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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

ひぐらしのなく頃に

Higurashi no Naku Koro niSafe / Tame (14)
33 covers + 21 package artwork
Titles
ひぐらしのなく頃に
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
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 Khóc
寒蝉鸣泣之时 出题篇
Hanchan Mingqi zhi Shi Chuti Pian
AliasesWhen the Cicadas Cry, 寒蟬鳴泣之時, 暮蟬悲鳴時
Play timeVery long (50h from 338 votes)
Developer07th Expansion
Publishers07th Expansion & Alchemist & Taito Corporation & Seams & KAGA CREATE & MangaGamer & ENTERGRAM & Inside-cap & 07th-Mod
Pbsaffran & Seams
MangaGamer & Seams & Sonozaki Futagotachi & anonl & 07th-Mod
Hanbing Hanhua She & ycx Studios Hanhuazu
Hanbing Hanhua She
-07- & Otorhin & FaceOff & VienDesu Porting Team
Higurashi Eternal & 0Mateus
Hoshi Translation
Bir İsen
Margus
CTH Translations
dailyrana
UVNT & OniUA
WJ-Collect
Relations
Alternative version

[unofficial] Ogranichenie

[unofficial] Canadian Higurashi

Shares characters

[unofficial] Onikakushida yo! Dokuro-chan

[unofficial] Gyakuten Higurashi Saiban ~Curry Naru Gyakuten~

[unofficial] Hinamizawa Kaiki Navigator Tsumikegare

[unofficial] Tomitake Princess

[unofficial] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Fun

[unofficial] Futago ga Ii ne★

[unofficial] Take Rena Home

[unofficial] When Glitch Cry

Sequel

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

Same setting

[unofficial] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni ~Ikiutsushi Hen~

[unofficial] 5Nights no Obieru Koro ni

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, PCGamingWiki, VNStat
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Related anime[DB-ANN] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (TV Series, 2006)

Description

Hinamizawa, a small rural village in Japan, circa 1983. The village is known for its annual Watanagashi Festival, which honors the local deity, Oyashiro-sama.

The story follows Maebara Keiichi, a teenage boy who has recently moved to Hinamizawa with his family. He quickly becomes friends with a group of local girls: Ryuuguu Rena, Sonozaki Mion, Houjou Satoko, and Furude Rika. On the surface, Hinamizawa is a peaceful, tight-knit community. However, Keiichi soon discovers that the village harbors dark secrets and a history of mysterious disappearances and gruesome murders that occur each year around the time of the Watanagashi Festival.

[Based on Wikipedia]

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is the first set of stories, the "Question" arcs, comprising:
-Onikakushi
-Watanagashi
-Tatarigoroshi
-Himatsubushi

CurseS 3.0 HomicideS 3.0 Psychological Horror 3.0 Suspense 3.0 Unoriginal Soundtrack 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 Thriller 2.9 Summer 2.9 Photographic Backgrounds 2.8 Death of HeroineS 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 Descriptions of ViolenceS 2.8 Festival 2.7 HorrorS 2.7 Mystery 2.7 Fear of Death 2.7 80's 2.6 Shouwa Era 2.6 Twin Sisters as HeroinesS 2.6 Unreliable NarratorS 2.6 Detective Work 2.6 Multiple ProtagonistsS 2.5 Disappearance 2.5 Other Perspectives 2.5 Student Heroine 2.5 Student Protagonist 2.5 Multiple Route MysteryS 2.4 Traditionalist Family 2.4 School 2.4 Police 2.3 Shinto Shrine 2.3 Student Club Member Heroine 2.3 Fictional Modern Day Japanese Countryside 2.3 Varied Title Screens 2.3 Loli Heroine 2.3 Bokukko Heroine 2.2 Miko Heroine 2.2 Ponytail Heroine 2.2 Non-sexual Child AbuseS 2.2 No Event CGs 2.1 Japanese Mythology 2.1 Bloody ScenesS 2.0 Child AbuseS 2.0 Class President Heroine 2.0 ConfinementS 2.0 Desperation 2.0 Domestic ViolenceS 2.0 Existential CrisisS 2.0 Flashback 2.0 KidnappingS 2.0 Natural DisasterS 2.0 Orphan HeroineS 2.0 Student Club Member Protagonist 2.0 SuicideS 2.0 TortureS 2.0 Waitress HeroineS 2.0 Twins as Support CharactersS 1.9 Torture ChamberS 1.9 Past 1.8 CorporationsS 1.7 Temple 1.7 Food Discussions 1.7 Heroine with Shorts 1.6 Asian-style Manor 1.6 No Romance Plot 1.6 Yakuza HeroineS 1.6 Mischievous Heroine 1.5 YakuzaS 1.5 DiscriminationS 1.5 Heroine with a Fang 1.5 No Sense of Direction Heroine 1.5 Police Officer ProtagonistS 1.5 Transfer Student Protagonist 1.5 Heroine with Tights 1.5 Protagonist with Voice Acting 1.2 Baseball 1.0 Comedy 1.0 Daughter Support CharacterS 1.0 Forced Auto-Read Sections 1.0 Non-explicit Nudity Only 1.0 Slice of Life 1.0 Slice of Life Comedy 1.0 Protagonist with a Face 0.9 Tsundere Heroine 0.9 Naked SpritesS 0.8 Few ChoicesS 0.8 Censored Text 0.8 Mahjong as Story Element 0.8 CannibalismS 0.7 Ojousama Heroine 0.7 Jump ScaresS 0.5

Releases

Japanese (48)
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 (unofficial 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
2007-12-2017+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri: Kakera Asobi (Append Version) (patch)
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
2009-12-2317+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Vol.1 & 2
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 no Naku Koro ni Hou - Onikakushi Hen (drm)
2015-11-13AllHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Watanagashi Hen (drm)
2016-06-16AllHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Tatarigoroshi Hen (drm)
2016-06-16AllHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.3 Tatarigoroshi Sprite Uncensor Patch (unofficial patch)
2016-10-07AllHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Himatsubushi Hen (drm)
2018-07-2617+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Download Edition
2018-07-2617+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Limited Edition
2018-07-2617+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Regular Edition
2018-11-07Higurashi When They Cry Hou – Question Arc 07th-Mod (unofficial patch)
2019-01-2417+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Download Edition
2019-01-2417+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Limited Edition
2019-01-2417+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Regular Edition
2020-08-2717+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou EG THE BEST
2020-08-2717+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou EG THE BEST
2021-03-2517+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou + Umineko no Naku Koro ni Saku - Twin Pack
2022-01-28Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou+ Limited Edition
2022-01-28Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou+ Regular Edition
2023-06-2217+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou + Origin
2023-06-2217+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou + Origin
2023-06-2217+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Origin (patch)
2023-06-2217+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Origin (patch)
2023-11-09AllHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou+ (drm)
2024-03-2817+Umineko Saku + Higurashi Hou + origin Naku Koro ni - Special Set
2024-07-05Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou+ - USB Physical Edition (drm-free)
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 (23)
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 (drm)
2015-11-13AllHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.2 Watanagashi (drm)
2016-06-16AllHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.3 Tatarigoroshi (drm)
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 (drm)
2018-11-07Higurashi When They Cry Hou – Question Arc 07th-Mod (unofficial patch)
2020-07-19AllHigurashi no Naku Koro ni (unofficial)
2021-06-29Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou (unofficial patch)
2023-11-09AllHigurashi When They Cry Hou+ (drm)
2024-07-05Higurashi When They Cry Hou+ - USB Physical Edition (drm-free)
TBA17+Higurashi When They Cry - Kizuna (unofficial patch)
Chinese (simplified) (5)
2009-07-3017+Hanchan Mingqi zhi Shi Chuti Pian (unofficial patch)
2017-08-19AllHanchan Mingqi zhi Shi: Gui Yin Pian (unofficial patch)
2024-02-21AllHanchan Mingqi zhi Shi: Mian Liu Pian (unofficial patch)
2024-05-11AllHanchan Mingqi zhi Shi: Suisha Pian (unofficial patch)
2024-05-26AllHanchan Mingqi zhi Shi: Xiakui Pian (unofficial patch)
Chinese (traditional) (1)
2009-07-3017+Hanchan Mingqi zhi Shi Chuti Pian (unofficial patch)
French (5)
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
2020-01-067+Le sanglot des cigales ~cycle des énigmes~
Russian (15)
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)
2019-06-28Kogda Plachut Cikady: Glava o Pohischennyh Demonami (unofficial)
2019-06-30Kogda Plachut Cikady: Glava o Hlopkovyh Korablikah (unofficial)
2019-06-30Kogda Plachut Cikady: glava o smertonosnom prokljatii (unofficial)
2019-07-02Kogda Plachut Cikady: Glava o Poterjannom Vremeni (unofficial)
2020-07-19AllHigurashi no Naku Koro ni (unofficial)
2021-06-24[07-th mod] Kogda plachut cikady (unofficial)
2023-03-1217+Kogda plachut cikady (unofficial)
2023-03-2917+Kogda plachut cikady PS3 version (unofficial)
Portuguese (Brazil) (8)
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)
2023-09-1017+Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Cap. 1 Onikakushi (unofficial patch)
2023-09-2817+Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Cap. 2 Watanagashi (unofficial patch)
2023-11-1617+Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Cap. 3 Tatarigoroshi (unofficial patch)
2023-12-2517+Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Cap. 4 Himatsubushi (unofficial patch)
Vietnamese (2)
2018-10-0116+Khi Ve Sầu Khóc - Chương 1: Quỷ Bắt Hồn (unofficial patch)
TBA16+Khi Ve Sầu Khóc - Chương 2: Miên Lưu Hội (unofficial)
Turkish (2)
2019-09-0812+Higurashi When They Cry Hou (Blm1) - Onikakushi (unofficial patch)
2023-07-2717+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou (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)
2021-03-08AllHigurashi no Naku Koro ni - Watanagashi-hen (unofficial patch)
2021-10-16AllHigurashi 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: Onikakushi 07th-Mod (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)
Ukrainian (3)
2022-07-29Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi (unofficial patch)
2023-12-20Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.2 Watanagashi (unofficial patch)
2023-12-20Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.2 Watanagashi (07th-mod) (unofficial patch)
Indonesian (1)
TBAHigurashi no naku koro ni (unofficial patch)

Staff

Original edition
  • Staff
  • 4UScript (intermission, tips)
  • BTMusic room, omake game, script (circle's logo, installer)
  • Ryuukishi07Background art
  • YatazakuraProduction, script (main), background art
Hou edition
    Kizuna edition
    Matsuri edition
    • Vocals
    • AyaneOP "Nageki no Mori"
    • Vocals
    • AyaneOP "Nageki no Mori"
    Sui edition
    MangaGamer's Hou translation
    • Staff
    • DoddlerFull engine port to Unity
    Sonozaki Futagotachi's translation (unofficial)
    Pbsaffran's translation
                ycx Studios Hanhuazu's Hou translation (unofficial)
                • Editor
                • DoSunOnikakushi Hen
                • ReKoOnikakushi Hen
                • XueeOnikakushi Hen
                • ycxOnikakushi Hen
                • Staff
                • ycxDirection, engineering, image editing (Onikakushi Hen)
                • Quality assurance
                • ycxTesting (Onikakushi Hen)
                • Staff
                • ycxDirection, engineering, image editing (Onikakushi Hen)
                • Quality assurance
                • ycxTesting (Onikakushi Hen)
                • Staff
                • ycxDirection, engineering, image editing (Onikakushi Hen)

                Full character list

                Character summary

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

                User stats

                Vote stats
                8088 votes (rank 17)
                8.55 average (rank 31)
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                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 no Naku Koro ni Hou - Onikakushi Hen

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                Higurashi When They Cry Hou – Question Arc 07th-Mod

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