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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.
8th Sep '15 8:34:19 AM Willbyr
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* In ''{{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 ''{{Tsukihime}}'', ''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.
8th Sep '15 8:34:08 AM Willbyr
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-->-- Posted to [[ImageBoard 4chan's /a/]] on April 15, 2006

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-->-- Posted to [[ImageBoard 4chan's /a/]] Website/FourChan's /a/ on April 15, 2006






* Seen in a flashback in {{Karin}}, where the cicada was used as a visual aid for bloodsucking. In case that wasn't already pretty obvious from the blood...

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* Seen in a flashback in {{Karin}}, ''Manga/{{Karin}}'', where the cicada was used as a visual aid for bloodsucking. In case that wasn't already pretty obvious from the blood...



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

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



* ''Anime/{{Lucky Star}}'' uses this trope a few times, a cicada seemingly dying, breaking its hypnotic trance on a sleeping Konata and starting the next scene. The aftermath of its death is the center of another scene opening, featuring other smaller bugs breaking the dead cicada into pieces to take to their nest.

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* ''Anime/{{Lucky Star}}'' ''Manga/LuckyStar'' uses this trope a few times, a cicada seemingly dying, breaking its hypnotic trance on a sleeping Konata and starting the next scene. The aftermath of its death is the center of another scene opening, featuring other smaller bugs breaking the dead cicada into pieces to take to their nest.
14th Jun '15 2:19:52 PM StFan
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* ''ManabiStraight'', pictured above.

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* ''ManabiStraight'', ''Manga/ManabiStraight'', pictured above.
14th Jun '15 1:56:37 PM StFan
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