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"Higurashi no naku koro ni"
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
5 April 2006 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is a story of many chapters. It's about the town of Hinamizawa, and the people who live there... See more »
User Reviews:
Surprisingly good animation with great voice acting and story See more (18 total) »

Cast

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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)

Grant George ... Keiichi Maebara (22 episodes, 2006)

Mela Lee ... Rena Ryugu (22 episodes, 2006)
Mika Kanai ... Satoko Hojo (21 episodes, 2006)
Chafûrin ... Kuraudo Oishi / ... (16 episodes, 2006)
Toshihiko Seki ... Kyosuke Irie / ... (10 episodes, 2006)
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Series Directed by
Chiaki Kon (26 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Writing credits
Toshifumi Kawase (26 episodes, 2006)
Kristi Reed (26 episodes, 2006)
Ryukishi07 (26 episodes, 2006)
Rika Nakase (10 episodes, 2006)

Series Original Music by
Kenji Kawai (26 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Art Department
Chiaki Kon .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2006)
Masakatsu Iijima .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2006)
Naoyuki Kuzuya .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2006)
Hidetoshi Namura .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2006)
Yuji Hiraki .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Sound Department
Alex Gordon .... sound recordist (26 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Special Effects by
Takehiko Endo .... special effects: Southern Cross (13 episodes, 2006)
Takeshi Saitô .... special effects (13 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Animation Department
Seiya Numata .... key animator (4 episodes, 2006)
Kan Ogawa .... key animator (3 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Music Department
Tomoyuki Nakazawa .... composer: theme music (26 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Other crew
Akihiro Kawamura .... planner (26 episodes, 2006)
Toshifumi Kawase .... series composition (26 episodes, 2006)
Takeshi Oikawa .... planner (26 episodes, 2006)
Isami Tamura .... merchandising director (26 episodes, 2006)
Akihiro Yuasa .... planner (26 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Thanks
Shutokou Itabashi .... special thanks (26 episodes, 2006)
Hiroshi Takano .... special thanks (26 episodes, 2006)
 

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Also Known As:
"Higurashi no naku koro ni" - Japan (original title)
"When They Cry: Higurashi" - International (English title)
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:14A (Manitoba) (video rating) | Canada:PG (Manitoba) (volume 1 & 4) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Japan:R-15 (AT-X) | New Zealand:R16 (part 1) | USA:TV-MA

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Trivia:
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in What Happens in a Small Village? (2007) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly good animation with great voice acting and story, 14 September 2006
Author: kanegx from New Zealand

For those who have not watched this show yet, this anime is based on popular digital novel created by and amateur (refered as 'Doujin' in Japan)writer.

Unlike other anime series, this one splits itself into several stories(arcs). Each arc consists of about 2-5 episodes. All episodes tells the story of main characters(some side characters) encountering different/same/similar events in small countryside village called 'Hinamizawa' (This feels like parallel universe setting, after each story ends, good or bad they go back in time and start again but this time something else happens with new characters, and more mysteries are created or answered).

First few episode of each arc are done average to near horrible (Personal Experience: I almost decided to stop watching the series after half way through the first episode,,,thank god I didn't!). It's probably due to the way they made it very 'comedial' and some of the ways characters talk, and also how they look.

However, real excitement usually starts from around mid-second episode. Everything will change dramatically! There are plenty of mystery you can try solve in each story (Later episodes reveals the answers to the mystery, so I recommend watching them in order, it is also hard to solve the mystery with anime version due to lack of details in the story compared to the original novel).

Voice acting is very well done, Mion/Shion Sonozaki are personal favorite characters, but everyone else does good job of making the overall warm/dark feel of the atmosphere!

I highly recommend this animation for people who likes mystery, suspense, violence with interesting plots and twists.

*Added - The same author of this series has released new digital novel called 'Umineko no naku koroni (Umineko - Japanese Gull/Black tailed gull)'. 'Umineko' is not a direct sequel to 'higurashi', but has similarity to higurashi. It has better character settings in term of 'realism' (People are a lot more believable), more serious (less jokes that was less appearing to 'serious story' seekers, and still contains a lot of gore. If you understand Japanese, I highly recommend all mystery loving people to read the novel!

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