Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Special: Nekogoroshi-hen

Higurashi: When They Cry - Cat Killing Chapter

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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
English: Higurashi: When They Cry - Cat Killing Chapter
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 2, 2007
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Light novel
Genre: MysteryMystery
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.141 (scored by 4230442,304 users)
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Ranked: #33352
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As a punishment for losing an intense poker game, Keiichi Maebara, Rena Ryuuguu, Mion Sonozaki, Satoko Houjou, and Rika Furude must walk around town dressed in costumes. Wanting to avoid being seen by more people, Keiichi convinces the group to visit Yagouchi—a deserted neighboring village.

Mion's mention of a nearby abandoned quarry spikes the attention of Rena and Keiichi. Still, as she tells them more about the mysterious incidents surrounding the place, they debate whether it would be wise to explore it.

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Kon, Chiaki
Shimamiya, Eiko
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Katakiri, Rekka
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Ooshima, Hiroyuki
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Opening Theme

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"Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" by Eiko Shimamiya

Ending Theme

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

Jul 25, 2010
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 ...
Jul 14, 2011
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 ...
Dec 16, 2010
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 ...

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