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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

ひぐらしのなく頃に

TitleHigurashi no Naku Koro ni
Original titleひぐらしのなく頃に
AliasesHigurashi, When They Cry
Play timeLong (49h30m from 109 votes)
Developer07th Expansion
Publishers07th Expansion & Inside-cap & Alchemist & Taito Corporation & Seams & Kaga Create Co., Ltd. & MangaGamer & Entergram, Inc. & 07th-Mod
Pbsaffran & Seams
MangaGamer & Seams & Sonozaki Futagotachi & anonl & 07th-Mod
-07- & Otorhin
Higurashi Eternal
ycx Studios
Hoshi Translation
Bir İsen
CTH Translations
Relations
Alternative version
[unofficial] Ogranichenie
[unofficial] Canadian Higurashi
Shares characters
[unofficial] Hinamizawa Kaiki Navigator Tsumikegare
[unofficial] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Fun
[unofficial] Take Rena Home
[unofficial] When Glitch Cry
Sequel
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
Same setting
[unofficial] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni ~Ikiutsushi...
Side story
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Console Arcs
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Jan
[unofficial] La neige
[unofficial] Higurashi no Naku Kisetsu ni
LinksWikipedia (en), Wikipedia (ja), Wikidata, IndieDB, VNStat
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» US$ 149.99 @ PlayAsia (bundle)
Related anime[DB-ANN] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (TV Series, 2006)
[DB-ANN] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou (TV Series, 2020)

Description

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni takes place during June 1983, at a fictional rural village called Hinamizawa, which has a population of approximately 2000. The main character, Keiichi Maebara, moves to Hinamizawa and befriends his new classmates Rena Ryugu, Mion Sonozaki, Rika Furude, and Satoko Hojo. Keiichi joins their after-school club activities, which consist mostly of card and board games (and punishment games for the loser, usually him.) Hinamizawa appears to be a normal, peaceful, rural village to Keiichi. However, the tranquility abruptly ends after the annual Watanagashi Festival, a celebration to commemorate and give thanks to the local god, Oyashiro-sama. Keiichi learns that every year for the past four years, one person has been murdered and another has gone missing on the day of the Watanagashi Festival. Keiichi himself soon becomes drawn into the strange events surrounding the Watanagashi Festival and Oyashiro-sama. In each story arc, he or one of his friends become paranoid, and a crime is committed. Usually, the crime involves the murder of one of their own friends. While it seems impossible to tell their delusions apart from the mystery of Hinamizawa, slowly the truth is revealed.

[from Wikipedia]

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (proper) is the first set of stories, including the "Question" arcs.

Countryside 3.0 Descriptions of ViolenceS 3.0 Kinetic Novel 2.9 Friendship 2.9 Episodic Story 2.9 DenpaS 2.9 Alternate DimensionsS 2.9 MadnessS 2.9 Murder Mystery 2.9 Ambient Sounds 2.9 Group of Friends 2.9 Summer 2.9 Thriller 2.9 Time LoopS 2.9 Death of HeroineS 2.8 Photographic Backgrounds 2.8 Multiple Route MysteryS 2.8 Death of ProtagonistS 2.8 NVL 2.8 Yangire HeroineS 2.8 Male Protagonist 2.8 No Sexual Content 2.8 Violence 2.8 DelusionS 2.8 ParanoiaS 2.7 Mystery 2.7 Fear of Death 2.7 Festival 2.6 HorrorS 2.6 Delusional HeroS 2.6 80's 2.6 Unreliable NarratorS 2.6 Shouwa Era 2.6 Detective Work 2.6 Twin Sisters as HeroinesS 2.6 Multiple ProtagonistsS 2.6 Other PerspectivesS 2.5 Student Protagonist 2.5 Traditionalist Family 2.5 Loli Heroine 2.4 School 2.4 EpidemicS 2.4 Miko Heroine 2.3 Twins as Support CharactersS 2.3 Varied Title Screens 2.3 Fictional Modern Day Japanese Countryside 2.3 Shinto Shrine 2.3 Bokukko Heroine 2.2 Non-sexual Child AbuseS 2.2 Yandere HeroineS 2.2 Ponytail Heroine 2.2 Biological WeaponS 2.2 Child AbuseS 2.2 No Event CGs 2.1 Japanese Mythology 2.1 Food Discussions 1.8 Torture ChamberS 1.8 Past 1.7 CorporationsS 1.7 Asian-style Manor 1.7 Heroine with Shorts 1.7 No Romance Plot 1.6 Yakuza HeroineS 1.6 Temple 1.6 YakuzaS 1.6 Mischievous Heroine 1.5 Heroine with Tights 1.5 Protagonist with Voice Acting 1.0 Slice of Life Comedy 0.9 Tsundere Heroine 0.8 Mahjong as Story Element 0.5 Ojousama Heroine 0.5 Protagonist with a Face 0.5 Few ChoicesS 0.3 CannibalismS 0.1

Releases

Japanese (30)
2002-08-1017+Onikakushi Hen
2002-12-2917+Watanagashi Hen
2003-08-1517+Tatarigoroshi Hen
2004-08-1317+Himatsubushi Hen
2005-02-0717+Tenohira de Higurashi ga Naku (patch)
2006-0617+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Trial Edition
2007-02-2217+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri - Omochikaeri~ Set
2007-02-2217+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri - Regular Edition
2007-09-20Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
2007-12-2017+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri: Kakera Asobi
2008-06-2617+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Vol.1 -Tatari- Limited Edition
2008-06-2617+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Vol.1 -Tatari- Regular Edition
2008-11-2717+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Vol.2 -Sou- Angel Mort Omochikaeri Box
2008-11-2717+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Vol.2 -Sou- Regular Edition
2010-04-0917+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
2011-11-15Watanagashi Hen
2011-12-07Onikakushi Hen
2012-01-07Himatsubushi Hen
2012-01-13Tatarigoroshi Hen
2014-08-17All agesHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou
2015-03-1217+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui
2015-03-1217+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui
2015-05-15All agesHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi
2015-11-13All agesHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.2 Watanagashi
2016-06-16All agesHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.3 Tatarigoroshi
2016-10-07All agesHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.4 Himatsubushi
2018-07-2617+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou
2018-11-07Higurashi When They Cry Hou – Question Arc PS3-fication Mod (unofficial patch)
2019-01-2417+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou
2021All agesHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou+
Korean (5)
2007-0717+Himatsubushi Hen (unofficial patch)
2018-12-31Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi (unofficial patch)
2020-01-05Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.2 Watanagashi (unofficial patch)
2020-02-23Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.3 Tatarigoroshi (unofficial patch)
2020-03-01Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.4 Himatsubushi (unofficial patch)
English (19)
2009-01-3017+Higurashi Demo (unofficial patch)
2009-06-2817+Watanagashi Day 1 (unofficial patch)
2009-12-15All agesHigurashi When They Cry - Download Edition
2010-07-01All agesHigurashi When They Cry - Package Edition
2010-07-2912+Higurashi When They Cry (Ep1) - Onikakushi
2010-07-2912+Higurashi When They Cry (Ep2) - Watanagashi
2010-09-1312+Higurashi When They Cry (Ep3) - Tatarigoroshi
2010-11-0112+Higurashi When They Cry (Ep4) - Himatsubushi
2011-04-01All agesHigurashi Minigame Patch (unofficial patch)
2011-04-04All agesHigurashi When They Cry - Trial Edition
2011-05-06All agesHigurashi no Naku Koro ni (unofficial)
2012-03-1313+Higurashi When They Cry (Ep1) - Onikakushi
2015-05-15All agesHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi
2015-11-13All agesHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.2 Watanagashi
2016-06-16All agesHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.3 Tatarigoroshi
2016-10-07All agesHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.4 Himatsubushi
2018-11-07Higurashi When They Cry Hou – Question Arc PS3-fication Mod (unofficial patch)
2020-07-19All agesHigurashi no Naku Koro ni (unofficial)
2021-06-29Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou (unofficial patch)
Chinese (2)
2009-07-3017+Hanchan Mingqi zhi Shi Chuti Pian (unofficial patch)
2017-08-19All agesHanchan Mingqi zhi Shi: Guiyin Pian (unofficial patch)
French (4)
2009-10-317+Le sanglot des cigales - Tomes 1 et 2
2010-06-227+Le sanglot des cigales - Démo
2010-07-017+Le sanglot des cigales ~cycle des énigmes~
2013-07-0912+Le sanglot des cigales Épisode1
Russian (8)
2012-01-26Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (unofficial)
2012-09-12Kogda Plachut Cikady: Glava o Pohischennyh Demonami (unofficial)
2013-03-01Kogda Plachut Cikady: Glava o Hlopkovyh Korablikah (unofficial)
2013-12-31Kogda plachut cikady (unofficial)
2014-07-1217+Kogda plachut cikady (unofficial)
2018-01-0917+Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi (unofficial)
2020-07-19All agesHigurashi no Naku Koro ni (unofficial)
2021-06-24[07-th mod] Kogda plachut cikady (unofficial)
Portuguese (Brazil) (4)
2015-11-11All agesHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Cap.1 Onikakushi (unofficial patch)
2016-03-17All agesHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Cap.2 Watanagashi (unofficial patch)
2016-11-09All agesHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Cap.3 Tatarigoroshi (unofficial patch)
2016-11-10All agesHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Cap.4 Himatsubushi (unofficial patch)
Vietnamese (2)
2018-10-0116+Khi ve sầu cất tiếng khóc - Chương 1: Quỷ bắt hồn (unofficial patch)
TBA16+Khi ve sầu cất tiếng khóc - Chương 2: Miên Lưu Hội (unofficial)
Turkish (1)
2019-09-0812+Higurashi When They Cry Hou (Blm1) - Onikakushi (unofficial patch)
Polish (5)
2020-08-23All agesGdy zapłaczą cykady - Onikakushi (unofficial patch)
2021-01-29All agesGdy zapłaczą cykady. Onikakushi (07th Mod) (unofficial patch)
2021-03-19All agesGdy zapłaczą cykady - Watanagashi (unofficial patch)
2021-07-17All agesGdy zapłaczą cykady - Tatarigoroshi (unofficial patch)
2021-10-01All agesGdy zapłaczą cykady - Himatsubushi (unofficial patch)
Italian (3)
2020-10-11All agesHigurashi no Naku Koro ni - Onikakushi-hen (unofficial patch)
2021-03-08Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Watanagashi-hen (unofficial patch)
2021-10-16Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Tatarigoroshi-hen (unofficial)
Spanish (4)
TBAHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi (unofficial patch)
TBAHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.2 Watanagashi (unofficial patch)
TBAHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.3 Tatarigoroshi (unofficial patch)
TBAHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.4 Himatsubushi (unofficial patch)

Staff

  • Artist
  • Ryuukishi07
  • ratoMatsuri/Kizuna/Sui
  • Vocals
  • AyaneMatsuri First OP "Nageki no Mori", Matsuri Second OP "Complex Image"
  • Isayama MioKizuna Second OP "Place of Period"
  • Itou KanakoMatsuri First ED "escape", Second ED "Friend", Kizuna First ED "Tsuisou no Despair", Sui OP "SideEffect"
  • Staff
  • 4UScript (intermission, tips)
  • BTMusic room, omake game, script (circle's logo, installer)
  • Murakami Jun"Place of Period" Arrangement
  • Ryuukishi07Background art
  • YatazakuraProduction, script (main), background art
  • Character design
  • KurosakiMangaGamer re-releases
  • Ryuukishi07
  • Vocals
  • AyaneMatsuri First OP "Nageki no Mori", Matsuri Second OP "Complex Image"
  • Isayama MioKizuna Second OP "Place of Period"
  • Itou KanakoMatsuri First ED "escape", Second ED "Friend", Kizuna First ED "Tsuisou no Despair", Sui OP "SideEffect"
  • Director
  • Ryuukishi07
  • Scenario
  • Ryuukishi07
  • Vocals
  • AyaneMatsuri First OP "Nageki no Mori", Matsuri Second OP "Complex Image"
  • Isayama MioKizuna Second OP "Place of Period"
  • Itou KanakoMatsuri First ED "escape", Second ED "Friend", Kizuna First ED "Tsuisou no Despair", Sui OP "SideEffect"

Full character list

Character summary

Maebara KeiichiProtagonist
Furude RikaMain character
Voiced by Tamura Yukari
Houjou SatokoMain character
Voiced by Kanai Mika
Ryuuguu RenaMain character
Voiced by Nakahara Mai
Sonozaki MionMain character
Voiced by Yukino Satsuki
Chie RumikoSide character
Voiced by Orikasa Fumiko
Kameda YukikazuSide character
Voiced by Tanaka Kazunari
Kumagai KatsuyaSide character
Voiced by Kawamura Takuo
Ooishi KuraudoSide character
Voiced by Chafuurin
Takano MiyoSide character
Voiced by Itou Miki
Tomitake JirouSide character
Voiced by Ookawa Tooru

User stats

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Ranking

Popularity: ranked #22 with a score of 44.70

Bayesian rating: ranked #22 with a rating of 8.46

Screenshots

Himatsubushi Hen

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri: Kakera Asobi

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Vol.1 -Tatari- Limited Edition

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Vol.2 -Sou- Regular Edition

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Higurashi When They Cry - Download Edition

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Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi

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Higurashi When They Cry Hou – Question Arc PS3-fication Mod

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