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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou (ひぐらしのなく頃に奉, lit. When the Cicadas Cry Gift) is the latest PC visual novel release in the Higurashi When They Cry series. It is a collection that contains Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Question Arcs, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei, and some additional content, comprising a total of 14 chapters. Unlike Higurashi Rei, it is NOT officially subtitled When They Cry 2+. However, this wiki still refers to this title as WTC2+ along with Rei for the sake of convenience.

MangaGamer announced in early 2015 that they would translate and release all 14 chapters in Hou individually on Steam. [1] The first 8 chapters, comprising the Question Arcs and Kai, are currently sold under the name Higurashi When They Cry Hou.

Entergram released a console version under the same name on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

A remaster titled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou+ was released on January 28, 2022.

Story Arcs

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Question Arcs

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei (Steam release date: Jun 2, 2022)


An extra arc set in an alternate continuity and adapted from a story included in Higurashi Daybreak Original Soundtrack.


A sequel to Outbreak.

Hinamizawa Bus Stop

An extra arc inspired by the original stage-play script that Higurashi began life as.



  • According to Ryukishi07, this title is named Hou (gift) "in the sense that it is dedicated to the fans and gods".[2]


  1. Anime Boston Announcements! http://blog.mangagamer.org/2015/04/03/anime-boston-announcements/
  2. New game in 8 years! What is the reason behind the production of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou, which Ryukishi 07 talks about? https://kai-you.net/article/7955

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