Higurashi Sinoalice Collab Characters, New Akio Watanabe Artwork, Higurashi Mei Launches in September

All the details from the Sinoalice x Higurashi collab stream, including new artwork for the 2020 anime, a new key visual for Higurashi Mei, and new goods.

As we previously explained, Square Enix and Yoko Taro’s gacha game Sinoalice will be holding a collab event with the new 2020 Higurashi anime. A Sinoalice livestream was held August 21 detailing the collab. We translated everything from the stream below.

The Higurashi collab event on Sinoalice will launch on August 25. The event’s story will feature Sinoalice characters Pinocchio and Aladdin getting involved in Hinamizawa. A short trailer was published for the collab:

Higurashi x Sinoalice collab event Trailer

The collab will add multiple Higurashi characters. K1 will be available just by logging in. Meanwhile, the others will be obtainable in the gacha or other means: Rena, Mion, Satoko, Rika, and Hanyuu:

All the Higurashi characters will be fully voiced.

A lottery campaign is also being held to win a brand new orignal Higurashi x Sinoalice Rena t-shirt:

The artworks for Rika and Hanyuu will be revealed soon on Twitter. They’re doing those special tweets where you need to click the button at bottom retweet  it and unlock the pictures. For now, Satoko’s artwork was revealed:

Next up, new artwork by Akio Watanabe, the character designer of the new Higurashi anime, were revealed. These are special artwork for the new anime adaptation. Goods for the new anime were also announced, face towels, mugs, pens, etc:

The stream in itself was fun as it featured Mafia Kajita, M.A.O, Eri Kitamura, and Rika Tachibana. If you’re into seiyuu, you can catch up the Higurashi corner on the Sinoalice stream yourself, starting the the 1:12:30 timestamp:

Needless to say, all of this concerns the Japanese version of Sinoalice, though this collab might come to the global version some months later.

The new Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni anime adaptation will start airing on October 1 in Japan.

The first chapter of Higurashi is available for free on Steam until a vaccine for Covid-19 is found. You can read more on Ryukishi07 and 07th’s Expansion’s legendary series with our past coverage.

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07

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