I haven't seen the Higurashi OVA's yet and as I'm reading your comment guys, I most probably won't anytime soon. But I loved the original series, so I appreciate that we get a new project. Hope it's gonna be good.
I thought Kira was supposed to be something analogous to TYPE-MOON's Carnival Phantasm, a parody of the franchise itself - not a sequel or side story. So it wasn't really that bad for me since I knew what to expect.
Anyway, since the main story of Higurashi is supposed to be over already, I wonder what is it they're planning to animate aside from side stories. One more sequel is likely out of the question.
Reading this in the news made me excited, but reading the users' comments I remembered Higurashi Kira... and so I hope it won't be something like it. In the event they also had a collab with the doujin band Foreground Eclipse (my fav band FYI), in which they released the song "Noble" which is an arrangement of "Dear You - Thanks" from Higurashi, So uhm, i don't know if this anime will have some insert song collab with them, but i seriously hope so!
Let's just wait and see what it will be.
Wow I thought Kira was the swan song for the franchise. I really like the anime although it had a lot of hate because of DEEN. I am eager to hear more info because no one knows what this "relaunch" is all about.
Cool News. Higurashi were one of the twist series and plot was amazing. I am not sure if this is OVA but I hope this is full TV-anime. But I guess this might be just another OVA series. But seriously where is Umineko Chiru I am waiting...
While I completely agree that I would rather see Umineko Chiru, I don't understand the hatred for Kira. Episode 1 was great when you looked at the actual story rather than the fanservice. Episode 2 was a let down, I was hoping for some Delicious Ultra Violence in my Magical Girl Anime, but it still was really entertaining. Episode 3 was straight up pants on head retarded but still had about 3 funny parts. Episode 4, this one was absolutely flawless if you have an issue with this episode there is something wrong with you.
I wish I could be excited about this, but unfortunately I'm not getting my hopes up. If it's by DEEN (which it most likely will be), then I won't be expecting much. Regardless of whether it's nonsense or not, DEEN doesn't do the franchise enough justice.