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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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Rating 7.503,640 Users
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Rating 7.511,402 Users
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Rating 6.97423 Users
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Rating 6.51383 Users
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Rating 6.88330 Users
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30%
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  • Stranded
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Rating 8.545,268 Users
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30%
Tags
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Rating 7.35544 Users
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Rating 7.905,408 Users
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Rating 8.225,062 Users
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Rating 7.914,459 Users
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  • Past Tokyo
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Rating 8.023,513 Users
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Rating 8.771,531 Users
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Rating 7.961,558 Users
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Rating 8.655,891 Users
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Rating 8.542,685 Users
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Rating 91.1%0.84% Users
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Rating 84.2%0.71% Users
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73%
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  • In Medias Res
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73%
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Rating 90.4%1.30% Users
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Rating 85.7%5.49% Users
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53%
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Rating 70.4%0.86% Users
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51%
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Rating 96.5%2.34% Users
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51%
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  • In Medias Res
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Rating 90.0%1.66% Users
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50%
Tags
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  • Airplane
  • Dormitory Manager Protagonist
Rating 91.2%1.86% Users
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49%
Tags
  • Gaijin Protagonist
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Rating 70.7%1.26% Users
Narcissu
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49%
Tags
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  • Road Trip
Rating 95.9%1.35% Users
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49%
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  • Dying Heroine
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Rating 95.9%1.35% Users
Narcissu Side 2nd
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49%
Tags
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  • Sickly Protagonist
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Rating 95.9%1.35% Users
Fault Milestone One
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Rating 92.3%3.10% Users
Blue Rose
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49%
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Rating 52.0%1.29% Users
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49%
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Rating 85.3%1.28% Users
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Shizuku no Oto
49%
Tags
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Rating 83.7%1.30% Users
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48%
Tags
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  • Science Fiction
Rating 76.4%1.24% Users
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48%
Tags
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Rating 81.8%1.92% Users
Karakara
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47%
Tags
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Rating 89.6%2.65% Users
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47%
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Rating 81.6%1.86% Users
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46%
Tags
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Rating 93.8%1.97% Users

Tags (50 total)

NameScoreImportanceWeight
Shouwa Era2.622.977.78
Ambient Sounds3.002.577.71
80's2.642.847.50
Thriller2.952.356.95
Traditionalist Family2.562.656.79
Festival2.572.586.64
Violence2.782.135.91
Fear of Death2.502.365.90
Group of Friends2.951.935.70
Friendship3.001.885.64
Asian-style Manor2.052.705.53
Murder Mystery2.951.835.40
Fictional Modern Day Japanese Countryside2.242.385.34
Shinto Shrine2.302.325.33
No Event CGs2.402.064.95
Mischievous Heroine2.002.444.88
Summer2.861.704.86
Bokukko Heroine2.461.964.83
Detective Work2.611.844.80
Temple1.622.904.70
Episodic Story2.901.624.69
Japanese Mythology2.072.204.55
Food Discussions2.112.114.45
Past1.942.204.26
Varied Title Screens2.271.834.14
Horror2.621.574.11
NVL2.961.384.08
Heroine with Shorts1.942.074.01
Photographic Backgrounds2.801.423.98
Miko Heroine2.421.633.94
Multiple Protagonists2.571.523.91
Mystery2.711.353.66
No Romance Plot1.752.033.56
Other Perspectives3.001.163.49
School2.411.423.42
Kinetic Novel2.921.163.39
Ponytail Heroine2.241.363.05
Heroine with Tights1.691.742.94
Student Protagonist2.501.132.83
Loli Heroine2.481.092.70
Mahjong as Story Element0.833.102.57
Hint Corner1.002.452.45
Tsundere Heroine1.381.622.23
Slice of Life Comedy1.052.012.11
No Sexual Content2.780.691.92
Protagonist with Voice Acting1.071.361.46
Ojousama Heroine1.001.381.38
Male Protagonist2.820.381.08
Protagonist with a Face1.170.730.86
3.000.000.00

Traits (201 total)

NameCharactersImportanceWeight
Gamer Role72.134.43
Police Role52.284.09
Student Club Member Role42.203.54
Granddaughter Role32.453.39
Widow's Peak Hair22.923.21
Investigation Engages in41.943.12
Sandals Clothes41.943.12
Watashi Personality81.332.92
Orphan Role41.792.88
Police Officer Uniform Clothes22.592.85
Camera Items22.582.84
Unarmed Fighting Engages in32.032.81
Handgun Items32.022.80
Teasing Engages in51.552.77
Big Breasts Body31.962.72
Photography Engages in22.452.70
Friend Role71.292.67
Protective Personality31.902.64
Teasing Subject of31.782.47
Belt Clothes51.352.42
Shirt Clothes71.132.35
Emotional Personality22.132.34
Betrothed Role22.122.33
Sunglasses Clothes22.122.32
Boyfriend Role22.082.29
Adult Body41.422.28
Trousers Clothes51.272.28
Made-up Words Personality13.282.27
Roommate Role22.072.27
Classmate Role51.232.20
Submachine Gun Items13.162.19
Shotgun Items13.162.19
Flirting Engages in21.992.18
Daughter Role31.572.18
Balding Hair13.132.17
Husband Role21.972.16
Sniper Rifle Items13.092.14
Baseball Bat Items13.092.14
Vest Clothes31.542.13
Dress Clothes51.192.13
Aloha Shirt Clothes13.052.12
Necktie Clothes61.082.10
Friendly Personality41.272.05
Legal Guardian Role12.932.03
Tank Top Clothes31.462.03
Boku Personality21.852.03
Suit Clothes31.452.00
Outgoing Personality21.811.99
Coach Role12.871.99
Head of Household Role12.741.90
Bolo Tie Clothes12.731.89
Wealthy Role21.721.89
Niece Role12.711.87
Dog Tags Clothes12.711.87
Uncle Role12.701.87
Kid Body31.351.87
Widower Role12.691.87
Employee Role12.681.86
Baseball Cap Clothes12.681.86
Sport Bloomers Clothes21.671.84
Religion Engages in12.651.84
Parted in Middle Hair31.301.80
Curtained Hair31.261.75
Cigarette Items12.481.72
Serious Personality21.541.69
Sailor School Uniform Clothes21.531.68
Short Body21.531.68
Student Club President Role12.411.67
Necklace Clothes21.511.66
Red Eyes31.201.66
Energetic Personality21.511.66
Cautious Personality12.391.65
Moving Engages in12.381.65
Suspenders Clothes12.341.62
Driving Engages in12.331.61
Detective Role12.331.61
Green Eyes41.001.61
Black Eyes21.461.61
Medium Breasts Body12.301.60
Bodyguard Role12.291.59
Short Hair130.601.59
Self-sacrifice Engages in12.291.58
Green Hair21.441.58
Martial Arts Engages in12.261.56
Violent Personality12.241.55
Management Role12.241.55
Half-orphan Role12.231.55
Class President Role12.221.54
Young-adult Body60.791.54
Cruel Personality12.201.52
Cheerful Personality12.191.52
White Hair21.381.51
Watch Clothes12.171.51
Nurse Role12.151.49
Hotblooded Personality12.151.49
Brown Hair80.671.48
Smoking Engages in12.121.47
Medical Doctor Role12.111.47
Altruistic Personality12.111.46
Food Lover Personality12.091.45
Overweight Body12.081.44
Thick Eyebrows Hair12.071.44
Nurse's Cap Clothes12.041.42
Based on a Fictional Character Role12.041.42
Skirt Clothes21.281.40
Bow Tie Clothes12.031.40
Hime Cut Hair12.011.40
Miko Role12.011.39
Coworker Role12.001.39
Violet Eyes31.001.39
Old Body12.001.38
Childhood Friend Role21.261.38
Cross-dressing Engages in11.991.38
Transfer Student Role11.981.37
Tomboy Personality11.981.37
Uniform Clothes11.981.37
Slicked Back Hair11.981.37
Nurse Uniform Clothes11.971.37
Beard Hair11.961.36
Atashi Personality11.961.36
Hidden Eyes11.931.34
Beret Clothes11.921.33
Fang Body11.921.33
Cardigan Clothes11.921.33
Short-tempered Personality11.921.33
Taciturn Personality11.911.33
Airhead Personality11.911.33
Ribbon Tie Clothes21.191.31
Cosplay Engages in11.871.30
Confident Personality11.871.29
Proactive Personality11.841.27
Blue Hair21.151.26
Loyal Personality11.821.26
Twin Braids Hair11.821.26
Mischievous Personality11.811.25
Brown Eyes30.901.25
Parted to Side Hair21.131.24
Reserved Personality11.781.24
Drinking Engages in11.781.23
Blond Hair30.881.22
Mysterious Personality11.751.21
Lab Coat Clothes11.751.21
Waist Length+ Hair40.751.21
Muscular Body11.751.21
Kind Personality21.091.20
Jeans Clothes11.721.19
Girlfriend Role11.711.18
Glasses Clothes21.071.18
Ore Personality11.701.18
Relaxed Personality11.701.18
Pale Body170.401.16
Miniskirt Clothes21.041.14
Shorts Clothes11.641.14
Wife Role11.641.14
Tareme Eyes21.031.13
Not a Virgin Role11.631.13
Small Breast Sizes Body11.631.13
Boots Clothes11.621.12
Pink Eyes11.611.12
Spiky Bangs Hair21.021.12
School Uniform Clothes50.621.11
Carefree Personality11.601.11
Blue Eyes30.801.11
Full Sister Role11.591.10
Hardworker Personality11.591.10
Ribbon Hair Accessory Clothes11.571.09
Kouhai Role11.571.09
Older Sister Role11.571.09
Mini-dress Clothes11.571.09
Smart Personality11.551.08
Straight Hair20.971.07
Collar Clothes11.541.07
Slim Body60.541.05
Blouse Clothes11.501.04
Tall Body11.501.04
Student Role11.501.04
Teacher Role11.491.03
Orange Hair11.491.03
Teen Body50.571.03
Clothing with Ribbons Clothes11.481.02
Kimono Clothes11.481.02
Pleated Skirt Clothes11.471.02
Younger Sister Role11.461.01
V Bangs Hair11.441.00
Blunt Bangs Hair11.441.00
Headband Clothes11.370.95
Hosome Eyes11.370.95
Pantyhose Clothes11.360.95
Tsurime Eyes11.350.94
T-shirt Clothes11.340.93
Black Hair20.840.93
Red Hair11.330.93
Fighting Engages in11.310.91
High School Student Role20.730.80
Violet Hair11.150.80
Ponytail Hair11.080.75
Twin Tails Hair11.080.75
Amber Eyes11.010.70
Thigh-high Stockings Clothes10.960.66
Average Height Body10.840.58
Long Hair10.740.51