Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Alt titles: When They Cry - Higurashi

TV (26 eps)
4.322 out of 5 from 22,463 votes
Rank #234

Maebara Keiichi, an ordinary high-school boy, has transferred to a new school in Hinamizawa, a small rural village. At the outset everything seems peaceful and Keiichi becomes friends with a nice group of schoolgirls with whom he spends many idle summer afternoons. Suddenly violence encroaches upon the blissful peace of the village and Keiichi becomes entangled in an endless cycle of fear and death. The inconsistent, but inevitable horrors of Hinamizawa are told and retold becoming an endless and inescapable nightmare of insanity. Will it end even if the mystery of Hinamizawa is solved?

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Sheex's avatar by Sheex on Jan 7, 2008
Score: 7.5/10

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Cute girl with a cleaver; that carries a nice little ring to it, does it not?  While not fully accurate, it rather clearly depicts Higurashi no Naku Koro ni's brooding mixture of drama and horror.  As I generally make a point to avoid anything that possesses senseless slaughter with a ten-foot poll, I was quite surprised when I found myself drawn in to a show that appeared to have... read more

Sianeka's avatar by Sianeka on Nov 25, 2014
Score: 7/10

There are TEN PAGES of reviews for Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (aka When They Cry)  so another review really isn't necessary to add more opinionated commentary for this series. But, I am committed to do reviews of the anime I watch as participation in the 2014 Secret Santa event. So, here is my review. Warning: some slight spoilers are included, although I will try to keep the plot events and major story... read more

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