On the official site for the original anime Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu (Higurashi: When They Cry), which is the second season of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou, a series of illustrations were posted that will be delivered as a purchase / reservation benefit. of Blu-ray / DVD compilation packages, according to different distributors in Japan.
The series is confirmed with a total of fifteen episodes and has been on air in Japan since July 1, debuting with a double episode and with Funimation airing it in the West. The franchise’s first season premiered in Japan in October 2020 and featured a total of twenty-four episodes. Both are based entirely on a set of visual novels whose first installment was released in Japan in 2002.
- Ryukishi07 and 07th Expansion are credited with the original idea, while Akio Watanabe (Monogatari Series) is handling the character design.
- Keiichirou Kawaguchi (Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa, Getsumen To Heiki Mina, Island) directed the first season at Passione Studios (Citrus, Rokka no Yuusha, High School DxD Hero).
- Naoki Hayashi (Black Fox, Citrus) was in charge of writing and supervising the scripts in the first season.
- Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) composed the soundtrack for the first season.
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.