The new anime project of “Higurashi When They Cry” was announced on Jan. 6th, 2020.
Because of the announcement, “Umineko” done by Ryukishi07 as well as “Higurashi” is trending on Twitter since fans want a 2nd season of “Umineko When They Cry”. In response to this, Oohara Sayaka voiced Beatrice in the anime Tweeted “Hope ‘Umineko When They Cry’ will be animated until the last episode♪.” She and Umineko fans are looking forward to future developments.

“Umineko When They Cry” (abbr. Umineko) is a sound novel released in 2007 from Doujin circle called “07th Expansion”. Ryukishi07 is the president of “07th Expansion” and he is also known as the author of “Higurashi When They Cry” (addr. Higurashi).
This story takes place in Roken Island owned by the millionaire family Ushiromiya. The main character “Batora” fights against the witch “Beatrice”, and sometimes works alongside her to solve challenging cases of incomprehensible closed room serial murder. It was adapted into a TV animation in 2009.

After the announcement of the new “Higurashi” project, “Higurashi” is trending on SNS. Fans have left comments like: “Please also animate Umineko this time!! From episode 1!! Please!!” “Wondering if Umineko gets an anime too…” “I played Unimeko up to the end of the story, but I want to watch the anime too if possible so please make it” “Thank you for making Higurashi, by the way, are you planning to animate Umineko as well?” They are looking forward to a 2nd season of “Umineko” and “Umineko” is trending now.

Oohara who voiced Beatrice tweeted “I was thinking, why is Umineko trending? I’m happy everyone remembers Umikeno because of the new information about Higurashi coming out” Also she tweeted “Hope ‘Umikeko When They Cry’ will be animated until the last episode♪”. She also wants a 2nd season of “Umineko” like its fans.

Are there any new developments for “Umineko” thanks to this announcement? Keep your eyes open to see if the 2nd season is coming.