Hong Kong content distributor MediaLink Entertainment Limited‘s Ani-One YouTube channel announced that it will stream Higurashi: When They Cry – New, the new Higurashi: When They Cry (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) anime project, beginning on October 1 at 11:30 p.m. GMT +8.
The stream will be available in Brunei, Cambodia, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Bangladesh, Nepal, Macau, and Hong Kong.
Tha anime will premiere in Japan on October 1 on Tokyo MX and BS11 after being delayed from its scheduled July premiere due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the production schedule. The first 13 episodes will air from October 1 onward and episode 14 will premiere on January 7.
Ryukishi07 and 07th Expansion are credited with the original work. Akio Watanabe (Monogatari Series anime franchise) is designing the characters, and Passione (Citrus, Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers, High School DxD Hero) is animating the project. Infinite is producing the series. Naoki Hayashi (Black Fox, Citrus) is in charge of the series composition for the anime. Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) is returning as the composer for the series.
Returning cast members include Sōichiro Hoshi as Keiichi Maebara, Mai Nakahara as Rena Ryūgū, Satsuki Yukino as Mion Sonozaki, Mika Kanai as Satoko Hōjō, and Yukari Tamura as Rika Furude.
The new anime will have a manga adaptation by Tomato Akase.
The first Higurashi: When They Cry television anime series aired for 26 episodes in 2006, and the When They Cry II: Solutions (Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai) anime aired for 24 episodes in 2007.
Source: Ani-One’s Facebook page