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MangaGamer is an English visual novel localization company responsible for the official English releases of the When They Cry franchise.

07th Expansion Titles[edit | edit source]

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni[edit | edit source]

The Higurashi series was released under the title Higurashi When They Cry. The initial release had the Question Arcs as a single game, while the Answer Arcs were split into individual releases. A Steam release of the titles was announced at Anime Expo 2014 (July 3) with an added Hou subtitle, featuring a redone translation and new art by Kurosaki[1]. The localization of Higurashi Hou was announced at Anime Boston 2015 (April 3)[2].

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Question Arcs (original localization) — December 15, 2009

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai (original localization)

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou

Umineko no Naku Koro ni[edit | edit source]

The localization of Umineko under the name Umineko When They Cry was announced at Anime Expo 2015 (July 5). The official release includes a rework of the fan-translation by Witch Hunt and additional art from the pachinko game[3] by Kei Natsumi. Both halves of the story later received hardcopy releases. A localization of the fighting game under the name Umineko: Golden Fantasia was also announced at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2016 (October 2)[4].

Umineko no Naku Koro ni Question Arcs — July 8, 2016

Umineko no Naku Koro ni (hardcopy) — August 18, 2017

Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru — November 17, 2017

Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru (hardcopy) — July 12, 2018

Umineko: Golden Fantasia — December 8, 2017

Ciconia no Naku Koro ni[edit | edit source]

MangaGamer announced an official worldwide English release of the series on Steam in collaboration with Witch Hunt at Sakuracon 2019 (April 19).

Ciconia no Naku Koro ni

Other Licenses[edit | edit source]

On February 7, 2014, MangaGamer started distributing the Higanbana and Rose Guns Days VNs for explicit usage with existing English patches.[5] The licenses have since expired.

Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni

Rose Guns Days

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Announcements from Anime Expo 2014!" on the MangaGamer staff blog http://blog.mangagamer.org/2014/07/03/announcements-from-anime-expo-2014/
  2. "Anime Boston Announcements!" on the MangaGamer staff blog http://blog.mangagamer.org/2015/04/03/anime-boston-announcements/
  3. "Announcements from Anime Expo" on the MangaGamer staff blog http://blog.mangagamer.org/2015/07/05/announcements-from-anime-expo-2015/
  4. "Announcements from Anime Weekend Atlanta 2016" on the MangaGamer staff blog http://blog.mangagamer.org/2016/10/02/announcements-from-anime-weekend-atlanta-2016/
  5. "New Releases From 07th Expansion!". MangaGamer Staff Blog.

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