The new series ran for 24 episodes. [82] After Gou finished airing, a sequel, entitled Higurashi: When They Cry – Sotsu ( ひぐらしのなく頃に卒, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu, lit.

When the Cicadas Cry: (Finishing, Graduation or Death)), was announced. The series aired from July 1 to September 30, 2021. [83] Funimation will stream the series. [84] In Southeast Asia and South Asia, Medialink has acquired the series, and are streaming the series on its YouTube channel Ani-One. [85] Live action [ edit ] A live action film adaptation of the series entitled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni ( ひぐらしのなく頃に, also known as Shrill Cries of Summer internationally), directed and written by Ataru Oikawa, premiered in Japanese theaters on May 10, 2008.

[86] [87] The film is an adaptation of the first story arc, Onikakushi-hen. [88] Gōki Maeda plays Keiichi, Airi Matsuyama plays Rena, Rin Asuka plays Mion, Aika plays Rika, and Erena Ono plays Satoko.

[89] The film was released in 60 theaters and earned over ¥200 million at the box office. [90] A sequel, also live action, [91] was released in Japanese theaters on April 18, 2009 and is entitled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Chikai ( ひぐらしのなく頃に誓, When the Cicadas Cry: Oath, also known as Shrill Cries: Reshuffle internationally). The sequel is based on the Tsumihoroboshi-hen arc, but it incorporates elements from other arcs and has a slightly different ending.

The cast, including Maeda as Keiichi, is almost the same as in the previous film, but the role of Ōishi has been changed from Tetta Sugimoto to Ren Osugi. A live-action television series adaptation directed by Tōru Ōtsuka and starring Yu Inaba as Keiichi premiered in Japan on May 20, 2016 on cable channel BS SKY PerfecTV!.

[92] [93] The cast includes the members of NGT48. [94] A four-episode sequel premiered on November 25, 2016. [95] Music [ edit ] Main article: List of Higurashi When They Cry soundtracks Unlike visual novels created by established companies, 07th Expansion did not create the music found in the Higurashi games. The music for the question arcs consists of license free songs found on the Internet while the music for the answer arcs was provided by dōjin music artists that were fans of Higurashi.

Later, a CD album called Thanks/you was released by the dōjin music artist, Dai; many of his tracks were used in the answer arcs. Fans initially referred to this album as the official soundtrack. However, the actual official soundtrack has since been released for the series, featuring a majority of the songs featured in the answer arcs.

This two-disc set is, to date, the most complete collection of songs from the games. The first season anime's opening theme is " Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" sung by Higurashi no naku koro ni gou Shimamiya; it went on sale in Japan on May 24, 2006.

The ending theme is " Why, or Why Not" sung by Rekka Katakiri; it was released on June 28, 2006. They were released as two original soundtracks.

The series is composed by Kenji Kawai and the albums were produced by Frontier Works. Volume 1 was released on July 21, 2006, and volume 2 was released on October 6, 2006, in Japan. Three character song CDs were also released, sung by voice actors from the anime adaptation, between March 28 and July 25, 2007. [96] [97] The second season anime's opening theme is "Naraku no Hana" also sung by Shimamiya.

The first season's opening theme includes a hidden message : the unintelligible lyrics at the beginning ("hanni hara hare hi") were generated by reversing the phrase nigerarenain da ( 逃げられないんだ, "there's no escape").

The second season's opening theme also includes a reversed part at the end ("ie hanann") which was made by playing backwards the reversed bit from the first opening theme. The ending theme is "Taishō a" performed by anNina.

The first OVA season's opening theme is "Super scription of data" by Shimamiya, and the ending theme is "Manazashi" ( まなざし) by anNina. [98] The opening theme for the OVA Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kira is "Happy! Lucky! Dochy!" by Yukari Tamura, Mika Kanai, and Yui Horie—the voice actors for Rika, Satoko, and Hanyū, respectively.

The ending theme, "Zendai Mimon Miracle Change" ( 前代未聞☆ミラクルチェンジ, Unprecedented Miracle Change), had four separate versions: one by Mai Nakahara, Rena's voice actor and the others are sung by Yukari Tamura and Mika Kanai, Satsuki Yukino, Mion and Shion's voice actor, and Yui Horie. The opening theme for Gou is "I Believe What You Said" by Asaka. Except for the first episode that uses "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" by Shimamiya as its ending theme, the ending themes for Gou are "Kamisama no Syndrome" for episodes 2–17 and "Fukisokusei Entropy" for episodes 18–23 by Ayane.

For the first live-action film, a short version of the film's theme song was released on December 22, 2007, in Japan. Once again, Shimamiya sang the song, entitled "Wheel of Fortune" ( 運命の輪, Unmei no Wa). Shimamiya also performed the ending theme entitled "Diorama" ( ディオラマ). Reception [ edit ] Visual novels [ edit ] Reception Review scores Publication Score Famitsu 31/40 [99] APGNation 8.5/10 [100] Hardcore Gamer [101] [102] Over 100,000 copies of the original games were sold in Japan by 2006, [103] a feat not attained by a dōjin game since Type-Moon released Tsukihime.

Many fans attribute the game's success to the suspense and horror the novel portrays. Fan-based community boards emerged where fans began discussing their own theories.

The popularity of the games grew exponentially as many took interest in their well-outlined script and story, which eventually led the game to be showcased in large gaming magazines with positive reviews. With the announcement of the live-action film adaptation of Onikakushi-hen came the news that over 500,000 copies of the games had been sold, by August 13, 2007. [86] The enhanced PlayStation 2 port, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri, had sold 140,397 copies by October 11, 2007.

[104] Later console higurashi no naku koro ni gou in the series, between December 2007 and January 2019, have sold 408,391 copies in Japan, as of February 2019, [105] bringing total software sales to 908,391 copies in Japan.

The PS2 version received a total review score of 31/40 (out of the four individual review scores of 9, 8, 8 and 6) from the Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu. [99] The game was voted the tenth most interesting bishōjo game by readers of Dengeki G's Magazine in an August 2007 survey.

[106] Its English-language release also received a positive reception from critics. Hardcore Gamer stated that the "writing is incredibly eerie, and amazingly effective" [101] and concluded that "few video games make it anywhere near the skillful story weaving present within the Higurashi series." [102] APGNation stated the "Excellent writing and music make for an evocative reading experience." [100] Manga [ edit ] In Japan, the third volume of the manga adaptation ranked as the 19th weekly best-selling book on January 16, 2008.

[107] The first volume ranked as the 18th weekly bestseller on June 10, 2008. [108] The fourth volume ranked as the 19th bestseller on January 14, 2009. [109] In the United States, the first volume was ranked 253rd in the top 300 graphic novels sold in November 2008 and ranked as 25th in the top 25 Manga sold in the first quarter of 2009 release of ICv2 Retailers Guide to Anime/Manga. [110] [111] The manga sold 8 million copies by 2009, [112] and over 10 million copies in circulation by 2020.

[113] Debi Aoki of About.com stated that reading the chapters in succession as they were presented in its serialization in Yen Plus made the story "easier to follow" and built the suspense better. [114] However, Justin Colussy-Estes of Comic Village disagreed feeling that this structure "backfire[d]". [115] Justin Colussy-Estes of Comic Village praised the setting for hinting at something "much darker".

He also praised the structure stating that the "mystery develops slowly" to immerse the reader in the characters and then later force the reader to "confront the possibility that one or more of them may be [the] murderer"; a decision he described as "clever". [115] Critics criticized the manga for using "cliché" characterizations typical of the harem genre.

[114] [115] [116] However, Phil Guie of Popcultureshock expressed disappointment that this characterization "is brushed aside" for the horror as it gave the friendship between characters "real depth" adding to the surprise of the plot twists. [117] Anime News Network's Casey Brienza praised the manga for being an "effective" horror story as it follows an ordinary situation, a harem manga plot, which "becomes terrifying" producing an effect that is "trashy horror at its absolute greatest".

[116] However, she expressed being frustrated by the end of the second volume as the central question remains "infuriatingly unanswered" though still felt the manga is "wholly enjoyable and satisfying" nonetheless. [118] Brienza stated that although the artwork is "average", the illustrator "seems to know exactly how to transition between the adorable and the abominable—and does so with dramatic, nightmarish effect." [116] Aoki described the artwork as although "pander[ing] to otaku fetishes" containing "generic" and "awkward" character designs, providing "overbearing cutesiness [that] makes the secrets that the girls are hiding behind their smiles just that much creepier." [114] Anime [ edit ] A review by The Escapist gave the anime television series a highly positive review.

James Henley praised the story, saying that each arc is interesting in its own way, but said that watching Kai was necessary to fully understand the story. He also praised the cast of characters, and how, despite having only one main male character, it never falls into harem stereotypes, and how each one has a unique back story, revealed in different arcs.

He criticized the dub as poor quality, but recommended the anime, mainly subbed, if one "can stomach the brutality." [119] The Anime Almanac similarly praised the story, as a unique method of storytelling and the art of the characters, but went to add that the " moe" design on the girls made the scary scenes less threatening.

He ultimately recommended the series. [120] Another review, from T.H.E.M Anime, was less positive, giving it 3 out of 5 stars, praising the story, but panning the sorrow of the characters and the violence, saying " Higurashi is a hard show to watch; while it's interesting, each chapter is progressively soul-sucking and depressing, as the characters struggle desperately to avoid grisly fates, often to no avail, multiple times." He finished the review by saying ". Higurashi is interesting and visceral enough to be worth viewing by the more adventurous." [121] References [ edit ] • ^ a b Speelman, Tom (November 2, 2016).

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I was fulfilled in the lively and irreplaceable daily life with my friends. Knowing the horrific dismembered murders that occurred in the past and the existence of haunting that has been handed down to the village, suspicions are accelerating due to the unnatural attitude of their friends .

The tragedy is repeated. Is it possible to overcome the fate of fear and suspicion and obtain an "answer"? --The summer of 1983 begins. Chapter name View Uploaded • Vol.4 Chapter 15.3: Nekodamashi-Hen Part 3.3 4,573 Sep 25,21 • Vol.4 Chapter 15.2: Nekodamashi-Hen Part 3.2 2,229 Sep 25,21 • Vol.4 Chapter 15: Nekodamashi-Hen Part 3.1 1,823 Sep 25,21 • Vol.4 Chapter 14.2: Nekodamashi-Hen Part 2.2 1,518 Sep 25,21 • Vol.4 Chapter 14: Nekodamashi-Hen Part 2.1 1,646 Sep 25,21 • Vol.4 Chapter 13.2: Nekodamashi-Hen Part 1.2 1,557 Sep 25,21 • Vol.4 Chapter 13: Nekodamashi-Hen Part 1.1 1,571 Sep 25,21 • Vol.4 Chapter 12.2: Tataridamashi-Hen Part 5.2 1,564 Sep 25,21 • Vol.4 Chapter 12: Tataridamashi-Hen Part 5.1 1,553 Sep 25,21 • Vol.3 Chapter 11.2: Tataridamashi-Hen Part 4.2 1,340 Sep 25,21 • Vol.3 Chapter 11: Tataridamashi-Hen Part 4.1 1,338 Sep 25,21 • Vol.3 Chapter 10.2: Tataridamashi-Hen Part 3.2 1,302 Sep 25,21 • Vol.3 Chapter 10: Tataridamashi-Hen Part 3.1 1,424 Sep 25,21 • Vol.3 Chapter 9.2: Tataridamashi-Hen Part 2.2 1,371 Sep 25,21 • Vol.3 Chapter 9: Tataridamashi-Hen Part 2.1 1,461 Sep 25,21 • Vol.3 Chapter 8.2: Tataridamashi-Hen Part 1.2 1,324 Sep 25,21 • Vol.3 Chapter 8: Tataridamashi-Hen Part 1.1 1,588 Sep 25,21 • Vol.2 Chapter 7: Watadamashi-Hen Part 4 1,621 Sep 25,21 • Vol.2 Chapter 6: Watadamashi-Hen Part 3 1,660 Sep 25,21 • Vol.2 Chapter 5: Watadamashi-Hen Part 2 1,688 Sep 25,21 • Vol.2 Chapter 4: Watadamashi-Hen Part 1 1,851 Sep 25,21 • Vol.1 Chapter 3: Onidamashi-Hen Part 3 5,979 Mar 14,21 • Vol.1 Chapter 2: Onidamashi-Hen Part 2 4,534 Mar 14,21 • Vol.1 Chapter 1: Onidamashi-Hen, Part 1 8,810 Mar 14,21 MANGA BY GENRES Latest Newest Top view ALL Completed Ongoing ALL Action Adventure Comedy Cooking Doujinshi Drama Fantasy Gender bender Harem Historical Horror Isekai Josei Manhua Manhwa Martial arts Mature Mecha Medical Mystery One shot Psychological Romance School life Sci fi Seinen Shoujo Shoujo ai Shounen Shounen ai Slice of life Smut Sports Supernatural Tragedy Webtoons Yaoi Higurashi no naku koro ni gou /> Higurashi no Naku Koro higurashi no naku koro ni gou Meguri Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou ( ひぐらしのなく頃に業When the Cicadas Cry Karma) is a manga series illustrated by Tomato Akase that acts as a sequel to Higurashi When They Cry.

While it was originally seen as an adaptation of the anime series of the same name, it appears to be separate altogether given the announcement of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Meguri as the manga's sequel. Is it a curse or fate? Challenge the inevitable tragedy. New "Higurashi" anime made into a comic!!

Keiichi Maebara has moved to Hinamizawa Village, a cold village in the mountains. I was fulfilled in the lively and irreplaceable daily life with my friends. Knowing the horrific dismembered murders that occurred in the past and the existence of haunting that has been handed down to the village, suspicions are accelerating due to the unnatural attitude of their friends … The tragedy is repeated.

Is it possible to overcome the fate of fear and suspicion and obtain an "answer"? –The summer of 1983 begins. Chapters Chapter Name Release Date Onidamashi Part 1 October 2, 2020 Onidamashi Part 2 October 16 Onidamashi Part 3 October 30 Watadamashi Part 1-1 November 13 Watadamashi Part 1-2 November 27 Watadamashi Part 2-1 December 11 Watadamashi Part 2-2 December 25 Watadamashi Part 3 January 8, 2021 Watadamashi Part 4 January 22 Tataridamashi Part 1-1 February 5 Tataridamashi Part 1-2 February 19 Tataridamashi Part 2-1 March 5 Tataridamashi Part 2-2 March 19 Tataridamashi Part 3-1 April 2 Tataridamashi Part 3-2 April 16 Tataridamashi Part 4-1 April 30 Tataridamashi Part 4-2 May 14 Tataridamashi Part 5-1 June 4 Tataridamashi Part 5-2 June 18 Nekodamashi Part 1-1 July 2 Nekodamashi Part 1-2 July 16 Nekodamashi Part 2-1 July 30 Nekodamashi Part 2-2 August 13 Nekodamashi Part 3-1 August 27 Nekodamashi Part 3-2 September 10 Nekodamashi Part 3-3 September 24 Volumes Vol.

Cover Release Date Chapters 1 November 4, 2020 • Onidamashi-hen Part 1 ( 鬼騙し編 其の壱) • Onidamashi-hen Part 2 ( 鬼騙し編 其の弐) • Onidamashi-hen Part 3 ( 鬼騙し編 其の参) 2 February 4, 2021 • Watadamashi-hen Part 1 ( 綿騙し編 其の壱) • Watadamashi-hen Part 2 ( 綿騙し編 其の弐) • Watadamashi-hen Part 3 ( 綿騙し編 其の参) • Watadamashi-hen Part 4 ( 綿騙し編 其の四) 3 July 2, 2021 • Tataridamashi-hen Part 1 ( 祟騙し編 其の壱) • Tataridamashi-hen Part 2 ( 祟騙し編 其の弐) • Tataridamashi-hen Part 3 ( 祟騙し編 其の参) • Tataridamashi-hen Part 4 ( 祟騙し編 其の四) 4 November 2, 2021 • Tataridamashi-hen Part 5 ( 祟騙し編 其の五) • Nekodamashi-hen Part 1 ( 猫騙し編 其の壱) • Nekodamashi-hen Part 2 ( 猫騙し編 其の弐) • Nekodamashi-hen Part 3 ( 猫騙し編 其の参) External Links • Official site on Young Ace UP Kaidan to Odorou, Soshite Anata wa Kaidan de Odoru Kataribanashi ( 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7) Higurashi Daybreak Portable • Higurashi no naku koro ni gou Daybreak Portable MEGA EDITION Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Jan • Tsubamegaeshi ( 1 • 2) Higurashi no Naku Koi ni: All you need is love ( 1 • 2 • 3) Umineko When They Cry crossovers

[AMV] Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Gou (2020)

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