News 3rd Higurashi Series Planned as Rei OVA This Winter
posted on 2008-05-08 12:13 EDT
The official website of the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni anime franchise has confirmed that the third series will be an OVA project called Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei. It also confirmed that Studio DEEN, the same company that worked on the two television seasons, will work on the new project. While the site emphasizes that the release dates are not set yet, both the Mainichi Shimbun paper and Saishin Anime Jōhō report that the project will start this winter. As before, the story creator and supervisor will be Ryukishi07. However, the director this time will be Toshifumi Kawase; he oversaw the scripts in the second television season (Higurashi no Naku Koroni Kai) and directed Zettai Muteki Raijin-Oh, Pita Ten, and Shion no Oh. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei was the name of a 2006 software fan disc that included two story chapters based on the original murder mystery visual novels.