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"Higurashi no naku koro ni"
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Seasons:
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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:
Creepy, disturbing, and mysterious See more (17 total) »

Cast

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John Snyder ... 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)

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)
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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 'unintelligible' chant in the opening title song is actually intentional backmasking saying "nigerarenai" (meaning You Can't Run Away).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 »
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Creepy, disturbing, and mysterious, 15 December 2012
Author: ccrunner3234 from United States

This series was so immensely pleasurable to watch. It's a horrific and slightly sadistic series that leaves you constantly guessing what's really going on in this small haunting rural village. I must admit though that I couldn't bring myself to complete it. Not because I was scared or anything, but because the explanations for why things were happening were unfolding and I didn't like it. I was hooked on the series from the beginning to around the last few episodes simply because I never really knew why things were happening the way they were. I was blissfully confused and baffled throughout the whole series, and the final episodes were like getting smacked upside the head with the facts of all the episodes previously. From what I've read though, those final episodes didn't explain everything all the way anyway, so maybe its worth watching. For me personally though, I felt that explaining the mysteries of the village the series takes place in took away from the overall appeal. If you love mysteries and creepy moe characters and can handle some gore, I highly recommend that you at least watch the first few episodes. If you aren't completely hooked then I'd say leave the series alone and watch something you'd find more fulfilling.

Oh and by the way, for those comparing to Elfen Lied, this series is tens times better and creepier as opposed to being composed of pure gore.

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