Ladies and gentlemen, be prepared for more blood and murser. This is because Kadokawa has now announced that Ryukishi07 and 07th Expansion’s Higurashi: When They Cry is getting a new TV anime. They even released an announcement PV for this new upcoming anime, and right off the bat, they’re teasing some gore.
Passione will be animating this new project, with Monogatari series designer Akio Watanabe doing the character designs. The staff have also opened an official website and Twitter account. Finally, they also unveiled a brand new key visual which looks innocent at first, until you realize that there’s a bloody knife in there, along with some splatter of blood.
The Higurashi franchise revolves around the murders which often coincide with a rural village’s annual festival. 07th Expansion first launched it as a visual novel in 2002 during Comiket, and it launched as one of the bloodiest anime franchises out there.
Unfortunately, the announcement did not reveal any further information. But do expect the staff to reveal more details in the days to come.
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