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Umineko No Naku Koro Ni Anime Announced

by dtshyk
Jul 12, 2008 11:32 AM | 31 Comments
Frontier Works announced the production of a new TV anime series "Umineko no Naku Koro Ni". Umineko is originally a visual novel PC game produced by 07th Expansion. Its story and backgrounds are not related to the previous series "Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni (When they cry -Higurashi-)". According to the press release, they will start making the anime from this summer. Further schedules have not been provided yet.

Source: FW Media Information (pdf)

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I've read the manga as far as it's been translated so far. <3 Definitely excited, ufufu~

Jan 25, 2009 8:56 PM by Kyora

Oh such good news! They really dont plan to make the fans wait do they? They're pushing so many Higurashi related releases in the year 2009! (I know you said it wasnt related to Higurashi but its by the same creator...)

I've read some of the manga so far and its great, as expected! The anime really has some high expectations to live up to!

Jan 25, 2009 8:17 PM by Tsukanda

Kira01 said:
I will pass.

Considering how similar the name of this anime is to "higurashi no naku koro ni", it is probably horrifying. I dropped the anime after watching the movie. Originally, I thought higurashi was something like Ghost Hunt, but it doesn't seem that way..


I suggest you continue it. Higurashi is a series that needs to reach the ending for you to see its greatness.

Jan 12, 2009 8:50 AM by Sylpheed

I will pass.

Considering how similar the name of this anime is to "higurashi no naku koro ni", it is probably horrifying. I dropped the anime after watching the movie. Originally, I thought higurashi was something like Ghost Hunt, but it doesn't seem that way..

Jan 11, 2009 4:54 PM by Kira01

I will check this series out since I liked Higurashi, and this seems kinda similar

Jan 11, 2009 12:32 PM by Majima

I thought it's Higurashi. Might as well check this series.

Jan 9, 2009 8:45 PM by Sylpheed

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Meiling said:
so_addictive said:
dtshyk said:
Its story and backgrounds are not related to the previous series "Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni (When they cry -Higurashi-)".]


wait... so what's everyone else talking about....


Well, technically it's the new addition to the When They Cry series (following Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai) by Ryukishi07 or 07th Expansion. The story is also set in the 1980's and although the location is completely different (the island of Rokkenjima) the feeling of remoteness and isolation is still present. The different series also share a couple of common characters, but saying anymore would be a spoiler. ;)


I see...Well in that case... cool anticipating it!

Jul 25, 2008 2:46 PM by so_addictive

so_addictive said:
dtshyk said:
Its story and backgrounds are not related to the previous series "Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni (When they cry -Higurashi-)".]


wait... so what's everyone else talking about....


Well, technically it's the new addition to the When They Cry series (following Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai) by Ryukishi07 or 07th Expansion. The story is also set in the 1980's and although the location is completely different (the island of Rokkenjima) the feeling of remoteness and isolation is still present. The different series also share a couple of common characters, but saying anymore would be a spoiler. ;)

Personally I enjoyed playing the games and I think the soundtrack is fantastic! However, Umineko Episode 2 has left me in despair, so let's hope C74 brings better news for Battler et al. I believe this anime will air in late 2008 or early 2009 so all four Question Arcs of the game would be released before the season is over, providing the anime production team plenty of material to work with. Either way I can't wait to hear the voices of Battler, Maria and of course Beatrice!

Jul 16, 2008 2:37 AM by Meiling

Awesome!

Jul 15, 2008 6:48 AM by LolitaDecay

Yay, red the first three chapters and it looks interesting so far.
Looking forward to this serie as a Higurashi-fan also :D.

Jul 14, 2008 8:54 AM by Nevlugion

God exists?

Jul 13, 2008 12:16 PM by seasaw

Woah, first a new season Black Lagoon and now animated Umineko <3

Jul 13, 2008 7:49 AM by Trineas

sweet i cant wait

Jul 13, 2008 3:48 AM by Corpse69

dtshyk said:
Its story and backgrounds are not related to the previous series "Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni (When they cry -Higurashi-)".]


wait... so what's everyone else talking about....

Jul 12, 2008 10:43 PM by so_addictive

Hooray~! It probably won't be as good as Higurashi but I'm sure it will still be good :)

Jul 12, 2008 9:40 PM by hirahira

Anything Higurashi-related is welcome news to me :D.

Jul 12, 2008 9:30 PM by Siing

Interesting... Looking forward to it

Jul 12, 2008 8:06 PM by Rweck

Had a feeling this was going to happen due to the popularity that Higurashi got, I haven't read much about this series but I loved Higurashi and I hope that this turns out just as good or maybe even better.

Jul 12, 2008 7:30 PM by PeanutSteak

Sounds very interesting. Hopefully the mystery is just as good as Higurashi.

Jul 12, 2008 3:20 PM by Raitou-

:D nice!

Jul 12, 2008 1:55 PM by magentaanbu