Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU Gets Extended Reveal Trailer

Following the announcement of Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU alongside the release of a brief trailer in March, the anime has now received an extended trailer that offers a longer preview of the upcoming anime. 

Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU is set to premiere in July. It is the continuation to  Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU, which premiered in the Fall 2020 anime season.

In a blog post, Funimation wrote, “The kanji for SOTSU and GOU together is sotsugyou 卒業, which means ‘Graduation,’ and is a big part of the story in GOU.” 

For Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU, Funimation gave the following explanation for its title:  “Gou, or 業, is a Japanese kanji that has multiple meanings and usages, but can be used to mean karma, or the fate resulting from one’s actions in past lives, based on Buddhist concepts.”

Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU premiered as Higurashi: When They Cry – NEW, before revealing its actual title to be GOU after the release of the second episode. The anime initially seemed like a remake of the 2006 anime adaptation of the Higurashi When They Cry visual novels but has since introduced new story elements and deviations. 

Source: KADOKAWAanime YouTube channel

Melvyn began his journey at Anime Trending in early 2018 and currently contributes as news writer and occasional reviewer. In the years since, he has experienced the unexpected advent of multiple legal anime streaming platforms in Southeast Asia, changed his Warhammer 40k army twice, and started collecting Infinity and Battletech miniatures. Outside of gaming and watching anime, Melvyn spends his free time self-learning Japanese and reading manga and light novels in their native language.
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