Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira

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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


Information

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)

Statistics

Score: 6.541 (scored by 4182041,820 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #61992
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2019
Members: 81,595
Favorites: 145

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Synopsis

Batsukoishi-hen
Losing yet another club activity, Keiichi Maebara is forced to serve out a humiliating punishment game. Wanting to break his streak of misfortune, Keiichi makes a desperate cry for help, summoning the lustful yet dependable Soul Brothers. The four band together to devise their own merciless penalty games for the other female club members—all for the taste of victory.

Ayakashisenshi-hen
Finding themselves in a strange parallel world, Rika Furude and Satoko Houjou encounter bizarre monsters amid an ominous fog that shrouds Hinamizawa. The girls discover this to be the work of Tokyo Magica, a nefarious organization that seeks world domination using the ancient power of the Furude Shrine. With the help of her friends, Rika must retrieve a mystical wand and transform into a magical girl to save Hinamizawa from complete destruction.

Musubienishi-hen
After receiving compliments that the two appear to be an ideal couple, the true nature of the relationship between Keiichi and Mion Sonozaki grows uncertain. As Mion is too embarrassed to take the next step, her twin sister Shion resolves to decide on her behalf. However, Shion's efforts prove surprisingly effective, causing an unexpected competition for Keiichi's affection.

Yumeutsushi-hen
At a time of fading serenity, a young Rika and Hanyuu play a game of hide-and-seek. Entering an ancient shrine, Rika closes its doors thinking it to be the perfect hiding spot.

In the present, Hanyuu takes a stroll through Hinamizawa to enjoy the scenery. Upon hearing a familiar voice, she finds the young Rika alone and confused. Hanyuu discovers that a time paradox has occurred, with Rika having been transported into the future. In turn, she and the rest of the Hinamizawa gang set out to find the now century-old shrine and help Rika return to the past.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

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

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

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


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Opening Theme

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"Happy! Lucky! Dochy!" by Yukari Tamura, Mika Kanai, and Yui Horie
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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)



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.
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
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

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