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


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Ranked: #21912
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New kid Keiichi Maebara is settling into his new home of peaceful Hinamizawa village. Making quick friends with the girls from his school, he’s arrived in time for the big festival of the year.

But something about this isolated town seems "off," and his feelings of dread continue to grow. With a gnawing fear that he’s right, what dark secrets could this small community be hiding?

(Source: Funimation)


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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
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
Nov 14, 2020
OnePumpMan (All reviews)
Disclaimer: This review was originally written as of Episode 5. I’ve since watched up to Episode 7 and not changed my opinion on the show one bit. I might even like it a little less now. I’ll keep this updated as I keep watching the series, so long as my opinion changes. If not, this is it.

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
Xethum (All reviews)
The remake of a fan favorite series has been a relatively enjoyable ride so far. It proves to be a faithful adaptation of the old version with the story revolving around a mysterious string of strange murders and disappearances that occur within the village. I do believe this entry can serve as a good introduction to newcomers of the series.

That said, this show does feel a bit off to me. I have seen and enjoyed the original Higurashi so I wanted to check this one out. I’m going to be quite frank. I don’t really like the new artstyle of the characters particularly Rena and read more

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