Early summer, Keiichi had just moved to a remote mountain village. As he becomes close friends with a group of girls, he was enjoying his life in the village. However when he starts to become suspicious that Rena, Mion and the others that Keiichi trusted may be deeply involved in successive murders that occur every summer, the situation around Keiichi gradually starts to turn. As if the girls' characters had completely changed, a sewing needle is found in his food, he is chased by mysterious men, and is involved in an accident which could have killed him. He could no longer trust anyone, and then... One mystery leads to another, bringing out a shockingly bloody ending!!!

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  • Jun 3, 2013 1 of 1 episodes seen
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    • Overall  8
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    • Music  7
    • Rewatch Value  7
    Yes, i have watched the entire anime series of Higurashi - I even got my cousin hooked on it, but when i watched the live action film I had to watch with an open mind and force myself not to compare it to the anime series, so to whoever is planning to watch this; i encourage you too as well!

    Just so no one gets confused this film is based on the first arc of the Higurashi series (the first four episodes of the anime). I'm trying not to reveal any spoilers but it think overall they did a really good job following the original Higurashi plot; while watching this film you will notice a few changes but the storyline was entirely still intact!

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  1. 1800 characters remaining Spoiler?
  • MisakiRirin Aug 11, 2013
    I not sure if I am more creeped out, or more confused. It was good, nonetheless, but wow.
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  • Hennie Jul 10, 2013
    I didn't really get the ending, who was the killer?O.o"
    I'm a bit confused..
    • thatgirlmegan Aug 10, 2013
      you have to watch the anime or read the manga to understand, if you watch the second film you might understand it a little better as well.
      Keiichi beat them both to death and he killed himself when he was in the telephone booth.
      i really recommend watching the anime, its amazing and if you watch it all the way through it will make sense!
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  • EJ_101 Jun 3, 2013
    this looks interesting
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Higurashi no naku koro ni

Higurashi no naku koro ni


  • Main Title: Higurashi no naku koro ni
  • Native title: ひぐらしのなく頃に
  • Also Known as: Shrill Cries of Summer

General Details

  • CountryJapan
  • Released Date: May 10, 2008
  • Average Duration 1 hr. 46 min.
  • Genres: Thriller, Horror, Drama


  • Score: 6.05 (scored by 257 users)
  • Ranked: #1075
  • Popularity: #708
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