Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni to Resume [Update]

It has been announced via Twitter that popular murder mystery series Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni (a.k.a. When They Cry in the States) will see a return in animated format.  Whether it is a mere OVA series, season or even a reboot is currently unknown.

[Update:]  It has been revealed that the new project will cover a short story that is called “Higurashi Outbreak.”  It will focus on two main characters, Maebara Keiichi and Ryugu Rena, as they deal with a mysterious virus plaguing the village to the point of complete quarantine.

Ni-pah!

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is adapted from the visual novel series of the same name that began in 2002.  Since then, 9 “chapters” complete the entirety of the story.  The anime first aired in Japan in 2006. The anime is comprised of 4-cours (Seasons) amounting to a total of 50 episodes, as well as a 5-episode OVA set.  It is set in the remote village of Hinamizawa and focuses on the mystery behind the village’s annual Watanagashi festival and it’s local god, Oyashiro.

[Source: ANN.com]

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