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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

English: When They Cry
Synonyms: When the Cicadas Cry, The Moment the Cicadas Cry
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に
Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2006 to Sep 27, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Geneon Universal Entertainment, Frontier Works, Sotsu, DAX Production
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks, Geneon Entertainment USA
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Visual novel
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
Score: 8.18 (scored by 180,882 users)
Ranked: #329
Popularity: #65
Members: 350,908
Favorites: 13,720

Description of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Keiichi Maebara has just moved to the quiet little village of Hinamizawa in the summer of 1983, and quickly becomes inseparable friends with schoolmates Rena Ryuuguu, Mion Sonozaki, Satoko Houjou, and Rika Furude. However, darkness lurks underneath the seemingly idyllic life they lead.

As the village prepares for its annual festival, Keiichi learns about the local legends surrounding it. To his horror, he discovers that there have been several murders and disappearances in the village in the recent years, and that they all seem to be connected to the festival and the village's patron god, Oyashiro. Keiichi tries to ask his new friends about these incidents, but they are suspiciously silent and refuse to give him the answers he needs. As more and more bizarre events occur, he wonders just what else his friends might be keeping from him, and if he can even trust them at all.

When madness and paranoia begin taking root in Keiichi's heart, he will stumble straight into the mysteries at work in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, a story that is told across multiple arcs.

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List of Characters and Actors

 
Tamura, Yukari
Japanese  
 
Furude, Rika
Main  
 
Kanai, Mika
Japanese  
 
Houjou, Satoko
Main  
 
Hoshi, Soichiro
Japanese  
 
 
Nakahara, Mai
Japanese  
 
Ryuuguu, Rena
Main  
 
Yukino, Satsuki
Japanese  
 
Sonozaki, Mion
Main  
 
Yukino, Satsuki
Japanese  
 
Sonozaki, Shion
Main  
 
Strassman, Karen
English  
 
Akasaka, Yukie
Supporting  
 
Ono, Daisuke
Japanese  
 
Akasaka, Mamoru
Supporting  
 
Orikasa, Fumiko
Japanese  
 
Chie, Rumiko
Supporting  
 
Kramer, Steve
English  
 
Houjou, Teppei
Supporting  
 
Kobayashi, Yuu
Japanese  
 
Houjou, Satoshi
Supporting  
 
Kanada, Aki
Japanese  
 
Inukai, Toshiki
Supporting  
 
Seki, Toshihiko
Japanese  
 
Irie, Kyousuke
Supporting  
 

 
 
Kaieda
Supporting  
 
Tachiki, Fumihiko
Japanese  
 
Kasai, Tatsuyoshi
Supporting  
 
Hebert, Kyle
English  
 
Kimiyoshi, Kiichirou
Supporting  
 
Matsui, Naoko
Japanese  
 
Maebara, Aiko
Supporting  
 
Matsumoto, Yasunori
Japanese  
 
Maebara, Ichirou
Supporting  
 
Watanabe, Misa
Japanese  
 
Mamiya, Rina
Supporting  
 
Chafurin
Japanese  
 
Ooishi, Kuraudo
Supporting  
 
Goodson, Barbara
English  
 
Sonozaki, Oryou
Supporting  
 
Inoue, Kikuko
Japanese  
 
Sonozaki, Akane
Supporting  
 
Itou, Miki
Japanese  
 
Takano, Miyo
Supporting  
 
Ookawa, Tooru
Japanese  
 
Tomitake, Jirou
Supporting  

List of Staffs

 
Kon, Chiaki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
 
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director
 
Kawase, Toshifumi
Script, Series Composition
 
Nakase, Rika
Script
 
Kuzuya, Naoyuki
Storyboard
 
Namura, Hidetoshi
Storyboard, Key Animation
 
 
Katakiri, Rekka
Theme Song Performance
 
Nakazawa, Tomoyuki
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition
 
Oshima, Hiroyuki
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement
 
Shimamiya, Eiko
Theme Song Performance
 
Takase, Kazuya
Theme Song Arrangement
 
Arai, Ken
Background Art
 
Kawai, Kenji
Music
 
Kawasaki, Aika
Key Animation
 
Koizumi, Kenzou
Key Animation
 
Kosaka, Satoru
Key Animation
 
Masuda, Hirofumi
Key Animation
 
 
Reed, Kristi
ADR Director
 
Ryukishi07
Original Creator
 
Sakai, Kyuta
Character Design, Chief Animation Director
 
Shibata, Chikako
Art Director
 
Takahashi, Atsuko
Animation Director