Updated August 31st, 2020
In the new key visual, we see an ordinary scene of the main characters walking together… but something’s not quite…right.
In the new trailer, we see some familiar faces, some dark flashbacks, and a bit of the history Keiichi and friends will have to confront in this new series.
We’ve also received some information about additional casting for the show. There’s Satsuki Yukino (Free!, Full Metal Panic!, Inuyasha) as Shion Sonozaki, Chafurin (Gintama, Dragon Ball GT) as Kuraudo Oishi, Toru Okawa (Sengoku BASARA, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) as Jiro Tomitake, Miki Ito (Dragon Ball Z, Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]) as Miyo Takano and Toshihiko Seki (Paranoia Agent, Naruto) as Kyosuke Irie.
Higurashi: When They Cry – NEW streams on AnimeLab this October!
July 4th, 2020
Announced at FunimationCon 2020, Higurashi: When They Cry – NEW heads to AnimeLab later this year!
This new series is a refresh on the classic cult psychological horror series of a similar name, based on one of the most popular doujinshi visual novels in history!
From studio Passione (citrus, High School DxD HERO), the series will feature the work of character designer Akio Watanabe, known for his legendary work as an animator and artist on projects like Bakemonogatari, The World God Only Knows, the Fireworks movie and the Grisaia series.
Below is a trailer for the series, key art and the official synopsis for your perusal!
“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?”