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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai


Alternative Titles

English: When They Cry: Kai
Synonyms: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni 2, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni 2nd Series, Higurashi no Nakukoro ni 2nd Season, The Moment the Cicadas Cry 2
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に解

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2007 to Dec 18, 2007
Premiered: Summer 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.411 (scored by 121,726 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #1442
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #184
Members: 217,440
Favorites: 4,488
8.41
Ranked #144Popularity #184Members 217,440
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Episodes: /24

Synopsis

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai continues the story from the first series and sheds light on many of the dark mysteries prevalent in the first season. The young group of friends in the town of Hinamizawa continue to have terrible conflicts with one another in their never ending summer of 1983, often ending with the brutal murder of one of their members. With the help of her spiritual friend, Hanyuu, Furude Rika tackles these challenges over and over, trying her best to keep their lives from coming to a tragic end. With no end to the torture in sight, Rika must call upon the bonds of friendship and trust among her friends to discover the true villain of this eternal June.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ryuuguu, Rena
Ryuuguu, Rena
Main
Nakahara, Mai
Japanese
Nakahara, Mai
Furude, Rika
Furude, Rika
Main
Tamura, Yukari
Japanese
Tamura, Yukari
Sonozaki, Shion
Sonozaki, Shion
Main
Yukino, Satsuki
Japanese
Yukino, Satsuki
Sonozaki, Mion
Sonozaki, Mion
Main
Yukino, Satsuki
Japanese
Yukino, Satsuki

Staff

Kon, Chiaki
Kon, Chiaki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Gouda, Hozumi
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director
Shimo, Fumihiko
Shimo, Fumihiko
Script, Screenplay


Edit Opening Theme

"Naraku no Hana (奈落の花)" by Eiko Shimamiya

Edit Ending Theme

"Taishō.a (対象.a)" by anNina




More reviewsReviews

UchihaItachi6660
May 12, 2008
In this review, I am including both Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni and Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai in my comments. I will be calling the anime simply "Higurashi" in my review to save time. During the few times that I do choose to differenciate between the two seasons, I will refer to "Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai" simply as "Kai".

Story: Higurashi's storyline is stellar. It starts off as a horror/thriller anime where numerous mysteries arise in the small town of Hinamizawa. These mysterious storylines are filled with tension and suspense as the viewer fears for Keiichi's (the main character) life. Since Keiichi read more
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z-pak
Jan 3, 2008
I will say this now, if you have not seen the anime called Higurashi no Naku koro ni, then this review will be as useful as the dust that lies under your bed.

With that said, most of what I have to say about Kai will be a rehash of what I said in my season 1 review; therefore, I will not be giving a detailed review. Instead, I will say what I thought were the stronger aspects in Kai compared to that of the first season. No doubt, both seasons of Higurashi were wonderful and one cannot exist without the other. Because of this, it read more
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Ceptryn
Nov 28, 2008
Imagine you are an Olympic boxer, about to enter the gold medal match. It's going to be you're toughest fight, the world title holder thrice in a row. You've studied his moves, you're prepared, you know you can win and relish the challenge. You enter the ring and prepare for the greatest fight of your life. The bell rings! You launch forward... only to find your opponent collapsed on the ground due to a heart attack.

You won! But what's the feeling? Elation? Disappointment? Or a weird mixture of both?

Whatever that emotion is, that's what'll you feel upon completion of Higurashi Season 2. Brilliant twists, unparalleled read more
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LeaderTGW
Nov 6, 2015
You know, after playing the excruciating visual novel of Higurashi for PS2
Or the PC game. I told myself that when the anime adaption I'd
Undoubtedly hate it. To my shock the anime was such an improvement I
Just could not get over myself. The story, just like it's previous season is Unique and a bit confusing, however, this season is where things are finally
Starting to be explained. All of the "wait I don't get it" and "I'm confused"
That you may have been saying to yourself or out loud stop. In Kai,
Losing for Rika & Hanyū are not an option. The read more
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