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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei OVA Details

by Adam_Blazar
Jul 23, 2008 5:52 AM | 44 Comments
On Wednesdy, software developer Ryukishi07 (7th Expansion) revealed details for the next series in the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni franchise's first OVA.

DVD's will begin shipping on December 26th 2008 (Blu-ray 1 month later) in Japan.

The first of the five volumes will be the "Hajisarashi" story arc, the next 3 volumes (released from February til June 2009), and that's the "Saikoroshi" story arc, and the final arc (released on August 2009) will be the "Hirukowashi" story arc.

Source: ANN

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Looking at the arcs that are going to be used... I don't think this is going to be all that good... I won't say anything about the arcs, in case it's somehow spoiler-ish, but the second and third are somewhat pointless... Well, at least Saikoroshi-hen is a sequel/epilogue to Matsuribayashi-hen. Hirukowashi-hen is probably gonna be all humor. Not too sure about Hajisarashi-hen, though... all I know is it's from the limited edition version of the PS2 game.

Still... it's Higurashi, so I'll watch it anyways. =P

Jul 28, 2008 2:12 PM by Ravenhood

I just approved of a synopsis submission that has more info on what Rei will be about.

Jul 27, 2008 4:48 PM by cyruz

Not that long of a wait, but still, T_____T;

Jul 27, 2008 2:32 PM by Kittenia

windy said:
Lol, it's not THAT long. The time between releases will go surprisingly quickly.
Yay more Higger~
hi i'm new on here

Jul 25, 2008 9:43 AM by hollie18

damn that's long.. oh well.. it's worth it.

Jul 25, 2008 7:42 AM by Kazunga

i will not wait. ill just pretend i don't know about this OVA thingy. by that, i won't get too tired of waiting.

just let me know, ok...

*clicks the POST button and screams HIIIIGUUUUUURAAAASHIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!*

Jul 25, 2008 2:16 AM by Arachnicus

ender650 said:
Long release period, especially because they announced the project a long time ago. It seems like from the time of announcement to when they actually release a series is getting longer and longer (Haruhi for instance). Hopefully it will be worth it.

Exactly what I was thinking. D: I'm getting so tired of seeing the "Not yet aired" mark~~!!
Although, admittedly, I guess I'm only upset because I'd be waiting so long for only 5 episodes, even if it IS just an OVA.
But as long as it's Higurashi, I know I won't be TOO disappointed~...

Jul 24, 2008 4:50 PM by kashiwazakis

It's a long wait but at least there's a date set. I can't wait. :D

Jul 24, 2008 12:18 PM by lovesign

J-970 said:
unknowdata said:
Hope it's more bloody than Kai. =3
Ah, that'd be quite wonderful.


Jul 24, 2008 9:28 AM by pitman

unknowdata said:
Hope it's more bloody than Kai. =3
Ah, that'd be quite wonderful.

Jul 24, 2008 6:14 AM by J-970

I'm glad we finally have some news, but to be honest I'm a little sad. I suppose I was hoping for content as opposed to humorous OVAs.

Jul 24, 2008 4:33 AM by winsomemastix

If I was living in Japan, this would be the best birthday present ever. Finally, some details on the new OVA, and from the looks of it, this is going to be pretty sweet. The waiting time will fly by quickly...

Jul 24, 2008 3:15 AM by BlueYoshi

I hope to see more cute Rena scenes ^^

Jul 24, 2008 1:57 AM by Sylpheed

Hope it's more bloody than Kai. =3

Jul 24, 2008 1:26 AM by unknowdata

cant wait

Jul 23, 2008 11:00 PM by Corpse69

Long wait is long... but if i must wait i'll wait...

Jul 23, 2008 10:58 PM by Siing

Looks good.. Although that's a long wait.. O well, atleast there's more Higurashi coming ^^

Jul 23, 2008 9:49 PM by Wintermute_

Another serving of yanderekko and yangirekko, please.

Jul 23, 2008 9:06 PM by Yuunagi

Cool. Doesn't matter how long a wait it is since I haven't even finished Season 1 yet. ^_^

Jul 23, 2008 8:00 PM by Grimmm

I can wait. I'll wait as long as it takes. I'll just think of it as a belated Christmas present ;D

Jul 23, 2008 1:35 PM by LucySky