Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

Higurashi: When They Cry – Kai

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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
English: Higurashi: When They Cry – Kai
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2007 to Dec 18, 2007
Premiered: Summer 2007
Broadcast: Fridays at 02:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Visual novel
Genres: HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: GoreGore, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.171 (scored by 252714252,714 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4022
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #466
Members: 477,087
Favorites: 7,415

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In the small village of Hinamizawa, Rika Furude and her friends live together in relative harmony. Beneath this mask of peace, however, lies a hidden darkness, one that Rika understands all too well. In this eternal summer, she has been witness to unspeakable horrors. Every time the clock resets, Rika must try to find the villain behind these senseless deaths before tragedy strikes again. However, trying to decipher a mystery when only half the clues are present proves time and again to be disastrous, and each time she believes that things will change, she inevitably fails. As the annual festival approaches, Rika begins her descent from hope to despair in her struggle to break the chains of fate entangling them all.

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai adapts the last two chapters of 07th Expansion's eight chapter visual novel.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Fukao, Satoshi
Assistant Producer
Danno, Yoshito
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Taishou.a (対象.a)" by anNina


Feb 6, 2024
In my view, the inaugural season of Higurashi was truly epic, and its sequel does not disappoint. This time, the narrative revolves around Rika Furude, joined by her friend Hanyuu, as they endeavor to defy fate and break Hinamizawa's vicious cycle of bloodshed. While some may lament the reduced level of gore compared to the first season, the story compensates by intricately intertwining the disparate arcs into a cohesive whole, addressing lingering questions from before.

For me, the convergence of elements in Higurashi and Hinamizawa is simply beautiful, especially when the truth behind the murders and the identity of the true culprit are revealed. I find ...
Nov 14, 2020
Mixed Feelings
It's a bit better than the first season, since this is where the show starts to really begin to make sense and show its true colors, even offering a few touching moments. While this season's part of the narrative is told much more methodically and features more cohesion, more life lessons and character insights, it still has many of the problems of season 1.

Frankly, I don't really love this anime that much, but it seems like a lot of fans of it are kind of misreading Takano's character and why the author has tried to portray her as sympathetic. I always find it strange when ...
Nov 22, 2020
It’s about time I watched Higurashi Kai. I tried watching this on three separate occasions in the span of six years. I’ve been a huge Higurashi fan for a long time now, but I’ve always had trouble getting into this one. After the third attempt I accepted the fact that Higurashi Kai’s first episode kinda sucks. The first episode is a boring slog to get through with the constant talking, and it has this strange white filter that makes the visuals difficult to see. Which reminds me of another anime I don’t like very much, Boogiepop Phantom. Characters will talk for long, long periods of ...

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