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This article is about the first season of Studio DEEN's Higurashi anime adaptation. For the 2020 Higurashi anime by Studio Passione, see Higurashi: When They Cry – New.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (ひぐらしのなく頃に lit. When the Cicadas Cry) is an anime adaptation of the visual novel series of the same name by Studio DEEN. The anime was aired in Japan from April 4 to September 26, 2006. It adapts the contents of the four Question Arcs along with the first two Answer Arcs, and is followed by Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai.

The anime was licensed by Geneon Entertainment under the English title When They Cry: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni in 2007.[1] The license is currently held by Sentai Filmworks.

Episodes

People who ordered all nine DVD box sets had a chance to acquire the OVA Nekogoroshi-hen. It was included as a bonus episode of the series in the Blu-ray box set released in 2014.[2]

Main article: List of Higurashi home video releases#Higurashi When They Cry (2006 anime)
Episode Name Release Date
1 Onikakushi-hen Part 1: The Beginning April 4, 2006
2 Onikakushi-hen Part 2: The Secret April 11
3 Onikakushi-hen Part 3: Suspicion April 18
4 Onikakushi-hen Part 4: Disturbance April 25
5 Watanagashi-hen Part 1: Jealousy May 2
6 Watanagashi-hen Part 2: Takano May 9
7 Watanagashi-hen Part 3: Lies May 16
8 Watanagashi-hen Part 4: Wish May 23
9 Tatarigoroshi-hen Part 1: Older Brother May 30
10 Tatarigoroshi-hen Part 2: Bond June 6
11 Tatarigoroshi-hen Part 3: Borderline June 13
12 Tatarigoroshi-hen Part 4: Lost Item June 20
13 Tatarigoroshi-hen Part 5: Apology June 27
14 Himatsubushi-hen Part 1: Hinamizawa July 4
15 Himatsubushi-hen Part 2: Sign July 11
16 Meakashi-hen Part 1: First Love July 18
17 Meakashi-hen Part 2: Responsibility July 25
18 Meakashi-hen Part 3: Oni's Blood Line August 1
19 Meakashi-hen Part 4: Revenge August 8
20 Meakashi-hen Part 5: Cold Hands August 15
21 Meakashi-hen Part 6: Condemnation August 22
22 Tsumihoroboshi-hen Part 1: Happiness August 29
23 Tsumihoroboshi-hen Part 2: Place to Return September 5
24 Tsumihoroboshi-hen Part 3: Document 34 September 12
25 Tsumihoroboshi-hen Part 4: Earth Invasion September 19
26 Tsumihoroboshi-hen Part 5: Retake September 26
Bonus Nekogoroshi-hen July 27, 2007

Gallery

External Links

References

  1. Geneon to Release When They Cry - Higurashi https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-03-05/geneon-licenses-when-they-cry
  2. Higurashi When They Cry official site http://www.oyashirosama.com/web/news/index.htm
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