The infamous series of unexplainable murders in Hinamizawa have been solved and the chains of fate have broken due to the efforts of Rika Furude and her friends. Rika believes she has finally obtained the normal and peaceful life she desired with her friends; however, she is proven wrong when the wheels of fate begin turning once again after an unfortunate accident.
Rika suddenly finds herself in a “perfect” world, the constant cycle of brutal killings having never taken place, where all of her friends are content and satisfied. Not wanting to abandon the world that she fought so hard for, she learns she must destroy an essential “key” to get back. But can Rika abandon the faultless world she is given the chance to live in, after all of her battles have brought her this far?
- English: When They Cry: Rei
- Synonyms: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni 3rd Season, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Dai San Ki
- Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に礼
- Type: OVA
- Episodes: 5
- Status: Finished Airing
- Aired: Feb 25, 2009 to Aug 21, 2009
- Producers: Geneon Universal Entertainment, Frontier Works, Sotsu,Movic
- Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
- Studios: Studio Deen
- Source: Visual novel
- Genres: Mystery, Comedy, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller
- Duration: 30 min. per ep.
- Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older