History Main / CicadianRhythm

27th Jan '17 2:08:03 PM luisedgarf
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Something of a cultural gap between Asian and western countries because cicadas appear every year in the former while many cicada broods in North America cycle at absurdly long intervals (either 13 or 17 years, and almost never any other number of years) and these periodic cicadas emerge along North America's east-coast in the spring, living for about two weeks, during which they are present ''en'' '''very great''' ''masse''. Thus, children in some areas may not have been exposed to this particular occurrence until midway or later in childhood. However, there are various other cicada species that emerge every summer in the West (most notably the Tibicen/Dog Day cicada) but said species do not emerge by the '''''millions''''' per acre like Magicicadas do. [[note]]There are, however, places where multiple broods overlap. May God have mercy on the souls of the people living there.[[/note]]

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Something of a cultural gap between Asian and western countries because cicadas appear every year in the former while many cicada broods in North America cycle at absurdly long intervals (either 13 or 17 years, and almost never any other number of years) and these periodic cicadas emerge along North America's east-coast in the spring, living for about two weeks, during which they are present ''en'' '''very great''' ''masse''. Thus, children in some areas may not have been exposed to this particular occurrence until midway or later in childhood. However, there are various other cicada species that emerge every summer in the West western countries (most notably the Tibicen/Dog Day cicada) but said species do not emerge by the '''''millions''''' per acre like Magicicadas do. [[note]]There are, however, places where multiple broods overlap. May God have mercy on the souls of the people living there.[[/note]]
27th Jan '17 2:06:46 PM luisedgarf
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Something of a cultural gap between Asia and the West because cicadas appear every year in the former while many cicada broods in North America cycle at absurdly long intervals (either 13 or 17 years, and almost never any other number of years) and these periodic cicadas emerge along North America's east-coast in the spring, living for about two weeks, during which they are present ''en'' '''very great''' ''masse''. Thus, children in some areas may not have been exposed to this particular occurrence until midway or later in childhood. However, there are various other cicada species that emerge every summer in the West (most notably the Tibicen/Dog Day cicada) but said species do not emerge by the '''''millions''''' per acre like Magicicadas do. [[note]]There are, however, places where multiple broods overlap. May God have mercy on the souls of the people living there.[[/note]]

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Something of a cultural gap between Asia Asian and the West western countries because cicadas appear every year in the former while many cicada broods in North America cycle at absurdly long intervals (either 13 or 17 years, and almost never any other number of years) and these periodic cicadas emerge along North America's east-coast in the spring, living for about two weeks, during which they are present ''en'' '''very great''' ''masse''. Thus, children in some areas may not have been exposed to this particular occurrence until midway or later in childhood. However, there are various other cicada species that emerge every summer in the West (most notably the Tibicen/Dog Day cicada) but said species do not emerge by the '''''millions''''' per acre like Magicicadas do. [[note]]There are, however, places where multiple broods overlap. May God have mercy on the souls of the people living there.[[/note]]
25th Dec '16 9:37:57 PM MorningStar1337
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* Nincada and its evolutions Ninjask and Shedinja from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' are based on the Cicadia. Ninjask are said to be loud enough to induce headaches.

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* Nincada and its evolutions Ninjask and Shedinja from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' are based on the Cicadia.Cicada. Ninjask are said to be loud enough to induce headaches.
25th Dec '16 9:37:12 PM MorningStar1337
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* Nincada and its evolutions Ninjask and Shedinja from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''.

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* Nincada and its evolutions Ninjask and Shedinja from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''.''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' are based on the Cicadia. Ninjask are said to be loud enough to induce headaches.
15th Feb '16 12:52:19 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' (literally translated as "When the Cicadas Cry") has, appropriately enough, this trope in just about every episode.
** Although it's worth noting that the anime takes place in June, not the time frame given, and that a Higurashi is a particular type of cicada that comes out in early summer.
** More noticeable in the anime (because it's [[MostAnnoyingSound so persistent]]) is the distinct difference in chirping between day and night. The evening through night is when the higurashi cry.

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' (literally translated as "When the Cicadas Cry") has, appropriately enough, this trope in just about every episode.
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episode. Although it's worth noting that the anime takes place in June, not the time frame given, and that a Higurashi is a particular type of cicada that comes out in early summer.
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summer. More noticeable in the anime (because it's they're [[MostAnnoyingSound so persistent]]) is the distinct difference in chirping between day and night. The evening through night is when the higurashi cry.



** A careful listen will reveal that it is always the same cicada sound effect every time, which can be very distracting.
*** Upon closer listening, one can find that exact same cicada sound effect in many Anime. Wilhelm's Cicada, perhaps?



* The Endless Eight episode of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' features this. Haruhi insists that catching cicadas is part of a perfect summer. She also insists on releasing them, after. Kyon says that releasing them feels like opening Pandora's Box.
** The interesting theme here is that in Eastern mythology, cicadas represent reincarnation and the soul leaving the body to start over again, which perfectly describes the Endless Eight.

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* The Endless Eight episode of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' features this. Haruhi insists that catching cicadas is part of a perfect summer. She also insists on releasing them, after. Kyon says that releasing them feels like opening Pandora's Box.
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Box. The interesting theme here is that in Eastern mythology, cicadas represent reincarnation and the soul leaving the body to start over again, which perfectly describes the Endless Eight.



* It wouldn't be summer in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon: Friends of Mineral Town'' without the scream of cicadas, especially around the Harvest Goddess' lake.

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* It wouldn't be summer in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon: Friends of Mineral Town'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonFriendsOfMineralTown'' without the scream of cicadas, especially around the Harvest Goddess' lake.
31st Jan '16 7:57:16 AM Midna
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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', the cicadas chirping is the most vivid thing Shiki remembers of the day [[spoiler:he was killed, brought back to life, and
brainwashed to forget it]]. He even compares [[spoiler:his own]] dead body to a discarded cicada shell.

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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', the cicadas chirping is the most vivid thing Shiki remembers of the day [[spoiler:he was killed, brought back to life, and
and brainwashed to forget it]]. He even compares [[spoiler:his own]] dead body to a discarded cicada shell.
31st Jan '16 7:53:42 AM Midna
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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' (literally translated as "When Cicadas Cry") has, appropriately enough, this trope in just about every episode.

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' (literally translated as "When the Cicadas Cry") has, appropriately enough, this trope in just about every episode.



* In ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', the cicadas chirping is the most vivid thing Shiki remembers of the day [[spoiler:he was killed, brought back to life, and brainwashed to forget it]]. He even compares [[spoiler:his own]] dead body to a discarded cicada shell.



* ''VisualNovel/EverlastingSummer'' has yet another ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' reference, complete with a similarly creepy storyline and ominously misheard/JapaneseRanguage charater names.

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* ''VisualNovel/EverlastingSummer'' has yet another ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' reference, complete with a similarly creepy storyline and ominously misheard/JapaneseRanguage charater names.
In ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'', cicadas calls can be heard in the background of the Flounder Heights stage. During Splatfests, which take place at night, crickets replace them.


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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', the cicadas chirping is the most vivid thing Shiki remembers of the day [[spoiler:he was killed, brought back to life, and
brainwashed to forget it]]. He even compares [[spoiler:his own]] dead body to a discarded cicada shell.
* ''VisualNovel/EverlastingSummer'' has yet another ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' reference, complete with a similarly creepy storyline and ominously misheard/JapaneseRanguage charater names.
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17th Dec '15 11:29:10 AM Willbyr
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* ''DokiDokiSchoolHours''

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* ''DokiDokiSchoolHours''''Manga/DokiDokiSchoolHours''
3rd Nov '15 3:32:09 PM sph
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* Used in ''Anime/SteinsGate'' as a possible reference to ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' (since steins;gate started as a visual novel too, this is highly plausible).




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* ''VisualNovel/EverlastingSummer'' has yet another ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' reference, complete with a similarly creepy storyline and ominously misheard/JapaneseRanguage charater names.
18th Oct '15 10:16:21 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Potemayo}}'' - Guchuko shows her usual patience by putting up with this racket for about 2 seconds before she uses hypersonics to stun the cicadas ... and shatter glass, set off car alarms, cause dogs to freak out, etc etc. You don't mess with Guchuko.

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* ''{{Potemayo}}'' ''Anime/{{Potemayo}}'' - Guchuko shows her usual patience by putting up with this racket for about 2 seconds before she uses hypersonics to stun the cicadas ... and shatter glass, set off car alarms, cause dogs to freak out, etc etc. You don't mess with Guchuko.
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