Higurashi: When They Cry was an anime series that ran from 2006 to 2013. In total 62 episodes of Higurashi: When They Cry were aired. Higurashi: When They Cry has no reported filler. Keiichi Maebara has just moved to the little village of Hinamizawa in the summer of 1983, and quickly becomes inseperable friends with schoolmates Rena, Mion, Satoko, and Rika. However, darkness lurks underneath the seemingly idyllic life they lead.