Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

ひぐらしのなく頃に解

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
TitleHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
Original titleひぐらしのなく頃に解
AliasesHigurashi Kai, When They Cry 2, Higu2
LengthVery long (> 50 hours)
LinksWikipedia, Encubed
Developer07th Expansion & 07th Modding
Publishers 07th Expansion & Alchemist & Entergram, Inc. & Kaga Create Co. & MangaGamer & Seams
 07th Modding & Hinamizawa Club & MangaGamer & Seams
 Pbsaffran
 -07-
 Higurashi Eternal
Relations
Shares characters
[unofficial] Minagoroshi Hen Bad End ~Rika Hen~
Fandisc
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei
Prequel
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Sequel
[unofficial] Mayuhogushi -Kagariito-
Same series
Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Related anime[DB-ANN] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (2006)
[DB-ANN] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai (2007)
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Description

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni takes place during June 1983, at a fictional rural village called Hinamizawa, which has a population of approximately 2000. The main character, Keiichi Maebara, moves to Hinamizawa and befriends his new classmates Rena Ryugu, Mion Sonozaki, Rika Furude, and Satoko Hojo. Keiichi joins their after-school club activities, which consist mostly of card and board games (and punishment games for the loser, usually him.) Hinamizawa appears to be a normal, peaceful, rural village to Keiichi. However, the tranquility abruptly ends after the annual Watanagashi Festival, a celebration to commemorate and give thanks to the local god, Oyashiro-sama. Keiichi learns that every year for the past four years, one person has been murdered and another has gone missing on the day of the Watanagashi Festival. Keiichi himself soon becomes drawn into the strange events surrounding the Watanagashi Festival and Oyashiro-sama. In each story arc, he or one of his friends become paranoid, and a crime is committed. Usually, the crime involves the murder of one of their own friends. While it seems impossible to tell their delusions apart from the mystery of Hinamizawa, slowly the truth is revealed.

[from Wikipedia]

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai is the second set of stories, including the "Answer" arcs.

Protagonists

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, Religious Clothing and Accessories, School Uniform
Personality, Boku, Kind, Low Self-esteem, 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
Releases> Protagonist - r6421:Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Vol.4 -Kizuna- Limited Edition Box
> Protagonist - r6422:Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Vol.4 -Kizuna- Regular Edition

> Main character - r261:Matsuribayashi Hen

> Main character - r260:Minagoroshi Hen
Voiced byHorie Yui

Description

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 ]

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

Description

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

Description

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]

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
Releases> Protagonist - r265:Tsumihoroboshi Hen
> Main character - All other releases
Voiced byNakahara Mai

Description

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 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
Releases> Protagonist - r258:Meakashi Hen
> Main character - All other releases
Voiced byYukino Satsuki

Description

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.

Main characters

Akasaka Mamoru
Akasaka Mamoru赤坂 衛 A
Birthday3 August
Hair, Black, Short
Eyes, Red
Body, Muscular, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Vest
Personality, Watashi
Role, Friend, Gamer, Husband, Police, Widower
Engages in, Investigation, Martial Arts, Unarmed Fighting
Subject of, Injury, Time Loop
Releases> Main character - r261:Matsuribayashi Hen
Voiced byOno Daisuke

Description

Mamoru is a young police investigator at the Metropolitan Police Department of Tokyo. He is the husband of Akasaka Yukie, who stays in the hospital while she is pregnant with their first child. <hidden by spoiler settings>When he goes to Hinamizawa he later befriends Rika who, with her true personality, predicts his wife's death.

[From Higurashi Wiki]

Protagonist of Himatsubushi and Kageboushi.

Houjou Satoko
Houjou Satoko北条 沙都子 O
AliasesTrapmaster
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

Description

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]

Minai Madoka
Minai Madoka南井 まどか 
Hair, Brown, Short, Widow's Peak
Eyes, Brown
Clothes, Police Officer Uniform
Personality, Carefree
Role, Betrothed, Orphan, Police, Wife, Younger Sister
Voiced byShimoda Asami

Description

Appears in Kageboushi-hen, Tokihogushi-hen, and Miotsukushi-hen of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna. She also also appears at the very end of Someutsushi-hen. Madoka is the younger sister of Minai Tomoe with a carefree personality. She works as a traffic cop in the Kakiuchi Police Department. She has access to information that normally only people in the Intelligence Division of the Police force would have on account of the fact that her husband is the Intelligence Supervisor.

[Edited from Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Wiki]

Minai Tomoe
Minai Tomoe南井 巴 
Hair, Brown, Short
Eyes, Brown
Personality, Food Lover, Serious
Role, Older Sister, Orphan, Police
Engages in, Investigation
Subject of, Homicide
Voiced byInoue Nana

Description

Minai Tomoe is the main protagonist of Someutsushi-hen, Kageboushi-hen, Tokihogushi-hen, and Miotsukushi-hen. Tomoe is a new police officer and detective who investigates the curse of Oyashiro-sama and the Great Hinamizawa Disaster. She later gets deeply involved in Natsumi's problems through her investigation. She has a sister, Minai Madoka, who is also a police officer.

[Edited from Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Wiki]

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

Description

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]

Takano Miyo
Takano Miyo鷹野 三四 O
Aliases34
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

Description

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]

Tomitake Jirou
Tomitake Jirou富竹 ジロウ B
AliasesTomi
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

Description

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]

Side characters

Chie Rumiko
Chie Rumiko知恵 留美子 O
AliasesCurry Demon
Birthday3 May
Hair, Blue, Short
Eyes, Blue
Body, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Dress, Sandals
Personality, Food Lover, Kind
Role, Based on a Fictional Character, Teacher
Subject of, Time Loop
Voiced byOrikasa Fumiko

Description

Chie is the teacher for Keiichi and his friends' class, the only one in the entire school. She cares very much about her students.

[From Higurashi Wiki]

Furude Ouka
Furude Ouka古手 桜花 
Hair, Blue, Long
Eyes, Violet
Role, Daughter, Miko
Voiced byTamura Yukari

Description

<hidden by spoiler settings>The daughter of Hanyuu and Furude Riku. Though reluctant, she is the one who performed the Watanagashi ceremony on Hanyuu because Hanyuu felt that if she died, Hinamizawa would calm. She also left the chip on Hanyuu's horn when she tried to kill her. Ouka is the one who most likely started the tale of Oyashiro-sama's curse, possibly to scare the people in revenge for her mother's death.

[From Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Wiki]

Furude Riku
Furude Riku古手 陸 
Hair, Black, Short
Role, Father, Husband, Priest
Voiced bySeki Tomokazu

Description

<hidden by spoiler settings>One of Rika's ancestors, also the Heir and the Shinto Priest of the Furude House. He is the husband of the adult appearing Furude Hanyuu and the father of Furude Ouka.

[From Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Wiki]

Houjou Satoshi
Houjou Satoshi北条 悟史 A
AliasesNii-nii
Birthday16 June
Hair, Blond, Short
Eyes, Red
Body, Pale, Teen
Clothes, Belt, Shirt, Trousers, Uniform
Items, Baseball Bat
Personality, Altruistic, Boku, Opposite Gender Voiced, Protective
Role, Classmate, Friend, Full Brother, Nephew, Orphan, Student Club Member
Engages in, Baseball, Manslaughter
Subject of, Bullying, Child Abuse, Coma, Disability, Paranoia, Time Loop, Viral Infection
Releases> Side character - r258:Meakashi Hen
Voiced byKobayashi Yuu

Description

Satoshi is kind and seemingly calm, although he clearly worries about his younger sister and seems to get frustrated or discouraged rather easily. Both Sonozaki Mion and Irie Kyōsuke describe him as an airhead who has trouble focusing for very long. Satoshi is in the same grade as Mion. <hidden by spoiler settings>Shion has deep feelings for him and in Meakashi-hen/Watanagashi-hen, due to his "death", she killed her grandma and Mion, thinking that they were responsible for his "death". She also killed Satoko for knowing that she was a nuisance to him though his last wish were that Shion (disguised as Mion) took care of Satoko. In truth, he is in Irie's clinic due to him being in a high level of the Hinamizawa Syndrome.

[From Higurashi Wiki]

Houjou Teppei
Houjou Teppei北条 鉄平 O
AliasesTecchan, Tetsu
Birthday28 May
Hair, Blond, Short, Widow's Peak
Eyes, Black
Body, Adult, Pale
Clothes, Aloha Shirt, Necklace, Sandals
Items, Cigarette
Personality, Cruel, Short-tempered, Violent
Role, Boyfriend, Criminal, Gamer, Legal Guardian, Not a Virgin, Uncle, Villain, Widower
Engages in, Blackmail, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Drinking, Smoking
Subject of, Amputation, Homicide, Time Loop
Voiced byHouki Katsuhisa

Description

Satoshi and Satoko's uncle and foster father. He and his wife Tamae were forced to take care of Satoko and Satoshi after the death of their parents, but they abused them. He currently lives in Okinomiya.
<hidden by spoiler settings>Teppei is actually a procurer and uses his lover Mamiya Rina to swindle men out of their money. Typically, Rina starts a faux relationship with different men and persuades them to spend money on her, until Teppei "mysteriously finds these men with his girlfriend", usually set up so that he finds the victim and Rina while they are in bed together. After severely beating the victim, he forces them to pay blackmail money. Teppei often sets a harsh interest rate that is nearly impossible to pay for his victims, causing them to take loans from him, until the debt increases and so on.

[From Higurashi Wiki]

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

Description

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

Description

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]

Mamiya Rina
Mamiya Rina間宮 リナ B
Birthday31 July
Hair, Pink, Short
Eyes, Pink
Body, Makeup, Pale, Slim, Tattoo, Young-adult
Clothes, Crop Top
Personality, Atashi, Money Lover, Pretending
Role, Criminal, Girlfriend, Secret Identity, Villain
Engages in, Attempted Homicide, Blackmail
Subject of, Amputation, Homicide, Time Loop
Releases> Side character - r265:Tsumihoroboshi Hen
> Makes an appearance - All other releases
Voiced byHikami Kyouko

Description

Mamiya Rina, whose real name is Ritsuko, is a pink-haired woman who works primarily as a showgirl (though on paper as the private manager) in a Sonozaki-run establishment called the Blue Mermaid. <hidden by spoiler settings>Hōjō Teppei is her lover, and most likely her pimp. He lives at her apartment, and most likely off her 'wages' as well. Together they get money from men through a variety of schemes and blackmail techniques. She doesn't really show up recognizably until Tsumihoroboshi-hen, where she's gotten together with Ryūgū Rena's father in what will ultimately be an attempt to extort money from him.

[From Higurashi Wiki]

Ooishi Kuraudo
Ooishi Kuraudo大石 蔵人 O
AliasesCloud, Kura-chan
Birthday15 November
Hair, Slicked Back, White
Eyes, Green
Body, Adult, Overweight, Pale
Clothes, Kimono, Necktie, Shirt, Suit, Watch
Items, Handgun
Personality, Friendly, Serious
Role, Detective, Gamer
Engages in, Investigation, Revenge, Unarmed Fighting
Subject of, Disaster, Homicide, Time Loop
Voiced byChafuurin

Description

Ōishi will stop at nothing to solve the serial murders, and believes the entire village to be in on it, with the Sonozaki family at the center. Due to this, he is hated by most of the village, particularly Mion, who firmly believes in her family's innocence. <hidden by spoiler settings>Even though Ōishi suspects the entire village as the culprits, ironically, the villagers themselves suspect that he could be the culprit, even going as far as calling him "Oyashiro-sama's messenger". This is due to fact that Ōishi happened to come in contact with each of the victims of the curse shortly before their deaths, leading the villagers to believe that he chose them.

[From Higurashi Wiki]

Ozaki Nagisa
Ozaki Nagisa尾崎 渚 
Releases> Side character - r4196:Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Vol.3 -Rasen- Limited Edition Box
> Side character - r4197:Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Vol.3 -Rasen- Regular Edition

> Side character - r37226:Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui
Voiced byNigo Mayako

Description

Ozaki Nagisa is a new character who appeared in Tokihogushi-hen and was mentioned in Miotsukushi-hen. She was born in Ibaraki and was a childhood friend of Rena and unfortunately, a relative of one of the male classmates that Rena attacked back in 1982.

She helps Tomoe with her investigation involving Rena's case. Near the end of the Tokihogushi-hen, Nagisa found out about Tokyo's plan that she tried to warn Tomoe and Rena, but was knocked unconcious and got kidnapped by someone. She woke up and escaped out of the car from her kidnapper, but was later run over by a truck during the process, leaving her kidnapper unidentified to Tomoe.

Sonozaki Oryou
Sonozaki Oryou園崎 お魎 
Hair, White
Body, Old, Pale
Clothes, Kimono
Personality, Serious, Strict
Role, Grandmother, Head of Household, Mother, Wealthy
Engages in, Torture
Subject of, Homicide, Time Loop
Voiced byOkohira Shizuka

Description

Oryō is the true power in Hinamizawa, although for appearances sake the Kimiyoshi family have been the town heads for generations. Politicians, political groups, even the child protective services group, look to her for direction and approval. She was forced to disinherit her daughter after she married outside the family, but is currently raising her granddaughter to inherit her position as head after her eventual death. <hidden by spoiler settings>During the Dam War she was the head of the resistance, and it was her anger at the behavior the head of the Hōjō family showed, especially the disrespect he showed her, that fueled the town's negative attitude toward that family. However, despite the belief of some of the local people, neither she nor her family had anything to do with the deaths that have occurred each Watanagashi, or even the kidnapping of the Minister of Construction's grandson during the war. All these acts were committed by others, but because of their power the family and Oryō in particular, has been seen as the ones at fault.

[From Higurashi Wiki]

Yamaoki Kaoru
Yamaoki Kaoru山沖 薫 
Hair, Brown, Short
Eyes, Brown
Body, Adult
Clothes, Police Officer Uniform
Role, Betrothed, Husband, Management, Police
Voiced byWakamoto Norio

Description

The chief of police of Kakiuchi Station and fiance (later husband) of Minai Madoka. Appears in Kageboushi-hen, Tokihogushi-hen, and Miotsukushi-hen.

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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
Voiced byTamura Yukari

Description

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.

Sonozaki Akane
Sonozaki Akane園崎 茜 B
Birthday6 November
Hair, Green
Eyes, Green
Body, Adult, Pale
Clothes, Earrings, Kanzashi, Kimono
Role, Daughter, Mother, Wealthy
Subject of, Time Loop
Voiced byInoue Kikuko

Description

The eldest daughter of Sonozaki Oryō, the current head of the Sonozaki family. <hidden by spoiler settings>She fell in love with an outsider yakuza boss who was not selected nor approved by the family. When Oryō rejected their union, Akane rebelled. Both enraged, they settled the matter in a spectacular kendo styled sword fight. However, Akane was later forced to peel off her fingernail as restitution, and lost the right of inheritance to the family as a result of the outrageous event. She soon gave birth to twin girls, Sonozaki Mion and Sonozaki Shion, and the right of inheritance fell to the eldest of her children, Mion.

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Takano Hifumi高野 一二三 
Body, Old
Role, Medical Doctor

Description

<hidden by spoiler settings>The mentor of Tanashi Takemitsu. He is the discoverer of the Hinamizawa Syndrome and first researcher to do a full study on the disease.

[Edited from Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Wiki]