7.2
23 votes
Higurashi: When They Cry - NEW

Higurashi: When They Cry - NEW

Tokyo MX 2020

New kid Keiichi Maebara is settling into his new home of peaceful Hinamizawa village. Making quick friends with the girls from his school, he's arrived in time for the big festival of the year. But something about this isolated town seems "off," and his feelings of dread continue to grow. With a gnawing fear that he's right, what dark secrets could this small community be hiding?

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The 10 Best Episodes of Higurashi: When They Cry - NEW

Higurashi: When They Cry - NEW - S1E21

#1 - Satokowashi-hen: Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 4

8.22

Season 1 - Episode 21

Mysterious goings-on have disrupted life in a small town.

The episode was rated from 18 votes.

Higurashi: When They Cry - NEW - S2E2

#2 - Oniakashi-hen: Demon-Revealing Chapter, Part 2

8.18

Season 2 - Episode 2

Rena purchases tools at a local hardware store and places them in her hideout at the Dam Construction Site. Rina visits Rena's house and is delighted when Rena suggests that the two spend time together.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.

Higurashi: When They Cry - NEW - S2E3

#3 - Oniakashi-hen: Demon-Revealing Chapter, Part 3

8.17

Season 2 - Episode 3

After witnessing Keiichi speaking with Oishi outside of school, Rena becomes convinced that Keiichi knows about her crime.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.

Higurashi: When They Cry - NEW - S1E22

#4 - Satokowashi-hen: Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 5

8.11

Season 1 - Episode 22

Satoko no longer wants to suffer, and begins a lonely battle to realize her own dream.

The episode was rated from 18 votes.

Higurashi: When They Cry - NEW - S1E20

#5 - Satokowashi-hen: Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 3

8.11

Season 1 - Episode 20

Rika gets the life she's longed for at St Lucia Academy, but Satoko struggles.

The episode was rated from 19 votes.

Higurashi: When They Cry - NEW - S1E8
#6 - Watadamashi-hen: Cotton-Deceiving Chapter, Part 4
8.00
Season 1 - Episode 8

Rika has suddenly gone missing and Satoko coldly suspects Keiichi, who was the last one to talk with Rika, but Mion says that she saw Rika speaking with some men in construction uniforms. While looking for Rika, Mion pulls Keiichi away from a locked silo and indirectly informs Keiichi that Rika is trying to kill people and that she needs to put an end to string of murders occurring, which is being led by the Three Great Families.

The episode was rated from 24 votes.
#7 - Wataakashi-hen: Cotton-Revealing Chapter, Part 1
8.00
Season 2 - Episode 4

After watching Rika express her continued resolve to escape her fate to Hanyu in the Sea of Fragments, Satoko awakens alongside Rika in a new world. In need of a more reliable murder weapon, Satoko manipulates Teppei into giving her the contact information for an arms dealer.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.
Higurashi: When They Cry - NEW - S1E19
#8 - Satokowashi-hen: Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 2
7.94
Season 1 - Episode 19

Rika tells Satoko about a dream she's been keeping secret for a long time; Satoko is confused.

The episode was rated from 17 votes.
Higurashi: When They Cry - NEW - S1E14
#9 - Nekodamashi-hen: Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 1
7.89
Season 1 - Episode 14

The episode was rated from 19 votes.
Higurashi: When They Cry - NEW - S1E13
#10 - Tataridamashi-hen: Curse-Deceiving Chapter, Part 5
7.85
Season 1 - Episode 13

To save Satoko, the village of Hinamizawa unite in protest at the child consultation centre.

The episode was rated from 20 votes.

Last updated: oct 18, 2021

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**WARNING: Looks like the Higurashi New marketed as a remake was bait all along. This is a sequel* to the original series https://trakt.tv/shows/when-they-cry-higurashi.** Since it's based on a visual novel with different routes repeating events are expected which is why they were able to mislead with the premiere but the second episode reveals a twist of the series and references being set after the events of Higurashi. They also changed the title from "New" to "Gou" ζ₯­... *\*What exactly it is we cannot say for sure right now but you are definitely not getting a fresh start.*

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Middle of season 2 /sotsu and it's getting pretty repetitive and boring though.

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I haven't watched the old one yet but I can say this that this one was way too boring. Every single episode was too overdramatic and repetitive (literally). I won't recommend this one to anyone.

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**Higurashi from the "When They Cry! " saga is a true masterpiece**, even if the last 2 episodes of Sotsu were a bit rushed, I still think that Higurashi is one of the best anime ever made. To understand why Higurashi is a masterpiece, I recommend you to start watching the old series, then continue with the new one (which is actually a sequel of the old one) and you can see that every episode has a meaning and every little thing you see from the very first episode of the old series has a meaning and is logical. I felt so many emotions during the whole series, [spoiler]I felt how much Rika and Satoko suffered for so many years[/spoiler]. The ending concludes the series quite well, I haven't played the games so I don't know if they have the same ending. The music is so well done, you can feel all the emotions in each episode with the opening and the ending [spoiler](especially with the last music in the last episode).[/spoiler] [spoiler]There are still some unanswered questions, I hope they will be answered with (maybe) another series in the same universe.[/spoiler] Thank you for giving us this masterpiece. I will remember this series until I make a new loop :wink:

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