As a lot of you may be aware, a live action version of Higurashi is set to be released on the 10th of May this year. I didn't see a thread for it though so I thought I might make one.
For those who don't know the series, heres a little information on the plot line obtained from wiki:
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni takes place during June 1983, at a fictional rural village called Hinamizawa which has a population of approximately 2000. The main character, Keiichi Maebara, moves to Hinamizawa and befriends his new classmates Rena Ryugu, Mion Sonozaki, Rika Furude, and Satoko Hojo. Keiichi joins their after-school club activities, which consist mostly of card and board games (and punishment games for the loser, usually him.) Hinamizawa appears to be a normal, peaceful, rural village to Keiichi. However, the tranquility abruptly ends after the annual Watanagashi Festival, a celebration to commemorate and give thanks to the local god, Oyashiro-sama. Keiichi learns that every year for the past four years, one person has been murdered and
another has gone missing on the day of the Watanagashi Festival. Keiichi himself soon becomes drawn into the strange events surrounding the Watanagashi Festival and Oyashiro-sama. In each story arc, he or one of his friends become paranoid, and a crime is committed. Usually, the crime involves the murder of one of their own friends. While it seems impossible to tell their delusions apart from the mystery of Hinamizawa, slowly the truth is revealed.
So far it has been confirmed that the director will be Ataru Oikawa (Tomie), and the cast list is as follows;
Maebara Keiichi: Maeda Gouki
Sonozaki Mion: Asuka Rin
Ryugu Rena: Matsuyama Airi
Furude Rika: Aika
Hojo Satoko: Ono Erena
Ooishi Kurauto: Sugimoto Tetta
Takano Miyo: Kawahara Ayako
Tomitake Jirou: Taniguchi Masashi
Irie Chousuke: Tanaka Koutarou
Chie Rumiko: Miwa Hitomi
Maebara Ichirou: Yoneyama Senkichi
Maebara Aiko: Hoshi Youko
The home site for the movie:
A 30 minute special for the movie has been shown and there is a torrent for it here:
Tokyo Toshokan :: #tokyotosho @ irc.rizon.net :: Torrent Details
Nippon Cinema has some trailers if you want to check it out:
New trailer and poster art for ‘Higurashi no Naku Koro ni’ - Nippon Cinema
So anyways, what do you guys think of it?