When They Cry - Higurashi Live-Action TV Series' NGT48 Cast Rehearsals Streamed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
AKB48 sister group NGT48's members star in 8 episodes starting in May

The official website of the live-action television series Ryūkishi07 and 07th Expansion's popular When They Cry - Higurashi (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) horror software is streaming rehearsal videos for each of the show's main cast members, which include members of AKB48's sister idol group NGT48. The series' cast roles have yet to be decided by audition.

The cast, with links to their respective rehearsal videos, include:

The television adaptation with eight one-hour episodes will premiere on the BS SkyPer! channel in May. The show will run every Friday at 9:00 p.m. Tōru Ōtsuka and Tarō Miyaoka are directing, and Toru Hasegawa is writing. MMJ (Media Mix Japan) is collaborating on the production with SkyPer!.

07th Expansion's original Higurashi no Naku Koro ni visual novel software revolved around murders that coincide with an annual festival in a quiet rural village. The software inspired two television anime series, several video anime projects, two live-action films, and manga adaptations by several artists.

Ryūkishi07 and 07th Expansion released Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui, the latest visual novel in the franchise, in March 2015. D-Light and Fields plan to release a game in Japanese pachinko parlors on February 28. Ryūkishi07 is launching a new project titled Hotaru-Bi no Tomoru Koro ni (When the Firefly Light Burns). Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine published a "chapter 0" manga for the new project in its February issue last December.

The NGT48 idol project launched in Niigata Prefecture last year, and the group began stage performances in their own theater on January 10.


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