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) the cover and details of the fourth Blu-ray / DVD package of the project were revealed.

This physical package will be released in Japan on May 26th and will contain the fourteenth through seventeenth episodes of this new animation project. The Blu-ray version costs 14,300 yen (about $ 137), while the DVD version costs 12,100 yen (about $ 116). Benefits include a booklet with images and game codes for smartphones.

This first season premiered during the Fall 2021 (October-December) season and had a total of twenty-four episodes, which upon completion confirmed the production of a second season of the title Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu and should have its premiere next July. After all, the franchise is entirely based on a series of visual novels, the first episode of which was published in Japan in 2002.

Production team

  • Ryukishi07 Y. 07. Extension The original idea is credited Akio Watanabe ((Monogatari series) is responsible for the character design.
  • Keiichirou Kawaguchi ((Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa, Getsumen to Heiki Mina, island) was responsible for directing the first season in the studios Passione ((Citrus fruits, Rokka no Yuusha, High School DxD Hero).
  • Naoki Hayashi ((Black fox, Citrus fruits) was responsible for writing and overseeing the scripts in the first season
  • Kenji Kawai ((Ghost in the shell, Mobile suit Gundam 00) composed the soundtrack for the first season.

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 as well as hide and seek. But just as Keiichi was getting used to life in the country, 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.

Fountain: official page

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