History Franchise / WhenTheyCry

21st Feb '16 6:59:15 AM Phoenixion
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** ''Onikakushi-hen'' (鬼隠し編, "Abducted By Demons Arc"). The "Keiichi arc". Keiichi moves into Hinamizawa and suspects Rena and Mion of involvement with the murders after he finds that they've been lying to him about the village's past.

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** ''Onikakushi-hen'' [[/index]]''Onikakushi-hen'' (鬼隠し編, "Abducted By Demons Arc"). The "Keiichi arc". Keiichi moves into Hinamizawa and suspects Rena and Mion of involvement with the murders after he finds that they've been lying to him about the village's past.



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** ''Tsukiotoshi-hen'' (憑落し編, "Exorcism chapter"). A [=PS2=]-exclusive arc that resembles ''Tatarigoroshi-hen'' in that Satoko's uncle Teppei is the main threat. Keiichi still takes matters into his own hands, but this time, he is accompanied by Shion and Rena, and all of them start to hallucinate afterward.

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** ''Tsukiotoshi-hen'' [[/index]]''Tsukiotoshi-hen'' (憑落し編, "Exorcism chapter"). A [=PS2=]-exclusive arc that resembles ''Tatarigoroshi-hen'' in that Satoko's uncle Teppei is the main threat. Keiichi still takes matters into his own hands, but this time, he is accompanied by Shion and Rena, and all of them start to hallucinate afterward.



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** ''Nekogoroshi-hen'' (猫殺し編, "Cat Killing chapter"). Mion relates the story of a murdered friend. This was also made into a bonus OVA between the release of the first and second seasons.

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** ''Nekogoroshi-hen'' [[/index]]''Nekogoroshi-hen'' (猫殺し編, "Cat Killing chapter"). Mion relates the story of a murdered friend. This was also made into a bonus OVA between the release of the first and second seasons.



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** ''Legend of the golden witch''. The "Beatrice Arc." Like ''Onikakushi-hen'', this is an introduction to the setting and to the legend of the witch Beatrice. A sorority of witches, each with her own motivations, begins to give Battler cryptic clues. Natsuhi is the prominent adult character of the arc.

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** ''Legend [[/index]]''Legend of the golden witch''. The "Beatrice Arc." Like ''Onikakushi-hen'', this is an introduction to the setting and to the legend of the witch Beatrice. A sorority of witches, each with her own motivations, begins to give Battler cryptic clues. Natsuhi is the prominent adult character of the arc.



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31st Jan '16 1:07:22 PM Lyendith
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In 2016 started ''Hotarubi no Tomoru Koro ni'', a manga drawn by Koike Nokuto and published in the new magazine ''Monthly Action''. It stars Higurashi's character Takano as a protagonist.
17th Jan '16 5:44:42 AM Smeagol17
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*** ''Tokihogushi-hen'' (解々し編, "Untangling Chapter"). A DS-Port Prequel chapter that involves Tomoe Minai in a case of Rena Ryugu in 1982, one year prior to the event of the story.

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*** ''Tokihogushi-hen'' (解々し編, "Untangling Chapter"). A DS-Port Prequel chapter that involves Tomoe Minai in a case of Rena Ryugu in 1982, one year prior to the event events of the story.
17th Jan '16 5:44:18 AM Smeagol17
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*** ''Tokihogushi-hen'' (解々し編, "Untangling Chapter"). A DS-Port Prequel chapter that involves with Tomoe Minai in a case of Rena Ryugu 1982, one year prior to the event of the story.

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*** ''Tokihogushi-hen'' (解々し編, "Untangling Chapter"). A DS-Port Prequel chapter that involves with Tomoe Minai in a case of Rena Ryugu in 1982, one year prior to the event of the story.
3rd Jun '15 1:06:33 AM Soufriere
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[[folder:When They Cry 1 & 2: Higurashi When They Cry]]
* '''When They Cry: VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''' (''Higurashi no Naku Koro ni'', "When The Cicadas Cry"). Hinamizawa, a small village in TheEighties is plagued by a curse in which, every year, one villager is found murdered and another is never seen again. Keiichi Maebara, the new kid in town, begins to uncover the secrets of the village and is driven further into fear and paranoia as he watches his new friends succumb to madness. This year, it looks as if the whole village is marked for death...

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* '''When They Cry: VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''' (''Higurashi [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Higurashi no Naku Koro ni'', "When ni]]''' ("When The Cicadas Cry"). Hinamizawa, a small village in TheEighties is plagued by a curse in which, every year, one villager is found murdered and another is never seen again. Keiichi Maebara, the new kid in town, begins to uncover the secrets of the village and is driven further into fear and paranoia as he watches his new friends succumb to madness. This year, it looks as if the whole village is marked for death...



[[folder:When They Cry 3 & 4: Umineko: When They Cry]]
* '''When They Cry 3: VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''' (''Umineko no Naku Koro ni'', "When The Seagulls Cry"). Unlike ''Higurashi'', ''Umineko'' features a cast of eighteen people on the island of Rokkenjima, and the time loops only last two days, increasing the sense of urgency. An old man living in a mansion is near death, and all the relatives have convened to discuss his will. Battler Ushiromiya, one of these relatives, insists that the legends of a cruel and insane witch are only stories, and is determined to find the real cause of the murders. ''Higurashi'' and ''Umineko'' are mostly unrelated, save for one character which seems to tie the two verses together.

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* '''When They Cry 3: VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''' (''Umineko [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Umineko no Naku Koro ni'', "When ni]]''' ("When The Seagulls Cry"). Unlike ''Higurashi'', ''Umineko'' features a cast of eighteen people on the island of Rokkenjima, and the time loops only last two days, increasing the sense of urgency. An old man living in a mansion is near death, and all the relatives have convened to discuss his will. Battler Ushiromiya, one of these relatives, insists that the legends of a cruel and insane witch are only stories, and is determined to find the real cause of the murders. ''Higurashi'' and ''Umineko'' are mostly unrelated, save for one character which seems to tie the two verses together.
3rd Jun '15 1:03:47 AM Soufriere
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The series is mapped out like this:

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The series is mapped out like this:
this:[[note]] This list uses the Yen Press translations for the English names of the arcs/chapters that appear in the manga.[[/note]]



** ''Onikakushi-hen'' (鬼隠し編, "Spirited Away by the Demon chapter"). The "Keiichi arc". Keiichi moves into Hinamizawa and suspects Rena and Mion of involvement with the murders after he finds that they've been lying to him about the village's past.
** ''Watanagashi-hen'' (綿流し編, "Cotton-Drifting chaper"). The "Mion arc". Mion's twin sister Shion comes to town under mysterious circumstances, and the theory that the murders are committed by demonic possession becomes likely.
*** ''Taraimawashi-hen'' (盥回し編, "Rotation chapter"). A [=PS2=]-exclusive version of the game combining ''Watanagashi-hen'' with ''Onikakushi-hen''. It is designed to show what happens if Keiichi doesn't get involved in the mysteries of Hinamizawa.
** ''Tatarigoroshi-hen'' (祟殺し編, "Curse Killing chapter"). The "Satoko arc". Satoko's abusive uncle makes everyone's life miserable when he comes to Hinamizawa, but Keiichi discovers something even worse in the shrine.
** ''Himatsubushi-hen'' (暇潰し編, "Time Killing chapter"). The "Akasaka Arc". A flashback arc. Police investigator Mamoru Akasaka relates the events of a kidnapping five years ago in Hinamizawa, and the mysterious actions of Rika Furude.
** ''Onisarashi-hen'' (鬼曝し編, "Demon Exposing chapter"). A manga-only chapter. In a timeline where the Great Hinamizawa Disaster occurred, a young girl named Natsumi's life is still ruined despite moving away from Hinamizawa before the massacre.
*** ''Someutsushi-hen'' (染伝し編, "Stain Following chapter"). An adaptation of Onisarashi-hen to the DS system. A new character, a police officer named Tomoe Minai, is introduced. Features a different ending to that of ''Onisarashi-hen''.

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** ''Onikakushi-hen'' (鬼隠し編, "Spirited Away by the Demon chapter")."Abducted By Demons Arc"). The "Keiichi arc". Keiichi moves into Hinamizawa and suspects Rena and Mion of involvement with the murders after he finds that they've been lying to him about the village's past.
** ''Watanagashi-hen'' (綿流し編, "Cotton-Drifting chaper").Arc"). The "Mion arc". Mion's twin sister Shion comes to town under mysterious circumstances, and the theory that the murders are committed by demonic possession becomes likely.
*** ''Taraimawashi-hen'' (盥回し編, "Rotation chapter").Chapter"). A [=PS2=]-exclusive version of the game combining ''Watanagashi-hen'' with ''Onikakushi-hen''. It is designed to show what happens if Keiichi doesn't get involved in the mysteries of Hinamizawa.
** ''Tatarigoroshi-hen'' (祟殺し編, "Curse Killing chapter").Arc"). The "Satoko arc". Satoko's abusive uncle makes everyone's life miserable when he comes to Hinamizawa, but Keiichi discovers something even worse in the shrine.
** ''Himatsubushi-hen'' (暇潰し編, "Time Killing chapter").Arc"). The "Akasaka Arc". A flashback arc. Police investigator Mamoru Akasaka relates the events of a kidnapping five years ago in Hinamizawa, and the mysterious actions of Rika Furude.
** ''Onisarashi-hen'' (鬼曝し編, "Demon Exposing chapter"). Arc"). A manga-only chapter.side-story. In a timeline where the Great Hinamizawa Disaster occurred, a young girl named Natsumi's life is still ruined despite moving away from Hinamizawa before the massacre.
*** ''Someutsushi-hen'' (染伝し編, "Stain Following chapter").Chapter"). An adaptation of Onisarashi-hen to the DS system. A new character, a police officer named Tomoe Minai, is introduced. Features a different ending to that of ''Onisarashi-hen''.



** ''Meakashi-hen'' (目明し編, "Eye Opening chapter"). The "Shion arc". Shion relates her life story and why she is the way she is, culminating in a retelling of what really happened during ''Watanagashi-hen'' (although note that while this arc serves as a POV Sequel to ''Watanagashi-hen'', they are technically different--just nearly identical--timelines).

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** ''Meakashi-hen'' (目明し編, "Eye Opening chapter").Arc"). The "Shion arc". Shion relates her life story and why she is the way she is, culminating in a retelling of what really happened during ''Watanagashi-hen'' (although note that while this arc serves as a POV Sequel to ''Watanagashi-hen'', they are technically different--just different just nearly identical--timelines).identical timelines).



** ''Tsumihoroboshi-hen'' (罪滅し編, "Atonement chapter"). The "Rena arc". Rena becomes incredibly paranoid and feels forced to kill, threaten and hide away in order to save the people she loves, but for the first time, others are able to get through to the victim of paranoia. This also reveals the truth about the events of ''Onikakushi-hen''. This arc acts as the end of the first season of the anime.

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** ''Tsumihoroboshi-hen'' (罪滅し編, "Atonement chapter").Arc"). The "Rena arc". Rena becomes incredibly paranoid and feels forced to kill, threaten threaten, and hide away in order to save the people she loves, but for the first time, others are able to get through to the victim of paranoia. This also reveals the truth about the events of ''Onikakushi-hen''. This arc acts as the end of the first season of the anime.anime.
*** ''Yoigoshi-hen'' (宵越し編, "Beyond Midnight Arc"). A manga-only AlternateUniverse to ''Tsumihoroboshi-hen''. In 2006, 23 years after the Hinamizawa Disaster, a new group including a woman claiming to be Mion Sonozaki meets in abandoned Hinamizawa. This Chapter appears in a third Higurashi DS-port game, with a new character added. In the overall manga series, it is counted as Volumes 9 and 10, placing it in between the two halves of the greater story.



*** ''Yoigoshi-hen'' (宵越し編, "Overnight chapter"). A manga-only Alternate Universe to ''Tsumihoroboshi-hen''. Twenty-three years later, a new group--including a woman claiming to be Mion Sonozaki--meets in Hinamizawa. This Chapter is appears in a third Higurashi DS-port game, with a new character added.



** ''Minagoroshi-hen'' (皆殺し編, "Massacre chapter"). The "Rika Arc". Rika and Keiichi band together with the rest of the club, all having realized everything about the time loop and what they had done in the past. They do their best to get past the one hurdle that Rika has deemed impossible to beat--Satoko's abusive uncle Teppei--but are stopped by the real murderer, who is revealed after having been hiding all this time.
** ''Matsuribayashi-hen'' (祭囃し編, "Festival Music chapter"). The "Hanyu Arc". The real murderer's heartbreaking motivations are revealed. The club, plus Hanyu, the police and other adults of authority, mobilizes to save Hinamizawa once and for all.
** ''Miotsukushi-hen'' (澪尽し編, "Canal Drying chapter"). A [=PS2=]-exclusive Alternate Universe ending arc in which Rika and Keiichi stand alone instead of with the others, as the Hate Plague goes into overdrive and the events of ''Watanagashi-hen'', ''Tatarigoroshi-hen'' and ''Tsumihoroboshi-hen'' hit them all at once. Several deviations occur from the ''Matsuribayashi-hen'' ending.

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** ''Minagoroshi-hen'' (皆殺し編, "Massacre chapter").Arc"). The "Rika Arc". Rika and Keiichi band together with the rest of the club, all having realized everything about the time loop and what they had done in the past. They do their best to get past the one hurdle that Rika has deemed impossible to beat--Satoko's abusive uncle Teppei--but are stopped by the real murderer, who is revealed after having been hiding all this time.
** ''Matsuribayashi-hen'' (祭囃し編, "Festival Music chapter").Accompanying Arc"). The "Hanyu Arc". The real murderer's heartbreaking motivations are revealed. The club, club plus Hanyu, the police police, and other adults of authority, mobilizes authority mobilize to save Hinamizawa once and for all.
** *** ''Miotsukushi-hen'' (澪尽し編, "Canal Drying chapter"). A [=PS2=]-exclusive Alternate Universe ending arc in which Rika and Keiichi stand alone instead of with the others, as the Hate Plague goes into overdrive and the events of ''Watanagashi-hen'', ''Tatarigoroshi-hen'' and ''Tsumihoroboshi-hen'' hit them all at once. Several deviations occur from the ''Matsuribayashi-hen'' ending.



** ''Saikoroshi-hen'' (賽殺し編, "Dice Killing chapter"). The epilogue. Rika falls into a coma and wakes up in a Wonderful Life scenario, only instead of wishing herself out, she's wished out the Dysfunction Junction of the cast. What didn't kill them, though, once removed, appears to have made them horrible, miserable, selfish people.

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** ''Saikoroshi-hen'' (賽殺し編, "Dice Killing chapter").Arc"). The epilogue. Rika falls into a coma and wakes up in a Wonderful Life scenario, only instead of wishing herself out, she's wished out the Dysfunction Junction of the cast. What didn't kill them, though, once removed, appears to have made them horrible, miserable, selfish people.



* '''Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira'''. More extra arcs that are probably not canon. An anime OVA that contains Batsukoishi-hen and three all-new episodes. Notable for being much more lighthearted and silly than the other even ''Rei'' and containing very high amounts of fanservice.

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* '''Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira'''. More extra arcs that are probably not canon. An anime OVA that contains Batsukoishi-hen and three all-new episodes. Notable for being much more lighthearted and silly than the other even ''Rei'' and containing very high amounts of fanservice.
13th Jan '15 2:42:41 PM HomerSimpson
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1st Dec '14 1:21:42 PM theAdeptRogue
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Independent game developer [=Ryukishi07=] of 07th Expansion wanted to make a visual novel that stuck with people after they played it. For inspiration, he looked to one of the industry's pioneers, KeyVisualArts. Studying their games, he noticed that they all followed a basic structure. The games began with comedy and introduction of the characters and the basic concepts of the world; then the player got to know the characters; then something tragic happened to [[PlayerPunch make the player cry]] just as they'd gotten to care about the cast, accompanied by revelations of the true nature of the world and what had really been going on the whole time; then the story culminated with a miracle to EarnYourHappyEnding. Ryukishi decided that he wanted to make a game like that, too... but he didn't want to [[{{Utsuge}} make his audience cry]] like Key did.

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Independent game developer [=Ryukishi07=] of 07th Expansion wanted to make a visual novel that stuck with people after they played it. For inspiration, he looked to one of the industry's pioneers, KeyVisualArts.Creator/KeyVisualArts. Studying their games, he noticed that they all followed a basic structure. The games began with comedy and introduction of the characters and the basic concepts of the world; then the player got to know the characters; then something tragic happened to [[PlayerPunch make the player cry]] just as they'd gotten to care about the cast, accompanied by revelations of the true nature of the world and what had really been going on the whole time; then the story culminated with a miracle to EarnYourHappyEnding. Ryukishi decided that he wanted to make a game like that, too... but he didn't want to [[{{Utsuge}} make his audience cry]] like Key did.
19th Jun '14 6:45:49 PM AnotherDuck
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26th May '14 8:43:41 AM Oecchi
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* TheEighties

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* TheEightiesTheEighties: ''Higurashi'' takes place in 1983, while ''Umineko'' takes place in 1986.
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