The trailer for the Higurashi movie
that we added yesterday already revealed this, but it's well worth saying it again: a second live-action Higurashi movie is already in the making
, even as we (or at least the Japanese) wait for the first one's premiere this Saturday, May 10. Judging by this trailer, it doesn't look bad at all. And neither do the would-be lolis. (Update:
Just noticed on Canned Dogs
that a Japanese movie review site rated the movie 10... out of 100... so much for my enthusiasm)
Other bits and pieces of information surfaced a few days ago from the Megami Magazine (via ANN
), teasing us with a few more details about the third Higurashi no Naku Koro ni anime. First of all, it appears that Higurashi 3 will not be a full-length series, but only a short, 3-episode OVA. And secondly, we have a tentative title for it: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei
- just like a fan-made software disc from 2006 which added two chapters based on the original Higurashi visual novel.
Sadly, there's still no release date for Higurashi 3, but we should at least see some preview footage this year. Like we said in our "Higurashi vs. Higurashi 2"
article, it's gonna be an excruciating wait.P.S.
In case you missed it last month, the Higurashi manga was licensed by Yen Press
, and will begin serialization in their new magazine Yen Plus, starting from July 29.