Higurashi no Naku Koroni Kai (TV)

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Alternative title:
Cuando las cigarras lloran - Soluciones (Spanish)
When They Cry II: Solutions
عندما تبكي هيجوراشي (Arabic)
ひぐらしのなく頃に解 (Japanese)
쓰르라미 울 적에 해 (Korean)
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: The endless cycle of hatred and death that befell the small village of Hinamizawa continues. Rika Furude, who is the sole witness of all those tragedies, tries to find a way out of it with her friends' help, without knowing if there is one after all.
User Ratings: 2691 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 716 votes (sub:659, dub:19, raw:5, ?:2, others:31
18 Spanish subtitled
7 Portuguese subtitled
2 Italian subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
2 French subtitled
)
 Excellent: 829 votes (sub:742, dub:40, raw:10, edit.dub:2, ?:2, others:33
16 Spanish subtitled
4 Russian subtitled
4 French subtitled
3 Portuguese subtitled
2 Korean subtitled
2 Polish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Finnish subtitled
)
 Very good: 455 votes (sub:406, dub:18, raw:6, ?:3, Eng:1, others:21
9 Spanish subtitled
5 Russian subtitled
2 Polish subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
)
 Good: 182 votes (sub:163, dub:6, raw:5, ?:3, others:5
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
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 Decent: 219 votes (sub:202, dub:13, raw:1, others:3
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 So-so: 99 votes (sub:92, dub:5, others:2
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Weak: 55 votes (sub:51, dub:2, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
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 Bad: 29 votes (sub:28, dub:1)
 Awful: 12 votes (sub:12)
 Worst ever: 7 votes (sub:6, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
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Seen in part or in whole by 4209 users, rank: #193 (of 6233)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.150 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.9701, rank: #348 (of 6228)
Weighted mean: 8.122 (Very good), rank: #303 (of 6228) (seen all: 8.60 / seen some: 5.88 / won't finish: 5.08)
Bayesian estimate: 8.119 (Very good), rank: #217 (of 4685)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 24
Episode titles: We have 24
Vintage: 2007-07-05 to 2007-12-17
Release dates: We have 15
Opening Theme:
"Naraku no Hana" (奈落の花) by Eiko Shimamiya
Ending Theme:
"Taishō a" (対象 a) by anNina
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 10
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DVD (Region 4)
    Higurashi no Naku Koroni Kai (When They Cry II: Solutions) - Part 1 (Sub.DVD 1) 2012-05-24
    Higurashi no Naku Koroni Kai (When They Cry II: Solutions) - Part 2 (Sub.DVD 2) 2012-07-19

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Chiaki Kon
Series Composition: Toshifumi Kawase
Script:
Fumihiko Shimo (6 episodes
eps 2, 6, 8, 12, 19-20
)

Masashi Suzuki (7 episodes
eps 3, 7, 9, 13, 17, 21, 23
)

Rika Nakase (5 episodes
eps 4, 10, 15-16, 22
)

Toshifumi Kawase (6 episodes
eps 1, 5, 11, 14, 18, 24
)

Storyboard:
Akira Iwanaga (eps 15, 21)
Chiaki Kon (eps 2, 11, 24)
Hideyo Yamamoto (ep 17)
Hiroshi Nishishigedan (ep 4)
Jin Banyama (5 episodes
eps 1, 5, 12, 14, 20
)

Katsumi Terahigashi (ep 23)
Kazuhiro Furuhashi (ep 13)
Michio Fukuda (eps 3, 9, 19)
Naori Hiraki (ep 6)
Ryo Yasumura (ep 16)
Tatsuya Abe (eps 7-8, 22)
Toshiya Shinohara (ep 10)
Yoshihiro Takamoto (ep 18)
Episode Director:
Akira Iwanaga (eps 11, 15)
Chiaki Kon (eps 2, 19, 24)
Daisuke Chikushi (4 episodes
eps 4, 8, 13, 17
)

Hideki Takayama (ep 14)
Hodaka Kuramoto (ep 12)
Keitaro Motonaga (ep 23)
Makoto Sokuza (eps 3, 6, 9)
Shunji Yoshida (eps 1, 10)
Yoshihisa Matsumoto (ep 22)
Yuji Hiraki (eps 5, 18, 21)
Yūsuke Onoda (eps 7, 16, 20)
Music: Kenji Kawai
Original creator: Seventh Expansion
Character Design: Kyuta Sakai
Art Director: Chikako Shibata
Chief Animation Director: Kyuta Sakai
Sound Director: Hozumi Gôda
3D Animation:
Hiroki Tanji (Studio Deen Umidori)
Naruhiro Baba (Studio Deen Umidori)
Animation producer: Koji Iijima
Background Art:
Akira Hirosawa (CWF)
Chigusa Orishiba (Studio Kanon)
Kousuke Kanno (Studio Kanon)
Masahiro Akiba (Studio Kanon)
Mayumi Okawa (Studio Kanon)
Naoto Yoshida (Studio Kanon)
Shinya Yano (Studio Kanon)
Tomohiro Morishita (Studio Kanon)
Tomoko Sawada (Studio Kanon)
Yasuhiro Okumura (Studio Kanon)
Yoshiki Takeuchi (CWF)
Camera Director: Masayuki Kawaguchi
Color design: Shinji Matsumoto
Color setting: Chitose Kimura
Design: Chihomi Ohsawa
Editing Assistant: Sayaka Mita
Prop Design: Tomo Kosaka
Recording Adjustment: Kohei Ohishi
Recording Assistant: Hiroyuki Sato
Sound Effects:
Shizuo Kurahashi (Soundbox, from Ep 3 onwards)
Takuya Hasegawa (Soundbox)
Theme Song Arrangement:
Takeshi Ozaki (OP)
Tomoyuki Nakazawa (OP)
Theme Song Composition: Tomoyuki Nakazawa (OP)
Theme Song Performance:
anNina (ED)
Eiko Shimamiya
Video Editing: Akihiro Kanetaka (Tokyo Video Laboratory)
Mai Nakahara as Reina (Rena) Ryuugu
Mika Kanai as Satoko Houjou
Satsuki Yukino as
Mion Sonozaki
Shion Sonozaki
Souichiro Hoshi as Keiichi Maebara
Yui Horie as Hanyuu
Yukari Tamura as Rika Furude

Fuyuka Oura as Miyo Takano (child)

Akane Tomonaga as Nurse (ep 5)
Akifumi Endô as Yamainu (ep 23)
Akiko Matsuzaki as
Housewife (ep 4)
Old lady (ep 15)
Villager (ep 15)
Atsushi Imaruoka as
Inspector (ep 17)
Official (ep 13)
Staffer (eps 14-15)
Atsushi Kakehashi as Delinquent (ep 7)
Atsushi Ono as Man (ep 8)
Chafurin as Oishi Kuraudo
Daisuke Matsuoka as
Detective (ep 19)
Doctor (ep 5)
Inspector (ep 17)
Man (ep 12)
Mayor (ep 10)
Staffer (eps 14-15)
Villager (ep 16)
Yamainu (ep 13)
Daisuke Ono as Mamoru Akasaka (eps 1, 7)
Daisuke Sasaki as
Minister (ep 14)
Villager (ep 16)
Yamainu (ep 13)
Eiji Maruyama as Medical Examiner (ep 16)
Eiji Miyashita as Store Owner (eps 6-7)
Erika as Kikuko (eps 14-15)
Eriko Matsushima as
Housewife (ep 4)
Old lady (ep 15)
Villager (ep 20)
Fujiko Takimoto as Suguru Okamura (ep 9)
Fumie Mizusawa as Rieko (eps 14-15)
Fumihiko Tachiki as Tsuyoshi Kasai
Fumiko Orikasa as Chie Rumiko
Gen Nakano as
Bus driver (ep 14)
Government official (ep 16)
Man (ep 11)
SDF Member (ep 5)
Umpire (ep 3)
Voice (ep 12)
Yamainu (ep 13)
Hiroki Yasumoto as
Doctor (ep 14)
Policeman (ep 13)
Professor (ep 15)
Villager (ep 16)
Watchdog troop (ep 24)
Yamainu (ep 23)
Hiroomi Sugino as
Minister (ep 13)
Professor (ep 15)
Villager (ep 16)
Juurouta Kosugi as Okonogi
Kana Hanazawa as Tomomi (eps 14-15)
Katsuhiro Oota as
Anchorman (ep 5)
Counseling Center Section Chief (ep 9)
Harayama (ep 11)
Laborer (ep 16)
Sawada (ep 1)
Staffer (ep 14)
Supervisor (ep 10)
Vice-Minister (ep 15)
Voice (ep 12)
Yamainu (ep 13)
Katsuhisa Houki as Teppei Houjou
Kazumi Tanaka as Hifumi Takano (eps 14-15)
Kazunari Tanaka as Kouichi Kameda (ep 3)
Kazuyuki Ozawa as Watchdog commander (ep 24)
Keiichi Sonobe as Professor (ep 15)
Kikuko Inoue as Akane Sonozaki
Kouji Ishii as Ootaka (ep 21)
Kousei Hirota as Mion's Father (eps 10, 21)
Masaaki Tsukada as Kiichirou Kimiyoshi
Masami Iwasaki as Mr. Hojo (ep 16)
Masataka Sawada as Minister (ep 15)
Megumi Matsumoto as Daiki Tomita (ep 6)
Miki Itou as Takano Miyo
Miki Suga as
Counseling Center Employee (ep 9)
Female Student (ep 2)
Rena's mother (ep 18)
Misa Watanabe as Rina Mamiya (ep 8)
Naoko Matsui as Aiko Maebara (ep 8)
Nobuyuki Kobushi as
Butcher (ep 3)
Director (10)
Man (ep 7)
Office Head (ep 10)
Policeman (ep 13)
Villager (ep 16)
Yamainu (eps 21-24)
Rie Tanaka as
Mysterious Woman (ep 17)
Woman (ep 21)
Risa Mizuno as
Child (ep 14)
Consultor (ep 8)
Male student (ep 19)
Satoshi Tsuruoka as
Foreman (ep 16)
Komiyama (ep 5)
Man (ep 9)
Real estate agent (ep 18)
Villager (ep 3)
Voice on radio (ep 24)
Yamainu (ep 13)
Sayaka Ohara as Rika's Mother (ep 17)
Shizuka Okohira as Oryou
Shouto Kashii as Makino
Takashi Oohara as Delinquent (ep 7)
Takuo Kawamura as
Katsuya Kumagai (ep 4)
Watchdog troop (ep 24)
Toru Ohkawa as Tomitake Jirou
Toshihiko Seki as Irie Kyousuke
Toshinobu Iida as
Detective (ep 19)
Yamainu (eps 22-23)
Tsutomu Densaka as
Government official (ep 17)
Minister (eps 14, 18)
Yamainu (ep 13)
Yasunori Matsumoto as Ichirou Maebara (ep 8)
Yoku Shioya as Minister (eps 14-15, 17)
Yoshihisa Kawahara as
Takemitsu Tanashi (ep 14)
Watchdog troop (ep 24)
Yousuke Akimoto as Principal Kaieda (eps 8-9)
Yu Kobayashi as Satoshi Hōjō
Yukiko Matsuyama as
Nurse (ep 14)
Student (ep 9)
Yusei Oda as Rika's Father (ep 17)

Japanese companies
Animation Production: Studio DEEN
Backgrounds:
CWF
Studio Kanon
Broadcaster:
AT-X (2007-07-11)
Chiba Television (2007-07-09)
KBS Kyoto (2007-07-06)
Sun TV (2007-07-09)
Tokai TV (2007-07-05)
Television Kanagawa (2007-07-14)
Television Saitama Co., Ltd. (2007-07-09)
Music Production: Frontier Works
Paint:
Echo
J.FOX
Photography: Southern Cross
Production Cooperation: Studio Izena (11 episodes
eps 05, 07, 12, 16, 18-24
)

Recording Studio:
Studio T&T
Tavac Studio (ep 01)
Sound Effects: Sound Box
Sound Production: Dax Production
Video Editing: Tokyo Video Laboratory
English staff
English cast
Translation: James Rushton

Subtitling: Sam Pinansky
(none)
English companies
Distributor: Siren Visual (Australia & New Zealand)
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