Longtime fans of “Higurashi: When They Cry” were in for a surprise as the supposed remake of the show turns out to be completely new work! Officially titled “Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou”, the show will explore a completely new route in the “Higurashi” mystery, starting with the show’s second episode.

“Higurashi: When They Cry” is based on a horror-mystery visual novel of the same name. The story centres on Keiichi Maebara who moves to the village of Hinamizawa, where for four consecutive years locals have been killed on the evening of the local Watanagashi Festival — held to honour the deity Oyashiro.