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.Higurashi original doujin game.jpg
The cover of Onikakushi-hen, the first Higurashi game.
^ Higurashi first season has 6 arc, removing two of KAI. What made much cut and summarizing Anime: First season: Onikakushi-hen Watanagashi-hen Tatarigoroshi-hen Himatsubushi-hen Meakashi-hen Tsumihoroboshi-hen KAI: Minagoroshi-hen Matsuribayashi-hen = Fail.
  • When They Cry: Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kizuna (DS visual novel) [Archive] - Atlus U.S.A. Forums 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.atlus.com [Source type: General]

^ The first season covers the four question arcs (which set up the mysteries of the town of Hinamizawa) and the first two answer arcs from the original game.
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^ First season: Onikakushi-hen Watanagashi-hen Tatarigoroshi-hen Himatsubushi-hen KAI: Meakashi-hen Tsumihoroboshi-hen Minagoroshi-hen Matsuribayashi-hen .
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Pictured, left to right: Mion Sonozaki, Satoko Houjou, Rena Ryugu, Rika Furude, Jirou Tomitake and Kuraudo Ooishi.
ひぐらしのなく頃に
Genre Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological thriller
Game
Higurashi When They Cry
Developer Japan 07th Expansion
Publisher Japan 07th Expansion (PC)
Japan Alchemist (PS2/DS)
Europe MangaGamer (PC)
France Saffran Prod (PC)
Genre Dōjin soft, Visual novel
Rating CERO:D (PC)
Platform PC, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS
Released Onikakushi - August 10, 2002
Watanagashi - December 29, 2002
Tatarigoroshi - August 15, 2003
Himatsubushi - August 13, 2004
Meakashi - December 30, 2004
Tsumihoroboshi -August 14, 2005
Minagoroshi - December 30, 2005
Matsuribayashi - August 13, 2006
Rei - December 31, 2006
Manga
Higurashi When They Cry
Author Ryukishi07
Illustrator Karin Suzuragi, Yutori Hōjō, Jirō Suzuki, Yoshiki Tonogai, Hanase Momoyama, En Kitō, Mimori, Yuna Kagesaki
Publisher Japan Square Enix
Japan Kadokawa Shoten
English publisher United States Yen Press
Demographic Shōnen, Seinen
Magazine Japan Gangan Powered, Gangan Wing, GFantasy, Monthly Shōnen Gangan, Monthly Gangan Joker
(Square Enix)
Japan Comp Ace
(Kadokawa Shoten)
United States Yen Plus
Original run March 24, 2005 – ongoing
Volumes 30 (List of volumes)
Light novel
Author Ryukishi07
Illustrator Yutori Hōjō, Mimori, Jirō Suzuki, Karin Suzuragi, Yoshiki Tonogai
Publisher Japan Square Enix
Original run 20062007
Volumes 4
TV anime
When They Cry
Director Chiaki Kon
Studio Japan Studio Deen
Licensor United States Canada Geneon
France Anima
Network Japan Chiba TV, Kansai TV, Tokai TV
Original run April 4, 2006September 26, 2006
Episodes 26 (List of episodes)
TV anime
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
Director Chiaki Kon
Studio Japan Studio Deen
Network Japan Chiba TV, Kansai TV, Tokai TV
Original run July 6, 2007December 17, 2007
Episodes 24 (List of episodes)
Novel series
Author Ryukishi07
Publisher Kodansha Box
Original run August 2007March 2009
Volumes 17
Live-action film
Director Ataru Oikawa
Released Japan May 10, 2008
Original video animation
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei
Director Toshifumi Kawase
Studio Japan Studio Deen
Released February 25, 2009 – August 2009
Episodes 5
Live-action film
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Chikai
Director Ataru Oikawa
Released Japan April 18, 2009
Anime and Manga Portal
.Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (ひぐらしのなく頃に?, literally When the Cicadas Cry) is a Japanese murder mystery dōjin soft sound novel series produced by 07th Expansion.^ In term of storyline, Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni ( Higurashi , for short), is nothing short of magnificent.

^ "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" by Eiko Shimamiya Edit Ending Theme .
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^ Higurashi / 07th Expansion related wks .
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The games are built on the NScripter game engine and are playable on Microsoft Windows PCs. .The first game in the series, Onikakushi-hen, was released on August 10, 2002, and the eighth and final game in the original PC series, Matsuribayashi-hen, was released on August 13, 2006. While the first four games carried the overall title Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, the next four games were produced under the title Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Minagoroshi .
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Yoigoshi .
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai - Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni 14.
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.A bonus fan disc called Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei was released on December 31, 2006. In addition to the original series, new story arcs were created in manga form and in video games for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS in order to expand upon the story.^ In term of storyline, Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni ( Higurashi , for short), is nothing short of magnificent.

^ "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" by Eiko Shimamiya Edit Ending Theme .
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Wristband - Rena's Wristband-ish Wristband .
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.The original eight PC releases will be released in English by MangaGamer with the first four games on December 15, 2009, followed by the last four being released monthly starting with Meakashi-hen on February 28, 2010. The series is focused on a group of young friends and the strange events that occur in the rural village Hinamizawa where they reside.^ December 28th, 2009 @ 6:15 pm .
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^ December 20th, 2009 @ 1:15 pm .
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^ December 14th, 2009 @ 4:15 pm .
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.Two sets of drama CDs were produced, one by Wayuta and the other by Frontier Works.^ The next two arcs, also completely separate from the other ones, are filler.

^ What sets this apart from any other murder-mystery I've seen is that we see the ending (one of many more to come) at the finish of the first four episodes.
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^ While the other one is busy campaigning to get re-elected, the other sets up his speeches and lectures to tell the voters to vote for his kin.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

.Novelizations of the game series were released by Kodansha Box between August 2007 and March 2009. A manga series adapted from the games began with eight different manga artists working separately on one to three of the multiple story arcs, and is published by Square Enix and Kadokawa Shoten.^ Story: Unlike other animes, which channeled everything in order as a whole, Higurashi splits it to 6 different arcs.

^ This is the thread to post translated TIPS from the Higurashi no Na ku Koroni game, which is one aspect that the anime, the manga, and the dramaCDs lack.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, it is one of the more successful adaptations (in this case, novel to anime) because of the way the series is done.

.The manga was licensed for release in English in North America by Yen Press under the title Higurashi When They Cry and the first volume was released in November 2008. Following the manga's release in Japan, two TV anime series were produced by Studio Deen in 2006 and 2007; a third anime adaptation was released as an original video animation series starting in February 2009. The first anime series was licensed by Geneon Entertainment in English, but became unavailable due to Geneon's decision to stop sales and distribution in the American anime market.^ Added : 2006-04-17 Synopsis by : Himitsu Last update : 2008-10-31 Last update details : Link added Score : 8.54 Number of reviews : 26 Link(s) : Official #1 : FUNimation Entertainment's When They Cry Website (English) Official #2 : Official Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Website (Japanese) A-Source #1 : Anime-Source.com In-Depth Series Review by Strongbad87 A-Source #2 : Anime-Source.com Spotlight Review by Strongbad87 Song(s) : Opening #1 : Eiko Shimamiya - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Ending #1 : Hiroyuki Oshima feat.

^ Title: Umineko no Naku Koro ni Type: TV Series, 26 episodes Year: Jul 2, 2009 to Dec 24, 2009 Genre: Horror , Mystery , Psychological , Seinen , Thriller Status: Complete .
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^ Alternate title : When They Cry - Higurashi Studio : Studio DEEN Licenced by : FUNimation Also involved : Geneon Entertainment (USA) Length : 26 Episodes Year : 2006 Genre : Mystery - Horror - Drama - Gore Synopsis : The Higurashi (Cicada) are crying, and they cry an almost sombre sound at night...

.In July 2008, Geneon and Funimation Entertainment announced an agreement to distribute select titles in North America, which includes Higurashi.^ Alternate title : When They Cry - Higurashi Studio : Studio DEEN Licenced by : FUNimation Also involved : Geneon Entertainment (USA) Length : 26 Episodes Year : 2006 Genre : Mystery - Horror - Drama - Gore Synopsis : The Higurashi (Cicada) are crying, and they cry an almost sombre sound at night...

A live action film adaptation of the series, directed by Ataru Oikawa, premiered in Japanese theaters in May 2008, with a sequel released in May 2009.

Contents

Gameplay

.Higurashi is a murder mystery game described as a "sound novel" by 07th Expansion.^ Higurashi / 07th Expansion related wks .
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^ Posted by : Terentius Posted on : 2009-12-03 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni was inspired by a amateur/fan-based murder mystery video game.

^ Posted by : Killswitch Posted on : 2009-08-06 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry) Review Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is a murder mystery anime based on the first 6 chapters of a visual novel series.

.A sound novel is similar to a visual novel in that the gameplay requires relatively little player interaction as most of the game is composed of text dialogues.^ This is the discussion thread for 07th Expansion's sound novel game series, Umineko no Naku Koro ni , the spiritual sequel to Higurashi.
  • Umineko no Naku Koro ni: When the seagulls cry, no one is left alive - The Something Awful Forums 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: General]

^ I know the game obviously has no furigana but I can't imagine it's any harder than the typical visual novel.
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^ It's interesting to see this get support, when a lot of other visual novel style games get shot down, often in the first few replies...
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The original release contained no voice acting for the characters. .While a visual novel's basis would be the visual aspect, as the name suggests, a sound novel's basis takes more care in producing an atmosphere via the music, sound effects, and the story itself.^ Visual novels (although in the case of "Higurashi no Naku Koro" it was called a "sound novel" due to its use of mood-setting music and sound effects) are kind of like "Choose your own adventure" books for the computer.
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^ I rarely take note on sound effects or other cues, but in the case of Higurashi the use of the cicadas from which it takes its name is extremely important.

.The game utilizes intermissions where the player can obtain several Tips.^ Since I've been getting many questions on what TIPS are, here's a direct copy-and-paste from the English Higurashi wikipedia article : The game also utilizes an intermission where the player obtain several "TIPS." These "TIPS" allows the player to read information that may or may not be useful in solving the mystery.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

.These Tips allow the player to read various supplementary information that may or may not be useful in solving the mystery.^ Since I've been getting many questions on what TIPS are, here's a direct copy-and-paste from the English Higurashi wikipedia article : The game also utilizes an intermission where the player obtain several "TIPS." These "TIPS" allows the player to read information that may or may not be useful in solving the mystery.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Although these arcs seem disjointed at first, it is all part of the plot and is actually an important part of solving the mystery of the Hinamizawa murders.
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.For example, one of the Tips can be as simple as "this is a small village; children who go to this school are combined into one classroom regardless of what grade or year they are in."^ For example, one of the "TIPS" can be as simple as "this is a small village; children who go to this school are combined into one classroom regardless of what grade or year they are in."
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It's practically too far away, so kids that can't go to Okinomiya's school go to this temporary one that is being rented from the Forestry Preservation Station."
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There's one story but the show is "sliced" in several short stories that will give hints to understand what is going on in this small village...

.On the other hand, they can provide valuable hints, such as being able to read the excerpts of the newspaper articles regarding the murders that occurred in Hinamizawa.^ I lost it but reading thru the analysis articles helped me understand these things and more about When They Cry.
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.At the beginning of each of the story arcs, a cryptic poem by someone known as Frederica Bernkastel is read; these reveal some of what is going to happen in the following arc.^ Higurashi consists of several different story arcs with most arcs beginning similarly but ending differently .
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^ But due to my weak psychology mind, I have to take some break in between stories or seriously… I might go nuts!

.The PlayStation 2 port Matsuri differs from the original game series in that it includes full voice acting, redrawn CGs, and integration of the question arcs starring Keiichi into a single branching storyline.^ Sound: The voice acting in this series is amazing.
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^ The series is split into arcs, "Question Arcs" and "Answer Arcs".
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^ PlayStation 2-exclusive arcs Three original chapters were created for the PlayStation 2 version Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri, by Alchemist.
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.Matsuri includes the first seven PC arcs (Matsuribayashi-hen is excluded) and three original final arcs—Taraimawashi-hen, Tsukiotoshi-hen and Miotsukushi-hen.^ Although Tsukiotoshi-hen does not provide many answers since it relates what went wrong in Watanagashi/Meakashi-hen and Tatarigoroshi-hen, it is still considered an Answer Arc.
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^ PlayStation 2-exclusive arcs Three original chapters were created for the PlayStation 2 version Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri, by Alchemist.
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^ Yakusamashi-hen is the name of this original anime arc.
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.After the original seven arcs are cleared, the first two final arcs become available.^ I beleave this first part is an anime original arc, not from the games at all.
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^ I wouldn't recommend Higurashi, but if you're curious, the first two arcs should be more than enough to give you a taste of the best of what this series has to offer.

Furthermore, when these two final arcs are cleared, the epilogue, Miotsukushi-hen, is unlocked.

Characters

.In Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, there are seven main characters who appear in almost every scenario.^ In term of storyline, Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni ( Higurashi , for short), is nothing short of magnificent.

^ "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" by Eiko Shimamiya Edit Ending Theme .
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^ OVA 1 - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei .
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.The main protagonist is Keiichi Maebara, a young boy who has recently moved to Hinamizawa with his family, and begun to adapt to life in the countryside.^ There's a reason Keiichi's family had to move.
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^ Eines Tages zieht der Junge Keiichi Maebara mit seiner Familie nach Hinamizawa und freundet sich in der dortigen Schule mit einigen Mdchen an.
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^ When Maebara Keiichi and his family move to the sleepy little rural village of Hinamizawa, everything seems peaceful and rustic at first.
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.Keiichi has a natural charisma which allows him to make friends easily.^ Even though his powers allow him to control animals, he considers them friends, and tries to protect them as they do him.
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^ Keiichi asks around about the Junk Yard and his friends tell him that it was an area for the construction of a dam, but it was unsuccessful.

.Since Hinamizawa is a small town of about two thousand people, with only a single school, there are not many children around his own age; he easily meets the others his age and becomes friends with them.^ Since they are interpreting ‘killings’ as crushing a character and in the 2nd twilight they’re talking about adding a gap between two numbers they get 11.
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^ For example, one of the "TIPS" can be as simple as "this is a small village; children who go to this school are combined into one classroom regardless of what grade or year they are in."
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Although the arrested members state that the motive was "we lost our temper when he started to question about our drunkedness," there are many gaps and inconsistencies between each of the suspects.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

One of these good friends is a girl named Rena Ryugu. .She, like Keiichi, is new in Hinamizawa, having only returned from Ibaraki a year before the story begins.^ Enter one Keiichi Maebara, the newest resident of Hinamizawa, and his new found friends.

^ One fateful day, Keiichi stumbles upon news of a murder that had occurred in Hinamizawa.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - MyAnimeList.net 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC myanimelist.net [Source type: General]

.She has an obsession with things she considers to be cute—generally, others do not agree—and will often scavenge for such things at the local dump and bring them back home.^ On the other side of the fence, the official artwork and such often exploits the fact that, out of the core seven characters, only one of them is a guy for all it's worth.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.Before she met Keiichi, Rena became friends with a girl one year older named Mion Sonozaki, who is looked at as the leader of the group and is the president of their club.^ Mion and Shion are one year older than Keiichi.
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^ Who's looking for Rena, I wonder?
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Flashback Twist - In one of the latter arcs, the famous Tsumihoroboshi-hen or Atonement Chapter, it is revealed in Keiichi's flashbacks that it was actually him who was the insane one in the first arc and that Mion and Rena were the sane ones.
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Mion has a tomboyish personality, a façade for a girlish side she keeps hidden from the others. .Mion has a twin sister, Shion, who lives in the nearby town of Okinomiya.^ Ironically, it is Shion who goes crazy because of it even though it's Mion who is jealous.
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^ Twin Banter Twin Threesome Fantasy - Oishi suggests something to this effect after he sees Keiichi with Shion (knowing that Keiichi also hung out with Mion often).
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^ Tag Team Twins - Mion and Shion have a habit of pulling Twin Switches during the club's games, confusing everyone.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.Although their personalities are quite different, she and Mion have switched places in the past, and the change is nearly indistinguishable.^ Well they have been known to switch places in the past.
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^ They switched places before they were tattooed so Mion is actually Shion.
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.There are other girls in the club younger than Keiichi, Rena and Mion.^ His friend Rena is interested in the junk yard, and there, Keiichi finds out from a camera man that "something" happened there years ago.

^ Mion and Shion are one year older than Keiichi.
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^ It ended with a victory to Keiichi and Rena, who got each other at the same time .
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.One is Satoko Houjou, a clever girl who is quite skilled at setting traps when playing games with her friends.^ According to Mangagamer, Satoko and Rika are one year less then Keiichi, who is sixteen.
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^ After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends.
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^ It’s quite possible that it we join together the characters that have been gouged and or the ones who have been ‘killed’ we obtain a message or word that tells us where the Golden land might be at.
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She usually has an energetic and mischievous personality, but this hides a past full of trauma. .Satoko also had an older brother named Satoshi.^ Promotion To Parent - Satoko's brother Satoshi, until he 'transferred out'.
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.Her friend, Rika Furude, is revered by the villagers as the heir of the local shrine and plays the role of a miko in the annual Watanagashi Festival.^ Dead Man Writing Dead Pan Snarker - Rika tends to play this role when she isn't Obfuscating Stupidity .
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^ After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends.
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Despite her young age, she sometimes expresses a type of wisdom which would normally be beyond her years, and is quite fond of sake. .Rika is also the girl who becomes the central figure, so that Hinamizawa can avoid a tragic end.^ Cheerful Child - Satoko, Rika ( subverted by her various Creepy Child moments, which become more and more common toward the series' end ) and, later on, Hanyuu.
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^ Wall Banger - Rika ends up in a world void of the curse that has marred the existence of every other Hinamizawa she's been to.
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.Helping her is Hanyū who appears late in the story but in fact has been with Rika for a very long time, though only Rika could see her.^ Naturally, she's had a very long time to develop them.
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^ Recommended by Kopi - Add to favorites While both appear to be a simple, moe/bishojo on the surface, they reveal rather complex stories very quickly.
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^ Theories on Bernkastel's letter: First, I think the letter is addressed to Hanyuu, who is the only person Rika/Bernkastel should be affiliated with who she could also call a witch.
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.Of the remaining cast, there are those such as Kuraudo Ooishi, a veteran police officer who is dead set on solving the mystery of the yearly murders that occur in Hinamizawa before his retirement.^ This arc solves all the mysteries of the series, adds a few new ones, and gives the origins of both Hanyū and Hinamizawa syndrome.
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^ Akasaka and Oishi are present in this chapter, as well as Tomoe's younger sister, who is also a police officer, and another male officer.
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^ Set Right What Once Went Wrong - Every time Rika is killed, Hanyuu takes Rika to the past of an alternate universe to try to solve the mystery again .
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.A freelance photographer, named Jirou Tomitake, comes to Hinamizawa occasionally; he seems to be friends with Miyo Takano, a female nurse at the local village clinic who has a keen interest in Hinamizawa's past and culture.^ When Maebara Keiichi and his family move to the sleepy little rural village of Hinamizawa, everything seems peaceful and rustic at first.
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^ Zettai Ryouiki - Evidently part of Miyo Takano's nurse outfit.
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^ Dead Person Conversation Deadly Doctor - Despite usually being the first to go along with Tomitake, Takano Miyo is not harmless.
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She works with Kyousuke Irie, the head doctor of the clinic and "coach" to the village children. Irie feels a strong connection to Satoko and cares for her deeply. During the Tatarigoroshi-hen arc, Irie expresses the desire to either adopt her, or to wait until she is of age and marry her.

Plot

Shirakawa, Gifu, the village used as the basis for Hinamizawa.

Story overview

.Higurashi no Naku Koro ni takes place during June 1983, at a fictional rural village called Hinamizawa (雛見沢?) (based on the village of Shirakawa, Gifu, a World Heritage Site),[1][2] which has a population of approximately 2,000. The main character, Keiichi Maebara, moves to Hinamizawa and befriends his new classmates Rena Ryugu, Mion Sonozaki, Rika Furude, and Satoko Houjou.^ In term of storyline, Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni ( Higurashi , for short), is nothing short of magnificent.

^ "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" by Eiko Shimamiya Edit Ending Theme .
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai .
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.Keiichi joins their after-school club activities, which consist mostly of card and board games (and punishment games for the loser, usually him.^ Amusingly, the girls also get the glowing eyes and ominous lighting when they're about to inflict some humiliating-but-funny "punishment game" on Keiichi.
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^ But Keiichi quickly learns that there is more to the four girls of the school's game club than meets the eye...
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^ After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends.
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) .Hinamizawa appears to be a normal, peaceful, rural village to Keiichi.^ After learning the secrets of Hinamizawa, Keiichi decides to ignore everything and enjoy his peaceful school life; this action leads to a tragic series of events.
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^ When Maebara Keiichi and his family move to the sleepy little rural village of Hinamizawa, everything seems peaceful and rustic at first.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Keiichi moves to a small town named Hinamizawa Village consisting of 2,000 people.

However, the tranquility abruptly ends after the annual Watanagashi Festival, a celebration to commemorate and give thanks to the local god, Oyashiro. .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.^ As with every year, the "Watanagashi" season has come again.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It's set in the 80's in a fictional remote-ish village in Japan and basically every year since the movement against the dam construction during the Cotton Floating Festival one person would die and another would go missing due to Oyashiro-sama's curse.

^ There is a lesson that can be learned in almost every one of the subsections.

.Keiichi himself soon becomes drawn into the strange events surrounding the Watanagashi Festival and Oyashiro.^ Despair Event Horizon - Keiichi is a Laughing Mad wreck in an insane asylum in the ending of Tatarigoroshi-hen , and all of the abuse he went through in Watanagashi-hen takes a toll on him until he hallucinates himself into a heart attack in a scene that's Nightmare Fuel Unleaded .
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^ 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.
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.In each story arc, he or one of his friends become paranoid, and a crime is committed.^ I never felt any sympathy when one of them got tortured or when one of them would become paranoid.

.Usually, the crime involves the murder of one of their own friends.^ Murdered In A Phone Booth - Subverted: Someone is killed in a phone booth while trying to give the police information, but investigation showed it was suicide by clawing out one's own throat.
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.While it seems impossible to tell their delusions apart from the mystery of Hinamizawa, slowly the truth is revealed.^ Although these arcs seem disjointed at first, it is all part of the plot and is actually an important part of solving the mystery of the Hinamizawa murders.
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Story arcs

.In the Higurashi games, there are several story arcs, the original eight of which are referred to as either question arcs or answer arcs.^ That’s a nice Higurashi reference there.
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^ Apparently Ryukishi07 had said in his blog that there will be 4 question and 3 or 4 answer arcs.
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^ The original PC games (so far only first four arcs), the first season of the anime, and the manga are all licensed.
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.The answer arcs generally recapitulate the events of the corresponding question arc, but from a different perspective, using the change of protagonist to solve various mysteries and come to a different conclusion.^ If not mistaken, 6 arcs which comes to all different story, conclusions and ending.

^ The series is split into arcs, "Question Arcs" and "Answer Arcs".
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^ The last two arcs explain the truth behind two of the previous ones, with the events being exactly the same but the perspectives different, and they are watchable, but nothing special.

.Each of the eight original games for the PC represented separate arcs of the overall storyline.^ The original PC games (so far only first four arcs), the first season of the anime, and the manga are all licensed.
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.Apart from the main question/answer relationship, the stories of the arcs are not directly connected, although a multitude of parallels exist which allow the observant reader to gain extra insight into the mystery.^ The series is split into arcs, "Question Arcs" and "Answer Arcs".
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^ Although Tsukiotoshi-hen does not provide many answers since it relates what went wrong in Watanagashi/Meakashi-hen and Tatarigoroshi-hen, it is still considered an Answer Arc.
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^ Although these arcs seem disjointed at first, it is all part of the plot and is actually an important part of solving the mystery of the Hinamizawa murders.
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

.The Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (ひぐらしのなく頃に When Cicadas Cry?) games form what are referred to as the question arcs.^ In term of storyline, Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni ( Higurashi , for short), is nothing short of magnificent.

^ "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" by Eiko Shimamiya Edit Ending Theme .
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^ OVA 1 - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei .
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.These first four games of the series were meant to give the player a sense of the world where the story takes place and introduce the mysterious circumstances surrounding the village of Hinamizawa.^ The story takes place in the small sleepy village of Hinamizawa.

^ But,I will stay with vercin DS,is more complete than the PS2,I am a player of these games.
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^ The original PC games (so far only first four arcs), the first season of the anime, and the manga are all licensed.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.Since there are no concrete answers given to the questions that the story presents in these arcs, the question arcs allow the player to form his or her own opinions about the events taking place in Hinamizawa.^ The story takes place in the small sleepy village of Hinamizawa.

^ Apparently Ryukishi07 had said in his blog that there will be 4 question and 3 or 4 answer arcs.
  • Umineko no Naku Koro ni: When the seagulls cry, no one is left alive - The Something Awful Forums 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: General]

^ Keep in mind that since we do admissions by general consensus it might take a bit longer, but I'm doing it that way so that everyone has a say in the matter, and so that no one takes it personally.
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.Each question arc game contains all of the previous question arcs.^ The original PC games (so far only first four arcs), the first season of the anime, and the manga are all licensed.
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^ EP4 thus would contain all of the Question chapters, namely EP1 to EP4.
  • Umineko no Naku Koro ni: When the seagulls cry, no one is left alive - The Something Awful Forums 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: General]

^ Like Higurashi, purchasing the latest game will contain all of the previous episodes that are of the same type (Question or Answer chapters).
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Onikakushi-hen (鬼隠し編 Spirited Away by the Demon Chapter)?, (Released August 10, 2002)
This chapter introduces the player to the world of .Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS .
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In term of storyline, Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni ( Higurashi , for short), is nothing short of magnificent.

^ "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" by Eiko Shimamiya Edit Ending Theme .
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.The player is shown the simple rural life of Hinamizawa, the after-school club activities, and the friendships of the main characters.^ Keiichi comienza a vivir una "simple life" en aquel pueblito rural donde rpidamente consigue amigas.
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.However, things take a sinister turn after the Watanagashi Festival, when Keiichi discovers what his new friends have been concealing from him.^ Enter one Keiichi Maebara, the newest resident of Hinamizawa, and his new found friends.

^ Keiichi asks around about the Junk Yard and his friends tell him that it was an area for the construction of a dam, but it was unsuccessful.

.This chapter implies that Rena Ryugu and Mion Sonozaki are the villains.^ Shion Sonozaki is the villain of this chapter, while Mion becomes the victim.
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Watanagashi-hen (綿流し編 Cotton Drifting Chapter)?, (Released December 29, 2002)
By this chapter, the player should have an overall idea of how life in Hinamizawa is like. Once again, this chapter begins innocently, with the Watanagashi Festival again marking the start of the sinister events in Hinamizawa. An ancient curse strikes, and a pair of sisters are not what they seem. Shion Sonozaki makes her first appearance in this chapter, while Mion Sonozaki is portrayed as the villain.
Tatarigoroshi-hen (祟殺し編 Curse Killing Chapter)?, (Released August 15, 2003)
Tatarigoroshi-hen is longer than the previous two chapters. .Keiichi attempts to help Satoko with drastic measures, but as more and more people die, it is clear he is not the only one involved in this.^ This one is more known for helping people with insomnia - sleeping pills.
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^ FD: "Bipolar suicidal tendencies involve more normal suicides like jumping off a building or hanging oneself, not like an withdrawal symptom of scratching one's throat.
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^ I think the only loophole to explain how Nanjo was killed would be one of the people that Ronove refused to say in red, "These guys are dead."
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.This time, the spotlight shines on Satoko Houjou as being the "victim". Keiichi Maebara's passion to protect Satoko turns him into an unknowing villain in this chapter.^ But as soon as the victim tried to thwart them off with a shovel, they all jumped on him and it escalated into a lynching."
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^ Maybe Ryukishi07 will turn him into a magic chef if it proves popular enough.
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^ After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends.
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Himatsubushi-hen (暇潰し編 Time Killing Chapter)?, (Released August 13, 2004)
.Himatsubushi-hen takes place five years before the previous three.^ Umineko no Naku Koro ni takes place in the year 1986, during the time frame of October 4 and October 5 on a secluded island named Rokkenjima (六軒島, Rokkenjima).
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In contrast to the first three chapters, this chapter is shown through the eyes of Mamoru Akasaka, a young police investigator from Tokyo who comes to Hinamizawa in order to investigate a kidnapping of a politician's grandchild. Soon, he too becomes implicated in the mysteries of Hinamizawa. This chapter focuses on Rika Furude as being the key part of the mystery.

Kai

.The Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai (ひぐらしのなく頃に解 When Cicadas Cry Solutions?) games form what are known as the answer arcs.^ "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" by Eiko Shimamiya Edit Ending Theme .
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai .
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^ Higurashi no naku koro ni kai.
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.The last four games released in the series, were, in contrast to the question arcs, meant to answer all of the questions presented in the first half of the series.^ The original PC games (so far only first four arcs), the first season of the anime, and the manga are all licensed.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Apparently Ryukishi07 had said in his blog that there will be 4 question and 3 or 4 answer arcs.
  • Umineko no Naku Koro ni: When the seagulls cry, no one is left alive - The Something Awful Forums 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: General]

^ I wouldn't recommend Higurashi, but if you're curious, the first two arcs should be more than enough to give you a taste of the best of what this series has to offer.

These arcs can be considered the "solutions" of the previous arcs. .Each answer arc game contains all of the previous answer arcs.^ The original PC games (so far only first four arcs), the first season of the anime, and the manga are all licensed.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Like Higurashi, purchasing the latest game will contain all of the previous episodes that are of the same type (Question or Answer chapters).
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Meakashi-hen (目明し編 Eye Opening Chapter)?, (Released December 30, 2004)
Solution to Watanagashi-hen. .Meakashi-hen consists of the events of Watanagashi-hen told from the perspective of Shion Sonozaki, with only a few minor variations.^ Meakashi-hen revisits this arc from the perspective of Shion.
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^ Quivering Eyes R Rated Opening The Rashomon - Watanagashi-hen, as with most of the early arcs, is told from Keiichi's point of view.
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^ If not for the doll, Mion wouldn't have poured her heart out to Shion, in turn restoking her repressed Yandere feelings for Satoshi, leading to the events of Watanagashi-hen and Meakashi-hen.
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.In this chapter, the audience sees the true reason for the criminal's murderous actions in Watanagashi-hen—a lost love.^ This is despite the audience being intentionally misled to believe she had in both Onikakushi-hen and Watanagashi-hen .
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^ However, this chapter in fact contains the events of Watanagashi-hen.
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^ Also applied to Mion and Rena in Onikakushi-hen, with Hidden Eyes combined with dangerous smiles to tip off the audience before Keiichi has any reason to suspect them.
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.Satoshi Houjou is first physically met in this arc, unlike the others where he is only mentioned.^ Story: Unlike other animes, which channeled everything in order as a whole, Higurashi splits it to 6 different arcs.

^ The original PC games (so far only first four arcs), the first season of the anime, and the manga are all licensed.
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^ Although that’s the only arc they ever mentioned that, which is very strange.
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The first hints of that which ties together the arcs are given.
Tsumihoroboshi-hen (罪滅し編 Atonement Chapter)?, (Released August 14, 2005)
Solution to Onikakushi-hen. .Unlike Meakashi-hen, Tsumihoroboshi-hen's story is drastically different from the plot of its question arc.^ Although Tsukiotoshi-hen does not provide many answers since it relates what went wrong in Watanagashi/Meakashi-hen and Tatarigoroshi-hen, it is still considered an Answer Arc.
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^ Story: Unlike other animes, which channeled everything in order as a whole, Higurashi splits it to 6 different arcs.

^ The characters are definitely all very memorable and all play a very key role, should be noted that in the altenating stories, different characters gets portrayed as the 'villain' of the arc.

.In Tsumihoroboshi-hen, Rena experiences a situation similar to Keiichi's in Onikakushi-hen, as she makes a terrible mistake and becomes distrustful of her former friends.^ Keiichi gets one after beating Rena and Mion to death in Onikakushi-hen, and another one later on when he recalls this during Tsumihoroboshi-hen , Rena at the end of Tsumihoroboshi-hen, and Shion gets one for all of ten seconds when she remembers Satoshi asking her to look after Satoko after she murders her , and then goes on to merrily add two more bodies to her pile.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Flashback Twist - In one of the latter arcs, the famous Tsumihoroboshi-hen or Atonement Chapter, it is revealed in Keiichi's flashbacks that it was actually him who was the insane one in the first arc and that Mion and Rena were the sane ones.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Since we've only been calling her Rena, it's not unreasonable for you to make that mistake."
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

.It is the first chapter with a (seemingly) happy ending, although the Tips reveal a sinister twist.^ Flashback Twist - In one of the latter arcs, the famous Tsumihoroboshi-hen or Atonement Chapter, it is revealed in Keiichi's flashbacks that it was actually him who was the insane one in the first arc and that Mion and Rena were the sane ones.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Hope Spot - Happens in Tsumihoroboshi-hen, which seems like a happy ending at first, but gets worse right afterward, leading into the Darkest Hour right after that.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

Minagoroshi-hen (皆殺し編 Massacre Chapter)?, (Released December 30, 2005)
On the surface, .Minagoroshi-hen is the solution to Tatarigoroshi-hen; however, it answers most of the major common mysteries of the previous arcs.^ Quivering Eyes R Rated Opening The Rashomon - Watanagashi-hen, as with most of the early arcs, is told from Keiichi's point of view.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Curiosity Killed The Cast - Most strongly subverted in Onikakushi-hen, but a few different arcs have aspects of this.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Also several of the arc names- most notably Tsumihoroboshi-hen (Atonement Chapter) and Minagoroshi-hen (Massacre Chapter).
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

It is told from the perspective of Rika Furude. .Most notably, the true identity of the murderer is finally revealed in Minagoroshi-hen.^ More notably is, Minagoroshi-hen, which is chock full of them, and though it ends on a depressing note , it renews Rika's hope and shows her how she can change her fate.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Also several of the arc names- most notably Tsumihoroboshi-hen (Atonement Chapter) and Minagoroshi-hen (Massacre Chapter).
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Of course, with Minagoroshi-hen, it can be assumed that most fans weren't fooled.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.After Minagoroshi-hen, one more effort is needed to seal the story into a happy ending.^ This scenario is actually a "punishment", given when you deliberately try and avoid getting into any of the scenarios in the story (except this one, as it is actually difficult to get into on purpose), and makes it clear to the player that they cannot simply avoid the tragedies around them and expect a happy ending.
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^ Axes At School - the end of the first season Backstory - Characters' backstories remain the same in all scenarios, with one exception: Saikoroshi-hen.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ More notably is, Minagoroshi-hen, which is chock full of them, and though it ends on a depressing note , it renews Rika's hope and shows her how she can change her fate.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

Matsuribayashi-hen (祭囃し編 Festival Accompanying Chapter)?, (Released August 13, 2006)
In Minagoroshi-hen, the mastermind of the murders was revealed. This time, all the pieces of the puzzle are in place. .The last step for the characters to take is putting the pieces together in order to defeat the culprit, obtain the miracle, and break through the barrier of June 1983. Matsuribayashi-hen is a "Good End" in which no major deaths occur in that June, although the deaths in previous years still occurred.^ Axes At School - the end of the first season Backstory - Characters' backstories remain the same in all scenarios, with one exception: Saikoroshi-hen.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Earn Your Happy Ending - Almost every individual arc has a bad ending , but the characters do, in the end, manage to stop the chain of deaths .
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Backup Twin - The major cause of confusion about the ending of Watanagashi-hen .
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

Rei

.Three extra chapters were included in a fan disc named Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei (ひぐらしのなく頃に礼 When Cicadas Cry Gratitudes?), two of which were newly created.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai .
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^ Higurashi no naku koro ni kai.
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Yoigoshi .
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei was released on December 31, 2006.
Saikoroshi-hen (賽殺し編 Dice Killing Chapter?)
.Saikoroshi-hen is an epilogue of Matsuribayashi-hen which takes place two months after the events of it in August 1983. Rika is run over by a truck and wakes up in a totally different world, where none of the tragic events of the main series ever happened: Keiichi is not in Hinamizawa, Rena's parents did not divorce, the dam project was resolved smoothly, and neither Satoko nor Rika's parents died.^ Satoko and Rika lost their parents (or more).
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ It feels like Rena and Satoko have totally a different set of values.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Wake Up Go To School Save The World - In Saikoroshi-hen, when the murders never happen and neither do the tragic backstories, Rika realizes that it's more painful for her to lose her newly-formed nakama than to be locked in a battle for the townspeople's survival with them on her side.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.However the club never formed, meaning Rika has no friends, she gets bullied by Satoko, Hanyū is absent, Rika is not revered as the reincarnation of Oyashiro and the village will soon be submerged underwater.^ He's close friends with Rika, Satoko, and Shion, and Satoko looks up to him as a big brother.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Rika (for conspiring with the village head) and Satoko (for receiving the brunt of his attention), along with those who actually were responsible (most of the other people in the village).
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.Rika has to choose between staying in that world or killing her own mother, which will enable her to leave that sinless world.^ Cue Rika killing her mother (offstage, of all things) so she can return home to a world where everyone has suffered considerably.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Rika has the power to return home; all she has to do is kill her mother.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Hanyuu, communicating through a magic crystal, convinces Rika that the tragedy-touched world is worth coming home to, even at the expense of her mother's life.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

Batsukoishi-hen (罰恋し編 Penalty Loving Chapter?)
A slapstick dream story in which Keiichi and the Soul Brothers fight against the girls by means of the club punishment games. This chapter was originally an epilogue titled Otsukaresama-kai which came with Meakashi-hen, but it was deemed too irrelevant and silly and was removed from subsequent chapters.[citation needed]
Hirukowashi-hen (昼壊し編 Daybreak Chapter?)
.Hirukowashi-hen is based on Higurashi Daybreak.^ Pun Based Title - Hirukowashi-hen is named after Higurashi Daybreak , but " hirukowashi " means "day-breaking" (like breaking a day into a million pieces, not dawn).
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.The main characters are Keiichi Maebara and Rika Furude, and this story is set in a parallel world.^ Hanyuu is missing, Keiichi is replaced by Satoshi, Irie is replaced by...someone, and Rika doesn't have the friendships she formed in all the other worlds.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.One day, Rena accidentally swallows something during her usual treasure hunting.^ Mion: "I really want to go treasure hunting in Kei-chan's house one of these days.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

.According to Rika, the seal of the sacred "Fuwarazu Magatama" pairs were broken and Rena must have accidentally swallowed one of them.^ According to Mangagamer, Satoko and Rika are one year less then Keiichi, who is sixteen.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.The magatama holds mysterious magical powers in which a person that has the red magatama will blindly fall in love with anyone with the white magatama.^ Keiichi also gets one in the last episode of Rei, thinking of the possibilities the magatama could be used for since the one holding one half (Rena) will fall in love with the person holding the other half.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

Matsuri

.Three original chapters were created for the PlayStation 2 version Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri (ひぐらしのなく頃に祭 When Cicadas Cry Festival?), by Alchemist.^ OVA 1 - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei .
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^ Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai (24/24) [COMPLETA!!
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^ Higurashi No Naku Koro ni Rei .
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Taraimawashi-hen (盥回し編 Musical Chairs Chapter?)
An alternate beginning chapter, at first glance, this additional "question arc" is a retelling of Onikakushi-hen. .However, this chapter in fact contains the events of Watanagashi-hen.^ If not for the doll, Mion wouldn't have poured her heart out to Shion, in turn restoking her repressed Yandere feelings for Satoshi, leading to the events of Watanagashi-hen and Meakashi-hen.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.After learning the secrets of Hinamizawa, Keiichi decides to ignore everything and enjoy his peaceful school life; this action leads to a tragic series of events.^ But Keiichi quickly learns that there is more to the four girls of the school's game club than meets the eye...
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ When Maebara Keiichi and his family move to the sleepy little rural village of Hinamizawa, everything seems peaceful and rustic at first.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

Shion Sonozaki is the villain of this chapter, while Mion becomes the victim. Mion survives and is shown Rena's blood stained hat. Mion talks to Ooishi about the incident but dies shorty after. .This scenario is actually a "punishment", given when you deliberately try and avoid getting into any of the scenarios in the story (except this one, as it is actually difficult to get into on purpose), and makes it clear to the player that they cannot simply avoid the tragedies around them and expect a happy ending.^ One of the less-clear aspects of the story...
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ I don't want to turn this into a tech support thread, but I'm trying to install episode one, and it goes smooth up until the first exe.
  • Umineko no Naku Koro ni: When the seagulls cry, no one is left alive - The Something Awful Forums 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: General]

^ For example, one of the "TIPS" can be as simple as "this is a small village; children who go to this school are combined into one classroom regardless of what grade or year they are in."
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

Tsukiotoshi-hen (憑落し編 Exorcism Chapter?)
Although Tsukiotoshi-hen does not provide many answers since it relates what went wrong in Watanagashi/Meakashi-hen and Tatarigoroshi-hen, it is still considered an answer Arc. .In order to save Satoko, Shion, Keiichi and Rena decide to kill Teppei.^ What An Idiot - After Keiichi is almost killed by Shion posing as Mion, he narrowly gets away after being warned by her that if he sees her again, he shouldn't come near her.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Rena and especially Satoko have psychological issues related to their families; Shion's are related to losing someone she loved in a very torturous experience.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Weapon Of Choice - Keiichi always uses Satoshi's bat , Shion is often seen with a taser , and everyone's favorite cleaver girl, Rena, uses a...
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.But after the murder is done, Rena starts to act strangely, and Keiichi thinks he hears Oyashiro talking to him.^ I think he initially talks as himself, then switches to Beatrice when he starts cackling and elongating vowels and then to Ronove when he stops mocking the reader and begins referring to Beato as Milady.
  • Umineko no Naku Koro ni: When the seagulls cry, no one is left alive - The Something Awful Forums 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: General]

^ Keiichi: "I'm just thinking about this, but if I applied for it, can I be called by a nickname starting today as well?"
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In addition, arguably Keiichi giving the doll he wins to Rena, as what seems like a kind act makes Mion sad and leads to the murders in Watanagashi and Meakashi-hen .
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.Mion notices the change in her friends behavior and takes Shion's place to find out why they are acting this way.^ Twin Banter Twin Threesome Fantasy - Oishi suggests something to this effect after he sees Keiichi with Shion (knowing that Keiichi also hung out with Mion often).
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ This turns out to be a subversion, as Mion and Rena really were harmless, and every Traitor Shot they were given was a product of Keiichi 's escalating paranoia.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ If not for the doll, Mion wouldn't have poured her heart out to Shion, in turn restoking her repressed Yandere feelings for Satoshi, leading to the events of Watanagashi-hen and Meakashi-hen.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.Later on, Satoko develops Hinamizawa Syndrome and kills "Shion" before killing herself.^ Shrines And Temples Sibling Yin Yang - Mion and Shion contrast each other, and Irie mentions that before Satoshi "transferred," he and Satoko also had those tendencies.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ By the time he learns her real identity and is nice to her then, he's killed his aunt and has Hinamizawa Syndrome - AKA is completely AxCrazy .
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

Miotsukushi-hen (澪尽し編 Canal Drying Chapter?)
The chapter name Miotsukushi is a pun of Miotsukushi (澪標 canal sign?) and Mi o tsukushi (身を尽くし?), a conjugation of Mi o tsukusu (身を尽くす serve one's body?). This pun is known in Japanese poetry such as haiku. .After finding out who the real murderer is, Rika and Keiichi decide to put an end to the whole mystery, but they are in a different situation than Matsuribayashi-hen.^ A variation occours with Rika who is featured much more prominently in the credits of the second season, as they have run out of Decoy Protagonists .
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ It ended with a victory to Keiichi and Rena, who got each other at the same time .
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Wake Up Go To School Save The World - In Saikoroshi-hen, when the murders never happen and neither do the tragic backstories, Rika realizes that it's more painful for her to lose her newly-formed nakama than to be locked in a battle for the townspeople's survival with them on her side.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

Before they can do anything, they have to solve other people's problems first. .The problems of Watanagashi/Meakashi-hen, Tatarigoroshi-hen, and Tsumihoroboshi-hen are met here and all of them must be solved.^ Yandere - Shion in Meakashi-hen in particular may just be the all-time Queen Bitch of yandere.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ If not for the doll, Mion wouldn't have poured her heart out to Shion, in turn restoking her repressed Yandere feelings for Satoshi, leading to the events of Watanagashi-hen and Meakashi-hen.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ For Want Of A Nail - Arguably, the doll in the Watanagashi-hen and Meakashi-hen arcs.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.This arc solves all the mysteries of the series, adds a few new ones, and gives the origins of both Hanyū and Hinamizawa syndrome.^ The original PC games (so far only first four arcs), the first season of the anime, and the manga are all licensed.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.While the ending is sad, ending with everyone except Hanyū surviving, it is seen by some as a more meaningful end to the series.^ Cheerful Child - Satoko, Rika ( subverted by her various Creepy Child moments, which become more and more common toward the series' end ) and, later on, Hanyuu.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

Kizuna

.Three original chapters were created for the Nintendo DS version Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna (ひぐらしのなく頃に絆 When Cicadas Cry Bonds?), by Alchemist.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS .
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei epi...
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai .
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Someutsushi-hen (染伝し編?)
This a new question arc in .Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai .
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^ Higurashi no naku koro ni kai.
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum .
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

.It seems to be a retelling of Onisarashi-hen with new characters and a few minor differences.^ Curiosity Killed The Cast - Most strongly subverted in Onikakushi-hen, but a few different arcs have aspects of this.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.In this chapter, the events of Onisarashi-hen play out with the exception of Tomoe added to the equation, and Akasaka and Ooishi not being present, although Ooishi is mentioned, resulting in a different ending.^ Axes At School - the end of the first season Backstory - Characters' backstories remain the same in all scenarios, with one exception: Saikoroshi-hen.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ If not for the doll, Mion wouldn't have poured her heart out to Shion, in turn restoking her repressed Yandere feelings for Satoshi, leading to the events of Watanagashi-hen and Meakashi-hen.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Basically ends the same way as Matsuribayashi-hen, with one very noticible difference- Hanyuu doesn't dodge that bullet.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.The major difference is that this chapter's ending is a "bad ending" instead of a "good ending" like in the original storyline, with Natsumi dying at the end instead of being saved by Akira.^ Maybe it's just my wishful thinking, but I'd like to believe that at least some of her feelings were genuine, and the bit at the end was partly just to save face.
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Kagebōshi-hen (影紡し編 Silhouette Chapter?)
A new chapter in .Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Dai Ni Kan Sō.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai .
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^ Higurashi no naku koro ni kai.
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum .
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.The version of Onisarashi-hen is told through the eyes of Tomoe Minami, a policewoman that is investigating the strange occurrences happening all over Japan.^ Quivering Eyes R Rated Opening The Rashomon - Watanagashi-hen, as with most of the early arcs, is told from Keiichi's point of view.
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Akasaka and Ooishi are present in this chapter, as well as Tomoe's younger sister, who is also a police officer, and another male officer. .This chapter has a "good ending" like the original manga chapter, but with different events causing it.^ It seems like Ange is meant to somehow influence the events from the future, perhaps to prove the causes of the murder and thus deny the witch.
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Natsumi attacks Chisato, one of her friends, putting her in the hospital, where she later talks with Akasaka. .After the seemingly unpreventable murder of Natsumi's family, Chisato meets Natsumi on the hospital roof, and after a little struggling, manages to calm Natsumi down, and comforts her.^ Kuma: "Whoa, it looks like the lieutenant chief and our section manager is trying to calm them down" I realized it right then and there.
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Tokihogushi-hen (解々し編 Untangling Chapter?)
All of the exact details of this chapter have yet to be revealed, but Showa 57 (1982) is mentioned in an article by .Famitsu for Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Kizuna Rasen.^ Umineko no Naku Koro ni 14 .
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS .
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai - Tsumihoroboshi .
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Tomoe Minai and her sister make another appearance, along with a new blue haired girl named Nagisa Ozaki. Kurado Ooishi and Rena Ryugu return in this chapter.[3] This chapter explores Rena's past.

Manga arcs

.These side stories are original chapters serialized in manga form which supplement the games and partially continue the story.^ TIPS: Some TIPS for the game are side stories released every and then by 07th Expansion (such as at Comiket in the form of pamphlets) that provide additional background information or humorous antics.
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^ The original PC games (so far only first four arcs), the first season of the anime, and the manga are all licensed.
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^ Wolverine Publicity - Rena is featured on the covers of most of the original CD chapters of the game.
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Onisarashi-hen (鬼曝し編 Demon Exposing Chapter?)
In .Onisarashi-hen, a young girl named Natsumi is haunted by the aftermath of the Hinamizawa Disaster.^ A minor example, but according to Daybreak Portable MEGA EDITION (and Daybreak itself but that game shows it in the intro), you should know that Natsumi, from Onisarashi-hen, had Hinamizawa Syndrome and was the killer in Onisarashi-hen .
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^ Uncanny Village Unreliable Narrator - Keiichi in Onikakushi-hen, thanks to the Hate Plague And Natsumi in Onisarashi-hen .
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Soon after her grandmother — a former Hinamizawa resident — tells her of Oyashiro's curse, Natsumi finds that her own hands have become covered in blood. Akasaka and Ooishi also feature in the story. .Onisarashi-hen was later included as part of the Nintendo DS remake Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna as Someutsuhi-hen, with some changes.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai .
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^ Higurashi no naku koro ni kai.
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Yoigoshi .
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Yoigoshi-hen (宵越し編 Overnight Chapter?)
This chapter is an epilogue of one of the "possible outcomes" of .Tsumihoroboshi-hen, in which Rena burned the school and killed Mion and her friends.^ Flashback Twist - In one of the latter arcs, the famous Tsumihoroboshi-hen or Atonement Chapter, it is revealed in Keiichi's flashbacks that it was actually him who was the insane one in the first arc and that Mion and Rena were the sane ones.
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^ Mion: "Well as you can see, this school is practically easy going, so it's not meant to be those elite type of school for prepping" Rena: "That's not true Mii-chan!
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^ Also applied to Mion and Rena in Onikakushi-hen, with Hidden Eyes combined with dangerous smiles to tip off the audience before Keiichi has any reason to suspect them.
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.Many years later, in 2006, the lock has been lifted and a group of five meet by coincidence, one of them claiming to be Mion, and get dragged into the supernatural aspects of the "Village of the Dead". Tips for this chapter can be read via mobile phone at Gangan Mobile.^ This is the thread to post translated TIPS from the Higurashi no Na ku Koroni game, which is one aspect that the anime, the manga, and the dramaCDs lack.
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^ Mion and Shion are one year older than Keiichi.
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^ For example, one of the "TIPS" can be as simple as "this is a small village; children who go to this school are combined into one classroom regardless of what grade or year they are in."
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This chapter will also be in Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kizuna: Dai-San-Kan Rasen for the Nintendo DS.
Utsutsukowashi-hen (現壊し編 Reality Breaking Chapter?)
A prequel to Meakashi-hen. Shion is sent away to the all-girls school, St. Lucia Academy, for confinement. .One day, a male teacher's body was found in the school swimming pool and the first discoverer, Mizuho Kōsaka, is summoned to the chairman's office to report the details.^ When the body part was found at the area where the man claimed to have hid one of the body parts, he was placed into custody that afternoon on the charges of murder and corpse abandonment.
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^ Axes At School - the end of the first season Backstory - Characters' backstories remain the same in all scenarios, with one exception: Saikoroshi-hen.
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Shion hears rumors about how Mizuho's grandmother is after Mizuho's life and the girl is taking refuge in the school, so Shion approaches the aloof Mizuho. The chapter started serialization in the December 2006 issue of Comp Ace.
Kataribanashi-hen (語咄し編 Anthology Chapter?)
A collection of reader submitted comics that were created into a story by Ryukishi07.
Kokoroiyashi-hen (心癒し編 Heart-Healing Chapter?)
An epilogue to .Matsuribayashi-hen where Rika and the others, including Hanyū, go on a summer vacation to heal their hearts, so to speak, after everything they have been through.^ Early Bird Cameo - Hanyuu in the third episode of Kai (her actual appearance to the viewers is in Minagoroshi-hen , and her first appearance to the cast, aside from Rika, is halfway through Matsuribayashi-hen ) as a silhouette behind Rena and Keiichi ◊ .
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Anime arc

Yakusamashi-hen (厄醒し編 Disaster Awakening Chapter?)
This arc was introduced in the second anime series; it aired before .Minagoroshi-hen and Matsuribayashi-hen.^ It reaches its peak in Minagoroshi-hen, and Matsuribayashi-hen.
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[4] .Yakusamashi-hen interweaves scenes from the question arcs while giving other information that connects to the last two answer arcs.^ Darkest Hour - Yakusamashi-hen, where Rika pretty much gives up all hope of changing her fate.
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.Ryukishi07 personally requested Yakusamashi-hen as to include information from the first season that was left out.^ Also, Mion in the first season OVA (Nekogoroshi-hen).
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^ Ax Crazy - At least one person for most of the first season.
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^ Bonus Episode - Accompanying the first season DVDs was Nekogoroshi-hen (Cat Killing Chapter), a single episode scenario based on a light novel.
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.Yakusamashi-hen takes place in a scenario where Keiichi, Rena, Mion, Rika, Satoko, and Shion all attend the school without issue.^ Comatose Canary - Satoko in Yakusamashi-hen, and Mion in Taraimawashi-hen.
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^ Flashback Twist - In one of the latter arcs, the famous Tsumihoroboshi-hen or Atonement Chapter, it is revealed in Keiichi's flashbacks that it was actually him who was the insane one in the first arc and that Mion and Rena were the sane ones.
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^ Twin Banter Twin Threesome Fantasy - Oishi suggests something to this effect after he sees Keiichi with Shion (knowing that Keiichi also hung out with Mion often).
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.Keiichi does not resent his friends for holding secrets thus eliminating an Onikakushi-hen like scenario.^ Once Is Not Enough - In Onikakushi-hen, Keiichi shoves Rena to the ground and runs, only to be beaten down by the Almighty Janitors and be unpleasantly awakened by guess who.
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^ Also applied to Mion and Rena in Onikakushi-hen, with Hidden Eyes combined with dangerous smiles to tip off the audience before Keiichi has any reason to suspect them.
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^ Uncanny Village Unreliable Narrator - Keiichi in Onikakushi-hen, thanks to the Hate Plague And Natsumi in Onisarashi-hen .
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In this scenario, Satoko notices Rika's odd behavior and hears her speaking of her inevitable murder; Rika denies Satoko's questions about it. Satoko later witnesses Rika trying to warn Tomitake, thus furthering her suspicion. .Satoko then goes through a situation like Taraimawashi-hen, discovering Rika's body and surviving the Great Hinamizawa Disaster, and dies in the hospital once knowing of Rena's message.^ Comatose Canary - Satoko in Yakusamashi-hen, and Mion in Taraimawashi-hen.
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^ In addition, when Mion is found at the end of Taraimawashi-hen, or Satoko in Yakusamashi-hen, she's practically in a vegetative state.
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^ Early Bird Cameo - Hanyuu in the third episode of Kai (her actual appearance to the viewers is in Minagoroshi-hen , and her first appearance to the cast, aside from Rika, is halfway through Matsuribayashi-hen ) as a silhouette behind Rena and Keiichi ◊ .
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Development

.The Higurashi no Naku Koro ni series is the first visual novel series produced by 07th Expansion.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Yoigoshi .
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^ Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 2 .
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS .
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.The game director and scenario writer for the series is Ryukishi07, who also drew all of the character illustrations.^ Axes At School - the end of the first season Backstory - Characters' backstories remain the same in all scenarios, with one exception: Saikoroshi-hen.
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Background images were taken from photographs taken by Ryukishi07, his younger brother Yatazakura, and Kameyamannendō. Programming was worked on by Yatazakura who worked on the main structure, 4U who worked on the intermission and Tips, and BT who worked on the mini games. The games were designed using the game engine NScripter. The music of Higurashi was provided by various music artists including both professionals and dōjin artists, including Dai, the composer of most of the music found in the answer arcs.
Ryukishi07 wrote in 2004 how he was influenced by Key's works during the planning of .Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS .
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^ In term of storyline, Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni ( Higurashi , for short), is nothing short of magnificent.

^ "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" by Eiko Shimamiya Edit Ending Theme .
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[5] .Ryukishi07 played Key's games as a reference, among other visual novels, and analyzed them to figure out the reason why they were found to be so popular.^ They have the same surnames so they help each other out.
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^ Dummied Out - The English version of the sound novel has several songs, the Music Room, a mini-game, and the Staff Room cut out due to copyright issues.
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^ Part of the When They Cry series of visual novels by 07th Expansion, which also includes Umineko No Naku Koro Ni .
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.He figured that the secret was due to how the stories would start with ordinary, enjoyable days, but then a sudden occurrence would happen leading the player to cry due to the shock value.^ She figures out exactly how Satoko and Rika got kidnapped because there was an empty bottle of soy sauce on their table, for crying out loud.
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.He used a similar model for the basis of Higurashi but instead of leading the player to cry, Ryukishi07 wanted to scare the player with the addition of horror elements.^ In Higurashi Rei , she uses it to reposition Keiichi so that he falls into the pool, instead of just pulling his Speedo off, which was the goal .
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^ Utsuge - Replace "make players cry" with "scare the crap out of them".
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In this way, Ryukishi07 wished to be in some way associated with Key who he described as a "masterpiece maker".[5]
In an interview in the December 2008 issue of Yen Press's Yen Plus manga anthology, Ryukishi07 stated that Higurashi had its origins from an unpublished theater script called Hinamizawa Teiryūjo (雛見沢停留所?, lit. .Hinamizawa Bus Stop) he had written a few years before the first Higurashi game was released.^ Audio Adaptation - Before the anime and Matsuri we had a drama CD. Higurashi still few drama C Ds coming out though.
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[6] When he decided to rewrite the script and release it, he wanted to build upon "the contrast between a fun, ordinary life, and something terrifying and out of the ordinary." Ryukishi07 was greatly influenced by the worlds of Seishi Yokomizo when developing the universe of Higurashi. .Ryukishi07 had decided "early on to design the story so that the truth comes to light by looking at several overlapping stories," though he originally planned to released it as a single game due to initially believing he could finish the story in a single year.^ Dummied Out - The English version of the sound novel has several songs, the Music Room, a mini-game, and the Staff Room cut out due to copyright issues.
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[6]
The word higurashi is the name of a kind of cicada.[7] .Naku means "to make sound" (鳴く?), specifically referring to those sounds made by non-human organisms.^ The " naku " means "to cry" as in both weeping and an animal making noises.
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According to the original creator, Ryukishi07, the red Na () in the logo is an official part of the title.[8]

Release history

.The first game of the Higurashi visual novel series, entitled Onikakushi-hen, was first released on August 10, 2002. This was the first chapter of the question arcs, which went under the title Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.^ HIGURASHI NO NAKU KORO NI ひぐらしのなく頃に .
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^ Umineko no Naku Koro ni 14 .
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^ OVA 1 - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei .
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.The fifth game, and first chapter of the answer arcs, Meakashi-hen, was released on December 30, 2004. The games in the answer arcs used the title Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai.^ HIGURASHI NO NAKU KORO NI ひぐらしのなく頃に .
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^ OVA 1 - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei .
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^ OVA 4 - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei .
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.The series is divided into eight main chapters—four question arcs followed by four answer arcs—and one more chapter, created as part of a fandisc, known as Rei.^ Beach Episode - Shyness-Exposing Chapter in the recently animated adaptation of Higurashi Rei (To be fair, that was more like a Public Pool Episode).
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Each chapter keeps the same cast of main characters and general premise, but unfolds in a different manner. Each of the chapters give valuable answers, hints, and clues as to the mysteries of the previous installment, while at the same time bringing forth even more mysteries. The eight original PC games are being released in English by MangaGamer under the title Higurashi When They Cry starting with the first four games released in December 2009 and the last four released in monthly intervals starting in February 2010.[9] The eight original PC games are also being released in French by Saffran Prod under the title Le sanglot des cigales, starting with the first two games released together in November 2009.[10]
Later, a dōjin game named Higurashi Daybreak, based on the Higurashi series and featuring an original scenario by Ryukishi07, was developed by Twilight Frontier, the creators of Immaterial and Missing Power and Eternal Fighter Zero. .The gameplay is that of a versus third-person shooter, in which most of the characters of the main Higurashi series are playable.^ What The Hell Hero - Most of the main cast for most of the series.
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Higurashi Daybreak was first released on August 13, 2006, and an expansion pack followed on April 22, 2007.
.A video game console port for the PlayStation 2 was released as Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri (ひぐらしのなく頃に祭 When Cicadas Cry Festival?) by Alchemist on February 22, 2007.[11] Higurashi is the third dōjin game to be ported to a video game console; the first was Hanakisō by HaccaWorks*,[12] and the second was Melty Blood by French-Bread and Ecole.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum .
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^ Umineko no Naku Koro ni .
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Season 2 .
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[13] Although Higurashi was the first to have a video game console port announced, its longer development time made it the third to be released. .Due to the popularity of Matsuri, a second enhanced PlayStation 2 port, known as Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri: Kakera Asobi (ひぐらしのなく頃に祭カケラ遊び When Cicadas Cry Festival: Playing with the Pieces?), was released on December 20, 2007. It was sold as an append disc to the original Matsuri and as a standalone game.^ HIGURASHI NO NAKU KORO NI ひぐらしのなく頃に .
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^ Umineko no Naku Koro ni 14 .
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^ OVA 1 - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei .
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It contains all of Matsuri's content, in addition to Matsuribayashi-hen from the original games and other bonus content.[14]
.A series of four games for the Nintendo DS under the collective title Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna with new story arcs are being developed by Alchemist.^ OVA 1 - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei .
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai .
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[15] The first, with the added title Tatari, was released on June 26, 2008 containing the first three chapters from the question arcs, and a new chapter entitled Someutsushi-hen, with its story based on the Onisarashi-hen manga series. The second, with the added title , was released in November 2008.[16] The third game in the series, with the added title Rasen, was released in March 2009. The final game, subtitled Kizuna, was released in February 2010.

Adaptations

Drama CDs

.There were two official sets of drama CDs released, one by Wayuta,[17] and the other by Frontier Works.^ While the other one is busy campaigning to get re-elected, the other sets up his speeches and lectures to tell the voters to vote for his kin.
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.Wayuta has released seven CDs since May 27, 2005 starting with Onikakushi-ken and going through the main story arcs from the visual novel series to Tsumihoroboshi-hen on February 22, 2008.[18][19] Two more drama CDs will be released by Wayuta to cover Minagoroshi-hen and Matsuribayashi-hen.^ It reaches its peak in Minagoroshi-hen, and Matsuribayashi-hen.
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^ Episodio 19 - Matsuribayashi-hen, Apertura.
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^ Our Hero Is Dead - Almost every arc, actually, but notably at the end of Onikakushi-hen.
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.Wayuta has already released two bonus drama CDs named Append Disc 01 released on December 29, 2005 at Comiket 69, and Append Disc 02 released on October 26, 2007.[20][21] Wayuta also released two drama CDs covering a new arc named Kataribanashi-hen (語咄し編?), the first on April 25, 2007, and the second on May 9, 2008.[22][23] Frontier Works released two CDs, starting with an anthology piece called Anthology Drama CD 1 on December 22, 2005, followed by a sequel entitled Anthology Drama CD 2 on March 24, 2006. There have also been numerous drama CDs released during special events such as at Comiket or through magazine subscription.^ Also several of the arc names- most notably Tsumihoroboshi-hen (Atonement Chapter) and Minagoroshi-hen (Massacre Chapter).
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^ Pun Based Title - Hirukowashi-hen is named after Higurashi Daybreak , but " hirukowashi " means "day-breaking" (like breaking a day into a million pieces, not dawn).
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^ Refusal Of The Call - In the Playstation 2 game, if you don't have Keiichi enter any other arcs through their triggers, you end up in Taraimawashi-hen, which basically flogs you for doing this.
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Manga

There are eight main titles in the Higurashi manga series, spanning the four question arcs and the four answer arcs. Each question arc manga are compiled into two bound volumes. The first two answer arc manga are compiled into four volumes, and the last two answer arcs are still ongoing. The manga uses multiple artists between the various arcs. Karin Suzuragi draws Onikakushi-hen, Tsumihoroboshi-hen, and Matsuribayashi-hen, Yutori Hōjō draws Watanagashi-hen and Meakashi-hen, Jirō Suzuki draws Tatarigoroshi-hen, Yoshiki Tonogai draws Himatsubushi-hen, and Hanase Momoyama draws Minagoroshi-hen. .Another manga entitled Kokoroiyashi-hen (心癒し編 Heart Healing Chapter?) is drawn by Yuna Kagesaki and began in Kadokawa Shoten's Comp Ace on August 26, 2008.[24] The manga series was licensed by Yen Press for English distribution in North America under the title Higurashi When They Cry.^ "These members began to mutilate the corpse as they cried and threw up.
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The manga was initially serialized in Yen Press' Yen Plus anthology magazine, the first issue of which went on sale on July 29, 2008. The first English volume of the manga was originally planned to be sold in early 2009,[25] but was released in November 2008.[26]
There are three side stories related to the main Higurashi story, but with new characters. The first, named Onisarashi-hen (鬼曝し編 Demon Exposing Chapter?), is drawn by En Kitō and was serialized between March 2005 and July 2006 in Comp Ace. The next, entitled Yoigoshi-hen (宵越し編 Overnight Chapter?), is drawn by Mimori and was serialized between in GFantasy between 2006 and 2007. The last side story known as Utsutsukowashi-hen (現壊し編 Reality Breaking Chapter?) is also drawn by En Kitō and was serialized between in Comp Ace between 2006 and 2007.

Novels

There are four light novels which contain additional illustrations by five different artists, and seventeen novelizations of the separate visual novel arcs. Each novel is written by Ryukishi07. The light novels were all released as limited editions not sold in stores. The first one, Nekogoroshi-hen, was illustrated by Karin Suzuragi, Yutori Hōjō, and Jirō Suzuki, and was sent out to those who bought the first volume of the manga versions of Onikakushi-hen, Watanagashi-hen, and Tatarigoroshi-hen. One needed to send the cut out stamps in all three of these manga by the deadline in order to receive this special short story. The second light novel, Kuradashi-hen, was illustrated by Tonogai Yoshiki, Karin Suzuki, Yutori Hōjō, and Mimori. This novel was sent out to those who bought the second volume of the manga version of Himatsubushi-hen, and the first volumes of the manga Tsumihoroboshi-hen, Meakashi-hen, and Yoigoshi-hen. One needed to send the cut out stamps in all four of these manga by a certain deadline in order to receive this special short story. .The third light novel, Hajisarashi-hen, contained illustrations by Rato, and was included with the limited edition of the PlayStation 2 game Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri.^ Umineko no Naku Koro ni 14 .
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.The light novels were published by Square Enix and released between 2006 and 2007. The fourth novel, Kuradashi-hen Zoku is a sequel to Kuradashi-hen and was sent out to those who bought the second volumes of the manga Tsumihoroboshi-hen, Meakashi-hen, and Yoigoshi-hen.^ Manga & Light Novels .
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One needed to send the cut out stamps in all four of these manga by a certain deadline in order to receive this special short story.
.Kodansha Box released seventeen novelizations of the visual novel arcs between August 2007 and March 2009, starting with Onikakushi-hen and ending with Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai .
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Yoigoshi .
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.Most of the story arcs are divided into two volumes, except for Himatsubushi-hen and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei which are compiled into one volume each, and Matsuribayashi-hen which is compiled into three volumes.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai .
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^ Umineko no Naku Koro ni .
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Rei included illustrations by Tomohi.

Anime

The first anime series, produced by Studio Deen and directed by Chiaki Kon, covers the four question arcs as well as the first two answer arcs. .The original Higurashi no Naku Koro ni anime adaptation aired in Japan between April 4 and September 26, 2006, comprising twenty-six episodes.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Minagoroshi .
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In Japan, most of the characters were voiced by the same voice actors that voiced their respective characters in the drama CD series. The series is available on DVD in Japan, France, and North America (following Geneon Entertainment's licensing of the series).[27] .However, in September 2007, Geneon's U.S. division announced that it would discontinue all ongoing anime projects, including Higurashi, effective November 6, 2007.[28] Only three of a planned six DVDs of Higurashi were released, under the title When They Cry: Higurashi.^ Este anime tiene planeada ya su segunda temporada (para este 2007) llamada Higurashi no Naku Koroni Kai .
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On July 3, 2008, Geneon and Funimation Entertainment announced an agreement to distribute select titles in North America. While Geneon still retains the license, Funimation assumes exclusive rights to the manufacturing, marketing, sales and distribution of select titles. Higurashi was one of several titles involved in the deal.[29] Funimation released a complete box set of the series in August 2009.
.People in Japan who had bought all nine of the DVDs of the first season had the chance to receive a special anime DVD entitled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gaiden Nekogoroshi-hen, based on the short story that was given to those who had bought the manga.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai .
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[30] Despite being a bonus for the first season (and having the first season's opening and closing sequences), Nekogoroshi-hen featured the updated animation style as seen in the second season.
.A continuation of the series, based on one new story arc and the final two original answer arcs of the franchise, entitled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, aired in Japan between July 6 and December 17, 2007, containing twenty-four episodes.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai .
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The second season featured different character designs than the first season.[31] .As the result of a murder case in September 2007 in Japan involving the murder of a police chief by his sixteen-year-old daughter with a hatchet, as well as the Japanese media relating the case to anime such as Higurashi, the latest episode screenings of both Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai and another anime, School Days, were canceled by a number of Japanese TV stations; however, AT-X, TV Saitama and Sun TV announced that they would be airing the episodes as planned.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai .
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Yoigoshi .
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.Later, TV Saitama announced that they had ceased broadcasting of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai from episode thirteen onwards.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Yoigoshi .
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^ Umineko no Naku Koro ni 14 .
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[32] .Additionally, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai had its opening altered when it re-aired.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Yoigoshi .
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^ Umineko no Naku Koro ni 14 .
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Originally, a bloody bill hook cleaver (as used by Rena) was shown halfway through (at timestamp 0:55) the opening; it was replaced with an image of a van from the series' fictional junk yard.
.A three-arc, five-episode original video animation series, entitled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei, began to be released on February 25, 2009,[33] and is directed by Toshifumi Kawase.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum .
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[34][35][36][37] The OVA series also started a limited broadcasting in Bandai Channel prior to DVD release.[38] The OVA contains three story arcs, Hajisarashi-hen, Saikoroshi-hen, and Hirukowashi-hen, with Saikoroshi-hen concluding in three episodes, and the other two arcs concluding in one episode each. .Hajisarashi-hen was originally a light novel included with the limited edition of the PlayStation 2 game Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri, and took the place of Batsukoishi-hen from the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei fandisc.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai .
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Season 2 .
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Films

.A live action film adaptation of the series entitled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (ひぐらしのなく頃に?, also known as Shrill Cries of Summer internationally), directed by Ataru Oikawa, premiered in Japanese theaters on May 10, 2008.[39][40] The film is an adaptation of the first story arc, Onikakushi-hen.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai .
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[41] Gōki Maeda plays Keiichi, Airi Matsuyama plays Rena, Rin Asuka plays Mion, Aika plays Rika, and Erena Ono plays Satoko.[42] .A sequel, also live action,[43] was released in Japanese theaters on April 18, 2009 and is entitled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Chikai (ひぐらしのなく頃に誓?, also known as Shrill Cries: Reshuffle internationally).^ Umineko no Naku Koro ni 14 .
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The sequel is based on the Tsumihoboroshi-hen arc.

Music

Unlike visual novels created by established companies, 07th Expansion did not create the music found in the Higurashi games. The music for the question arcs consists of license free songs found on the Internet, while the music for the answer arcs was provided by dōjin music artists that were fans of Higurashi. Later, a CD album called Thanks/you was released by the dōjin music artist, Dai; many of his tracks were used in the answer arcs. Fans initially referred to this album as the official soundtrack, however the actual official soundtrack has since been released for the series, featuring a majority of the songs featured in the answer arcs. This two-disc set is, to date, the most complete collection of songs from the games.
.The first season anime's opening theme is "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" sung by Eiko Shimamiya; it went on sale in Japan on May 24, 2006. The ending theme is "Why, or Why Not" sung by Rekka Katakiri; it was released on June 28, 2006. There have been two original soundtracks released for the anime adaptation.^ HIGURASHI NO NAKU KORO NI ひぐらしのなく頃に .
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^ Umineko no Naku Koro ni 14 .
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The main composer for the tracks was Japanese composer Kenji Kawai and the albums were produced by Frontier Works. Volume 1 was released on July 21, 2006 and volume 2 was released on October 6, 2006 in Japan. .Three character song CDs were also released, sung by voice actors from the anime adaptation, between March 28 and July 25, 2007.[44][45] The second season anime's opening theme is "Naraku no Hana" also sung by Eiko Shimamiya.^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei OP Single - Super scription of data [Shimamiya Eiko] .
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The first season's opening theme, when played backwards, includes the words Nigerarenainda (逃げられないんだ [You] can't escape?). This 'backwards' portion of the song is also included in the second season's opening theme.[46] The ending theme is "Taishō a" performed by anNina. The OVA season's opening theme is "Super scription of data" by Eiko Shimamiya, and the ending theme is "Manazashi" (まなざし?) by anNina.[47]
For the first live-action film, a short version of the film's theme song was released on December 22, 2007, in Japan. .Once again, Eiko Shimamiya lended her voice to sing the song, entitled "Wheel of Fortune" (運命の輪 Unmei no Wa?).^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei OP Single - Super scription of data [Shimamiya Eiko] .
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Shimamiya also performed the ending theme entitled "Diorama" (ディオラマ?).

Reception

Over 100,000 copies of the original games were sold in Japan,[48] a feat not attained by a dōjin game since Type-Moon released Tsukihime. Many fans attribute the game's success to the suspense and horror the novel portrays, with no definite answer provided. Fan-based community boards emerged where fans began discussing their own theories. The popularity of the games grew exponentially as many took interest in their well-outlined script and story, which eventually led the game to be showcased in large gaming magazines with positive reviews. With the announcement of the live-action film adaptation of Onikakushi-hen came the news that over 500,000 copies of the games have been sold.[39]
.The enhanced PlayStation 2 port, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri, has sold over 140,000 copies to date,[49] and has received a total review score of 31/40 (out of the four individual review scores of 9, 8, 8, and 6) from the Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu.^ OVA 1 - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei .
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Manga

In Japan, the third volume of the manga adaptation ranked as the 19th weekly best-selling book on January 16, 2008.[51] The first volume ranked as the 18th weekly bestseller on June 10, 2008.[52] The fourth volume ranked as the 19th bestseller on January 14, 2009.[53] In the United States, the first volume ranked 253rd in on the ICv2's top 300 graphic novels sold in November 2008 and ranked as 25th in the top 25 Manga sold in the first quarter of 2009 release of ICv2 Retailers Guide to Anime/Manga.[54][55]
Debi Aoki of About.com stated that reading the chapters in succession as they were presented in its serialization in Yen Plus made the story "easier to follow" and built the suspense better.[56] .However, Justin Colussy-Estes of Comic Village disagreed feeling that this structure "backfire[d]".[57] Justin Colussy-Estes of Comic Village praised the setting for hinting at something "much darker". He also praised the structure stating that the "mystery develops slowly" to immerse the reader in the characters and then later force the reader to "confront the possibility that one or more of them may be [the] murderer"; a decision he described as "clever".[57] Critics criticized the manga for using "cliché" characterizations typical of the harem genre.^ However, it is hinted that the villagers of Hinamizawa are somewhat discriminated against for various reasons....
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[56][57][58] However, Phil Guie of Popcultureshock expressed disappointment that this characterization "is brushed aside" for the horror as it gave the friendship between characters "real depth" adding to the surprise of the plot twists.[59] Anime News Network's Casey Brienza praised the manga for being an "effective" horror story as it follows an ordinary situation, a harem manga plot, which "becomes terrifying" producing an effect that is "trashy horror at its absolute greatest".[58] However, she expressed being frustrated by the end of the second volume as the central question remains "infuriatingly unanswered" though still felt the manga is "wholly enjoyable and satisfying" nonetheless.[60] Brienza stated that although the artwork is "average", the illustrator "seems to know exactly how to transition between the adorable and the abominable—and does so with dramatic, nightmarish effect."[58] .Aoki described the artwork as although "pander[ing] to otaku fetishes" containing "generic" and "awkward" character designs, providing "overbearing cutesiness [that] makes the secrets that the girls are hiding behind their smiles just that much creepier."^ There's no way a girl like you will ever understand just how much your thighs steam up inside your pants in a season like this!"
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.Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (ひぐらしのく頃に) or When They Cry is a visual novel developed by 07th Expansion.^ (Higurashi no naku koro ni)出题篇 汉化版[压缩包] .
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Matsuribayashi Manga - Read Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Matsuribayashi manga scans online.
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai 21 [DVD] .
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.It is a Japanese murder mystery novel that takes place in a rural village called Hinamizawa in June 1983, where a group of young friends follow the strange events happening there.^ This story takes place in the small village of Hinamizawa.
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni takes place during June 1983, at a fictional rural village called Hinamizawa (雛見沢, Hinamizawa?
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^ It is a Japanese murder mystery novel that takes place in a rural village called Hinamizawa in June 1983, where a group of young friends follow the strange events happening there.
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.The first game of the series, known as Onikakushi-hen was released in August 2002 and the final game of the series, Matsuribayashi-hen was released in August 2006. An anime series was released in April 2006 and ended in September 2006 with 26 episodes.^ Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 26 Final is an episode from the anime series: Umineko no Naku Koro ni .
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^ The first game of the series, known as Onikakushi-hen was released in August 2002 and the final game of the series, Matsuribayashi-hen was released in August 2006.
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^ An anime series was released in April 2006 and ended in September 2006 with 26 episodes.
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.The second series Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai was released in July 2007 and ended in December 2007 with 24 episodes.^ (Higurashi no naku koro ni)出题篇 汉化版[压缩包] .
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai 03 .
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^ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai 21 [DVD] .
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Rena Ryuugu

."It's so cute, I want to take it home!"^ "It's so cute, I want to take it home!"
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"Omochiikaeri~!"
"Friends. .Those companions you speak of are only friends during those fun, yet unimportant times.^ Those companions you speak of are only friends during those fun, yet unimportant times.
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^ There are moments when the animation goes weird, but those are usually during certain moments when it’s supposed to, perhaps at moments when you’re supposed to feel sick or deranged or something.
  • Occultic Witch (Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru OP [PC]) + Real Magic (Umineko Disscussion/Review) « kafka-fuura 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC kafkafuura.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I’m guessing there’s not a whole lot of significance behind his presence, and it’s one of those random meaningless crossovers you see CLAMP do all the time.
  • Umineko no Naku Koro ni, episode 19 – Moetrice returns! | Blogging about Anime | Rabbit Poets 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.rabbitpoets.com [Source type: General]

.When painful times come, they won't be your ally."^ When painful times come, they won't be your ally."
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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^ They come into the story at the same time, hence are wearing the same clothes.
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"Kana? Kana?"
"USO DA!" (Translated as "LIAR!")
."Found you, Keiichi-kun..."^ "Found you, Keiichi-kun..."
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  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So when were you born, Keiichi-kun?
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

."Don't worry, I used the blunt end of the knife."^ It's not so sophisticated but don't worry worry you'll get used to it.

Shion Sonozaki

."My God, you can really be annoying.^ "My God, you can really be annoying.
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^ First of all, I hope you can forgive me for my English as I'm French and not really suited to writing nice reviews in English.

^ She’s really the bitch, She’s great on fake moe and oh my god what should i comment about her again?

.Thanks to you, my popsicle melted."^ Thanks to you, my popsicle melted."
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^ I'm thankful you brought it to my, and many others, attention.
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^ VincentGreyhound Dec 26, 2008, 3:30:03 AM Thank you for ing my NejiKiba pic!

"I did it! I did it all! .I killed everyone, with my own hands!"^ I killed everyone, with my own hands!"
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"How about this? .Say that you're sorry one thousand times.^ Can you say “Moe” one more time?
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^ Say that you're sorry one thousand times.
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^ Sorry if it sounds like I'm complaining at you OP but could you please re-upload these doujins to megaupload to make it easier for everyone.
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.If you can do that, I'll let her go."^ You'll have to come up with your own theories until you go watch the second season.

^ Get the MP3 if you don’t have it, and let’s go!
  • Anime Fansubber Engrish Showdown! Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni ED! at BasuGasuBakuhatsu Anime Blog 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.basugasubakuhatsu.com [Source type: General]

^ Anyway, I'll let you know when I'm done -- it probably won't be for a while yet.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Anime Forum dot Com 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.animeforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

."Don't kill Satoko!^ "Don't kill Satoko!
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Please! If you want to kill me, then do so! But please let Satoko go!"
."If I end up being the only one of us to survive by letting you take my place, Sis is going to hate me for the rest of her life.^ I'm not going to stay in a child's body for the rest of my life!"
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^ Get the MP3 if you don’t have it, and let’s go!
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^ "If I end up being the only one of us to survive by letting you take my place, Sis is going to hate me for the rest of her life.
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  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

The person I love is already gone but Sis still has hers."
."You gotta hurry if you have a rival.^ "You gotta hurry if you have a rival.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Sis, a woman's tears can attract a man, but they can't make him stay with you.^ Sis, a woman's tears can attract a man, but they can't make him stay with you.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You know what they say about the leading man?
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (3rd season) - General Discussion - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even if the same chef makes two similar cakes they will never taste exactly alike, so you shouldn’t expect them to.
  • Umineko No Naku Koro Ni – 15 – Who Are You and What Have You Done With Beatrice? Beato? More like Kobato « 「Just as planned」 : Oh Snap! 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC keikakudoori.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You have to keep smiling, but cry at the crucial moments!^ You have to keep smiling, but cry at the crucial moments!
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "The moment the Higurashi cry" or "when the higurashi cry" AMV are not illegal..i have made a few myself..thats beacuse you are not pretending to have made the anime or songs..so actually you dont steal money from them..
  • Piggymoo.com :: watch anime online - Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Episodes 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC piggymoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Extremely disturbing as it is extremely cute, When They Cry is an anime intended for mature audiences, that will keep you guessing until the very end.
  • Absolute Anime • When They Cry - Higurashi 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.absoluteanime.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Hmm, this might be a typical model of moe... .Maybe I should try it out on Kei-chan!"^ Maybe I should try it out on Kei-chan!"
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Mion Sonozaki

."Waste your bullets on me, but if you hurt one of my friends, you'll face a fate worse than hell!"^ "Waste your bullets on me, but if you hurt one of my friends, you'll face a fate worse than hell!"
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The one who always cheer up your friend is you .
  • Which Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni\'s character are you? | Quizfarm.com 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC quizfarm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One of my friends is going as Shion!
  • Animazement Fan Forum • View topic - Higurashi 2010 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.animazement.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

"Hugging!"
"No! This can't be, this can't be! .That Kei-chan will die here...!"^ That Kei-chan will die here...!"
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

."Wh-What are you saying...^ "Wh-What are you saying...
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Dolls wouldn't suit my character either, I'm crude and spunky.^ Dolls wouldn't suit my character either, I'm crude and spunky.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Kei-chan, even you always say that!"^ Mion: "So Kei-chan, does that mean you were born in April?"
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rena: "Mii-chan, I don't know what you are saying.."
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Satoko: "......But, Mion-san always says this full of confidence, you know?
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

."Sit still Keiichi-kun, it's time for your punishment game..."^ Rena: "Ke...Keiichi-kun, I think your target age is wayy too low...too low..."
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni TIPS - AnimeSuki Forum 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Keiichi joins their after-school club activities, which consist mostly of card and board games (and punishment games for the loser, usually him.
  • When They Cry - Higurashi 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC xilobox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Sit still Keiichi-kun, it's time for your punishment game..."
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

."It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to hide.^ You hide in the background...and try to save everyone from that point .
  • Which Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni\'s character are you? | Quizfarm.com 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC quizfarm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You’re saying Beatrice knows that a human did those murders and is trying to cover it up?
  • Umineko no Naku Koro ni deculture! « deculture 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC deculture101.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You know you're not that good but you'll try your best .
  • Which Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni\'s character are you? | Quizfarm.com 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC quizfarm.com [Source type: Original source]

.I will always know what you’re doing and when and where."^ Anyway how're you doing?
  • Bath University Sci Fi & Fantasy Society Forums • View topic - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Now with 65% more sadism, 14/15 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC people.bath.ac.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I know you're out there, underground TL's!
  • DS-Scene - View Topic: 2422 - Higurashi no Nakukoru ni Kizuna - Dai-Ichi-Kan - Tatari (JPN) (2048Mbit) (iND) 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.ds-scene.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You know what I mean, FOR EACH OTHER *winks* So basicly, now all we're doing is trying to get the I-RP ban on Neo-Marriages overturned, so we can make known out undieing love for each other.
  • luffyluffy's Profile 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

(Daybreak) "Watashi... .Kei-chan no koto ga...^ Kei-chan no koto ga...
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

suki."

Rika Furude

."If you're going to put up a show of torture...I'm sorry, but I'd rather leave the stage."^ This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game.
  • Mod The Sims - Anime Wallhangings part 3: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni/When They cry: Higurashi 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.modthesims.info [Source type: General]

^ If you have any requests for what else to put in this pack, feel free to do so as well (even though whether I want to honor a request is up to my discretion).
  • Completed Songpack - QED Anime Stepfiles 1-32 - StepMania Forums 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.stepmania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Big Screwed Up Family - The Sonozaki family seems this way initially, but later arcs show that they're not quite as bad as they looked at first.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

"Nipah!"
"Mii~"
"...Nano-desu!"
."I will live past June 1983, and then I am going to grow much taller, my breasts are going to get bigger.^ "I will live past June 1983, and then I am going to grow much taller, my breasts are going to get bigger.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Shangri-La - Queens Blade - Hikaru no Go But have a look at the Full List or download the much more detailed excel version of my list.
  • Genshiken.UCT Anime Club - Anime Listings 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.genshiken.uct.ac.za [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

I'm not going to stay in a child's body for the rest of my life!"

Hanyuu

"Hau hau hau~"
"Child of Man. What do you seek from this world?"
"Man cannot forgive mans sins. But I can forgive your sins."
."All of us, together, can make a miracle."^ "All of us, together, can make a miracle."
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ All we got in 3rd game was something impossible to make out for someone who doesn’t speak Japanese like most of us who don’t.
  • Umineko no Naku Koro Ni – 30 ~ Chiru ~ EP5 –The Witch’s Epitaph is Solved [GOOD] This level of thinking is possible for Furudo Erika the Intellectual Rapist. What do you think, everyone? - Valentine Rei - Zimbio 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.zimbio.com [Source type: Original source]

."Sorry Keiichi-kun, I'm only doing it for the cream puffs."^ Trademark Favorite Food - Wine for Rika, (not his favorite but it's a trademark food) ohagi for Keiichi, and cream puffs for Hanyuu.
  • Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - Television Tropes & Idioms 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ "Sorry Keiichi-kun, I'm only doing it for the cream puffs."
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

"Gomenasai...Gomenasai...Gomenasai..."
"Forgive me...Forgive me...Forgive me..."

Miyo Takano

"Come, come a hit me! .Tanashi Miyoko is standing right here!^ Tanashi Miyoko is standing right here!
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.If you can hit me, you will end my pain!^ If you can hit me, you will end my pain!
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "If I end up being the only one of us to survive by letting you take my place, Sis is going to hate me for the rest of her life.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

But if you fail... .Turn my fate around!"^ Turn my fate around!"
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

."Without a curse, there will be no God.^ "Without a curse, there will be no God.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.With a curse, there will be horror.^ With a curse, there will be horror.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

With horror, there shall be worship. .Right now is the time where God advents.^ Right now is the time where God advents.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

I am Oyashiro-sama..."
."Broccoli or cauliflower, which one is green, Satoko?"^ "Broccoli or cauliflower, which one is green, Satoko?"
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

"Ara, ara~"
."I just wanted to be told...^ Of course, they just want him to keep quiet and do as he is told.
  • Umineko no Naku Koro Ni – 30 ~ Chiru ~ EP5 –The Witch’s Epitaph is Solved [GOOD] This level of thinking is possible for Furudo Erika the Intellectual Rapist. What do you think, everyone? - Valentine Rei - Zimbio 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.zimbio.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "I just wanted to be told...
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

"It's okay to Live.""
"I AM OYASHIRO-SAMA!"
"NIPAH!"

Satoko Houjou

"Are you watching, Nii-nii? .Satoko has become this much stronger!"^ Satoko has become this much stronger!"
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

."Do whatever you want to me, just don't go into his room!^ Get the MP3 if you don’t have it, and let’s go!
  • Anime Fansubber Engrish Showdown! Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni ED! at BasuGasuBakuhatsu Anime Blog 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.basugasubakuhatsu.com [Source type: General]

^ I just wanted to thank you and encourage you for releaseing fansubs for these series.
  • The Triad! • View topic - Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC board.the-triad.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The kind of thing that would make you question your decision to go into the professional market in the first place.
  • Anime Review, Rating, Rossmaning: When They Cry - Higurashi 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.therossman.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Don't destroy Nii-Nii's room!"^ Don't destroy Nii-Nii's room!"
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

"No more... I can't stand this anymore. Kill me already... Just hurry up and kill me."

Keiichi Maebara

."I won't be erased so easily!"^ "I won't be erased so easily!"
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

."We will break this so called "fate", together."^ "We will break this so called "fate", together."
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

."You don't need to know.^ It's okay even if you don't know.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "You don't need to know.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Hope you don't get offended by my need to critique everything.
  • Chasing, Craving FULL POEM by ~SheckaTokyomora on deviantART 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC sheckatokyomora.deviantart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It's okay even if you don't know.^ I don't know what to say, maybe it came out before "Kakuzu's big Battle?"xD Next I bring you...~ .
  • SA . Kameoto's Profile 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC kameoto.sheezyart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So if you don't know what's going on I guess it's not that bad?

^ Private Message ) If you haven't watched the full first season then don't even bother with this one to all that haven't.
  • Watch Higurashi no Naku Koroni Kai Online :: Watch Anime Online :: Watch Anime Online Free, Free Anime Episodes, Anime Music, Anime Images and more! 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.watchanimeonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

I'm really sorry. .I will never doubt you Mion, no, any of my friends ever again.^ My fav is chobits, naruto, sailor moon and death note ^.^ __________________ Somehow you think I'll never change..
  • UR FAV ANIME!!! - Meez Forums 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC forums.meez.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm going to try to convince some of my guy friends to maybe cosplay one of Tomitake so I'll let you guys know how that goes, lol.
  • Animazement Fan Forum • View topic - Higurashi 2010 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.animazement.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It’s also a great way to learn about series that you’d never no way ever never watch yourself, because the truth is I’ll watch almost any shit anime.
  • A Cyclops Who Likes Anime. A Shameful Cyclops » About 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC proon.puppyrush.net [Source type: General]

.That's why, somehow, forgive me for that day."^ That's why, somehow, forgive me for that day."
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

"I don't care. .I'll say this as many times as I have to.^ I'll say this as many times as I have to.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Mion Sonozaki is the best friend I've ever had."^ Give me back the best friend I've ever had, give me back my Mion!"
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Mion Sonozaki is the best friend I've ever had."
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

"Give her back! .Give back Mion!^ Give back Mion!
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Give me back the best friend I've ever had, give me back my Mion!"
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Wikiquote 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Give me back the best friend I've ever had, give me back my Mion!"^ Give me back my Beatrice!
  • Umineko No Naku Koro Ni – 15 – Who Are You and What Have You Done With Beatrice? Beato? More like Kobato « 「Just as planned」 : Oh Snap! 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC keikakudoori.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Give your Miku plush a new best friend with Gift's Luka more japanese toys .
  • Japanator Recommends: When They Cry (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) | Japanator.com: anime news, original features, and weird stories from Japan, updated daily! 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.japanator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mion's face Finally after trying 60 times i've managed to get my trip to work .
  • /nipa/ - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni 17 January 2010 15:37 UTC desuchan.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

"I-I'm... sorry... but I guess... I have to retire."
"Everyone, live on."

Kuraudo Ooishi

"God may forgive you, but the police force will not!"

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