Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou


Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou
TitleHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou
Original titleひぐらしのなく頃に奉
AliasesHigurashi Hou
LengthShort (2 - 10 hours)
LinksWikipedia, Encubed
Developer07th Expansion
Publishers 07th Expansion & Entergram, Inc.
Original game
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
Related anime[DB-ANN] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak (2013)


Although the release for this visual novel also contains all the Higurashi sound novels 07th Expansion previously released, this entry is only concerned with the completely new content featured in the release:

• Higurashi Outbreak
• Higurashi Outbreak ~Kami Kashimashi-hen~
• Hinamizawa Bus Stop


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, Religious Clothing and Accessories, Sandals, Shirt, Skirt, Suspenders
Items, Hypodermic Needle
Personality, Boku, Cynic, Made-up Words, Mysterious, Pretending, Reserved, Taciturn
Role, Classmate, Friend, Gamer, Kouhai, Miko, Orphan, Roommate, Student, Student Club Member
Engages in, Drinking, Religion, Teasing
Subject of, Homicide, Split Personality, Time Loop, Torture, Viral Infection
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]

Maebara Keiichi
Maebara Keiichi前原 圭一 O
AliasesK1, K, Magician of Words, Kei-chan, KeiKei, Nii-nii
Birthday13 April
Hair, Brown, Short, Spiky Bangs
Eyes, Blue
Body, Pale, Teen
Clothes, Belt, School Uniform, Tank Top, Trousers, Vest
Items, Baseball Bat
Personality, Cautious, Emotional, Hotblooded, Ore, Protective
Role, Classmate, Friend, Gamer, Student Club Member, Transfer Student
Engages in, Cosplay, Cross-dressing, Investigation, Manslaughter, Self-sacrifice, Teasing
Subject of, Death, Delusion, Paranoia, Teasing, Time Loop, Viral Infection
Voiced byHoshi Souichirou


The protagonist of this story.

He is temperamental and hot blooded, but at the same time he's also indecisive. He gets shy around girls easily... He is the sort of character you would find in the lead role of a love story.

As a matter of course, he's not very honest about himself. And of course, he's also quite popular with the girls.

Unfortunately this isn't a love story, so his personality won't do him much good. Quite the opposite, in fact...

[From MangaGamer]

Main characters

Ryuuguu Rena
Ryuuguu Rena竜宮 レナ O
AliasesCleaver Girl
Birthday28 July
Hair, Curtained, Orange, Parted to Side, Short, Spiky Bangs
Eyes, Blue, Tareme
Body, Average Height, Pale, Teen
Clothes, Beret, Boots, Clothing with Ribbons, Dress, Ribbon Tie, Sailor Suit, School Uniform, Sport Bloomers, Thigh-high Stockings
Personality, Airhead, Friendly, Kind, Loyal, Serious, Smart, Watashi, Yangire
Role, Classmate, Friend, Gamer, Student Club Member
Engages in, Manslaughter
Subject of, Death, Delusion, Hospitalization, Paranoia, Psychological Trauma, Rape Attempt, Teasing, Time Loop, Viral Infection
Voiced byNakahara Mai


Rena is the main heroine of this story. She's a classmate of Keiichi's.

She is quite interested in his everyday life, possibly because of an inherent urge to look after people.

She comes with the standard-issue honesty, earnesty and blushes that you find in many heroines.

However, her only reward for taking care of Keiichi is an incessant series of pranks. It really is unfortunate for her.

She likes anything and everything she considers adorable, and this is also a very typical trait in a heroine.

But that is also her greatest weakness...

[From MangaGamer]

Sonozaki Mion
Sonozaki Mion園崎 魅音 B
AliasesMii-chan, Mii, Shmion
Birthday10 April
Hair, Curtained, Green, Parted in Middle, Ponytail, Straight, Waist Length+
Eyes, Green
Body, E+ Cup, Pale, Slim, Tattoo, Teen
Clothes, Dress, Jeans, Necktie, T-shirt, Vest
Items, Handgun
Personality, Atashi, Confident, Energetic, Outgoing, Proactive, Tomboy
Role, Childhood Friend, Classmate, Class President, Friend, Gamer, Granddaughter, Student Club President, Twin Sister, Waitstaff, Wealthy
Engages in, Teasing, Twin Switch
Subject of, Death, Time Loop, Torture
Voiced byYukino Satsuki


Mion is one grade higher than Keiichi. She is the class representative.

She is the active class representative type, which is the second most common type.

She is a leader, someone who makes friends with everyone, regardless of gender or age.

Because of her high-strung, easy-going, hyperactive personality, those around her never have to be bored. She is about the best kind of friend anyone could wish for.

Her personality is somewhat marred by a tendency to sound like an old man, but that's something to be forgiven.

Mion likes games of all kinds, be they card games, board games or video games. Because of who she is, her games tend to be high-tension. It's to be expected.

She plays with her friends in the context of club activity.

[From MangaGamer]

Hair, Blue, Twin Tails
Eyes, Amber
Body, Pale
Clothes, Bikini, Dress
Voiced bySuzaki Aya


Little is known about her as of yet, but she is referred to by Keiichi as "our fated benefactor". She enjoys breakfast and eating as much as she likes and hates scary people.

Make an appearance

Furude Hanyuu
Furude Hanyuu古手 羽入 
AliasesHainiryuun Ieasomuuru Jieda, Oyashiro-sama
Birthday1 August
Hair, Long, Violet
Eyes, Red, Violet
Body, Horns, Pale, Younger Appearance
Clothes, School Uniform
Personality, Boku, Kind, Low Self-esteem, Nano, Pessimist, Protective, Shy, Sweets Lover, Timid
Role, Deity, Friend, Miko, Transfer Student
Engages in, Dimensional Travel, Religion, Self-sacrifice, Stalking
Subject of, Teasing, Time Loop
Voiced byHorie Yui


The true identity of Oyashiro-sama. She is a female god that appears in Minagoroshi-hen and beyond. Hanyū's past is shrouded in mystery, but she has referred to herself as a human who became a god after she was sacrificed at a true Watanagashi ceremony centuries past to atone for the sins of others. Hanyū is invisible for the majority of the characters. She is a sort of guardian angel to Furude Rika, whom she has followed since birth. In fact, Rika is the first person to be able to see her even though Hanyū has been in the village of Hinamizawa for centuries since her death. As such, Hanyū regards Rika as her one and only friend despite the abuse she endures from Rika occasionally.

[From Higurashi Wiki ]

Houjou Satoko
Houjou Satoko北条 沙都子 O
Birthday24 June
Hair, Blond, Short
Eyes, Pink, Tareme
Body, AA Cup, Fang, Kid, Pale, Short, Slim
Clothes, Belt, Collar, Dress, Headband, Pantyhose, Shirt, Shorts, Sport Bloomers
Personality, Energetic, Hardworker, Mischievous, Watashi, Yangire
Role, Classmate, Friend, Full Sister, Gamer, Niece, Orphan, Roommate, Student Club Member
Engages in, Manslaughter, Medication, Teasing
Subject of, Bullying, Child Abuse, Death, Disability, Domestic Violence, Psychological Trauma, Teasing, Time Loop, Torture, Viral Infection
Voiced byKanai Mika


A girl one grade lower than Keiichi.

She is usually very polite, but because she is still young she sometimes has difficulty with grammar.

However, behind her innocent exterior lies a personality that loves setting traps for other people. You could call her a trickster. She tries her utmost to snare Keiichi, but she has only limited success.

Although the result of failure is easily imaginable, Satoko doesn't like to lose, and she doesn't learn from experience. That is why she keeps confronting him, with all due consequences.

Even when she realizes her skills are insufficient, her smile never wavers.

[From MangaGamer]

Irie Kyousuke
Irie Kyousuke入江 京介 A
AliasesCoach, Manager
Birthday3 December
Hair, Brown, Parted in Middle
Eyes, Green
Body, Pale, Slim, Tall, Young-adult
Clothes, Glasses, Lab Coat, Necktie, Shirt, Sunglasses, Trousers
Personality, Altruistic, Friendly, Protective, Watashi
Role, Coach, Medical Doctor, Poor, Secret Identity
Engages in, Genetic Research
Subject of, Homicide, Time Loop
Voiced bySeki Toshihiko


He is the head doctor at the Irie Clinic. In his spare time, he coaches Hinamizawa's little league team called the "Hinamizawa Fighters". Although he is cheerful on the outside, he has a not-as-delightful past to go along. Due to his part in the baseball team, many of the children just refer to him as "Kantoku" (which means manager, director, coach, etc). <hidden by spoiler settings>He is currently searching a way to cure (or at least estabilize) the Hinamizawa Syndrome.

[From Higurashi Wiki]

Kasai Tatsuyoshi
Kasai Tatsuyoshi葛西 辰由 O
AliasesShotgun Tatsu
Birthday23 December
Hair, Beard, Black, Short
Eyes, Hidden
Body, Adult, Pale
Clothes, Necktie, Shirt, Suit, Sunglasses
Items, Shotgun, Sniper Rifle, Submachine Gun
Personality, Serious, Watashi
Role, Bodyguard, Yakuza
Engages in, Driving, Fighting
Subject of, Time Loop
Voiced byTachiki Fumihiko


Kasai is a member of the Sonozaki Group, and is employed by the Sonozaki family to watch over Sonozaki Shion. He is normally close by, and Shion often calls upon him to assist her in difficult situations. Highly skilled with guns, he seems to specialize in use of a sniper rifle.

[From Higurashi Wiki]

Sonozaki Shion
Sonozaki Shion園崎 詩音 B
AliasesShii, Shmion
Birthday10 April
Hair, Curtained, Green, Parted in Middle, Straight, Waist Length+
Eyes, Green
Body, E+ Cup, Pale, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Bow Tie, Miniskirt, Necklace, Ribbon Hair Accessory, School Uniform, Uniform
Items, Stun Gun
Personality, Cruel, Emotional, Protective, Smart, Watashi, Yandere
Role, Daughter, Friend, Granddaughter, Older Sister, Twin Sister, Waitstaff, Wealthy
Engages in, Disguise, Flirting, Manslaughter, Sororicide, Suicide, Teasing, Torture, Twin Switch
Subject of, Death, Paranoia, Time Loop, Torture, Viral Infection
Voiced byYukino Satsuki


She is the younger twin sister of Sonozaki Mion. Despite her personality being seemingly girly and more refined than Mion's personality, thanks to schooling at St. Lucia, she is actually incredibly shrewd, manipulative, and delinquent, moreso than Mion. She hated St. Lucia, calling it a "factory for manufacturing ladies" and got in trouble with the administration numerous times for various misdemeanors.

[From Higurashi Wiki]

<hidden by spoiler settings>In truth, she is the older sister of the Sonozaki twins and as such her true name is Mion, not Shion. She was sent to St. Lucia's Boarding School, but escaped with the help of Kasai Tatsuyoshi, a man who acts like a bodyguard to the Sonozaki family.

Takano Miyo
Takano Miyo鷹野 三四 O
Birthday20 June
Hair, Blond, Long, Parted to Side
Eyes, Red
Body, E+ Cup, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Beret, Cardigan, Military Uniform, Nurse's Cap, Nurse Uniform, Sandals, Skirt, Tank Top
Items, Camera, Handgun, Hypodermic Needle
Personality, Cruel, Dishonest, Relaxed, Watashi
Role, Commander, Employee, Girlfriend, Nurse, Orphan, Secret Identity, Villain
Engages in, Flirting, Investigation, Kidnapping, Murder, Photography, Torture
Subject of, Child Abuse, Time Loop
Voiced byItou Miki


Takano Miyo is a nurse in a Irie's clinic. She was one of the victims of the curse in 1983 and according to the police was found to have been burned to death in a canister in the mountains. However, the autopsy later revealed that she had died twenty-four hours before the Watanagashi Festival had even occurred. <hidden by spoiler settings>Later it is revealed that her death, in each case, was faked to throw off suspicion and allow her to act more freely on her true plans. The reasons behind her actions are revealed in 'Kai' as it delves into her past. She was born Tanashi Miyoko, but her parents died in an unfortunate train accident when she was quite young, so the government had her sent to an orphanage. She and other children were abused repeatedly there, and eventually try to escape. They are pursued, largely because the orphanage gets government money based on the number of children they house. One of the larger staff members catches her, but she escapes his powerful hold by biting his thumb. She evades capture long enough to call Takano Hifumi's (her father's former professor) number for help as her father had instructed some time before his death. She is re-captured, and sees that her fellow comrads were also captured and are being tortured tremendously. She is eventually rescued and adopted by Hifumi. Hifumi becomes a sort of grandfather for her, and she cares deeply for him. He was the one who started Miyo on the path of medicine with his study of Hinamizawa Syndrome. When Hifumi died, having been humiliated and discredited by his superiors, Miyo decided to carry on his studies in order to prove his theories, and, in doing so, was perfectly content to make the entire village go mad with paranoia by killing the Queen Carrier, and then ordering the annihilation of the villagers as well. She is literally obsessed with proving the theories Hifumi spent his life on and making a name for both of them. She has control over an elite squad of soldiers called the Yamainu, provided to her by the "Tokyo group", who carry out much of her dirty work, although she does not hesitate to do some of it herself. In many cases she has been personally responsible for the death of the Queen Carrier and of her lover, Tomitake Jirō.

[From Higurashi Wiki]

Hair, Blunt Bangs, Bob Cut, Curtained, Intake, Parted to Side, Pink, Short, Straight
Eyes, Garnet, Tareme
Body, Pale, Wings
Clothes, Miko's Dress
Voiced byNanjou Yoshino


A new character introduced for Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou. She appears to be from the same group of demons as Hanyuu.

Tomitake Jirou
Tomitake Jirou富竹 ジロウ B
Birthday14 September
Hair, Brown, Short
Eyes, Red
Body, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Baseball Cap, Belt, Dog Tags, Glasses, Military Uniform, Necktie, Tank Top, Trousers
Items, Camera
Personality, Boku
Role, Boyfriend, Secret Identity, Soldier
Engages in, Photography, Unarmed Fighting
Subject of, Homicide, Time Loop
Voiced byOokawa Tooru


He visits Hinamizawa about three times every year and is known by the villagers. Tomitake also seems to know a lot about the village and its history, although this may be in part due to his relationship with his girlfriend Takano Miyo, who has a deep interest in the subject. <hidden by spoiler settings>It is unclear whether "Tomitake Jirō" is his real name, or simply an alias to complement his false image of a harmless photographer (as suspected by Furude Rika in Minagoroshi-hen). In the first game, Onikakushi-hen, the Investigation Memo TIP notes that "Tomitake Jirō" is only his pen-name.

[From Higurashi Wiki]