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Cotton Drifting Arc Vol. 1 is the first volume of Yutori Houjyou's manga adaptation of Watanagashi and the third overall volume of the manga adaptation of Higurashi When They Cry. The volume was released in English by Yen Press.

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You've already met Keiichi Maebara and his mischievous friends in the Abducted by Demons Arc. But Oyashiro-sama's curse is poised to strike anew in Hinamizawa village. When Keiichi spots tomboy Mion working at a maid café, he can hardly believe his eyes! But it's not Mion after all - it's her identical twin sister, Shion. Keiichi's never heard of this "twin sister" before and suspects it's just another one of Mion's pranks. But through Shion, Keiichi is able to see a quieter, more feminine side of his best friend, even if it is all an act. As Keiichi spends more time with Shion, however, Rena grows more accusatory...


Chapter 1: Hinamizawa

Chapter 2: Angel Mort

Chapter 3: The Hinamizawa Dam Project

Chapter 4: Angel Battle

Chapter 5: The Cotton Drifting



Hello, I am Ryukishi07; I wrote the original story. I truly thank you for picking up "Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Cotton Drifting Arc" Volume One.

The "Cotton Drifting Arc" is a story that focuses mainly on the leader of Keiichi's circle of friends, Mion. It's the second arc of all of the eight original arcs, and it's the one with the strongest lovey-dovey (laugh) elements. Please enjoy seeing the normally bad-mannered Mion as she moves around in confusion, blushing as she goes.

The original depicts those parts in prose, but through Houjyou-sensei's power, they are now depicted in comic form, fanning the flames even more, and it turns into something big! Truly, thank you, Houjyou-sensei! I would love to see you keep drawing such an adorable Mion!

The "Cotton Drifting Arc" does have a lot of those sweet scenes, but at the same time, it holds a trap-like mysteriousness. In regards to the degree of difficulty for the "Cotton Drifting Arc" in the original, the catch copy was, "it has a lower degree of difficulty than the 'Abducted By Demons Arc,' but it is extremely vicious." Please enjoy the vicious traps to your heart's content.


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