Higurashi Series



  • Continuing the horror feast
    Well, it has 2 issues:

    1. It's from Kodansha BOX
    2. it's kinda long and divided into more than one series

    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni:



    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Dai 1-wa: Onikakushi-hen
    When They Cry Episode 1 Demoned Away Arc
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    Volumes: 2



    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Dai 2-wa: Watanagashi-hen
    Higurashi When They Cry: Cotton Drifting Arc
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    Volumes: 2



    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Dai 3-wa: Tatarigoroshi-hen
    Higurashi When They Cry: Curse Killing Arc

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    Volumes: 2



    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Dai 4-wa: Himatsubushi-hen
    Higurashi When They Cry: Time Killing Arc

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    Volumes: 1


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    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai:


    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai - Dai 1-wa: Meakashi-hen
    Higurashi When They Cry: Eye Opening Arc

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    Volumes: 2



    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai - Dai 2-wa: Tsumihoroboshi-hen
    Higurashi When They Cry: Atonement Arc

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    Volumes: 2



    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai - Dai 3-wa: Minagoroshi-hen
    Higurashi When They Cry: Massacre Arc

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    Volumes: 2



    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai - Dai 4-wa: Matsuribayashi-hen
    Higurashi When They Cry: Festival Accompanying Arc

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    Volumes: 3


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    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni takes place during June 1983, at a fictional rural village called Hinamizawa, which has a population of approximately 2000.
    The main character, Keiichi Maebara, moves to Hinamizawa and befriends his new classmates Rena Ryugu, Mion Sonozaki, Rika Furude, and Satoko Hojo. Keiichi joins their after-school club activities, which consist mostly of card and board games (and punishment games for the loser, usually him.)
    Hinamizawa appears to be a normal, peaceful, rural village to Keiichi.
    However, the tranquility abruptly ends after the annual Watanagashi Festival, a celebration to commemorate and give thanks to the local god, Oyashiro-sama. Keiichi learns that every year for the past four years, one person has been murdered and another has gone missing on the day of the Watanagashi Festival. Keiichi himself soon becomes drawn into the strange events surrounding the Watanagashi Festival and Oyashiro-sama.
    In each story arc, he or one of his friends become paranoid, and a crime is committed.
    Usually, the crime involves the murder of one of their own friends. While it seems impossible to tell their delusions apart from the mystery of Hinamizawa, slowly the truth is revealed.

    Adaptation of RyuuKishi07's VN, written by Ryuukishi07 himself (The VN is on stream and there are 2 seasons of anime and various spin-offs, and YP has the manga)

    Upvote if you like the franchise~


  • Editors

    So it's Higurashi light novels? I'd love to see this licensed! I love this series.



  • I forgot to add
    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei: Saikoroshi-hen (1 volume)
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  • Editors

    @bloodygaikotsu That Rika is SO pretty. ;___; I'm loving the art on these covers! So good.



  • @kittytama

    The covers are done by Tomohi, who is doing art of almost all Ryuukishi07's novels published by Kodansha like Kaidan to Odorou, Soshite Anata wa Kaidan de Odoru and Umineko series.


  • Editors

    @bloodygaikotsu Thanks for the info! I need to look this artist up more, clearly. Haha.



  • @kittytama
    Here's their website, have fun~
    http://furumati.com


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    God I remember watching the first series of the anime of this. My reaction was "OMFG WHAT IS HAPPENING." We need more of this . . .



  • @corp20
    Well, upvoting the topic to show support might be a first step to get more of this lol

    Even tho, I am kinda doubtful since it's by Kodansha BOX (ain't sure if Vertical are just focusing on NisiOisiN or planning to get more of BOX especially Faust authors work like Nasu and Ryukishi07), and I think there's no Japanese digital release.



  • I would love to have a English release of the LN! Upvoted


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    While I am a big Higurashi fan I don't think the novels would be the best use of J-novel clubs time. Mangagamer is already translating the original Visual Novel and I'm guessing all the light novel is probably just taking the text from that version of the story and editing it into a light novel. So unless there is some new content in these books that I don't know about I'd rather J-novel club focus else ware,


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    @eternal-wanderer I think there's a novelization of Onisareshi-hen, which afaik only exists in the manga not in the VN. At least not in 07th Expansion's original version, might be in the version from Alchemist.



  • Halloween bump~
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    Well, there is a Gaiden novel for those who are interested called:
    "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gaiden: Nekogoroshi-hen"