Transfer student Maebara Keiichi enjoys carefree days of playing with his friends in the sleepy town of Hinamizawa until news of a murder set horrible events into motion.
Aired: Apr 5, 2006 to Sep 27, 2006
Season 2 - Kai
Death follows a young group of friends in the deceptively quiet town of Hinamizawa. In the summer of 1983, despite trying their best to avoid disaster, the girls continue to experience terrible conflicts which, inevitably, rack up the body count. In a desperate attempt to save their lives, Rika Furude works with a spirit named Hanyuu to discover the truth behind the calamities. Return to Hinamizawa in When They Cry 2.
Aired: Jul 6, 2007 to Dec 18, 2007
Season 3 - Rei
With the cycle of brutal murders finally broken, Rika can finally ease into a normal life with her friends in Hinamizawa. However, everything changes when she's a victim of a traffic accident, and she wakes up in a world where everything is very different... almost perfect. No one around her is guilty of committing the sins that have shaped them in her world, but is this new world as perfect as it seems?
Aired: Feb 25, 2009 to Aug 21, 2009
Aliases: When They Cry, Higurashi: When They Cry - New, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (2020), When the Cicadas Cry, The Moment the Cicadas Cry
New kid Keiichi Maebara is settling into his new home of peaceful Hinamizawa village. Making quick friends with the girls from his school, he’s arrived in time for the big festival of the year. But something about this isolated town seems "off," and his feelings of dread continue to grow. With a gnawing fear that he’s right, what dark secrets could this small community be hiding?
it's 2007, we are seeing the aftermath of the disaster. The detective shares theories and his thoughts on it with Ooishi and another man. The nurse, Takano Miyo had predicted and documented things. She had a document to her name: 34
So we are talking about alternative timelines or other worlds
Reminds me of the Nonary Games when there were timelines he remember things just like Keiichi
this season's theme songs isn't as creepy and mysterious as season 1
Miyo's backstory and the research on the disease has been interesting
the queen carrier theory doesn't work as demonstrated in season 1 where Rika was killed during the battle against Shion
The idea of parasites influencing human behavior - we had zombies from fungal infections in Last of Us it's pretty crazy and stems into pseudo science. Yeah, there are fungus controling ants but nothing on a human level
Rika's connection to the Hinamizawa Syndrome is indeed rather contradictory with how the town's residents are affected. On the one hand, Rena, Keiichi, and Shion are still effected by the disease in spite of Rika still being alive within the town and being regarded as the "queen carrier" who can keep the symptoms of the syndrome repressed in all town residents. However, it was also shown that the disease became repressed in Rena once she returned to Hinamizawa after she moved before and the disease triggered due to accumulating stress from her parents' divorce and financial struggles.
However, the belief in Rika being the "queen carrier" is vital for a couple key elements of the series. For the town's residents, they believe she's the reincarnation of their town's deity, Oyashiro-sama, who will punish anyone that tries to leave the town and being firm in this belief keep them content with their lives as such to keep the symptoms of Hinamizawa Syndrome repressed.
Second, Takano and those she is working with in "Tokyo" are completely convinced of Rika's status as the "queen carrier" to keep Hinamizawa Syndrome in check. Because Takano is obsessed with publicly proving her father's research and spiting the Japanese government who attempt suppressing the information, she tries using "Tokyo" to orchestrate Rika's murder and use her death as a pretext to wipe out all of the town's residents before the worst of Hinamizawa Syndrome affects them. By doing all this, she uses "Tokyo" to acknowledge her father's research was true publicly and makes an embarrassment of the government officials who suppressed the information.
Someday I’ll be gone To somewhere that we belong And God has never played his role 'Cause I’m the one who saves my soul It’s a perfect world we’re longing for
The official website for the new Higurashi: When They Cry (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) anime project announced on Tuesday that the anime will premiere this October. The anime was originally scheduled to premiere in July, but it was delayed due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the production schedule.
The official website for the new Higurashi: When They Cry (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) anime project posted the second promotional video and the latest visual on Friday. The video reveals that the first 13 episodes will premiere on October 1, and that episode 14 will premiere on January 7. It also confirmed more returning cast members.
Episode 1 will premiere on October 1 at 23:30 on the Tokyo MX and BS11 channels, and it will also run on the Sun TV channel as well as on the d Anime Store and Hikari TV services. Episode 14 will then premiere on January 7 on those same venues. The manga adaptation by Tomato Akase will launch in Kadokawa's Young Ace Up service on October 2. Funimation will stream the anime as it airs in Japan.
Returning cast members also include Sōichiro Hoshi as Keiichi Maebara, Mai Nakahara as Rena Ryūgū, Satsuki Yukino as Mion Sonozaki, Mika Kanai as Satoko Hōjō, Yukari Tamura as Rika Furude, Chafurin as Kuraudo Ooishi, Toru Ohkawa as Jirō Tomitake, Miki Itō as Miyo Takano, and Toshihiko Seki as Kyōsuke Irie.
Hong Kong content distributor MediaLink Entertainment Limited's Ani-One YouTube channel announced on Saturday that it will stream the new Higurashi: When They Cry (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) anime project on October 1 at 9:00 p.m. IST. Episodes will stream every week close to the Japanese telecast.
Alongside Hong Kong and India, Ani-One will stream the anime in Brunei, Cambodia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Macau.
Good start - before the horrible stuff even though they did a cold open in the beginning where Kenta was smashing the girls to bloody pieces and scratching himself. That scene enough made me feel uncomfortable.
There is a lot of comedic stuff in the beginning just to establish the characters as well as zoom out shots of the girls speaking deeply whenever Keiichi asks about the dam incident that resulted in suicide and dismemberment.
Ep 2 Might be nostalgia bias (well not for since I watched the show back in 2019. The new opening song is okay. Not as chilling.
Things to take note:
Thought it was a reboot but this suggests otherwise. Gou means the number 5 in Japan.
The ending credits specify the name of the arc. i.imgur.com/1AKN4bM.png Not just Rika, Keiichi starts to remember the past timeline when he was hitting the wood. i.imgur.com/cWn5CAP.png The ending theme song sequence shows a bunch of scenes from past arcs.
As for the episode, nothing bad happen. The kids play a game during P.E., Keiichi and Rena salvage a human sized figure that looks like Colonel Kentucky Fried Chicken, and lastly, the kids attend the festival.
Up to The Remake's 2nd Episode: Dark as always, and this is pretty fun, so far. However, like Taka's statements, it does feel like an extension instead of a remake in case of certain parts, unless I'm mistaken. Other than that, this is definitely one of my Aces of the season if it weren't already.
Taka: I remember watching Devils' Line. I can't remember any issues I had. I have to look at my comments.
Oct 13, 2021 2:07:17 GMT
Old Man Dream: One of those familiar vampire stories in a modern setting where the male lead hates himself because of his vampiric nature and is in love with a human woman. The execution of the whole story is pretty clumsy and from what I gather, the anime is...
Oct 13, 2021 9:20:17 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...rushing through 40 chapters of manga material to fit into 12 anime episodes. Definitely shows with how quickly it's creaming through events, with the main couple being bland between angsty male vampire and the human female devoted to him.
Oct 13, 2021 9:21:50 GMT
Old Man Dream: Besides that plot, said male lead's involved with a secret government agency tasked with controlling vampires that give into their bloodlust.
Oct 13, 2021 9:22:42 GMT
Old Man Dream: And adding more insult to injury, the new Injustice animated movie is a big mess.
Oct 14, 2021 1:39:37 GMT
Taka: I read through my comments. Bloodlust and rapes along with innuendos. The romance I never mentioned of - with the details you mentioned - I remembered now it was pretty bad.
Oct 14, 2021 4:39:16 GMT
Old Man Dream: I'm thankfully pretty far in the series. Just have 3 more episodes, which I should get taken care of by tomorrow evening. Kind of regret thinking this would be a good title to dabble into for Halloween.
Oct 14, 2021 9:17:57 GMT
Taka: Didn't catch the Injustice movie. Waiting for it to be digitally available. That's a shame.
Oct 15, 2021 1:57:55 GMT
Old Man Dream: The movie got leaked online a week early before its release date. The negative reception to it, especially with how regarded the comic book and video game versions of Injustice are, got me curious to see how bad it was. I won't spoil things unlike most...
Oct 15, 2021 9:18:08 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...folks are unfortunately doing. But I'll just say that it both tries cramming too much into an 80-minute film and alters things rather heavily compared to the game and comics.
Oct 15, 2021 9:19:07 GMT
Taka: That is a shame considering they split Long Halloween into two parts. I guess with Injustice, you are appealing to 3 groups: the video game folks, the comic book folks, and then the new fans.
Oct 16, 2021 5:59:49 GMT
Old Man Dream: It sounds like you're assuming the games and comics run separate stories. The video game series serves as the main story of the franchise, while the comics serve as prequel or interquel to expand on and fill in the details on events that weren't...
Oct 16, 2021 12:33:54 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...elaborated on within the video games.
Oct 16, 2021 12:36:18 GMT
Taka: Thanks for the correction. For some reason I thought the video game was loosely based on the comic books and treated the two as separate stories. With fighting games, I assumed they had more flexibility due to different endings.
Oct 17, 2021 2:49:30 GMT