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.
On August 18, 2021, Funimation announced a dub of the series would begin airing on August 19, 2021.
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|
|7||Tatariakashi-hen Part 1||August 5|
|8||Tatariakashi-hen Part 2||August 12|
|9||Tatariakashi-hen Part 3||August 19|
|10||Tatariakashi-hen Part 4||August 26|
|11||Tatariakashi-hen Part 5||September 2|
|12||Kagurashi-hen Part 1||September 9|
|13||Kagurashi-hen Part 2||September 16|
|14||Kagurashi-hen Part 3||September 23|
|15||Kagurashi-hen Part 4||September 30|
- Main article: Voice cast of Higurashi
|Character||Japanese VA||English VA|
|Keiichi Maebara||Soichiro Hoshi||Khoi Dao|
|Rena Ryugu||Mai Nakahara||Emi Lo|
|Mion Sonozaki||Satsuki Yukino||Michelle Rojas|
|Shion Sonozaki||Satsuki Yukino||Michelle Rojas|
|Satoko Hojo||Mika Kanai||Brittany Lauda|
|Rika Furude||Yukari Tamura||Apphia Yu|
|Kuraudo Ooishi||Chafurin||Mark Stoddard|
|Jirou Tomitake||Toru Okawa||John Burgmeier|
|Miyo Takano||Miki Itou||Mallorie Rodak|
|Kyousuke Irie||Toshihiko Seki||Cody Savoie|
|Hanyuu||Yui Horie||Xanthe Huynh|
|Teppei Houjou||Katsuhisa Houki||TBA|
|Rumiko Chie||Fumiko Orikasa||Macy Anne Johnson|
|Eua||Noriko Hidaka||Emily Fajardo|
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
- Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU English Dub Comes to Funimation
- Official site
- Official Higurashi anime Twitter account
- Higurashi Sotsu on Funimation
- Higurashi Sotsu on Wakanim
- Ani-One's YouTube channel
- Higurashi Sotsu on Hulu