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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 no Naku Koro ni series. It is officially subtitled When they cry 2+.



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.


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-hen, Hirukowashi-hen, and a story from a booklet; Batsukoishi-hen is omitted but later included in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira.