Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

ひぐらしのなく頃に

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

TitleHigurashi no Naku Koro ni
Original titleひぐらしのなく頃に
AliasesHigurashi, When They Cry
LengthLong (30 - 50 hours)
LinksWikipedia, Encubed
Developer07th Expansion
Publishers MangaGamer & Taito Corporation & Kaga Create Co. & Seams & 07th Expansion & Inside-cap & Alchemist
 Seams & MangaGamer & Sonozaki Futagotachi
 Pbsaffran & Seams
 -07-
 Higurashi Eternal
Relations
Alternative version
[unofficial] Ogranichenie
Shares characters
[unofficial] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Fun
[unofficial] Take Rena Home
Sequel
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
Same setting
[unofficial] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni ~Ikiutsushi...
Side story
[unofficial] Higurashi no Naku Kisetsu ni
[unofficial] La neige
Related anime[DB-ANN] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (2006)
Available atEnglish 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 »

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.

Releases

 Japanese
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  
2007-09-20 Higurashi 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  
2011-11-15  Watanagashi Hen  
2011-12-07  Onikakushi Hen  
2012-01-07  Himatsubushi Hen  
2012-01-13  Tatarigoroshi Hen  
2014-08-17All ages  Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou  
2015-03-1217+   Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui  
2015-05-15All ages    Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi  
2015-11-13All ages    Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.2 Watanagashi  
2016-06-16All ages    Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.3 Tatarigoroshi  
2016-10-07All ages    Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.4 Himatsubushi  
2016-10-07All ages    Higurashi When They Cry Hou – Question Arc  
2017-04-21  Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Someutsushi (patch)  
 English
2009-01-3017+    Higurashi Demo (patch)  
2009-06-2817+    Watanagashi Day 1 (patch)  
2009-12-15All ages  Higurashi When They Cry - Download Edition  
2010-07-01All ages  Higurashi 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 ages    Higurashi Minigame Patch (patch)  
2011-04-04All ages  Higurashi When They Cry - Trial Edition  
2012-03-1313+  Higurashi When They Cry (Ep1) - Onikakushi  
2015-05-15All ages    Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi  
2015-11-13All ages    Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.2 Watanagashi  
2016-06-16All ages    Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.3 Tatarigoroshi  
2016-10-07All ages    Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.4 Himatsubushi  
2016-10-07All ages    Higurashi When They Cry Hou – Question Arc  
2017-04-21  Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Someutsushi (patch)  
 Chinese
2009-07-3017+  Hanchan Mingqi zhi Shi Chuti Pian (patch)
 French
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
2012-01-26  Higurashi no Naku Koro ni  
2012-09-12   Kogda Plachut Cikady: Glava o Pohischennyh Demonami  
2013-03-01   Kogda Plachut Cikady: Glava o Hlopkovyh Korablikah  
2013-12-31    Kogda plachut cikady  
2014-07-1217+  Kogda plachut cikady  
 Portuguese (Brazil)
2015-11-11All ages  Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Cap.1 Onikakushi (patch)  
2016-03-17All ages  Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Cap.2 Watanagashi (patch)  
2016-11-09All ages  Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Cap.3 Tatarigoroshi (patch)  
2016-11-10All ages  Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Cap.4 Himatsubushi (patch)  

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Character summary

Protagonist Maebara Keiichi
Main character Furude Rika
Voiced by Tamura Yukari
Main character Houjou Satoko
Voiced by Kanai Mika
Main character Ryuuguu Rena
Voiced by Nakahara Mai
Main character Sonozaki Mion
Voiced by Yukino Satsuki
Side character Chie Rumiko
Voiced by Orikasa Fumiko
Side character Kumagai Katsuya
Voiced by Kawamura Takuo
Side character Ooishi Kuraudo
Voiced by Chafuurin
Side character Takano Miyo
Voiced by Itou Miki
Side character Tomitake Jirou
Voiced by Ookawa Tooru

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Ranking

Popularity: ranked #34 with a score of 28.87

Bayesian rating: ranked #23 with a rating of 8.41

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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