When They Cry



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When They Cry is a Japanese anime series from Studio Deen that aired from 2006 to 2007. It was based on the 2005 murder mystery manga and interactive game When the Cicadas Cry. The series was directed by Chiako Kon. It is set in a fictional small village called Hinamizawa in June 1983. Its main character is Keicchi Maebara who has moved to the village and made friends with his classmates Rena Ryugu, Mion Sonozaki, Rika Furude and Satoko Houjou. All seems well with the village and friends until the annual Watanagashi Festival rolls around. Keicchi finds out that every year someones been murdered and another has gone missing on the day of the Festival. Keicchi becomes engulfed in the mystery and slowly uncovers what is happening while his friends grow paranoid or find themselves the victims of murder as well. Certain channels in Japan dropped the show for awhile due to the real life murder case of a police chief by his teenage daughter with a hatchet.moreless

Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 9/26/2006

Season 1 : Episode 26

  • Retake: Atonement, Part 5

    S 1 : Ep 26

    Aired 9/26/06 (24:05)

  • Earth Invasion: Atonement, Part 4

    S 1 : Ep 25

    Aired 9/19/06 (24:04)

  • Document 34: Atonement, Part 3

    S 1 : Ep 24

    Aired 9/12/06 (24:04)

  • Place to Return: Atonement, Part 2

    S 1 : Ep 23

    Aired 9/5/06 (24:04)

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Animation, Drama, Horror, Suspense


Thrillers, Anime, Slashers, Asian Horror, Foreign Language