Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (song)

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"Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni"
Eiko Shimamiya - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - song cover.jpg
Single by Eiko Shimamiya
from the album
O (A-side)
Hikari Nadeshiko (B-side)
B-side"All Alone"
ReleasedMay 24, 2006
LabelFrontier Works
Songwriter(s)Tomoyuki Nakazawa, Kazuya Takase, Eiko Shimamiya
Producer(s)I've Sound
Eiko Shimamiya singles chronology
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Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni (ひぐらしのなく頃に, When the cicadas cry) is the first single of Eiko Shimamiya under I've Sound and Geneon Entertainment label. Released on May 24, 2006 and reached #18 in the Oricon weekly charts.[1] It has sold an approximate total of 35,000 copies and stayed in the charts for 26 weeks making this Eiko's most selling and longest charting single to date. The title track was used as the opening theme for the anime series Higurashi When They Cry. Composition wise, it is written in the key of E Minor.

Note: If you play this song backwards, you can hear the word Nigerarenai (逃げられない, "you cannot escape").

Track List[edit]

All lyrics written by Eiko Shimamiya.

1."Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni (ひぐらしのなく頃に)"Tomoyuki Nakazawa, Kazuya Takase4:27
2."All Alone"Kazuya Takase6:04
3."Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni (ひぐらしのなく頃に)" (instrumental)Tomoyuki Nakazawa, Kazuya Takase4:23
4."All Alone" (instrumental)Kazuya Takase6:02
Total length:20:56


  1. ^ "島みやえい子-ORICON STYLE ミュージック" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-11-27.