New ‘Higurashi no Naku Koro ni’ TV Anime Unveils PV, Supporting Cast, Staff

The official website of the new Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (Higurashi: When They Cry – New) television anime unveiled supporting cast, staff, the first key visual (pictured), and a second promotional video. The four additional cast members are also returning from the original anime series.

The first 13 episodes will air on Thursdays at 11:30 p.m. on Tokyo MX and BS11 beginning October 1, followed by Sun TV. The latter episodes will air on Fridays at 12:30 a.m. on the same channels beginning January 8. Hikari TV and d Anime Store will also stream the new anime. The anime was originally scheduled for Summer 2020, but was delayed due to the effects of COVID-19.

Cast

  • Kuraudo Ooishi: Chafurin (Baki)
  • Jirou Tomitake: Tooru Ookawa (ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka)
  • Miyo Takano: Miki Itou (Fate/stay night)
  • Kyousuke Irie: Toshihiko Seki (Mousou Dairinin)

Staff

  • Assistant Director: Takashi Ikehata (Tsuki ga Kirei)
  • Art Director: Kazuhiro Inoue (Fate/Apocrypha)
  • Art Supervision: Saho Yamane (Shinsekai yori art director)
  • Color Design: Arisa Komatsu (Hitori no Shita: The Outcast)
  • Director of Photography: Yuuichirou Tozawa (Golden Kamuy)
  • Editing: Ayako Tan (Bem)
  • Sound Director: Hiroto Morishita (Fukigen na Mononokean)
  • Sound Effects: Shouta Yaso (Yakusoku no Neverland)
  • Music Production: Frontier Works

Keiichirou Kawaguchi (SKET Dance) is directing the new anime at Passione, featuring character designs by Akio Watanabe (Bakemonogatari). Naoki Hayashi (Black FoxFlip Flappers script) is handling the series composition, and Kenji Kawai (Subete ga F ni Naru) is composing the music. The lead voice cast are reprising their roles from the original 2006 anime.

Studio Deen produced the first television anime in Spring 2006, which was followed by a 24-episode sequel in Summer 2007. The five-episode Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei (When They Cry: Rei) original video anime ran between February and August 2009.

07th Expansion released the first chapter of the psychological horror visual novel, Onikakushi-hen (Demoned Away Chapter), in August 2002. The eighth and final chapter in the original series, Matsuribayashi-hen (Festival Accompanying Chapter), was published in August 2006. Three extra chapters were released in a fandisc in December that year. The latest installment in the franchise, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou (When They Cry: Gift), was published in August 2014.

Source: Comic Natalie

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