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When They Cry - Rei (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Cuando las cigarras lloran - Gratitud (Spanish)
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei (Japanese)
Higurashi no Naku Koroni Rei (Japanese)
When Cicadas Cry - Gratitude
ひぐらしのなく頃に礼 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: At the start it would appear that this story will only be about fun and good moments for the "club" members, but after a brief fun during the first ova, the story turns out to be more deep and tense. Rika now feels strange and distant. And even feels that the same tragedies of the "past times" will occur, feeling that destiny is something that can't be changed in the end. She thinks about getting involved and try to solve those mistakes or just giving up to that tragic destiny.
User Ratings: 1094 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 101 votes (sub:88, raw:3, dub:3, ?:1, others:6
5 Spanish subtitled
1 Vietnamese subtitled
)
 Excellent: 200 votes (sub:184, dub:9, others:7
5 Spanish subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Very good: 287 votes (sub:260, dub:8, raw:2, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:15
8 Spanish subtitled
2 Polish subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Good: 206 votes (sub:186, dub:6, raw:4, ?:1, others:9
4 Spanish subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Decent: 137 votes (sub:122, dub:7, raw:4, ?:1, others:3
1 Spanish subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Finnish subtitled
)
 So-so: 79 votes (sub:77, others:2
1 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Not really good: 34 votes (sub:32, dub:2)
 Weak: 27 votes (sub:24, dub:3)
 Bad: 16 votes (sub:16)
 Awful: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (sub:3)
Seen in part or in whole by 1846 users, rank: #651 (of 8891)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.329 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.8538, rank: #2277 (of 9006)
Weighted mean: 7.318 (Good+), rank: #2153 (of 9006) (seen all: 7.59 / seen some: 7.80 / won't finish: 4.40)
Bayesian estimate: 7.320 (Good+), rank: #1892 (of 6773)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 5
Episode titles: We have 5
Vintage: 2009-02-25 to 2009-08-21
Release dates: We have 10
Opening Theme:
"Super scription of data" by Eiko Shimamiya
Ending Theme:
"Manazashi" by anNina
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 4
Review:
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    When They Cry - Complete Season 1-3 Collection (Blu-ray) 2017-12-12 (from $42.95)
    When They Cry: Rei - Complete Collection (Sub.Blu-ray) 2016-07-26 (from $49.95)
DVD (Region 1)
    When They Cry: Rei - Complete Collection (Sub.DVD) 2016-07-26 (from $24.98)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Toshifumi Kawase
Series Composition: Toshifumi Kawase
Script: Toshifumi Kawase (eps 1-5)
Storyboard:
Tetsuhito Saito (ep 5)
Toshifumi Kawase (OP; ED; eps 1-4)
Episode Director:
Shun Yashiro (eps 2, 4)
Shunji Yoshida (eps 1, 3, 5)
Unit Director: Toshifumi Kawase (OP; ED)
Music: Kenji Kawai
Original creator: Seventh Expansion
Character Design: Kazuya Kuroda
Art Director: Chikako Shibata
Chief Animation Director: Tomoyuki Abe
Animation Director:
Akiko Matsuo (eps 3, 5)
Chieko Miyakawa (ep 1)
Maki Murakami (eps 1, 3, 5)
Tomoyuki Abe (OP; ED; ep 2)
Yūko Yahiro (ep 4)
Sound Director: Hozumi Gōda
Director of Photography: Seiichi Morishita
2nd Key Animation:
Aika Tokeiji (ep 2)
Aya Maeda (Studio Liberty; ep 1)
Eri Shibusawa (ep 5)
Hatsumi Takahashi (ep 2)
Ikumi Saitou (ep 2)
Kanako Hiroo (eps 1, 3)
Kasumi Fukagawa (ep 5)
Katsuyuki Sakairi (Studio Liberty; eps 1, 3, 5)
Ken Takahashi (ep 5)
Marina Sato (ep 3)
Miho Sekimoto
Naho Sakai (ep 2)
Nao Takano (ep 5)
Sae Ōba (ep 1)
Tatsuki Kanazaki (ep 1)
Tomoko Kanno (Studio Liberty; eps 1, 3, 5)
Tooru Sawamura (eps 1, 3)
Toshiyuki Satō (ep 1)
Yoshinaga Matsumoto (Studio Liberty; eps 1, 3, 5)
Youichi Sakai (ep 5)
Yumiko Ōmae (Studio Liberty; eps 1, 3, 5)
Yūya Sawaguchi (ep 2)
Animation producer: Keiichi Matsuda
Background Art:
Chigusa Orishiba (Studio Kanon; eps 1-5)
Kiwami Hatta (Studio Tenjin; ep 1)
Mayumi Okawa (Studio Kanon; eps 2-3, 5)
Michiko Morokuma (Studio Tenjin; ep 1)
Miyu Nojima (Studio Tenjin; ep 1)
Shiori Nagaoka (Studio Kanon; eps 4-5)
Shuichi Okubo (Studio Kanon; ep 1)
Tomoko Sawada (Studio Kanon; eps 1-5)
Wakaba Okamoto (Studio Kanon; eps 2-5)
Yoshiko Kuroda (Studio Tenjin; ep 1)
Yoshiteru Mizuno (Studio Kanon; ep 5)
Yukako Ogawa (Studio Kanon; eps 1-5)
Yuki Ishida (Studio Tenjin; ep 1)
Color design: Takeshi Mochida
Color setting:
Hitomi Kawashima (eps 1, 3, 5)
Takeshi Mochida (eps 1, 3, 5)
Yuka Itō (ep 4)
Yuka Yamada (ep 2)
In-Between Animation:
Aika Tokeiji (ep 4)
Fumiko Kumagai (eps 1, 3, 5)
Naho Sakai (ep 4)
Sachiyo Takada (ep 1)
Yukari Sueishi (eps 3, 5)
Yūya Sawaguchi (ep 4)
In-Between Check:
Ayumi Sōgawa (ep 4)
Fumiko Kumagai (eps 1, 3, 5)
Ryūichi Akahori (eps 1, 3, 5)
Key Animation:
Akiko Isohata (ep 3)
Akiko Matsuo (OP)
Aya Nozawa (eps 1, 3, 5)
Ayumi Sōgawa (ep 2)
Chie Mishima (eps 2, 4)
Chinatsu Ueno (ep 1)
Chūji Nakajima (eps 1, 5)
Eiichi Tominaga (eps 1, 5)
Eiji Fukuyama (ep 4)
Emi Honda (ep 5)
Emi Mori (ep 1)
Eri Ogawa (ep 1)
Harumi Takagi (ep 3)
Hatsumi Takahashi (ep 4)
Hiroshi Tomioka (OP; ep 5)
Hitomi Ochiai (OP; eps 3, 5)
Ikumi Saitou (ep 4)
Kan Min Lee (eps 1, 3)
Kana Hashidate (ep 5)
Keiko Ishii (ep 4)
Kimitake Nishio (ep 1)
Kozue Horanai (eps 3, 5)
Maki Murakami (OP)
Manabu Shioda (OP; eps 1, 3, 5)
Mari Asada (eps 1, 5)
Mariko Emori (OP; ep 5)
Marina Sato (ep 3)
Michiko Takahashi (eps 3, 5)
Miori Suzuki (ep 4)
Miyoko Kawamoto (ep 5)
Sae Ōba (eps 3, 5)
Seiko Narumi (eps 1, 5)
Shinobu Nishioka (eps 1, 3, 5)
Shōta Ihata (eps 1, 5)
Takehiro Nakayama (OP)
Takumi Yokota (ep 5)
Tetsuhito Saito (ep 5)
Tomochi Kosaka (OP; ep 5)
Tomoko Sugita (ep 3)
Tomoyuki Abe (eps 2, 4)
Toshimasa Kuroyanagi (ep 3)
Toshinari Yamashita (eps 2, 4)
Tsukasa Sorimachi (ep 2)
Yasuhiro Okuda (ep 3)
Yoshinori Deno (eps 1, 3, 5)
Yoshio Usuda (ep 3)
Yoshiyuki Takayanagi (ep 3)
Yukie Akiya (ep 3)
Yukiko Akiyama (ED)
Yūko Yahiro (ep 4)
Mechanical animation Director: Chikai Okado (ep 1)
Merchandising Director: Yuka Matsumoto
Music producer: Akira Yoshikawa
Paint:
Chisato Tsumotani (Studio Deen; eps 1, 3, 5)
Keiko Horio (eps 2, 4)
Kozue Arai (Studio Deen; eps 1, 3, 5)
Mariko Mima (Studio Deen; eps 1, 3, 5)
Tomoe Nakagawa (eps 2, 4)
Paint Check:
Hitomi Kawashima (eps 1, 3, 5)
Takeshi Mochida (eps 1, 3, 5)
Yuka Itō (ep 4)
Yuka Yamada (ep 2)
Photography:
Daisuke Horino (Studio Twinkle; eps 1, 3, 5)
Katsuaki Kamata (Studio Twinkle; eps 1, 3)
Koshiro Iwamoto (Studio Twinkle; eps 1, 3. 5)
Kouji Aoki (Studio Twinkle; ep 5)
Makiko Nakayama (Studio Twinkle; eps 1, 3, 5)
Saori Takagi (Studio Twinkle; eps 1, 3, 5)
Yoshitaka Mōri (ep 4)
Yutaka Nagaushi (eps 2, 4)
Production Advancement:
Sonoko Ishida (eps 1, 3, 5)
Takeshi Toda (eps 2, 4)
Tomoki Ikoma (ep 3)
Production manager: Kazuomi Senoo
Prop Design:
Tomochi Kosaka (eps 2-5)
Recording: Kōhei Ōishi (Studio T&T)
Sound Effects:
Masafumi Watanabe (Sound Box)
Shizuo Kurahashi (Sound Box)
Sound Production:
Natsuki Fukuda
Tetsu Hirata (Dax Production)
Special Effects:
Takeshi Saito (eps 1, 3, 5)
Yuka Itō (ep 4)
Yuka Yamada (ep 2)
Theme Song Arrangement:
inazawa (ED)
Kazuya Takase (OP)
Theme Song Composition:
inazawa (ED)
Kazuya Takase (OP)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Eiko Shimamiya (OP)
interface (ED)
Theme Song Performance:
anNina (ED)
Eiko Shimamiya (OP)
Video Editing:
Ayato Yasuda (IMAGICA)
Yoshiyuki Tokuyoshi (IMAGICA)
Mai Nakahara as Rena Ryūgū
Mika Kanai as Satoko Hōjō
Satsuki Yukino as Mion Sonozaki
Sōichiro Hoshi as Keiichi Maebara
Yui Horie as Hanyū
Yukari Tamura as Rika Furude

Chafurin as Kuraudo Ōishi
Daisuke Ono as Mamoru Akasaka
Fumiko Orikasa as Chie Rumiko
Miki Itō as Miyo Takano
Satsuki Yukino as Shion Sonozaki
Toru Ohkawa as Jirō Tomitake
Toshihiko Seki as Kyōsuke Irie
Yu Kobayashi as Satoshi Hōjō

Eiji Maruyama as discerning old man (ep 5)
Eiji Miyashita as Yoshirō Sonozaki (ep 1)
Eriko Matsushima as old woman (ep 2)
Fujiko Takimoto as Suguru Okamura (ep 3)
Hozumi Gōda as Yamamoto (eps 2-4)
Jun Konno as otaku C (ep 1)
Jūrōta Kosugi as Okonogi (ep 1)
Mai Hashimoto as classmate (ep 3)
Mami Ozaki as nurse (ep 4)
Manabu Sakamaki as otaku B (ep 1)
Megumi Matsumoto as Daiki Tomita (ep 3)
Risa Mizuno as classmate (eps 2-3)
Sayaka Ohara as Rika's Mother (ep 3)
Tsubasa Yonaga as otaku A (ep 1)
Yukari Tamura as Ōka Furude (ep 4)
Japanese companies
2nd Key Animation:
Studio Liberty (eps 1, 3)
Studio Wombat (eps 1, 3)
Animation Production: Studio DEEN
Background Art:
Studio Kanon (eps 1-5)
Studio TENJIN (ep 1)
In-Between Animation:
Anime R (eps 1-2, 4)
Def.c (eps 2, 4)
Digital Network Animation (eps 2, 5)
E-cho (eps 1, 3, 5)
Nakamura Production (eps 2, 4)
Pierrot (ep 1)
Production I.G (ep 1)
Satelight (ep 1)
Shin-Ei Animation (ep 5)
Studio 4°C (ep 1)
Studio Izena (eps 1, 3, 5)
Studio Sign (ep 1)
Tatsunoko Production (ep 1)
Studio Wombat (eps 1, 3)
Yuhodo (ep 1)
In-between Check:
Digital Network Animation (ep 2)
Nakamura Production (ep 2)
Music Production: Frontier Works
Paint:
D-COLORS (ep 2)
E-cho (eps 1, 3, 5)
Studio Elle (eps 2, 4)
Photography:
Studio Twinkle (eps 1, 3, 5)
Production Assistance: Digital Network Animation (eps 2, 4)
Recording Studio: Studio T&T
Sound Effects: Sound Box
Sound Production: Dax Production
Special Thanks: Type-Moon
Video Editing: Imagica (eps 1-5)
English staff
English cast
Translation: Sawa Savage
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi
John Ledford
Producer: John Ledford

Disc Authoring: Joel McCray
Menu Design: Larry Koteff
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff
Production Assistant:
Alexandra Bedford (2017 release)
Annie Nguyen
Crystal Ruiz
E.W. Rector, III (Original release, 2017 release)
Jose DeArmas (Original release, 2017 release)
Kjell Doucet (Original release, 2017 release)
Natalie Jones (2017 release)
Ned Gayle (Original release, 2017 release)
Paul Mericle (2017 release)
Shannon Reed (Original release, 2017 release)
Yesenia Torres
Production Coordination: Janice Williams
Production manager:
Luke Patterson
Son Phan Le (2017 release)
Subtitling: Neal Barnes
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch
(none)
English companies
Internet Streaming: HIDIVE (Subtitled)
Production: Sentai Studios
French cast
French staff
(none)
Delphine Saroli as Hanyu
Elodie Lasne as Satoko Hojo
Gabrielle Jeru as Rika Furude
Perrine Grandclément as Rena Ryugu
Sarah Cornibert as Mion Sonozaki
Sébastien Mortamet as Keichi Maebara

Damien Laquet as Satoshi Hôjô
Jean-Marc Galera as Kuraudo Oishi
Julien Dutel as Mamoru Akasaka
Justine Hostekint as Miyo Takano
Marc Wilhelm as Jirô Tomitake
Michaël Maino as Kyosuke Irie
Sandra Vandroux as Rumiko Chie
Sarah Cornibert as Shion Sonozaki

Michaël Maino as Yoshiro Sonozaki
Pascal Gimenez as Okonogi

French companies
Distributor: Black Box (DVD & Blu-ray)
Dubbing: O' Bahamas
German staff
German cast
ADR Director: Daniel Käser
Casting: Lars Waltl
Cutter: Andy Hafner
Production manager: Lars Waltl
Sound Mixing: Christian Eisenach
Gabrielle Pietermann as Rika Furude
Helen Blaschke as Satoko Houjou
Mayke Dähn as Mion Sonozaki
Moira May as Rena Ryuuguu
Tobias John von Freyend as Keiichi Maebara

Christian Zeiger as Satoshi Houjou
Claudia Urbschat-Mingues as Miyo Takano
Demet Fey as Rumiko Chie
Heiko Obermöller as Jirou Tomitake
Mayke Dähn as Shion Sonozaki
Nicolas Böll as Kyousuke Irie
Patricia Strasburger as Hanyuu Furude
Pierre Peters-Arnolds as Kuraudo Ooishi

Bruno Winzen as Tetsurou Okonogi (ep 1)
Christian Wunderlich as Mamoru Akasaka (ep 5)
Corinna Dörenkamp as Rika's Mother (eps 3-4)
Gilles Karolyi as Dr. Yamamoto (eps 2-4)
Holger Schulz as Yoshiro Sonozaki I. (ep 1)
Leyla Trebbien as Suguru Okamura (ep 3)
Sascha von Zambelly as Mr. Ryuuguu

German companies
Distributor: AniMoon Publishing
Dubbing: KÖLNSYNCHRON

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