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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 (58h22m from 61 votes)
Developer07th Expansion
Publishers07th Expansion & Alchemist & Seams & Kaga Create Co., Ltd. & MangaGamer & Entergram, Inc.
Hinamizawa Club & MangaGamer & Seams & anonl & 07th-Mod
Pbsaffran
-07-
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, 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.

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

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Protagonists

Furude Rika古手 梨花A
Birthday21 August
Age11
HairBlue, Blunt Bangs, Hime Cut, Long
EyesViolet
BodyKid, Pale, Slim
ClothesDress, Miko's Dress, Mini-dress, Pleated Skirt, Sandals, Shirt, Skirt, Suspenders
PersonalityBoku, Desu, Made-up Words, Mature, Mysterious, Nano, Reserved, Taciturn
RoleClassmate, Daughter, Friend, Gamer, Kouhai, Miko, Orphan, Popular, Roommate, Student, Student Club Member
Engages inReligion, Teasing
Voiced byTamura Yukari

Description

Rika is a grade lower than Keiichi, and thus is a classmate of Satoko's.

She is very quiet and reserved for her age, which makes her almost the polar opposite of Satoko. However, the two of them can often be found in each other's company.

Whenever Satoko is in tears after losing against Keiichi, it is Rika who cheers her up. When Satoko wins, Rika comforts Keiichi instead. When Keiichi teases Rena, Rika comforts her.

In fact, Rika comforts whomever is in need of comfort.

She seems happy with it.

[From MangaGamer]

Maebara Keiichi前原 圭一O
AliasesK1, K, Magician of Words, Kei-chan, KeiKei, Nii-nii
Birthday13 April
Age14
HairBrown, Short, Spiky Bangs
EyesBlue
BodyPale, Teen
ClothesBelt, School Uniform, Tank Top, Trousers, Vest
ItemsBaseball Bat, Bicycle
PersonalityCautious, Competitive, Emotional, Hotblooded, Ore, Protective
RoleClassmate, Friend, Gamer, Son, Student Club Member, Transfer Student
Engages inBaseball, Cosplay, Cross-dressing, Self-sacrifice, Teasing
Subject ofTeasing
Voiced byHoshi Souichirou

Description

The protagonist of this story.

He is temperamental and hot blooded, but at the same time he's also indecisive. He gets shy around girls easily... He is the sort of character you would find in the lead role of a love story.

As a matter of course, he's not very honest about himself. And of course, he's also quite popular with the girls.

Unfortunately this isn't a love story, so his personality won't do him much good. Quite the opposite, in fact...

[From MangaGamer]

Ryuuguu Rena竜宮 レナO
AliasesCleaver Girl, Ryugu Reina, 竜宮 礼奈
Birthday28 July
Age13
HairCurtained, Orange, Parted to Side, Short, Spiky Bangs
EyesBlue, Tareme
BodyMedium Breasts, Pale, Teen
ClothesBeret, Boots, Clothing with Ribbons, Ribbon Tie, Sailor School Uniform, Slit Dress, Sport Bloomers, Thigh-high Stockings
PersonalityAirhead, Flustered, Friendly, Kind, Loyal, Watashi, Word Repetition
RoleClassmate, Daughter, Friend, Gamer, Student Club Member
Subject ofTeasing
Releases> Protagonist - r265:Tsumihoroboshi Hen
> Main character - All other releases
Voiced byNakahara Mai

Description

Rena is a classmate of Keiichi's. She is quite interested in his everyday life, possibly because of an inherent urge to look after people.

She comes with the standard-issue honesty, earnesty and blushes that you find in many heroines.

However, her only reward for taking care of Keiichi is an incessant series of pranks. It really is unfortunate for her.

She likes anything and everything she considers adorable, and this is also a very typical trait in a heroine.

But that is also her greatest weakness...

[From MangaGamer]

Sonozaki Shion園崎 詩音B
AliasesShii, Nee-nee, Shmion
Birthday10 July
Age14
HairCurtained, Green, Parted in Middle, Straight, Waist Length+
EyesGreen
BodyMedium Breasts, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBow Tie, Miniskirt, Necklace, Ribbon Hair Accessory, School Uniform, Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweater, Uniform
PersonalityBrave, Emotional, Protective, Sly, Smart, Watashi
RoleDaughter, Dropout, Friend, Granddaughter, Twin Sister, Wealthy
Engages inFlirting, Teasing
Subject ofExile
Releases> Protagonist - r258:Meakashi Hen
> Main character - All other releases
Voiced byYukino Satsuki

Description

She is the younger twin sister of Sonozaki Mion. Despite her personality being seemingly girly and more refined than Mion's personality, thanks to schooling at St. Lucia, she is actually incredibly shrewd, manipulative, and delinquent, moreso than Mion. She hated St. Lucia, calling it a "factory for manufacturing ladies" and got in trouble with the administration numerous times for various misdemeanors.

[From Higurashi Wiki]

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Main characters

Akasaka Mamoru赤坂 衛A
Birthday3 August
Age25
HairBlack, Short, Spiky Bangs
EyesAmber, Red
BodyMuscular, Pale, Young-adult
ClothesJacket, Jeans, T-shirt, Vest
PersonalityWatashi
RoleCoworker, Friend, Husband, Police
Engages inInvestigation, Karate, Mahjong, Martial Arts, Unarmed Fighting
Releases> Main character - r261:Matsuribayashi Hen
Voiced byOno Daisuke

Description

Mamoru is a young police investigator at the Metropolitan Police Department of Tokyo. He is the husband of Akasaka Yukie, who stays in the hospital while she is pregnant with their first child. <hidden by spoiler settings>

[From Higurashi Wiki]

Protagonist of Himatsubushi and Kageboushi.

Houjou Satoko北条 沙都子O
AliasesTrapmaster
Birthday24 June
Age11
HairBlond, Short, Spiky Bangs
EyesPink, Tareme
BodyFang, Kid, Pale, Slim
ClothesBelt, Collar, Dress, Headband, Pantyhose, Shirt, Shorts, Sport Bloomers, Tank Top
PersonalityEnergetic, Hardworker, Mischievous, Watakushi, Watashi
RoleClassmate, Friend, Full Sister, Gamer, Niece, Orphan, Roommate, Student Club Member, Younger Sister
Engages inTeasing
Subject ofTeasing
Voiced byKanai Mika

Description

A girl one grade lower than Keiichi.

She is usually very polite, but because she is still young she sometimes has difficulty with grammar.

However, behind her innocent exterior lies a personality that loves setting traps for other people. You could call her a trickster. She tries her utmost to snare Keiichi, but she has only limited success.

Although the result of failure is easily imaginable, Satoko doesn't like to lose, and she doesn't learn from experience. That is why she keeps confronting him, with all due consequences.

Even when she realizes her skills are insufficient, her smile never wavers.

[From MangaGamer]

Sonozaki Mion園崎 魅音B
AliasesMii, Mii-chan, Shmion
Birthday10 July
Age14
HairCurtained, Green, Parted in Middle, Ponytail, Straight, Waist Length+
EyesGreen
BodyMedium Breasts, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesDress, Jeans, Necktie, Pleated Skirt, T-shirt, Vest
ItemsHandgun
PersonalityAtashi, Cheerful, Confident, Energetic, Outgoing, Proactive, Tomboy
RoleChildhood Friend, Classmate, Class President, Daughter, Friend, Gamer, Granddaughter, Student Club President, Wealthy
Engages inMartial Arts, Teasing
Voiced byYukino Satsuki

Description

Mion is one grade higher than Keiichi. She is the class representative.

She is the active class representative type, which is the second most common type.

She is a leader, someone who makes friends with everyone, regardless of gender or age.

Because of her high-strung, easy-going, hyperactive personality, those around her never have to be bored. She is about the best kind of friend anyone could wish for.

Her personality is somewhat marred by a tendency to sound like an old man, but that's something to be forgiven.

Mion likes games of all kinds, be they card games, board games or video games. Because of who she is, her games tend to be high-tension. It's to be expected.

She plays with her friends in the context of club activity.

[From MangaGamer]

Takano Miyo鷹野 三四O
Aliases34
Birthday20 June
HairBlond, Long, No Bangs, Parted to Side
EyesAmber
BodyMedium Breasts, Pale, Young-adult
ClothesBrooch, Cardigan, Nurse's Cap, Nurse Uniform, Polo Shirt, Sandals, Skirt, Tank Top
ItemsCamera, Handbag
PersonalityHardworker, Relaxed, Watashi
RoleCoworker, Employee, Girlfriend, Nurse
Engages inFlirting, Investigation, Photography
Voiced byItou Miki

Description

Takano Miyo is a nurse in a Irie's clinic. She was one of the victims of the curse in 1983 and according to the police was found to have been burned to death in a canister in the mountains. However, the autopsy later revealed that she had died twenty-four hours before the Watanagashi Festival had even occurred.

<hidden by spoiler settings>

[From Higurashi Wiki]

Tomitake Jirou富竹 ジロウB
AliasesTomi
Birthday14 September
HairBrown, Short, Spiky Bangs
EyesRed
BodyMuscular, Pale, Young-adult
ClothesBaseball Cap, Belt, Dog Tags, Glasses, Necktie, Tank Top, Trousers
ItemsCamera, Fanny Pack
PersonalityBoku, Friendly
RoleBoyfriend
Engages inPhotography, Unarmed Fighting
Voiced byOokawa Tooru

Description

He visits Hinamizawa about three times every year and is known by the villagers. Tomitake also seems to know a lot about the village and its history, although this may be in part due to his relationship with his girlfriend Takano Miyo, who has a deep interest in the subject.

<hidden by spoiler settings>

[From Higurashi Wiki]

Side characters

Chie Rumiko知恵 留美子O
AliasesCurry Demon
Birthday3 May
HairBlue, Short
EyesBlue
BodyPale, Young-adult
ClothesDress, Sandals
PersonalityFood Lover, Kind
RoleBased on a Fictional Character, Teacher
Voiced byOrikasa Fumiko

Description

Chie is the teacher for Keiichi and his friends' class, the only one in the entire school. She cares very much about her students.

[From Higurashi Wiki]

Houjou Satoshi北条 悟史A
AliasesNii-nii
Birthday16 June
HairBlond, Short
EyesRed
BodyPale, Teen
ClothesBelt, Shirt, Trousers, Uniform
ItemsBaseball Bat
PersonalityAltruistic, Boku, Opposite Gender Voiced, Protective
RoleClassmate, Friend, Full Brother, Nephew, Orphan, Student Club Member
Engages inBaseball
Releases> Side character - r258:Meakashi Hen
Voiced byKobayashi Yuu

Description

Satoshi is kind and seemingly calm, although he clearly worries about his younger sister and seems to get frustrated or discouraged rather easily. Both Sonozaki Mion and Irie Kyōsuke describe him as an airhead who has trouble focusing for very long. Satoshi is in the same grade as Mion. <hidden by spoiler settings>

[From Higurashi Wiki]

Houjou Teppei北条 鉄平O
AliasesTecchan, Tetsu
Birthday28 May
HairBlond, Short, Widow's Peak
EyesBlack
BodyAdult, Pale
ClothesAloha Shirt, Necklace, Sandals
ItemsCigarette
PersonalityCruel, Short-tempered, Violent
RoleBoyfriend, Gamer, Legal Guardian, Not a Virgin, Uncle, Widower
Engages inDrinking, Smoking
Voiced byHouki Katsuhisa

Description

Satoshi and Satoko's uncle and foster father. He and his wife Tamae were forced to take care of Satoko and Satoshi after the death of their parents, but they abused them. He currently lives in Okinomiya.
<hidden by spoiler settings>

[From Higurashi Wiki]

Irie Kyousuke入江 京介A
AliasesCoach, Manager
Birthday3 December
HairBrown, Curtained, Parted in Middle, Short
EyesGreen
BodyPale, Slim, Young-adult
ClothesGlasses, Lab Coat, Necktie, Shirt, Sunglasses, Tie Pin, Trousers
PersonalityAltruistic, Friendly, Protective, Watashi
RoleCoach, Medical Doctor
Voiced bySeki Toshihiko

Description

He is the head doctor at the Irie Clinic. In his spare time, he coaches Hinamizawa's little league team called the "Hinamizawa Fighters". Although he is cheerful on the outside, he has a not-as-delightful past to go along. Due to his part in the baseball team, many of the children just refer to him as "Kantoku" (which means manager, director, coach, etc). <hidden by spoiler settings>

Kameda Yukikazu亀田 幸一
HairBlack
BodyFreckles
PersonalityPervert
Engages inBaseball
Voiced byTanaka Kazunari

Description

Kameda Yukikazu is a very talented baseball player who was first mentioned in Onikakushi-hen, and appears for the first time in Tatarigoroshi-hen. Keiichi who uncovered his perverted side (comparing girls with cute desserts) advised him to confront it. After this, Keiichi becomes his idol and friend.

He used to be a player of the Okinomiya Titans baseball team, but later he became a Koshien player for Ōshima High School. In Minagoroshi-hen, he helped to save Satoko from her uncle with all of his comrades from Angel Mort.

[Edited from When They Cry wikia]

Kasai Tatsuyoshi葛西 辰由O
AliasesShotgun Tatsu
Birthday23 December
HairBeard, Brown, Short
EyesHidden
BodyAdult, Pale
ClothesNecktie, Shirt, Suit, Sunglasses
ItemsShotgun, Sniper Rifle, Submachine Gun
PersonalitySerious, Watashi
RoleBodyguard
Engages inDriving, Fighting
Voiced byTachiki Fumihiko

Description

Kasai is a member of the Sonozaki Group, and is employed by the Sonozaki family to watch over Sonozaki Shion. He is normally close by, and Shion often calls upon him to assist her in difficult situations. Highly skilled with guns, he seems to specialize in use of a sniper rifle.

[From Higurashi Wiki]

Kimiyoshi Kiichirou公由 喜一郎
HairBalding, Grey, Thick Eyebrows, White
EyesBlack
BodyOld, Pale, Wrinkles
ClothesBelt, Bolo Tie, Shirt, Trousers
PersonalityKind
RoleHead of Household
Voiced byTsukada Masaaki

Description

The chief of Hinamizawa village, head of the Kimiyoshi House and the grandfather of Kimiyoshi Ichiho.

His status as village chief is more like a symbolic title, since the Sonozaki House, lead by Sonozaki Oryou, are the true power in Hinamizawa. He also seemingly led the anti-dam movement during the Hinamizawa Dam Conflict, when Oryou was actually in control behind the scenes.

[From Higurashi Wiki]

Kumagai Katsuya熊谷 勝也
AliasesKuma-chan
HairShort, Violet
EyesHosome, Violet
BodyPale, Young-adult
ClothesBelt, Necktie, Shirt, Suit, Trousers
ItemsHandgun
RoleCoworker, Police
Voiced byKawamura Takuo

Description

Kumagai Katsuya is an officer in the Okinomiya police department. He accompanies Ooishi in a number of his investigations.

Mamiya Rina間宮 リナB
AliasesRitsuko
MeasurementsHeight: 168cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 89-60-87cm
Birthday31 July
HairPink, Short, Spiky Bangs
EyesPink
BodyMakeup, Pale, Slim, Tattoo, Young-adult
ClothesCrop Top, Jeans, Tube Top
PersonalityAtashi, Cheerful
RoleGirlfriend
Releases> Side character - r265:Tsumihoroboshi Hen
> Makes an appearance - All other releases
Voiced byHikami Kyouko

Description

Mamiya Rina, whose real name is Ritsuko, is a pink-haired woman who works primarily as a showgirl (though on paper as the private manager) in a Sonozaki-run establishment called the Blue Mermaid. <hidden by spoiler settings>

[From Higurashi Wiki]

Ooishi Kuraudo大石 蔵人O
AliasesCloud, Kura-chan
Birthday15 November
HairGrey, Short, Slicked Back
EyesGreen, Shadowed
BodyAdult, Overweight, Pale
ClothesJacket, Kimono, Necktie, Suit, Suspenders, Tie Pin, T-shirt, Watch
ItemsHandgun
PersonalityFriendly, Insightful, Watashi
RoleDetective, Gamer
Engages inDriving, Investigation, Mahjong, Unarmed Fighting
Voiced byChafuurin

Description

Ōishi will stop at nothing to solve the serial murders, and believes the entire village to be in on it, with the Sonozaki family at the center. Due to this, he is hated by most of the village, particularly Mion, who firmly believes in her family's innocence.

<hidden by spoiler settings>

[From Higurashi Wiki]

Sonozaki Oryou園崎 お魎
AliasesOnibaba, 鬼婆
HairCurtained, Parted in Middle, White
EyesGreen, Shadowed
BodyOld, Pale, Wrinkles
ClothesKimono
PersonalitySerious, Short-tempered, Strict
RoleGrandmother, Head of Household, Mother, Wealthy
Voiced byOkohira Shizuka

Description

Oryō is the true power in Hinamizawa, although for appearances sake the Kimiyoshi family have been the town heads for generations. Politicians, political groups, even the child protective services group, look to her for direction and approval. She was forced to disinherit her daughter after she married outside the family, but is currently raising her granddaughter to inherit her position as head after her eventual death.

<hidden by spoiler settings>

[From Higurashi Wiki]

Make an appearance

Hibari 13雲雀13
AliasesAmakusa Juuza, 天草十三
Birthday1 April
HairGrey

Description

Amakusa Jūza is a Yamainu soldier who is part of the Hibari unit. In Matsuribayashi-hen, he is sent to stop the club with others members of his unit. Satoko provokes him, and when he tries to chase her in the forest despite warnings from the base and his fellow soldiers, he falls into her trap. While it is unknown what specifically happens to him afterward, he presumably receives the same fate as his fellow members after Okonogi gives the Yamainu the order to surrender themselves to the Banken.

[From When They Cry wikia]

Sonozaki Akane園崎 茜B
Birthday6 November
HairGreen
EyesGreen
BodyAdult, Pale
ClothesEarrings, Kanzashi, Kimono
RoleDaughter, Mother, Wealthy
Voiced byInoue Kikuko

Description

The eldest daughter of Sonozaki Oryō, the current head of the Sonozaki family. <hidden by spoiler settings>

[From Higurashi Wiki]