Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Tsumihoroboshi-hen
Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Atonement Arc
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Tsumihoroboshi-hen

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Synonyms: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Tsumihoroboshihen
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に解 罪滅し編
English: Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Atonement Arc
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 16
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 22, 2006 to Apr 22, 2008
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Serialization: Gangan Powered
Authors: Suzuragi, Karin (Art), Ryukishi07 (Story)


Score: 8.331 (scored by 51395,139 users)
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Ranked: #3052
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Popularity: #1619
Members: 12,462
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In the summer of 1983, Rena Ryuuguu and her friends are enjoying their days the way they always have: playing games and living a life of contentment in the village of Hinamizawa. But darkness is forming in Rena's heart, and even her closest friends may not be safe from it.

Rena's divorced father has recently found a new girlfriend, a sleazy woman named Rina Mamiya. Rena's hatred of her is solidified when she discovers that the woman and her true boyfriend are trying to swindle Rena's father out of his money. After a tumultuous confrontation with Rina about what she has learned, Rena realizes that she must resort to desperate measures to keep her father safe. When her friends notice that she is acting rather strange, they investigate what she has done, but instead of abandoning her as Rena assumed they would, they band together to support and help her.

However, when she discovers a shocking snag in her plans, Rena realizes that she may have trusted the wrong people, and begins to become highly suspicious of her friends and the other townspeople. And as she uncovers the truth about the town's long history of murders and disappearances, she realizes that only drastic actions can save the village from utter destruction.

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Tsumihoroboshi-hen was published in English as Higurashi When They Cry: Atonement Arc by Yen Press; physically from October 25, 2011 to April 24, 2012, and digitally on April 22, 2014. It was published in Polish in 2 omnibuses by Waneko from April 26 to July 31, 2017.

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May 2, 2019
Mysteries are an interesting genre. Instead of keeping you happy the whole way through the telling, there's a firm barrier set in place: there is the confusing, vexing beginning, and the (hopefully) satisfying and enlightening ending. Higurashi is a keen example of this, to such an extent that there are entire arcs that end with no explanation whatsoever, and hence are not very enjoyable. The tradeoff to this is that when you finally get to the arcs that answer your questions, you get some immense satisfaction. So in order to get any enjoyment out of the "Atonement arc", you've first got to read the "Demoned ...
May 1, 2021
The perfect higurashi arc. Everything about it is so well done. the characters and the story was absolutely amazing. i love how they made keiichi and renas character in this chapter, it definitely gave them a lot of depth. it also nailed everything higurashi is about perfectly. Trust, Mystery, and Friendship. A great ending as well. The art is definitely also some of the best art the series has to offer yet. My only issue with this arc is how it serves more questions rather than answers.

Overall, the perfect higurashi arc. It could be better if it served more answers though. 9.5/10

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