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This page documents Japanese and English home video releases of the Higurashi When They Cry series. Unless specifically noted, Nekogoroshi is not included.

Higurashi When They Cry (2006 anime)[]

Some editions of the 2006 anime DVDs each came with a CD, playing cards, and some TIPS written by Ryukishi07. A standalone OVA titled Nekogoroshi-hen was released as a bonus to those who ordered all nine DVD box sets.

Vol. Cover Release info Content
1
  • Format: DVD
  • Date: August 4, 2006
  • EAN:
    • 4562141568727
  1. The Beginning
  2. The Secret
  3. Suspicion
2
  • Format: DVD
  • Date: September 8, 2006
  • EAN:
    • 4562141568734
  1. Disturbance
  2. Jealousy
  3. Takano
3
  • Format: DVD
  • Date: October 4, 2006
  • EAN:
    • 4562141568741
  1. Lies
  2. Wish
  3. Older Brother
4
  • Format: DVD
  • Date: November 10, 2006
  • EAN:
    • 4562141568758
  1. Bond
  2. Borderline
  3. Lost Item
5
  • Format: DVD
  • Date: December 08, 2006
  • EAN:
    • 4562141568765
  1. Apology
  2. Hinamizawa
  3. Sign
6
  • Format: DVD
  • Date: January 12, 2007
  • EAN:
    • 4562141568772
  1. First Love
  2. Responsibility
  3. Oni's Blood Line
7
  • Format: DVD
  • Date: January 25, 2007
  • EAN:
    • 4562141568789
  1. Revenge
  2. Cold Hands
  3. Condemnation
8 Higu2006dvd vol8
  • Format: DVD
  • Date: February 23, 2007
  • EAN:
    • 4562141568796
  1. Happiness
  2. Place to Return
  3. Document 34
9 Higu2006dvd vol9
  • Format: DVD
  • Date: March 21, 2007
  • EAN:
    • 4562141568802
  1. Earth Invasion
  2. Retake

Higurashi When They Cry Kai[]

The DVD releases of Kai were split into two different subsets: Tsumugi ((ツムギ), lit. Spinning), consisting of volumes 1-6, and Musubi ((ムスビ), lit. Conclusion), consisting of volumes 7-12. Consumers who bought all Tsumugi volumes could get "Chie's New Year's Gift Set", a set of special curry plates and spoons. Those who bought all 12 volumes could receive a mahjong set.

The limited editions of each DVD contained extras in the form of Ura☆Higu shorts and skits recorded by the voice cast.[1]

Vol. Cover Release info Content
1 Higukaidvd vol1
  • Format: DVD
  • Date: September 21, 2007
  • EAN:
    • 4580143033685 (Regular)
    • 4580143033562 (Limited)
  1. Reunion
  2. Playing Tag
2 Higukaidvd vol2
  • Format: DVD
  • Date: October 24, 2007
  • EAN:
    • 4580143033692 (Regular)
    • 4580143033579 (Limited)
  1. Powerless
  2. Pre-established Harmony
3 Higukaidvd vol3
  • Format: DVD
  • Date: November 21, 2007
  • EAN:
    • 4580143033708 (Regular)
    • 4580143033586 (Limited)
  1. The Great Hinamizawa Disaster
  2. Rules of the Labyrinth
4 Higukaidvd vol4
  • Format: DVD
  • Date: December 21, 2007
  • EAN:
    • 4580143033715 (Regular)
    • 4580143033593 (Limited)
  1. How to Change Destiny
  2. Fluctuation
5 Higukaidvd vol5
  • Format: DVD
  • Date: January 25, 2008
  • EAN:
    • 4580143033722 (Regular)
    • 4580143033609 (Limited)
  1. Negotiation
  2. Confrontation
6 Higukaidvd vol6
  • Format: DVD
  • Date: February 22, 2008
  • EAN:
    • 4580143033739 (Regular)
    • 4580143033616 (Limited)
  1. Strong Will
  2. Hinamizawa Syndrome
7 Higukaidvd vol7
  • Format: DVD
  • Date: March 21, 2008
  • EAN:
    • 4580143033746 (Regular)
    • 4580143033623 (Limited)
  1. Finale
  2. Miyo
8 Higukaidvd vol8
  • Format: DVD
  • Date: April 23, 2008
  • EAN:
    • 4580143033753 (Regular)
    • 4580143033630 (Limited)
  1. Wriggling
  2. The Beginning of the End
9 Higukaidvd vol9
  • Format: DVD
  • Date: May 23, 2008
  • EAN:
    • 4580143033760 (Regular)
    • 4580143033647 (Limited)
  1. Strategy
  2. The Final Piece
10 Higukaidvd vol10
  • Format: DVD
  • Date: June 25, 2008
  • EAN:
    • 4580143033777 (Regular)
    • 4580143033654 (Limited)
  1. Opening
  2. Trap
11 Higukaidvd vol11
  • Format: DVD
  • Date: July 25, 2008
  • EAN:
    • 4580143033784 (Regular)
    • 4580143033661 (Limited)
  1. 48 Hours
  2. Offense and Defense
12 Higukaidvd vol12
  • Format: DVD
  • Date: August 22, 2008
  • EAN:
    • 4580143033791 (Regular)
    • 4580143033678 (Limited)
  1. Bloody Battle
  2. End

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak[]

The OVA was released as a prize for CR Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Itadaki and sold separately for a limited time on Animate Online only, with reservations accepted from October 15 to October 31, 2013 .

Cover Release info
  • Format: DVD
  • Publisher: Frontier Works (catalog)
  • Date: November 22, 2013
  • EAN: 4571436890764

Higurashi: When They Cry - GOU[]

The season was released as home media in five box sets from February 24 to June 30, 2021.

Vol. Cover Release info Content
1 HiguGouBox1
  • Format: Blu-ray and DVD
  • Date: February 24, 2021
  • EAN:
    • 4988111659705 (DVD)
    • 4988111659699 (DVD Limited Edition)
    • 4988111659644 (Blu-ray)
    • 4988111659637 (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
Onidamashi
2 HiguGouBox2
  • Format: Blu-ray and DVD
  • Date: March 24, 2021
  • EAN:
    • 4988111659712 (DVD)
    • ? (DVD Limited Edition)
    • 4988111659651 (Blu-ray)
    • ? (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
Watadamashi
3 HiguGouBox3
  • Format: Blu-ray and DVD
  • Date: April 28, 2021
  • EAN:
    • ? (DVD)
    • ? (DVD Limited Edition)
    • ? (Blu-ray)
    • ? (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
Tataridamashi
4 HiguGouBox4
  • Format: Blu-ray and DVD
  • Date: May 26, 2021
  • EAN:
    • ? (DVD)
    • ? (DVD Limited Edition)
    • ? (Blu-ray)
    • ? (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
Nekodamashi
5 HiguGouBox5
  • Format: Blu-ray and DVD
  • Date: June 30, 2021
  • EAN:
    • ? (DVD)
    • ? (DVD Limited Edition)
    • ? (Blu-ray)
    • ? (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
Satokowashi

English[]

Funimation released the season as home media with English sub and dub.

Vol. Cover Release info Content
1
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Date: October 26, 2021
  • UPC: 704400104992
Onidamashi
Watadamashi
Tataridamashi
2
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Date: February 8, 2022
  • UPC: 704400105708
Nekodamashi
Satokowashi

Higurashi: When They Cry - SOTSU[]

The season is being released as home media in four box sets from November 26, 2021 to February 25, 2022.

Vol. Cover Release info Content
1 HiguSotsuBox1
  • Format: Blu-ray and DVD
  • Date: November 26, 2021
  • EAN:
    • ? (DVD)
    • ? (DVD Limited Edition)
    • ? (Blu-ray)
    • ? (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
Oniakashi
2 HiguSotsuBox2
  • Format: Blu-ray and DVD
  • Date: December 22, 2021
  • EAN:
    • ? (DVD)
    • ? (DVD Limited Edition)
    • ? (Blu-ray)
    • ? (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
Wataakashi
3 HiguSotsuBox3
  • Format: Blu-ray and DVD
  • Date: January 26, 2022
  • EAN:
    • ? (DVD)
    • ? (DVD Limited Edition)
    • ? (Blu-ray)
    • ? (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
Tatariakashi
4 HiguSotsuBox4
  • Format: Blu-ray and DVD
  • Date: Febuary 25, 2022
  • EAN:
    • ? (DVD)
    • ? (DVD Limited Edition)
    • ? (Blu-ray)
    • ? (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
Kagurashi

Multi-season collections[]

Name Cover Release info Content
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei x Kira (ひぐらしのなく頃に礼×煌)
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Publisher: Frontier Works
  • Date: November 6, 2015
  • EAN: 4571436907028
When They Cry Complete Series
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Publisher: Sentai Filmworks
  • Date: December 12, 2017
  • EAN: 816726023014
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Complete BD-BOX 2006-2012 (「ひぐらしのなく頃に」コンプリートBD-BOX 2006-2012)
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Publisher: Frontier Works
  • Date: September 30, 2020
  • EAN: 4589644758066

References[]

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