Take care, anime fans! The yandere are on the prowl again.
Earlier today, Sentai Filmworks announced that they acquired the domestic rights to When They Cry – Higurashi (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni). The company acquired both seasons of the series, as well as sequel OVA Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei.
Geneon Entertainment originally acquired the domestic rights to When They Cry – Higurashi in 2007. FUNimation acquired the license from Geneon a year later, and released the show’s first season title under their banner. In 2011, FUNimation revealed that they had no plans to license the rest of the show, and would allow their license to expire.
NIS America released Umineko – When They Cry on North American Blu-Ray in 2012.
Editor’s Note: while we have team members on-site at Anime Expo, we’d like to give kudos to Anime News Network for the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei news.