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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni / Higurashi: When They Cry series

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Higurashi: When They Cry (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, ひぐらしのなく頃に, lit. "When the Cicadas Cry") is a series of horror visual novels by 07th Expansion. It was originally released as a series of eight dōjin soft (i.e. hobbyist-created) visual novels throughout the 2000s. The series has since seen a number of re-releases, as well as spin-offs and adaptations in the form of manga, anime, and book novels.

The series is set in the 1980's, and revolves around a mysterious series of brutal murders in the mountain village of Hinamizawa.

The main series

The following eight visual novels form the main Higurashi series:
  1. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Onikakushi-hen
  2. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Watanagashi-hen
  3. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Tatarigoroshi-hen
  4. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Himatsubushi-hen
  5. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Meakashi-hen
  6. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Tsumihoroboshi-hen
  7. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Minagoroshi-hen
  8. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Matsuribayashi-hen
The first four games are referred to as "Question Arcs"; the latter four games form the "Answer Arcs". Collectively, the Higurashi Question and Answer arcs constitute the first two entries in the wider When They Cry franchise.
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Higurashi: When They Cry Hou - Rei2022Linux, Macintosh, WindowsMangaGamer.com...
Higurashi: When They Cry Hou - Ch.8: Matsuribayashi2020Linux, Macintosh, WindowsMangaGamer.com...
Higurashi: When They Cry Hou - Ch.7: Minagoroshi2019Linux, Macintosh, WindowsMangaGamer.com...
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Hō2018Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4Entergram, Inc....
Higurashi: When They Cry Kai - Ch.6: Tsumihoroboshi2018Linux, Macintosh, WindowsMangaGamer.com...
Higurashi: When They Cry Kai - Ch.5: Meakashi2017Linux, Macintosh, WindowsMangaGamer.com...
Higurashi: When They Cry - Ch.3: Tatarigoroshi2016Linux, Macintosh, WindowsMangaGamer.com...
Higurashi: When They Cry - Ch.4: Himatsubushi2016Linux, Macintosh, WindowsMangaGamer.com...
Higurashi: When They Cry - Ch.1: Onikakushi2015Linux, Macintosh, WindowsMangaGamer.com...
Higurashi: When They Cry - Ch.2: Watanagashi2015Linux, Macintosh, WindowsMangaGamer.com...
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Matsuribayashi-hen2006Windows07th Expansion...
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei2006Windows07th Expansion...
Higurashi Daybreak2006PSP, WindowsAlchemist Co., Ltd....
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Minagoroshi-hen2005Windows07th Expansion...
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Tsumihoroboshi-hen2005Windows07th Expansion...
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Meakashi-hen2004Windows07th Expansion...
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Himatsubushi-hen2004Windows07th Expansion...
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Tatarigoroshi-hen2003Windows07th Expansion...
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Watanagashi-hen2002Windows07th Expansion...
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Onikakushi-hen2002Windows07th Expansion...

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