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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

ひぐらしのなく頃に

Titles
ひぐらしのなく頃に
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Alternative titles...
Higurashi When They Cry - Question Arcs
Le sanglot des cigales ~cycle des énigmes~
Higurashi - Quando piangono le cicale - Archi di domanda
Gdy zapłaczą cykady
Когда плачут цикады
Kogda plachut cikady
Khi ve sầu cất tiếng khóc
寒蝉鸣泣之时 出题篇
Hanchan Mingqi zhi Shi Chuti Pian
AliasesHigurashi, When They Cry
Play timeVery long (50h from 160 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)

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.

CurseS 3.0 Disappearance 3.0 HomicideS 3.0 Psychological Horror 3.0 Student Heroine 3.0 SuicideS 3.0 Suspense 3.0 Utsuge 3.0 Kinetic Novel 2.9 Friendship 2.9 Episodic Story 2.9 DenpaS 2.9 MadnessS 2.9 Murder Mystery 2.9 Ambient Sounds 2.9 Group of Friends 2.9 Summer 2.9 Thriller 2.9 Death of HeroineS 2.8 Multiple Route MysteryS 2.8 Photographic Backgrounds 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 Mystery 2.7 Descriptions of ViolenceS 2.7 Festival 2.7 HorrorS 2.6 Fear of Death 2.6 80's 2.6 Shouwa Era 2.6 Unreliable NarratorS 2.6 Other PerspectivesS 2.6 Detective Work 2.5 Twin Sisters as HeroinesS 2.5 Multiple ProtagonistsS 2.5 Police 2.5 Student Protagonist 2.5 Traditionalist Family 2.4 Loli Heroine 2.4 School 2.4 Fictional Modern Day Japanese Countryside 2.3 Miko Heroine 2.3 Shinto Shrine 2.3 Varied Title Screens 2.3 Bokukko Heroine 2.2 Non-sexual Child AbuseS 2.2 Ponytail Heroine 2.2 Child AbuseS 2.2 No Event CGs 2.1 Twins as Support CharactersS 2.1 Japanese Mythology 2.1 Bloody ScenesS 2.0 Class President Heroine 2.0 ConfinementS 2.0 Desperation 2.0 Domestic ViolenceS 2.0 Existential CrisisS 2.0 Flashback 2.0 Heroine with a Fang 2.0 KidnappingS 2.0 Natural DisasterS 2.0 No Sense of Direction Heroine 2.0 Orphan HeroineS 2.0 Police Officer ProtagonistS 2.0 Student Club Member Heroine 2.0 TortureS 2.0 Transfer Student Protagonist 2.0 Waitress HeroineS 2.0 Torture ChamberS 1.8 Past 1.7 CorporationsS 1.7 Heroine with Shorts 1.7 Asian-style Manor 1.6 No Romance Plot 1.6 Temple 1.6 Yakuza HeroineS 1.6 Food Discussions 1.6 YakuzaS 1.6 Mischievous Heroine 1.5 Student Club Member Protagonist 1.5 Heroine with Tights 1.5 Protagonist with Voice Acting 1.1 Baseball 1.0 Daughter Support CharacterS 1.0 DiscriminationS 1.0 Forced Auto-Read Sections 1.0 Slice of Life Comedy 0.9 Protagonist with a Face 0.8 Tsundere Heroine 0.6 Mahjong as Story Element 0.6 Ojousama Heroine 0.5 Naked SpritesS 0.4 Few ChoicesS 0.3 Censored Text 0.2 CannibalismS 0.1

Releases

Japanese (32)
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
2014-08-17AllHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou
2015-03-1217+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui
2015-03-1217+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui
2015-05-15AllHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi
2015-11-13AllHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.2 Watanagashi
2016-06-16AllHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.3 Tatarigoroshi
2016-06-16AllHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.3 Tatarigoroshi Sprite Uncensor Patch (unofficial patch)
2016-10-07AllHigurashi 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
2022-01-28Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou+ Regular Edition
2022-01-28Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou+ Limited Edition
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 (20)
2009-01-3017+Higurashi Demo (unofficial patch)
2009-06-2817+Watanagashi Day 1 (unofficial patch)
2009-12-15AllHigurashi When They Cry - Download Edition
2010-07-01AllHigurashi 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
2011-04-01AllHigurashi Minigame Patch (unofficial patch)
2011-04-04AllHigurashi When They Cry - Trial Edition
2011-05-06AllHigurashi no Naku Koro ni (unofficial)
2012-03-1313+Higurashi When They Cry (Ep1) - Onikakushi
2015-05-15AllHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi
2015-11-13AllHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.2 Watanagashi
2016-06-16AllHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.3 Tatarigoroshi
2016-06-16AllHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.3 Tatarigoroshi Sprite Uncensor Patch (unofficial patch)
2016-10-07AllHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.4 Himatsubushi
2018-11-07Higurashi When They Cry Hou – Question Arc PS3-fication Mod (unofficial patch)
2020-07-19AllHigurashi no Naku Koro ni (unofficial)
2021-06-29Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou (unofficial patch)
Chinese (simplified) (2)
2009-07-3017+Hanchan Mingqi zhi Shi Chuti Pian (unofficial patch)
2017-08-19AllHanchan Mingqi zhi Shi: Gui Yin 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 (9)
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)
2015-02-18Kogda plachut cikady (unofficial)
2018-01-0917+Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi (unofficial)
2020-07-19AllHigurashi no Naku Koro ni (unofficial)
2021-06-24[07-th mod] Kogda plachut cikady (unofficial)
Portuguese (Brazil) (4)
2015-11-11AllHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Cap.1 Onikakushi (unofficial patch)
2016-03-17AllHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Cap.2 Watanagashi (unofficial patch)
2016-11-09AllHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Cap.3 Tatarigoroshi (unofficial patch)
2016-11-10AllHigurashi 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)
2020-08-23AllGdy zapłaczą cykady - Onikakushi (unofficial patch)
2021-01-29AllGdy zapłaczą cykady. Onikakushi (07th Mod) (unofficial patch)
2021-03-19AllGdy zapłaczą cykady - Watanagashi (unofficial patch)
2021-07-17AllGdy zapłaczą cykady - Tatarigoroshi (unofficial patch)
2021-10-01AllGdy zapłaczą cykady - Himatsubushi (unofficial patch)
Italian (4)
2020-10-11AllHigurashi 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)
2021-12-17AllHigurashi no Naku Koro ni - Himatsubushi-hen (unofficial)
Spanish (5)
2022-03-04Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Cap. 1 Onikakushi (unofficial patch)
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 #20 with a score of 46.19

Bayesian rating: ranked #21 with a rating of 8.48

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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