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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

Use this opportunity to purchase our product!


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Customer Reviews

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.

Best deal on the App store!!!

A word of warning to those interested, Higurashi is less a game and more of a sound novel. While there is quite a bit of mystery and intrigue to the experience, none of the events are player controlled. It's also very wordy(hence the term sound novel) so if the idea of reading a lot bores you then you can stop right here and move on to something else. That being said, this is some of the most fun that I've had with an app. The translation is great and it retains all of the personality of the Japanese script as well as a great save system that will make sure you don't lose progress. The story manages to be charming, quirky, mysterious, and sometimes even downright creepy. It's like a good mystery novel that's been blended together perfectly with a slice of life anime. I really hope that Higurashi catches on and would definitely recommend this app to anyone interested in a good interactive(slightly) mystery novel. All in all, it's a lot of content for free.

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!

HIGURASHI When They Cry(Ep1)
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
  • Category: Books
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 149 MB
  • Language: English
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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

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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