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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu (ひぐらしのなく頃に卒 When the Cicadas Cry Graduation) is a 2021 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni anime project created by Studio Passione and a sequel to Higurashi: When They Cry - GOU.

Funimation licensed it under the title Higurashi: When They Cry - SOTSU.

Before the airing of the first episode, Ryukishi posted on Twitter that Gou and Sotsu are meant to be the culmination of the Question Arcs, Kai, and Rei.[1]


Ryukishi07 stated in an interview on March 23, 2021 that "Higurashi Sotsu is structured in a way that it tells the story of how the tragedy happened from Satoko's point of view. The game board rotates around, and the player changes from Rika to Satoko."

Promotion and Release

Sotsu was first teased at the end of Gou's last episode along with a teaser trailer, later posted to Kadokawa's Youtube channel.[2] The official anime account posted that Sotsu would begin airing in July[3], with Funimation putting out an English announcement.[4] Funimation later tweeted a subtitled version of the trailer.[5] The official anime website updated to reflect the new season.

An extended version of the trailer was showcased at AnimeJapan on March 26, 2021. It was uploaded to Kadokawa's Youtube channel on April 4, 2021.[6] Funimation posted a subtitled version of the second PV on April 6, 2021.[7]

On May 20, 2021, Kadokawa uploaded a new PV to their Youtube channel.[8] Funimation uploaded a subtitled version[9] and tweeted a new key visual.[10] The trailer showcased the new opening theme Analogy, performed by Ayane.

On June 6, 2021, it was announced that the anime would begin airing on July 1, 2021, with two episodes airing back to back.[11]

On June 17, 2021, the anime website updated with release dates for each Blu-Ray release of Sotsu. Four BD releases are planned, with the last one indicating that there will be 15 episodes total.[12]

On June 20, 2021, a second PV was released, revealing the ending theme to be Missing Promise by Suzuki Konomi.[13] Funimation tweeted out a subtitled version of the PV.[14]

List of Episodes

Episode Name Release Date
1 Oniakashi-hen Part 1 July 1, 2021
2 Oniakashi-hen Part 2 July 1
3 Oniakashi-hen Part 3 July 8
4 Wataakashi-hen Part 1 July 15
5 Wataakashi-hen Part 2 July 22
6 Wataakashi-hen Part 3 July 29

Voice Cast

Character Japanese VA
Keiichi Maebara Soichiro Hoshi
Rena Ryugu Mai Nakahara
Mion Sonozaki Satsuki Yukino
Shion Sonozaki Satsuki Yukino
Satoko Hojo Mika Kanai
Rika Furude Yukari Tamura
Kuraudo Ooishi Chafurin
Jirou Tomitake Toru Okawa
Miyo Takano Miki Itou
Kyousuke Irie Toshihiko Seki
Hanyuu Yui Horie
Teppei Houjou Katsuhisa Houki
Eua Noriko Hidaka

Trailers and PVs



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