Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak

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Synonyms: When They Cry - Outbreak
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に拡〜アウトブレイク〜


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 15, 2013
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Visual novel
Genres: HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: GoreGore, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 52 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.211 (scored by 3213332,133 users)
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Ranked: #29302
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Popularity: #2330
Members: 65,993
Favorites: 103

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It is 1983, and Hinamizawa is under quarantine. A mysterious and deadly virus has been discovered within the small village, and its residents—such as teenager Keiichi Maebara and his friends Mion Sonozaki and Rena Ryuuguu—are left confused and frightened by the situation.

As the villagers begin to search for a way to stop the affliction from spreading, some make drastic plans, which leaves Keiichi and his friends looking for a way to escape the village. But when tensions reach an all-time high, some of his group may not make it out unscathed as they fight for their lives against enemies both seen and unseen.

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Kawase, Toshifumi
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Kawai, Kenji


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"You –Visionen im Spiegel" by Yuzuki (癒月)

Sep 23, 2013
So I watched the first and probably also the last episode and I decided to make this short review for those who are not sure about this OVA.

Basically you can think of it as another world where things went bad but this time you will see how everything continued until the end I guess. Who knows how will it end. We can meditate about it.

The style is similar to the previous Higurashi series but different from OVAs that were more like parodies. Kaku is very serious and you can see again everyone (yeah especially Rena and her insane face) covered in blood. You will meet ...
Sep 26, 2013
Mixed Feelings
I was actually very excited when I heard about a new Higurashi. I have been a die hard Higurashi fan since I watch the first series and have now almost read and watched everything that even sllghtly related to Higurashi.

Considering how disappointed I was with a large proportion of Kira, I was trying my best not to get my hopes up for this OVA but upon seeing the trailer, I found it difficult not to. It looked serious, it looked exciting; Rena had her cleaver and Keiichi is armed with the bat. What's not to instantly get excited about?

In general, it was an interesting ...
Aug 6, 2014

- Director: Alright staff! Lets recup: What did the audiences like in the Higurashi series?

-Staff 1: I know, I know! The mystery and never really knowing what's going on.

-Staff 2: How human and full of flows the characters were. Even the killers had times when they were afraid, confused and in complete disarray about their emotions.

-Staff 3: How the community was a quiet, eerie place on the surface, full of dark secrets and people who moved in the shadows in the background. Also how cut it was from the outside world!

-Staff 4: How the characters are slowly slipping into insanity, starting ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 )
Stark700 - Aug 15, 2013
176 replies by Chrome_Falcon »»
Aug 23, 1:08 PM
ylight67 - Jun 14, 2019
2 replies by ylight67 »»
Mar 15, 2020 6:58 PM
When is this?
WitchJacqueline - Nov 28, 2014
1 replies by TimeGoesOn »»
May 25, 2015 4:37 PM
Higurashi Outbreak's supposedly ending
I_Am_Drunk - Jul 19, 2014
1 replies by Luna »»
Jul 29, 2014 1:13 AM
So, who else is excited? ( 1 2 3 )
Katsuro-chan - Dec 16, 2012
122 replies by doyakubo »»
Jan 10, 2014 9:49 AM