Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei

Higurashi: When They Cry – Rei

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Synonyms: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni 3rd Season, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Dai San Ki
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に礼
English: Higurashi: When They Cry – Rei
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 5
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 25, 2009 to Aug 21, 2009
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Visual novel
Genres: HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: GoreGore, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.401 (scored by 104259104,259 users)
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Ranked: #22582
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Popularity: #1227
Members: 196,030
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The infamous series of unexplainable murders in Hinamizawa have been solved and the chains of fate have broken due to the efforts of Rika Furude and her friends. Rika believes she has finally obtained the normal and peaceful life she desired with her friends; however, she is proven wrong when the wheels of fate begin turning once again after an unfortunate accident.

Rika suddenly finds herself in a "perfect" world, the constant cycle of brutal killings having never taken place, where all of her friends are content and satisfied. Not wanting to abandon the world that she fought so hard for, she learns she must destroy an essential "key" to get back. But can Rika abandon the faultless world she is given the chance to live in, after all of her battles have brought her this far?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Oomori, Hiroyuki
Danno, Yoshito
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

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"Super Scription of Data" by Shimamiya Eiko

Ending Theme

"Manazashi" by anNina


Jan 10, 2022
tl;dr: A series of OVAs that have two comedy focused episodes, one pretty good and one just okay, and three episodes of an epilogue arc to Kai which is good in concept but somewhat weak in implementation.

*Note: This review has minor spoilers for Higurashi and Higurashi Kai.*

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei is a five episode OVA series that is somewhat of a sequel to Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, though with only the three episodes in the middle actually serving as the sequel. These three episodes feature Rika arriving in another timeline where things are essentially perfect and all of the tragedies that ...
Mar 23, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Okay, so, for the second half, it was pretty good. Well, it was fine. I didn't mind it. It was Higurashi, so I'd take what I could get.

But what the actual hell was that fanservice? Literally disgusting, I hated it. All the characters are 14 or younger. I can handle the little bit of fanservice in the main series, but I absolutely despised it here. I know any series like this is bound to have fanservice and that Higurashi has it in other parts of the series as well, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. I'd almost say it's not worth watching ...
Nov 15, 2012
Anime: Higurashi no Naku koro ni Rei

Title: Lost all faith in this series.

About the Anime: Several months have passed since the horrific events in Hinamizawa came to an end. Little by little life returns to normal, with Rika and her friends doing their best to put the past them and mend their old wounds. All seems to be going well until one day tragedy strikes again as Rika is unexpectedly involved in a bloody traffic accident that shatters her short-lived peace. As she wakes, she finds herself thrust back into the nightmare summer of 1983, and sets out to once again correct Hinamizawa's twisted killing ...

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