From the immensely popular sound novel "HIGURASHI When They Cry" comes Episode 1 "Onikakushi-hen" now available.

Announcing the release of the enthralling serial murder novel "HIGURASHI When They Cry" for the iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad!

Be challenged by an intricate mystery of inexplicable deaths in "HIGURASHI When They Cry".
Starting from a coterie of animation, comics and various media it has experience growing popularity throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the rest of the globe in addition to Japan.

The development/creation of this version of "HIGURASHI When They Cry" was approved by 07th Expansion.
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* iPhone benefits

Optimized for the iPhone display.
Character size and layout can be fine tuned for the ultimate game experience.

System menu operations available through flick operation, also featuring auto-mode and journal browsing of your history.

Pause/game resumption
Quick pausing in the middle of game play is possible with instant resumption from the stop of play location.

Universal Application.(High resolation font.)

Please enjoy the experience of the village of Hinamizawa in 1983 through this new iPhone application!

* Story

The village of Hinamizawa serial murder incident

Every year on the same day in June, someone died and there was a mysterious disappearance.
This death is intertwined in the conflict surrounding a gigantic dam project.
The resurrection of a mysterious case hidden during the Showa era.

Conspiracy, chance, or a curse...

All the mystery of this horrific serial murder novel "HIGURASHI When They Cry" will lure you into an evening of harrowing tragedy

An unavoidable tragedy. Do not yield. Do not be daunted. You cannot resist.

Without a choice, you yourself must seek the truth in this sound novel.
To fear. To devote. To fight.
Only 1% is successful.
The enjoyment is up to you!

* Contents

Download and enjoy the first episode "Onikakushi-hen".

This application "HIGURASHI When They Cry" is a English language application.

Development in other languages underway

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5

295 Ratings

295 Ratings

Really great and creepy game!


I think what makes this game as good as it is is the way it pulls you into the world and connects you to the characters in a way that isn't common in horror. It's adorable and terrifying at the same time, and that's a hard combination to pull off.

As some people have mentioned, the art is not great and the translation could be better, but it is worth taking into account that this is the first episode in a games series which started off as an indie project. As I understand it, Ryukishi07 did all of the drawings himself and also photographed the backgrounds, so this was pretty much a homegrown project. The fact that it has since been adapted into anime and manga and other mediums, with professional art and voice acting and the like, purely on the momentum of its popularity, I think is a pretty strong testimony to its quality.

If you ask me, kids today are rather spoiled by all of these beautifully rendered 3D games produced on budgets comparable to those of feature films. Gaming was an activity that required a lot more imagination back in the day.

Great app, but a few little problems


Great storyline, characters are fun. I have a few complaints, though. The first time i tried it, i made it all the way through the first stage, then left the app without saving and discovered it didn't have multitasking. Also, there is no autosave slot, so i had to go through the first stage all over again. I think there should really be an auto save slot, that would make things a lot easier. Also, scene selection for the scenes i've already unlocked would be great, and there are some grammar/spelling errors. Other than that, i have no problems.

Also, a warning-this story can be creepy, so i'd advise against watching it at night in the dark before you go to sleep.

Don't have any money on my itunes account, but i want to see what happens next!



I first thought this was a game and was a little dissapointed when I found out it was a visual novel, but nonetheless it's and intriguing story filled with memorable characters, suspense, mystery, and horror. The way the story writer(s) went about telling the story was perfect. This was unique and engaging, something that so many stories nowadays lack. The music was fairly good as well, and the sound effects they had were great, though they could've had a few more. The art style was neat as well, combining that anime and cartoon look. I intend on buying every Higurashi sound novel that comes out now, and I hope there are many more to come.


149.2 MB
Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
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