Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Higurashi: When They Cry

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: When the Cicadas Cry, The Moment the Cicadas Cry
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に
English: Higurashi: When They Cry
German: Higurashi: Das Onikakushi Kapitel
Spanish: Cuando las Cigarras Lloran
French: Higurashi: Hinamizawa, Le Village Maudit
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2006 to Sep 27, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 01:30 (JST)
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Visual novel
Genres: HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: GoreGore, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.891 (scored by 387845387,845 users)
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Ranked: #7652
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Popularity: #226
Members: 789,558
Favorites: 21,058

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Characters & Voice Actors


Oomori, Hiroyuki
Okamura, Takema
Assistant Producer
Kon, Chiaki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director
Asami, Matsuo
Episode Director
Son, Seung-Hui
Episode Director
Tsukushi, Daisuke
Episode Director
Coadour, Alexandre
Kawase, Toshifumi
Script, Series Composition
Käser, Daniel
Script, ADR Director
Laurent, Arnaud
Nakase, Rika
Pettini, Emmanuel
Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Iijima, Masakatsu
Kougo, Tomokazu
Kuzuya, Naoyuki
Namura, Hidetoshi
Storyboard, Key Animation
Terahigashi, Katsumi
Katakiri, Rekka
Theme Song Performance
Nakazawa, Tomoyuki
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement
Ooshima, Hiroyuki
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement
Shimamiya, Eiko
Theme Song Performance
Takase, Kazuya
Theme Song Arrangement
Akimoto, Katsumi
Background Art
Arai, Jun
Key Animation
Arai, Ken
Background Art
Fujii, Nozomu
Key Animation
Guitard, Thomas
ADR Director
Haga, Ryou
Key Animation
Hasegawa, Takuya
Sound Effects
Iino, Makoto
Key Animation
Kawai, Kenji
Kawamura, Akihiro
Kawasaki, Aika
Key Animation
Kimiya, Ryousuke
Key Animation
Koizumi, Kenzou
Key Animation
Kosaka, Tomochi
Key Animation
Kumada, Akiko
Key Animation
Kuroyanagi, Kenji
Key Animation
Masuda, Hirofumi
Key Animation
Matsumura, Masahiro
Mitsui, Tomokazu
Sound Effects
Nakamura, Mariko
In-Between Animation
Nii, Hirotaka
Key Animation
Noujou, Yoshiyuki
Key Animation, Animation Director
Numata, Seiya
Key Animation, Assistant Animation Director, Animation Director, Chief Animation Director
Ogawa, Tamotsu
Key Animation
Reed, Kristi
ADR Director
Original Creator
Sakai, Kyuuta
Chief Animation Director, Character Design
Saruwatari, Seika
Key Animation
Shibata, Chikako
Art Director
Tachimoto, Yuu
Background Art
Takahashi, Atsuko
Animation Director
Taki, Gorou
Key Animation
Tokunaga, Minami
Key Animation
Watanabe, Akio
Key Animation
Yamaguchi, Hikaru
Key Animation
Yamashita, Noriko
Key Animation
Yoshikawa, Mei
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