For fans of the Higurashi franchise, the currently airing Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU is a weekly whirlwind of emotions and intrigue. But before the weekly broadcast of the episodes, some information has been leaked out, spoiling some key moments, and the production committee of the series is not happy.
In a post today on the official Twitter account for the Higurashi anime, the production committee explained that they will be taking legal action against those who release spoilers online before the episodes broadcast and are even looking to work with social media sites to get those accounts banned off the site. The production committee says they are doing this “for the fans who look forward to the story.”
— TVアニメ「ひぐらしのなく頃に卒」絶惨放送中???? (@higu_anime) August 3, 2021
The production committee apologized to fans for the issue and confirmed that they had no part in the leaking of spoilers for upcoming episodes. They also thanked fans for their support.
Funimation streams Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU as it airs in Japan. Here’s how they describe the series:
New kid Keiichi Maebara is settling into his new home of peaceful Hinamizawa village. Making quick friends with the girls from his school, he’s arrived in time for the big festival of the year. But something about this isolated town seems “off,” and his feelings of dread continue to grow. With a gnawing fear that he’s right, what dark secrets could this small community be hiding?
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.