The WORST Episodes of When They Cry - Higurashi

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 31, 2020

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 Dice Killing Chapter - Part 1

#1 - The Dice Killing Chapter - Part 1

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 25, 2009

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 6.22
63 votes
Directors: Shun Yashiro
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Cotton Drifting Chapter - Part 3 - Lies

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

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 17, 2006

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 8.50
125 votes
Directors: Isao Takayama
Writers: Rika Nakase
The Cotton Drifting Chapter - Part 1 - Jealousy

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

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 3, 2006

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 8.57
130 votes
Directors: Seung Hui Son
Writers: Rika Nakase
The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 1 - Older Brother

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

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 31, 2006

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 8.62
117 votes
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Cotton Drifting Chapter - Part 2 - Takano

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

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 10, 2006

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 8.63
121 votes
Directors: Osamu Sekita
Writers: Rika Nakase
The Spirited Away by the Demon Chapter - Part 1 - The Beginning

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

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 5, 2006

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 8.66
210 votes
Directors: Chiaki Kon
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 2 - Bond

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

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 7, 2006

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

star 8.67
112 votes
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 3 - Borderline

#8 - The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 3 - Borderline

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 14, 2006

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 8.71
115 votes
Directors: Chiaki Kon
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Spirited Away by the Demon Chapter - Part 2 - The Secret

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

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 12, 2006

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 8.78
172 votes
Directors: Yuji Hiraki
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Atonement Chapter - Part 1 - Happiness

#10 - The Atonement Chapter - Part 1 - Happiness

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Aug 30, 2006

After a day of summer fun, Rena goes to the garbage dump, where she begins to remember things from her troubling family background.

star 8.78
106 votes
Directors: Daisuke Tsuji
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Daybreak Chapter

#11 - The Daybreak Chapter

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 21, 2009

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

star 8.85
91 votes
Directors: Shunji Yoshida
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Spirited Away by the Demon Chapter - Part 3 - Suspicion

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

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 19, 2006

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 8.88
163 votes
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Cotton Drifting Chapter - Part 4 - Wish

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

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 24, 2006

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 8.88
117 votes
Directors: Yuji Hiraki
Writers: Rika Nakase
The Spirited Away by the Demon Chapter - Part 4 - Disturbance

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

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 26, 2006

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 9.00
162 votes
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Time Wasting Chapter - Part 2 - Sign

#15 - 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.

star 9.02
53 votes
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Time Wasting Chapter - Part 1 - Hinamizawa

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

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 5, 2006

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 9.20
84 votes
Directors: Yuji Hiraki
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Atonement Chapter - Part 3 - Document 34

#17 - 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.

star 9.28
78 votes
Directors: Matsuo Asami
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Atonement Chapter - Part 4 - Earth Invasion

#18 - 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.

star 9.30
79 votes
Directors: Yuji Hiraki
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 3 - Oni's.Blood.Line

#19 - 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.

star 9.31
109 votes
Directors: Matsuo Asami
Writers: Rika Nakase
The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 4 - Lost Item

#20 - The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 4 - Lost Item

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 21, 2006

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

star 9.31
83 votes
Directors: Matsuo Asami
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Atonement Chapter - Part 5 - Retake

#21 - 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?

star 9.32
78 votes
Directors: Chiaki Kon
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Atonement Chapter - Part 2 - Place to Return

#22 - 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.

star 9.32
77 votes
Directors: Tomoko Hiramuki
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 5 - Apology

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

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 28, 2006

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 9.36
83 votes
Directors: Shigeru Ueda
Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 4 - Revenge

#24 - 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.

star 9.36
110 votes
Writers: Rika Nakase
The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 6 - Condemnation

#25 - 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.

star 9.37
107 votes
Directors: Mujin Shako
Writers: Rika Nakase