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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei (ひぐらしのなく頃に礼 lit. When the Cicadas Cry Gratitudes) is an OVA series of the Higurashi series by Studio DEEN. The series consists of 5 episodes that were released in Japan from February 25 to August 21, 2009. It adapts the contents of two of the arcs from the namesake visual novel title following Hajisarashi-hen, an adaptation of a namesake light novel. The series is followed by another OVA series, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira.


While Batsukoishi-hen from the VN is not included, it is later included in Kira.

Episode Name Release Date
1 Hajisarashi-hen February 25, 2009
2 Saikoroshi-hen Part 1 March 25
3 Saikoroshi-hen Part 2 May 22
4 Saikoroshi-hen Part 3 June 24
5 Hirukowashi-hen August 21

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