Higurashi: When They Cry (remake) anime season 3


Anime “Higurashi: When They Cry” from the very first episode drives the viewer into a dead end, forcing to turn the opinion about the series upside down. The deceptive beginning of the adaptation sets us up for a comedic light story (with the exception of the first seconds of the first episode), but after a while the plot completely changes, revealing the true genre of the narrative. The relaxed school atmosphere is replaced by disturbing scenes of madness and violence. An interesting directorial move, isn’t it?

Release date for Season 3 of the anime “When They Cry”

The history of the anime adaptation of “Higurashi: When They Cry” begins in 2006, when the 26-episode first season was released. A year later, in 2007, the second season was released, which consisted of 24 episodes. Then 3 animes were released in OVA format: in 2009, 2011, 2013, respectively. However, the project, originally based on the 2002 game of the same name, turned out to be so popular that already in 2020, viewers saw a remake of the series, which was followed by the 2nd season in 2021. What will be next?

The future of the anime remake is still unknown. However, many believe that the two seasons completely retell the 2006 and 2007 series.

The storyline of the remake is slightly different from the original, but overall the story is told in full.

But such a popular anime may well return to our screens – this is the other opinion of critics. And when this happens, hardly anyone is ready to answer now.

Anime “When They Cry”: which characters in the title role?

  • One of the main characters is Rika Furude, a shy and terribly sweet girl with blue hair who is loved by everyone. Despite her outward simplicity, she has a long history and her life is constantly in danger. The whole family of Rika died long ago and she remained the only representative of her kind.
  • Rena Ryūgū is another main character in the anime. Actually, her real name is Reina. The girl is worried about the divorce of her parents, but she never complains about it to her friends. Rena looks like a sweet and very caring girl, but she keeps a very big secret.
  • Rika’s best friend is Satoko Hōjō. The girl loves to make fun of everyone, including her friend. Especially Satoko loves to set all kinds of traps for the newbie – classmate Keiichi Maebara. Despite being cheerful and energetic, at heart, Satoko has many scars from a very traumatic childhood.
  • The cheerful Keiichi Maebara, who knows nothing about the secrets of the village, easily befriended the main characters of the series. He has a lot to learn not only about them, but also about the lovely village as a whole.

The plot of the anime “When They Cry”: what was and what will be?

Every year in Hinamizawa Village, locals gather for a festival held in honor of the local deity, Oyashiro-sama. For newcomer Keiichi Maebara, who recently moved to this place, everything happens for the first time, so he enjoys imbuing with local traditions with great pleasure. However, having accidentally learned about the strange death of a man, the guy begins to think that the village is not as harmless and innocent as it seems at first glance.

Keiichi tries to figure everything out, but no one can or wants to tell anything plainly. Meanwhile, after the holiday, disaster strikes: Rika turns out to be dead, after which a cataclysm ensues, which took the lives of the entire population of the village. The same thing happens over and over again. Time loop by loop. And only a few people know why this is happening. Will Rika, the last of the Furude family, finally escape her own death? And who reincarnates the girl in another reality?

Curious facts about the anime “When They Cry”

  • The season 1 of the anime adaptation, released in April 2006, was so popular that it easily made it onto the list of the 100 best TV series of all time, according to Asahi Television. The anime ranked 61st on this list.
  • The season 2 of the anime adaptation was released almost immediately after the end of the first one – in July 2007. The fans of the series were delighted, but not the management of the TV channel, which aired the adaptation. Considering that some of the anime scenes are violent, provoking murder, it was decided to stop broadcasting the series. However, after a while, all 24 episodes were shown.

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