Higurashi: When They Cry – New is a dark murder mystery anime which portrays the mysteries of unusual deaths, kidnappings, and sudden disappearances taking place in countryside town Hinamizawa.
The series was originally supposed to premiere in Summer 2020 but was delayed due to production issues caused by COVID-19 outbreak. The first episode will officially premiere on Thursday, October 1st at 23:30 pm on Tokyo MX and BS11.
However with so many top-class anime airing this season, it becomes very hard for anyone to keep with each of them and their release dates and timing. That’s why for your convenience we have prepared this Higurashi 2020 Release Schedule which will help you know when and from where you can watch the latest episode.
Higurashi: When They Cry – New (2020) Episode Release Schedule
|List of Episodes||Release Date|
|Episode 1||October 1, 2020|
|Episode 2||October 8, 2020|
|Episode 3||October 15, 2020|
|Episode 4||October 22, 2020|
|Episode 5||October 29, 2020|
|Episode 6||November 5, 2020|
|Episode 7||November 12, 2020|
|Episode 8||November 19, 2020|
|Episode 9||November 26, 2020|
|Episode 10||December 3, 2020|
|Episode 11||December 10, 2020|
|Episode 12||December 17, 2020|
|Episode 13||December 26, 2020|
Plot of the Anime
On one hot summer day, transfer student named Maebara Keiichi comes to a peaceful rural village in Hinamizawa. There, he befriends his classmates Rena, Mion, Rika, and Satoko. Accepted as a full-fledged member of the “club,” Keiichi and the gang plays all sorts of activities ranging from card and board games to hide-and-seek. But just as Keiichi was beginning to be assimilated in simple rural life, he stumbles upon the dark history of Hinamizawa. As Keiichi dives deeper into the mystery, he finds that his new found friends may not be all what they claim to be.
How many episodes will it run for?
It has been already confirmed that the Higurashi 2020 reboot will consist of 14 episodes airing from October 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
Where to Watch Online?
Will there be a Higurashi english dub?
Unfortunately, as of writing not a single streaming company has not announced the Higurashi: When They Cry – New english dub so far yet but considering the fact Funimation is streaming it, who are popular for their simuldubs, we might get a english dub very soon.
About the series
Higurashi: When they Cry is a Japanese visual novel game developed by 07th Expansion. The first game in the series, Onikakushi-hen, was released on August 10, 2002, and the eighth and final game in the original PC series, Matsuribayashi-hen, was released on August 13, 2006. Over the years the franchise has inspired multiple manga comics, anime series, spin-offs and live-action movies.