Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

ひぐらしのなく頃に解

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

TitleHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
Original titleひぐらしのなく頃に解
AliasesHigurashi Kai, When They Cry 2, Higu2
LengthVery long (> 50 hours)
LinksWikipedia, Encubed
Developer07th Expansion
Publishers MangaGamer & Alchemist & Seams & 07th Expansion & Kaga Create Co.
 MangaGamer & Seams & Hinamizawa Club
 Pbsaffran
 -07-
Relations
Shares characters
[unofficial] Minagoroshi Hen Bad End ~Rika Hen~
Fandisc
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei
Prequel
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Sequel
[unofficial] Mayuhogushi -Kagariito-
Same series
Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Related anime[DB-ANN] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (2006)
[DB-ANN] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai (2007)
Available atEnglish Download Edition for Windows at MangaGamer for US$ 7.95 »
Japanese PlayStation 2 version at Play-Asia.com for US$ 124.99 »
Japanese PlayStation 2 version at Play-Asia.com for US$ 44.99 »
Japanese PlayStation 2 version at Play-Asia.com for US$ 41.99 »
Japanese Nintendo DS version at Play-Asia.com for US$ 64.99 »

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 Kai is the second set of stories, including the "Answer" arcs.

Releases

 Japanese
2004-12-3017+  Meakashi Hen  
2005-08-1417+  Tsumihoroboshi Hen  
2005-12-3017+  Minagoroshi Hen  
2006-08-1317+  Matsuribayashi Hen  
2007-02-2217+  Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri - Omochikaeri~ Set  
2007-02-2217+  Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri - Regular Edition  
2007-12-2017+  Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri: Kakera Asobi (Append Version)  
2007-12-2017+  Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri: Kakera Asobi  
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  
2009-05-2817+  Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Vol.3 -Rasen- Limited Edition Box  
2009-05-2817+  Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Vol.3 -Rasen- Regular Edition  
2010-02-2515+  Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Vol.4 -Kizuna- Limited Edition Box  
2010-02-2515+  Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Vol.4 -Kizuna- Regular Edition  
2010-04-0917+  Higurashi no Naku Koro ni  
2012-01-21  Meakashi Hen  
2012-02-04  Tsumihoroboshi Hen  
2012-03-08  Minagoroshi Hen  
2012-03-29  Matsuribayashi Hen  
2014-08-17All ages  Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou  
2015-03-1217+   Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui  
2017-04-28All ages    Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.5 Meakashi  
 English
2007-0317+  Minagoroshi Hen (patch)
2010-02-28All ages  Higurashi When They Cry Kai "Meakashi"  
2010-04-15All ages  Higurashi When They Cry Kai "Tsumihoroboshi"  
2010-05-31All ages  Higurashi When They Cry Kai "Minagoroshi"  
2010-07-15All ages  Higurashi When They Cry Kai "Matsuribayashi"  
2011-02-10All ages  Higurashi When They Cry Kai Bundle Pack  
2011-07-01All ages  Higurashi When They Cry Kai - Package Edition  
2012-05-1512+  Higurashi When They Cry Kai (Ep5) - Meakashi  
2017-04-28All ages    Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.5 Meakashi  
 French
2011-05-21    Le sanglot des cigales R - Tomes 5 et 6  
2012-05-25    Le sanglot des cigales R ~cycle des résolutions~  
 Chinese
2011  Hanchan Mingqi zhi Shi Jie (patch)
 Russian
2014-07-07    Kogda plachut cikady: Otvety — Glava o raskrytii tajny  
2014-07-13  Kogda plachut cikady: Otvety — Glava o raskrytii tajny  
2014-12-31    Kogda plachut cikady: Otvety — Glava ob Iskuplenii  
2015-01-04  Kogda plachut cikady: Otvety — Glava ob Iskuplenii  
2015-07-07    Kogda plachut cikady: Otvety — Glava o Massovoj Kazni  
2015-07-24  Kogda plachut cikady: Otvety — Glava o Massovoj Kazni  
2016-05-09    Kogda plachut cikady: Otvety  

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Character summary

Protagonist Furude Rika
Voiced by Tamura Yukari
Protagonist Maebara Keiichi
Protagonist Ryuuguu Rena
Voiced by Nakahara Mai
Protagonist Sonozaki Shion
Voiced by Yukino Satsuki
Main character Akasaka Mamoru
Voiced by Ono Daisuke
Main character Houjou Satoko
Voiced by Kanai Mika
Main character Sonozaki Mion
Voiced by Yukino Satsuki
Main character Takano Miyo
Voiced by Itou Miki
Main character Tomitake Jirou
Voiced by Ookawa Tooru
Side character Chie Rumiko
Voiced by Orikasa Fumiko
Side character Houjou Satoshi
Voiced by Kobayashi Yuu
Side character Houjou Teppei
Voiced by Houki Katsuhisa
Side character Irie Kyousuke
Voiced by Seki Toshihiko
Side character Kimiyoshi Kiichirou
Voiced by Tsukada Masaaki
Side character Kumagai Katsuya
Voiced by Kawamura Takuo
Side character Mamiya Rina
Voiced by Watanabe Misa
Side character Ooishi Kuraudo
Voiced by Chafuurin
Side character Sonozaki Oryou
Side character Tatsuyoshi Kasai

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Screenshots

 Matsuribayashi Hen

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 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri: Kakera Asobi

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 Higurashi When They Cry Kai "Meakashi"

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 Higurashi When They Cry Kai "Tsumihoroboshi"

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