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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. The license is currently held by Sentai Filmworks.
- Higurashi When They Cry official site http://www.oyashirosama.com/web/news/index.htm
- Geneon to Release When They Cry - Higurashi https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-03-05/geneon-licenses-when-they-cry