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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

Alt titles: When They Cry 2

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It is the year 1983; and in the village of Hinamizawa, on the night of the cotton drifting festival and in the days following it, a series of deaths occurs. The only hope for the village and its inhabitants is the shrine maiden Furude Rika who, with the help of her invisible partner Hanyuu, is able to travel back in time and alter the events that led to disaster. Unfortunately, regardless of what changes are made, each voyage ultimately ends with the death of Rika and many of her friends. But when Rika’s friends start remembering things that happened to them in previous worlds and take steps to avoid the same outcomes, Rika realizes that their chances of survival have never been better. Can she really challenge and defeat fate itself?

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Name Role
Kyuuta SAKAI Character Design
Chiaki KON Director
Kenji KAWAI Music
Ryukishi 07 Original Manga Creator
Mika NOMURA Producer
Hiroyuki OOMORI Producer
Takeshi OKAMURA Producer

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Official Editorial Reviews

Title Author Score Date
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Sheex 5.2/10 Jan 7, 2008
When They Cry 2 Sheex 5.2/10 Jan 7, 2008
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai mariprosa 7/10 Jan 6, 2008
When They Cry 2 mariprosa 7/10 Jan 6, 2008

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Varagauzer 7.5/10 Sep 22, 2013
When They Cry 2 Varagauzer 7.5/10 Sep 22, 2013
When They Cry 2 CaptainSlow 8/10 Jul 24, 2013
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Simply put if you like an anime that ties up the loose end of their first series Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai and Code Geass R2 are prefect. Picking up on a seemingly unrelated incident leaves the audience wondering what the hell happened. But as the stories progress it become clear that -if enough thought is consider- it becomes almost scarily well thought and developed. And you come to realise minute thing that the first season showed played a large part in the outcome, what is the outcome? you'll just have to find out...

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