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Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY story by Ryukishi07

HIGURASHI_1_1 Keiichi Maebara has just moved to a seemingly peaceful new town. He’s making friends and generally enjoying his life until one day he learns of a grisly murder that took place in the little village. His friends won’t give him any details which only adds to Keiichi’s uneasiness. After learning at the town’s annual festival that a death has occurred on that night every year for the past four years, Keiichi is drawn into a web of intrigue to help unravel the mystery of these murders. Things only get more dangerous when he learns that some of his new friends may be involved!
HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Abducted by Demons Arc:

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Cotton Drifting Arc:

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Curse Killing Arc:

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Time Killing Arc:

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Beyond Midnight Arc:

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Eye Opening Arc:

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Atonement Arc:

***From this point on, each volume of Higurashi will be an omnibus containing two volumes of the original series!***

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Massacre Arc:

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Festival Accompanying Arc:

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Dice Killing Arc:

Also look for the independent side story, Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY Demon Exposing Arc!

Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY Abducted by Demons Arc © Ryukishi07/07th Expansion © Karin Suzuragi / SQUARE ENIX
Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY Cotton Drifting Arc © Ryukishi07/07th Expansion © Yutori Houjyou / SQUARE ENIX
Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY Curse Killing Arc © Ryukishi07/07th Expansion © Jiro Suzuki / SQUARE ENIX
Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY Time Killing Arc © Ryukishi07/07th Expansion © Yoshiki Tonogai / SQUARE ENIX
Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY Beyond Midnight Arc © Ryukishi07/07th Expansion © Mimori / SQUARE ENIX
Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY Eye Opening Arc © Ryukishi07/07th Expansion © Yutori Houjyou / SQUARE ENIX
Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY Atonement Arc © Ryukishi07/07th Expansion © Karin Suzuragi / SQUARE ENIX
Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY Massacre Arc © Ryukishi07/07th Expansion © Hinase Momoyama / SQUARE ENIX
Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY Festival Accompanying Arc © Ryukishi07/07th Expansion © Karin Suzuragi / SQUARE ENIX
Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY Dice Killing Arc © Ryukishi07/07th Expansion © Karin Suzuragi / SQUARE ENIX
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HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Abducted by Demons Arc
Volume 1
Series Volume 1

story by Ryukishi07, art by Karin Suzuragi

November 2008 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2983-0 | $11.99 ($13.50) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

Life couldn’t be better for Keiichi Maebara. Sure, he’s moved to a sleepy, little town where nothing happens and high school consists of a one-room schoolhouse — but his new friends and fellow students are all cute girls! When he happens upon a story about a grisly local murder, however, his contentment turns to uneasiness as he finds himself drawn into a web of silent intrigue that involves his newfound friends…and threatens his very existence.

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HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Abducted by Demons Arc
Volume 2
Series Volume 2

story by Ryukishi07, art by Karin Suzuragi

February 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2984-7 | $11.99 ($13.50) | 240 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

Up until now, Keiichi’s been having the time of his life with his new friends in Hinamizawa. But when their good-natured pranks take a deadly turn, Keiichi grows more and more suspicious about their involvement with the so-called “Oyashiro-sama’s Curse.” Turning to Ooishi-san for reassurance only confirms Keiichi’s worst fears as dark secrets about Rena’s past are revealed. Is it just his imagination? Or do his friends really mean to kill him?

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HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Cotton Drifting Arc
Volume 1
Series Volume 3

story by Ryukishi07, art by Yutori Houjyou

May 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2985-4 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

You’ve already met Keiichi Maebara and his mischievous friends in the Abducted by Demons Arc. But Oyashiro-sama’s curse is poised to strike anew in Hinamizawa village. When Keiichi spots tomboy Mion working at a maid café, he can hardly believe his eyes! But it’s not Mion after all — it’s her identical twin sister, Shion. Keiichi’s never heard of this “twin sister” before and suspects it’s just another one of Mion’s pranks. But through Shion, Keiichi is able to see a quieter, more feminine side of his best friend, even if it is all an act. As Keiichi spends more time with Shion, however, Rena grows more accusatory…

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HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Cotton Drifting Arc
Volume 2
Series Volume 4

story by Ryukishi07, art by Yutori Houjyou

September 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2986-1 | $11.99 ($13.50) | 272 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

Twins Shion and Mion have Keiichi seeing double. But as he grows closer to Shion, their flirty friendship has Mion seeing red. When Shion and Keiichi trespass on sacred ground the night of the Cotton Drifting, a string of gruesome murders and disappearances follow. Are the legends of Oyashiro-sama’s curse true? Is there a demon in Hinamizawa?

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HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Curse Killing Arc
Volume 1
Series Volume 5

story by Ryukishi07, art by Jiro Suzuki

November 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2987-8 | $11.99 ($13.50) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

The dark mysteries of Hinamizawa village unfold anew in the Curse Killing Arc! After a short trip to the city, Keiichi Maebara returns to the small mountain hamlet where he is welcomed with a fresh batch of pranks from Satoko and the rest of his school friends. Satoko may be the youngest of the group, but she always puts on the biggest smile. Who knew her upbeat attitude masked a terrible tragedy — a year ago her older brother, her only family, vanished without a trace. Keiichi’s glad to step in and act as her big brother figure, but he can’t shake the nagging questions about her real brother’s disappearance. Transfer student? Teenage runaway? Or could it be…Oyashiro-sama’s curse?

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HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Curse Killing Arc
Volume 2
Series Volume 6

story by Ryukishi07, art by Jiro Suzuki

February 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2988-5 | $10.99 ($12.99) | 304 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

Keiichi is relieved when Satoko returns to school after an unexplained three-day absence, but the little girl is not her usual cheery self. It seems her uncle has returned, and Satoko is once again at his mercy. Keiichi is furious at his friends’ reluctance to step in and help her, but until there’s definitive proof of her uncle’s abuses, there’s nothing they can do. Unwilling to accept inaction, Keiichi plots to end the abuse once and for all. On the night of the Cotton Drifting, blood will be spilled once more…

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Time Killing Arc
Volume 1
Series Volume 7

story by Ryukishi07, art by Yoshiki Tonogai

June 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-316-08611-0 | $11.99 ($14.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

When the minister of construction’s grandson disappears amid protests against the dam project in Hinamizawa, Detective Akasaka is sent from the Tokyo Police to investigate. Posing as a tourist, Akasaka becomes fast friends with Rika Furude, and the little girl almost makes him forget that he’s on a mission to find a kidnapper! But the sightseeing tour takes a sudden turn when Rika delivers a grave warning: Leave Hinamizawa…before you come to regret it…

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Time Killing Arc
Volume 2
Series Volume 8

story by Ryukishi07, art by Yoshiki Tonogai

August 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-316-09766-6 | $11.99 ($14.99) | 224 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

Following a lead on the kidnapping of the construction minister’s grandson, Officers Ooishi and Akasaka spot a secluded outpost station that shows signs of recent traffic. A little poking around brings them face to face with the boy’s abductors, and the criminals aren’t going down without a fight. Once the boy is recovered, the dam project is put on hold, and it seems to be a happy ending for everyone. What could Rika’s warning possibly have been about…?

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Beyond Midnight Arc
Volume 1
Series Volume 9

story by Ryukishi07, art by Mimori

October 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-316-10240-7 | $11.99 ($13.50) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

In the twenty years since the Hinamizawa disaster, the small village has become a literal ghost town. Terrible rumors about the mysterious gas leak that claimed hundreds of lives have kept even the most curious at bay. But on this night, fate has led five strangers to the abandoned mountain hamlet—among them a certain Mion Sonozaki. As the footsteps of the living echo through the abandoned halls of Furude shrine, the sleeping demons of Hinamizawa stir once again…

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Beyond Midnight Arc
Volume 2
Series Volume 10

story by Ryukishi07, art by Mimori

December 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-316-12375-4 | $11.99 ($13.50) | 224 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

With Mion’s name clearly printed among the names of those killed in Hinamizawa twenty years ago, suspicion for the murder falls on her. But Mion isn’t the only one whose story doesn’t quite add up. How did the killer know Otobe’s was the only phone with a signal? How could Otobe’s friends have simply “disappeared”? Is it really the work of demons, or is there a murderer among them?

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Eye Opening Arc
Volume 1
Series Volume 11

story by Ryukishi07, art by Yutori Houjyou

February 2011 | ISBN: 978-0-316-12376-1 | $11.99 ($13.50) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

After a year at boarding school, Shion Sonozaki flees the oppressive institution and secretly returns to her hometown in the mountains, telling only her twin sister Mion of her arrival. Though the Sonozaki family has kept the sisters apart to prevent conflict over who would become the next family head, Mion and Shion have remained close — enough so that Shion can easily impersonate her identical twin. When Shion encounters Satoshi Hojo in town, he is completely taken in by her “Mion” disguise. And Shion is quite taken with him…

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Eye Opening Arc
Volume 2
Series Volume 12

story by Ryukishi07, art by Yutori Houjyou

April 2011 | ISBN: 978-0-316-12378-5 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

Unable to provide an alibi for the night of the Cotton Drifting, Satoshi becomes the prime suspect for the murder of his aunt! As her friend is hauled away by the police, Shion steps forward as a witness to Satoshi’s whereabouts that night, exposing her true identity in the process. Shion may have saved Satoshi this time, but her actions have put her in serious danger. What will the Sonozaki family do to Shion when they learn of her association with Satoshi Hojo? And what will they do to Satoshi?

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Eye Opening Arc
Volume 3
Series Volume 13

story by Ryukishi07, art by Yutori Houjyou

June 2011 | ISBN: 978-0-316-12379-2 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 176 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

One year after his disappearance, the police are no closer to finding Satoshi or solving his aunt’s murder, and Shion is quickly running out of patience. Dressing alternately as “Shion” and “Mion,” she positions herself as close to Keiichi as possible. Given that he too entered the forbidden Saiguden with this year’s victims, Shion suspects he will be the next to be “demoned away.” Shion hopes her actions will spur on the true murderer, so that when the serial killer does attack Keiichi, she will be ready.

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Eye Opening Arc
Volume 4
Series Volume 14

story by Ryukishi07, art by Yutori Houjyou

August 2011 | ISBN: 978-0-316-12383-9 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

The demon of the Sonozaki family has found fertile soil in Shion’s soul, and her fury rages out of control as she targets the last of those who are guilty of paining her beloved Satoshi. But how far is she willing to go? Will any torture or punishment fill the void left by her dear friend? Or will the sacrifices only rip greater holes in the tatters of her heart? The last pieces of the puzzle fall into place in the final volume of the Eye Opening Arc!

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Atonement Arc
Volume 1
Series Volume 15

story by Ryukishi07, art by Karin Suzuragi

October 2011 | ISBN: 978-0-316-12384-6 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

Rena Ryugu has made a lot of great friends since returning to Hinamizawa a year ago. But the happiness of playing with her classmates can hardly make up for the sadness she feels at home. Her father’s new lover spends more and more time at their house, making Rena feel that she is no longer as needed as she was when her mother first abandoned the family for another man. Rena thought that coming back to the village would end the curse that tore apart her family and her mind, but she can’t shake the feeling that more heartbreak is in store…

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Atonement Arc
Volume 2
Series Volume 16

story by Ryukishi07, art by Karin Suzuragi

December 2011 | ISBN: 978-0-316-12385-3 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 208 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

Rena has taken extreme measures to protect her and her father’s happiness, but such drastic actions have terrible consequences. When her friends learn of her crimes, they feel no revulsion toward Rena, but rather a sense of regret that they hadn’t been able to help her and avert this tragedy. But even if they had sensed Rena’s desperation, would her classmates’ pity have transformed itself from sentiment into action? Hadn’t they had the same opportunity to prevent tragedy a year earlier, when Satoshi Hojo was suffering abuse at home, and failed to prevent his desperate act of murdering his aunt? How much can Rena afford to trust in a place like Hinamizawa?

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Atonement Arc
Volume 3
Series Volume 17

story by Ryukishi07, art by Karin Suzuragi

February 2012 | ISBN: 978-0-316-12387-7 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 256 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

Based on the evidence detailed in Takano’s notebook, Rena believes she’s uncovered the truth behind Oyashiro-sama’s curse and the mysterious deaths in Hinamizawa! But though Rena’s theory fits perfectly with Hinamizawa’s dark history, it is difficult for Keiichi to believe such an outlandish tale, especially given Takano’s fascination with the occult. However, Rena cannot be diverted from her obsession with the plot she believes will inevitably destroy the village. Will her mounting paranoia cause her to take drastic action once again?!

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Atonement Arc
Volume 4
Series Volume 18

story by Ryukishi07, art by Karin Suzuragi

April 2012 | ISBN: 978-0-316-12388-4 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 288 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

Driven out of her mind by the murderous plot exposed in Takano’s scrapbook, Rena is on the run from the police and her friends. When Officer Ooishi confronts Mion about the Sonozaki family’s involvement in the murder conspiracy, Mion reveals a number of other scrapbooks, detailing even more outlandish theories to explain the string of murders in the village. But will this new development be enough to calm down Rena? Or, in her panic, will her next move put all of her classmates in danger?!

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Massacre Arc
Volume 1
Series Volume 19

story by Ryukishi07, art by Hinase Momoyama

September 2012 | ISBN: 978-0-316-22541-0 | $18.99 ($20.99) | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

The “Curse Killing Arc” . . . The “Time Killing Arc” . . . As each incarnation of the terrible events in Hinamizawa unfolds, Rika Furude must watch as her friends descend into madness and despair, knowing the only fate that awaits her is death. With the unique ability to see all of these worlds, Rika desperately searches for the common links between them, which will help her break the cycle and give her and her friends a happy future beyond June 1983. But with less than a month before the cotton drifting in her current life, will Rika be able to change destiny in time?

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Massacre Arc
Volume 2
Series Volume 20

story by Ryukishi07, art by Hinase Momoyama

December 2012 | ISBN: 978-0-316-22910-4 | $18.99 ($20.99) | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

Keiichi’s appeals to the Child Consultation Center receive an outpouring of support from his classmates and teachers, but still the authorities refuse to intercede. Hinamizawa is a village controlled by three powerful families, and without the support of the Sonozakis—and their fearsome head, Oryou—the Center will not budge. As Keiichi struggles to convince Oryou, Rika feels her dream of living a happy life beyond the summer of 1983 begin to fade away. Does Keiichi have what it takes to make a miracle happen? Can Satoko be saved? Can Rika…?

HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Massacre Arc
Volume 3
Series Volume 21

story by Ryukishi07, art by Hinase Momoyama

March 2013 | ISBN: 978-0-316-22944-9 | $18.99 ($20.99) | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

Watching the people of Hinamizawa rally together to liberate her friend Satoko gives Rika hope that she too can defy fate and curb her tragic demise. But when the bodies of Takano and Tomitake are discovered, Rika fears her chance is slipping away. Not knowing who to trust and not wanting to put anyone else in danger, Rika pulls away from her friends. But as her experiences in this world continue to diverge from the norm, Rika clings to the hope that the events that lead to her murder might also change. She has the will to change her destiny, but will that be enough to defeat whoever—or whatever—wants her dead?

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HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Festival Accompanying Arc
Volume 1
Series Volume 22

story by Ryukishi07, art by Karin Suzuragi

June 2013 | ISBN: 978-0-316-22945-6 | $18.99 ($20.99) | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

When her parents are killed in a terrible train accident, a young Miyo Takano is sent to live at an orphanage deep in the mountains. Little does she know that her parents’ deaths are just the beginning of her hell, as the institution is run by a group of greedy, cruel men who care nothing for the grief-stricken girl. Subjected to abuses beyond imagining, Miyo and her roommates plan to escape, despite rumors of the terrible punishments that have befallen past runaways…

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HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Festival Accompanying Arc
Volume 2
Series Volume 23

story by Ryukishi07, art by Karin Suzuragi

October 2013 | ISBN: 978-0-316-22946-3 | $18.99 ($20.99) | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

Through Miyo Takano’s efforts, the research on Hinamizawa Syndrome has won the support her grandfather never received. But Dr. Irie has glimpsed the madness that drives Takano to achieve results by any means, and his loyalties are challenged when he is ordered to perform a vivisection on young Satoko Hojo.

 

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HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Festival Accompanying Arc
Volume 3
Series Volume 24

story by Ryukishi07, art by Karin Suzuragi

January 2014 | ISBN: 978-0-316-22948-7 | $18.99 ($20.99) | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

After endless cycles of tragedy, Rika at last finds herself in an incarnation where she knows the true culprit behind her murder. But with only a week before the Cotton Drifting Festival – and her demise – she and Hanyu are going to have to work fast to devise a counter-strategy. The past has shown that Rika can count on her friends, but if she wants to unravel the plot that will ultimately destroy Hinamizawa, she’s going to need help in higher places – but what evidence would convince an adult that the little girl’s fear of death is founded?

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HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Festival Accompanying Arc
Volume 4
Series Volume 25

story by Ryukishi07, art by Karin Suzuragi

April 2014 | ISBN: 978-0-316-22949-4 | $18.99 ($20.99) | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

At last, after countless failures, Rika has exposed Takano’s mad plot to destroy the village of Hinamizawa for the sake of her and her grandfather’s research. Barricading herself in Irie Clinic, Takano draws her allies in close even as Rika and her friends organize a siege outside the facility. Takano’s cleverness has allowed her to elude capture in every other world. Will Rika find a way to defeat her would-be murderer and reclaim her life beyond the Cotton Drifting? This final confrontation will decide everything in the dramatic conclusion of Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY!

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HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY Dice Killing Arc
Volume 4
Series Volume 26

story by Ryukishi07, art by Karin Suzuragi

Coming November 2014 | ISBN: 978-0-316-33649-9 | $13.00 (14.00) | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

Over the course of a hundred years, Rika relived her brutal murder over and over again through countless fragments before finding the world where she could live in peace. But even without the threat of certain death hanging over her head, this world is fraught with dangers. When she’s in a terrible accident, Rika wakes up to find herself in the nurse’s office-however she’s not in her peaceful new world, but rather in an alternate June 1983! Rika is desperate to find a way back to her ideal fragment, but it may require her to do something drastic… The thrilling continuation of Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY!

Higurashi: When They Cry, Dice Killing Arc
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