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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Himatsubushi-hen

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Himatsubushi-hen

Alternative Titles

English: Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Time Killing Arc
Synonyms: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Himatsubushihen, When They Cry Time Wasting Chapter
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に 暇潰し編


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 9
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 22, 2006 to Jan 22, 2007
Authors: Tonogai, Yoshiki (Art), Ryukishi07 (Story)
Serialization: Shounen Gangan


Score: 8.041 (scored by 4094 users)
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Ranked: #8832
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Popularity: #1086
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Feb 16, 2011
Diassia (All reviews)
Story - This was one of my favourite arcs in the anime 'Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni' and it was even better in the manga! It gives much more depth to the characters of Ooishi, Rika and Mion and introduces Akasaka.

Art - As always, the Higurashi art is beautiful and in parts creepy (especially some of the scenes with Rika earlier in the volume) and I felt that in parts the art bettered what was shown in the anime.

Character - Rika is the most important character in this volume as this is when the story really deepens and she shows a different side to her read more
Aug 10, 2011
melancholylover (All reviews)
This was a great arc, but sadly it was a little shorter than others. I was able to like Akasaka a lot and i started to like Ooshi a little more too.
As far as art goes, this is the cutest Rika that has been drawn so far, maybe it's the fact that she is younger than in the other arcs.
This arc was very different than the others, taking place before the Oyashiro's curse has started, and the Dam project war is still happening. I really liked that this arc is so different than others, sadly only two episodes of this arc were put into the read more