Posted by: 愛撫 | 06/28/07

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai promo video up, OP theme featured

Japanese website animate.tv has a new preview video up (click the buttons next to ‘先行プロモーション映像 第2弾’ to see it) on their page for upcoming anime Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, sequel to the 2006 anime Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (released in North America as When They Cry -Higurashi). It’s fairly standard fare far as anime trailers go and the first half contains nothing worth noting for someone less than fluent in Japanese, but seeing as the second half marks the first time we’ve heard the OP theme (Naraku no Hana, ‘奈落の花’) it’s definitely worth a look.

As with the original series, the opening theme is sung by Eiko Shimamiya (who also wrote the lyrics), while arrangement and composition is done by Tomoyuki Nakazawa. The original Higurashi OP is one of my favourite I’ve songs (certainly my favourite from Eiko), and while this new theme admittedly doesn’t strike me in quite the same way as the first it definitely seems like a worthy successor.


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