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.
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. 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.
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.
On May 20, 2021, Kadokawa uploaded a new PV to their Youtube channel. Funimation uploaded a subtitled version and tweeted a new key visual. 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.
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.
List of Episodes
|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|
|Keiichi Maebara||Soichiro Hoshi|
|Rena Ryugu||Mai Nakahara|
|Mion Sonozaki||Satsuki Yukino|
|Shion Sonozaki||Satsuki Yukino|
|Satoko Hojo||Mika Kanai|
|Rika Furude||Yukari Tamura|
|Jirou Tomitake||Toru Okawa|
|Miyo Takano||Miki Itou|
|Kyousuke Irie||Toshihiko Seki|
|Teppei Houjou||Katsuhisa Houki|
Trailers and PVs
- Higurashi Sotsu PV Long Version
- Higurashi Sotsu PV 2 English Subtitled
- Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU Reveals New PV, Key Visual Ahead of Summer Premiere
- Higurashi Sotsu Part 4 Release Info: https://higurashianime.com/package_sotsu.html?cat=vol04
- "Higurashi Sotsu PV 2" On Kadokawa's Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzlsryX43fo
- Official site
- Official Higurashi anime Twitter account
- Higurashi Sotsu on Funimation
- Higurashi Sotsu on Wakanim
- Ani-One's YouTube channel
- Higurashi Sotsu on Hulu