(Though I usually write spoilery articles, I've made effort to not spoil here given the interesting mystery)
When They Cry (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) is an awesome horror/mystery anime somewhere between The Wicker Man and Lost. When city-boy Keiichi moves to the rural Hinamizawa and becomes friends with a group of girls, he thinks he’s found paradise, until he learns that the town hides its darker face of creepy religious worship, a yakuza group, and a very relevant murder mystery. Similar to the Studio Ghibli anime music video On Your Mark, the show’s format involves the Buddhist-inspired concept of the universe restarting and everyone having another chance to get things done right, even if they don’t always remember anything from their previous lives. The show consists as a series of story arcs that act as these independent timelines involving the group of kids encountering dangerous situations that may be connected to an ancient curse. It seems like destiny that there will be murder, but there is always room to hope for a good outcome, while the viewer can meanwhile piece together clues about the general mystery.