The story of a group of young friends and the mysterious events that occur in the rural village of Hinamizawa.
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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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Based on a popular doujin (fan created) sound novel game. The "game" features no real interaction and the player reads through a good amount of text. There were 8 chapters to the story, each released at the Winter and Summer Comic Markets. The games were divided into two series; Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni, and Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai. The former contained the first four chapters (labeled question chapters) and the latter contained the last four chapter (answer chapters). As each new game was released into the series, the former chapters were included. Buyers can now purchase the entire series on two different discs, one for the question chapters and one for the answer chapters. 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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Remember to watch "Kai" after this.
14 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For those who doesn't know about Higurashi. Three points:

(1) Higurashi has 50 episodes in total. Second half (24 episodes) are called "Higurashi no nakukoroni Kai". "Kai" means "Answer to mystery". You won't get answer and you won't understand the whole story until you watch "Kai" part.

(2) Style is somewhat similar to US drama "Lost". You will keep wondering if bizarre phenomenon will be explained by science and logic, or by pure fantasy.

(3) If you don't know about Anime, you may think some part are very childish, silly or weird. There are many "Moe" elements in this anime, which are prevalent in current anime. Maid dress, multiple very young female characters with one central male character, are typical "Moe" elements, and you should just ignore them and they shouldn't distract you from concentrating on the main story. What's new about Higurashi is the combination of "Moe" and horror, not unlike "Elfen Lied" which combined "Moe" and Science fiction. But "Moe" part may be just annoying for those who like serious drama.


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