A few moments ago, Kadokawa released a new trailer for Higurashi: When They Cry, the remake of one of the most popular horror anime ever. The first season is currently available on VVVVID and as revealed by the video visible above, it will consist of 24 episodes separated in two tranches.
The broadcast began on October 1st and the thirteenth episode, the final midseason of this first cour, will be broadcast in December. The broadcast will then resume after a very short Christmas break, and more precisely from 7 January 2021, with the broadcast of the episodes from 14 onwards.
Therefore, the rumors that spoke of a single cour or a first season consisting of just 15 episodes have been denied, while the rumors that spoke of a remake with some substantial differences from the original seem to be absolutely confirmed. A few hours ago, the author of the series Ryukishi07 anticipated the possible presence of unpublished scenes, asking fans to “observe well everything that will happen from episode 2 onwards”.
Higurashi: When They Cry is considered to be one of the best horror anime ever, and in 2007 it even inspired a real murder. This new remake, curated by the guys from Studio Passione, seems to have managed to keep the spirit of the original intact, even if before giving a judgment we will at least have to wait for the transmission of the first cour.
What do you think of it? Are you enjoying the anime? Let us know with a comment! Meanwhile, we take the opportunity to remind you that the anime airs in simulcast on VVVVID every Thursday at 20:00 o’clock.