Fans of the Higurashi franchise now have a new Higurashi When They Cry Manga to look forward to. Futabasha made an announcement recently about it. Although it started as a visual novel franchise, its intriguing plot and interesting characters boosted its popularity. The recent anime adaptations have created more interest in the franchise again. So here is everything you need to know about the Higurashi When They Cry manga.
07th Expansion produced the game franchise. In 2002, the company released the first game, Onikakushi-hen. There were 8 games in total. These were all visual novels in the murder-mystery genre. The 8th one came out in 2006. Additionally, the franchise produced video games to expand the storyline. The makers also wrote a separate manga on the franchise. Moreover, Studio Deen produced two anime series in 2006 and 2007, simultaneously. They also released an OVA series in 2009. Recently, Passione produced a new series on the franchise in 2020. Now, fans look forward to the newest manga from the artist.
Higurashi When They Cry: New Manga
Futabasha’s Monthly Action magazine and its website made an announcement recently. The copy revealed that artist Asahi would be starting a new manga based on the franchise. This work will be titled “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Meguri.” The Higurashi When They Cry Manga will have a colored page. Moreover, it will also feature on the front cover of the magazine. Further, will be a major part of the renewed Higurashi adaptations in the franchise. In November 2021, two new manga arcs were released. This revived interest in the franchise. Some of them are linked to the anime shows from 2020.
What Is The Manga About?
Futabasha announced that this manga is an important missing link in the entire story. This could finally solve the plot of the original one. The tagline says, “The final demon awakens. A new Higurashi towards the truth.” The story is set in the year of 1923. So, it occurs in the Hinamizawa village, just like the rest of the franchise. So far, the only part fans know about the plot is that it will be about the Sonozaki family.
This new family is quite well-known in their village. They are one of the Three Great Families in the lands. The head of the family is Oryo, is also the protagonist. The genre is a murder mystery. Fans are excited about how this story plays out. Will it solve old questions or raise new questions? The official poster is right here:
Higurashi When They Cry: Release Details
Higurashi When They Cry Manga will release on February 25, 2022. The manga will be a series in Futabasha’s Monthly Action magazine. At the moment, there is no intel yet about the English translation. And no comment about the licensing either. This section will be updated with relevant information. So, keep an eye on this space for more details.