Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
|Title||Higurashi no Naku Koro ni|
|Aliases||Higurashi, When They Cry|
|Length||Long (30 - 50 hours)|
|Publishers|| MangaGamer & Taito Corporation & Kaga Create Co. & Seams & 07th Expansion & Inside-cap & Alchemist|
Seams & MangaGamer & Sonozaki Futagotachi
Pbsaffran & Seams
|Related anime||[DB-ANN] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (2006)|
|Available at||English Download Edition for Windows at MangaGamer for US$ 7.95 »|
English Hou version, Ch. 2 at MangaGamer for US$ 7.95 »
English Hou version, Ch. 1 at MangaGamer for US$ 5.95 »
Japanese PlayStation 2 version at Play-Asia.com for US$ 124.99 »
Japanese PlayStation 2 version at Play-Asia.com for US$ 44.99 »
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.
- Edge Works Co., LtdMatsuri only
- Imai KentarouMatsuri only
- Kanou KiichiConsole exclusive arcs
- Mashima KouichiMatsuri only
- Miyagi KishikoMatsuri only
- Takagi SeikoMatsuri only
- 5zizzMatsuri/Kizuna/Sui BGM
- Isoe Toshimichi
- Murakami Jun
- Shikura ChiyomaruMatsuri/Kizuna/Sui vocal songs
- Ueno Kouji
- Zizz StudioMatsuri/Kizuna/Sui soundtrack
- 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"
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