Higurashi When They Cry is an anime television series based on a Japanese manga series of the same name written by Ryukishi07. There have been several adaptations of this Japanese manga, The gameplay, Higurashi When They Cry is the reason for its popularity worldwide. The game itself has more fame than the Japanese manga. The first season of this anime aired on television from October 2020 to March 2021. A second season was also announced a while later and released soon. Since the conclusion of the second season, fans of this show are eagerly waiting for the release of Higurashi When They Cry Season 3.
The story of Higurashi When They Cry is centred on the character of Keiichi Maebara. He is a new kid in the small town struggling to settle in his small peaceful new home. He was there at the time of a local festival. He was eager to attend and experience the customs and rituals of the local festivals. However, he discovered some dark secrets about the town and felt something unusual happening all around him.
Higurashi When They Cry comes under the genre of murder mystery and psychological supernatural horror drama. The first season aired with twenty-four episodes from October 2020 to March 2021. Soon the second season of this anime was announced which aired on television from July 2021 to September 2021. The first two seasons were not enough for the fans and they are still craving Higurashi When They Cry Season 3. This article will cover all the details and information regarding the release of Higurashi When They Cry Season 2. Stay glued to this article till the end to find out everything about the third season of this Japanese anime television series.
Higurashi When They Cry Season 3 Plot Speculation
Keiichi Maebara had recently shifted to a small town named Hinamizawa set in the summers of 1983. He was seen struggling with his new life in such a small fictional village. He even made friends in his new school though they were mostly girls named Rena Ryuuguu, Mion Sonozaki, Satoko Houjou, and Rika Furude.
Through the storyline of Higurashi When They Cry, the makers even tried to depict the event of an annual local function in the village. The villagers started their preparation for the festival. Even, Keiichi was seen learning the customs and traditions of his new home place. He even found out some legends prevailing in his new locality.
Everything seemed fine and Keiichi finally started enjoying his new life until he discovered some heart-shaking truth about the place. The place wasn’t as bright as it seemed it has its gloom hidden under graves. Keiichi discovered that there had been numerous murders and mysterious abductions in the town. All these events occurred at the same time during the festival.
Keiichi initially believed that it would also be a legend but he himself started to experience weird surroundings near him. The murders and abductions started occurring in that year as well. He tried finding the answer to this mystery via his friends but they refused to answer him. They didn’t reply to any of his queries.
Keiichi realised that something was fishy surrounding the town and its native people. He decided to dive deep into the backstory of this fictional village. As he bound all the clues he found, he discovered that these murders and abductions were all connected to the festival and the patron god, Oyashiro.
The makers have not released any kind of brief or synopsis which could give us a sneak peek into the storyline of Higurashi When They Cry Season 3. Without any precise detail and news, it would be irrational to predict an exact plot for the third season of this Japanese anime drama.
However, we can still speculate it based on the previous seasons. Higurashi When They Cry Season 3 could focus its story on the future of the fictional village, Hinamizawa. It could also explore the adult life of Keiichi and his friends. A romantic aspect in the life of Keiichi could also be portrayed in the third season.
Higurashi When They Cry Season 3 Cast and Characters
The official casting for Higurashi When They Cry Season 3 is not yet announced by the makers. We suspect that it might retain most of its characters from the previous seasons. The characters who we suppose to mark their return in Higurashi When They Cry Season 3 are –
- Keiichi Maebra voiced by Soichiro Hoshi
- Rena Ryugu voiced by Mai Nakahara
- Satoko Hojo voiced by Mika Kanai
- Mion Sonazaki voiced by Satsuki Yukino
- Rika Furude voiced by Yukari Tamura
A few more characters other than these might also come back from the previous seasons. Some new faces might also be introduced in Higurashi When They Cry Season 3. Unfortunately, we don’t have any information regarding those characters. We will update you once there is a piece of specific news related to that note.
Higurashi When They Cry Season 3 Release Date
The release date of Higurashi When They Cry Season 3 is not yet announced by the makers. Even the renewal status is not yet disclosed. The first two seasons were released within a short time gap but the third season is taking long. We will update you about the release date of Higurashi When They Cry Season 3 when there is a precise detail regarding that. Till then we can only hope for the third season of this Japanese anime to release soon.
Higurashi When They Cry Season 3 Trailer
As of now, there is no trailer for Higurashi When They Cry Season 3. It will release once the show has been renewed and has passed several production processes. Meanwhile, you can watch the trailer of the second season and can predict the plot for the upcoming new season of this anime television series.
Where to Watch Higurashi When They Cry?
It was initially aired on television and was later available to stream on OTT. The first two seasons of this anime can be binge-watched on Hulu, Hidive, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Funimation and Crunchyroll.