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Promo Video for New “Higurashi: When They Cry” Anime Project Reveals July Premiere, Returning Staff & Cast

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A new promo video was recently unveiled for the new anime project for 2000s mystery horror anime series Higurashi: When They Cry. Check it out here!

The promo video reveals the returning cast for the series, such as Satsuki Yukino (Mion Sonozaki), Mika Kanai (Satoko Hojo), and Yukari Tamura (Rika Furude). Series composition will still be done by Naoki Hayashi (Black Fox, Citrus) and music will still be composed by Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell).

Soichiro Hoshi was previously announced to be reprising his role as main protagonist Keiichi Maebara, while Mai Nakahara is set to return as Rena Ryugu.

The new Higurashi anime project is set for a July premiere.

Previous announcements also stated that the new anime project will be animated by Passione (High School DxD Hero, Citrus), with character designs to be done by Akio Watanabe (Monogatari series, The World God Only Knows). The new anime project will be produced by Infinite.

Higurashi: When They Cry is a murder mystery doujin visual novel series developed by 07th Expansion and written by Ryukishi07. The first game in the series was released in 2002, with the eighth and final released in 2006. On the same year it was adapted into a 26-episode anime series by Studio Deen, the following year, 24 episodes were released under the title Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai (When They Cry II: Solutions).

Anime News Network describes the series’ story as such:

“On one hot summer day in 1983, a 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.”

Source: Anime News Network

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