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.
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. The official anime account posted that Sotsu would begin airing in July, with Funimation putting out an English announcement. Funimation later tweeted a subtitled version of the trailer.
The official anime website updated to reflect the new season.
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."
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. Funimation posted a subtitled version of the second PV on April 6, 2021.
Trailers and PVs