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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
LengthLong (30 - 50 hours)
Developer07th Expansion
Publishers07th Expansion & Inside-cap & Alchemist & Taito Corporation & Seams & Kaga Create Co. & MangaGamer & Entergram, Inc. & 07th-Mod
Pbsaffran & Seams
MangaGamer & Seams & Sonozaki Futagotachi & 07th-Mod
-07- & Otorhin
Higurashi Eternal
Hoshi Translation
Bir İsen
CTH Translations
Relations
Alternative version
[unofficial] Ogranichenie
Shares characters
[unofficial] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Fun
[unofficial] Hinamizawa Kaiki Navigator Tsumikegare
[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
[unofficial] Higurashi no Naku Kisetsu ni
[unofficial] La neige
LinksWikipedia (en), Wikipedia (ja), Wikidata, VNStat
Shops» US$ 0.00 @ MangaGamer (partial)
» US$ 5.95 @ MangaGamer (partial)
» US$ 7.95 @ MangaGamer (partial)
» US$ 7.95 @ MangaGamer (partial)
» 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.

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
2007-09-20Higurashi 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
2015-05-15All 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
2019-05-07Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - PS3-exclusive Arcs Patch (unofficial patch)
Korean
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
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)
2019-05-07Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - PS3-exclusive Arcs Patch (unofficial patch)
2020-07-19All agesHigurashi no Naku Koro ni
Chinese
2009-07-3017+Hanchan Mingqi zhi Shi Chuti Pian (unofficial patch)
2017-08-19All agesHanchan Mingqi zhi Shi: Guiyin Pian (unofficial 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
2012-01-26Higurashi 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 no Naku Koro ni (unofficial)
Portuguese (Brazil)
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
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
2019-09-0812+Higurashi When They Cry Hou (Blm1) - Onikakushi (unofficial patch)
Polish
2020-08-23All agesGdy zapłaczą cykady - Onikakushi (unofficial patch)
Italian
2020-10-11All agesHigurashi no Naku Koro ni - Onikakushi-hen (unofficial patch)
Spanish
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

  • 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
  • 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"

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
Toudou AkiraMain character
Voiced by Hino Satoshi
Chie RumikoSide character
Voiced by Orikasa Fumiko
Kameda YukikazuSide character
Kumagai KatsuyaSide character
Voiced by Kawamura Takuo
Makimura TamakoSide character
Voiced by Fukui Yukari
Ooishi KuraudoSide character
Voiced by Chafuurin
Takano MiyoSide character
Voiced by Itou Miki
Tomitake JirouSide character
Voiced by Ookawa Tooru

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Ranking

Popularity: ranked #29 with a score of 39.71

Bayesian rating: ranked #20 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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