The story of a group of young friends and the mysterious events that occur in the rural village of Hinamizawa.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Detective Oishi Kuraudo (26 episodes, 2006)
Sôichirô Hoshi ...
 Keiichi Maebara (22 episodes, 2006)
Mai Nakahara ...
 Rena Ryugu (22 episodes, 2006)
Satsuki Yukino ...
 Mion Sonozaki / ... (22 episodes, 2006)
Yukari Tamura ...
 Rika Furude (22 episodes, 2006)
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 Keiichi Maebara (22 episodes, 2006)
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 Rena Ryugu (22 episodes, 2006)
Mika Kanai ...
 Satoko Hojo (21 episodes, 2006)
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 Satoko Hojo (21 episodes, 2006)
Chafûrin ...
 Kuraudo Oishi / ... (16 episodes, 2006)
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is a story of many chapters. It's about the town of Hinamizawa, and the people who live there, Rena Ryugu, Mion Sonozaki, Satoko Hojo, and Rika Furude, as well as friends, relatives, and visitors dealing with Lord Oyashiro's curse. Every year on the night of Watanagashi, people mysteriously disappear and are murdered which is rumored to be a curse, though it has yet to be proven. However, certain people don't believe it, especially with the odd behaviors of some of of the residents of Hinamizawa. This story is explained in many Question and Answer chapters. Written by Fluffy Love Muffin

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When They Cry: Higurashi  »

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The nickname Rena uses when referring to Shion (Mion's twin sister) is Shi-chan. Shi means Death in Japanese. Whether this was intentional or not is up to the viewers. See more »

Quotes

Rena Ryugu: Friends are nothing more than the people who you spend the fun yet meaningless times with. When those times get rough, they aren't there to support you.
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Spoofed in Anikosu Japan: Mihiro (2007) See more »

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Higurashi no naku koro ni
Music by Tomoyuki Nakazawa
Lyrics and Performance by Eriko Shimamiya
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Absolutely stunning
5 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This a series of many different arcs all taking place in Hinamizawa of 1983. With the first episode it kinda make you think this is gonna be your typical cute funny anime. But it's not. It is truly a horror and a thriller anime. Even if you don't like violence I believe most people would still appreciate this anime. In a way it could also fit into the mystery genre.

Surprisingly, the arcs do not get old nor repetitive. Which before watching this anime I was afraid of. After each episode you want to watch more. Overall this is an amazing anime and I would recommend it to anyone. (not children though of course since it is quite violent}.


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