The BEST Episodes of When They Cry - Higurashi
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 7, 2021
Network: Kansai TV
Life couldn't be better for Keiichi Maebara. He’s just moved to the rural village of Hinamizawa and befriended four classmates — his life in the little village has been peaceful. One day, when he happens upon a story about a grisly local murder, his contentment turns to uneasiness as he finds himself drawn into a disturbing web of mystery that involves his newfound friends and threatens his very life.
#1 - The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 1 - First Love
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 19, 2006
The events from The Cotton Drifting Chapter are retold from another point of view. After two years away from the village, Shion comes back to Hinamizawa.
#2 - The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 2 - Responsibility
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 26, 2006
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.
#3 - The Atonement Chapter - Part 5 - Retake
Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Sep 27, 2006
Rena has returned, but not for the right reasons, as she causes a serious crisis at the school, and demands the police investigate the Three Great Families' connection to Oyashiro-sama's curse. What will become of Keiichi and his friends?
#4 - The Time Wasting Chapter - Part 2 - Sign
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 12, 2006
Mamoru and Oishi discover some important clues, and head to the district of Takatsudo to continue the search for the Cabinet Minister's son. Little do they know, there are much more sinister forces at work.
#5 - The Atonement Chapter - Part 2 - Place to Return
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 6, 2006
Rena learns of Rina's plot, and a confrontation at the deserted garbage dump triggers another disastrous chain of events.
#6 - The Atonement Chapter - Part 3 - Document 34
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Sep 13, 2006
While studying Takano's scrapbooks, Rena starts to uncover the the truth behind Oyashiro-sama's curse and Hinamizawa's dark past.
#7 - The Atonement Chapter - Part 4 - Earth Invasion
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Sep 20, 2006
By discovering the truth behind Oyashiro-sama's curse, Rena has become a target of one of the Three Great Families, and she decides to go into hiding.
#8 - Prologue - Reunion
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 6, 2007
In 2007, after the Great Hinamizawa Disaster, Akasaka and Oishi return to the ruined village, and reflect on the events that happened twenty-four years before.
#9 - The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 1 - Tag
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 13, 2007
The gang plays a game of "zombie tag" at school, and on the way home, Keiichi learns of Oyashiro-sama's curse and the mysterious Hinamizawa serial murders.
#10 - The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 3 - Pre-established Harmony
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 27, 2007
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.
#11 - The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 2 - How to Alter Fate
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 17, 2007
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.
#12 - The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 5 - Confrontation
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 7, 2007
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.
#13 - The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 7 - The Hinamizawa Syndrome
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 21, 2007
Rika tells her friends the truth behind the mysterious Hinamizawa Syndrome. Meanwhile, the enemy continues with their plan, eliminating any opposition.
#14 - The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 8 - Doomsday
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 28, 2007
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?
#15 - The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 6 - Strong Will
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 14, 2007
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.
#16 - The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 2 - Writhing
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 16, 2007
Takano's story continues, including how she met her foster grandfather, and her determination to continue his work.
#17 - The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 5 - The Final Playing Piece
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 6, 2007
Details about Satoshi's past are revealed, including the reason for his disappearance. Rika and Hanyu make their final preparations for the impending struggle against destiny.
#18 - The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 6 - Curtain's Rise
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 13, 2007
Hanyu is physically introduced into the world as a transfer student to the Hinamizawa school. After a brief meeting with Takano and Tomitake, she remembers the past worlds and informs Rika of the enemy's intentions.
#19 - The Dice Killing Chapter - Part 2
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired May 22, 2009
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.
#20 - The Dice Killing Chapter - Part 3
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 24, 2009
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.
#21 - The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 6 - Condemnation
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 23, 2006
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.
#22 - The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 3 - Oni's.Blood.Line
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 2, 2006
When Shion decides to investigate Satoshi's disappearance, she meets Takano at the library, who tells her more about the dark history of Hinamizawa. The very next year, the past begins to repeat itself.
#23 - The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 4 - Revenge
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 9, 2006
Shion overhears a conversation between Mion and her grandmother and begins to suspect her family may be involved in the recent events.
#24 - The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 11 - The End
Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Dec 18, 2007
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.
#25 - The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 8 - 48 Hours
Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Nov 27, 2007
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.