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hey, off topic, sort of, but speaking of such things... any good anime come out recently? the last few I bought were evangelion 2.22, Paprika, High School of the Dead, and Rin. I see there's a new When They Cry or something, but it looks quite different. might not be related... --- The Reclamation has begun!
If the new When They Cry = Umineko no Naku Koro ni, then it is related... in a way. It's another story by the same author as Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, but set at a later point in time and with a different, mostly adult cast of characters. It's also far more supernatural in nature, and far more... surreal/abstract, I guess you could say? It's kind of impossible to summarize without spoiling it, but suffice it to say, if you like Corpse Party and Higurashi, you'll almost certainly like Umineko as well. And it does have a connection to Higurashi, but again, I can't say what it is without spoiling things...
Before someone else comes along and "corrects" me, too, I feel I must note that the anime series is incomplete -- it's missing a much larger amount of material from the original visual novels than Higurashi, it ends on a cliffhanger, and a second season was never made. Many will tell you that, as a result, the anime adaption of Umineko sucks... but having ONLY seen the anime, and never played/read the visual novel, I can tell you, I enjoyed the hell out of Umineko. It's a fantastic show in its own right, incomplete or not, and comes highly recommended... UNLESS you plan to read the visual novel some day, I suppose.