History VisualNovel / HigurashiWhenTheyCry

17th Aug '17 8:03:01 AM SeptimusHeap
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** What about Irie? [[LoliCon So what if he has a little bit of an]] obsession with [[TokenMiniMoe Satoko?]] He's still pretty hot.
10th Aug '17 8:22:50 AM SeptimusHeap
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** The scene that leads to the one where Satoko [[spoiler:pushes Keiichi over a bridge]] is different in the different adaptations. In the original sound novel, she's stark naked. In the remakes and manga, she has a towel on. In the anime, she has a towel on for most of the scene then goes and gets clothing, thus changing the way the scenes after it play out compared to the other adaptations. MangaGamer, the company that releases the games translated, was going to put a towel on her due to {{Lolicon}} related reasons but in the end decided not to.

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** The scene that leads to the one where Satoko [[spoiler:pushes Keiichi over a bridge]] is different in the different adaptations. In the original sound novel, she's stark naked. In the remakes and manga, she has a towel on. In the anime, she has a towel on for most of the scene then goes and gets clothing, thus changing the way the scenes after it play out compared to the other adaptations. MangaGamer, the company that releases the games translated, was going to put a towel on her due to {{Lolicon}} {{Lolicon|AndShotacon}} related reasons but in the end decided not to.



* ComedicLolicon: Dr. Irie, for Satoko. [[RuleOfFunny Not taken seriously.]] Played up more in the anime compared to other mediums.



* {{Lolicon}}: Dr. Irie, for Satoko. [[RuleOfFunny Not taken seriously.]] Played up more in the anime compared to other mediums.
8th Aug '17 6:03:33 PM Clevomon
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** Remakes of the visual novel also made minor changes to some of the lines of the original arcs, changing some explicit sexual references to ones that were less explicit and adjusting earlier references to other works (particularly anime) to ones that were WritingAroundTrademarks. Some of the more gory references to Hinamizawa's history in Watanagashi-hen (particularly those involving [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalism]] were also either excised or toned down.
28th Jun '17 2:19:36 AM Smeagol17
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While the eight core games were translated by [=MangaGamer=] in 2009, the translation was largely considered rather poor. However, starting in 2015, the entire series (including the eight main games, the three ''Rei'' games, and three additional unreleased games) will be given a Western release, with updated sprites and a re-translation, from the same company under the title ''Higurashi When They Cry Hou''. The first chapter can be purchased from [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/310360/ Steam]] or [[http://www.desura.com/games/higurashi-when-they-cry Desura]]. Five have been released so far.
Short and spoileriffic summaries of each arc are available on the ''Franchise/WhenTheyCry'' article.

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While the eight core games were translated by [=MangaGamer=] in 2009, the translation was largely considered rather poor. However, starting in 2015, the entire series (including the eight main games, the three ''Rei'' games, and three additional unreleased games) will be given a Western release, with updated sprites and a re-translation, from the same company under the title ''Higurashi When They Cry Hou''. The first chapter can be purchased from [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/310360/ Steam]] or [[http://www.desura.com/games/higurashi-when-they-cry Desura]]. Five have been released so far.
far. Short and spoileriffic summaries of each arc are available on the ''Franchise/WhenTheyCry'' article.
28th Jun '17 2:18:16 AM Smeagol17
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While the eight core games were translated by [=MangaGamer=] in 2009, the translation was largely considered rather poor. However, starting in 2015, the entire series (including the eight main games, the three ''Rei'' games, and three additional unreleased games) will be given a Western release, with updated sprites and a re-translation, from the same company under the title ''Higurashi When They Cry Hou''. The first chapter can be purchased from [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/310360/ Steam]] or [[http://www.desura.com/games/higurashi-when-they-cry Desura]]. The second chapter has now been released on Steam [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/410890/ here.]]

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While the eight core games were translated by [=MangaGamer=] in 2009, the translation was largely considered rather poor. However, starting in 2015, the entire series (including the eight main games, the three ''Rei'' games, and three additional unreleased games) will be given a Western release, with updated sprites and a re-translation, from the same company under the title ''Higurashi When They Cry Hou''. The first chapter can be purchased from [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/310360/ Steam]] or [[http://www.desura.com/games/higurashi-when-they-cry Desura]]. The second chapter has now Five have been released on Steam [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/410890/ here.]]so far.
17th Jun '17 2:05:45 AM syckls
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** What's interesting is that it carries a double meaning in both languages Higurashi can be translated to "cicada" (蜩) or "day-to-day life" (日暮し), and Naku can mean to cry (as in call), cry (as in weep) or none/nothing. So the title from Japanese can be "When the Cicadias Cry" or "When the day-to-day life is no more". In English "cry" still carries two meanings, to weep or to call.

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** What's interesting is that it carries a double meaning in both languages Higurashi can be translated to "cicada" (蜩) or "day-to-day life" (日暮し), and Naku languages. "Naku", just like "to cry", can mean to cry (as in call), cry (as in weep) "to call" (i.e. an animal's call) or none/nothing. So the title from Japanese can be "When the Cicadias Cry" or "When the day-to-day life is no more". In English "cry" still carries two meanings, to weep or to call."to weep".



* MultipleReferencePun: The title. The "''naku''" means "to cry" as in both weeping ''and'' an animal making noises. ''Higurashi'' is a type of cicada, but can also mean "everyday life"; the entire title can be translated as "when there is no everyday life."

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* MultipleReferencePun: The title. The "''naku''" means "to cry" as in both weeping ''and'' an animal making noises. ''Higurashi'' is a type of cicada, but can also mean "everyday life"; the entire title can be translated as "when there is no everyday life."
10th Jun '17 10:04:40 PM Undefines
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* IdiotsCannotCatchColds: In Onikakushi-hen, when Keiichi stays home with the excuse of a cold, Mion asks if the club members can visit him. He says he doesn't want them to catch his cold, but Mion remarks that [[SelfDeprecation they're all too stupid to catch colds]].
3rd Jun '17 6:08:48 PM Clevomon
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** Rika does this repeatedly during the visual novels' wrap parties, especially in the original versions. Keiichi wasn't included in the guests at the first four wrap parties because his sprite had yet to be drawn, and Rika repeatedly notes that's the reason (non-fourth-wall-breaking, it's ostensibly because he's getting a jump on practicing the next script). This was largely removed from the later editions for the PS2, DS, and PS3 (since of course, by then his sprite was drawn). However, Rika still gets in one comment in the Onikakushi-hen wrap party where she says that he can come when they finish recording his lines. In fact, the wrap-parties in their entirety break the fourth wall because they're basically the characters speculating about what happened to cause them all to die. So Rika's comments are breaking the second fourth wall. Does that make it a fourth wall squared?
21st May '17 8:37:21 AM Cieloazul
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** Maybe it's not a voluntary one, but in the last episode of ''Kira'', when Rena [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe takes baby Rika home with her]] Mion screams her to put on some clothes. Pretty ironic when you know that Creator/SatsukiYukino also voiced [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl Yoruichi]], who was told that a couple of times by Ichigo in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.

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** Maybe it's not a voluntary one, but in the last episode of ''Kira'', when Rena [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe takes baby Rika home with her]] Mion screams her to put on some clothes.PleasePutSomeClothesOn. Pretty ironic when you know that Creator/SatsukiYukino also voiced [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl Yoruichi]], who was told that a couple of times by Ichigo in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.



* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:The Dice-Killing Arc of ''Higurashi Rei'']]... OrWasItADream

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* AgonyOfTheFeet: A variation on the fifth episode of ''Kai'', in which Satoko doesn't get any shoes when searching for Rika and ends up fleeing barefoot of her captors. She doesn't hurt her feet, but it still causes her to slip down a slope and wound her leg.
* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:The Dice-Killing Arc of ''Higurashi Rei'']]... OrWasItADreamOrWasItADream.
6th May '17 8:11:10 AM Pilomotor
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-->"[[spoiler:Takano]] and Hanyuu, were you listening to what Mion said? We don't play Old Maid. Just Old Geezer. [[spoiler:Takano]] laughed it off as being the same but it is a completely different game. After all, if one adds the missing card that is taken out in a game of Old Geezer, it becomes a game without losers. After adding Hanyuu, our missing card the world became a world free of losers. It is the height of folly to purposely take one card out of the game. This world doesn't need a loser."

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-->"[[spoiler:Takano]] and Hanyuu, were you listening to what Mion said? We don't play Old Maid. Just Old Geezer. [[spoiler:Takano]] laughed it off as being the same but it is a completely different game. After all, if one adds the missing card that is taken out in a game of Old Geezer, it becomes a game without losers. After adding Hanyuu, our missing card card, the world became a world free of losers. It is the height of folly to purposely take one card out of the game. This world doesn't need a loser."



* GenreBusting: No really, good luck explaining in a few words what this series is exactly.

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* GenreBusting: No really, good luck explaining in a few words what this series is exactly. Slice-of-life comedy? Supernatural mystery? Psychological horror? You'll often find all three in the same story arc.
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