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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni 3rd Season, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Dai San Ki, When They Cry Gratitude
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: Studio Deen
Duration: 30 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.641 (scored by 39881 users)
Ranked: #10862
Popularity: #334
Members: 69,013
Favorites: 313
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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.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei: Saikoroshi-hen
Prequel: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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



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Oct 2, 2009
ddrcrono
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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Jun 14, 2011
L-sama
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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Recommendations

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.

Opening Theme

"Super Scription of Data" by Shimamiya Eiko

Ending Theme

"Manazashi" by anNina

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