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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Meakashi-hen

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Meakashi-hen

Alternative Titles

English: Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Eye Opening Arc
Synonyms: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Meakashihen, When They Cry Eye Opening Chapter
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に解目明し編


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 21
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 27, 2007 to Jun 21, 2008
Authors: Houjou, Yutori (Art), Ryukishi07 (Story)
Serialization: None


Score: 8.461 (scored by 2536 users)
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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.

Meakashi is the fifth in a series of manga following the different scenarios of the Higurashi games and the first scenario that aims to answer questions raised in the previous scenarios. It focuses on seemingly the same happenings as in Watanagashi-hen only told from Shion Sonozaki's point of view.


Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Meakashi-hen was published in English as Higurashi When They Cry: Eye Opening Arc by Yen Press from February 22, 2011 to August 16, 2011. Yen Press also published the manga digitally per volume on April 22, 2014. The series has also been published in Polish as Gdy zapłaczą cykady: Księga Uświadomienia by Waneko in two-in-one edition since October 31, 2016.

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Feb 7, 2012
Kananipa (All reviews)
Okay, I'm going to start of by saying, if you don't like Shion, you're not going to like this arc, since it's based heavily around her. Me? I love Shion. She's my favourite character, and this arc portrays why perfectly. Sure, bad things happen, but I don't think the people who dislike Shion look into why what happens, happens. This arc broke my heart, and I'm not saying it was so awful it broke my heart, I'm saying it was so intense and heart-wrenching that I even shed a few tears.

Story 10/10 - This story is placed opposite the "Cotton Drifting Arc" (Watanagashi-hen) and instead read more
Apr 10, 2009
Rogna (All reviews)
Well after adventuring to find the entire eries, what I found wasn't the best find.

Story-7/10: The story felt more or less expected, the story was part of Shion's perspective of the Watangashi-hen arc (As from Watanagashi-hen it was from Keiichi's)
Although retaining the same story, it added things i didn't expect to see, some weren't even in the anime version.

Overall the story was very expectable, but still kept me on my toes.

Art-6/10: The artwork for this arc was much different from the last arcs. It was almost shoujo like. I was highly dissapointed it didn't capture some of the scenes that well, unlike the anime read more


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