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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak (ひぐらしのなく頃に拡 〜アウトブレイク〜 lit. When the Cicadas Cry Expansion ~Outbreak~) is an OVA of the Higurashi series by Studio DEEN. It adapts a short story originally included in Higurashi Daybreak Original Soundtrack. It was released as a prize for CR Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Itadaki and sold separately for a limited time only.

The short story was later adapted again as a visual novel in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou.

Synopsis

Early in the summer of Showa 58 (1983).
The peaceful daily life in Hinamizawa is abruptly shrouded in a disturbing atmosphere.
Blockades encircling the prefectural borders. Having lost its harmonious lifestyle, the darkness of paranoia swirls around the barricaded Hinamizawa.
Pushed to the limits of suspicion, the residents are possessed by a mad rage.
This mysterious virus... is it Oyashiro-sama's curse, or a conspiracy? What of the identity of those men in protective gear and the whereabouts of Rika...?
Wielding a bat and hatchet, Keiichi and Rena venture into a mortal combat.
What conclusion awaits this catastrophe?!
The curtain rises on an unscripted tragedy.

昭和58年初夏。
雛見沢の平和な日常は突如として不穏な空気に包まれる。
県境に張り巡りらされた封鎖線。平穏な生活を失い、封鎖された雛見沢に疑心暗鬼の闇が渦巻く。
猜疑心が限界に達し、荒れ狂う住人たち。
未知のウイルスとは・・・オヤシロさまの祟りか、陰謀か?そして防護服の男たちの正体と、
梨花の行方は・・・圭一とレナはバットと鉈を握りしめ、決死の戦いに挑む。
この惨劇の結末とは・・・!?
描かれなかった惨劇の幕が開かれる。

(Taken from the catalog on Frontier Works.)

Trailers

Production

Main article: List of Higurashi home video releases#Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak

Plot Summary

Gallery

References