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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: When They Cry - Outbreak
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に拡〜アウトブレイク〜


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 15, 2013
Producers: Studio Deen
Duration: 52 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #19042
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The story is set in the same Hinamizawa village of the previous stories. The village has been completely sealed off due to a mysterious virus in 1983, and Maebara Keiichi and Ryuuguu Rena deal with the outbreak.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Parent story: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Characters & Voice Actors

Furude, Rika
Furude, Rika
Tamura, Yukari
Tamura, Yukari
Houjou, Satoko
Houjou, Satoko
Kanai, Mika
Kanai, Mika
Maebara, Keiichi
Maebara, Keiichi
Hoshi, Soichiro
Hoshi, Soichiro
Ryuuguu, Rena
Ryuuguu, Rena
Nakahara, Mai
Nakahara, Mai


Kawase, Toshifumi
Director, Script
Original Creator
Kawai, Kenji
Sakai, Kyuta
Character Design

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Sep 23, 2013
So I watched the first and probably also the last episode and I decided to make this short review for those who are not sure about this OVA.

Basically you can think of it as another world where things went bad but this time you will see how everything continued until the end I guess. Who knows how will it end. We can meditate about it.

The style is similar to the previous Higurashi series but different from OVAs that were more like parodies. Kaku is very serious and you can see again everyone (yeah especially Rena and her insane face) covered in blood. You will meet read more
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Sep 26, 2013
I was actually very excited when I heard about a new Higurashi. I have been a die hard Higurashi fan since I watch the first series and have now almost read and watched everything that even sllghtly related to Higurashi.

Considering how disappointed I was with a large proportion of Kira, I was trying my best not to get my hopes up for this OVA but upon seeing the trailer, I found it difficult not to. It looked serious, it looked exciting; Rena had her cleaver and Keiichi is armed with the bat. What's not to instantly get excited about?

In general, it was an interesting read more
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Sep 29, 2013
So I'll start by getting to the main point that might help you decide on whether to watch this or not. It was a great addition to the first two original Higurashi seasons. Not a continuation, but it gives you the same vibe.

However, there are key things that need to be pointed out. Just note that some of these points might only apply to the unknown fact of this OVA being the only one to come, or if it will have more episodes following it.

The story moved very fast (if it's a single OVA, then that's more understandable) and the mystery vibe of the Oyashiro's read more
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Oct 6, 2013
Well, in short, This wasn't what I expected.
The thing I am most disappointed with, is the story. I really loved the whole Higurashi series, and I was very happy, when I heard that Higurashi didn't end yet, and there will be a new OVA soon. I looked forward to watching it. But now, after I finished it, the movie seems to be a trailer for something bigger. It just simply seemed short. I couldn't find the curve of the story. There was no beginning. It jumped right into the middle of the story. There was no problem to develop, because it jumped right into a read more
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With the concept of mystery also comes horror and suspense among a small community. For Higurashi Outbreak and Ghost Hound, there exists a mysterious force that is causing terror among such a community.

Covered with mysteries, both anime conveys a more psychological mood as well with the events going on. The characters strives to get through these events that puts lives at danger.  

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Ending Theme

"You –Visionen im Spiegel" by Yuzuki (癒月)

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