Festival Accompanying Arc Vol. 6 is the six volume of Karin Suzuragi's manga adaptation of Matsuribayashi and the 30th overall volume of the manga adaptation of Higurashi When They Cry. The volume was released in English by Yen Press as an omnibus (numbered 24) with Volume 5.
After endless cycles of tragedy, Rika at last finds herself in an incarnation where she knows the true culprit behind her murder. But with only a week before the Cotton Drifting Festival - and her demise - she and Hanyu are going to have to work fast to devise a counter-strategy. The past has shown that Rika can count on her friends, but if she wants to unravel the plot that will ultimately destroy Hinamizawa, she's going to need help in higher places - but what evidence would convince an adult that the little girl's fear of death is founded?
Chapter 25: The Battle Begins
Chapter 26: Escape
Chapter 27: Battle at the Sonozaki Estate
Chapter 28: I'm Here to Help You
Two Heads Are Better Than One. Three Heads Are Better Than Two
Hello, I'm Ryukishi07.
Now even the "Festival Accompanying" arc has reached its final stages.
This is also the volume where the grown-ups fight their battles. Especially Ooishi! He makes peace and joins forces with the Sonozaki family—once his powerful enemy with a strong influence on everyone in the village—and together they repel Ootaka. I wonder if it's because he's so well loved that he was able to come out victorious. Because if Ooishi had lost his battle, Operation Forty-eight Hours would have ended in failure. As for Ootaka...I get the feeling that he's your typical punching bag character. (ha-ha!)
This volume also included Tomitake's big moment in the spot-light. Tomitake, the man who stops at nothing to help the woman he loves. I never even dreamed that he would get to be such a beloved character.
"There's someone I want to protect, even if it costs me my own life...I can't afford to stop because I'm helping the one I want to protect." I've always wanted to say something that cool. But in the end, it didn't take much to catch him. (ha-ha!)
Is there someone close to you who's like Tomitake? When your friend is agonizing about something all on their own, please be there for them so that you can agonize and think about the problem with them. Two heads are better than one. Three heads are better than two. As the circle expands, eventually it becomes great power.
I hope that you will be a part of that circle...
Thank you for reading this far. Before I draw the rough drafts of the manga, I play through the visual novel for a review. But the "Festival Accompanying" arc is one climactic battle after another, so I get very absorbed in it because it's so good (of course, all of the arcs are good.) Akasaka's karate skills are unbelievable, aren't they? I bet life would be really fun if I could get that good at martial arts, I suddenly realized that the Angel Mort costume, which I've drawn regularly since the "Abducted by Demons" arc, hasn't shown up in a really long time, and I got just a little depressed.
The battle surrounding Rika-chama still has a long way to go, I hope you will watch over the dead heat between Takano's will and the club members' wills until it's all over
—Original Story, Supervisor—
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