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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Onikakushi-hen

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
Authors: Suzuragi, Karin (Art), Ryukishi07 (Story)
Serialization: Gangan Powered


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After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends. However, appearances can be deceiving. One fateful day, Keiichi stumbles upon news of a murder that had occurred in Hinamizawa. From this point on, horrific events unfold in front of Keiichi, as he soon learns his close friends may not be all that they seem. Based on the amateur mystery game by 7th Expansion, the story is told in a series of different scenarios.

Onikakushi is the first in a series of manga following the different scenarios of the Higurashi games. It focuses on Maebara Keiichi's arrival to Hinamizawa.


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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