History VisualNovel / HigurashiWhenTheyCry

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.
6th May '17 8:00:13 AM Pilomotor
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* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: The club games, and Satoko's traps.

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* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: The club games, and Satoko's traps. For example, in preparation for a squirt gun fight, Rena stashed an extra squirt gun somewhere, but when the time came to use it, it turns out Satoko had already found the hidden gun, broken it so it couldn't fire, and left it in Rena's original hiding spot.



* ItsForABook: Keichi while planning the perfect murder. Later Rika uses this to find out who's [[spoiler:behind her death]].
** Rika's a lot more subtle about it.

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* ItsForABook: Keichi uses this to ask his mother (who likes mystery novels) for general advice while planning the perfect murder. Later Rika uses this much more subtly to find out who's [[spoiler:behind her death]].
** Rika's
death]]. She outlines the story she's come up with so far (actually a lot more subtle basic summary of what she knows about it.the situation she's facing) and asks her friends for help brainstorming possible motivations for the antagonist.
14th Apr '17 6:08:19 PM cs028
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* ColorCodedCharacters: Based on hair color predominantly and partly personality.
** Red: Keiichi
** Orange: Rena
** Yellow: Hojo siblings
** Green: Shmion
** Blue: Rika
** Purple: Hanyuu
9th Apr '17 10:02:29 AM nombretomado
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** That doll Keiichi gives everybody in one or two arcs really does resemble a ''RozenMaiden''.

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** That doll Keiichi gives everybody in one or two arcs really does resemble a ''RozenMaiden''.''Manga/RozenMaiden''.



* VerbalTic: Rika, if not for Creator/YukariTamura's voice, would sound just like a certain ''RozenMaiden''.

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* VerbalTic: Rika, if not for Creator/YukariTamura's voice, would sound just like a certain ''RozenMaiden''.''Manga/RozenMaiden''.
25th Mar '17 11:31:37 AM nombretomado
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While these eight games make up the main series, several bonus chapters are available, including "Rei" (a fandisc collection of three sidestories that take place after the main plot) and a fourth, anime-only installment, "Kira" (a series of light hearted {{fanservice}} laden [=OVAs=] that are outside of continuity). There are also several short, manga-only arcs, usually placed before or after the main story and introducing new characters, while retaining the typical atmosphere of the series. These arcs were adapted with some new ones for the NintendoDS under the title ''Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna'' (2008).

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While these eight games make up the main series, several bonus chapters are available, including "Rei" (a fandisc collection of three sidestories that take place after the main plot) and a fourth, anime-only installment, "Kira" (a series of light hearted {{fanservice}} laden [=OVAs=] that are outside of continuity). There are also several short, manga-only arcs, usually placed before or after the main story and introducing new characters, while retaining the typical atmosphere of the series. These arcs were adapted with some new ones for the NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS under the title ''Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna'' (2008).
6th Mar '17 2:42:11 PM Wyldchyld
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* BleachedUnderpants in-universe: Keiichi understands that his father is a landscape artist, but it's implied during a business party that at least some of his commercial success has come from {{Doujinshi}} products in which the subjects [[FetishFuel keep their socks on]].

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* BleachedUnderpants in-universe: Keiichi understands that his father is a landscape artist, but it's implied during a business party that at least some of his commercial success has come from {{Doujinshi}} products in which the subjects [[FetishFuel keep their socks on]].on.
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