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Higurashi When They Cry (ひぐらしのなく頃に Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, lit. When the Cicadas Cry) is a 2008 Japanese live-action movie adaptation of the namesake visual novel. It features elements from Onikakushi and Watanagashi. The film was released overseas with the title Shrill Cries of Summer.

A sequel was released in 2009.


Early summer, Keiichi had just moved to a remote mountain village. As he becomes close friends with a group of girls, he was enjoying his life in the village. However when he starts to become suspicious that Rena, Mion and the others that Keiichi trusted may be deeply involved in successive murders that occur every summer, the situation around Keiichi gradually starts to turn. As if the girls' characters had completely changed, a sewing needle is found in his food, he is chased by mysterious men, and is involved in an accident which could have killed him. He could no longer trust anyone, and then... One mystery leads to another, bringing out a shockingly bloody ending!!![1]




Character Actor
Keiichi Maebara Gouki Maeda
Rena Ryuugu Airi Matsuyama
Mion Sonozaki Rin Asuka
Rika Furude Aika
Satoko Houjou Erena Ono
Aiko Maebara Youko Hoshi
Ichirou Maebara Zenkichi Yoneyama
Miyo Takano Ayako Kawahara
Rumiko Chie Hitomi Miwa
Jirou Tomitake Masashi Taniguchi
Kuraudo Ooishi Tetta Sugimoto
Kyousuke Irie Koutaro Tanaka




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