Higurashi: When They Cry (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) anime website has released a new teaser trailer and visual for the new series. In addition, the site also confirmed the Japanese cast of the series will be returning for the new project.
Higurashi: When They Cry first 13 episodes will premiere on October 1 and then Episode 14 onward will air one hour later than the first half starting January 7th, 2021. The project is being animated by Studio Passione. Keiichiro Kawaguchi is directing and Naoki Hayashi is in charge of the series composition with Akio Watanabe designing the characters. Ryukishi07 and 07th Expansion are credited with the original work.
Higurashi: When They Cry cast members
- Sōichiro Hoshi as Keiichi Maebara
- Mai Nakahara as Rena Ryūgū
- Satsuki Yukino as Mion Sonozaki
- Mika Kanai as Satoko Hōjō
- Yukari Tamura as Rika Furude
- Chafurin as Kuraudo Ooishi
- Toru Ohkawa as Jirō Tomitake
- Miki Itō as Miyo Takano
- Toshihiko Seki as Kyōsuke Irie
Higurashi When They Cry first game, Onikakushi-hen, was released in August 2002, and the eighth and final game in the original PC series, Matsuribayashi-hen, was released on August 13, 2006. The Japanese murder mystery dōjin soft visual novel series is produced by 07th Expansion.
Higurashi: When They Cry first two season produced by Studio Deen air between 2006 and 2007. The series 3rd season was released as an OVA in 2009. A live-action film adaptation premiered in Japanese theaters in May 2008, folowed by a sequel in May 2009. A six-episode live-action television series adaptation premiered in Japan in May 2016, and a four-episode sequel premiered in November 2016.