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When They Cry Complete Series Blu-ray

4 star rating out of 5
11 Reviews
SKU: 816726023014

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About When They Cry Complete Series Blu-ray

When They Cry Complete Series contains season 1 episodes 1-26, season 2 episodes 1-24 of the anime directed by Chiaki Kon, and season 3 OVA episodes 1-5.

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
  • Year Created: 2006
  • Release Date: 12/12/2017
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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2 star rating out of 5

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.

5 star rating out of 5

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.

5 star rating out of 5

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.

5 star rating out of 5

What I want in horror.

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Ignoring the first few seconds of the story arcs, one would think it's another cute anime. I happen to love horror and this anime has it in spades. Each arc starts by being seemingly innocent and then gets real dark. There's quite a few moments when you just feel the panic in the characters as their paranoia grows and becomes more real.

1 star rating out of 5

When They Cry Complete Series Blu-Ray

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Purchased this in 2017. This anime had received much praise & decided to give it a chance.

Watched up to season 2 ep 2. I like to watch in both sub/dub & it was a irritating that the whole series was not dubbed to be consistent.

The show was a disappointment in story, art, music & character development. Interesting at first which dwindled off. Seemed more like a harem anime than suspense/horror.

Same premise retold over & over again that’s a little different each time (set in arcs). Felt like a chore to watch it after you realize it's going to start over & retell a similar story. Lack of mystery/suspense when a story showing you different perspectives of the same story but get different key knowledge over periods of time to come to a conclusion of the grand “mystery”. Which I couldn’t even get too. None of the characters were likable.

Had higher expectations from all the good reviews but for me a total let down.

4 star rating out of 5

Higurashi review


I had been waiting forever for this series to be released in North America in its entirety. I highly suggest anyone who hasn't seen it before buy this set.
On the other hand if you have seen it before it might not be worth it.
The thing I was most excited for when this came out was seeing it in Blu Ray quality. But it looks more like a DVD.

4 star rating out of 5

A must for horror fans!

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Anime fan? Check. Horror fan? Double check!

When they cry is twisted, and sick. The show has one of the most shocking scenes I had to watch, not because it's gruesome, but how impactful and monstrous some of the characters may be.

A steal for the price. Season 2 took forever to come to the US, and I'd say it could easily run out of print, as it has in the past.

Yes, no dubbing in season 2, but as it has not officially been brought to the US, there was nothing that could be done, as changing the dubbing to any other voice actor would be disruptive.

If you are a horror fan, When They Cry is A MUST in your collection.

Keep an eye for summer and winter sales! Price is good, but if you find it cheaper, don't hesitate!

5 star rating out of 5


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Great anime and I would recommend this to anyone who loves horror anime! Maybe some day they will choose to dub season 2-3.

5 star rating out of 5

Modern horror classic

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Higurashi was pretty influential on release and you see that in other shows released afterwards. With its focus on strong characterizations within a small secluded community where the mysteries behind violent crimes and their relation to the area's history and folklore are explored. If that is something you enjoy you this show is a must watch.
The structure of this series is also pretty unique. It starts out with small arcs, first is about 4 episodes, that gradually grow longer over the course of the show. With each new arc different character's past and present dilemmas are explored and more puzzle pieces are discovered for the main mystery. What makes this structure compelling is that a lot information about events and characters can be covered, while never feeling convoluted or confusing, no matter how complex the scenarios become.

5 star rating out of 5

New favorite horror

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This series is a classic for a reason. It has a few flaws, specially in the animation department, but its a show from the 2000s so give it some slack. It's got a great setup, and probably one of the best and most unique ways of exploring that setup that I've ever seen. To say it has a story is to undersell the premise of this show. What it does is explore several similar stories in very different ways, and solve every mystery the show presents by the end. If you want a psychological horror mystery that keeps you guessing right up until the very end, then this is for you.

5 star rating out of 5

Perfect for me, although might not be for everybody.

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I hate horror but I love Higurashi. What I really love about this series is how good the writing is. It is incredibly eerie, disturbing, and at times, terrifying. All this without any jumpscares, just good writing.

If you are at all interested in this series, I do strongly recommend that you go play the original games (the first game out of eight is free on Steam if you want to try). This anime is a fairly decent adaptation, but it does miss a few details that were obviously cut for time, some of which incredibly added to the immersion.

Please note if you really like dubbed shows, only the first season of this product is dubbed.

I was able to acquire this set for a ridiculously low price when it went on sale. If you can get this cheap, you are looking at a lot of episodes in one simple box set which you cannot beat.