When They CryTV, ep.26 (~24 min.), 2006
It's tough to be the new guy in town, but when Keiichi joins an after school club with four cute girls, he thinks he's got it made. Then he learns about demonic cults, the failed dam construction project and the murders that happen every year after the town festival. How many of his "friends" from his club are involved- and what are their plans for him?!
After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends. However, appearances can be deceiving. One fateful day, Keiichi stumbles upon news of a murder that had occurred in Hinamizawa. From this point on, horrific events unfold in front of Keiichi, as he soon learns his close friends may not be all that they seem. Based on the amateur mystery game by 07th Expansion, the story is told in a series of different scenarios.
Maebara Keiichi, an ordinary high-school boy, has transferred to a new school in Hinamizawa, a small rural village. At the outset everything seems peaceful and Keiichi becomes friends with a nice group of schoolgirls with whom he spends many idle summer afternoons. Suddenly violence encroaches upon the blissful peace of the village and Keiichi becomes entangled in an endless cycle of fear and death. The inconsistent, but inevitable horrors of Hinamizawa are told and retold becoming an endless and inescapable nightmare of insanity. Will it end even if the mystery of Hinamizawa is solved?
Related anime:When They Cry TV, 2006
When They Cry II: Solutions TV, 2007, Sequel
Umineko - When They Cry TV, 2009, Alternative setting
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira OVA, 2011, Other
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku Outbreak OVA, 2013, Side story
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Special: Nekogoroshi-hen Special, 2007, Side story
Related manga:Higurashi When They Cry: Abducted by Demons Arc Manga, 2006, Adaptation
Higurashi When They Cry: Cotton Drifting Arc Manga, 2005, Adaptation
Higurashi When They Cry: Curse Killing Arc Manga, 2005, Adaptation
Higurashi When They Cry: Time Killing Arc Manga, 2005, Adaptation
Higurashi When They Cry: Eye Opening Arc Manga, 2007, Adaptation
Higurashi When They Cry: Atonement Arc Manga, 2006, Adaptation