Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei

Title:Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei
Cuando las cigarras lloran - Gratitud (Spanish)
When Cicadas Cry - Gratitude
ひぐらしのなく頃に礼 (Japanese)
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Notables: Animation - Studio DEEN
HOSHI Souichiro
OHARA Sayaka
SEKI Toshihiko
YUKINO Satsuki
The endless cycle of murders has been broken and Rika is finally able to settle down for a normal life with her friends. However, she is involved in a traffic accident and wakes up in a world where everything is different. A world where no one committed the sins that shaped them into the persons they are. It's up to Rika to discover the truth behind this world and whether or not it truly is perfect.
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OVA series with 5 episodes released from February 25, 2009 to August 21, 2009.
Animated by: Studio Deen
[edit] The "When They Cry" franchise:

↗Higurashi scenario: Higurashi Reboot: ↗Umineko scenario: ↗Ōkami Kakushi scenario:
  • (2010) _ Ōkami Kakushi (12 TV episodes)
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Rent 8 7 8 6 7 7 Ggultra2764 [series:2509#1552]
Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Rei offers up a mix of both comedy and drama in its run focusing on the activities of Keiichi and the girls of the Game Club following the events of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai. The first and last episodes of the series are comical filler with hit or miss delivery in its laughs for me. Those who craved the horror/ drama element to Higurashi won't enjoy these two episodes. On the other hand, the middle three episodes of Rei offer focus on Rika as she finds herself whisked into an alternate Hinamizawa following a seemingly fatal accident and coming to learn some shocking facts concerning what this world is and how she would have to correct the problem. This middle "arc" offers some solid focus on Rika's character as we come to see how she contemplates being in a world whose events differ greatly from the circumstances that led into the disturbing, dramatic and violent mess we came across with the show's characters and whether or having to choose what one she believes would be best for those she cares about. The ending is a bit of a disappointment with what we eventually learn of the whole thing, but the character focus with Rika is the best you can get for a quality plot out of this OAV. The visuals for Rei are up a notch from the two earlier TV titles as colors are more vivid and details aren't so rough with characters and scenery. This series is only for those who have seen their way through Higurashi's first two TV seasons if you craved both the comedy and drama to the franchise.

Last updated Monday, December 12 2011. Created Monday, December 12 2011.

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Official Japanese Series Web Site http://www.oyashirosama.com/web/rei/index.htm

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