Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Part 4 - Himatsubushi-hen RSS  Bookmark and Share

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MT Rating: 32.9012 (Rank: 7034) |Series Added: 2011-05-08

Type: Manga

Author(s): Ryukishi 07

Artist(s): TONOGAI Yoshiki

Status in Home Country: Complete - 2 Volumes

Scanslation Status: Complete (100% Complete on Manga Traders)

Summary Updated: 2012-06-22Last File Added: 2011-05-08

Genre(s) : Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Shounen, Supernatural

Other Title(s) :
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni - Himatsubushi
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Himatsubushihen
  • When They Cry - Himatsubushi-hen
  • When They Cry - Time Wasting Chapter
Summary :

Summer 1983...Hinamizawa is a tranquil village, but its inhabitants have been plagued by strange deaths and unexplained disappearances seemingly every year. Some say it's the terrifying curse of Hinamizawa's legendary deity, Oyashiro-sama, causing victims to be spirited away by monsters, but is this town harboring dark, horrifying secrets even more sinister than any supersition or myth?

Himatsubushi-hen is both a direct prequel and a direct sequel to Tatarigoroshi-hen. In contrast to the first three chapters, this chapter is shown through the eyes of Mamoru Akasaka, a young police investigator from Tokyo who comes to Hinamizawa in order to investigate a kidnapping of a politician's grandchild. Soon, he too becomes implicated into the mysteries of Hinamizawa. This chapter focuses on Rika Furude as being the key part of the mystery.

The story 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:
- Onikakushi-hen
- Watanagashi-hen
- Tatarigoroshi-hen
- Himatsubushi-hen.

The answer arcs are:
- Meakashi-hen
- Tsumihoroboshi-hen
- Minagoroshi-hen
- Matsuribayashi-hen.

The side story arcs are:
- Onisarashi-hen
- Yoigoshi-hen
- Utsutsukowashi-hen
- Kokoroiyashi-hen

Moderator Notes : Known Issues or Abnormalities With This Series
The story arcs should be read in sequential order as they are listed here.

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