Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou

Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou

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English: Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou
Synonyms: When They Cry, Higurashi: When They Cry - New, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (2020), When the Cicadas Cry, The Moment the Cicadas Cry
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に業


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 2020 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2020
Broadcast: Thursdays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: Frontier Works, Infinite
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Passione
Source: Visual novel
Genres: MysteryMystery, DementiaDementia, HorrorHorror, PsychologicalPsychological, SupernaturalSupernatural, ThrillerThriller
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.071 (scored by 2208822,088 users)
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Ranked: #33552
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Members: 148,494
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Rika Furude and her group of friends live in the small mountain village of Hinamizawa; in June 1983, they welcome transfer student Keiichi Maebara into their ranks, making him the only boy in their group. After school, they have fun playing games and spending each day living their lives to the fullest. Despite this seemingly normal routine, Keiichi begins noticing strange behavior from his friends, who seem to be hiding the town's dark secrets from him.

Elsewhere, a certain person watches these increasingly unsettling events unfold and remembers all the times that this, and other similar stories, have played out. Using that knowledge, this person decides to fix these broken worlds. However, when certain variables change, the individual is faced with a horrifying realization: they have no idea what to expect or how to stop the impending tragedy.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takahashi, Takeo
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

"I believe what you said" by Asaka (亜咲花)

Ending Theme

#1: "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (ひぐらしのなく頃に)" by Eiko Shimamiya (ep 1)
#2: "Kamisama no Syndrome (神様のシンドローム)" by Ayane (eps 2-??)

Nov 6, 2020
NisemonoDesu (All reviews)
Oh boy. This is a review I wish I didn’t have to write. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou was my most anticipated show from the Fall 2020 season, but in its current state it’s shaping up to be a disappointment to fans of the original, and confusing to newcomers to the series. Disclaimer: this show is still ongoing. All of my thoughts are subject to change as the show progresses. With that out of the way, let’s dive in.

I’m not sure if Passione ever officially said this would be a remake, but that’s definitely what everyone thought it was going to be. Google “Higurashi read more
Jan 11, 2021
Pasturple (All reviews)
> Higurashi no naku koro ni: Gou

I see a lot, and i mean A LOT, of negative reviews for this show... and i think this is clearly because most people came into this show with the wrong mindset.

This should have been clear from episode 2 and the opening alone.

(Slight Spoiler Warning if you haven't seen/read the original)
Episode 2 immediately jumps into it and shows you Hanyuu (who wasn't even introduced in the first season of the Deen adaptation) with Rika talking about the time read more
Nov 14, 2020
OnePumpMan (All reviews)
Disclaimer: This review was originally written as of Episode 5. Updated at Episode 15. This somehow got even worse. I'll update the review text to include all my updated thought when the show ends but basically, the story has gotten more stupid, the direction has gotten worse and the animation is making Deen look like Studio Ghibli.

So, I don’t usually take the time out of my day to leave a review on anime I don’t like, but as a huge fan of the original Higurashi (at least season 1 and most of the VN) I took personal exception to Higurashi Gou, a project I’d read more
Nov 5, 2020
eeasuper (All reviews)
The creators tried to find a balance which both newcomers and revisitors to Higurashi can enjoy. In the first 2 episodes, the attempt is evident by the inserting of novel cutscenes of Rika, made short for newcomers but nevertheless done for the sake of revisitors; and alongside the cutscenes, the usual progression of the storyline continues keeping it newer for revisitors as much as it is altered. I’d like to emphasize that the revisitor can feel positive elements subtracted from the original.

The creators’ balancing is an attempt that feels appreciable but not largely successful in the eyes of a revisitor. The revisitor feels it is read more

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