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Kadokawa Schedules First ‘Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou’ Anime DVD/BD Releases

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It's time to let death crawl all over us again.

The fall 2020 anime adaptation of Higurashi – When They Cry is getting its home video release handled by Kadokawa and they’re releasing some of the information about it. The series is set to get underway on February 24th, 2021 and they’re going to please some fans with some limited edition releases. The regular edition DVD and Blu-ray is priced at 11,000 yen and 13,000 yen respectively with the first four episodes. The limited editions are priced at 26,000 yen and 28,000 yen as they include a 1/7 scale figure with it. Details for future volumes will come later. Our listings below are of the regular editions as it looks like the figure is the only difference.

The second cour is set to pick up on January 7th, 2021 with episode fourteen, getting the second cour underway.

Akio Watanabe is working on the character designs and that studio Passione is handling the animation for it. Naoki Hayashi is in charge of the series composition for it and the welcome news that Kenji Kawai is on board for the music.

The Japanese cast includes Sōichiro Hoshi as Keiichi Maebara, Mai Nakahara as Rena Ryūgū, Satsuki Yukino as Mion Sonozaki, Mika Kanai as Satoko Hōjō, and Yukari Tamura as Rika Furude.

The game spawned the first two-cour anime series back in 2006 and it’s had multiple projects and games since then.

Check out our Ten Years Later view of the original series.

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Property Concept: It’s hard enough moving to a town where everyone has known each other their entire lives. Ever since Keiichi arrived in the picturesque town of Hinamizawa, he keeps discovering ominous happenings that don’t make any sense. Unsolved murders. Disappearances. Mutilations. The worst part is that he can’t be sure whether or not his new friends like Rena, Mion, Satoko, and Rika are aware of the events or involved in what’s happening. All he knows is that it’s not paranoia if someone really is trying to kill him, and escaping Hinamizawa alive may no longer be an option. All the buried secrets will be revealed, and all the horrors will be unleashed as the entire epic horror series that shocked Japan finally becomes available as a complete collection!

Volume Date Extras
1 02/24/21 Booklet, Soundtrack CD, Clean Opening, Clean Closing
Higurashi (2020) Japanese Set 1 LE Figure

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