A Dark Secret? Higurashi: When They Cry – New Arrives on Funimation this Fall

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Nicholas Friedman
Nicholas Friedman is a career pop culture journalist and Sr. Managing Editor at Funimation. You'll likely find him talking about Mob Psycho 100.

We are SO excited to finally reveal this one. Just announced at FunimationCon 2020, we’re excited to bring Higurashi: When They Cry – New to Funimation 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 (citrusHigh School DxD HERO), the series has also enlisted character designer Akio Watanabe, known for his legendary work as an animator and artist on projects like BakemonogatariThe World God Only Knows, the Fireworks movie and the Grisaia series.

Check out a trailer for the series, key art and the official synopsis below!

“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?”

Are you excited for the arrival of Higurashi: When They Cry – New later this year? Share this post and let us know! And stay tuned to Funimation for the latest on the series ahead of its debut.


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