Greetings! While this is my first time testing Higurashi, I’m also the main editor on the series and have been since starting Watanagashi almost a year ago. Let me tell you, I’m grateful for the experience, because the thing about editing a game without having played the result is that no matter how good you are, there are things you’re going to miss. The longer the game, the more those errors increase exponentially… so it’s always good to take the chance to confirm what your efforts will look like in the final product. Expert advice from a professional here to all you prospective editor folks! Continue reading
A big thank you to everyone who attended our panel tonight at Anime Central! Do we have a lot of announcements to cover or what? Continue reading
For today’s installment of the Twelve Days of Visual Novels we celebrate Higurashi Hou with some words from editor, Tyabann (please note this post may contain some mild spoilers through Watanagashi): Continue reading
Chapter 2 of Higurashi, Watanagashi, is now available from MangaGamer.com! It will be unlocking on Steam in a few hours at 4p.m. PST. If you’re new to the series, be sure to pick up the first installment, Onikakushi first!
The second installment of Higurashi: When They Cry, Watanagashi, is now available for pre-order! Watanagashi will be available on MangaGamer.com and Steam on Friday, November 13th! Pre-ordering on MangaGamer.com will get you the game at 10% off and you’ll receive a complimentary Steam key as well.
In this chapter, Watanagashi (“Cotton Drift”) Keiichi encounters a brand-new mystery in Hinamiazawa – Shion Sonozaki. Who exactly is Shion? Is she really Mion’s twin sister? Is she just an alter ego Mion adopts to let off steam, or is she a split personality? Maybe she’s being manipulated into carrying out Oyashiro-sama’s curse?! Either way, you’ll have to find out the answers or die trying… when the higurashi cry.
I cannot begin to explain how excited I was when I heard the next title I would get to sink my teeth into was Higurashi. Years ago, it was my obsession, my “curse” you might even say. Puns and jokes aside, I was very much stoked to get my hands on the 07th Expansion visual novel that started it all: a franchise of anime, shorts, OVAs, among others. Continue reading
Higurashi was not the kind of game I was expecting it to be. I didn’t really know much about it going in other than it being a horror series. Based on that I had assumed there would be a lot of murdering going on, but in reality it was more of a slice of life comedy with an occasional murder and some mystery elements thrown in. Continue reading
I was lead to believe that Higurashi was about mystery and murder. Soon I learned that it was accurate, but not in the way that I thought. Continue reading
In both its visual novel and anime incarnations, Higurashi When They Cry, also known as Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, is revered as one of the greatest horror/mystery works of their mediums. Continue reading