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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou: AT-X no longer lists more than 24 episodes

After the confusion caused and the furor of rumors that aroused, the Japanese channel AT-X finally published a revision to its broadcast schedule, listing the twenty-fourth episode of the anime Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou (Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou), like the last one. It should be noted that the television station had listed up to thirty episodes, ensuring that the broadcast would continue until April.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou

The series premiered in Japan on October 1 and is confirmed with a total of 24 episodes. The franchise is based entirely on a series of visual novels whose first installment was released in Japan in 2002. From there multiple adaptations to manga, anime and live-action projects started.

Production team

  • Ryukishi07 and 07th Expansion are credited with the original idea, while Akio
  • Watanabe (Monogatari Series) is handling the character design.
  • The Passione studios (Citrus, Rokka no Yuusha, High School DxD Hero) are in charge of the animation of the project.
  • Naoki Hayashi (Black Fox, Citrus) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
  • Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) returns to compose the soundtrack for the series.
  • Asaka performs the opening song titled “I believe what you said”, while Ayane performs the closing song titled “Kamisama no Syndrome”.

Synopsis of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou

On a warm summer day in 1983, transfer student Maebara Keiichi arrives in a peaceful rural town in Hinamizawa. There, he befriends his classmates Rena, Mion, Rika, and Satoko. Accepted as an official member of the “club,” Keiichi and the gang engage in various activities such as card and board games, as well as hide and seek. But just as Keiichi was starting to get used to life in the country, he came across the dark story behind Hinamizawa. As Keiichi unravels this dark mystery, he discovers that his new friends may not be what they appear to be.

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