It's back and revamped for 2020! When they Cry has started a new season and after seeing the first episode, we are hyped up! The first episode follows the original story almost exactly with a twist after the credits when Rika Furude makes an unexpected appearance. The second episode unveils the new opening and a fresh new plot for the Keiichi, Shion, Rika, Satoko, Mion and our favorite, Rena.
Episode 2 reveals an older Rika being told she must travel back to June of 1983. Our hopes are that the plot stays steady and doesn't get diluted or diverted far from the original story. When they cry, as it is called in North America, is a Japanese murder mystery dōjin softvisual novel series produced by 07th Expansion. The first game in the series, Onikakushi-hen, was released on August 10, 2002, and the eighth and final game in the original PC series, Matsuribayashi-hen, was released on August 13, 2006. While the first four games carried the overall title Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, the next four games were produced under the title Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai. A bonus fan disc called Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei was released on December 31, 2006.
The story follows the mystery surrounding the village of Hinamizawa, in June of 1983 as the main character Keiichi Maebara moves to the village and meets the girls of the village in the one classroom school they all attend. Shortly after the local Watanagashi festival, celebrating the local deity Oyashiro. Keiichi learns of the mysterious disappearances and murder of people in the village the past 4 years. Locals blame it on the Oyashiro curse and Keiichi delves in the depths of the local deity, and citizens in an attempt to solve the curse.
We were hooked when the game made the leap to anime. It does get difficult to follow if you miss an episode. This is why we don't plan on missing ANY of the episodes of the new season.