Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (2016 TV series)

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
GenreDrama, Mystery, Psychological horror
Based onHigurashi no Naku Koro ni
by Ryukishi07
Written byTōru Hasegawa
You Hosaka
Directed byTōru Ōtsuka
Tarô Miyaoka
Country of originJapan
Original language(s)Japanese
No. of episodes6
Producer(s)Banri Kawada
Production company(s)07th Expansion
Distributor07th Expansion
Original networkBS SKY PerfecTV!
Original releaseMay 20 (2016-05-20) – June 24, 2016 (2016-06-24)
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (ひぐらしのなく頃に, lit. When the Cicadas Cry) is a Japanese television drama based on the visual novel franchise of the same name by Ryukishi07. The show stars Yū Inaba as well as several members of Japanese idol girl group NGT48. The series covers the first three arcs of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni; Onikakushi-hen, Watanagashi-hen, and Tatarigoroshi-hen.


Early summer, Keiichi Maebara had just moved to a remote mountain village. As he becomes close friends with a group of girls, he was enjoying his life in the village. However when he starts to become suspicious that Rena Ryuuguu, Mion Sonozaki and the others that Keiichi trusted may be deeply involved in successive murders that occur every summer, the situation around Keiichi gradually starts to turn. As if the girls' characters had completely changed, a sewing needle is found in his food, he is chased by mysterious men, and is involved in an accident which could have killed him. He could no longer trust anyone, and then one mystery leads to another, bringing out a shockingly bloody ending.



No.TitleOriginal air date
1 "Spirited Away by the Demon - First Chapter"  May 20, 2016 (2016-05-20)
2 "Spirited Away by the Demon - Final Chapter"  May 27, 2016 (2016-05-27)
3 "Watanagashi - First Chapter"  June 3, 2016 (2016-06-03)
4 "Watanagashi - Final Chapter"  June 10, 2016 (2016-06-10)
5 "Killed by the Curse - First Chapter"  June 17, 2016 (2016-06-17)
6 "Killed by the Curse - Final Chapter"  June 24, 2016 (2016-06-24)