When They Cry - Higurashi (TV)

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[ part of [Higurashi no Naku Koro ni] ]

Related anime:
    Higurashi no Naku Koroni Gaiden Nekogoroshi-hen (OAV) (spinoff)
    Higurashi no Naku Koroni Kai (TV) (sequel)
      Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira (OAV) (side story)
      Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei (OAV) (sequel)

Alternative title:
Cuando las cigarras lloran (Spanish)
Higurashi no Naku Koroni (Japanese)
Higurashi: When They Cry
Hinamizawa, le village maudit (French)
When They Cry
When They Cry - Higurashi no Naku Koroni
Когда плачут цикады (Russian)
ひぐらしのなく頃に (Japanese)
쓰르라미 울 적에 (Korean)
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: On one hot summer day in 1983, a transfer student named Maebara Keiichi comes to a peaceful rural village in Hinamizawa. There, he befriends his classmates Rena, Mion, Rika, and Satoko. Accepted as a full-fledged member of the "club," Keiichi and the gang plays all sorts of activities ranging from card and board games to hide-and-seek. But just as Keiichi was beginning to be assimilated in simple rural life, he stumbles upon the dark history of Hinamizawa. As Keiichi dives deeper into the mystery, he finds that his new found friends may not be all what they claim to be.
User Ratings: 4389 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1130 votes (sub:934, dub:134, raw:10, ?:5, edit.dub:1, others:46
26 Spanish subtitled
8 Portuguese subtitled
4 French subtitled
3 Italian subtitled
2 German subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Polish subtitled
)
 Excellent: 1251 votes (sub:1002, dub:193, raw:10, ?:5, edit.dub:1, others:40
24 Spanish subtitled
4 French subtitled
3 Russian subtitled
3 Portuguese subtitled
3 Italian subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 German subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Very good: 842 votes (sub:660, dub:143, raw:5, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:31
15 Spanish subtitled
5 Russian subtitled
3 French subtitled
3 Korean subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Finnish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Good: 396 votes (sub:305, dub:66, raw:7, ?:3, others:15
6 Russian subtitled
5 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Decent: 290 votes (sub:260, dub:23, ?:1, others:6
2 Italian subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 So-so: 190 votes (sub:170, dub:18, ?:1, others:1
1 Polish subtitled
)
 Not really good: 120 votes (sub:105, dub:11, raw:2, others:2
2 Spanish subtitled
)
 Weak: 76 votes (sub:66, dub:6, raw:2, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Bad: 40 votes (sub:32, dub:4, others:4
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Awful: 30 votes (sub:27, dub:2, raw:1)
 Worst ever: 24 votes (sub:21, dub:3)
Seen in part or in whole by 7022 users, rank: #70 (of 6011)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.105 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.9827, rank: #370 (of 6004)
Weighted mean: 8.049 (Very good), rank: #352 (of 6004) (seen all: 8.49 / seen some: 6.25 / won't finish: 5.02)
Bayesian estimate: 8.048 (Very good), rank: #255 (of 4571)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 26
Episode titles: We have 26
Vintage: 2006-04-04 to 2006-09-26
Release dates: We have 17
Opening Theme:
"Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" (ひぐらしのなく頃に) by Eiko Shimamiya
Ending Theme:
"why, or why not" by Hiroyuki Oshima feat. Rekka Katakiri
Links: We have 4
Trivia: We have 14
Comment:
Based on a popular, amateur created murder-mystery computer game.
Reviews:
When They Cry - Part 2 (Feb 3, 2012)
When They Cry - Part 1 (May 22, 2011)
When They Cry DVD 6 (Feb 14, 2009)
When They Cry DVD 2 (Aug 20, 2007)
When They Cry DVD 1 (Jun 23, 2007)
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DVD (Region 1)
    When They Cry - Box Set (DVD) 2009-08-25
    When They Cry - Complete Set (DVD) 2010-04-13
    When They Cry (DVD 1) 2007-06-05
    When They Cry (DVD 1) 2008-09-30 (from $17.26)
    When They Cry (DVD 2) 2007-08-07
    When They Cry (DVD 2) 2008-09-30
    When They Cry (DVD 3) 2007-10-09 (from $26.98)
    When They Cry (DVD 3) 2008-09-30 (from $35.71)
    When They Cry (DVD 4) 2007-12-04
    When They Cry (DVD 4) 2008-09-30
    When They Cry (DVD 5) 2008-02-05
    When They Cry (DVD 5) 2008-11-11
    When They Cry (DVD 6) 2008-12-23
    When They Cry + Artbox (DVD 1) 2007-06-05
    When They Cry + Box (DVD 1) 2008-09-30
DVD (Region 4)
    When They Cry - Part 2 (Eps 14-26) (DVD)
    When They Cry - Part 1 (Eps 1-13) (DVD) 2011-02-18

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Chiaki Kon
Series Composition: Toshifumi Kawase
Script:
Rika Nakase (eps 5-8, 16-21)
Toshifumi Kawase (16 episodes
eps 1-4, 9-15, 22-26
)

Storyboard:
Chiaki Kon (5 episodes
eps 1, 3, 15, 25-26
)

Hidetoshi Namura (eps 5, 9, 19)
Hiroshi Watanabe (eps 7, 13)
Katsumi Terahigashi (ep 17)
Masakatsu Iijima (4 episodes
eps 6, 10, 20, 24
)

Minefumi Harada (ep 14)
Naoyuki Kuzuya (4 episodes
eps 2, 8, 12, 18
)

Sōma Ōgami (ep 23)
Tomokazu Kougo (eps 16, 22)
Yamato Han (eps 11, 21)
Yuji Hiraki (eps 4, 25)
Episode Director:
Chiaki Kon (eps 1, 11, 26)
Daisuke Chikushi (ep 19)
Daisuke Tsuji (ep 22)
Isamu Takayama (7)
Isao Takayama (ep 7)
Kyuichi Ishikawa (10; eps 4, 10, 16)
Matsuo Asami (eps 12, 18, 24)
Mujin Shako (ep 21)
Osamu Sekita (6; ep 6)
Seung Hui Son (ep 5)
Shigeru Ueda (ep 13)
Shunji Yoshida (ep 17)
Takeshi Yoshimoto (9)
Tomoko Hiramuki (ep 23)
Tsuyoshi Yoshimoto (eps 3, 9, 15)
Yuji Hiraki (8; 5 episodes
eps 2, 8, 14, 20, 25
)

Music: Kenji Kawai
Original creator: Seventh Expansion
Character Design: Kyuta Sakai
Art Director: Chikako Shibata
Animation Director: Seiya Numata (9 episodes
eps 7, 9, 12-13, 15, 19, 21, 23, 26
)

Director of Photography: Seiichi Morishita
Producer: Mika Nomura

Assistant Animation Director: Seiya Numata (ep 17)
Assistant Chief Animation Director: Seiya Numata (ep 12)
Color design: Shinji Matsumoto
Editing Assistant: Sayaka Mita
Ending Animation: Hiroshi Watanabe
Music Performance: Hideyo Takakuwa (Flute)
Music producer: Akira Yoshikawa
Paint: Kozue Arai
Recording: Yukihira Oishi
Recording Assistant: Tomonari Tokui
Sound Effects: Takuya Hasegawa
Sound Production:
Natsuki Fukuda
Tetsu Hirata
Theme Song Arrangement:
Kazuya Takase (OP)
Tomoyuki Nakazawa (OP)
Theme Song Composition: Tomoyuki Nakazawa (OP)
Theme Song Lyrics: Eiko Shimamiya (OP)
Theme Song Performance:
Eiko Shimamiya (OP)
Hiroyuki Oshima (ED)
Rekka Katakiri (ED)
Mai Nakahara as Rena Ryūgū
Mika Kanai as Satoko Hōjō
Satsuki Yukino as
Mion Sonozaki
Shion Sonozaki
Souichiro Hoshi as Keiichi Maebara
Yukari Tamura as Rika Furude

Chafurin as Kuraudo Ōishi
Fumiko Orikasa as Rumiko Chie
Miki Itou as Miyo Takano
Toru Ohkawa as Jiro Tomitake
Toshihiko Seki as Kyōsuke Irie
Yu Kobayashi as Satoshi Hōjō

Akane Tomonaga as
Girl(ep 26)
Nurse(ep 12)
Receptionist(ep 3)
Akiyo Kanada as Toshiki Inukai
Atsushi Kakehashi as Delinquent 1(eps 5, 16, 18)
Daisuke Ono as Mamoru Akasaka
Daisuke Sasaki as Matsuda's son(ep 20)
Eiji Miyashita as
Delinquent 3(eps 16, 18)
Store owner(ep 5)
Subordinate(ep 17)
Eriko Matsushima as Old person A(ep 3)
Fujiko Takimoto as Suguru Okamura
Fumihiko Tachiki as Tatsuyoshi Kasai(eps 17, 19)
Gen Nakano as
Man(ep 24)
Referee(ep 9)
Rena's father
Katsuhiro Oota as News caster(ep 14)
Katsuhisa Houki as Teppei Hōjō
Keiichi Sonobe as Hondaya(ep 14)
Kentarou Tone as Teppei's friend(ep 10)
Kikuko Inoue as Akane Sonozaki(ep 25)
Kousei Hirota as Mion's father(ep 14)
Kujira as
Landlady(ep 9)
Tamae Nanjou(ep 17) 
Kun Fuzuki as
Middle-aged lady(ep 9)
Old person B(ep 3)
Manabi Mizuno as Child(ep 26)
Masaaki Tsukada as
Kiichirō Kimiyoshi
Passerby(ep 16)
Megumi Matsumoto as Daiki Tomita
Miki Suga as
Commentator(ep 8)
Rena's mother
Misa Watanabe as Rina Mamiya(eps 22-23)
Naoko Matsui as Aiko Maebara
Naoya Uchida as Sato(ep 14)
Nobuyuki Kobushi as
Coach(ep 11)
Wireless voice(ep 26)
Yoshiro Sonozaki(ep 22)
Riichi Nishimoto as
Man A(ep 25)
Man B(ep 15)
Risa Mizuno as Yukie Akasaka
Satoshi Tsuruoka as
Investigator(ep 8)
Komiyama(ep 26)
Master(ep 22)
Policeman(ep 4)
Shinnosuke Tachibana as
Man B(ep 25)
Villager(ep 4)
Shizuka Okohira as O-Ryou(ep 14)
Shouto Kashii as Makino(ep 14)
Suzune Okabe as
Man A(ep 15)
Store manager(ep 17)
Takashi Oohara as Delinquent 2(eps 5, 16, 18)
Takuo Kawamura as Katsuya Kumagai
Yasunori Matsumoto as Ichirō Maebara
Japanese companies
Animation: Studio DEEN
Broadcaster:
AT-X (2006-05-27)
Chiba TV (2006-04-05)
Kansai Telecasting Corporation (2006-04-04)
TV Kanagawa (2006-04-08)
TV Saitama (2006-04-05)
In-Between Animation:
ARP (ep 03)
Echo
Gonzo (ep 13)
Studio Lagoon (ep 15)
Tanto (ep 02)
Music Production: Frontier Works
Paint:
Echo
J.C. Staff (ep 07)
Production Cooperation: Studio Izena
Recording Studio: Studio T&T
Sound Effects: Sound Box
Sound Production: Dax Production
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Kristi Reed
Translation: Mitsuyo Vicky Umene
ADR Script: Kristi Reed
Executive producer: Katsuhiko Tsurumoto
Assistant Production Coordinator: Christen Bennett
Associate Casting Director: Mami Okada
Casting Director: Kaeko Sakamoto
Co-Producer: Mami Okada
Dialogue Editing:
Marco Bustos
Ollin Saurez
Engineering Assistant: Jeff Prosser
Post-Production Assistant:
Barry Weir
Chris Tilton
Peter Mullen
Production Coordination: Charles Ohta
Production manager: Megumi Kunisada
Re-Recording Mixing: Marco Bustos
Sound Supervision: Patrick Rodman
Spotting: Tetsuya Fujita
Subtitling: Clark Cheng
Supervising Producer: Yukio Kusumoto
Grant George as Keiichi Maebara
Kelli Kassidi as
Mion Sonozaki
Shion Sonozaki
Mela Lee as Rena Ryugu
Minx Lee as Satoko Hojo
Reba West as Rika Furude

Darrel Guilbeau as Satoshi Hojo
Patrick Seitz as Mamoru Akasaka

Alison James as Rina Mamiya
Barbara Goodson as
Aiko Maebara
Child(ep 7)
Clothing Store Woman(ep 22)
Keiichi's Mother
Landlady(ep 9)
Old Dog Walker(ep 3)
Old Woman B(ep 3)
Operator(ep 24)
Oryou
Suguru Okamura
Toshiki's Friend(ep 14)
Darrel Guilbeau as Cop(ep 8)
Dave Mallow as
Atsushi's Partner(ep 25)
Hondaya(ep 14)
Ichiro Maebara
Irie Kyosuke
Keiichi's Father
Kimiyoshi Clan Member(ep 20)
Metro Cop(ep 26)
Pitcher(ep 9)
Precinct Caller(ep 4)
Search Team Member(ep 7)
Sonozaki Family Bodyguard(ep 17)
Tetsuro Okonogi(ep 24)
Waiter(ep 22)
Yoshiro Sonozaki(ep 5)
Grant George as Teppei's Victim(ep 22)
Jason C. Miller as
Kidnapper(ep 15)
Store Owner(ep 17)
Teppei's Victim(ep 22)
Yamainu(eps 3-4)
Yoshiro Sonozaki
Joe DiMucci as
Delinquent B(eps 5, 16, 18)
Detective Oishi
Karen Strassman as
Angel Mort Waitress(ep 3 and 5)
Child(ep 2)
Girl(ep 16)
Miyo Takano
Mrs. Ryugu(ep 22)
Old Woman A(ep 3)
Taiki Tomita
Waitress(ep 22)
Yukie Akasaka(eps 14-15)
Kelli Kassidi as
Akane Sonozaki(ep 25)
Nurse(ep 12)
Old Lady(ep 9)
Old Woman C(ep 3)
Waitress(ep 13)
Kyle Hebert as
Angel Mort Waiter(ep 22)
Customer(ep 13)
Delinquent A(eps 5, 16, 18)
Doctor(ep 12)
Jiro Tomitake
Katsuya Kumagai
Keichirou Kimiyoshi
Mr. Ryugu
Officer(ep 16)
Riot Squad Member(ep 26)
Search Team Member
Tsubaki(Teppei's Friend; ep 10)
Umpire(ep 9)
Yamainu(ep 4)
Lori Petty as Tamae Hojo(ep 17)
Mela Lee as
Child(ep 1 and 7)
Little Girl(ep 10)
Toshiki Inukai(eps 14-15)
Mike McFarland as
Akasaka's Informant(ep 14)
Delinquent C(eps 5, 16, 18)
Doctor(eps 12-13)
Sato(ep 14)
Test Procter(ep 11)
Patrick Seitz as Male Reporter(ep 13)
Reba West as Child(ep 1 and 7)
Sam Carr as
Girl(ep 16)
News Reporter(ep 8)
Nurse(ep 3)
Rumiko Chie
Teacher
Steve Kramer as
Angel Mort Manager(ep 16)
Atsushi(ep 25)
Cop(ep 8)
Festival Worker(ep 6)
Junior Cop(ep 26)
Kidnapper(eps 14-15)
Komiyama(ep 13)
Makino
Mr. Sonozaki(ep 14)
Old Man(ep 16)
Police Radio(ep 26)
Search Team Member(ep 21)
Tatsuyoshi Kasai
Teppei Hojo
English companies
ADR Production: Bang Zoom! Entertainment
Distributor:
FUNimation Entertainment (license expired)
Siren Visual (Australia & New Zealand)
Internet Streaming:
FUNimation Entertainment
YouTube
Licensed by: Geneon Entertainment (USA) Inc. (expired)
French staff
French cast
Dubbing Director: Thomas Guitard
Alexandre Coadour as Teppei Hōjō
Alexandre N'Guyen as Satoshi Hōjō
Bruno Meyere as Jirô Tomitake
Christèle Billault as Miyo Takano
Damien Da Silva as Mamoru Akasaka
Fanny Bloc as Satoko Hôjô
Gabrielle Jeru as Rika Furude
Geneviève Doang as Mion / Shion Sonozaki
Gérard Surugue as Commissaire Ôishi
Jessica Barrier as Rena Ryûgû
Lily Baron as Oryō Sonozaki
Matthieu Morel as Kyôsuke Irie
Sarah Bouché de Vitray as Rumiko Chie
Sophie Legrand as Mère de Keiichi
Thomas Guitard as Keiichi Maebara
Yann Guillemot as
Kiichirou Kimiyoshi
Père de Keiichi

French companies
Broadcaster: Gong (from 28 October 2010)
Distributor: Anima
Dubbing: WanTake
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