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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

ひぐらしのなく頃に解

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
Play timeVery long (60h from 77 votes)
Developer07th Expansion
Publishers07th Expansion & Alchemist & Seams & Kaga Create Co., Ltd. & MangaGamer & Entergram, Inc.
Hinamizawa Club & MangaGamer & Seams & anonl & 07th-Mod
Pbsaffran
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Higurashi Eternal
ycx Studios
Relations
Shares characters
[unofficial] Minagoroshi Hen Bad End ~Rika Hen~
Fandisc
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou
07th Theater
Prequel
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Sequel
[unofficial] Mayuhogushi -Kagariito-
Same series
Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Jan
Side story
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Console Arcs
LinksWikipedia (en), Wikipedia (ja), Wikidata, IndieDB, VNStat
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Related anime[DB-ANN] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (TV Series, 2006)
[DB-ANN] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai (TV Series, 2007)

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.

Countryside 3.0 Friendship 3.0 Multiple Route Mystery 3.0 Ambient Sounds 2.9 No Sexual Content 2.9 NVL 2.9 IntrigueS 2.9 MadnessS 2.9 Alternate DimensionsS 2.9 Group of Friends 2.9 Murder Mystery 2.8 Other Perspectives 2.8 Death of ProtagonistS 2.8 Multiple Protagonists 2.8 Thriller 2.8 Time LoopS 2.8 Mystery 2.8 Fictional Modern Day Japanese Countryside 2.7 80's 2.7 Photographic Backgrounds 2.7 Violence 2.7 Few ChoicesS 2.6 Protagonist with a Face 2.6 Horror 2.5 Shouwa Era 2.5 Episodic Story 2.4 DestinyS 2.4 Kinetic Novel 2.4 Drastic Character Development 2.4 EpidemicS 2.4 Protagonist with a Sprite 2.4 Delusion 2.3 Secret SocietyS 2.3 Student Protagonist 2.3 Biological WeaponS 2.3 Denpa 2.3 Redemption 2.2 Unlockable Side Stories 2.2 Varied Title Screens 2.2 Festival 2.2 ParanoiaS 2.2 Female Protagonist 2.2 Twins as Support CharactersS 2.1 Yangire HeroineS 2.1 Traditionalist Family 2.1 DeitiesS 2.1 Twin Sisters as HeroinesS 2.1 Hostage CrisisS 2.0 Loli Support Character 2.0 Meaningless ChoicesS 2.0 School 2.0 Yakuza Heroine 2.0 YakuzaS 2.0 Temple 1.9 TortureS 1.9 Miko Heroine 1.8 Child AbuseS 1.8 Loli Protagonist 1.8 No Romance Plot 1.7 SacrificeS 1.7 Yandere HeroineS 1.7 Torture Chamber 1.6 Bokukko Heroine 1.6 Ponytail Heroine 1.6 Duel 1.5 Asian-style Manor 1.5 Loli Heroine 1.4 Combat with FirearmsS 1.4 Heroine with Shorts 1.4 Heroine with Tights 1.4 Breaking the Fourth WallS 1.3 Mischievous Heroine 1.2 Male Protagonist 1.1 Child Protagonist 1.0 Unarmed Combat 0.8 Mahjong as Story Element 0.4

Releases

Japanese (29)
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
2012-01-21Meakashi Hen
2012-02-04Tsumihoroboshi Hen
2012-03-08Minagoroshi Hen
2012-03-29Matsuribayashi Hen
2014-08-17All agesHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou
2015-03-1217+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui
2015-03-1217+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui
2017-04-28All agesHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.5 Meakashi
2018-06-14All agesHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.6 Tsumihoroboshi
2018-07-2617+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou
2019-01-2417+Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou
2019-07-18All agesHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.7 Minagoroshi
2020-05-14All agesHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.8 Matsuribayashi
2021All agesHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou+
English (16)
2007-0317+Minagoroshi Hen (patch)
2010-02-28All agesHigurashi When They Cry Kai "Meakashi"
2010-04-15All agesHigurashi When They Cry Kai "Tsumihoroboshi"
2010-05-31All agesHigurashi When They Cry Kai "Minagoroshi"
2010-07-15All agesHigurashi When They Cry Kai "Matsuribayashi"
2011-02-10All agesHigurashi When They Cry Kai Bundle Pack
2011-05-06All agesHigurashi no Naku Koro ni (unofficial)
2011-07-01All agesHigurashi When They Cry Kai - Package Edition
2012-05-1512+Higurashi When They Cry Kai (Ep5) - Meakashi
2017-04-28All agesHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.5 Meakashi
2018-06-14All agesHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.6 Tsumihoroboshi
2019-07-18All agesHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.7 Minagoroshi
2020-05-14All agesHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.8 Matsuribayashi
2020-07-11Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Answer Arc PS3-fication Mod (unofficial patch)
2021-03-26Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai (unofficial)
2021-06-29Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou (unofficial patch)
French (2)
2011-05-21Le sanglot des cigales R - Tomes 5 et 6
2012-05-25Le sanglot des cigales R ~cycle des résolutions~
Chinese (2)
2011Hanchan Mingqi zhi Shi Jie (patch)
2021-08-10All agesHanchan Mingqi zhi Shi: Zuimie Pian (unofficial patch)
Russian (10)
2014-07-07Kogda plachut cikady: Otvety — Glava o raskrytii tajny
2014-07-13Kogda plachut cikady: Otvety — Glava o raskrytii tajny
2014-12-31Kogda plachut cikady: Otvety — Glava ob Iskuplenii
2015-01-04Kogda plachut cikady: Otvety — Glava ob Iskuplenii
2015-07-07Kogda plachut cikady: Otvety — Glava o Massovoj Kazni
2015-07-24Kogda plachut cikady: Otvety — Glava o Massovoj Kazni
2015-12-27Kogda plachut cikady: Onvety
2016-05-09Kogda plachut cikady: Otvety
2016-05-18Kogda plachut Cikady: Otvety
2021-06-24[07-th mod] Kogda plachut cikady (unofficial)
Portuguese (Brazil) (2)
2017-12-19All agesHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Cap.5 Meakashi (unofficial patch)
2020-06-23All agesHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Cap.6 Tsumihoroboshi (unofficial patch)
Korean (4)
2020-04-07Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.5 Meakashi (patch)
2020-05-19Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.6 Tsumihoroboshi (patch)
2020-07-11Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.7 Minagoroshi (patch)
2020-11-01Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.8 Matsuribayashi (patch)
Spanish (2)
TBAHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.5 Meakashi (patch)
TBAHigurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.6 Tsumihoroboshi (patch)

Staff

  • Character design
  • Ryuukishi07
  • Staff
  • 4UScript (intermission, tips)
  • 5zizzMatsuri/Kizuna/Sui BGM
  • BTMusic room, omake game, script (circle's logo, installer)
  • YatazakuraProduction, script (main), background art
  • Yuizuki SoraED "Sora no Mukou" lyrics

Full character list

Character summary

Furude RikaProtagonist
Voiced by Tamura Yukari
Maebara KeiichiProtagonist
Ryuuguu RenaProtagonist
Voiced by Nakahara Mai
Sonozaki ShionProtagonist
Voiced by Yukino Satsuki
Akasaka MamoruMain character
Voiced by Ono Daisuke
Houjou SatokoMain character
Voiced by Kanai Mika
Sonozaki MionMain character
Voiced by Yukino Satsuki
Takano MiyoMain character
Voiced by Itou Miki
Tomitake JirouMain character
Voiced by Ookawa Tooru
Chie RumikoSide character
Voiced by Orikasa Fumiko
Houjou SatoshiSide character
Voiced by Kobayashi Yuu
Houjou TeppeiSide character
Voiced by Houki Katsuhisa
Irie KyousukeSide character
Voiced by Seki Toshihiko
Kameda YukikazuSide character
Voiced by Tanaka Kazunari
Kasai TatsuyoshiSide character
Kimiyoshi KiichirouSide character
Voiced by Tsukada Masaaki
Kumagai KatsuyaSide character
Voiced by Kawamura Takuo
Mamiya RinaSide character
Voiced by Hikami Kyouko
Ooishi KuraudoSide character
Voiced by Chafuurin
Sonozaki OryouSide character
Voiced by Okohira Shizuka

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Ranking

Popularity: ranked #37 with a score of 33.71

Bayesian rating: ranked #10 with a rating of 8.68

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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Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.5 Meakashi

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