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Summary

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni takes place during June 1983, at a fictional rural village called Hinamizawa, which has a population of approximately 2000. The main character, Keiichi Maebara, moves to Hinamizawa and befriends his new classmates Rena Ryugu, Mion Sonozaki, Rika Furude, and Satoko Hojo. Keiichi joins their after-school club activities, which consist mostly of card and board games (and punishment games for the loser, usually him.) Hinamizawa appears to be a normal, peaceful, rural village to Keiichi. However, the tranquility abruptly ends after the annual Watanagashi Festival, a celebration to commemorate and give thanks to the local god, Oyashiro-sama. Keiichi learns that every year for the past four years, one person has been murdered and another has gone missing on the day of the Watanagashi Festival. Keiichi himself soon becomes drawn into the strange events surrounding the Watanagashi Festival and Oyashiro-sama. In each story arc, he or one of his friends become paranoid, and a crime is committed. Usually, the crime involves the murder of one of their own friends. While it seems impossible to tell their delusions apart from the mystery of Hinamizawa, slowly the truth is revealed. [from Wikipedia] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (proper) is the first set of stories, including the "Question" arcs.

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Tags (49 total)

NameScoreImportanceWeight
Shouwa Era2.623.007.85
Ambient Sounds3.002.587.73
80's2.632.907.63
Thriller2.952.387.03
Traditionalist Family2.562.656.77
Festival2.572.596.67
Violence2.782.145.95
Fear of Death2.502.365.90
Group of Friends2.951.945.71
Friendship3.001.895.66
Asian-style Manor2.052.725.57
Murder Mystery2.951.855.47
Shinto Shrine2.302.345.37
Fictional Modern Day Japanese Countryside2.242.395.36
No Event CGs2.402.064.95
Summer2.861.714.88
Mischievous Heroine2.002.434.86
Detective Work2.611.854.82
Bokukko Heroine2.461.954.80
Temple1.622.944.76
Episodic Story2.901.624.69
Japanese Mythology2.072.234.62
Food Discussions2.112.114.45
Past1.942.184.23
Varied Title Screens2.271.834.16
Horror2.611.584.13
NVL2.961.384.07
Heroine with Shorts1.942.074.01
Multiple Protagonists2.591.533.96
Photographic Backgrounds2.791.423.95
Miko Heroine2.421.633.94
Mystery2.701.353.64
No Romance Plot1.752.083.64
Other Perspectives3.001.173.51
School2.411.413.41
Kinetic Novel2.911.173.39
Ponytail Heroine2.241.353.03
Heroine with Tights1.691.732.93
Student Protagonist2.461.132.77
Loli Heroine2.481.082.69
Mahjong as Story Element0.833.142.61
Hint Corner1.002.442.44
Tsundere Heroine1.381.622.23
Slice of Life Comedy1.052.032.13
No Sexual Content2.760.691.90
Protagonist with Voice Acting1.071.371.46
Ojousama Heroine1.001.371.37
Male Protagonist2.820.391.09
Protagonist with a Face1.170.730.86

Traits (200 total)

NameCharactersImportanceWeight
Gamer Role72.134.44
Police Role52.304.13
Student Club Member Role42.203.54
Granddaughter Role32.453.40
Widow's Peak Hair22.973.26
Investigation Engages in41.953.14
Sandals Clothes41.943.12
Orphan Role41.802.90
Police Officer Uniform Clothes22.602.86
Camera Items22.582.84
Unarmed Fighting Engages in32.032.81
Handgun Items32.032.81
Watashi Personality71.342.78
Teasing Engages in51.552.78
Photography Engages in22.472.71
Friend Role71.292.69
Protective Personality31.922.66
Teasing Subject of31.802.49
Belt Clothes51.362.44
Emotional Personality22.142.35
Shirt Clothes71.132.35
Betrothed Role22.132.35
Boyfriend Role22.122.32
Sunglasses Clothes22.122.32
Roommate Role22.092.30
Adult Body41.422.29
Made-up Words Personality13.302.29
Trousers Clothes51.272.28
Balding Hair13.202.22
Shotgun Items13.182.21
Classmate Role51.232.20
Submachine Gun Items13.182.20
Daughter Role31.582.19
Flirting Engages in21.992.19
Husband Role21.982.18
Sniper Rifle Items13.092.14
Baseball Bat Items13.092.14
Vest Clothes31.542.14
Aloha Shirt Clothes13.072.13
Dress Clothes51.182.12
Necktie Clothes61.082.10
Friendly Personality41.282.05
Legal Guardian Role12.962.05
Boku Personality21.852.03
Tank Top Clothes31.462.02
Suit Clothes31.442.00
Outgoing Personality21.811.99
Coach Role12.871.99
Head of Household Role12.741.90
Bolo Tie Clothes12.721.89
Niece Role12.721.88
Uncle Role12.721.88
Wealthy Role21.711.88
Employee Role12.701.87
Dog Tags Clothes12.701.87
Widower Role12.701.87
Kid Body31.341.86
Baseball Cap Clothes12.681.86
Religion Engages in12.651.84
Sport Bloomers Clothes21.661.83
Parted in Middle Hair31.311.81
Curtained Hair31.281.77
Cigarette Items12.481.72
Sailor Suit Clothes21.551.70
Serious Personality21.541.70
Short Body21.531.68
Cautious Personality12.401.66
Necklace Clothes21.511.66
Student Club President Role12.401.66
Red Eyes31.201.66
Moving Engages in12.391.66
Energetic Personality21.501.65
Suspenders Clothes12.351.63
Detective Role12.341.62
Driving Engages in12.331.61
Black Eyes21.461.61
Green Eyes40.991.60
Self-sacrifice Engages in12.301.60
Bodyguard Role12.301.59
Cheerful Personality12.291.59
Green Hair21.431.57
Short Hair130.601.57
Half-orphan Role12.251.56
Martial Arts Engages in12.241.55
Young-adult Body60.801.55
Management Role12.241.55
Violent Personality12.241.55
Cruel Personality12.221.54
Class President Role12.211.54
White Hair21.381.51
Watch Clothes12.171.51
Hotblooded Personality12.151.49
Nurse Role12.141.48
Brown Hair80.671.47
Altruistic Personality12.121.47
Smoking Engages in12.121.47
Medical Doctor Role12.111.46
Food Lover Personality12.101.45
Overweight Body12.091.45
Thick Eyebrows Hair12.081.44
Based on a Fictional Character Role12.081.44
Nurse's Cap Clothes12.041.42
Bow Tie Clothes12.031.41
E+ Cup Body31.011.40
Skirt Clothes21.281.40
Hime Cut Hair12.021.40
Coworker Role12.011.39
Miko Role12.001.39
Childhood Friend Role21.261.39
Violet Eyes30.991.38
Slicked Back Hair11.991.38
Old Body11.991.38
Transfer Student Role11.991.38
Uniform Clothes11.981.37
Cross-dressing Engages in11.981.37
Tomboy Personality11.981.37
Nurse Uniform Clothes11.961.36
Atashi Personality11.961.36
Beard Hair11.961.36
Hidden Eyes11.951.35
Fang Body11.941.34
Short-tempered Personality11.921.33
Beret Clothes11.921.33
Airhead Personality11.921.33
Cardigan Clothes11.911.33
Taciturn Personality11.911.32
Ribbon Tie Clothes21.191.31
Cosplay Engages in11.871.30
Confident Personality11.871.29
Proactive Personality11.841.27
Loyal Personality11.831.27
Blue Hair21.141.26
Twin Braids Hair11.811.26
Mischievous Personality11.811.25
Parted to Side Hair21.131.25
Drinking Engages in11.791.24
Brown Eyes30.891.24
Reserved Personality11.781.24
Blond Hair30.881.22
Muscular Body11.751.21
Mysterious Personality11.751.21
Lab Coat Clothes11.741.21
Girlfriend Role11.741.21
Kind Personality21.101.20
Waist Length+ Hair40.751.20
Jeans Clothes11.731.20
Pale Body170.411.19
Ore Personality11.711.18
Relaxed Personality11.701.18
Glasses Clothes21.071.17
Wife Role11.651.15
Miniskirt Clothes21.041.14
Not a Virgin Role11.641.14
Shorts Clothes11.641.14
Tareme Eyes21.031.13
Boots Clothes11.621.12
Spiky Bangs Hair21.021.12
Pink Eyes11.611.11
Kouhai Role11.591.11
Hardworker Personality11.591.10
Carefree Personality11.591.10
Blue Eyes30.791.10
Full Sister Role11.581.10
Older Sister Role11.581.09
AA Cup Body11.571.09
Ribbon Hair Accessory Clothes11.571.09
Straight Hair20.991.08
Mini-dress Clothes11.561.08
School Uniform Clothes50.601.08
Smart Personality11.551.07
Slim Body60.551.06
Collar Clothes11.531.06
Blouse Clothes11.511.05
Tall Body11.501.04
Student Role11.491.03
Pleated Skirt Clothes11.481.03
Teen Body50.571.03
Orange Hair11.481.03
Teacher Role11.481.03
Clothing with Ribbons Clothes11.471.02
Kimono Clothes11.461.02
Younger Sister Role11.461.01
V Bangs Hair11.461.01
Blunt Bangs Hair11.441.00
Hosome Eyes11.380.96
Headband Clothes11.360.95
Tsurime Eyes11.360.95
Pantyhose Clothes11.360.94
T-shirt Clothes11.340.93
Black Hair20.840.93
Fighting Engages in11.330.92
Red Hair11.330.92
Violet Hair11.140.79
High School Student Role20.710.78
Ponytail Hair11.080.75
Twin Tails Hair11.070.74
Amber Eyes11.010.70
Thigh-high Stockings Clothes10.950.66
Average Height Body10.840.58
Long Hair10.730.51