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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Synonyms: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Tatarigoroshihen
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に 祟殺し編
English: Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Curse Killing Arc
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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: 8.051 (scored by 67566,756 users)
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Ranked: #6692
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Popularity: #1397
Members: 13,980
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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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Apr 19, 2021
By far the best question arc. Not only does it serve the best questions, it also has the best story. The story had no boring points whatsoever, the slice of life was not dragged on, and was actually important to the story. Seeing Keiichi slowly going insane as more and more contradictions build up, while seeing Satoko in more pain each second, truly showed us how depressing Higurashi can be. Characters were great as well. I loved that Satoko got the spotlight for once, and i loved keiichis realism in this arc.

Overall, a very good experience for a Higurashi question arc. Most definitely recommended ...
Apr 15, 2014
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).

Aug 11, 2011
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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