Ranked #95
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

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Synonyms: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni 2, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni 2nd Series, Higurashi no Nakukoro ni 2nd Season, The Moment the Cicadas Cry 2, When they Cry 2
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に解


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2007 to Dec 18, 2007
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.511 (scored by 85271 users)
Ranked: #952
Popularity: #113
Members: 145,317
Favorites: 3,421
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Continuing from the first series, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai begins to shed some light on the dark mysteries prevalent in the preceding season. The young group of friends in the town of Hinamizawa continue to enter terrible conflicts with one another in their never ending summer of 1983, often ending with the brutal murder of one of their numbers. Furude Rika, with the help of her spiritual friend Hanyuu, tackles challenges over and over, trying her best to keep their lives from coming to a tragic end. With no end to the torture in sight, Rika must call upon the bonds of friendship and trust among her friends to discover the true villain of this eternal June.

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Adaptation: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Minagoroshi-hen, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Matsuribayashi-hen
Prequel: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Sequel: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei
Spin-off: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Horie, Yui
Horie, Yui
Furude, Rika
Furude, Rika
Tamura, Yukari
Tamura, Yukari
Houjou, Satoko
Houjou, Satoko
Kanai, Mika
Kanai, Mika
Maebara, Keiichi
Maebara, Keiichi
Hoshi, Soichiro
Hoshi, Soichiro


Kon, Chiaki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director
Suzuki, Masashi

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May 12, 2008
In this review, I am including both Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni and Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai in my comments. I will be calling the anime simply "Higurashi" in my review to save time. During the few times that I do choose to differenciate between the two seasons, I will refer to "Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai" simply as "Kai".

Story: Higurashi's storyline is stellar. It starts off as a horror/thriller anime where numerous mysteries arise in the small town of Hinamizawa. These mysterious storylines are filled with tension and suspense as the viewer fears for Keiichi's (the main character) life. Since Keiichi read more
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Jan 3, 2008
I will say this now, if you have not seen the anime called Higurashi no Naku koro ni, then this review will be as useful as the dust that lies under your bed.

With that said, most of what I have to say about Kai will be a rehash of what I said in my season 1 review; therefore, I will not be giving a detailed review. Instead, I will say what I thought were the stronger aspects in Kai compared to that of the first season. No doubt, both seasons of Higurashi were wonderful and one cannot exist without the other. Because of this, it read more
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Both have different worlds and the concept of time travel
Probably a huge spoiler, but their point of origin is exactly the same. Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica seemed like the "sugar-pink contacts on for some tension" version of Higurashi series after I finished watching it.

Opening Theme

"Naraku no Hana (奈落の花)" by Eiko Shimamiya

Ending Theme

"Taishō.a (対象.a)" by anNina

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