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Eye Opening Arc Vol. 2 is the second volume of Yutori Houjyou's manga adaptation of Meakashi and the 12th overall volume of the manga adaptation of Higurashi When They Cry. The volume was released in English by Yen Press.

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Unable to provide an alibi for the night of the Cotton Drifting, Satoshi becomes the prime suspect for the murder of his aunt! As her friend is hauled away by the police, Shion steps forward as a witness to Satoshi's whereabouts that night, exposing her true identity in the process. Shion may have saved Satoshi this time, but her actions have put her in serious danger. What will the Sonozaki family do to Shion when they learn of her association with Satoshi Hojo? And what will they do to Satoshi?


Chapter 6: Underground Saiguden

Chapter 7: Restitution

Chapter 8: Fate

Chapter 9: Footstep

Chapter 10: The 1983 Cotton Drifting

Chapter 11: Resolve



About the "Eye Opening Arc" When It Was in Production

Hello, this is Ryukishi07. Thanks to all of you, "Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY" has been made into a manga and has gained immense popularity, but for the first two years or so after the original series began, it was completely unknown.

It was right around the time between the "Curse Killing Arc" and the "Time Killing Arc" that it gradually started making a name for itself over the internet, and from there, it was catching everyone's attention before I knew what was happening.

And so, while I was able to take it easy writing it up through the "Time Killing Arc," I remember feeling more than a little pressure writing the "Eye Opening Arc" and on, wanting to live up to everyone's expectations.

It's only natural that when people have high expectations for you, you want to write something that meets those expectations...But does that mean that if no one has any expectations for you, you end up saying "that's good enough"?

That's not what it means at all, is it? It has absolutely nothing to do with expectations or pressure. When it comes to putting everything I have into the work that I'm currently making, it has nothing to do with whether or not anybody knows about the series, Feeling that way, I meant to write the story without losing to the pressure...But every time I read it again, I remember the pressure from back then, and even now I feel like it could crush me. I suppose I'm not very brave (wry smile).

Yutori Houjyou

Hello, this is Houjyou, thank you very much for reading the "Eye Opening Arc" Volume Two. Starting with Volume Three, we will finally get to see the reverse side of the "Cotton Drifting Arc." As the person drawing it, I might be looking forward to it more than anyone. Well then, I would be honored to meet you again in Volume Three.


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