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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: 8.261 (scored by 142091 users)
Ranked: #2472
Popularity: #47
Members: 262,001
Favorites: 11,209
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Recommendations Submitted by Users

Anime: Elfen Lied
Horror, Supernatural & a lot of bloodshed (neither recommended to be watched past midnight) *shiver* 
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Anime: Another
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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Anime: Shiki
Both are very enticing supernatural murder mysteries 
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Anime: School Days
A compelling high-school romance-drama with a gruesome twist, School Days takes everything people love about the high-school romance genre and combines it with the suspense and bizarre twist of Higurashi. 
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Anime: Mirai Nikki (TV)
Both anime have completely psychotic characters and an insane story line. 
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Anime: ChäoS;HEAd
Both series promise murder and suspense, but where Chaos;Head fails to follow through, Higurashi delivers. 
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Anime: Ookami Kakushi
With Ookami Kakushi, think of a much softer, less violent version of Higurashi. Except, what we seem to be dealing with isn't a festial revolving around a god of death, but a wolf god. There are enough changes, for it to be it's own story, yet simular enough to ask, did the creator get some ideas from Higurashi? That includes some of the sound effects. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
One major inspiration for Madoka Magica - a show which starts off like a bubbly, innocent anime but eventually descends into madness, mass hysteria and distrust among people, as well as murder - but ultimately shows the idealistic themes of friendship and trust.  
reportRecommended by Kirroha
Anime: Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Both made by 07th Expansion and has the gore and time travel thing going on.
They are really similar since it's by the same guy, Ryukishi07.
And I mean.. the titles..
Higurashi NO NAKU KORO NI
Umineko NO NAKU KORO NI.
So, they are extremely similar. 
reportRecommended by akamizu
Anime: Shinsekai yori
They share a similar eerie mood and atmosphere. 
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Anime: Denpa Teki na Kanojo
Crazy girls "harem" for the main character, mystery and torture. 
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Anime: Baccano!
Both stories are not exactly linear, and both have some comedy dispite the violence. 
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Anime: Death Note
Both series contain things/people that control others, except in Higurashi it's not obvious what it is.  
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Anime: Steins;Gate
Both are thriller anime with a great deal of suspense and mystery. They both start out with a light almost happy go lucky feeling then everything turns dreadfully..dreadfully wrong. They both have great plot's, and while at first they may actually confuse the other. Higurashi just has a considerably greater amount of gore than steins;gate, but both are excellent watches. IF you like one you will probably like the other too. 
reportRecommended by kokopuffs591
Anime: H2O: Footprints in the Sand
Both of these animes deal with villages that harbor a dark secret. Both of the villages have residents that take justice into their own hands. In Higurashi, the secret is much more hidden. In H2O, not a lot of effort is made to hide the secret 
reportRecommended by Tekky99
Anime: Shinreigari: Ghost Hound
Ghost Hound and Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni is similar in terms of the psychological things it might give the viewer while watching it. Although Ghost Hound has a more complicated and professional way of showing and stating things, it is still similar with HNNKN in terms of boggling your mind. 
reportRecommended by rainbow_heart
Anime: Jigoku Shoujo
both are very good horror animes, although not very similar. And both have 3rd seasons to be out this year ^^ 
reportRecommended by Risa_chan
Anime: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (2009)
Both have the same "Groundhog Day" theme, though Higurashi isn't as repetitive or annoying in my opinion. 
reportRecommended by Squirrelpaw4970
Anime: Clannad
This may sound weird, but both have a guy that somehow changes, affects the other girls' life. Both have drama. In both we can see how a person changes the other's life and life is full of possibilities.  
reportRecommended by Ozey
Anime: Corpse Party: Tortured Souls - Bougyakusareta Tamashii no Jukyou
Horror anime involving a group of students where many people die gruesomely (but the gore is much more extreme in Corpse Party than Higurashi). Some characters are driven insane and just about everyone acts unnaturally due to the extreme psychological pressures and fear at one point or another. They both have some supernatural elements. 
reportRecommended by Asfaria
Anime: Serial Experiments Lain
Both are psychological, mindfuck, thriller, and for a mature audience.
Both creep you out, keep you wondering about what’s happening, and mess up your brain.
Both anime, in a way or another, deal with mysteries, split personalities, paranoia, and deaths.
Both have intricate plots, a dark atmosphere, and very few light-hearted moments.
Both anime even have a non-conventional god. :-D
Even though in Higurashi there are several protagonists and in SEL the only main character is Lain, in both anime the girls protagonists are young and cute, but actually hide something and can be scary at times. Higurashi is way more violent and bloody, but  read more 
reportRecommended by RenaPsychoKiller
Anime: Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei
Both of these shows feature time loops where the same plot is acted out, taking a different turn each time, and frequently overlaps, with things being told slightly differently. Higurashi is a lot more bright colors and slapstick humor, whereas Tatami Galaxy is somewhat darker humor, with less emphasis on little kids killing each other and laughing. 
reportRecommended by spleen1013
Anime: Kamisama Dolls
Both centre around the unique features of a small, remote village and the events that have transpired there. Kamisama Dolls is less severe about it, since the majority of the series takes place in a more urban setting and deals with the repercussions, whereas Higurashi definitely tends toward the worst case scenario -- but as each piece of the backstory for Kamisama Dolls is revealed, it becomes increasing obvious that it's not exactly sunshine and lollipops either. 
reportRecommended by lithiumflower
Anime: Durarara!!
What I liked about Higurashi was the way it spun a tale, even though it could be a tad violent at times. The storyline was one that kept you guessing, and I had been looking for something of simular storyline, perhaps not as violent or into the horror genera as that. I found that in Durarara!!... which has it's own unexpected twists into the realm of stretching the believability in just the right ways. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Highschool of the Dead
While Higurashi no naku koro ni is a lot more Mystery and about mysterious murders, both of them contain a lot of gore. 
reportRecommended by -Sora-
Anime: Perfect Blue
Both deal with characters who are paranoid and question reality. If you enjoyed one you'll likely enjoy the other as well. 
reportRecommended by Danish
Anime: Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei - The Animation
Normal teenagers go crazy and kill each other. Great psychological anime.  
reportRecommended by Fujaku
Anime: Narutaru: Mukuro Naru Hoshi Tama Taru Ko
both series have very happy beginnings, leading the viewer into immense shock and terror later in the series. in other words, both series's are very effictive works of shock and horror involving children as the perpetrators  
reportRecommended by Megadedhed
Anime: Mirai Nikki
Both horror with a lot of mystery and questions. You may think you know something but then later you find you that you were totally off. Full of surprises. 
reportRecommended by MosaicSplash
Anime: Kara no Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei
If one is looking for a dark horror, somethig that pulls on the senses, but not necisarily something that makes you to afraid to go to sleep at night, perhaps these are it. Each is unique in their own way, not to mention they both have a crisp style, floating from dark to light, a gothic feeling through the whole thing. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
If you liked The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, you would find Higurashi no Naku Koro ni to be quite similar, as the atmosphere in both series is the same. Both series start off very ordinary as the characters go through their normal school lives, but as the series progresses, the plotline goes from boring and ordinary to quite fascinating and extraordinary. The whole genre of these two series is practically identical, so I would recommend Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and its sequel, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, for anyone who enjoys mystery and a litte horror, and anyone who had fun watching The  read more 
reportRecommended by chibifox27
Anime: Princess Tutu
They are both seemingly cute on the surface. one more than the other. However the characters have to deal with emotional struggle, bloodshed, and unforeseen plot twists. At the core of these series though there is a deep message about love and friendship. 
reportRecommended by seschirosloth
Anime: Gantz
Both are violent, bloody series that show the dark side of humanity in an unflinching manner. 
reportRecommended by Kimura
Anime: Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu
Both of them are horror anime with their main strong point being the plot. The gruesome killings from the Kiseijuu can also be found in Higurashi or even more. There is another strong resemblance with Kiseijuu but it's a huge spoiler so only those that watched Higurashi will understand.  
reportRecommended by clowred
Anime: Amnesia
Higurashi is not a reverse harem, but both have a time loop plot that is triggered by a death. Keep in mind Higurashi will show that gore that this show has decide to leave out in place of a soft hearted love story, it seems.
Both have a bit of mystery.  
reportRecommended by amberkinn
Anime: Air
Both involving strange/mad/problematic girls around a new man in town, temples and holy things. Both had alternative feelings (higurashi:comedy and horror, air:comedy and that sad drama) 
reportRecommended by suicidepressive
Anime: Mousou Dairinin
While not necessarily about murders, it is a twisted tale of paranoia (hence the title), strange stories and odd plot twists. 
reportRecommended by mmmeyeballs
Anime: C³
Both start off as cute moe comedies before switching to a horror style. 
reportRecommended by Swaggletooth
Anime: Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou
Both are psychological violence that have characters with cute designs are overtaken by fatal violent encounters. 
reportRecommended by youdou
Anime: Hellsing
well...they are both really awesome horror anime, and they have tons of bloodshed.
also dont watch ether if its nighttime :D 
reportRecommended by Amaya-Kiro
Anime: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
I know these two series may seem not similar at all- Higurashi's action takes place only in one small village and there are only a few characters, while Code Geass talks about a world conflict and have a lot of charas. But, in my opinion, both animes have the same message- you have to trust your friends, and take responsibility for your sins. 
reportRecommended by Namida_ne
Anime: Little Busters!: Refrain
Things start mysteriously repeating, as time itself seems to bend around freely while keeping many secrets from the viewer up until the very end.  
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Anime: Myself ; Yourself
Both are happy on the outside but you can sense a darker plot forming 
reportRecommended by chizururaikoji
Anime: Mekakucity Actors
While the studios are different, both anime series draw the audience into a mystery that requires some answers. They both give the same task for the audience, and that is to create theories to understand the events that happened before later episodes provide the answers.

The premise is nearly the same, where it's about a protagonist that ventures into a new setting and discovers the mystery that encircles a specific day. From there, unforeseen events are beyond the characters' control and lead them from one event to another.

They are both expository in story format, but Higurashi makes the events much more clearer  read more 
reportRecommended by reversereality
Anime: Ghost Hunt
Both focuses on the paranormal and scary aspects of storytelling. While Higurashi can be downright wicked, gruesome, and horrifyingly disgusting, Ghost Hunt dwells more on a Scooby-Doo type of investigations that can be just as scary and horrifying. 
reportRecommended by Ghostalker
Anime: Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
Haruhi Suzumiya(second season specifically) and higurashi both deal with repeating time and i found the atmosphere of clubs, brigade leader to be similar. 
reportRecommended by Morocks33
Anime: Kara no Kyoukai 3: Tsuukaku Zanryuu
Most people think that Higurashi is a violent anime. But I think Kara no Kyoukai is even more so. While Kara no Kyoukai's plot development is not as strong as Higurashi's, it offers better action scenes with good graphics and an even better soundtrack. Both are high quality anime. 
reportRecommended by Deagle_zero
Anime: Aoi Bungaku Series
Both the Aoi Bungaku Series and the Higurashi series are dark in their own way, and both anime stories consists of arcs, which are smaller storylines that helps piece together the anime as a whole. 
reportRecommended by BrightOasis
Anime: Blood-C
Both are set in an isolated town that is quiet or 'boring' if you will. Experiments are conducted and both shows have a lot of gore and...just...both are very MINDBLOWING! 
reportRecommended by iiHugglez
Anime: Little Busters!: EX
Both anime start off seemingly as a slice of life, but actually are both situated in worlds that have more to it than meets the eye, with antagonists in the shadows aiming for the main character's life.

Both anime have the main character grabbing a baseball bat to defend himself when he feels threatened by something observing him from a distance. Both main characters have cute girls attempting to kill them constantly for a deeper reason than just mindless violence.

Both shows revolve around the theme of friendship and youth, with a mystery element. 
reportRecommended by Anvica
Anime: Pupa
Both are psychological horror and contain blood + gore. Higurashi has more of a plot and is actually more mysterious and interesting because of that. Both of them are really difficult to stop watching, because you just want to know what is going to happen in the end. 
reportRecommended by Kipsi
Anime: Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete
Both involve time loops with one girl returning to the same past to change the future. Both involve certain rules to change the past. While Ushinawareta Mirai is more slice of life with a hint of science fiction, Higurashi is more horror. Also Higurashi's story is much more fleshed out than Ushinawareta mirai and has better character development.  
reportRecommended by Branime
Anime: Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon
Things are really confusing at the start of both these anime but get clearer as they go on. The way that Horizon is set up with the first 4 episodes reminds me of how Higurashi is set up. Higurashi is more of a horror where Horizon is more action. Both have little bits of romance in them  
reportRecommended by _Creamy
Anime: Angel Beats!
Both of these shows are high school dramas which swing from comedy to blood shed. Also they can both get away with killing all of the main characters but not have them actually die.  
reportRecommended by J_to_S
Anime: Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito
several of the characters from higurashi are in one of the episodes of this series. While there is unfortunately no yuri or even shoujo ai, the feeling you get when you watch it is pretty much the same. so are some of the themes. 
reportRecommended by SheWhoHasNoName
Anime: Grisaia no Kajitsu
Both have this feeling of "moe, gore and harem" with them and are based on visual novels. Grisaia no Kajitsu's first ep ended up just like Higurashi would, with this dark feeling on it. I must admit I was going to drop it, but for some reason I ended up watching the whole ep, and I'm glad I did. It's not so bad, however, it has this feeling of "getting worse during next episodes" that I hate.

I guess that if you liked Higurashi you'll at least have this nostalgia feeling with Grisaia, since they're pretty similar. 
reportRecommended by sabinseparte
Anime: Kuroshitsuji
The two shows definitely have some similarities. Both have kids as the main character/characters, and both contain a mix of light comedic moments overshadowed by some seriously dark stuff. Kuroshitsuji is probably the lighter of the 2 (although it definitely has its share of disturbing moments) 
reportRecommended by kaleidome
Anime: Bloody Night
Both involve cute, little girls in terrifying, violent situations.  
reportRecommended by MurdocJones
Anime: Aku no Hana
Both concepts are a bit twisted. (I would recommend reading Aku no Hana because the anime isn't done yet.) I love them both and thought that they fell into similar categories because of the darkness of them both.  
reportRecommended by Moonbeam009
Anime: Black★Rock Shooter (OVA)
Both animes are very strange and somewhat horrifying at times. They also have the ability to alternate between the mundane and much more intense scenarios. Both have superb characters, though those in BRS tend to be more believable and those in Higurashi tend to be more unique. 
reportRecommended by owlf
Anime: Shuffle!
These 2 shows are very similar and i couldn't believe i didn't see it as a recommendation. One guy surrounded by crazy girls.....trust me there similar. 
reportRecommended by gtcooliekidd
Anime: Mnemosyne: Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi
Both shows are very dark themed and very gory but RIN is slightly more adult but both offer plenty for the adult anime fan 
reportRecommended by jordanhig92
Anime: Mawaru Penguindrum
Both are mindscrewing have deep plot and mystery, involve fate, have comedy moments and cute characters, if you like the atmosphere of mawaru penguin drum or higurashi no naku koro ni and want to watch something that leaves you wondering whats happening , im sure you're going to enjoy both higurashi no naku koro ni (all the seasons) or mawaru penguin drum. 
reportRecommended by darx
Anime: K-On!
Both involve cute girls doing cute things. Personally, I find the moe aspect in K-On! a lot better than Higurashi, probably because Higurashi has more of a plot and its focus is driven away from moe.  
reportRecommended by Orbin
Anime: Corpse Party: Missing Footage
Same atmosphere and both are supernatural. Both contain blood scenes. 
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Anime: FLCL
FLCL and Higurashi are very similar because you will not have any idea about what is going on whatsoever. The only diffrerence is that FLCL could be called very bizarre and Higurashi is rather slightly extremely grotesque.  
reportRecommended by WiloKing
Anime: Mouryou no Hako
Both are quite violent mystery animes taking place in small villages; in both crimes at first are thought to be committed by a demon, but everything turns out to be way more complicated.  
reportRecommended by kkwt
Anime: Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra
What do these two anime's share? They share a build of suspence, a mystery that involves both the psycological and the supernatural, with a destinct building of the plot line. Both are dark, but also have an underlying aura to them or some sort of hope. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Karakuri Zoushi Ayatsuri Sakon
Both Anime's have a rather... dark motif to them, plus a supernatural twist in them that is not always evident, or becomes less evident as one goes on. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Boogiepop wa Warawanai: Boogiepop Phantom
Both involve a series of murders happening in a city.
In both the main characters are teenagers who have to deal with deaths and strange disappearances.
Both have scenes that repeat themselves, but seen from the point of view of different characters.
Both are gory, violent, creepy, confusing, and have a “desperate” feeling in them. Both are pretty psychotic. Both have a great soundtrack. Both also have a “god” or mysterious entity of sorta.
Both are amazing psychological anime. 
reportRecommended by RenaPsychoKiller
Anime: Fate/Zero
Both storylines are dark and bloody. In Higurashi, one is left wondering who is controlling things from behind the scenes, while in the other, one is left wondering about the people's motives. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Shigofumi
Both of these shows are pretty misleading at first, with Shigofumi seeming like a magical girl anime, and Higurashi a harem/slice-of-life show. Both shows are also school-muder-dramas, and both shows have characters who scream "USODA" repeatedly. 
reportRecommended by AngryButler
Anime: Kara no Kyoukai 2: Satsujin Kousatsu (Zen)
Both of them share the same blood and gore effects, but they also have a similar feel to it. People killing and getting killed but no one can figure it out. 
reportRecommended by XxZeroxX
Anime: Ergo Proxy
Both very Bizarre and Mysterious and stay that way throughout pretty much the Entire Series
Also they were both made by the Same Producers  
reportRecommended by GokuXXY
Anime: Hitsugi no Chaika
I'll be simple and to the point: Both animé's make your head spin. It gets you on one track, and the next episode your expectation of what's gonna happen is completely changed! If you like animé's that you seriously need you to pay attention, these are the ones. Both also offer a small dose of comedy too. 
reportRecommended by rakusu_klein
Anime: Ga-Rei: Zero
They both screw with you right from the get-go. Where Ga-Rei becomes somewhat normal after the first two episodes, Higurashi just keeps it up all the way to the finish line without ever stopping. 
reportRecommended by ddrcrono
Anime: Zettai Shounen
Sure, Higurashi is gruesome and disturbing while Zettai Shounen is a violence-free series that goes at a lethargic pace. However, the two are somewhat similar since both involve characters trying to figure out supernatural mysteries occuring in rural settings.  
reportRecommended by Yuunagi
Anime: Monster
This has similar mystery and detective story elements to Monster. Has a little bit more of a horror tone to it. 
reportRecommended by ragnar
Anime: Miyori no Mori
Surprisingly, both have similar themes about protecting the town and countryside from urban development, in both cases a dam, and both inolve the supernatural to a degree. 
reportRecommended by Archaeon
Anime: Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge
Once you dig in a little, there's this feeling of wrongness in the atmosphere and the characters. Murder mysteries that carry on for generations, curses, murderous impulses bequeathed upon people for X reason, usage of instruments of torture and murder, that sort of thing. The Higurashi series is far more bloody and maimy as it does follow through with maiming, murder and mayhem and we get to see a lot of that to a graphic degree, whereas Crime Edge is more about characters wielding cursed instruments of murder and controlling their murderous impulses by only imitating murder in order to stay sane. 
reportRecommended by Numi
Anime: Berserk
If youre attracted the beautiful gore and blood and guts found in Berserk, you live absolutely love the cute little demons in Higurashi. 
reportRecommended by Talamare
Anime: Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan
Both of them involve crazy girls trying to kill the main male character. And has blood and gore. The main girl characters have very similar/sharp weapons. 
reportRecommended by RenaSaga
Anime: Shikabane Hime: Aka
They're both horrors that both have relations with living life more than once, and they both have their funny moments too that softens the horror a little bit. 
reportRecommended by TsuruyaSonozaki
Anime: Amagami SS
This is the same ideology, which prove, that parallel worlds exist. After few episodes, there's reset and the plot is going diffrent way (including protagonist and one of main characters) and, in the very end, all storyline pieces are connecting to one.

That's the only similarity between this series, in fact, they've got totaly diffrent genres. 
reportRecommended by 2Pack
Anime: Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi
Déjà vu and unexpected deaths. Nice visuals and characters. Misleading shows which alternate joy/harmless moments with thrill moments. 
reportRecommended by Disillusion
Anime: Rosario to Vampire
Both animes are about a guy surrounded by many cute girls. Both protagonists join a club and both experience weird things during their school life. They also both attend to a school situated in a creepy location. 
reportRecommended by punktina16
Anime: Yosuga no Sora: In Solitude, Where We Are Least Alone.
Both start of as funny, but gradually turn into dramatic and psychological anime, both also have different arcs which take place on the same day every arc.

Yosuga no Sora is Ecchi and Romance, while Higurashi is Horror
Both have Harem references in both however.

There is no incest in Higurashi but there is in Yosuga no Sora
Both involve a boy going to a town he once knew 
reportRecommended by Mimerio
Anime: Deadman Wonderland
Both have lots of gore and senseless violence also they both have characters with a hidden past. 
reportRecommended by Chuxie
Anime: Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?
Both male main characters look kind of gloomy (i can say they look kind of similar) and there are girls around them who do crazy stuff, and because of that they do crazy stuff, too. Blood involved.
Stories are actually VERYY different but i don't want to spoil :) 
reportRecommended by Lylaaz
Anime: 11eyes
11Eyes has that same horror/mystery feel that Higurashi provides. It's always making you wonder "What the hell is going on?!" And it eventually tells you, as the plot picks up.  
reportRecommended by Shinryu1284
Anime: Utawarerumono
Both are fairly standard stories executed FAR better and without many of the weaknesses most modern series possess.
While both series already have a scent of being "different" from the get-go, it isn't really touched upon until the final stages of the show.
Genres, lack of depth, and true coordination aside, these are some of the most enjoyable animes one can experience without any strings attached.

Oh, and they're not for those who can't tolerate blood and gore(especially When They Cry!).

Utawarerumono is a fantasy that, while based on a video game, bears NO weaknesses of similar adaptions.

When They Cry is  read more 
reportRecommended by Otaking09
Anime: Umi no Yami, Tsuki no Kage
In general, the similarity of these anime is that the heroes of the anime, hitting a certain area, are under the influence of so-called curse.
In Higurashi, it is called - "The Curse of Oyashiro-Sama", but Umi no Yami, Tsuki no Kage called "The Curse of Tutanhamon's".
Also, those cursed to be a physical explanation is that this is some bacteria, cat. alter the consciousness of the brain.
Accordingly, people exposed to this curse begin to lose their sanity and give vent to his goals and desires. And on the way to achieving its goal will not stop at nothing, even before the native twin  read more 
reportRecommended by Die_Mann
Anime: Mononoke
Exept the funny moments in Higurashi, they both gives the same "bad" feeling.
In Mononoke, just as in Higurashi, is some blood, you'll feel the creepiness and your head will be full of mystery. Yeah, mystery is the top of this recommendation - both, Higurashi and Mononoke, stands on this. It is very... psychotic.

If you liked Higurashi, you'll like Mononoke too.
If you liked Mononoke, you'll like Higurashi as well. 
reportRecommended by Minata
Anime: Warau Hyouteki
Yandere, yangire, and everything in-between! 
reportRecommended by XanthReborn
Anime: xxxHOLiC
Both are somewhat disturbing (though be warned Higurashi has A LOT of blood in it)
Both have the common theme of fate
Both have different story lines every couple of episodes  
reportRecommended by lalazoe
Anime: Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori
Both of them have lots of gore and psychologic drama in them, that makes them great, and you'll get hooked up with the story! 
reportRecommended by _Ahkemi_
Anime: Pandora Hearts
Both animes have a very similar dark/sinister feeling and in both animes a very tragic disaster occurs (you'll see if you see it [:) ...oh and they both have mindless killing >x] 
reportRecommended by XanimexotakuX
Anime: Fate/stay night
Both are taking place in one city/village. They also have a mystery murderer, some bloody scene and violence. Fate stay night is a lighter anime than higurashi, but if you like the other one, you probably like the other. 
reportRecommended by Keikochan-1228
Anime: Pussycat
While they are both EXTREMELY different, they both involve cute characters(...Well, in Pussycat, mainly just the cat) being bloody and crazy. 
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