Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou


Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou

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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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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
Themes: GoreGore, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 7.201 (scored by 9011790,117 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #31692
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #874
Members: 272,999
Favorites: 1,539

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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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"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




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Jan 18, 2024
tl;dr: A very different but solid Higurashi experience.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou is a sequel to the anime from over a decade ago. It’s done by a completely different animation studio who have a completely different art style and was also somewhat marketed as a reboot. But make no mistake, it is absolutely essential that one be familiar with the main story of Higurashi before watching Higurashi Gou, whether that be through the anime, VNs, or manga. As such, while this review will not have spoilers for Higurashi Gou it will have major spoilers for all that comes before it. I will also note ...
Nov 3, 2022
Mixed Feelings
So even though people say its a reboot, it is kind of a sequel to the original series
by kind of i mean its technically necessary to see the original series to fully understand but not really.
its a lot of fun and takes a nice twist, but its a lot more mellow than the original in the plotlines

overall, i really recommend for you higurashi fans, but not for first time watchers who want to start off from the reboot. start from the original series. trust me, its so much better and will give context. and yes, i do recommend seeing it after you finish the original, ...
Sep 17, 2023
"It’s not that hard to write a sequel, expand on characters and story in meaningful ways, and try to make it as good or better than the original. For most people, the standard was the original Deen anime from 2006-2007, and for a sequel to not even begin to reach the quality of that, let alone the original VN, is… well… maybe it just shouldn’t have been made in the first place.

Gou is unique in that, if you’ve consumed any Higurashi content before it, it will actively hinder your experience while watching it. Yes, you will have a worse time watching a sequel if you've ...

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