Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu

Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU

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Synonyms: When the Cicadas Cry, The Moment the Cicadas Cry
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に卒
English: Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU
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Type: TV
Episodes: 15
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 1, 2021 to Sep 30, 2021
Premiered: Summer 2021
Broadcast: Thursdays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Passione
Source: Visual novel
Genres: HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: GoreGore, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.731 (scored by 4605446,054 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #55022
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1923
Members: 113,076
Favorites: 768

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Rika Furude and Satoko Houjou are best friends who have lived in the small village of Hinamizawa for their entire lives. Alongside their other friends, they spend every day together, and every moment is filled with fun and laughter. However, as Rika and Satoko begin to grow older, a life-changing opportunity presents itself to both of them. Rika is determined to follow her dreams and wants Satoko by her side.

Although Satoko is hesitant, she decides to walk this path with Rika. However, the realization of her dream forms a rift between them. This leaves the girls living in completely different worlds, with Rika enjoying her new life and making new friends while Satoko grows more and more isolated.

Longing to return to the nostalgic days in Hinamizawa, Satoko despairs and wishes things could be changed. Just when she is at wits' end, an encounter with a supernatural entity changes Satoko's perception and imparts new revelations about her best friend Rika. This begins her journey to get the future she desires—by any means necessary.

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Opening Theme

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"Analogy" by Ayane

Ending Theme

"Missing Promise" by Konomi Suzuki

Episode Videos


Nov 4, 2021
When no one expected it, 07Ryukishi returned to Hinamizawa for a new anime storyline. Everyone thought he was over and done with, considering the original Higurashi spanned 8 visual novels, nearly 40 manga volumes and 50 anime episodes, and that’s before you factor in the spinoffs. Running at 39 episodes long, the new anime is more substantial than a typical 1 to 2 cour series. For the purpose of this review, my thoughts refer to both Gou and Sotsu.

Unlike the earlier anime adaptations, this one was co-written by Ryukishi himself. Character designs were by Akio Watanabe, best known for his work on the Monogatari anime ...
Sep 30, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Welcome to Higurashi Ball Sotsuper!

I'm highly dissapointed by this season. It started out good, altough a little repetitive since it was mostly scenes from Gou from another perspective, but the ending was nonsensical and I couldn't care less.

Art: 7/10
The art is great, but just not scary. A big reason why I like the original 2 2006-seasons of Higurashi so much is because of the creepyness the art & animation gives. While the art in the original series were grim & uncanny, Gou & Sotsu's art is vivid & colorful. It feels more like a seasonal harem-romcom than a horror/mystery show.

But it all looks good. The ...
Sep 30, 2021
Full Sotsu Review from the perspective of a longtime When they cry fan.

Where do I start?

*Warning* Heavy spoilers ahead!

Story 1/10

The biggest disappointment to my parents since me. Everything was handled poorly and with sub par quality.

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