Ranked #4648

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira

Alternative Titles

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
Source: Original
Genres: Mystery, Parody
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.591 (scored by 20,246 users)
Ranked: #46482
Popularity: #1060
Members: 39,241
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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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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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Jul 26, 2011
Short preface...


Phew... Phew... I'd prefere to swear for the whole review, but readers probably expecting something different. So let's go to the main dish.

What is the main dish? Bloody steak. The secret, however, lies in the way of preparing. First, we wait some time, ten years for example. Meat should be stale and rotten. Next we have to coat meat with chocolate, sugar and other sweets. The dish ready for serving! It's called Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira

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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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Aug 4, 2011
As of the first episode of Kira, it's absolutely terrible. I knew from the trailer that it was going to be bad but the whole thing turns out just to be an extended eroge sequence involving each of the main girls in turn.

DEEN have an opportunity to make an OVA for Higurashi, one of my favourite series, and they make this... this... abomination. Maybe the three episode arc will be vaguely less disgusting but going off this first episode I don't even know why I should bother continuing to watch it.

Rei had a similar thing with a silliness fun episode at the start but the 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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