Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

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Higurashi: When They Cry , known simply as When They Cry for the North American release of the anime adaptation, is a Japanese murder mystery dōjin soft visual novel series produced by 07th Expansion. The games are built on the NScripter game engine... read more
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Higurashi: When They Cry , known simply as When They Cry for the North American release of the anime adaptation, is a Japanese murder mystery dōjin soft visual novel series produced by 07th Expansion. The games are built on the NScripter game engine and are playable on the Windows operating system. The first game in the series, Onikakushi-hen, was released on August 10, 2002, and the eighth and final game in the original PC series, Matsuribayashi-hen, was released on August 13, 2006. While the first four games carried the overall title Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, the next four games were produced under the title Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai. A bonus fan disc called Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei was released on December 31, 2006. In addition to the original series, new story arcs were created in manga form and in video games for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS in order to expand upon the story. The original eight PC releases were released in English by MangaGamer in 2009 and 2010. The series focuses on a group of young friends living in the rural village of Hinamizawa and the strange events that occur in 1983.

Original Release

07/05/2007

Cast

John Snyder Detective Oishi Kuraudo (voice) (as Joe DiMucci)
Sôichirô Hoshi Keiichi Maebara (voice)
Mela Lee Rena Ryugu (voice)
Grant George Keiichi Maebara (voice)
Mai Nakahara Rena Ryugu (voice)
Yukari Tamura Rika Furude (voice)
Mika Kanai Satoko Hojo (voice)
Jennie Kwan Satoko Hojo (voice) (as Minx Lee)
Chafurin Kuraudo Oishi (voice)
Satsuki Yukino Mion Sonozaki (voice)
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Shame Exposing Chapter Wednesday, 25 February 2009
2 Dice Killing Chapter (Part 1) Wednesday, 25 March 2009
3 Dice Killing Chapter (Part 2) Friday, 22 May 2009
4 Dice Killing Chapter (Part 3) Wednesday, 24 June 2009
5 Daybreak Chapter Friday, 21 August 2009

Directors

Chiaki Kon

Writers

Kristi Reed, Toshifumi Kawase, Rika Nakase

Creators

Ryukishi07

Cast

John Snyder Detective Oishi Kuraudo (voice) (as Joe DiMucci)
Sôichirô Hoshi Keiichi Maebara (voice)
Mela Lee Rena Ryugu (voice)
Grant George Keiichi Maebara (voice)
Mai Nakahara Rena Ryugu (voice)
Yukari Tamura Rika Furude (voice)
Mika Kanai Satoko Hojo (voice)
Jennie Kwan Satoko Hojo (voice) (as Minx Lee)
Chafurin Kuraudo Oishi (voice)
Satsuki Yukino Mion Sonozaki (voice)
Satsuki Yukino Mion Sonozaki / Shion Sonozaki (voice)
Toshihiko Seki Kyosuke Irie (voice)
Takuo Kawamura Katsuya Kumatani (voice)
Miki Itô Miyo Takano (voice)
Fumiko Orikasa Rumiko Chie (voice)
Megumi Matsumoto Daiki Tomita (voice)
Fujiko Takimoto Suguru Okamura (voice)
Tôru Ohkawa Jiro Tomitake (voice)
Darrel Guilbeau Satoshi Hojo (voice)
Naoko Matsui Aiko Maebara (voice)

Producers

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