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Live-Action Higurashi Chikai in May
The official Frontier Works production diary has announced on Wednesday the title and release date of the live-action film sequel based on 07th Expansion's Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry - Higurashi) mystery visual novels. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Chikai will open in Japanese theaters during next year's Golden Week holidays, which run through the beginning of May. The Higurashi visual novels, manga, anime, and live-action films revolve around murders that coincide with an annual festival in a quiet rural village.
Plans for the live-action sequel were announced last April — even before the first live-action film opened in Japanese theaters on May 10. FUNimation Entertainment took over North American distribution of the first Higurashi television anime series from Geneon Entertainment and released the first DVDs last month. North America's Yen Press acquired the Higurashi manga for its Yen Plus anthology magazine and its eventual release in compiled volumes.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun