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"The final demon awakens. (最後の鬼が目を覚ます。)"
— Tagline

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Oni (ひぐらしのなく頃に鬼, lit. When the Cicadas Cry Demon) is a Higurashi When They Cry prequel manga series illustrated by Asahi.


Taisho year 12 (1923). A tragedy occurring in Hinamizawa changes the fate of a lone girl and her friends. The turbulent early life of Oryou, head of the Sonozaki family, one of the Three Great Families, who would later be feared and known as Empress Sonozaki. A missing link connected to the original Higurashi story revealed now.

(Translated by DoctorDiablo)

Promotion and Release

Higurashi Oni was first announced on December 24, 2021 by the Gekkan Action Twitter account. More details were revealed in the March 2022 Gekkan Action issue released on January 25, 2022.[1]

On Janaury 24, 2022, Asahi tweeted that the story would focus on Oryou Sonozaki and the grandparents of the Higurashi characters, set in the past in the Taisho Era.[2]



External Links


  1. https://twitter.com/gekkanaction/status/1474394432279441408
  2. Asahi's Twitter account: "In "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Oni", the story begins in the Taisho era where the grandparents of the original Higurashi cast live. A missing link to the original story. Look forward to it". https://twitter.com/zonsters13/status/1485628817615982594