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)
Developer07th Expansion
Publishers07th Expansion & Entergram, Inc.
Original game
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
LinksWikipedia (en), Wikipedia (ja), Wikidata, VGMdb, VGMdb, IndieDB, VNStat
Related anime[DB-ANN] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak (OVA, 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

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Furude Rika古手 梨花A
Birthday21 August
HairBlue, Blunt Bangs, Hime Cut, Waist Length+
BodyKid, Pale, Short, Slim
ClothesDress, Mini-dress, Pleated Skirt, Sandals, Shirt, Skirt, Suspenders
PersonalityBoku, Made-up Words, Mysterious, Reserved, Taciturn
RoleClassmate, Friend, Gamer, Kouhai, Miko, Orphan, Roommate, Student, Student Club Member
Engages inReligion, Teasing
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前原 圭一O
AliasesK1, K, Magician of Words, Kei-chan, KeiKei, Nii-nii
Birthday13 April
HairBrown, Short, Spiky Bangs
BodyPale, Teen
ClothesBelt, School Uniform, Tank Top, Trousers, Vest
ItemsBaseball Bat
PersonalityCautious, Emotional, Hotblooded, Ore, Protective
RoleClassmate, Friend, Gamer, Student Club Member, Transfer Student
Engages inCosplay, Cross-dressing, Self-sacrifice, Teasing
Subject ofTeasing
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竜宮 レナO
AliasesCleaver Girl
Birthday28 July
HairCurtained, Orange, Parted to Side, Short, Spiky Bangs
EyesBlue, Tareme
BodyAverage Height, Medium Breasts, Pale, Teen
ClothesBeret, Boots, Clothing with Ribbons, Dress, Ribbon Tie, Sailor School Uniform, School Uniform, Sport Bloomers, Thigh-high Stockings
PersonalityAirhead, Friendly, Kind, Loyal, Watashi
RoleClassmate, Friend, Gamer, Student Club Member
Subject ofTeasing
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園崎 魅音B
AliasesMii-chan, Mii, Shmion
Birthday10 April
HairCurtained, Green, Parted in Middle, Ponytail, Straight, Waist Length+
BodyBig Breasts, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesDress, Jeans, Necktie, T-shirt, Vest
PersonalityAtashi, Confident, Energetic, Outgoing, Proactive, Tomboy
RoleChildhood Friend, Classmate, Class President, Friend, Gamer, Granddaughter, Student Club President, Wealthy
Engages inTeasing
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]

HairBlue, Twin Tails
ClothesBikini, 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.

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Furude Hanyuu古手 羽入
AliasesHainiryuun Ieasomuuru Jieda, Oyashiro-sama
Birthday1 August
HairLong, Violet
BodyHorns, Pale
ClothesSchool Uniform
PersonalityBoku, Kind, Low Self-esteem, Nano, Pessimist, Protective, Shy, Sweets Lover, Timid
RoleFriend, Miko, Transfer Student
Engages inReligion
Subject ofTeasing
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北条 沙都子O
Birthday24 June
HairBlond, Short
EyesPink, Tareme
BodyFang, Kid, Pale, Short, Slim
ClothesBelt, Collar, Dress, Headband, Pantyhose, Shirt, Shorts, Sport Bloomers
PersonalityEnergetic, Hardworker, Mischievous, Watashi
RoleClassmate, Friend, Full Sister, Gamer, Niece, Orphan, Roommate, Student Club Member
Engages inTeasing
Subject ofTeasing
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入江 京介A
AliasesCoach, Manager
Birthday3 December
HairBrown, Parted in Middle
BodyPale, Slim, Tall, Young-adult
ClothesGlasses, Lab Coat, Necktie, Shirt, Sunglasses, Trousers
PersonalityAltruistic, Friendly, Protective, Watashi
RoleCoach, Medical Doctor
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>

Kasai Tatsuyoshi葛西 辰由O
AliasesShotgun Tatsu
Birthday23 December
HairBeard, Black, Short
BodyAdult, Pale
ClothesNecktie, Shirt, Suit, Sunglasses
ItemsShotgun, Sniper Rifle, Submachine Gun
PersonalitySerious, Watashi
Engages inDriving, Fighting
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園崎 詩音B
AliasesShii, Shmion
Birthday10 April
HairCurtained, Green, Parted in Middle, Straight, Waist Length+
BodyBig Breasts, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBow Tie, Miniskirt, Necklace, Ribbon Hair Accessory, School Uniform, Uniform
PersonalityEmotional, Protective, Smart, Watashi
RoleDaughter, Friend, Granddaughter, Wealthy
Engages inFlirting, Teasing
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]

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Takano Miyo鷹野 三四O
Birthday20 June
HairBlond, Long, Parted to Side
BodyBig Breasts, Pale, Young-adult
ClothesCardigan, Nurse's Cap, Nurse Uniform, Sandals, Skirt, Tank Top
PersonalityRelaxed, Watashi
RoleEmployee, Girlfriend, Nurse
Engages inFlirting, Investigation, Photography
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>

[From Higurashi Wiki]

HairBlunt Bangs, Bob Cut, Curtained, Intake, Parted to Side, Pink, Short, Straight
EyesGarnet, Tareme
BodyPale, Wings
ClothesMiko'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富竹 ジロウB
Birthday14 September
HairBrown, Short
BodyPale, Young-adult
ClothesBaseball Cap, Belt, Dog Tags, Glasses, Necktie, Tank Top, Trousers
Engages inPhotography, Unarmed Fighting
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>

[From Higurashi Wiki]