Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Matsuribayashi-hen
Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Festival Accompanying Arc
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Matsuribayashi-hen

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Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に解 祭囃し編
English: Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Festival Accompanying Arc
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 35
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 22, 2008 to Apr 22, 2011
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Serialization: Gangan Powered
Authors: Suzuragi, Karin (Art), Ryukishi07 (Story)


Score: 8.201 (scored by 37223,722 users)
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Ranked: #4402
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Popularity: #2018
Members: 9,752
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Miyoko Tanashi lived a charmed life with her parents, but after losing both of them in a devastating train accident, the life she knew was suddenly ripped away. Sent to a secluded orphanage in the mountains, she is subjected to inhumane abuse at the hands of her caretakers; escape is not an option since runaways are met with a fate far worse than death. But eventually, Miyoko manages to flee and receive aid from her father's mentor—a researcher named Dr. Hifumi Takano.

Adopted by Hifumi and finally free from her hell, Miyoko takes on a different identity to go along with her new life. When Hifumi's research on a mysterious disease in a mountain village is ridiculed, Miyoko makes it her life's work to prove that the disease truly exists. However, her mission soon turns into a deadly obsession once she arrives in the village, as she is more than willing to prove the doctor's findings by any means necessary...

In the conclusion to the Higurashi story, warring fates and indomitable wills clash in this final confrontation in June of 1983.

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Matsuribayashi-hen was published as 2-in-1 omnibus edition's in English as Higurashi When They Cry: Festival Accompanying Arc by Yen Press from June 25, 2013 to April 22, 2014. Yen Press also published the manga digitally per volume from April 22, 2014 to April 29, 2014.

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