Saturday, July 04, 2009

Higurashi Sound Novels, in English, Legit

Manga Gamer has announced that they will be bringing the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (Higurashi - When They Cry) games to English-speaking audiences this fall. The announcement is pretty bare-bones, but I think it's safe to assume they mean the original doujin soft sound novels for Windows, and not the PS2 or DS ports, or for that matter, one of the various incarnations of the Higurashi: Daybreak fighting game. Today's announcement was as follows...
We proudly anouce that we have started the localozation of 'Higurashi when they cry'. We have been getting a lot of requests from MangaGamer's fans to localize the title. We are very excited and happy to be able to relaese this best seller title from

We target to release the title by the end of October. Please stay close with our release schedule.
What a pleasant Independence Day surprise!

Update: Anime News Network has more details, based on official word from Manga Gamer at Anime Expo. The first four chapters (the question arcs) are what is coming in October, with the next four chapters (the original answer arcs) to be released about two months later.

Also, I've added photos of the Japanese discs for the original eight chapters.


Anonymous said...

Hah! That's pretty sweet. Gotta definitely pick that up!


Matt said...

Yes, I'll be buying this.