Although it's not said anywhere officially, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai is widely considered to be When They Cry 2. Contrary to Jon Lin's answer, "When They Cry" is not purely an English licensing name. It may be used for the licensing name, but it is actually relevant to the original creation. The creator of the original sound novels, Ryuukishi07, uses ...


Higurashi and Umineko take place in the same story universe as far as I'm aware, but there is no character overlap. As of Umineko, there is an entirely new cast of characters. That said, events in Umineko may shed some light on the workings of the Higurashi / Umineko universe, and it references Higurashi quite a bit. While it is not strictly necessary, I ...


This ending theme song is titled La Divina Tragedia: Ma Kyoku. It was recorded by Jimang. The song does not appear in any other anime. From the looks of it, Jimang has not had any other song appear in any anime. But one of his other tracks, Sakura POP, has been used in the Korean MMORPG, MapleStory.


When They Cry 2 refers to Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, as indicated on the side-label of the sound novel:

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