Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Onisarashi-hen
Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Demon Exposing Arc
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Onisarashi-hen

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Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に 鬼曝し編
English: Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Demon Exposing Arc
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 26, 2005 to Jul 26, 2006
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Serialization: Comp Ace
Authors: Kito, En (Art), Ryukishi07 (Story)


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Ranked: #12912
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Popularity: #2788
Members: 7,460
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One year ago, Natsumi Kimiyoshi and her family moved away from the mountain town of Okinomiya. According to local superstition, those who leave Okinomiya or the nearby village of Hinamizawa will be cursed by the god Oyashiro. However, everything has been peaceful and quiet since they moved—that is, until gas suddenly erupts from the swamp near Hinamizawa, killing thousands of people. Unbeknownst to Natsumi, this "Great Hinamizawa Disaster" would serve as the catalyst for countless unspeakable tragedies in the days to come.

After the disaster, many of Hinamizawa's former residents, such as Natsumi's grandmother, begin to act very strangely. In order to stave off what she believes is Oyashiro's curse, her grandmother begins plastering talismans all over their house and drowning puppies in order to appease the god. These erratic and horrifying actions leave Natsumi and her family fearful for their lives, leading Natsumi's mother to do the unthinkable...

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Onisarashi-hen was published as a 2-in-1 omnibus edition in English as Higurashi When They Cry: Demon Exposing Arc by Yen Press on May 31, 2011.



Jul 3, 2011
What would you do if a member of your family went insane? I'm not sure how many people have really considered this possibilty, but it's quite a scary concept not uncommon in horror movies.

Higurashi no Naku koro ni Onisarashi-hen addresses that concept, being a side story to the popular Higurashi series that's able to be enjoyed even by readers not familiar with the original series.

Onisarashi-hen focuses on a girl from the rural town of Okinomiya who has recently moved to a much more urban area only to later learn of a gas leak that wiped out the entire village of Hinamizawa, a villiage near ...
Aug 27, 2010
Since this arc is side story to other Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni manga, I decided to check it out and I certainly wasn't disappointed. Actually, far from that. This arc reminded me why I love Higurashi so much.

Story: (10/10)
Like in original story, everything starts out innocently. Natsumi and her family moved from Okinomiya last year and everyone's happy there. Especially Natsumi. She has friends, boy she likes. He even confesses to her. However, everyone hears on news about eruption of gas in Hinamizawa. And this is there everyone's lives change. Not only that, we get an unexpected twist at the end. When we thought ...

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