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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Alternative Titles

English: When They Cry
Synonyms: The Moment the Cicadas Cry
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2006 to Sep 27, 2006
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.321 (scored by 120828 users)
Ranked: #1992
Popularity: #37
Members: 215,586
Favorites: 10,433
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

comedy drama horror mystery psychological

Synopsis

After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends. However, appearances can be deceiving. One fateful day, Keiichi stumbles upon news of a murder that had occurred in Hinamizawa. From this point on, horrific events unfold in front of Keiichi, as he soon learns his close friends may not be all that they seem. Based on the amateur mystery game by 07th Expansion, the story is told in a series of different scenarios.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Onikakushi-hen, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Watanagashi-hen, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Tatarigoroshi-hen, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Himatsubushi-hen, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Meakashi-hen, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Tsumihoroboshi-hen
Sequel: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
Side story: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Special: Nekogoroshi-hen, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak
Alternative setting: Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Other: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira

Characters & Voice Actors

Furude, Rika
Furude, Rika
Main
Tamura, Yukari
Japanese
Tamura, Yukari
Lee, Yong Sin
Korean
Lee, Yong Sin
...
Houjou, Satoko
Houjou, Satoko
Main
Kanai, Mika
Japanese
Kanai, Mika
Lee, Minx
English
Lee, Minx
...
Maebara, Keiichi
Maebara, Keiichi
Main
Hoshi, Soichiro
Japanese
Hoshi, Soichiro
George, Grant
English
George, Grant
...
Ryuuguu, Rena
Ryuuguu, Rena
Main
Nakahara, Mai
Japanese
Nakahara, Mai
Lee, Mela
English
Lee, Mela
...

Staff

Kon, Chiaki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director
Nakase, Rika
Script
Kawase, Toshifumi
Script, Series Composition



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Nov 26, 2008
Ceptryn
Watching Higurshi is like locking a group of happy people in a test chamber, only coming back to find they've hacked each other into a bloody mess. Its horrific, its shocking, and yet a part of you, cannot help but wonder, how did it happen?

The curiosity takes over... and so you repeat the experiment, knowing full well that those cute looking teenagers you just sent are going to end up as bloody pulps. But hey, at least each time they die, you're one step closer to figuring out why they died, it's all good.

Higurashi essentially places you in the role of the scientist. It divides read more
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Aug 28, 2014
literaturenerd
Overview:

Time to mix things up and review something good for a change. Today I will be reviewing Higurashi no naku koro ni/Kai. Do your best crazed evil laugh and read on if you dare!

WARNING: Mild spoilers! Nothing major, but it is difficult to talk about the story or characters without saying something. If you haven't seen Higurashi and want to go in to it knowing absolutely nothing, please skip this review!

Story: 10/10

The story takes place in the small, rural town of Hinamizawa. The story takes place in the 1980s, but Hinamizawa looks like its stuck in the 1950s or earlier. This is no ordinary small read more
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Recommendations

Horror, Supernatural & a lot of bloodshed (neither recommended to be watched past midnight) *shiver*
Guy moves into a town which holds a mystery that unravels troughout the show. Higurashi has some lighter slice of life episodes, but that's cool because it's pretty long including -kai.
Highly reccomend both
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Opening Theme

"Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" by Eiko Shimamiya

Ending Theme

"Why, or why not" by Hiroyuki Oshima feat. Rekka Katakiri

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