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

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Score: 7.211 (scored by 9185791,857 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #36332
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #884
Members: 276,465
Favorites: 1,555

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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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"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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Mar 18, 2021
--- 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 ...
Mar 18, 2021
Mixed Feelings
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When this was announced, most people assumed it would be some sort of remake. I would have liked that to be honest. But this is actually a sequel, which kinda makes things…. Not work as well. Long story short, I enjoyed this a bit, but there are some big issues that would make me tell you to avoid watching this if you are a fan of the Higurashi series, since this may ultimately ruin it for you.

Seeing as I'm telling you it's a sequel, I'm hoping anyone that hasn't watched the original will stop reading by now (I do recommend you to watch the original ...
Mar 18, 2021
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 ...

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