Higurashi When They Cry (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni), better known as When They Cry, is a Japanese murder mystery and soft visual novel series produced by 07th Expansion.
This visual novel franchise inspired many animes with the 26 episode season one by Studio Deen in 2006 and 24 episode season two, titled Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai (When They Cry II: Solutions), in 2007.
07th Expansion, in collaboration with Kadokawa, had announced in January that the series would get a new anime and released a trailer for the same.
The new anime project was on track to begin broadcasting from July 2020 after releasing a new promotional video announcing the cast and staff.
Later on, May 21, When They Cry’s official Twitter account announced that the new project would be delayed due to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on its production schedule.
Broadcast postponement notice https://higurashianime.comEnglish Translation, Twitter Translate
The official website and Twitter account for Higurashi When They Cry announced on July 6 that the new project will begin broadcasting in Japan from October 2020.
Broadcast time decided
The new project “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni” Broadcasting is scheduled to start in October 2020
Thank you all for waiting
Akio Watanabe is designing the characters for Ryukishi07 and 07th Expansion’s original work. Studio Passion will be animating the series with Infinite producing it and Naoki Hayashi in charge of series composition for the new project.
The new project will see returning cast members:
- 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
The official Twitter account had previously initiated a Watanagashi 2020 Higurashi Challenge in June with details about it on its website.
They also announced that to commemorate Watanagashi 2020 and the new series broadcasting, BS11 would rebroadcast all 26 episodes of the first season from July 6.
Watanagashi 2020 Higurashi Challenge Part ④ Congratulations on Natsashigashi 2020 and the new series broadcast
BS11 has decided to rebroadcast the first TV anime “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (all 26 episodes)”.
It will be broadcast on Monday, July 6th from 24:00-every two episodes every week in an hour frame. looking forward to!
After building so much hype, fans can’t wait for the new project to begin broadcasting in October.
About Higurashi When They Cry
Keiichi Maebara has just moved to the quiet little village of Hinamizawa in the summer of 1983 and quickly becomes inseparable friends with schoolmates Rena Ryuuguu, Mion Sonozaki, Satoko Houjou, and Rika Furude.
However, darkness lurks underneath the seemingly idyllic life they lead. When madness and paranoia begin taking root in Keiichi’s heart, he will stumble straight into the mysteries at work in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, a story that is told across multiple arcs.Originally Written By Epic Dope