Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni OP
(When They Cry)
“Higurashi no Naku Koro ni” (ひぐらしのなく頃に) by Eiko Shimamiya
used as OP in episodes 1 – 26.
The opening song is titled as, “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni”, the exact same name as the anime. As such, it is fantastically produced. The dark, tense song and the ominous, murderous animation in the opening fit the anime so much that this is perhaps the most popular candidates in anime fans’ top OP list.