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
Genre: MysteryMystery
Theme: ParodyParody
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.541 (scored by 3994339,943 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #59452
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1943
Members: 79,411
Favorites: 142

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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


Tachibana, Hideki
Kato, Toshiyuki
Episode Director
Kawase, Toshifumi
Script, Series Composition
Horie, Yui
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance


Opening Theme

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Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"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)

Jun 24, 2013
AlchemistR (All reviews)
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 8/10. Over the course of the series, we have all seen just how much suffering the characters have gone through. Don't you read more
Jul 25, 2011
nekonapping (All reviews)
I love the original Higurashi and find this to be just a composite of fan service scenes that really don't have the same plot or impact. The art is good and theres noting really wrong with fan service but it's a major disappointment if you liked the original series and lacks any real conflict or plot.
Mar 22, 2014
Link_of_Hyrule (All reviews)
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
Feb 8, 2012
0504 (All reviews)
As the latest addition to the Higurashi-franchise, this OVA follows in the footsteps of the two less-serious and more comical arcs from Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei. Aside from the usual comic relief, this time there was further emphasis on fan-service, mainly seen during the first episode. In today's market it isn't surprising to see such content surface in the Higurashi-franchise, though evidently many Higurashi fans don't quite fit in the moe-loving masses, targeted by said content.

In short, if the intriguing story or the splatter-filled scenes from the original work are what you're after, you'll have to look elsewhere. But if you wish read more


Recent News

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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