Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Onisarashi-hen
Alt name(s):
  • Higurashi When They Cry - Demon Exposing Chapter
  • ひぐらしのなく頃に鬼曝し編
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One year ago, Natsumi Kimiyoshi and her family moved away from the mountain town of Okinomiya. According to local superstition, those who leave Okinomiya or the nearby village of Hinamizawa will be cursed by the god Oyashiro. However, everything has been peaceful and quiet since they moved—that is, until gas suddenly erupts from the swamp near Hinamizawa, killing thousands of people. Unbeknownst to Natsumi, this "Great Hinamizawa Disaster" would serve as the catalyst for countless unspeakable tragedies in the days to come.

After the disaster, many of Hinamizawa's former residents, such as Natsumi's grandmother, begin to act very strangely. In order to stave off what she believes is Oyashiro's curse, her grandmother begins plastering talismans all over their house and drowning puppies in order to appease the god. These erratic and horrifying actions leave Natsumi and her family fearful for their lives, leading Natsumi's mother to do the unthinkable...

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
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