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New Higurashi no Naku Koro ni OVA Announced

by dtshyk
Mar 24, 2011 3:45 PM | 196 Comments
Frontier Works' official twitter account has announced a new Higurashi no Naku Koro ni OVA to commemorate the series' 10th anniversary. The title is "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira".

Higurashi Kira official website

Release dates:
Vol.1: Jul 21st 2011
Vol.2: Sep 22nd 2011
Vol.3: Nov 23rd 2011
Vol.4: Jan 25th 2012

Source: Frontier Works official twitter

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira on MAL

Story by STM

20 of 196 Comments Recent Comments

Mystere said:
It'd better not be some lame filler or fanservice ep. Me wants moar blood and madness!

My advice: Save yourself, Don't watch it.

Jul 26, 2011 5:41 PM by Zfish9

Looking forward to this~

Jul 17, 2011 10:29 AM by 09890

It'd better not be some lame filler or fanservice ep. Me wants moar blood and madness!

Jul 16, 2011 9:29 PM by Mystere

One more week. One more week. One more week. ONE MORE WEEK UNTIL IT COMES OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 15, 2011 1:17 PM by Edefrem

Just a few more days.

Jul 12, 2011 7:40 AM by Rezurrekt

RedKey said:
New PV for Kira!

Before watching:
"Psh, no way could it be that bad. I mean, I endured Rei for the sake of the first two seasons, but there's no way it could be worse!"

After watching:
"Please excuse me while I go find myself some mind bleach. Or find a way to insert myself into the series so that I can introduce that obviously lacking murder element. Either or."

Jul 12, 2011 1:20 AM by Ffwah

I don't care what the OVA has in it... it's still Higurashi. :D
If I want something like all the other novels, manga, anime series, etc.. then I'll just go watch or read those.
If the series is nothing but ecchi fanservice, then meh whatever, I'll still watch it and enjoy the hell out of it! <3 I'm looking forward to Kira no matter what~

And the theme song? Its awesome and I love it~ <3 =u=

GreyOtakuGirl said:
Satoshi and Keiichii in the PV... O.O
Isn't that a time paradox or are we going to finally get a resolution to Satoshi's condition??

I doubt we'll get something as serious as a resolution... Satoshi being there is just a bit of fun. xD

I suggest to anyone watching Kira... Just forget everything from the previous seasons. :| Lumping in the seriousness and drama of Higu and Kai, and Saikoroshi-hen with this OVA is just... no. Leave it be. :D Kira is Kira, Kai is Kai, the first season is the first season, etc etc...

Jun 22, 2011 12:07 PM by Artifedex

Being a huge fan of Ryukishi's work, I'll watch it... but I was hoping for something darker. We already got Rei, why do we need this? ._.;

May 20, 2011 7:24 PM by Yoyoenix91


Oh well. I'll watch it anyways, because it's shiny. I don't really mind a fanservice OVA. Frankly, it doesn't really matter to me.

Appealing to the scary/complicated-plot fans of Higurashi may be difficult, but hey. Maybe they'll add something nice. You don't know until you see it~

May 18, 2011 4:18 PM by Antheias

Looking forward...

May 18, 2011 3:51 PM by Ayumu5599

OH HECK YEAH! More Higurashi? Bring it on! I want to see my Rika aka Bernkastel!

Oh shit watched the preview and WTF @ ecchi? Well I guess the series failed in that sense so now they are making it as ecchi a little but where is the good stuff from season 1/2?

May 16, 2011 7:44 PM by Yumekichi11

I had a feeling it'd be filler comedy, but this is just absolutely ridiculous -______-

I'm probably still going to watch it anyway orz.

May 15, 2011 2:01 PM by amayadori

i hope they are trolling us...

May 14, 2011 10:36 AM by Selesnija

RedKey said:
New PV for Kira!

omg wtf ... pls no

May 13, 2011 10:08 PM by Crimsonguy

junmisugi84 said:

All the 'visual novels' are released years ago. You know that, right? :P "We were hoping for something closer to Kai" Really? :D From 4 episodes of OVA? Hmmm. :)

Great expectations. :)

I am well aware the visual novels have been out for years, I'm just overly optimistic to a fault when it comes to Anime.

I was thinking along the lines of the remaining episodes in Kira could do what a few manga chapters did, create their own story with another mystery, like yoigoshi-hen did.

As for hoping for something closer to Kai, the Saikoroshi arc in Rei was closer to Kai than the first or last episode in Rei (And I know that was from a visual novel too, and no more visual novels for Higurashi have been released outside of remakes). If the preview only took scenes from the first episode of Kira like I've heard, and Saikoroshi was only three episodes long, a small plot-based arc could be fit in the remaining three episodes of the OVA. Unlikely, but possible.

Anyway, I can't help but want a plot in an ova about an anime focused on the plot, rather than just a moe and fanservice-filled ova about the same anime.

May 5, 2011 8:23 PM by Zfish9

TheMetalOverlord said:
Everyone here should know by now that this new OVA thing should be considered filler because Higurashi ended at Kai. Rei helped tie in some slightly loose ends and (kinda) introduce a character for that upcoming Umineko anime. This new one Kira, is pretty much just for fun, they already finished the main plot.

Well yeah, but some of the extra "filler arcs" from the manga (Yoigioshi-hen, etc.) are pretty cool too and haven't been animated yet.

And some of the art looks... odd (Rika, Takano, Satoshi). I guess they were trying to make it match what it looks like in most of the scans and went wrong somewhere. Oh well, it's not like Higurashi ever looked that great to begin with (look at season 1 for a minute after watching an episode of Kai, and you'll notice the same kind of art shift).

The OVA looks kind of bad, but so did Rei, and the comedy parts of that were pretty alright. I'll watch it even if it's just for more of the "soul brothers" or Takano being a fangirl.

May 4, 2011 8:25 PM by removed-user

Looks terrible but I'll still watch it and probably enjoy it :P

May 4, 2011 2:02 PM by removed-user

SurfaceoftheMoon said:
You guys that are dissing this series aren't really fans-true fans would wait patiently, watch, enjoy the time and effort spent into the series, enjoy the bgm, ENJOY THE CHARACTERS, and THEN JUDGE THE SERIES.
It hasn't come out yet. Those who are judging the series now-you're fucktards. Get out of the fanbase. As for the true fans that are excited, REJOICE! Satoshi's back...and Keiichi get's to meet the nigga. Be frickin' shitting happiness, assholes.

We're just venting on how it isn't what we expected. We were hoping for something closer to Kai (I am well aware that (almost) all the mysteries are solved, so not much can be done to make it feel more like Kai.) rather than something on the opposite end of the spectrum.

Once it comes out, many of us will stop ranting about it (although it might take until the second episode if the clips in the Pv were only from the first episode).

May 4, 2011 12:09 PM by Zfish9

cant...wait. must...see. MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. please?
my favorite.

May 3, 2011 7:43 PM by Vincanity2468

RedKey said:
New PV for Kira!

Is that Satoshi in the end? WTF?!

May 2, 2011 5:39 PM by cr4sian_phil

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