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This article is about the visual novel release in 2006. For other titles with the same reading, see the disambiguation page.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei (ひぐらしのなく頃に礼, lit. When the Cicadas Cry Gratitude) is a collection of 3 extra arcs of the Higurashi When They Cry series. It is officially subtitled When they cry 2+.

The arcs has been released in English by MangaGamer under the title Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Rei.



An epilogue to Matsuribayashi. Rika wakes up in a strange world different from the one she knows and as she explores is faced with the choice of staying there or returning to her old one.


An extra arc not considered to take place within the main story. An ancient artifact in the Furude Shrine bestows love upon whoever holds it, with chaos ensuing as it changes hands.


An extra arc that originally served as the All-Cast Review for Meakashi.

Release History

Comiket 71

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei first released at Comiket 71 on December 31, 2006.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou

Rei was rereleased with Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou on August 17, 2014.

English Release

MangaGamer translated the entirety of Rei and will release it on June 2, 2022. Changes include:

  • Porting from NScripter to Unity.
  • New character art by Kurosaki.


Main article: Higurashi When They Cry Rei (anime)

A namesake OVA series was released in 2009 as a direct sequel to the Kai anime. It adapts Saikoroshi, Hirukowashi, and a story from a booklet; Batsukoishi-hen is omitted but later included in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira.


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