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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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Title Released Platforms Genres Moby Score
box cover thumbnail Higurashi Daybreak 2006 Windows, PSP Action
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Jan 2009 Arcade, PSP Strategy / tactics
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Matsuribayashi-hen 2006 Windows Adventure
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Meakashi-hen 2004 Windows Adventure
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Minagoroshi-hen 2005 Windows Adventure
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box cover thumbnail Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Tsumihoroboshi-hen 2005 Windows Adventure
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei 2006 Windows Adventure
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box cover thumbnail Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Himatsubushi-hen 2004 Windows Adventure
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box cover thumbnail Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Hō 2018 Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 Adventure
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Onikakushi-hen 2002 Windows Adventure
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Tatarigoroshi-hen 2003 Windows Adventure
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Watanagashi-hen 2002 Windows Adventure
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box cover thumbnail Higurashi: When They Cry - Ch.1: Onikakushi 2015 Windows, Linux (+1 more) Adventure
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box cover thumbnail Higurashi: When They Cry - Ch.2: Watanagashi 2015 Windows, Macintosh (+1 more) Adventure
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box cover thumbnail Higurashi: When They Cry - Ch.3: Tatarigoroshi 2016 Windows, Linux (+1 more) Adventure
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box cover thumbnail Higurashi: When They Cry - Ch.4: Himatsubushi 2016 Windows, Linux (+1 more) Adventure
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box cover thumbnail Higurashi: When They Cry Hou - Ch.7: Minagoroshi 2019 Windows, Macintosh (+1 more) Adventure
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box cover thumbnail Higurashi: When They Cry Hou - Ch.8:... 2020 Windows, Linux (+1 more) Adventure
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box cover thumbnail Higurashi: When They Cry Hou - Rei 2022 Linux, Windows (+1 more) Adventure
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box cover thumbnail Higurashi: When They Cry Hou+ 2023 Linux, Windows (+1 more) Adventure
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box cover thumbnail Higurashi: When They Cry Kai - Ch.5: Meakashi 2017 Linux, Windows (+1 more) Adventure
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box cover thumbnail Higurashi: When They Cry Kai - Ch.6:... 2018 Windows, Macintosh (+1 more) Adventure
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Pachi-Slot Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri 2010 PlayStation 2 Gambling
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