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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Mei (ひぐらしのなく頃に 命 When the Cicadas Cry Life) is a mobile game developed by Smileaxe and published by D-Techno. The opening theme "Frustration" was composed by Chiyomaru Shikura and performed by Ayane. The game began service in Japan on Septmember 3, 2020.

Introduction

Japanese

昭和58年に発生した火山性の有毒ガスによって、住民約1200名が命を落とした『雛見沢大災害』から10年後の、平成5年6月――

災害によって家族を失った少女、公由一穂は廃墟となった故郷雛見沢を訪れる。だが、そんな彼女の目の前に立ちふさがったのは、見たことのないバケモノたちだった。必死に逃げる一穂。そして絶体絶命の窮地に追いやられたその時、自らを神と名乗る不思議な存在『田村媛命』が現れる。彼女によってバケモノ――『ツクヤミ』と戦う力を手に入れた一穂は、その導きに従い古手神社の祭具殿へ。そして、言われるがままに祭具殿へと入った一穂を迎えたのは、懐かしくも切ない――平和な頃の雛見沢だった。

English (Translated)

June 1993, ten years after the "Great Hinamizawa Disaster" in 1983, in which about 1200 residents lost their lives due to released volcanic poisonous gas――

A girl who lost her family to the disaster, Kazuho Kimiyoshi, visits her abandoned hometown of Hinamizawa. But what stood in front of her were monsters she had never seen before. Kazuho desperately runs away. And at that time when she was forced into the predicament of despair, the mysterious existence "Tamurahime" appears and calls herself a god.

Kazuho, who obtained the power to fight "Tsukuyami" from her, is guided into the ritual tool shed in Furude Shrine. After entering the shrine, Kazuho came out to Hinamizawa at a time of peace.

Plot Summary

Main article: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Mei/Plot Summary

Kazuho Kimiyoshi is a teenage girl whose family died 10 years ago in the Great Hinamizawa Disaster. After visiting Hinamizawa in 1993, she meets the goddess Tamurahime no Mikoto who sends her back in time to 1983 to battle monsters called Tsukuyami. Kazuho meets Miyuki Akasaka and Nao Houtani, other girls from 1993 with their own goals, and joins with them to uncover the mysteries surrounding this past Hinamizawa.

The story is split into parts, with Part 1 consisting of Chapters 1 through 8. Part 2 will begin with Chapter 9, releasing on March 29, 2021.[1]

Concept and Development

The Heisei Chapter story was inspired by the film Contagion, however it was rewritten due to the similarities to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

Gameplay

Higurashi Mei is a gacha game, where players spend in-game currency to roll for character units with various outfits and arrange them into a party. Battles are automatic, requiring players to have a strong enough party to defeat each enemy before time runs out. Over time, a gauge for each unit fills that can be used to unleash a special attack.

Given the nature of Higurashi Mei as an alternate continuity to the original Higurashi, some content on this article may spoil the original story. Proceed with caution.


Trailers and PVs

Characters

Main Characters
Antagonists

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First appearance

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First appearance

Gallery

External Links

References

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