Venus wrote:I watched some of the anime and quit after about I'd say 14 episodes or so it wasn't anywhere near as interesting or engaging as Higurashi.
Probably true for the anime.
I considered the Higurashi VN better than the Umineko VN until Umineko Ep8 came out. The last episode was so good that I bumped Umineko up to "Favorite VN Ever" status.
vertical09 wrote:I thought it was Umineko: When the seagulls cry...
"When the Seagulls Cry" is the literally translated title, just as Higurashi's is "When the Cicadas Cry". (Though technically, higurashi are only a specific variety of cicadas
, just as umineko are only a specific variety of seagulls
The series name is "When They Cry", and can be seen on the logo for both Higurashi and Umineko.
Higurashi is When They Cry 1, Higurashi Kai is When They Cry 2, Umineko is When They Cry 3, and Umineko Chiru is When They Cry 4.
The title is often simplified for English-speaking audiences to just "When They Cry." The Higurashi anime was released as "When They Cry", the English VN and English manga were released as "Higurashi: When They Cry", and the Umineko anime is being released as "Umineko: When They Cry."
The title isn't wrong here, just simplified.