Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Opening Theme – Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

When Cicadas Cry
Vocals: Shimamiya Eiko

Behind where I looked back; (Who’s in the front?)
In the dark, I sank in my nails (and tore apart the night)

The raindrops turn into droplets of blood and travel down my cheeks
If there’s no place for me to return to anywhere anymore

Take these fingers, my fingers
I’ll take you away with all of your fingers
To the unopened forest where cicadas cry
I can’t turn back anymore

Being extinguished one by one; (the blue flames)
Beyond the darkness, (the morning won’t come anymore)

Inside the mirror, with countless wriggling hands reaching out
Come on, lure someone here

Oni-san, come here, to where my hands clap
No matter how you flee, I’ll capture you
From the animal trail where cicadas cry
The voice that I heard is no more

Take these fingers, my fingers
I’ll take you away with all of your fingers
To the unopened forest where cicadas cry
I can’t turn back anymore

Oni-san, come here, to where my hands clap
No matter how you flee, I’ll capture you
From the animal trail where cicadas cry
The voice that I heard is no more


Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Vocals: Shimamiya Eiko

Furimuita   sono ushiro no   (Shoumen daare?)
Kurayami ni   tsume o tatete   (yoru o hikisaita)

Amadare wa chi no shizuku to natte hoho o tsutai ochiru
Mou doko ni mo kaeru basho ga nai nara

Kono yubi tomare   watashi no yubi ni
Sono yubi goto   tsurete tte ageru
Higurashi ga naku   akazu no mori e
Atomodori wa   mou dekinai

Hitori-zutsu   kesarete yuku   (Aoi honoo)
Kurayami no   sono mukou ni   (asa wa mou konai)

Kagami no naka de   ugomeki nobashite kuru musuu no te de
Saa   dareka o koko e izanai nasai

Oni-san kochira   te no naru hou e
Donna ni nigete mo   tsukamaete ageru
Higurashi ga naku   kemonomichi kara
Kikoete ita koe wa mou nai

Kono yubi tomare   watashi no yubi ni
Sono yubi goto   tsurete tte ageru
Higurashi ga naku   akazu no mori e
Atomodori wa   mou dekinai

Oni-san kochira   te no naru hou e
Donna ni nigete mo   tsukamaete ageru
Higurashi ga naku   kemonomichi kara
Kikoete ita koe wa mou nai

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80 responses to “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Opening Theme – Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

  1. Thanks ^^
    I like this song very much
    Thx for the lyrics and translations…

    Arigatou…

  2. Thanks so much for this. I really appreciate it.

  3. Arigatou Gozaimasu!! I was looking everywhere for these lyrics and finally found them! I really love this song!!

  4. This is a great song for a great anime. Thanks a lot for the song and the lyrics!

  5. Thanxs for the lyrics this song is really good ^^

  6. Wow, this song is great
    thanks a ton for the lyrics\links

    helped a ton

    the song is so poetic./

  7. I’m simpy addicted to the song. Once watching the anime ‘Higurashi no Naku Koro ni”s opening song, I just couldn’t get it out of my head. Thanks a ton for the lyrics!

  8. I love this song soo much. But there’s something that’s been bothering me. In the very beginning of this song, the singer is like…chanting something. It happens in the middle of the full version too. I wonder what she’s saying?

  9. The chanting is a form of subliminal message known as backmasking. When the song is played in reverse, the nonsensical chanting sounds like “I love you” and “You can’t escape” in Japanese.

    • o.o I thought it was “Hona Hona Ai”… Ill check into it.

    • Is there a version in which I can hear the song in reverse AND with the lyrics of what she’s saying? Because I really can’t hear it :c (when played reverse… okay, Im not japanese, but I’m able to recognize those simple sentences :D)

  10. Thank You. Arigato Gozaimasu!!!

  11. Tanks!
    I love this song!!!
    Aggrigato!
    ^^

  12. wow… i read other translations but i think yours fits best…
    was actually looking for lyrics to “all alone” and the karaoke version… and i found this.
    sadly the links are expired. i did manage to take sakuradrops from utada and i thank u for that. i was looking for that too.. and i spotted it.

    i guess i have to say this…
    WHERE IN THE WORLD do u get all these CDs?! i can’t even find them in jap stores over here. u ARE good.

    keep up the work!

  13. This song is so pro, u know?

  14. Hey thx for the lyrics, just these songs are cool and hoping the second part of the serie…

    Bueno guys, cya luego! and watch el anime!

  15. thanks for the song! I am watching the show and i really like the opening, so this is great! Thanks again.

  16. I watched this anime like three years ago and god did it freak me out especially when I fell asleep and this song would play in my head didn’t help that it was Halloween time and I usually watched it from 11-3 AM thanks for the romanji and English translation

  17. Wow…thank you so much for posting this! I love this song…creeps me out though. ^^;

    I watched it @ 4 AM. Not a good idea, ne? ^^; >.> *is scared of crazy cat-eyed girls chopping me up*

  18. Tehee, thank you for the translation! The anime scars me a whole lot, but its so, addicting! x33

  19. Is this the full song? I know it’s most likely the full theme song but I have the actual full version song of it and I’d like to know the WHOLE song so’s I can sing it! ^^

  20. @Briana: Yes, it’s the whole song.

  21. what’s the orginal name of this song? I doubt it’s “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Opening Theme – Higurashi no Naku Koro ni”, but maybe I’m wrong:)

  22. @ Emo_Boy:
    Yes, the original title of the song is Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, the exact same as the anime.

  23. Thanks for the DL for the opening. Took me forever to find it. 😀

  24. Merushi. I’ve been looking for the lyrics.

  25. Wow, this song is great!

  26. arigato ^^

  27. lol thnx
    im trying to get all my friends into higurashi…

  28. What is the ‘Oni-san’ in the lyrics? Is it demon, or brother, or something else?

  29. ‘Oni-san’ is like the It in tag games.

  30. どうも. Addictive indeed. Usually I skip the intros of series, but this one I listened to every time. Cutest/freakiest show I’ve seen.

  31. ARIGATO!!

    HAU SO KAWII OMOCHIKAERI!

    ^.^

  32. By the way when ya try to download the song it doesn’t work >.<

  33. Thank you very much ^^ I was gonna do a fandub for the opening, so I appreciate you putting the lyrics up ^^

  34. Hi. First off, thank you so mcuh for the song!
    I looked for it everywhere and couldn’t find it and when I found it here I was so excited!

    Second, it ended up expiring on me. 😦
    I played it when I first received it then went on itunes to buy new songs (I can’t find this song on itunes btw).

    Later I came back to check on this song and it says it can’t play and wants me to locate the ifle. Except I can’t locate it? Not even in my Recent Documents folder.

    If you could help that would be great =)!
    And sorry about the oober long post D:

  35. ‘akazu no’ could also mean forbidden to unlock, I think that also fits quite well

  36. never mind. I fixed the problem ^_^

  37. Great! Perfect yours dream 😛
    Thx for full OP + MP3

  38. Archangel'sRequiem

    this is an awesome song. what caught my attention about it 1st was…uh…whatever it is that she’s saying during the instrumental breaks 😄 thnx 4 posting ^_^

  39. Thank you so much. Great song and anime. Season 2 really rocks!!! but the opening theme of season 1 is the best.

  40. This anime is sooo addicting. I’m weird because I love the killing/gory scenes.Blood is sorta my turn on! Lolz. So anyways, I love the song. The visuals for it on the show is weird, but seems to fit it really well. I’m now addicted, and I waited 2 whole hours for it to download (I have dial-up)but it was so worth it. Thnx!!!

  41. I love this song…>w< i never new it was that long tho…o.O

  42. graciias x subir esta cancion, realmente esta genial, me enknta!! yo estoy viendo este anime y es lo mas!!

    viva HIGURASHI NO NAKU KORO NI!!!!!!!! xD

  43. Thankx for putting this up
    I’ve been looking for it for AGES 😄

  44. i love this song
    thank you for your hardworking ^^

  45. Stephen Daedalus

    The “Oni san kochira te no naru hou e” part at least, is the opening of a nursery rhyme in Japanese. It’s old, used as a little ditty when children are learning to walk. The fun is, you call your little toddler “mr oni”, and play a little game of tag, with you as the target… they walk to you, etc. I don’t know it all well enough to know where the rhyme leaves off and the song begins however.

  46. This song is absolutely amazing. And i like Shimamiya Eiko’s voice a lot. Thank you for the lyrics a lot. Arigato =)

  47. That’s my one of my favourite anime openings ever…thanks!!!

  48. what is this song about anyway? ive interpreted it in a billion ways but id like to know the correct one. thnkyu so much for the lyrics as well=3

  49. Stephen Daedalus

    No problem. It’s roughly translated as “Come here Mr. Oni, to the sound of the hands…” It goes on to talk about “walking is good, falling is bad.” but I doubt that part of the rhyme is ever used in a song. I hope that helps! By the way, a more liberal english translation could be “Come here Mr. Monster, follow the clapping of my hands”. Either way, but the former is the literal one.

  50. Thanks so much! I love this song! =)

  51. I learned recently that “Kono yubi tomare” is also an invitation to play. I’m not sure, but I thought of it as “take my hand and play with me”.

    It is sorta creepy though, talking about… fingers.

  52. I feel like a wimp being addicted to the song but too scared to watch the anime. I’m not a fan of blood or horror, but ther’s something telling me to watch it! It probably won’t go away until I finally watch it.

  53. thnx!.. loved this

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  55. Than you very much!! Could you please translate some other Higurashi Songs, like Sora No Qualia or Higurashi Hymn from Kakera Musubi? Arigatou!

  56. For ones interested in the chant:

    It is a Japanese phrase played backwards, but since I don’t know Japanese, I can hear a good approximate for it. Count this as a romanisation of (probably) nonexistent words:

    Hanne hara harei

    Now listen to the song closely again, reading this, and you’ll be able to chant along.

  57. Niiii !!!!!!!!!! I love this song and anime I would stay up all night watching ittttt Its the best! I love twisted things ;3

  58. omfg,I Loooveee this song! XDDD its like fudgen Awesome :O I luv Everything about Higurashi no Naku Koroni!!!! Its a Fantastic Anime Series!!!

  59. Thanks you.. very much… I love this song… nice…

  60. OH YEAH! love this song, it goes so well with the anime…

  61. when I downloaded this song, the song was there for a few days and then disappeared. Could you tell me what happened

  62. Wow! it’s realy English site O_o but thanks so much for this song ^ ^ “Higurashi no naku koro ni” is very good anime))

  63. So very beautiful, I love it.
    Thanks for the lyrics ^_^

  64. Hi, I have a question. Where can I download or buy these Higurashi no Naku songs?

    *higurashi no naku “Naraku no Hana”
    *higurashi no naku “FLOW”
    *Higurashi no Naku “Koro ni”

    Is there a site that has these for download or an online store that sells the CD which contains these songs? What CD has these songs in it anyway? Please let me know, thanks.

  65. ZatsuneAngelCry

    Nice Nice Nice xD>:D<I like it so much:X

  66. Thx for the lyric.
    By the way,how can you know the chant was a reversed phrase? Do you reverse it with some app or something?

  67. God, I love this song… I’m up to the third ep of this anime, so far it kicks ass xD

    It’s my first anime too… I’m gonna watch Serial Experiments Lain next, I hear it’s good.

  68. Holy crap, awesome song

    I am at the 6th episode and this anime creeps me the fuck out, but I cant stop watching it O.O

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  70. k0nnichiwa minna-san!
    nee nani desu “oni-san” ???
    ^_^;~? heheh..

  71. The chanting at the beginning means “There is no escape” when turned backwards.

  72. So very beautiful, I love it.
    Thanks for the lyrics ^_^

  73. On the first line, in the chanting part she says ‘Shini te de’ which means with the hand of death.

  74. Reblogged this on miraiumbreon and commented:
    I also like this song!

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