The BEST Episodes of Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 20, 2021

Network: Tokyo MX

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?

Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 4

#1 - Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 4

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 25, 2021

Satoko, who steps into the ritual hall to be invited by something, is suddenly wrapped in a divine glow. Satoko opens her eyes and finds herself standing in an unworldly place.

star 8.29
14 votes
Cotton-Deceiving Chapter, Part 4

#2 - Cotton-Deceiving Chapter, Part 4

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 19, 2020

Keiichi, who regrets having entered the ritual hall, is frightened that he may also be hidden by demons like Takano and Tomitake. Meanwhile, a new missing person appears following the village mayor.

star 8.21
19 votes
Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 3

#3 - Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 3

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 18, 2021

After gaining a new life at St. Lucia's school, which she had longed for, Rika becomes a popular student at the school. On the other hand, Satoko, who couldn't keep up with her studies due to the school spirit, was spending her daily supplementary lessons.

star 8.13
15 votes
Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 2

#4 - Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 11, 2021

Satoko, who enjoyed her happy life in Hinamizawa Village, is told by Rika that she has a dream that she has kept in her heart for many years. Although it was Satoko confused a sudden confession ....

star 8.00
13 votes
Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 5

#5 - Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 5

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 4, 2021

June, 1979. Satoko's lonely battle to fulfill her only wish to stay with her favorite womans forever It starts.

star 8.00
14 votes
Curse-Deceiving Chapter, Part 2

#6 - Curse-Deceiving Chapter, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 3, 2020

Knowing Satoko's painful past, Keiichi becomes more concerned about Satoko than ever before. One day, Satoko suddenly misses school. Keiichi and his friends are trying to hear from Rika...

star 7.95
20 votes
Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 1

#7 - Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 7, 2021

With the success of Keiichi and others, Satoko was rescued from her uncle Teppei. The future led by the dice of fate seemed to be heading towards the end that Rika longed for ...

star 7.93
15 votes
Curse-Deceiving Chapter, Part 5

#8 - Curse-Deceiving Chapter, Part 5

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 24, 2020

In order to save Satoko, Hinamizawa Village is united as the Onigabuchi Death Guard Alliance after reimbursing the connection with the Hojo clan that has continued from the dam project. However, Oishi has appeared in front of such Keiichi us.

star 7.87
15 votes
Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 4

#9 - Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 4

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 28, 2021

The world where Rika arrived at the end of the chain of death was Hinamizawa, who had no tragedy and was freed from the curse of Mr. Oyashiro.

star 7.80
15 votes
Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 7

#10 - Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 7

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 18, 2021

Hinamizawa was losing its former appearance due to the power brought by Eua. Eventually, the influence will extend to a certain person ... This is a story about the "karma" of a girl who has become a non-human thing. ──..

star 7.69
13 votes
Curse-Deceiving Chapter, Part 1

#11 - Curse-Deceiving Chapter, Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 26, 2020

Due to a minor argument, Keiichi decides to have a cooking competition with Satoko. When he fails to cook at home, Satoko and Rika help him out, and he catches a glimpse of Satoko's homely side that she doesn't usually show.

star 7.67
21 votes
Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 2

#12 - Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 14, 2021

Rika decides to confront the fate of the tragedy only five more times. In the next world, Rika visits a toy store in Okinomiya with members of club activities and reunites with a nostalgic person.

star 7.67
15 votes
Demon-Deceiving Chapter, Part 4

#13 - Demon-Deceiving Chapter, Part 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 22, 2020

Doubts and suspicions are growing day by day, and Keiichi is unable to meet Rena when she comes to pick him up in the morning, so he misses school. However, Keiichi is conflicted because he wants to trust his friend Rena, but an unexpected person calls out to him.

star 7.65
31 votes
Curse-Deceiving Chapter, Part 4

#14 - Curse-Deceiving Chapter, Part 4

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 17, 2020

At Keiichi's call, a large number of people are rushing in front of the child guidance center. With the cooperation of Irie and Tomitake as well as the school, Keiichi continues to appeal to save Satoko.

star 7.63
16 votes
Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 1

#15 - Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 4, 2021

June, 1983. Higurashi no Naku's voice is drowned out by the sound of the ritual that is heard someday, and the never-ending roar turns into the joy of victory. And time is, to June of 1984 years ── .

star 7.58
12 votes
Cotton-Deceiving Chapter, Part 3

#16 - Cotton-Deceiving Chapter, Part 3

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 12, 2020

Keiichi, who was invited by Shion to escape from the cotton-washing dedication performance, sneaks into the inviolable ritual hall at the suggestion of Takano, who he met by chance. There, Keiichi is told the horrifying folklore of Hinamizawa.

star 7.54
26 votes
Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 6

#17 - Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 6

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 11, 2021

Satoko took a tremendous amount of time to understand all the factors surrounding Hinamizawa Village. However, without Satoko's knowledge, small distortions began to appear in the pieces ...

star 7.53
15 votes
Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 3

#18 - Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 3

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 21, 2021

What I wish for is just a little happiness. Everyday scenery that you should have had once. Entrusted the hope of Ichiru, Rika has opened my eyes at the end of the world ── .

star 7.47
15 votes
Demon-Deceiving Chapter, Part 3

#19 - Demon-Deceiving Chapter, Part 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 15, 2020

After the Watanagashi performance, Keiichi is led down to the stream by Rena. As Rena expresses her gratitude to Oyashiro-sama, the village's guardian deity, Keiichi follows her example and sets adrift cotton. The next day, a detective who calls himself Ooishi arrives at Keiichi's side...

star 7.45
31 votes
Cotton-Deceiving Chapter, Part 2

#20 - Cotton-Deceiving Chapter, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 5, 2020

It was Shion and the residents of Hinamizawa who saved Keiichi from being harassed by the delinquents. Shion tells a bewildered Keiichi about the history of unity in Hinamizawa village, a tradition passed down from generation to generation, in which the village fought the dam construction project and won.

star 7.44
27 votes
Curse-Deceiving Chapter, Part 3

#21 - Curse-Deceiving Chapter, Part 3

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 10, 2020

Keiichi and his friends can't do anything about Satoko who suddenly gets upset and cries. In order to save our dear friends, we will seek out what we can do and clash each other's claims.

star 7.25
20 votes
Cotton-Deceiving Chapter, Part 1

#22 - Cotton-Deceiving Chapter, Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 29, 2020

One day in June 1983, Keiichi is summoned to Okinomiya by a phone call from his friends, Mion and Rena. Keiichi enjoys a game tournament as part of his club activities, and as a reward for his participation, he receives an unexpected gift.

star 7.16
25 votes
Demon-Deceiving Chapter, Part 1

#23 - Demon-Deceiving Chapter, Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 1, 2020

Mysterious goings-on have disrupted life in a small town.

star 6.86
37 votes
Demon-Deceiving Chapter, Part 2

#24 - Demon-Deceiving Chapter, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 8, 2020

Mysterious goings-on have disrupted life in a small town.

star 6.67
36 votes