07th Expansion Mini-Update

Today we have a small update regarding 07th Expansion on our catalog. Read below for more details.

As of today, an old contract between our company and 07th expansion has ended, resulting in the removal of the original Higurashi, Higurashi Kai, Umineko, Higanbana, and Rose Guns Days  from our catalog. The current contract for Higurashi Hou is still active, and our sales of the updated version of Higurashi will be unaffected. Existing owners of the affected titles will still retain the games in their account, and owners of Higurashi will still receive the updated translation.



As for Umineko, Higanbana, and Rose Guns Days, we’re currently looking into renewing the contract. With your support, we might have even better news about these series in the future!

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  1. Very much hoping that the contract gets renewed – I’m a big fan of 07th Expansion’s games!

  2. Damn 🙁 was hoping Higurashi and Higurashi Kai would one day receive physical releases, looking less likely now 🙁

  3. I have the sneaking suspicion that we’ll be hearing about a new contract at AX (or one of the other cons).

  4. Higurashi does have physical copies. I don’t know when they were released or who distributed them, but my own copy of Higurashi is a hard copy of the mangagamer.com version. I bought it from American based animecornerstore.com and as a result I’m not entitled to a free translation update.

    Who cares. Bring on the steam version!

  5. Please renew the contract, I really love 07th Expansion’s games and I really want other people to enjoy them as well.

  6. Hoping for the contract to be renew. I really want to play the Rose Gun Days since the translation patch will soon be out.

  7. If you’re looking for Higurashi, maybe just wait for Hou to be finished, it includes all the content from Higurashi and Higurashi Kai, as well as new content. But I was looking forward to finally making some purchases for their other titles, Higanbana and Rose Guns Days specifically. I really hope this license gets renewed soon.

  8. I’m really excited about Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni being released on steam, and cannot wait for the later chapters to be translated. I hope they allow Mangagamer to release more of 07th Expansion’s titles on steam.

  9. Years ago I aquired all the Higurashi and Umineko series throught illegal means (I´m not proud of it, but I had no credit card at that time nor money). Now I have my full arsenal of money ready to be spent on 07th expansion products and I bump in to this!

    Is there any estimate on when will the renewal of the contract be made? My money is ready to gun down all translated series of Ryukishi´s work.

  10. Nooooooo !! Just when I wanted to start reading Higanbana :’C !! Hope the renewal of the contract comes soon, I’m craving for more of Ryukishi’s works !!

  11. Has the contact been renewed already?? Or what can fans do to help? I really want to read higanbana again.

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