Questions tagged [higurashi-when-they-cry]

"Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" is the first game in the "When They Cry" murder mystery series by 07th Expansion. Use this tag for all the "Higurashi" games and anime series. For the third game in the series, see [umineko-no-naku-koro-ni].

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What do the 3 or 4 question marks (???) or (????) mean?

I see these 4 question marks when I read about Umineko (and I think Higurashi) usually on the fandom. (I can't remember where, but I think I've seen ??? and ???? outside the fandom too.) Eg 1. The ...
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Are the events in "sotsu" happening the first time?

I don't understand, if Rika travelled back in the time and re-experiencing the events all over again that occurred in the 2006 series or we are watching the 2006 season again from a different ...
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Why is "Uso Da!" used in Higurashi?

I haven't heard "Uso Da!" used to mean "Liar!" in any other anime from what I can remember, and when I type the phrase into google, it seems to exclusively be a Higurashi thing. ...
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How and when was Rika Furude born?

This post is split into two parts. This post contains spoilers. I tried to give a spoiler-free title because I don't want someone getting spoiled. The post discuss the events in the 2nd season of ...
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Is it possible to avoid "Oyashiro-sama's curse" in any way? (spoilers)

This post is split into two parts. This post is completely spoilers so I didn't bother to put under spoiler tab. But, I tried to give a spoiler-free title because I don't want someone getting spoiled. ...
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Higurashi no naku koro ni / When They Cry : music identification [closed]

I've been listening to the anime soundtrack, searching for a very particular jazzy/melancolic tone that is sometimes heard throughout the first and second season of Higurashi no naku koro ni / When ...
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Higurashi Route Chapters [closed]

I was just wondering if the trend of the Higurashi Question Arcs having 12 chapters is continued throughout the Answer Arcs? I understand that the Question Arcs are overall longer but I'm not sure if ...
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Who is the person with purple hairs at the end of Kai season of Higurashi? [duplicate]

At the very end of Kai season of Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni, there's a woman telling child Takano not to leave home. She has the same voice as Furude Rika. Is she Furude Rika? If she is, is she a time ...
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Order to read Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni

I want to know the order in which the Higurashi series need to be read in, the series being the following: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Watanagashi Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Tsumihoroboshihen Higurashi ...
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Is Higurashi Kai of horror genre?

I watched the first 3 episodes of Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai (yes, the second season) and there is no horror, nor is it tagged as "horror" on the site I'm watching it; opposed to the first season.
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Anime about a girl who escapes torture? [closed]

Never got to watch the anime itself but saw a short 2-minute clip on a profile on Facebook like 8 years back, and never got to follow up on it. From what I remember: It's about a girl who tortures ...
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What is the chronological order of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni?

I want to know what is (if there is any) the chronological order for this variety series if I'm going to watch it from the start: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Higurashi no ...
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What is the "Malicious Trap" in Watanagashi-hen?

The manga to Watanagashi-hen (2nd question arc) ends with these words from the author (original in Japanese, translated): About Watanagashi-hen Malicious Trap Watanagashi-hen, the second part ...
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Is she adult Rika in the final of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai?

In the final scene of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, we see how the past of Takano changed when she was a child and eventually her parents don't die, then an adult version of Rika appeared. What does ...
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How are Higurashi and Umineko related?

I haven't watched Higurashi and am a bit hesitant to do so after seeing some clips of it and I haven't gotten around to watching Umineko but I've been wondering: apart from the obvious in how they ...
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Who's the director?

I just watched "Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni". I haven't seen any sequel yet. In the first story arc, when Rena and Mion trap Keiichi in his own house, they speak of some sort of coming "director" (or ...
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Am I missing an entry in the Higurashi series?

Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni and Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai both say "Welcome to Hinamizawa..." and "WHEN THEY CRY..." on the cover. Umineko no Naku Koro Ni says "Welcome to Rokkenjima" and "WHEN ...
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What exactly are the rollbacks in Higurashi?

We know that the "mini-arcs" in Higurashi (When They Cry) all start with a sudden rollback. After some terrible events, the town looks normal again. Closer to the end of the anime we are ...
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