‘Higurashi: When They Cry – Sotsu’ is a sequel series in the ‘Higurashi’ saga after ‘Gou.’ Both seasons are based on the murder mystery “visual novel” video game ‘Higurashi: When the Cicadas Cry.’ Funimation acquired the right to stream ‘Sotsu’ in North America and recently announced the production of an English dub.
“The mystery continues! We’re excited to announce that the Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU English dub is officially on its way to Funimation, and it’s set to air very soon,” Funimation said on their website. “Episode 1 of the Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU English dub will arrive on Funimation, continuing the ongoing mystery of the next chapter in the Higurashi saga. So whether you’ve been waiting to jump into SOTSU or want to start it again from the top, it’s almost time!”
They add, “The English voice cast of the series returns from Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU, including Apphia Yu (Ping Pong the Animation, Horimiya) as Rika Furude, Emi Lo (AZUR LANE, Smile Down the Runway) as Rena Ryugu, Michelle Rojas (Boogiepop and Others, Date A Live) as Mion Sonozaki and Brittany Lauda (Nichijou – My Ordinary Life, Made in Abyss) as Satoko Hojo.”
‘Sotu’ is produced by the Japanese production company Passione and directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi.
You can check out the trailer below:
The plot follows high school student Rena, who “has become increasingly upset with her father’s relationship with a girl in Okinomiya named Rina Mamiya. While her father is out, Rena finds one of Rina’s business cards in his room. Later, Satoko injects Rena with H-173 in her sleep. As a result, Rena develops terminal symptoms of Hinamizawa Syndrome. Rena learns that her father has been squandering the money he received in his divorce settlement on Rina. Fearing that her family is going to fall apart again, she goes to Okinomiya and tracks down Rina.”
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