Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai - Matsuribayashi-hen
Alt name(s):
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Matsuri Bayashihen
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai - Matsuribayashi-hen
  • Higurashi When They Cry: Festival Accompanying Arc
  • When They Cry 2 - Festival Accompanying Chapter
  • ひぐらしのなく頃に 祭囃し編
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  • 28
Pub. status:
Completed
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Description:
Miyoko Tanashi lived a charmed life with her parents, but after losing both of them in a devastating train accident, the life she knew was suddenly ripped away. Sent to a secluded orphanage in the mountains, she is subjected to inhumane abuse at the hands of her caretakers; escape is not an option since runaways are met with a fate far worse than death. But eventually, Miyoko manages to flee and receive aid from her father's mentor—a researcher named Dr. Hifumi Takano.

Adopted by Hifumi and finally free from her hell, Miyoko takes on a different identity to go along with her new life. When Hifumi's research on a mysterious disease in a mountain village is ridiculed, Miyoko makes it her life's work to prove that the disease truly exists. However, her mission soon turns into a deadly obsession once she arrives in the village, as she is more than willing to prove the doctor's findings by any means necessary...

The story of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is divided into a total of eight chapters: four "Question" arcs and four "Answer" arcs. Each chapter keeps the same main characters, but ends in a different way. However, each chapter gives valuable answers, hints, and clues to the previous one, while at the same time bringing forth even more mysteries.

The question arcs are:

  • 1. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Onikakushi-hen
  • 2. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Watanagashi-hen
  • 3. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Tatarigoroshi-hen
  • 4. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Himatsubushi-hen

    The answer arcs are:

  • 5. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai - Meakashi-hen
  • 6. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai - Tsumihoroboshi-hen
  • 7. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai - Minagoroshi-hen
  • 8. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai - Matsuribayashi-hen

    The side story arcs are:

  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Onisarashi-hen
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Yoigoshi-hen
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai - Utsutsukowashi-hen
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Hirukowashi-hen
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Kokoroiyashi-hen
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Kataribanashi-hen
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei - Saikoroshi-hen
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Jan
  • Reading progress:
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    • Chapter 0/35