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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni – you -Arigatou-

dai, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni 10th Anniversary: you & history

Released by M.Graveyard at C82.

This song reflects Shion’s feelings after Matsuribayashi-hen. As dai says in the liner notes, “The past that has come and gone will not change, but memories live on. And from there, the future lies beyond the memories.”

Note: for the second line of verse 3, the booklet contains the phrase 止め処なく (tomedonaku, “endlessly”), but the vocals use the phrase すこしだけ (sukoshi dake, “just a little”).

you -Thank You-
Vocals: Yuzuki
Composition: dai
Arrangement: Luck Ganriki
Lyrics: dai / Luck Ganriki

Now and forever, I make my wish that my calling voice
Will reach the place where you are…

My memories gently speak to me,
As they unwrap the words that were sealed away.
I vow quietly to this sky
That I’ll keep on smiling until the day you return.

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai – Kagerou

Yuizuki Sora, Kokoro Musubi

Requested by Joly.

Alternate romanizations of the artist’s name: Yuiduki Sora, Yuidzuki Sora.

Tenmon is great.

Vocals: Yuizuki Sora
Lyrics: Yuizuki Sora
Composition & Arrangement: Tenmon

Moonlight, rippling on the water’s face.
The stars that I found were small things.
Cradling that heart that seemed about to disappear
In both of my arms, I prayed.

Once the many wishes have been connected,
Someday, they will come true – believe that.

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni – Natsu no Koe

Niira Etsuko (ALTERNAIT), Higurashi no Naku Koro ni image song (doujin)

Alternate title: “Natsu no Koe -Wind when old and tracks-”

Kanji notes follow translation. I didn’t have the scans to verify the true lyrics, but the fact that notes are even needed means things are probably fine this way.

Voice of Summer
Vocals: Niira Etsuko

I woke up from the illusion. Even if I destroy time,
I can’t go back again, and now I’m all alone.
“I understand.” “It will change.”
No matter how much I shout, it won’t get through…

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai – Watashi no Tame no Sekai no Arikata

Katakiri Rekka, Kokoro Musubi

Requested by Joly.

I love that guitar that comes in right after the first verse.

How the World That’s Meant For Me Should Be
Vocals: Katakiri Rekka
Lyrics: Katakiri Rekka
Composition & Arrangement: Ooshima Hiroyuki

When I realized I’d lost the shards of happiness that I was collecting,
I learned that waiting is meaningless
And that I have the courage to remake it all.

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bermei.inazawa feat. Katakiri Rekka – Tasokare

bermei.inazawa feat. Katakiri Rekka, c/w Higurashi no Naku Koro ni ED why, or why not

The title of the song, “Tasokare,” means “Dusk.” However, considering the archaic kanji combination used to write the word here, “誰そ彼”, the title can be literally interpreted as “Who is There?” – a fitting meaning, for dusk is a time when identities are indistinct to the eyes, as is the endless month of June.

I label this a coupled song, but it is very clearly tied to Higurashi’s story.

Lyrics: interface
Music & Sound Produce: bermei.inazawa
Vocals: Katakiri Rekka

If you close your eyes and listen carefully,
You can hear them in the distance… the voices of cicadas.
The solid and cold fate
Even now repeats, a weathered and sublime swarm.

Suddenly, it begins to break down. The normal is inconsistent; even the self is too heavy a role to play.

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni – samsara

Chata, Kakera Musubi

Once again, “samsara” is the Sanskrit word for the cycle of suffering through birth, death, and rebirth in such religions as Buddhism and Hinduism.

This song’s atmosphere is interesting; the words come in a long stream that really brings out the feeling of being in an endless maze.

Vocals: Chata
Lyrics: interface
Composition / Arrangement: bermei.inazawa

On the other side of my eyelids, a scene from some time and place floats up and disappears.
Countless nights have passed waiting for a single morning.
Inside a maze that continues on infinitely, I saw a dream with no awakening.

The shells of cicadas that were exhausted from crying in heavy sadness can’t fight on.
My empty self, with nowhere to go,

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Higurashi Motion Graphic: Nakanai Kimi to Nageki no Sekai – Nakanai Kimi

Niira Etsuko (ALTERNAIT), Higurashi no Naku Koro ni image song (doujin), Higurashi Motion Graphic vol.6: Zenshuu Nakanai Kimi to Nageki no Sekai

Requested by APepper.

Not quite sure of the composer/arranger’s name pronunciation. For the vocalist, I gather from the Internet that it’s Niira rather than Shinra.

I love how powerful this song is. I get chills when I hear the “zutto” in the final verse.

Don’t Cry, You
song: Niira Etsuko
word: Nisshi~
music and arrangement: Hyoumoto Yuuji

Tomorrow disappears.
I wonder how many times it’s been.
I can’t see even a hope to cling to.

My heart is captured
By a dark fate.

Slumber, peaceful sleep –
Somehow, like this,
I pray, “please forgive me,” in timeless sleep.

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni – Omoi (Vocal)

Yuzuki, Thanks/you

Here’s the second vocal track from dai’s album Thanks/you.

Thoughts (Vocal)
Lyrics: Yuki
Composition: dai
Vocals: Yuzuki

The shadow of the grass was swaying gently.
The distant wind that blows through is refreshing as it flows along.

What should I do to be at peace?

Tell me;
Tell me
With those words of yours.

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