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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: The Opera?

No, seriously, this is happening.


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While I wouldn't define myself as an "opera buff," I definitely am more interested in the old-school production style than your average joe on the street, I suspect. But talk about a phrase I never expected to hear in my life: "doujin opera"?

But Canned Dogs reports that such a thing is in fact going to happen: a "doujin" opera adaptation of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (alias When They Cry) will be performed on March 13th, and tickets are only ¥2000 (about $22 USD), which I will tell you right now is SUPER cheap for an opera. Hell, those movie theater screenings of the Met alone are $25.

You can also check out Hatsune Miku'd versions of the songs right here, though for a human singer you'll have to see the opera live. Or wait for some enterprising otaku to upload video of it to YouTube.

The music itself is pretty good, by the way. I'm not sure if I'd call it "opera" so much as sort of dramatic pop-- maybe more of a musical than a formal opera --but I guess I'll have to hear how the singer delivers it to say for sure.

That said, I would go. I'm not in the least bit interested in Higurashi in and of itself, but a Higurashi opera just sounds too neat for me to miss. If I had an opportunity to go, that is. How about you?
 
(Missed it-- found it credit goes to AICN Anime.)
JJOR64on Feb. 3, 2010 at 11:40 a.m.
That is awesome.  I would love to see that.
lanaswifton Feb. 3, 2010 at 4:47 p.m.
Yeah, that doesn't sound operatic to me, but I'd definitely want to see it.
MoonStormon Feb. 3, 2010 at 6:07 p.m.
I could see it done as an opera but I wound like the player wound have to sing it. not Muki
John_Martoneon Feb. 4, 2010 at 10:52 a.m.
Do not want. Weird thing is... I like listening to plot driven shows that are in languages I understand and can appreciate.
giaon Feb. 5, 2010 at 12:59 p.m.
@John_Martone: So, no non-English opera for you then? 
 
I haven't heard very many good English operas @_@;

Dig Deeper into When They Cry - Higurashi

After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends. However, appearances can be deceiving. One fateful day, Keiichi stumbles upon news of a murder that had occurred in Hinamizawa. From this point on, horrific events unfold in front of Keiichi, as he soon learns his close friends may not be all that they seem. Based on the amateur mystery game by 7th Expansion, the story is told in a series of different scenarios.

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