Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou


Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou

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Alternative Titles

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
English: Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou
German: Higurashi: When They Cry GOU
Spanish: Cuando las Cigarras Lloran
French: Higurashi: When They Cry - GOU
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Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 2020 to Mar 19, 2021
Premiered: Fall 2020
Broadcast: Thursdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Passione
Source: Visual novel
Genres: HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 7.211 (scored by 5952959,529 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #28712
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Popularity: #832
Members: 222,697
Favorites: 1,276

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Synopsis

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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Majima, Takahiro
Episode Director
Takahashi, Takeo
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"I believe what you said" by Asaka
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Ending Theme

4: "I believe what you said" by Asaka (eps 24)
1: "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni " by Eiko Shimamiya
2: "Kamisama no Syndrome" by Ayane
3: "Fukisokusei Entropy" by Ayane



Mar 18, 2021
Luubie (All reviews)
--- The review contains spoilers ---

"Oh Rika, I told you to pick one, didn't?" ~ Satoko Houjou

24 episodes, a dream: to continue a franchise of almost 20 years at the height of visual novels and anime. Higurashi no Naku koro ni returned in 2020, with a surreal season. In the first season, we saw crazy, disturbing scenes and a shocking story. Higurashi Kai softens and resolves the disruption and brings a great ending to the entire series. Higurashi Rei is shorter, only 5 episodes, serving as a sequel after Kai. Now, in 2020/1, Higurashi Gou is broadcast and a new information clash is used in read more
Mar 18, 2021
Mistrals_ (All reviews)
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS

The entire time spent watching Higurashi Gou, I found a pair of questions plaguing my mind: who is this for and why does it exist?

Unfortunately, two cours later I still lack any satisfactory answers. As much as I’d like to believe this exists for reasons beyond plugging a gacha game and lining the creators’ pockets, I’m struggling to say otherwise. I can only hope the upcoming sequel Sotsu will be able to build off of Gou’s foundation and take this story anywhere interesting or meaningful; as is, the only things I can credit Gou for are its extreme lack of respect for read more
Mar 18, 2021
SingleH (All reviews)
To turn a remake into a failure, you simply have to make it worse than the original, and to turn a sequel into a failure, you have to make it contribute nothing of value to and be so significantly worse than its predecessors that watching it actually dilutes the quality of the entire series as a whole. In an effort to be simultaneously accessible to newcomers and satisfying to long time fans, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou tries to be a remake and a sequel at the same time, but it manages to only have the failures of both, so the resulting mess should read more
Mar 18, 2021
Kaizoku-Otaku (All reviews)
If you stumbled upon this article because you're curious about Higurashi and think you can start from here. This is the place for you. Don't worry. I won't include any spoilers at all. Now let me tell you, this is not a remake, a reboot, a spin-off, or any of that. It's a bonafide sequel. Whoever told you otherwise is a liar and should be ashamed of themselves. When it comes to the haters. Are there what seems to be what you call plotholes, or simply that things don't make sense? What did you expect? If you have watched the prequel and not wandered into read more

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