When They Cry - Higurashi

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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.

Last Updated: 9/17/2022Network: Kansai TV
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The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 8 - 48 Hours
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9.58
78 votes

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

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 11/27/2007

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.

Directors: Yuji Hiraki
The Dice Killing Chapter - Part 3
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9.57
74 votes

#2 - The Dice Killing Chapter - Part 3

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/24/2009

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.

Directors: Shun Yashiro
The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 9 - Attack and Defense
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9.56
78 votes

#3 - The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 9 - Attack and Defense

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 12/4/2007

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...

The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 11 - The End
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9.54
108 votes

#4 - The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 11 - The End

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 12/18/2007

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.

Directors: Chiaki Kon
The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 10 - Bloody Battle
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9.49
78 votes

#5 - The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 10 - Bloody Battle

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 12/11/2007

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
The Dice Killing Chapter - Part 2
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9.47
72 votes

#6 - The Dice Killing Chapter - Part 2

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/22/2009

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.

Directors: Shunji Yoshida
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The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 8 - Doomsday
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9.46
79 votes

#7 - The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 8 - Doomsday

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/28/2007

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?

Directors: Daisuke Chikushi
The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 6 - Strong Will
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9.44
81 votes

#8 - The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 6 - Strong Will

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/14/2007

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.

Directors: Akira Iwanaga
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The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 1 - Rules of the Maze
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9.37
82 votes

#9 - The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 1 - Rules of the Maze

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/10/2007

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
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The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 4 - Negotiation
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9.36
78 votes

#10 - The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 4 - Negotiation

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/31/2007

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
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The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 5 - Confrontation
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9.35
82 votes

#11 - The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 5 - Confrontation

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/7/2007

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.

Directors: Shunji Yoshida
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The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 7 - The Hinamizawa Syndrome
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9.33
79 votes

#12 - The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 7 - The Hinamizawa Syndrome

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/21/2007

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

Directors: Hodaka Kuramoto
The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 4 - The Great Hinamizawa Disaster
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9.32
81 votes

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

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/3/2007

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
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The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 5 - The Final Playing Piece
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9.32
78 votes

#14 - The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 5 - The Final Playing Piece

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 11/6/2007

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.

Directors: Yuji Hiraki
The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 1 - Miyo
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9.31
77 votes

#15 - The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 1 - Miyo

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 10/5/2007

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
The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 2 - How to Alter Fate
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9.31
81 votes

#16 - The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 2 - How to Alter Fate

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/17/2007

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.

Directors: Yûsuke Onoda
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The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 4 - Stratagem
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9.31
78 votes

#17 - The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 4 - Stratagem

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 10/30/2007

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.

Directors: Daisuke Chikushi
The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 6 - Curtain's Rise
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9.31
78 votes

#18 - The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 6 - Curtain's Rise

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 11/13/2007

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.

Directors: Chiaki Kon
The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 2 - Writhing
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9.29
78 votes

#19 - The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 2 - Writhing

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 10/16/2007

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

Directors: Akira Iwanaga
The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 3 - Beginning of the End
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9.29
78 votes

#20 - The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 3 - Beginning of the End

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 10/23/2007

As Hanyu hopelessly watches the cruel events that occur during the dam incident, she and Rika eagerly await the arrival of the one person who will be the key in bringing an end to the enemy's intentions.

Directors: Yûsuke Onoda
The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 3 - Stirrings
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9.28
82 votes

#21 - The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 3 - Stirrings

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/24/2007

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
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The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 7 - Trap
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9.27
78 votes

#22 - The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 7 - Trap

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 11/20/2007

Rika gathers her allies and starts to make plans, while obtaining more information about the enemy and those supporting their ambitions.

Directors: Yûsuke Onoda
The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 3 - Pre-established Harmony
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9.25
79 votes

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

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/27/2007

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.

Directors: Daisuke Chikushi
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The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 6 - Condemnation
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9.24
126 votes

#24 - The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 6 - Condemnation

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 8/23/2006

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.

Directors: Mujin Shako
The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 5 - Cold Hands
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9.21
127 votes

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

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 8/16/2006

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

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