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: 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: DementiaDementia, HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, PsychologicalPsychological, SupernaturalSupernatural, ThrillerThriller
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.221 (scored by 4878048,780 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #27522
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #855
Members: 197,815
Favorites: 1,067

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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


Majima, Takahiro
Episode Director
Takahashi, Takeo


Opening Theme

"I believe what you said" by Asaka (eps 2-4, 6-7, 10-11, 14-18, 20-23)

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 2-17)
#3: "Fukisokusei Entropy (不規則性エントロピ)" by Ayane (eps 18-23)
#4: "I believe what you said" by Asaka (ep 24)

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)

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
abystoma2 (All reviews)
Before I get to reviewing, I should note that this is not a remake. At this point it should be obvious as MAL finally changed the anime relation but yeah, you shouldn’t be watching this without knowing the original Higurashi plot (I’d recommend either manga or the VN, the DEEN anime didn’t age well that much). In fact, for better enjoyment I would recommend familiarity with the plot of Umineko too.

Ruyukishi is a great author. But I can’t decide if he’s a better author, or a better troll. He’s a master of playing with the audience, anticipating their reactions and subverting expectations to create a read more

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