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The novel adaptations of the Higurashi When They Cry series were written by Ryukishi07 and published by Kodansha with illustrations by Tomohi from 2007 to 2009. The series covers the 8 arcs from the main story and Saikoroshi. Matsuribayashi is divided into 3 volumes, Himatsubushi and Saikoroshi have only one volume each, and the rest of the chapters are divided into 2 volumes each. There are a total of 17 volumes.

The series was republished by Seikaisha, a subsidiary of Kodansha, from 2011 to 2012.

A series of novelizations aimed at junior students were published by Futabasha starting in October 2020 and currently cover the Question Arcs. It features illustrations by Sato Yoshimi.

Volumes List[]

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Chapter One: Onikakushi-hen[]

Vol. Kodansha Cover Seikaisha Cover Futabasha Cover Release Date ISBN
1 HiguNovelK1A HiguNovelS1A HiguNovelJ1A August 2, 2007 (Kodansha)

January 12, 2011 (Seikaisha)
October 21, 2020 (Futabasha)

ISBN 978-4062836371 (Kodansha)

ISBN 978-4061389014 (Seikaisha)
ISBN 978-4575242997 (Futabasha)

2 HiguNovelK1B HiguNovelS1B HiguNovelJ1B September 4, 2007 (Kodansha)

February 10, 2011 (Seikaisha)
October 21, 2020 (Futabasha)

ISBN 978-4062836418 (Kodansha)

ISBN 978-4061389021 (Seikaisha)
ISBN 978-4575243000 (Futabasha)

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Chapter Two: Watanagashi-hen[]

Vol. Kodansha Cover Seikaisha Cover Futabasha Cover Release Date ISBN
1 HiguNovelK2A HiguNovelS2A HiguNovelJ2A October 2, 2007 (Kodansha)

March 10, 2011 (Seikaisha)
December 16, 2020 (Futabasha)

ISBN 978-4062836463 (Kodansha)

ISBN 978-4061389076 (Seikaisha)
ISBN 978-4575243635 (Futabasha)

2 HiguNovelK2B HiguNovelS2B HiguNovelJ2B November 2, 2007 (Kodansha)

April 8, 2011 (Seikaisha)
December 16, 2020 (Futabasha)

ISBN 978-4062836494 (Kodansha)

ISBN 978-4061389090 (Seikaisha)
ISBN 978-4575243642 (Futabasha)

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Chapter Three: Tatarigoroshi-hen[]

Vol. Kodansha Cover Seikaisha Cover Futabasha Cover Release Date ISBN
1 HiguNovelK3A HiguNovelS3A HiguNovelJ3A December 4, 2007 (Kodansha)

May 11, 2011 (Seikaisha)
March 17, 2021 (Futabasha)

ISBN 978-4062836531 (Kodansha)

ISBN 978-4061389113 (Seikaisha)
ISBN 978-4575243901 (Futabasha)

2 HiguNovelK3B HiguNovelS3B HiguNovelJ3B January 8, 2008 (Kodansha)

June 10, 2011 (Seikaisha)
March 17, 2021 (Futabasha)

ISBN 978-4062836555 (Kodansha)

ISBN 978-4061389137 (Seikaisha)
ISBN 978-4575243918 (Futabasha)

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Chapter Four: Himatsubushi-hen[]

Vol. Kodansha Cover Seikaisha Cover Futabasha Cover Release Date ISBN
1 HiguNovelK4 HiguNovelS4 HiguNovelJ4 February 5, 2008 (Kodansha)

July 8, 2011 (Seikaisha)
July 30, 2021 (Futabasha)

ISBN 978-4062836579 (Kodansha)

ISBN 978-4061389144 (Seikaisha)
ISBN 978-4575244274 (Futabasha)

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Chapter One: Meakashi-hen[]

Vol. Kodansha Cover Seikaisha Cover Release Date ISBN
1 HiguNovelK5A HiguNovelS5A May 5, 2008 (Kodansha)

September 9, 2011 (Seikaisha)

ISBN 978-4062836647 (Kodansha)

ISBN 978-4061389182 (Seikaisha)

2 HiguNovelK5B HiguNovelS5B June 3, 2008 (Kodansha)

October 7, 2011 (Seikaisha)

ISBN 978-4062836654 (Kodansha)

ISBN 978-4061389205 (Seikaisha)

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Chapter Two: Tsumihoroboshi-hen[]

Vol. Kodansha Cover Seikaisha Cover Release Date ISBN
1 HiguNovelK6A HiguNovelS6A July 2, 2008 (Kodansha)

November 11, 2011 (Seikaisha)

ISBN 978-4062836692 (Kodansha)

ISBN 978-4061389212 (Seikaisha)

2 HiguNovelK6B HiguNovelS6B August 5, 2008 (Kodansha)

December 9, 2011 (Seikaisha)

ISBN 978-4062836708 (Kodansha)

ISBN 978-4061389236 (Seikaisha)

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Chapter Three: Minagoroshi-hen[]

Vol. Kodansha Cover Seikaisha Cover Release Date ISBN
1 HiguNovelK7A HiguNovelS7A September 10, 2008 (Kodansha)

January 11, 2012 (Seikaisha)

ISBN 978-4062836777 (Kodansha)

ISBN 978-4061389243 (Seikaisha)

2 HiguNovelK7B HiguNovelS7B October 1, 2008 (Kodansha)

February 10, 2012 (Seikaisha)

ISBN 978-4062836807 (Kodansha)

ISBN 978-4061389274 (Seikaisha)

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Chapter Four: Matsuribayashi-hen[]

Vol. Kodansha Cover Seikaisha Cover Release Date ISBN
1 HiguNovelK8A HiguNovelS8A November 5, 2008 (Kodansha)

March 9, 2012 (Seikaisha)

ISBN 978-4062836883 (Kodansha)

ISBN 978-4061389281 (Seikaisha)

2 HiguNovelK8B HiguNovelS8B December 9, 2008 (Kodansha)

April 11, 2012 (Seikaisha)

ISBN 978-4062836890 (Kodansha)

ISBN 978-4061389298 (Seikaisha)

3 HiguNovelK8C HiguNovelS8C January 6, 2009 (Kodansha)

May 11, 2012 (Seikaisha)

ISBN 978-4062836975 (Kodansha)

ISBN 978-4061389304 (Seikaisha)

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei: Saikoroshi-hen[]

Vol. Kodansha Cover Seikaisha Cover Release Date ISBN
1 HiguNovelK9 HiguNovelS9 March 7, 2009 (Kodansha)

June 8, 2012 (Seikaisha)

ISBN 978-4062837040 (Kodansha)

ISBN 978-4061389342 (Seikaisha)

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Special Illustrations[]

These are alternative versions of the Kodansha release covers that were published in the Pandora Spring 2008 issue.

Wallpapers[]

These are desktop wallpapers available for download on Seikaisha's website.

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