Rika and Hanyuu Character CD

>> December 28, 2007

The Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Character CD 1 has been released! It features Yui Horie(Hanyuu) and Yukari Takari(Rika) singing two new songs, "Nanodesu / 「なのです☆」" and "S-A-G-A~rinne no hate ni / 「S・A・G・A~輪廻の果てに~」". This is the first of 3 currently announced Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai character CDs that are in line for release. They are as follows: Character CD 1 - Hanyuu and Rika (07.12.29) Character CD 2 - Takano and Tomitake (08.01.16) Character CD 3 - Satoshi and Keiichi (08.02.14) 「なのです☆」 ____________ 「S・A・G・A~輪廻の果てに~」 If the links die please report them by commenting on this post. Thanks!

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Behind the Scenes of Higurashi movie

>> December 26, 2007

Sites Famitsu and Dengeki Online have offered an exclusive first look on the Higurashi live-action movie due for theatres later in 2008, which is still undergoing some filming on location at Shinto shrine in Nagano Prefecture, Takatomachi. Pictures include Director Ataru Oikawa as well as the cast, Goki Maeda (Keiichi), Airi Matsuyama (Rena), Rin Asuka (Mion), Aika (Rika), and Erena Ono (Satoko). Ryukishi07, the creator and writer of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni revealed that he will have a cameo appearance in the film as well.

Picture, Left to Right:Rena(Matsuyama), Satoko(Ono), Keiichi(Maeda), Rika(Aika), and Mion(Asuka)

Source: (1), (2), (3)

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"Dodge Rena's super-high-speed punch! 'Renapan' is brought to i-mode"

Taito has released the minigame 'Renapan', originally for the PC, for i-mode cellphones. They're planning to release another version in late August that will go on to support online rankings. Source: (1), (2) Just for fun, I've also set up a page where you can play Renapan right here, which has translations and instructions for the game. For it, you can go here to play it!

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Higurashi Movie 30 Minute Special

>> December 25, 2007

The Higurashi Movie special aired recently.It special includes interviews with the cast and director of the movie, and premieres Eiko Shimamiya's new song, "Wheel of Fortune". It shows many clips of the movie, as well as short interviews with each of the main actors and actresses. Currently there is no subbed version of this special, but even if you do not speak Japanese I'd recommend watching it anyway. I hope you all enjoy watching this as much as I did!
Online Videos by Veoh.com

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 24: Oshimai

>> December 22, 2007

Episode: Chapter Ten: Oshimai (End) Arc: Matsuribayashi-hen (Festival Accompanying)

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Higurashi 2008 Calendar now on sale - Pictures revealed

>> December 20, 2007

The Higurashi calendar for 2008 is now on sale and can be purchased. It has 6 pictures (7 including the cover, see right) and is 1 picture per 2 months. Some of the pictures might be familiar to you while others are new to us. I'll post links where to purchase it later on.

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Most searched keywords of 2007, Japan

>> December 19, 2007

The ranking of google's 2007 keywords are as follows. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is the 2nd most searched keyword of 2007 in the Entertainment category. Entertainment (movies,music,TV..) Top 10:

01 - Hana yori dango 2 (Dorama) 02 - Higurashi no naku koro ni (Anime) 03 - Lucky Star (Anime) 04 - Ai no ri (Movie) 05 - Kamen Rider Den-O (TV series) 06 - DragonBall (Anime) 07 - Fuurin Kazan (Taiga dorama) 08 - Karei-naru Ichizoku (Dorama) 09 - Liar Game (Dorama) 10 - Suiyoubi dou deshou (Cable Dorama) Celebrity Top 10: 01 - Nakagawa Shouko 02 - Sawajiri Erika 03 - Hatsune Miku 04 - Leah Dizon 05 - Kojima Yoshio 06 - YUI 07 - Aragaki Yui 08 - Nagasawa Masami 09 - AAA 10 - Asao Miwa General Top 10: 01 - Yahoo 02 - YouTube 03 - mixi 04 - amazon 05 - 2ch 06 - nicovideo 07 - Rakuten 08 - wiki 09 - map 10 - weather
Source: ERIKA FANTASY

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Higurashi Movie Trailer; Season 3 Announcement!

>> December 17, 2007

A trailer for the Higurashi movie has been put up at the official site. You can see a few of the actors and actresses here, too. The set is amazing so far! And.. you can hear the song playing, right? If you haven't noticed, miss Shimamiya will be singing for the movie as well! You can watch the trailer below. Aside from that, I've also got some other news. It appears that there will be a third season for Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. There are multiple sources stating this from reliable places but it's still a great surprise! The amount of episodes as well as the exact date it will air is still unsure, but that doesn't affect the impact of this news! Please keep coming back for more info, I'll be sure to update you with everything! Also, as a side note, the final episode of Kai has been released already, but no subs yet. Wait a little longer! Rough translation of site:

Third Season Production Decision of 'When they Cry' Animated Cartoon It was decided that there will be production of a 'When they Cry' third season of the animated cartoon. Detailed information is not decided yet. Please continue your support for 'When they Cry' in 2008.
オヤシロさまドットコム─テレビアニメ「ひぐらしのなく頃に解」公式サイト
source: (1)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 23: Kessen

>> December 16, 2007

Episode: Chapter Ten: Kessen (Bloody Battle) Arc: Matsuribayashi-hen (Festival Accompanying)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 22: Koubou

>> December 7, 2007

Episode: Chapter Nine: Koubou (Offense and Defense) Arc: Matsuribayashi-hen (Festival Accompanying)

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30-minute special on Christmas Eve

>> December 6, 2007

According to this report from Animate, a 30-minute special for the upcoming Higurashi live-action movie will air Monday, December 24th on Sun TV. The movie itself will be directed by Ataru Oikawa and will star Gouki Maeda (Keiichi) and Rin Asuka (Mion). A Spring 2008 release date for theaters has been set.
I'll post the video as soon as it's available! It'll be interesting seeing out first actual peek at the cast. source: (1), (2)

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Shoutbox

>> December 3, 2007

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 21: Yonjuu-hachi Jikan

>> November 26, 2007

Episode: Chapter One: Yonkuu-hachi Jikan (48 Hours) Arc: Tatarigoroshi-hen (Curse Killing)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 20: Torappu

>> November 19, 2007

Episode: Chapter Seven: Torrapu (Trap) Arc: Tatarigoroshi-hen (Curse Killing)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 19: Makuake

>> November 12, 2007

Episode: Chapter Six: Makuake (Opening) Arc: Tatarigoroshi-hen (Curse Killing)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 18: Saigo no Koma

>> November 5, 2007

Episode: Chapter Five: Saigo no Koma (The Last Place) Arc: Tatarigoroshi-hen (Curse Killing)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 17: Bouryaku

>> October 29, 2007

Episode: Chapter Four: Bouryaku (Strategy) Arc: Tatarigoroshi-hen (Curse Killing)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 16: Owari no Hajimari

>> October 22, 2007

Episode: Chapter Three: Owari no Hajimari (The Beginning of the End) Arc: Tatarigoroshi-hen (Curse Killing)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 15: Ugomeki

>> October 15, 2007

Episode: Chapter Two: Ugomeki (Wriggling) Arc: Tatarigoroshi-hen (Curse Killing)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 14: Miyo

>> October 8, 2007

Episode: Chapter One: Miyo Arc: Tatarigoroshi-hen (Curse Killing)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 13: Shūmatsu

>> October 1, 2007

Episode: Chapter Eight: Shuumatsu (Finale) Arc: Minagoroshi-hen (Massacre)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 12: Hinamizawa Shōkōgun

>> September 25, 2007

Episode: Chapter Seven: Hinamizawa Shoukougun (Hinamizawa Syndrome) Arc: Minagoroshi-hen (Massacre)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 11: Tsuyoi Ishi

>> September 14, 2007

Episode: Chapter Six: Tsuyoi Ishi (A Strong Will) Arc: Minagoroshi-hen (Massacre)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 10: Taiketsu

>> September 7, 2007

Episode: Chapter Five: Taiketsu (Confrontation) Arc: Minagoroshi-hen (Massacre)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 09: Kōshō

>> August 31, 2007

Episode: Chapter Four: Koushou (Negotiation) Arc: Minagoroshi-hen (Massacre)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 08: Yuragi

>> August 24, 2007

Episode: Chapter Three: Yuragi (Wavering) Arc: Minagoroshi-hen (Massacre)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 07: Unmei no Kaekata

>> August 17, 2007

Episode: Chapter Two: Unmei no Kaekata (How to Change Destiny) Arc: Minagoroshi-hen (Massacre)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 06: Meiro no Hōsoku

>> August 10, 2007

Episode: Chapter One: Meiro no Housoku (Rules of the Labyrinth) Arc: Minagoroshi-hen (Massacre)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 05: Hinamizawa Daisaigai

>> August 3, 2007

Episode: Chapter Four: Hinamizawa Daisaigai (The Great Hinamizawa Disaster) Arc: Yakusamashi-hen (Disaster Awakening)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 04: Yotei Chōwa

>> July 27, 2007

Episode: Chapter Three: Yotei Chouwa (Pre-established Harmony) Arc: Yakusamashi-hen (Disaster Awakening)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 03: Muryoku

>> July 20, 2007

Episode: Chapter Two: Muryoku (Powerlessness) Arc: Yakusamashi-hen (Disaster Awakening)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 02: Onigokko

>> July 13, 2007

Episode: Chapter One: Onigokko (Tag) Arc: Yakusamashi-hen (Disaster Awakening)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Episode 01: Saikai

>> July 6, 2007

Episode: Saikai (Reunion) Arc: No Arc video

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