On the official page for the original anime 07. Extension and the studies Passione, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou ((Higurashi: When they cry - Gou) revealed the cover art and benefits of the project's first Blu-ray / DVD compiled volume.
This first volume will be released in four versions on February 24th in Japan and contains the first through fourth episodes of this original anime. The limited Blu-ray version costs 30,800 yen ($ 296), the limited DVD version costs 28,600 yen ($ 275), the standard Blu-ray version costs 14,300 yen ($ 137), and the Die Standard DVD version costs 12,100 yen (US $ 116). The limited editions include a 1/7 scale figure by Rika Furude, storyboards, a CD with soundtrack, an artwork booklet and redemption codes for the smartphone game.
The series premiered in Japan on October 1 and confirmed with a total of 24 episodes. The franchise is entirely based on a series of visual novels, the first episode of which was published in Japan in 2002. From there, several adjustments to manga, anime and live action projects began.
- Ryukishi07 and 07. Extension are credited with the original idea while Akio Watanabe ((Monogatari series) is responsible for the character design.
- The studies Passione ((Citrus fruits, Rokka no Yuusha, High School DxD Hero) are responsible for the animation of the project.
- Naoki Hayashi ((Black fox, Citrus fruits) is responsible for writing and monitoring the scripts.
- Kenji Kawai ((Ghost in the shell, Mobile suit Gundam 00) returns to compose the series' soundtrack.
- Asaka plays the opening theme titled "I Believe What You Said" while Ayane carries out the final topic entitled "Kamisama no Syndrome".
Summary of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou
On a warm summer day in 1983, transfer student Maebara Keiichi arrived in a peaceful rural town in Hinamizawa. There he befriends his classmates Rena, Mion, Rika and Satoko. Keiichi and the gang, who are recognized as official members of the "Club", practice various activities such as card and board games and hide and seek. But just as Keiichi was getting used to rural life, he came across the dark story behind Hinamizawa. When Keiichi reveals this dark secret, he discovers that his new friends may not be what they appear to be.
Source: official page
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