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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira

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Synonyms: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni OVA 2, When They Cry Glitter
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に煌


Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 21, 2011 to Jan 25, 2012
Genres: Mystery, Parody
Duration: 29 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.551 (scored by 16475 users)
Ranked: #47182
Popularity: #949
Members: 32,081
Favorites: 73
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With things such as story out of the way, Higurashi cranks up the fanservice with Kira, a new OVA series to commemorate the series' 10th anniversary, featuring nail-biting situations such as Rika and Satoko becoming magical girls to battle evil magic crime syndicates with the help of their trusty squad of cheerleaders, among other things.
The excitement may be too much to handle. Do you dare step inside the... "different" world of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira?

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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


Tachibana, Hideki
Kanai, Mika
Theme Song Performance
Horie, Yui
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance
Tamura, Yukari
Theme Song Performance

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Jun 24, 2013
This is likely the only review I will every write on this site, and it's going to be a fairly brief one. The reason for this is that people give this show way too much hate.

First of all, anyone that watches Higurashi for the gore will not particularly like this OVA. But then again, Higurashi is in no way about the gore; it's about the characters and what they go through. And this fact is exactly why I am giving this an 9/10. Over the course of the series, we have all seen just how much suffering the characters have gone through. Don't you read more
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Mar 22, 2014
Since there are a lot of conflicting viewpoints on this 4 episode OVA, I thought I would just clear things up for those of you who are trying to decide weather or not to watch it:

First, let it be noted that there is no gore what so ever in the OVA; something that Higurashi is infamous for. However, if you were only watching Higurashi for its gore, then you were watching it for the wrong reasons, because it's not a show about mindless blood and gore. Higurashi is and has always been about the journey of the characters,the struggles they have had to go through, read more
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Full Metal Panic? was less serious than the Higurashi series but it did have it's suspenseful moments. Both of these series are mostly humor with fan-service... and a tiny bit of plot thrown in for spice.
Both anime are considered comedies based off a serious series celebrating a milestone.

Both series features characters from their respective works and are a funny watch that brings out hilarious comedy to the viewers.

Opening Theme

"Happy! Lucky! Dochy!" by Yukari Tamura, Mika Kanai, and Yui Horie

Ending Theme

#1: "Zendaimimon☆Miracle Change (前代未聞☆ミラクルチェンジ)" by Mai Nakahara (ep 1)
#2: "Tenshinranman☆Miracle Change (天真爛漫☆ミラクルチェンジ)" by Yukari Tamura, Mika Kanai (ep 2)
#3: "Ishindenshin☆Miracle Change" by Satsuki Yukino (ep 3)
#4: "Yuki Rinrin☆Miracle Change" by Yui Horie (ep 4)

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