Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou

Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou

What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

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: Avant GardeAvant Garde, HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.221 (scored by 5588855,888 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #27762
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #835
Members: 213,066
Favorites: 1,214

External Links

Ranked #2776Popularity #835Members 213,066
Add to List
Episodes: /24
* Your list is public by default.


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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors


Majima, Takahiro
Episode Director
Takahashi, Takeo


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"I believe what you said" by Asaka

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)

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


Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases for October

North American Anime & Manga Releases for October

Here are the North American anime, manga, and light novel releases for October. Week 1: October 5 - 11 Anime Releases C³ [incl. Rinkan Gakkou Confusion!] (C&sup...read more

'Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou' Sequel 'Sotsu' Announced for Summer 2021

'Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou' Sequel 'Sotsu' Announced for Summer 2021

Following the conclusion of the 24th and final episode of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou on Friday, a sequel season, subtitled Sotsu, was announced. The official web...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

Watch this anime. The MAL average score of this doesnt do justice.
Gazz - Nov 20, 2020
7 replies by Gazz »»
Oct 25, 4:32 PM
Poll: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou Episode 20 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
Syureria - Feb 18
329 replies by Mirai »»
Oct 12, 7:39 AM

Recent Featured Articles

MAL Staff Picks: Fall 2020 Opening Themes

MAL Staff Picks: Fall 2020 Opening Themes

26 staff members judged 39 songs to bring you our definitive ranking of nearly every opening theme this season!

by Shymander


What Just Happened to the "NEW" Higurashi?

What Just Happened to the "NEW" Higurashi?

If you've found yourself baffled and confused by episode two... the mysteries have only just begun.

by Shymander