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]
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. The localization of Higurashi Hou was announced at Anime Boston 2015 (April 3).
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Question Arcs (original localization) — December 15, 2009
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai (original localization)
- Meakashi-hen — February 28, 2010
- Tsumihoroboshi-hen — April 15, 2010
- Minagoroshi-hen — May 31, 2010
- Matsuribayashi-hen — July 15, 2010
- Onikakushi-hen — May 15, 2015
- Watanagashi-hen — November 13, 2015
- Tatarigoroshi-hen — June 17, 2016
- Himatsubushi-hen — October 7, 2016
- Meakashi-hen — April 28, 2017
- Tsumihoroboshi-hen — June 14, 2018
- Minagoroshi-hen — July 18, 2019
- Matsuribayashi-hen — May 14, 2020
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 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).
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).
- Phase 1: For You, the Replaceable Ones — October 4, 2019
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. The licenses have since expired.
- Rose Guns Days: Season 1
- Rose Guns Days: Season 2
- Rose Guns Days: Season 3
- Rose Guns Days: Last Season
References[edit | edit source]
- "Announcements from Anime Expo 2014!" on the MangaGamer staff blog http://blog.mangagamer.org/2014/07/03/announcements-from-anime-expo-2014/
- "Anime Boston Announcements!" on the MangaGamer staff blog http://blog.mangagamer.org/2015/04/03/anime-boston-announcements/
- "Announcements from Anime Expo" on the MangaGamer staff blog http://blog.mangagamer.org/2015/07/05/announcements-from-anime-expo-2015/
- "Announcements from Anime Weekend Atlanta 2016" on the MangaGamer staff blog http://blog.mangagamer.org/2016/10/02/announcements-from-anime-weekend-atlanta-2016/
- "New Releases From 07th Expansion!". MangaGamer Staff Blog.