Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Yoigoshi-hen
Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Beyond Midnight Arc
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Yoigoshi-hen

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Synonyms: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Yoigoshihen, When They Cry Overnight Chapter
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に 宵越し編
English: Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Beyond Midnight Arc
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 14
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 17, 2006 to Jul 18, 2007
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Serialization: GFantasy
Authors: Mimori (Art), Ryukishi07 (Story)


Score: 7.681 (scored by 41884,188 users)
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Ranked: #18012
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Popularity: #2127
Members: 9,505
Favorites: 52

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Twenty years ago, a poisonous gas erupted from a nearby swamp and killed thousands of people in the village of Hinamizawa. In the years since the "Great Hinamizawa Disaster," people have avoided the town and prefer to forget that it ever existed. However, on one particular night, five strangers find their way to this abandoned village tucked away in the mountains.

In Yoigoshi-hen—a possible future outcome of Tsumihoroboshi-hen—Mion Sonozaki, a former resident of the village, arrives at Hinamizawa's now-dilapidated Furude Shrine, seeking shelter from the rain. Along the way, she meets Akira Otobe, whose friends have disappeared. As they enter the shrine, they find others already there, also taking shelter. But when a murder takes place among them, suspicions run high, and some begin to suspect Mion herself: after all, Mion died in the Great Hinamizawa Disaster 20 years ago.

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Yoigoshi-hen was published in English as Higurashi When They Cry: Beyond Midnight Arc by Yen Press from October 26, 2010 to December 21, 2010. Yen Press also published the manga digitally per volume on April 22, 2014.



Feb 16, 2011
Ok, so maybe I'm going a little bit overboard giving this manga straight 10s but it was, in my opinion, one of the best Higurashi mangas I've read.

Story - What can I say? Absolutely fantastic! It follows the plotline where everyone dies in the 'gas leak' and is set 20 years later with new characters and an older woman - Sonosaki Mion. The story itself was a mini mystery, trying to discover who was the murder and with Mion being suspicious through the whole story till the very end.

Art - As always, very beautiful. There were scenes where you see the ghosts of Rena, Keiichi, ...
Dec 9, 2018
It starts ff good, but the ending feels totally out of place. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Higurashi to me is meant to be a horror story. That can take many different forms, but this series devolves into some outright shonen battles at the end. The initial setup of strangers meeting in an abandoned village and being cut off from the outside world is classic horror stuff, and the story it tells here is good, and even has some good mystery elements. But this all goes haywire when they start having samurai battles with armed gunmen. To me, if you're in a series thats ...
Jan 22, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I can’t help it but Beyond Midnight Arc is a bit too perplexing to me as to how it’s supposed to fit to the overal story. I expect that every part of Higurashi would give you another piece of puzzle towards the grand reveal. And so far it was true. But not with this one.

So, there are two options. Either the author just forgot to actually work in anything from the main plotline here and this is truly just a side story with almost no connection, or I’m too dumb to notice the hint there, even after reading the whole Higurashi series. Both conclusions are ...

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