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When They Cry Kai

Death follows a young group of friends in the deceptively quiet town of Hinamizawa. In the summer of 1983, despite trying their best to avoid disaster, the girls continue to experience terrible conflicts which, inevitably, rack up the body count. In a desperate attempt to save their lives, Rika Furude works with a spirit named Hanyuu to discover the truth behind the calamities. Return to Hinamizawa in When They Cry Season 2.

REUNION

In the year 2007, Mamoru Asakasa returns to a Hinamizawa decimated by the gas leak that killed nearly the entire populace.


TAG

In another iteration of 1983, Keiichi once more learns about Oyashiro’s Curse from Tomitake and Takano, this time also with Irie. Rika worries as the festival approaches.


POWERLESS

Satoko tries to get Rika out of her depression, but her friend won’t admit her fears. That night, Rika argues with a mysterious voice regarding her fate.


PRE-ESTABLISHED HARMONY

The day of the festival dawns, and Satoko is paranoid that she and Rika are being followed. Is she right?


THE GREAT HINAMIZAWA DISASTER

Satoko flees in terror and has an accident. Injured, she witnesses the Great Hinamizawa Disaster, which sends her into shock.


RULES OF THE MAZE

A new world comes with the possibility for changing fate. Keiichi may just prove it as he makes a different choice that has multiple effects.


HOW TO ALTER FATE

With Keiichi’s success, Rika finds that her friends are beginning to avoid making the same mistakes, and she opts to discover a way to fight her own fate.


STIRRINGS

Teppei’s appearance may throw everything into disarray as he begins to abuse Satoko again. The group tries to find a way to help her.


NEGOTIATION

Despite Satoko’s reluctance to help because of Teppei’s particular blackmail, her friends continue to fight for her freedom.


CONFRONTATION

Keiichi desperately appeals to the village leaders to aid Satoko, including the head of the Sonozaki family.


STRONG WILL

The group finally gets Satoko to reveal her abuse and the police step in. As the festival begins, Rika tries to save Tomitake and Takano, only to discover the true culprit.


HINAMIZAWA SYNDROME

Rika explains the Hinamizawa Syndrome and the clinic’s position on the topic. Rika reveals more about the significance of her lineage and why she’s being targeted.


DOOMSDAY

Rika and Hanyuu discuss Rika’s fate, and subsequently the fate of the village, only to conclude that Hanyuu must also desire an end to the cycle.


MIYO

The spy within the Yamainu is compromised, and the first daring stage of the plan is put into motion.


WRITHING

The way Takano discovered her grandfather is revealed, alongside her ascension into academic and intellectual circles.


BEGINNING OF THE END

The dam incident is revealed in detail, including the initial confrontation between the Sonozaki and Houjou families.


STRATAGEM

With the desire to save Satoko, Rika makes a valiant decision. When Rika’s parents object, Takano utilizes the Oyashiro Curse to her advantage.


THE FINAL PLAYING PIECE

The Maebara family moves in, as does Rena’s. Satoshi disappears, but this time, as Mion’s grandmother discusses burying the hatchet, things seem to be looking up.


CURTAIN’S RISE

Hanyuu transfers into the school and remembers the mastermind behind the eventual demise of Hinamizawa.


TRAP

With the culprit unmasked, the group decides to plan a counter attack, including the faking of Rika’s death.


48 HOURS

The spy within the Yamainu is compromised, and the first daring stage of the plan is put into motion.


ATTACK AND DEFENSE

As Dr. Irie tries to escape his would be captors, he inadvertently may cause the collapse of the plan as a whole.


BLOODY BATTLE

The Yamainu close in on the Sonozaki estate, and a small group tries to rescue Tomitake with a slim chance of success.


THE END

Akasaka and Tomitake call on the Benken combat unit to detain Takano and the Yamainu. Unwilling to give in, Takano flees into the mountains, only to meet Rika and her friends.