Furude Rika

古手 梨花

Furude Rika
Furude Rika古手 梨花 A
Birthday21 August
Hair, Blue, Blunt Bangs, Hime Cut, Waist Length+
Eyes, Violet
Body, Kid, Pale, Short, Slim, Younger Appearance
Clothes, Dress, Mini-dress, Pleated Skirt, Sandals, Shirt, Skirt, Suspenders
Items, Hypodermic Needle
Personality, Boku, Cynic, Made-up Words, Mysterious, Pessimist, Pretending, Reserved, Taciturn
Role, Classmate, Friend, Gamer, Kouhai, Miko, Orphan, Roommate, Student, Student Club Member
Engages in, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Religion, Teasing
Subject of, Clinical Depression, Homicide, Split Personality, Time Loop, Torture, Viral Infection
Visual novelsMain character - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Protagonist - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou
Protagonist - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
Protagonist - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei
Voiced byTamura Yukari


Rika is a grade lower than Keiichi, and thus is a classmate of Satoko's.

She is very quiet and reserved for her age, which makes her almost the polar opposite of Satoko. However, the two of them can often be found in each other's company.

Whenever Satoko is in tears after losing against Keiichi, it is Rika who cheers her up. When Satoko wins, Rika comforts Keiichi instead. When Keiichi teases Rena, Rika comforts her.

In fact, Rika comforts whomever is in need of comfort.

She seems happy with it.

[From MangaGamer]

Other instances

Frederica Bernkastel
Frederica Bernkastelフレデリカ・ベルンカステル 
AliasesBern, The Witch of Miracles
Birthday21 August
Hair, Blue, Blunt Bangs, Sidehair, Straight, Waist Length+
Eyes, Permanent Blank Eyes, Tareme, Violet
Body, Furry Tail, Pale, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Dress Shoes, Knee-high Socks, Lolita, Puffy Sleeves, Ribbon Tie
Items, Scythe
Personality, Arrogant, Cold-hearted, Cruel, Cynic, Holds Grudges, Serious, Short-tempered, Smart, Stoic, Watashi
Role, Cat, Homosexual, Non-human, Villain, Witch
Engages in, Sadism
Visual novelsMakes an appearance - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
Side character - Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Main character - Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru
Voiced byTamura Yukari


Bernkastel is a witch known as the Witch of Miracles, and greatly resembles Rika Furude from Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. Her name also suggests some connection to Rika's "alter-ego", Frederica Bernkastel (which is hinted when Bernkastel quotes herself saying Rika's trademark "Ni~pa" sound). <hidden by spoiler settings>Throughout the series, it is highly implied she is the culmination of all the pain and hopelessness of the Rikas that died in the world of Higurashi. It is said she resides in a world where concepts such as fate and probability can be visualized. She comes to Beatrice's game to ease her boredom. She assists the player by giving some hints around the workings of the game. Her "Magic of Miracles" allows her to reset a desperate situation as long as the probability of a favorable situation is not equal to zero.