Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni (ひぐらしのなく頃に) – Cute anime characters meet gory ends

When They Cry consists of two independent yet somewhat related anime series, ひぐらしのなく頃に (“When the Cicadas Cry”) and うみねこのなく頃に (“When the Seagulls Cry”). These two are popular Japanese murder mysteries that have had an anime adaptation, manga, visual novel as well as a video game. For this review, I’ll be covering only the former. PG…