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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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
English: Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Abducted by Demons Arc
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 7
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 24, 2005 to Mar 24, 2006
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Serialization: Gangan Powered
Authors: Suzuragi, Karin (Art), Ryukishi07 (Story)


Score: 8.121 (scored by 1185411,854 users)
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Ranked: #5332
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Popularity: #684
Members: 24,819
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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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Apr 15, 2021
The first part of a eight long chapter series, Onikakushi. Is it good? or not?

First off, The story is great. It does its job well, introducing you to Higurashis true natrue perfectly. How we see Keiichi going batshit insane after finding out what happened in Hinamizawa is great as well. Secondly, The art. It is okay, i guess. It could do a lot of polishing, but when it needs to do its job, it does it well. Thirdly, the characters. Definitely the best part of Higurashi, they really feel like natural real life people, like people you know before. Also helps with moments where youre ...
Apr 4, 2021
Higurashi Onikakushi-hen vol. 1 and 2 were the very first manga I've ever read. I had already seen the anime and played the Onikakushi-hen vn beforehand so I knew what I was going in to. What I DID not know what I was going into was that this would very quickly become my favorite way to experience Higurashi, period. I got this as a birthday gift because I had just finished the anime for the first time and learned of the manga. I didn't know what a manga was at the time and I didn't even know how to read them properly either.

The story ...
Sep 25, 2016

This Manga series starts with this arc the onikakushi - hen or abducted by demons arc.
I know it looks kind of childish maybe a typical highschool manga or maybe I don't know boring? but it really isn't. This manga series which was taken from a Virtual Novel by the same name is my favourite manga series and I couldn't stop reading it. There are 8 main arcs anda few arcs which add to it and I have read all 8 (4 question arcs and 4 answer arcs) and the dice killing arc at the end. I think the name question arc and answer arc ...

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