Higurashi: When They Cry Gets Stage Play Adaptation in July
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Theater troupe Shingidan Mumei Classics announced on Saturday that it is producing a stage play adaptation of 07th Expansion and Ryukishi07's Higurashi: When They Cry (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) visual novel. The play will run at the Lazona Kawasaki Plazasol theater in Kanagawa from July 24 to 28.
The stage play will have two versions, subtitled "Ryū" and "Mei," with different stories and cast members. Performances of the play will alternate between these two versions with each performance.
07th Expansion launched the first chapter of the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni visual novel software in 2002 at Comiket. The story revolves around murders that coincide with an annual festival in a quiet rural village. The software inspired two television anime series, several video anime projects, a live-action television series, two live-action films, and manga adaptations by several artists.
Ryūkishi07 and 07th Expansion released Higurashi: When They Cry Hou for PC in Japan in 2014 as a "thank you" to series fans (the kanji used for Hō is used in the word Hōnō, "dedication").
MangaGamer released the original visual novel in 2009, and has been releasing Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou as 14 individual chapters. The company released the Higurashi: When They Cry Hou - Ch 6 Tsumihoroboshi visual novel on Steam in June 2018.
Source: Stage Natalie