2.168 out of 5 from 1,272 votes
Maebara Keiichi, an ordinary high-school boy, has transferred to a new school in Hinamizawa, a small rural village. At the outset everything seems peaceful and Keiichi becomes friends with a nice group of schoolgirls with whom he spends many idle summer afternoons. Suddenly violence encroaches upon the blissful peace of the village and Keiichi becomes entangled in an endless cycle of fear and death. The inconsistent, but inevitable horrors of Hinamizawa are told and retold becoming an endless and inescapable nightmare of insanity. Will it end even if the mystery of Hinamizawa is solved?
Both of theses animes centre around a small group of kids who face violent and gory torture or even death and they both have similar story telling though I prefer Higurashi no Naku Koro ni much more as it is a series of anime but Corpse Party: Missing Footage is just a short OVA. So if you liked any them do check out the other.
Corpse Party feels like a bastard cousin to Higurashi. A clone of the great Higurashi series but all shock, no substance. Higurashi is much better. If you want the gore and content of Corpse Party but with actual tought and pathos, drop Corpse Party and go for the far superior Higurashi.