Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Higurashi: When They Cry

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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: 7.881 (scored by 390142390,142 users)
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Ranked: #8032
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Popularity: #228
Members: 794,467
Favorites: 21,206

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