Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai (ひぐらしのなく頃に解 lit. When the Cicadas Cry Solution) is the second half of the anime adaptation of the Higurashi main story by Studio DEEN. The anime was aired in Japan from July 6 to December 17, 2007. It adapts the contents of the last two Answer Arcs following an adaptation of a TIP from Tsumihoroboshi-hen and an exclusive arc named Yakusamashi-hen. The series is followed by the OVA series Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei.
Death follows a young group of friends in the deceptively quiet town of Hinamizawa. In the summer of 1983, despite trying their best to avoid disaster, the girls continue to experience terrible conflicts which, inevitably, rack up the body count. In a desperate attempt to save their lives, Rika Furude works with a spirit named Hanyuu to discover the truth behind the calamities. Return to Hinamizawa in When They Cry 2.
A total of 12 DVD box sets, each containing two episodes, were released between September 21, 2007 and August 22, 2008.
|1||Reunion||July 6, 2007|
|2||Yakusamashi-hen Part 1: Playing Tag||July 13|
|3||Yakusamashi-hen Part 2: Powerless||July 20|
|4||Yakusamashi-hen Part 3: Pre-established Harmony||July 27|
|5||Yakusamashi-hen Part 4: The Great Hinamizawa Disaster||August 3|
|6||Minagoroshi-hen Part 1: Rules of the Labyrinth||August 10|
|7||Minagoroshi-hen Part 2: How to Change Destiny||August 17|
|8||Minagoroshi-hen Part 3: Fluctuation||August 24|
|9||Minagoroshi-hen Part 4: Negotiation||August 31|
|10||Minagoroshi-hen Part 5: Confrontation||September 7|
|11||Minagoroshi-hen Part 6: Strong Will||September 14|
|12||Minagoroshi-hen Part 7: Hinamizawa Syndrome||September 25|
|13||Minagoroshi-hen Part 8: Finale||October 1|
|14||Matsuribayashi-hen Part 1: Miyo||October 8|
|15||Matsuribayashi-hen Part 2: Wriggling||October 15|
|16||Matsuribayashi-hen Part 3: The Beginning of the End||October 22|
|17||Matsuribayashi-hen Part 4: Strategy||October 29|
|18||Matsuribayashi-hen Part 5: The Final Piece||November 5|
|19||Matsuribayashi-hen Part 6: Opening||November 12|
|20||Matsuribayashi-hen Part 7: Trap||November 19|
|21||Matsuribayashi-hen Part 8: 48 Hours||November 26|
|22||Matsuribayashi-hen Part 9: Offense and Defense||December 3|
|23||Matsuribayashi-hen Part 10: Bloody Battle||December 10|
|24||Matsuribayashi-hen Part 11: End||December 17|
- Main article: Voice cast of Higurashi
|Keiichi Maebara||Soichiro Hoshi|
|Rena Ryuugu||Mai Nakahara|
|Satoko Houjou||Mika Kanai|
|Rika Furude||Yukari Tamura|
|Jirou Tomitake||Toru Okawa|
|Miyo Takano||Miki Itou|
|Kyousuke Irie||Toshihiko Seki|
|Mamoru Akasaka||Daisuke Ono|
|Rumiko Chie||Fumiko Orikasa|
Ura☆Higu (うら☆ひぐ) is a parody series that consists of 24 episodes included only in the home video releases of the anime. It contains dubbing by the original Japanese cast. Each episode only lasts a minute or less.
According to someanithing.com. the anime made 511.2 million yen (US equivalent: approx. $4,370,000, taking into account 2007 conversion rates) from DVD and Blu-Ray sales on its first release.
As of September 3, 2021, the anime sits at a score of 8.20 on MyAnimeList and an average score of 80% on AniList.
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Higurashi - When They Cry" and Anime Sequels https://www.sentaifilmworks.com/a/news/sentai-filmworks-licenses-higurashi-when-they-cry-and-anime-sequels
- Catalog page on Sentai Filmwork