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
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 25, 2009 to Aug 21, 2009
Season: Winter 2009
Studio: Studio Deen
Duration: 30 minutes