This felt like an anime directed by Takashi Miike (Gozu, Audition, Ichi The Killer) more than anything. When They Cry does a great job of messing with your head and playing with your expectations of the direction this show is taking. From the first episode it builds an ominous atmosphere as this seemingly quaint little town is anything but. And the apparently cute and harmless classmates Keiichi has are anything but.
Either way, When They Cry remains one of the most disturbing, gruesome, and scary anime shows since also mega-brutal, Elfen Lied. Remember parents, some cartoons are for kids, some aren't. This is definitely not the former.
|Blu-Ray (Region A)|
|When They Cry - Season 1 Complete Collection (Blu-Ray) 2016-03-15 (from $40.29)|
|DVD (Region 1)|
|When They Cry - Box Set (DVD) 2009-08-25|
|When They Cry - Complete Set (DVD) 2010-04-13|
|When They Cry - Season 1 Complete Collection (DVD) 2016-03-15 (from $28.79)|
|When They Cry (DVD 1) 2007-06-05|
|When They Cry (DVD 1) 2008-09-30|
|When They Cry (DVD 2) 2007-08-07 (from $49.99)|
|When They Cry (DVD 2) 2008-09-30|
|When They Cry (DVD 3) 2007-10-09 (from $45.99)|
|When They Cry (DVD 3) 2008-09-30|
|When They Cry (DVD 4) 2007-12-04|
|When They Cry (DVD 4) 2008-09-30 (from $29.99)|
|When They Cry (DVD 5) 2008-02-05|
|When They Cry (DVD 5) 2008-11-11|
|When They Cry (DVD 6) 2008-12-23 (from $19.99)|
|When They Cry + Artbox (DVD 1) 2007-06-05|
|When They Cry + Box (DVD 1) 2008-09-30|
|DVD (Region 4)|
|When They Cry - Part 2 (Eps 14-26) (DVD)|
|When They Cry - Part 1 (Eps 1-13) (DVD) 2011-02-18|
As the survivors struggle to cope with the lethal aftermath, the annual cycle of betrayal and murder continues, and only Rena-ironically spared as she was safe in jail after her arrest for her part in the bombing and massacre-may hold the keys to unlocking the mystery. Get ready for a grim post-mortem as Mamoru Akasaka and Officer Oishi dig into the past to solve the hidden secrets of the Great Hinamizawa Disaster, while Keiichi, Rika, Satoko and the others fight to stay alive as the nightmarish Curse continues in WHEN THEY CRY - SEASON 2!
For my fourth and final installment of the horror manga-themed posts, I’ll write a bit about what is probably my #1 favorite horror manga series: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni–or Higurashi When They Cry.