Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu

Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU

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English: Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU
Synonyms: When the Cicadas Cry, The Moment the Cicadas Cry
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に卒


Type: TV
Episodes: 15
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jul 1, 2021 to ?
Premiered: Summer 2021
Broadcast: Thursdays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
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: 7.711 (scored by 88908,890 users)
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Ranked: #10282
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Popularity: #2062
Members: 67,908
Favorites: 562

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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

"Analogy" by Ayane

Ending Theme

"Missing Promise" by Konomi Suzuki

Jul 15, 2021
Dhanamerdeka (All reviews)
====No Spoiler review :D====
yeah, the anime that i watch this season. HNK Sotsu. I will try my best to explain what things i like and what things i doesn't like. First i will tell you first time i playing and following higurashi franchise is since 2014. if i not wrong. that when i starting watching anime on middle of 2013. and the best horror that make me sick when eating noodles is higurashi, and corpse party.

if we focus to the HNK Sotsu alone. the story is quite good. i think if i compare to other higurashi series (without comparing the art) the GORE and HORROR read more
Jul 15, 2021
S1lverXSOul (All reviews)
At this point in history, I can say that Higurashi is a masterpiece in the true sense of the word. A UNIQUE story, told in a PHENOMENAL way. As a kind of puzzle, of which initially, we only have one piece, and as time goes by, each piece begins to accumulate, and to be placed in the right position, to arrive at the truth.
The basic plot, albeit simple, and in principle suggests a simple slice of life, transforms and develops into something extremely larger, full of mysteries, Gorgeous characters, exciting moments and just as many moments of pure suspense.
This and more, is Higurashi, a read more
Jul 15, 2021
MrHunteru (All reviews)
This review will not be spoiler free, so please watch Gou and the current 4 episodes of Sotsu before reading this.

Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni: Sotsu is sequel to Higurashi Gou, and technically the 5th season of the anime installments. After having a bait and switch with Gou, and resulting in a mixed bag of reactions throughout the entirety of its run: Sotsu had a big role to fill in terms of story, characters and engagement. It had to managed to bring in and lure those fans that didn't seem to really enjoy Gou, while also satisfying fans that loved it but are hoping for read more
Jul 17, 2021
Soul_x_Silver (All reviews)
For those who have not watched this show yet, this anime is based on popular digital novel created by and amateur (refered as 'Doujin' in Japan)writer.

Unlike other anime series, this one splits itself into several stories(arcs). Each arc consists of about 2-5 episodes. All episodes tells the story of main characters(some side characters) encountering different/same/similar events in small countryside village called 'Hinamizawa' (This feels like parallel universe setting, after each story ends, good or bad they go back in time and start again but this time something else happens with new characters, and more mysteries are created or answered).

First few episode of each arc are read more

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