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When They Cry: Season 1: Episode 26 -- Rena takes the school hostage using a homemade bomb and demands the police investigate the Sonozaki family's connection to Oyashiro-sama's curse. Can Keiichi save his classmates from being burned alive?

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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 »
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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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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 »
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Decent Anime - Questions and Answers, 4 January 2015
Author: juan casado y barton from United Kingdom

In the town of Hinamizawa, a group of young friends violently die shortly after the annual Wataganashi festival. For four episodes, these kids have been your eyes and ears into a World where paranoia and murder lurk just below the surface of a cute and loving exterior.

And so the cycle begins again and again. Each time with different results.

The story of Hinamizawa begins quite confusingly. As the chapters of each cycle develop, more hints as to what is really going on are dropped and it becomes more of a puzzle in which the audience has to put things into perspective. In almost a David Lynch manner, people are not who they appear to be, bizarre goings on are never fully revealed or solved (perhaps they never even happened) and a seemingly innocent act can descend into a massacre.

I found the story to be a bit too kitsch for me in the beginning but it quickly finds its momentum and continues to build strength. When you first encounter the show it's all very scary and hard to understand. However, as it progresses, the edge of the show moves from violent horror to psychological terror. Knowing the fates of each of the young people from the beginning and seeing them struggle to survive or overcome their mistakes becomes increasingly depressing and tough to watch so even though the camera begins to look away when they're being murdered, it hurts even more.

Truly disturbing at times and a testament to the strength of storytelling, I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good story or just unfiltered gore. Because there is a lot of it. Season One is by far the more violent of the two seasons so viewer discretion is advised. I'd also recommend that you source the second season for it explains fully the mystery of Hinamizawa. Also, watch it with subtitles, the dubbing is really rather poor.

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