On the official Twitter account for the new anime adaptation of the visual novels Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, it was announced that the premiere will be indefinitely delayed.
The statement highlighted that the pandemic of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has significantly affected the production process of the series, so a decision has been made to postpone it. The premiere was scheduled for July this year, and the staff will announce the new release date as soon as it is decided.
On the other hand, the first season of the anime premiered in 2006 with 26 episodes, followed by a second season titled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai in 2007, with 24 episodes.
07th Expansion released the first chapter of the visual novel in 2002 during the Comiket of that year. Ryukishi07 and 07th Expansion launched Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou for PC in Japan in 2014 as a "thank you" to fans of the series. The franchise inspired many other animation projects, two live-action movies, and manga adaptations.
Cast of voices
- Souichiro Hoshi like Keiichi Maebara.
- Mai Nakahara like Rena Ryuugu.
- Satsuki Yukino like Mion Sonozaki.
- Mika Kanai like Satoko Houjou.
- Yukari Tamura as Rika Furuda
- Ryukishi07 and 07th Expansion the original idea is credited.
- Akio Watanabe (Monogatari Series) is in charge of character design.
- The studies Passion (Citrus, Rokka no Yuusha, High School DxD Hero) are in charge of the animation of the project.
Synopsis of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
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 perform various activities such as card and board games, as well as hide and seek.
But just as Keiichi was beginning to get used to life in the country, he meets the dark story behind Hinamizawa. As Keiichi unravels this dark mystery, he will discover that his new friends may not be what they appear.
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