Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Onikakushi-hen
Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Abducted by Demons Arc
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Onikakushi-hen

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English: Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Abducted by Demons Arc
Synonyms: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Onikakushihen, The Moment the Cicadas Cry Demoning Away Chapter
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に 鬼隠し編


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 7
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 24, 2005 to Mar 24, 2006
Genres: MysteryMystery, DramaDrama, HorrorHorror, PsychologicalPsychological
Authors: Suzuragi, Karin (Art), Ryukishi07 (Story)
Serialization: Gangan Powered


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Keiichi Maebara and his family move from the noisy, bustling city to the quiet little town of Hinamizawa in the summer of 1983. As Keiichi settles in, he meets some local girls who quickly become his steadfast group of friends: Satoko Houjou, Rika Furude, Rena Ryuuguu, and Mion Sonozaki. While their life is mostly carefree and fun-filled, he begins to discover that things in Hinamizawa are not as they appear to be.

During the annual Cotton Drifting Festival, Keiichi learns that there have been murders and disappearances for the past few years in the aftermath of the celebration. Referred to as "Oyashiro's Curse," the suspicious townsfolk say that those who anger Hinamizawa's patron god will be cursed to die or disappear. At first, he believes that such things are mere folk tales meant to scare misbehaving children. But when a murder and a disappearance occur after the festival and his friends refuse to talk about the strange events in the village, Keiichi begins to wonder if his new friends may have something to do with the horrific events—and if he might be the next to die.

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Onikakushi-hen was published in English as Higurashi When They Cry: Abducted by Demons Arc by Yen Press on November 18, 2008 and February 17, 2009, respectively, and also digitally on April 22, 2014. The series was also published in Polish as Gdy zapłaczą cykady: Księga uprowadzenia przez demony by Waneko in one-volume edition in November 2015.

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Sep 19, 2009
DannoLL (All reviews)
Now, to get things straight before touching the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Abducted by Demons Arc, you have to realise that, even in completing the manga, almost no questions are solved whatsoever, and if reading the manga in order, none are going to be solved for a fairly long time to come.

Starting off just as the Higurashi animé did, 'new kid in town', Keiichi Maebara, is plunged into a world of darkness in the idyllic village of Hinamizawa. The story in the Manga takes a lot longer than the animé does to get into its stride (The first Volume, or 3 Chapters is read more
Jul 25, 2011
xm0123 (All reviews)
Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni, or When the Cicadas Cry, was originally a visual/sound novel series by 07th Expansion. It was adapted into a manga series and an anime series. The anime series is (based off my unprofessional observations) very popular amongst J-pop fanatics. Until about a year or so ago, I knew absolutely nothing about Higurashi, or its followup Umineko no Naku Koro Ni, or When the Seagulls Cry. It wasn't until a friend of mine recommended these franchises to me that I was even interested. I tried to play the VN version of Higurashi, but it wouldn't work. (What, do PC games hate read more
Jul 25, 2011
AniJournal (All reviews)
Story: The story is something different, there aren't too many stories out there that are genuinely this creepy. It's an amazing story along with psychological twists. There's so much thrown into two books but the author handles it well. They build up the friendships between the characters, get you attached, then rips it apart in a slow but strangely fast manner. It's one event after another but doesn't seem speedy or sloppy. You're always kept in suspense once things get going. This series will seriously mess with your mind and emotions.

Art: The author used art to fully express change in the characters and succeeded read more
May 3, 2011
melancholylover (All reviews)
I was attached to Higurashi a few pages in. Seeming like atypical Harem manga, it takes a total U-turn when a series of murders are told to Keiichi.

I really like the art in the Abducted By Demons arc. The characters look so cute and innocent, but when they get into murder mode, they get seriously freaking creepy. I have a feeling that it was done on purpose to catch the reader off guard. It certainly worked on me!

The character Keiichi is the main character in this arc. He is very relate able. Everything he does seems like something a real human being would do, I read more

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