The Best Episodes of When They Cry - Higurashi

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2018

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.

The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 8 - 48 Hours

#1 - The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 8 - 48 Hours

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.

star 9.25
12 votes
Directors: Yuji Hiraki
Writers: Masashi Suzuki
The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 9 - Offense and Defense

#2 - The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 9 - Offense and Defense

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...

star 9.17
12 votes
Writers: Rika Nakase
The Dice Killing Chapter - Part 3

#3 - The Dice Killing Chapter - Part 3

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.

star 9.12
8 votes
Directors: Shun Yashiro
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Massacre Chapter - Part 6 - Strong Will

#4 - The Massacre Chapter - Part 6 - Strong Will

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.

star 9.09
11 votes
Directors: Akira Iwanaga
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Massacre Chapter - Part 5 - Confrontation

#5 - The Massacre Chapter - Part 5 - Confrontation

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.

star 9.07
14 votes
Directors: Shunji Yoshida
Writers: Rika Nakase
The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 11 - End

#6 - The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 11 - End

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.

star 9.00
12 votes
Directors: Chiaki Kon
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Massacre Chapter - Part 8 - Closure

#7 - The Massacre Chapter - Part 8 - Closure

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?

star 8.92
13 votes
Writers: Masashi Suzuki
The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 10 - Bloody Battle

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

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.

star 8.91
11 votes
Writers: Masashi Suzuki
The Massacre Chapter - Part 4 - Negotiation

#9 - The Massacre Chapter - Part 4 - Negotiation

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?

star 8.91
11 votes
Directors: Makoto Sokuza
Writers: Masashi Suzuki
The Massacre Chapter - Part 3 - Fluctuation

#10 - The Massacre Chapter - Part 3 - Fluctuation

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.

star 8.57
14 votes
Writers: Fumihiko Shimo
The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 4 - The Great Hinamizawa Disaster

#11 - The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 4 - The Great Hinamizawa Disaster

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.

star 8.50
12 votes
Directors: Yuji Hiraki
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Dice Killing Chapter - Part 2

#12 - The Dice Killing Chapter - Part 2

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.

star 8.50
8 votes
Directors: Shunji Yoshida
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Massacre Chapter - Part 2 - How to Change Destiny

#13 - The Massacre Chapter - Part 2 - How to Change Destiny

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.

star 8.50
12 votes
Directors: Yūsuke Onoda
Writers: Masashi Suzuki
The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 4 - Retaliation

#14 - The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 4 - Retaliation

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.

star 8.48
23 votes
Writers: Rika Nakase
The Spirited Away by the Demon Chapter - Part 4 - Disturbance

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

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.

star 8.45
40 votes
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 6 - Conviction

#16 - The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 6 - Conviction

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.

star 8.45
20 votes
Directors: Mujin Shako
Writers: Rika Nakase
The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 5 - Cold Hands

#17 - The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 5 - Cold Hands

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.

star 8.43
21 votes
Directors: Yuji Hiraki
Writers: Rika Nakase
The Massacre Chapter - Part 1 - Law of the Labyrinth

#18 - The Massacre Chapter - Part 1 - Law of the Labyrinth

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.

star 8.42
12 votes
Directors: Makoto Sokuza
Writers: Fumihiko Shimo
The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 2 - Distinction

#19 - The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 2 - Distinction

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.

star 8.36
22 votes
Directors: Shunji Yoshida
Writers: Rika Nakase
The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 3 - Pre-established Harmony

#20 - The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 3 - Pre-established Harmony

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.

star 8.36
11 votes
Writers: Rika Nakase
The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 1 - Miyo

#21 - The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 1 - Miyo

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.

star 8.36
11 votes
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Massacre Chapter - Part 7 - The Hinamizawa Syndrome

#22 - The Massacre Chapter - Part 7 - The Hinamizawa Syndrome

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.

star 8.36
11 votes
Writers: Fumihiko Shimo
The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 5 - Apology

#23 - The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 5 - Apology

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.

star 8.30
23 votes
Directors: Shigeru Ueda
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 4 - Plot

#24 - The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 4 - Plot

Season 2 - Episode 17

Rika offers herself as a test subject for Irie and Takano's research. More light is shed on the deaths of Satoko's and Rika's parents and their involvement with the legend of Oyashiro-sama's curse.

star 8.27
11 votes
Writers: Masashi Suzuki
The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 2 - Wriggling

#25 - The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 2 - Wriggling

Season 2 - Episode 15

Takano's story continues, including how she met her foster grandfather, and her determination to continue his work.

star 8.27
11 votes
Directors: Akira Iwanaga
Writers: Rika Nakase