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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Jan (ひぐらしの哭く頃に 雀 When the Cicadas Howl Pair) is a Higurashi When They Cry mahjong-themed spinoff video game. It was first released as an arcade game by AQ Interactive on July 16, 2009 and was rereleased on PlayStation Portable with additional content on November 12, 2009.

Game Modes[]

  • Club Activity Mode: A free mode where you can choose any character and play against another character. Winning will result in the opponent suffering a punishment game.
  • Tile Breaker: A PSP-exclusive gag mode featuring chibi characters.


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Two manga have been inspired by this game: the one-shot Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Jan and the series Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Jan: Tsubamegaeshi-hen, consisting of two volumes.


  • The na (哭) kanji featured in the title is different than the na (な) character featured on other Higurashi works, but it has a similar meaning.

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