The WORST Episodes of When They Cry - Higurashi

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 1, 2019

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.

The Spirited Away by the Demon Chapter - Part 1 - The Beginning

#1 - The Spirited Away by the Demon Chapter - Part 1 - The Beginning

Season 1 - Episode 1

Keiichi Maebara, a student who recently moved into the village of Hinamizawa, is invited by his new friends at school to join their club. But while searching for treasure at a garbage dump, he discovers the village is not as peaceful as it seems.

star 7.29
69 votes
Directors: Chiaki Kon
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Dice Killing Chapter - Part 1

#2 - The Dice Killing Chapter - Part 1

Season 3 - Episode 2

Now that she and her friends are finally free from the eternally repeating tragedies of June 1983, Rika has a new lease on life. While biking with her friends, Rika carelessly collides with an oncoming truck. When she awakens, she finds herself in another Hinamizawa.

star 7.50
8 votes
Directors: Shun Yashiro
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Cotton Drifting Chapter - Part 3 - Lies

#3 - The Cotton Drifting Chapter - Part 3 - Lies

Season 1 - Episode 7

Keiichi indirectly confesses to Rika about sneaking into the forbidden shrine, and he fears his admission may have put Rika and Satako's lives in danger.

star 7.62
39 votes
Directors: Isao Takayama
Writers: Rika Nakase
The Shame Exposing Chapter

#4 - The Shame Exposing Chapter

Season 3 - Episode 1

Realizing that he forgot to pack his bathing suit while rushing to meet his friends at the pool, Keiichi borrows a pair of trunks from Mion's uncle, who claims that these trunks have the magical ability to make women attracted to whoever writes their name on them.

star 7.64
11 votes
Directors: Shunji Yoshida
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 2 - Powerlessness

#5 - The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 2 - Powerlessness

Season 2 - Episode 3

The gang goes to visit the festival site during the preparations and later participates in a baseball game. Meanwhile, Satoko worries about Rika's depression and tries to confront her about it.

star 7.69
13 votes
Directors: Makoto Sokuza
Writers: Masashi Suzuki
The Atonement Chapter - Part 3 - File No. 34

#6 - The Atonement Chapter - Part 3 - File No. 34

Season 1 - Episode 24

While studying Takano's scrapbooks, Rena starts to uncover the the truth behind Oyashiro-sama's curse and Hinamizawa's dark past.

star 7.70
20 votes
Directors: Matsuo Asami
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 7 - Trap

#7 - The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 7 - Trap

Season 2 - Episode 20

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

star 7.73
11 votes
Directors: Yūsuke Onoda
Writers: Fumihiko Shimo
The Time Wasting Chapter - Part 1 - Hinamizawa

#8 - The Time Wasting Chapter - Part 1 - Hinamizawa

Season 1 - Episode 14

Four years ago, during the Hinamizawa dam incident, young police investigator Mamoru Akasaka comes to the village to investigate a child kidnapping, where he meets young Rika.

star 7.77
26 votes
Directors: Yuji Hiraki
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 1 - Older Brother

#9 - The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 1 - Older Brother

Season 1 - Episode 9

When Keiichi's parents leave for Tokyo for a few days, Satoko and Rika offer to help him around the house and he learns about the mysterious disappearance of Satoko's older brother, Satoshi.

star 7.79
33 votes
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Atonement Chapter - Part 2 - A Place to Return to

#10 - The Atonement Chapter - Part 2 - A Place to Return to

Season 1 - Episode 23

Rena learns of Rina's plot, and a confrontation at the deserted garbage dump triggers another disastrous chain of events.

star 7.80
20 votes
Directors: Tomoko Hiramuki
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Atonement Chapter - Part 4 - Earth Invasion

#11 - The Atonement Chapter - Part 4 - Earth Invasion

Season 1 - Episode 25

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.

star 7.81
21 votes
Directors: Yuji Hiraki
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 2 - Bond

#12 - The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 2 - Bond

Season 1 - Episode 10

Satoko has been absent from school, and Keiichi starts to worry about her family situation after discovering the cause of her absence.

star 7.86
28 votes
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 1 - Playing Tag

#13 - The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 1 - Playing Tag

Season 2 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.86
14 votes
Directors: Chiaki Kon
Writers: Fumihiko Shimo
The Spirited Away by the Demon Chapter - Part 2 - The Secret

#14 - The Spirited Away by the Demon Chapter - Part 2 - The Secret

Season 1 - Episode 2

The Cotton Drifting Festival is coming up and everyone goes to have a day of fun. During the festival, Keiichi gets separated from everyone and he meets Tomitake the photographer again, who later tells him more about the shocking past of Hinamizawa.

star 7.90
56 votes
Directors: Yuji Hiraki
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Atonement Chapter - Part 5 - Retake

#15 - The Atonement Chapter - Part 5 - Retake

Season 1 - Episode 26

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?

star 7.90
20 votes
Directors: Chiaki Kon
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Cotton Drifting Chapter - Part 1 - Jealousy

#16 - The Cotton Drifting Chapter - Part 1 - Jealousy

Season 1 - Episode 5

Keiichi meets his friends in town to win prizes at a card game. Afterwards, at a restaurant, he is surprised to see Mion as a waitress, and even more surprised to find out it's not actually Mion.

star 7.93
44 votes
Directors: Seung Hui Son
Writers: Rika Nakase
The Cotton Drifting Chapter - Part 2 - Takano

#17 - The Cotton Drifting Chapter - Part 2 - Takano

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.

star 7.94
36 votes
Directors: Osamu Sekita
Writers: Rika Nakase
The Cotton Drifting Chapter - Part 4 - Wish

#18 - The Cotton Drifting Chapter - Part 4 - Wish

Season 1 - Episode 8

The truth behind the recent incidents and the dark origins of Hinamizawa finally start to unravel as Keiichi and Rena decide to confront their suspect.

star 7.97
33 votes
Directors: Yuji Hiraki
Writers: Rika Nakase
The Daybreak Chapter

#19 - The Daybreak Chapter

Season 3 - Episode 5

During a picnic with Keiichi, Rena accidentally swallows one of the mysterious "Fuwazaru Magatama" which falls from the sky, and begins acting lovesick.

star 8.00
9 votes
Directors: Shunji Yoshida
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 3 - The Beginning of the End

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

Season 2 - Episode 16

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.

star 8.00
11 votes
Directors: Yūsuke Onoda
Writers: Rika Nakase
The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 6 - Opening

#21 - The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 6 - Opening

Season 2 - Episode 19

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.

star 8.00
11 votes
Directors: Chiaki Kon
Writers: Fumihiko Shimo
The Spirited Away by the Demon Chapter - Part 3 - Suspicion

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

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.

star 8.02
48 votes
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 3 - Boundary

#23 - The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 3 - Boundary

Season 1 - Episode 11

Following Satoko’s disturbing panic attack in the classroom, Keiichi’s concern for her well-being grows to the point where he plans to take matters into his own hands.

star 8.03
31 votes
Directors: Chiaki Kon
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Time Wasting Chapter - Part 2 - Omen

#24 - The Time Wasting Chapter - Part 2 - Omen

Season 1 - Episode 15

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.

star 8.04
23 votes
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 4 - Something Lost

#25 - The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 4 - Something Lost

Season 1 - Episode 12

After strange encounters with Takano, Dr. Irie, and Inspector Oishi, Keiichi starts to question whether the previous night's incident actually occurred.

star 8.08
26 votes
Directors: Matsuo Asami
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase