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This article is about the manga series serialized starting in 2021. 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令, lit. When the Cicadas Cry Order) is a Higurashi When They Cry manga series currently consisting of the arcs Oniokoshi-hen and Hoshiwatashi-hen. Each arc takes place approximately 35 years after the original story in 2019 during the Reiwa Era. The series is to be released to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Higurashi series.

Promotion and Release

Higurashi Rei was first announced on September 24, 2021 by the Big Gangan Twitter account.[1] Oniokoshi would be illustrated by Natsumi Kei and serialized in Gangan Online while Hoshiwatashi would be illustrated by Tokiya Seigo and serialized in Big Gangan.

Story Arcs


  • The Kanji character for "Rei" in the title is different from the one used in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei (ひぐらしのなく頃に礼, lit. When the Cicadas Cry Gratitude). The character used for this new series is ("令", lit. command; order; dictation), the same as the first character in Reiwa (令和).

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