When They Cry anime series was animated by Studio Deen and produced by Frontier Works. The show started in 2006 and finished in 2013. In this period 62 episodes were released with no fillers.
Keiichi Maebara, moves to the village and befriends classmates Mion Sonozaki, her twin sister Shion. He quickly learns about their annual Watanagashi Festival which celebrates thanksgiving for Oyashiro-the local deity who watches over them all! His introduction into this peaceful community soon turns out differently than expected though as he discovers how Hinamizawa became known across Japan – with mysterious disappearances occurring after every single one’s largest gathering together: The “Oyashiro Curse.”