Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Special: Nekogoroshi-hen

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Synonyms: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Cat Killing Chapter
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に 猫殺し編


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 2, 2007
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Light novel
Genres: MysteryMystery
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.181 (scored by 3770437,704 users)
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Ranked: #29362
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Popularity: #1991
Members: 68,608
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After losing a bet, Keiichi, Mion, Rena, Satoko and Rika parade around the town in costumes. When they come to a fork in the road, they decide to go to Yagouchi, a nearby abandoned village. Once there Keichii and Rena learn the mystery of a strange haunted quarry as they debate whether or not to check it out.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Kon, Chiaki
Shimamiya, Eiko
Theme Song Performance
Katakiri, Rekka
Theme Song Performance
Original Creator


Opening Theme

"Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" by Eiko Shimamiya

Ending Theme

"Why,or why not" by Hiroyuki Oshima feat. Rekka Katakiri

Jul 25, 2010
Abyssal_ (All reviews)
Okay this is my first review :)

Being a big fan of the Higurashi series I was excited to find out that a new adaptation of the story was being released. Needless to say i didn't have any hopes or expectations as most of the questions were answered (Watch Higurashi no Naku Koroni Kai to find out) other than wanting to see my favourite cast of characters set off onto a new adventure.

......also just in case

Story: 6/10
This special gives a sort of side story to the main series and contains some mystery read more
Jul 14, 2011
Simonian (All reviews)
My previous review on Nekogoroshi-hen was a bit messed up (people couldn't read all of it), so here goes try no. 2

For those of you who don't know Higurashi this review will be probably useless, since it's kinda aimed at people who already know it.

This special opens with Maebara and co. in the school on yet another club session. This time they're playing poker and betting large amounts of money. Unfortunately for our hero, halfway through the game he loses all of his money. But of course it's Keiichi we're talking about so instead of money he bets himself. If a loser, he promises the read more
Dec 16, 2010
Diassia (All reviews)
I am a massive fan of Higurashi (I've watched all the anime and am making my way through the manga) so when I found this I became unnaturally excited.

[Warning: May contain SPOILERS]

Story: I wasn't sure where this came in the chronology of the original series, kai and rei so I was watching it completely out of interest (but it did have the same creepy feel as the first season and the same music - which is a massive plus in its favour). There isn't much to the story. In true Higurashi style, the first section of the episode is happy and amusing and slowly read more
Aug 15, 2014
bennitori (All reviews)
This side story appears to take place some time during season 1, before Kai. This episode is essentially a filler, but a good filler.

Story (7):The cast of our usual lovable characters sit around and try to figure out another local mystery. The mystery has nothing to do with the overall plot. But if you watch this before Kai (which most of us didn't), it does provide good foreshadowing. That said, it doesn't really advance the plot at all besides that.

Art (7): It has the same art style as Rei, which can be distracting (since Rei is after both the first season and Kai). Regardless, read more

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