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Higurashi When They Cry

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  Rated: 18+ (TV-MA)2006 - 20093 Seasons,Series EndedOn:   Tags:    

After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends. However, appearances can be deceiving. One fateful day, Keiichi stumbles upon news of a murder that had occurred in Hinamizawa. From this point on, horrific events unfold in front of Keiichi, as he soon learns his close friends may not be all that they seem. Based on the amateur mystery game by 07th Expansion, the story is told in a series of different scenarios.Higurashi When They Cry featuring Yui Horie and Mai Nakahara has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Hulu, and free on Yahoo TV. It's an animation and anime show with 55 episodes over 3 seasons. Higurashi When They Cry is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.1 (3,848 votes).

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Higurashi When They Cry has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.1 (3,848 votes). The show is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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55 Total Episodes of Higurashi When They Cry Where to stream every episode from all 3 seasons of Higurashi When They Cry. Filter these episodes by what's available to watch free or on your streaming services using the tabs above.

Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 The Hidden Demon Chapter - Part 1 - The Beginning

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Apr 4, 2006
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The Hidden Demon Chapter - Part 1 - The Beginning Apr 4, 2006 Keiichi Maebara, a student who recently moved into the village of Hinamizawa, is invited by his new friends at school to join their club. But while searching for treasure at a garbage dump with Rena Ryugu, he discovers the village is not as peaceful as it seems.

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Season 01, Episode 02 The Hidden Demon Chapter - Part 2 - Secret

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Apr 11, 2006
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The Hidden Demon Chapter - Part 2 - Secret Apr 11, 2006 The annual Watanagashi Festival finally starts, and everyone has fun feasting and playing games. However, in the following day, Keiichi is interrogated by chief police officer, Oishi, about a crime that occurred at the night of the festival, and he starts fearing the villagers might be involved in this and other similar incidents, like Oishi suspects.

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Season 01, Episode 03 The Hidden Demon Chapter - Part 3 - Suspicion

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Apr 18, 2006
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The Hidden Demon Chapter - Part 3 - Suspicion Apr 18, 2006 Delving further into the mysteries surrounding the village, Keiichi's paranoia grows after he starts to suspect that someone might be after his life.

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Season 01, Episode 04 The Hidden Demon Chapter - Part 4 - Distortion

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Apr 25, 2006
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The Hidden Demon Chapter - Part 4 - Distortion Apr 25, 2006 Keiichi's despair reaches its peak. After being captured and sedated, he wakes up restrained by Mion and Rena, and they attempt to inject him with a mysterious drug. Keiichi murders them before taking his own life by clawing his throat.

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Season 01, Episode 05 The Floating Cotton Chapter - Part 1 - Jealousy

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May 2, 2006
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The Floating Cotton Chapter - Part 1 - Jealousy May 2, 2006 Keiichi meets Mion's twin sister, Shion; the two are so identical that Keiichi can hardly tell the difference between them. It is also revealed that Mion has a crush on him.

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Season 01, Episode 06 The Floating Cotton Chapter - Part 2 - Takano

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May 9, 2006
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The Floating Cotton Chapter - Part 2 - Takano May 9, 2006 During Rika's ritual performance at the Watanagashi Festival, Shion whisks Keiichi away to sneak into the forbidden shrine warehouse, where Tomitake and his friend, Miyo Takano, are waiting. However, after learning about the other pair's fate, he starts to worry about his and Shion's safety.

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Season 01, Episode 07 The Floating Cotton Chapter - Part 3 - Lie

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May 16, 2006
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The Floating Cotton Chapter - Part 3 - Lie May 16, 2006 Keiichi asks Rika for help, but when she and Satoko disappear, he starts fearing for the worse.

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Season 2

Season 02, Episode 01 Reunion

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Jul 5, 2007
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Reunion Jul 5, 2007 Mamoru Akasaka, with an assistant, visits the abandoned town of Hinamizawa in the year 2007, and meets with Officer Oishi. They still wonder about the Great Hinamizawa Disaster that decimated the town and the connection to Miyo Takano's File No. 34. Rena shares with them the little knowledge she has about Rika's strange behavior, shortly before the supposed "gas leak", and Akasaka recalls his meeting with the young Rika as well.

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Season 02, Episode 02 The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 1 - Tag

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Jul 12, 2007
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The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 1 - Tag Jul 12, 2007 Back in June 1983, the club participates in a game of "zombie tag". On their way home, they run into Irie, Tomitake, and Takano, who tell Keiichi about the yearly murders known as "Oyashiro-sama's Curse". However, he understands why his friends hid it from him and doesn't resent them for it. Regardless, this fails to reassure Rika, as she grows progressively depressed as the day of the Watanagashi Festival approaches.

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Season 02, Episode 03 The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 2 - Powerlessness

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Jul 19, 2007
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The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 2 - Powerlessness Jul 19, 2007 Satoko worries about Rika's depression and tries to confront her about it, but Rika continues to deny anything is wrong. In the middle of the night, Satoko is woken by Rika arguing with a mysterious voice, and telling her she will soon be murdered, and there is nothing that either of them can do.

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Season 02, Episode 04 The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 3 - Pre-established Harmony

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Jul 26, 2007
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The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 3 - Pre-established Harmony Jul 26, 2007 The day of the Watanagashi Festival comes, and once again Rika fails to warn Tomitake of his imminent death. Later, Satoko is convinced that a mysterious man is following her and Rika around, even though no one else has noticed any such thing. Worried of Rika's safety, she sets traps around the house to alert her of any intruders, and when one is triggered, her fears are confirmed.

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Season 02, Episode 05 The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 4 - The Great Hinamizawa Disaster

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Aug 2, 2007
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The Disaster Awakening Chapter - Part 4 - The Great Hinamizawa Disaster Aug 2, 2007 Much to Satoko's surprise, Rika hides her before letting her murderers take her away. After witnessing Rika's demise and the death of the remaining villagers, Satoko fights desperately for her life.

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Season 02, Episode 06 The Massacre Chapter - Part 1 - Law of the Labyrinth

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Aug 9, 2007
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The Massacre Chapter - Part 1 - Law of the Labyrinth Aug 9, 2007 Rika begins a new world with Hanyū, but is getting tired of seeing her friends commit the same acts that lead them to terrible mistakes, until Keiichi proves to her that people can change their destinies if they want.

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Season 02, Episode 07 The Massacre Chapter - Part 2 - How to Change Destiny

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Aug 16, 2007
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The Massacre Chapter - Part 2 - How to Change Destiny Aug 16, 2007 Influenced by Keiichi's encouragement, and the fact her friends are starting to avoid doing the same mistakes again by remembering glimpses of what they could have done, Rika decides to find a way to prevent her ominous destiny by herself.

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Season 3

Season 03, Episode 01 Shame Exposing Chapter

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Feb 24, 2009
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Shame Exposing Chapter Feb 24, 2009 Realizing that he forgot to pack his bathing suit while rushing to meet his friends at the pool, Keiichi borrows a pair of trunks from Mion's uncle, who claims that these trunks have the magical ability to make women attracted to whoever writes their name on them and wears them for three hours. Later, Mion hears from her uncle that he had made a mistake in describing the abilities of the trunks, revealing that the person whose name is written on the briefs will fall in love with the wearer, meaning Keiichi, who had written his own name on them, will fall in love with himself. Not wanting Keiichi to become a narcissistic jerk, the girls try to talk him out of taking the trunks off, though Keiichi thinks it's a trick so they can force him to wear an embarrassing pair of trunks they provided. Knowing Keiichi won't go down without a fight, the girls rally everyone at the pool to chase him down and retrieve the trunks by force, even going as far as turning Keiichi's only supporters (Tomitake, Oishi, and Irie) against each other and fight over wearing the trunks for themselves. Finally, the trunks are removed before time runs out, though the naked Keiichi still refuses to wear the girls' embarrassing trunks.

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Season 03, Episode 02 Dice Killing Chapter (Part 1)

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Mar 24, 2009
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Dice Killing Chapter (Part 1) Mar 24, 2009 Now that she and her friends are finally free from the eternally repeating tragedies of June 1983, Rika has a new lease on life. While biking with her friends, Rika carelessly collides with an oncoming truck and is apparently killed; when she awakens, she finds herself in another Hinamizawa. However, this world is quite different from other worlds in the past: Keiichi, Takano, Irie, and Hanyuu are nowhere to be found; she is no longer close friends with anybody, Satoko being particularly hostile; the dam project that threatens to flood the town is still underway; and none of the successive tragedies she witnessed countless times happened at all, meaning Satoshi and her own parents are still around. For the first time in her life, Rika is at a complete loss for what to do.

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Season 03, Episode 03 Dice Killing Chapter (Part 2)

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May 21, 2009
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Dice Killing Chapter (Part 2) May 21, 2009 Rika finally makes contact with Hanyuu, who tells her that for her to return to her old world, she must find and dispose of a piece from her old world that prevents Hanyuu from entering this new world, which in turn prevents Rika from reincarnating—if this piece turns out to be a person, for instance, she must kill that person. She is initially eager to find the item and return to her old world, especially when she responds to Satoko's bullying by assaulting her. Shortly afterward, however, Rika experiences what life with a mother is like, and begins building a new friendship with Mion, Rena, and Satoshi, as well as making peace with Satoko. Rika now feels it's all a matter of deciding which world she would rather like to stay in until she learns that her mother, now the reincarnation of Oyashiro instead of Rika, is the item she must dispose of.

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Season 03, Episode 04 Dice Killing Chapter (Part 3)

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Jun 23, 2009
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Dice Killing Chapter (Part 3) Jun 23, 2009 Rika becomes gradually more torn between remaining in this new world that knows no sin where everyone is living contently, or killing her mother and returning to her old world, and is devestated to learn that she does not have much time to act. Finally, Rika decides to fight for what she wants to live for. The next thing she knows, she awakens from a coma in her old world and happily reunites with her friends, the other world having apparently been a dream, though Rika concludes she must have killed her mother to regain consciousness nonetheless. Unbeknownst to her, however, the dream was developed by Hanyuu to teach Rika, as her friends help her realize, that people need to work past personal hardships in order to make life worth living.

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Season 03, Episode 05 Daybreak Chapter

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Aug 20, 2009
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Daybreak Chapter Aug 20, 2009 During a picnic with Keiichi, Rena accidentally swallows one of the mysterious "Fuwazaru Magatama" which falls from the sky, and begins acting lovesick. Rika explains that the seal on the magatama has been broken, and that whoever possesses the red magatama will fall blindly in love with anyone holding its white counterpart. Everyone reasons that Rena must have swallowed the red magatama and sets out to stop her and find the white magatama, though it winds up in the possession of Tomitake, then Takano, and finally Oishi, each of whom gradually come to accept her love under the magatama's curse and refuse to relinquish it. Keiichi finally manages to obtain the magatama after beating Rena and Oishi with Akasaka in a game of mahjong; unfortunately, Oishi fumbles it and Keiichi ends up accidentally swallowing it as well. Fortunately, Rika lifts the curse before Keiichi can fall under its power, which returns Rena to normal. In the process, Rena, who is grateful to Keiichi for helping her, expresses her feelings toward him, though she isn't sure if it's part of the magatama's power. Unfortunately for Rena, Tomitake and Takano still appear to be infatuated with Rena and fight over who gets to keep her.

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