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)


Score: 7.441 (scored by 1039510,395 users)
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Ranked: #17652
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Popularity: #1225
Members: 107,462
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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-??)

Oct 25, 2020
spoontei (All reviews)
'Definition of a classic — something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.'
—Mark Twain.

*This review contains spoilers*

My first experience with the horror anime of Passione was Kyochuu Rettou OVA and the movie of the same name which came out this year. It was horrible. Needless to mention, Passione is the studio that doesn't have many gems. In fact, it surely doesn't. I was scared to see what's the Gou would look like. I expected to see the ruined adaptation, or rather, the ruined remake. I was surprised when I watched the first episode.

Story (10).

Judging by episode four, the plot read more
Oct 25, 2020
Mywifesson (All reviews)
The problem with this anime is that its not certain what it is. Is it a remake? beat for beat the first episode was the same as higurashi no naku ni koro ni yet the second episode revealed the entirety of the mystery box with one go. Clearly this is meant for fans of the series, an incentive to sell more vns to the guys and >girls who grew up watching it. Yet it misses every opportunity.

The art may have been upgraded due to the new age but it lost the mystique the original had, the characters are simply palette swaps of themselves without read more

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