Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Alt title: When They Cry - Higurashi

TV (26 eps)
4.272 of 5 from 27,779 votes
Rank #388

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 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

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ratchet573 Sep 11, 2012
Score 7/10

Higurashi is an anime that I initially thought would be nothing more than loli’s killing stuff. Cute, adorable characters do cute, adorable things but secretly harbor murderous intent. If that had been the plot of Higurashi, it would have probably sucked pretty bad. Thankfully, Higurashi is a lot more complex than that, and while the loli killers are definitely the selling point of the anime and the main... read more

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