When They Cry Complete Series Blu-ray

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About When They Cry Complete Series Blu-ray

When They Cry Complete Series contains episodes 1-26 of season 1, episodes 1-24 of season 2, and OVA episodes 1-5 of season 3.

It's hard enough moving to a town where everyone has known each other their entire lives. Ever since Keiichi arrived in the picturesque town of Hinamizawa, he keeps discovering ominous happenings that don't make any sense. Unsolved murders. Disappearances. Mutilations. The worst part is that he can't be sure whether or not his new friends like Rena, Mion, Satoko, and Rika are aware of the events or involved in what's happening. All he knows is that it's not paranoia if someone really is trying to kill him, and escaping Hinamizawa alive may no longer be an option. All the buried secrets will be revealed, and all the horrors will be unleashed as the entire epic horror series that shocked Japan finally becomes available as a complete collection!

Special Features: Clean Opening Animation and Clean Closing Animation


  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery
  • Themes: Supernatural
  • Age Rating: 17+
  • Run Time: 1400
  • Release Date: 12/12/2017
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.9
  • Region Code: A

Ratings & Reviews

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1/2 decent


Don't get me wrong, the series is great (IMO) but, the only thing I disagree with is Dubbing only season 1. If it was ALL subbed only, I would of 5 starred it, but season 1 is dubbed, and season 2 is not. Why is that an issue? Because my wife is dyslexic and cannot read nearly as fast as me, so dubbed is what keeps her into anime, so having 1/2 the series dubbed hurts her feels, and reading out loud takes away from the experience. Case in point, either dub a series completely or not at all.

About the lack of a dub for seasons 2 and 3


"When They Cry Complete Series" only has the first season dubbed because it was the only season that Funimation licensed from Geneon back in the day. According to Funimation, it sold so poorly that they would not be looking to acquire the licenses for additional seasons.

Luckily for fans of the series, Sentai rescued the license and began distributing the blu-rays last year. Reviewer, I think you're underestimating the amount of resources it would take to redub a 20+ hour series. And one that's 10+ years old at this point. If Sentai thought the sales could make up for the cost of dubbing, why wouldn't they go ahead and do it? I'm just thankful Higurashi was given a second chance at all.

One of the greatest anime of all time.


Higurashi is hands down one of the most riveting and sophisticated stories you'll ever experience in an anime. What initially appears to be a coming of age story in a small town rapidly transforms into something else entirely.

I won't say anything about the plot, because it's best left for the viewer to experience without spoilers. Just know that this is a series worth watching, and you will not regret experiencing it.

I will warn you that you must watch the entirety of the first two seasons to fully understand what is happening. Season one will leave you confused and potentially frustrated.

Also, Higurashi technically has four seasons, but season 3 and season 4 were largely filler. That being said, the fourth season (Higurashi Kira) concludes the story of the main characters nicely. You'll have to see that elsewhere.