The Best Episodes of When They Cry - Higurashi

#1 - The Massacre Chapter - Part 4 - Negotiation 9.67

Season 2 - Episode 9

The fight to save Satoko from her uncle continues as the gang tries to appeal to the Child Counseling Center, first alone, and then they gather the whole class. But will it be enough?

Directors: Makoto Sokuza

#2 - The Massacre Chapter - Part 5 - Confrontation 9.50

Season 2 - Episode 10

The gang's struggle to help Satoko forces them to confront the village elders, including the leader of the Sonozaki family as Satoko's resilience nears its limit.

Directors: Shunji Yoshida

#3 - The Dice Killing Chapter - Part 3 9.43

Season 3 - Episode 4

Rika becomes gradually more torn between remaining in this new world that knows no sin, or killing someone she loves and returning to her old world.

Directors: Shun Yashiro

#4 - The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 8 - 48 Hours 9.38

Season 2 - Episode 21

False information regarding Rika is spread by Oishi's group at the precinct, leaving the Yamainu in disarray, and racing to prevent their plans from being foiled.

Directors: Yuji Hiraki

#5 - The Massacre Chapter - Part 6 - Strong Will 9.29

Season 2 - Episode 11

The efforts to rescue Satoko reach a conclusion, and with the Cotton Drifting Festival the next day, everything seems to moving in the direction of a happy ending — until the true culprit finally comes forth.

Directors: Akira Iwanaga

#6 - The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 9 - Offense and Defense 9.00

Season 2 - Episode 22

Upon discovering that Tomitake has been captured, Irie rushes to escape and ends up meeting Shion and her bodyguard, Kasai, on their way to the Sonozaki Estate. Little do they know, they're being followed...

Directors: Yoshihisa Matsumoto

#7 - The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 11 - End 9.00

Season 2 - Episode 24

The Yamainu concede defeat, but Takano refuses to surrender. As she flees into the mountains, she has a final, emotional confrontation with Rika's group. At last, Rika and all of her friends are able to attend the Cotton Drifting Festival, finally free from fate.

Directors: Chiaki Kon

#8 - The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 10 - Bloody Battle 8.78

Season 2 - Episode 23

Irie, Kasai, and Shion head to the clinic to rescue Tomitake, and Irie finally reveals the truth about Satoshi's disappearance to Shion. Elsewhere, the gang battles the Yamainu in the mountains.

Directors: Keitaro Motonaga

#9 - The Massacre Chapter - Part 8 - Closure 8.75

Season 2 - Episode 13

The enemy closes in on the Furude house, and the gang comes to Rika's aid. As they fight the attackers, they realize that if everyone stands together and believes, they can indeed fight fate. But, does everyone truly believe?

Directors: Daisuke Chikushi

#10 - The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 4 - The Great Hinamizawa Disaster 8.75

Season 2 - Episode 5

As mysterious men storm the Furude house, Satoko manages to hide, but Rika refuses to join her. When Satoko leaves her hiding place, she discovers many horrifying sights in the once peaceful village of Hinamizawa.

Directors: Yuji Hiraki

#11 - The Massacre Chapter - Part 3 - Fluctuation 8.67

Season 2 - Episode 8

Rika's plans are hindered by the appearance of Satoko's abusive uncle, Teppei, and she starts to lose her newfound faith. Keiichi and the rest of the gang decide to find a way to release Satoko from the clutches of her uncle.

Directors: Daisuke Chikushi

#12 - The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 4 - Retaliation 8.63

Season 1 - Episode 19

Shion overhears a conversation between Mion and her grandmother and begins to suspect her family may be involved in the recent events.

Directors: Daisuke Chikushi

#13 - The Dice Killing Chapter - Part 2 8.57

Season 3 - Episode 3

Rika finally makes contact with Hanyu, who tells her that for her to return to her old world, she must find and dispose of a piece from her old world.

Directors: Shunji Yoshida

#14 - The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 3 - Pre-established Harmony 8.57

Season 2 - Episode 4

During the Cotton Drifting Festival, the gang's club activities consist of eating contests and watching Rika's dance. After the festival, Satoko becomes convinced that she and Rika are being watched.

Directors: Daisuke Chikushi

#15 - The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 6 - Conviction 8.55

Season 1 - Episode 21

Shion tricks Keiichi into thinking that he may have put his friends in danger. However, when he figures out the truth, Shion is confronted by Keiichi and Rena.

Directors: Mujin Shako

#16 - The Cotton Drifting Chapter - Part 2 - Takano 8.53

Season 1 - Episode 6

The day for the Cotton Drifting Festival has arrived, and during Rika's ritual performance, Keiichi is taken to see the sacred festival storehouse.

Directors: Osamu Sekita

#17 - The Massacre Chapter - Part 2 - How to Change Destiny 8.50

Season 2 - Episode 7

Influenced by Keiichi's encouragement and the fact that her friends are starting to avoid repeating their mistakes by remembering glimpses of the other worlds, Rika decides to begin the fight against her own fate.

Directors: Yūsuke Onoda

#18 - The Spirited Away by the Demon Chapter - Part 4 - Disturbance 8.49

Season 1 - Episode 4

Unnerved by Rena and Mion's menacing behavior, Keiichi begins to distance himself from his former friends — but it might already be too late.

Directors: Kyuichi Ishikawa

#19 - The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 5 - Apology 8.44

Season 1 - Episode 13

When Keiichi heads to Satoko's house and finds her in need of medical attention, he becomes convinced that Oyashiro-sama's curse may be the cause of all these recent misfortunes.

Directors: Shigeru Ueda

#20 - The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 5 - Cold Hands 8.44

Season 1 - Episode 20

After questioning Headmaster Kimiyoshi for information about the previous murders and Satoshi's disappearance, Shion sets her sights on another one of the Three Great Families.

Directors: Yuji Hiraki

#21 - The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 2 - Distinction 8.40

Season 1 - Episode 17

The recent incident at school has left Shion feeling very uneasy. She is able to muster the courage to call Satoshi, only to receive an apology from him. Something doesn't seem right.

Directors: Shunji Yoshida

#22 - The Spirited Away by the Demon Chapter - Part 3 - Suspicion 8.38

Season 1 - Episode 3

Delving further into the mysteries surrounding the village, Keiichi's paranoia grows after he starts to suspect that someone might be after his life.

Directors: Tsuyoshi Yoshimoto

#23 - The Massacre Chapter - Part 1 - Law of the Labyrinth 8.37

Season 2 - Episode 6

Rika begins a new world, but is getting tired of the same events repeating themselves. However, Keiichi proves to her that fate isn't always set in stone.

Directors: Makoto Sokuza

#24 - The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 1 - Miyo 8.33

Season 2 - Episode 14

Takano's past is revealed, ranging from her stay in an abusive orphanage, to the beginning of her research into the Hinamizawa Syndrome.

Directors: Hideki Takayama

#25 - The Massacre Chapter - Part 7 - The Hinamizawa Syndrome 8.25

Season 2 - Episode 12

Rika tells her friends the truth behind the mysterious Hinamizawa Syndrome. Meanwhile, the enemy continues with their plan, eliminating any opposition.

Directors: Hodaka Kuramoto