If you enjoyed watching Gleipnir in Spring 2020, then you are definitely going to love the upcoming 2020 reboot of Higurashi: When They Cry – New (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni 2020).

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 EpisodesRelease Date
Episode 1October 1, 2020
Episode 2October 8, 2020
Episode 3October 15, 2020
Episode 4October 22, 2020
Episode 5October 29, 2020
Episode 6November 5, 2020
Episode 7November 12, 2020
Episode 8November 19, 2020
Episode 9November 26, 2020
Episode 10December 3, 2020
Episode 11December 10, 2020
Episode 12December 17, 2020
Episode 13December 26, 2020
Episode 14TBH

Plot of the Anime

Higurashi Anime Key Visual
Higurashi Anime Key Visual

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?

Funimation and Animelab has announced that they will be streaming the anime series in North America and Australia respectively.

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.