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
Producers: Frontier Works
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery
Theme: ParodyParody
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.571 (scored by 4513945,139 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #71542
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2269
Members: 87,638
Favorites: 157

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Episodes: /4


1. Batsukoishi-hen
2. Ayakashisenshi-hen
3. Musubienishi-hen
4. Yumeutsushi-hen


Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira was released to celebrate the franchise's 10th anniversary.

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Opening Theme

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"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 (eps 1)
2: "Tenshinranman☆Miracle Change (天真爛漫☆ミラクルチェンジ)" by Yukari Tamura, Mika Kanai (eps 2)
3: "Ishindenshin☆Miracle Change" by Satsuki Yukino (eps 3)
4: "Yuki Rinrin☆Miracle Change" by Yui Horie (eps 4)


Jan 15, 2022
tl;dr: A comedy focused spin off of Higurashi that has really solid comedy and a really sweet and well made ending.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira is similar to Rei in that it has episodes that are just random nonsense that aren’t connected to the main plot as well as those that are connected and serve as somewhat of an epilogue. Kira is different from Rei though, in that while Rei was weighted more towards being an epilogue, Kira is weighted more towards random nonsense.

The first three episodes of Kira are primarily centered around comedy. The first mainly involves a series of random delusions Keiichi ...
Nov 22, 2023
Mixed Feelings
That was certainly something... I wouldn't suggest this to anyone unless you are specifically looking for more Higurashi/When They Cry content, this is just due to the way that these kind of fan service-y OVA's usually are (this is the 10th anniversary celebration[?]) One episode that is specially hard to get through is the first episode, which harder to stomach compared to literally all of the first and second season, while still being as strange as Rei (this isn't a compliment).

And similar to my feelings on Rei, you can completely skip this and not miss out on anything, but it still has something for fans ...
Nov 14, 2021
I'd rather claw my own throat out than watch this again. I'm just going to have to rate this based on memory. Which sucks because I never wanted to think about this again.

Look, I get it. It's not the main series. It's supposed to be a breath of fresh air for the characters. Getting killed over and over kinda sucks. So hey, happy stuff.
Oh for heaven's sake just give me a beach episode, anything but THIS. This is not how you handle a happy version of Higurashi. Which I would like, by the way. These characters are great. I love these guys. Fantastic ...

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New Higurashi no Naku Koro ni OVA Announced

Frontier Works' official twitter account has announced a new Higurashi no Naku Koro ni OVA to commemorate the series' 10th anniversary. The title is "...read more

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