Ranked #1311

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei

Alternative Titles

English: When They Cry Gratitude
Synonyms: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni 3rd Season, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Dai San Ki
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に礼

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 5
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 15, 2009 to Aug 21, 2009
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Ranked: #13112
Popularity: #485
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Synopsis

The endless cycle of murders has been broken and Rika is finally able to settle down for a normal life with her friends. However, she is involved in a traffic accident and wakes up in a world where everything is different. A world where no one commited the sins that shaped them into the persons they are. It's up to Rika to discover the truth behind this world and whether or not it truly is perfect.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ryuuguu, Rena
Ryuuguu, Rena
Main
Nakahara, Mai
Japanese
Nakahara, Mai
Furude, Rika
Furude, Rika
Main
Tamura, Yukari
Japanese
Tamura, Yukari
Sonozaki, Mion
Sonozaki, Mion
Main
Yukino, Satsuki
Japanese
Yukino, Satsuki
Hanyuu
Hanyuu
Main
Horie, Yui
Japanese
Horie, Yui

Staff

Kawase, Toshifumi
Kawase, Toshifumi
Director, Script, Series Composition
Gouda, Hozumi
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director
Shimamiya, Eiko
Shimamiya, Eiko
Theme Song Performance
Annabel
Annabel
Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(0/5)

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Opening Theme

"Super Scription of Data" by Shimamiya Eiko

Ending Theme

"Manazashi" by anNina



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ddrcrono
Oct 2, 2009
Since a review is ~not~ supposed to be an plot summary, I'll give a general feel of what to expect and my opinion about it:

This OVA is broken into two basic sections: Silly episodes (the first and last) and plot episodes (the middle episodes).

You will likely not enjoy the silly episodes if you did not enjoy the silly/cute side of Higurashi. If, on the other hand you liked the antics throughout Higurashi, the silly episodes will probably just make your day. (They were the highlight of the OVA for me, though that's just personal taste).

The plot episodes have more of a traditional Higurashi feel to read more
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L-sama
Jun 14, 2011
To be honest, I was a little leery about picking up this installment of the Higurashi franchise. The first Higurashi series was a blast, but Kai left a bit of a bitter aftertaste with how it handled its two crucial arcs. Still, I wanted to see where the series could go despite not knowing what to expect and even after all of the questions were already answered. I’m glad I did.

Be advised: The first and last OVA are nothing like the rest of this short series. They serve as comedic buffers to the main storyline in which humor makes virtually no appearances at all. In read more
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SamFury
Sep 21, 2009
Sea-bears and Skylines

Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Rei [Rei] is the third installment of the Higurashi series based on the games created by 07th Expansion. Like the game, Rei covers the events after Furude Rika had finally escaped the meandering halls of fate, breaking the cycle of repetition.

Rei serves as more of a side story, giving small view into life after reiterating summer. The first and last episodes of the set OVA's are for purely comedic purposes. Nothing really happens and the only insight we get into any of the characters is that Rena finds Keichii's 'sea-bear' cute. Yes folks Higurashi went there... they read more
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tentacle_raep
Jun 27, 2009
So, do you want an ending to the Higurashi saga that is enjoyable, makes sense, and isn't full of government conspiracy, retconning, and actually has a sense of paranoia and sadness to it?

Well, skip the first episode which is just stupidity meant to ligthen the mood after two seasons of bloodshed and loli murder.

What has been done is a rather fresh and melancholy take on the series that finally wraps up the "mystery" behind Hinamizawa in a series of very well plotted episodes that solely focus on Rika Furude being trapped in an alternate Hinamizawa where none of the events of Showa 58 happened read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
The Haruhi movie and the Higurashi OVA are of similar lengths (150-160 mins,) yet require the viewing of two prior seasons to understand the stories.

Each presents a "what if?" scenario where a primary character (Kyon and Rika) end up in an unknown world, one that is similar to their own but differs in the lack of the supernatural elements that were the basis of the original storylines.  
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