Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Tatarigoroshi-hen
Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Curse Killing Arc
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Tatarigoroshi-hen

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English: Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Curse Killing Arc
Synonyms: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Tatarigoroshihen
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に 祟殺し編


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 13
Status: Finished
Published: May 18, 2005 to May 18, 2006
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: GFantasy
Authors: Suzuki, Jirou (Art), Ryukishi07 (Story)


Score: 8.091 (scored by 56505,650 users)
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Ranked: #5342
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Popularity: #1214
Members: 11,795
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In the village of Hinamizawa, Keiichi Maebara and his friends live their everyday lives peacefully and without incident. Having just moved to the town, Keiichi finds himself with no shortage of new friends. One of the youngest of this group, Satoko Houjou, plays many pranks on her friends and is always cheerful. But behind her smile lies a dark past, filled with personal heartache.

Despite all of the tragedy in her life, Satoko is still able to find happiness. Keiichi, who admires her resilient spirit, begins to think of himself as a brother figure and her protector. But when her uncle Teppei returns to town, Satoko begins showing signs of abuse. Keiichi longs to return his friend to her former happy self... so much so, that he starts to consider doing something drastic to keep her safe.

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Tatarigoroshi-hen was published in English as Higurashi When They Cry: Curse Killing Arc by Yen Press on November 17, 2009 and February 23, 2010, respectively, and also digitally on April 22, 2014. The series was also published in Polish as Gdy zapłaczą cykady: Księga Morderczej Klątwy by Waneko in one-volume edition on April 30, 2016.

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Jun 20, 2011
bizarrequazar (All reviews)
Higurashi is one of my favorite anime series, but that doesn't mean I love all of it, and Tatarigoroshi-hen is probably the arc I disliked most while watching the anime. One of the reasons for this may have been that it focuses on Satoko, who I find annoying, but... Que sera sera. I still say that from what I've read and watched, it's my least favorite, but the manga adaptation of this definetely made me hate it less.

The story of this arc is a simple one on the surface, but it gets more complicated as it progresses. Out of the question arcs the series has, read more
Aug 25, 2011
xm0123 (All reviews)
And now, my review of the third Higurashi arc. Please note that this is the last arc I have read; I currently know nothing about Higurashi beyond this point.


It's summer of 1983 . . . and this is also starting just like the other arcs, almost as if they were all separate canons almost . . . well, Keiichi and his family move in, he gets along with some girls, they have wacky hijinx, but then he learns about Oyashiro-sama's Curse. Not only that, he learns that Satoko, one of his friends, lives under the thumb of an abusive uncle, and yet, she doesn't do read more
Apr 15, 2014
Taupe_Claw (All reviews)
This is my review for Higurashi no naku koro ni; Curse Killined Arc.
Still as bloody as the other ones.
Very in depth, i prefer this one over the animated arc
It adds a new part of the curse into the story and i love that

Takes a while to pick up (The entire first part of the arc is mostly talking and building up to the amazing second arc)
Something i didn't expect happened, but it wasn't given an explanation to it. (hopefully higurashi no naku koro ni kai will clear that part up).

I really liked it and this is one of the first mangas that i read more
Aug 11, 2011
BBHood22 (All reviews)
Disappointing -- the best word to describe Tatarigoroshi-hen...

Overall, it's a 6 for me...

I was not into this 3rd Higurashi installment... I was anxious about how it will end, yes... I was thinking that maybe it would have a great twist and an unforgettable ending like the first 2 but sadly I was mistaken...

Story started off well enough, it was fast and had a different flow to it... but then I found it to be boring since it became too dramatic... I mean, good that the story now focused on Satoko and Keichi but it was too melodramatic for me... predictable even... Maybe I was read more

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