Overview

Kataribanashi-hen (語咄し編, lit. Word Slapping Chapter) is a compilation of winning fan stories for the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni series from the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Contest (ひぐらしのなく頃に大賞).

Notably, the eight artists involved with the 10 main arcs of the manga all illustrated for at least one of the stories included in the novel volumes, while Karin Suzuragi and Jiro Suzuki even illustrated the cover arts for the manga volumes and Yutori Houjyou and Mimori each did the manga adaptation of a story. Among the other artists, Kei Natsumi, Soichiro, and Akai Higasa would later be involved with other works from 07th Expansion including Umineko no Naku Koro ni and Rose Guns Days.

Novel Volumes[edit | edit source]

Vol. Cover Release Date ISBN Chapters
1 KataribanashiNovelVol1.jpg October 1, 2006 ISBN 978-4757516946
  • Sacrifice Drifting (贄流し Nienagashi)
  • Don't Quit, Chie-Sensei (やめないで知恵先生 Yamenaide Chie-Sensei)
  • Womanizing Chapter: The Ultimate Paradise Just For You...... (女こまし編~最高のパラダイスをどうかあなたに……~ Tsukekomashi-hen ~Saikou no Paradaisu wo Douka Anata ni......~)
  • Festival Offering Ruining Chapter (䄈壊し編 Zukowashi-hen)
  • The Girl's Lost Memories (消えた少女の記憶 Kieta Shoujo no Kioku)
  • Punishment Games are a Silver Bullet. (罰ゲームは特効薬。 Batsugēmu wa Tokkouyaku.)
  • Altruism Chapter (皆愛し編 Minaitoshi-hen)
  • Little Demon (リトル・デーモン Ritoru・Dēmon)
  • The Melancholy of Stir-Fried Vegetables (野菜炒めの憂鬱 Yasaiitame no Yuutsu)
  • Demon Deceiving Chapter (鬼騙し編 Onidamashi-hen)
2 KataribanashiNovelVol2.jpg November 22, 2007 ISBN 978-4757521711
  • Rika-Sato Wars (りかさとうぉーず Rika Sato Uōzu)
  • Doll Vanishing Chapter (雛げし編 Hinageshi-hen)
  • Falsification Chapter (嘘塗し編 Usomabushi-hen)
  • When the Bed-wetter Cries: Conversation Break Chapter (お漏らしで泣く頃に 閑話休憩編 Omorashi de Naku Koro ni Kanwakyuukei-hen)
  • Massacre Chapter Limited Edition Complement: Courtesy of a Bargain Sale Auction Event (皆殺し編:限定補完 ~叩き売りオークション会場にて~ Minagoroshi-hen: Gentei Hokan ~Tatakiuri ōkushon kaijou nite~)
  • Homesickness Chapter (里恋し編 Satokoishi-hen)
  • The Butterfly's Dream -Endless Nightmare- (胡蝶の夢-Endless Nightmare- Kochou no Yume -Endless Nightmare-)
  • A Fragmented Account Revealed by a Certain Scrapbook, or perhaps, A Fragmented Chronicle Recording The End of a Certain God (あるスクラップブックが示す断片的な顛末、あるいはある神の末路を記す断片的な記録 Aru Sukurappubukku ga Shimesu Danpentekina Tenmatsu, Aruiwa Aru Kami no Matsuro wo Shirusu Danpentekina Kiroku)
  • Festival Music Accompaniment, Thereafter (祭囃子その後に Matsuribayashi Sono Ato ni)
  • The Illness at the End of the Hundredth Year's Rope (百年目の病 Hyakunenme no Yamai)
  • A Kyute Lesson from Hell (地獄のかぁいいレッスン Jigoku no Kaaii Ressun)
3 KataribanashiNovelVol3.jpg December 22, 2008 ISBN 978-4757524613
  • Limit (リミット Rimitto)
  • Thank You (ありがとう Arigatou)
  • Feelings of that Day, Feelings at Present (あの日の思い、今の思い Ano Hi no Omoi, Ima no Omoi)
  • Shion After (詩音アフター Shion Afutā)
  • The Rustic Belle of Shishibone (鹿骨小町 Shishibone Komachi)
  • "Welcome Home", "Goodbye" (おかえりとさよならと Okaeri to Sayonara to)
  • The Cuckoo Clock and Dreams of a Loving Home (ハト時計と慈愛の家の夢 Hatodokei to Jiai no Ie no Yume)
  • Courage Testing Chapter (肝試し編 Kimodameshi-hen)
  • Keiichi's Confession Time Chapter (圭一の告白タイム編 Keiichi no Kokuhaku Taimu-hen)
  • Catching the Northern Star (北極星をつかむ Hokkyokusei wo Tsukamu)
  • Jirou Tomitake Dies Twice (富竹ジロウは二度死ぬ Tomitake Jirou wa Nido Shinu)
  • Snow-Crossing Chapter (雪渡し編 Yukiwatashi-hen)

Kataribanashi-hen WEB Version[edit | edit source]

More selected works that weren't included in the published novel volumes were serialized on the online magazine Gangan Online in 2009.

  • Sky-Blue Bus Stop (空色停留所 Sorairo Teiryuujo) — July 2
  • Spiriting-Away Chapter 〜Don't Add Pineapple to Sweet-and-sour Pork〜 (神隠し編 〜酢豚にパイナップルは入れないで〜 Kamikakushi-hen 〜Subuta ni Painappuru wa Irenaide〜) — July 9
  • When They Cry Huhuhu~ (んっふっふのなく頃に Nffuffu no Naku Koro ni) — July 16
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Spiriting-Away Chapter (ひぐらしがなく頃に 神隠し編 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kamikakushi-hen) — July 23
  • Madder Red Skies 〜 Festival Accompaniment Chapter: The Eve of the Grave Visit 〜 (茜雲 〜祭囃し編 墓参りの前日に〜 Akanegumo 〜Matsuribayashi-hen Hakamairi no Zenjitsu ni〜) — July 30
  • Bird Devolving Chapter (禽堕し編 Toridashi-hen) — August 6
  • Grudge Dispelling Chapter (怨祓し編 Uramiharashi-hen) — August 13

Manga Volumes[edit | edit source]

Some of stories were adapted into a manga series named Kataribanashi-hen Comic Anthology EX (語咄し編 コミックアンソロジーEX Kataribanashi-hen Komikkuansorojī EX).

Publisher's Summary[edit | edit source]

小説版「語咄し編」を人気作家たちがコミカライズ! 新たな「ひぐらし」ワールドを存分に堪能しよう。

Vol. Cover Release Date Chapters
1 KataribanashiVol1.jpg November 22, 2007
  • Womanizing Chapter (女こまし編 Tsukekomashi-hen)
  • Punishment Games are a Silver Bullet (罰ゲームは特効薬 Batsugēmu wa Tokkouyaku)
  • Altruism Chapter (皆愛し編 Minaitoshi-hen)
2 KataribanashiVol2.jpg November 22, 2007
  • Don't Quit, Chie-Sensei (やめないで知恵先生 Yamenaide Chie-Sensei)
  • Little Demon (リトル・デーモン Ritoru・Dēmon)
  • The Melancholy of Stir-Fried Vegetables (野菜炒めの憂鬱 Yasaiitame no Yuutsu)
  • Sacrifice Drifting (贄流し Nienagashi)
3 KataribanashiVol3.jpg June 21, 2008
  • Doll Vanishing Chapter (雛げし編 Hinageshi-hen)
  • Homesickness Chapter (里恋し編 Satokoishi-hen)
  • Massacre Chapter Limited Edition Complement: Courtesy of a Bargain Sale Auction Event (皆殺し編:限定補完 ~叩き売りオークション会場にて~ Minagoroshi-hen: Gentei Hokan ~Tatakiuri ōkushon kaijou nite~)
  • The Butterfly's Dream -Endless Nightmare- (胡蝶ノ夢 -Endless Nightmare- Kochou no Yume -Endless Nightmare-)
4 KataribanashiVol4.jpg June 21, 2008
  • Falsification Chapter (嘘塗し編 Usomabushi-hen)
  • Rika-Sato Wars (りかさとうぉーず Rika Sato Uōzu)
  • A Kyute Lesson from Hell (地獄のかぁいいレッスン Jigoku no Kaaii Ressun)
5 KataribanashiVol5.jpg December 22, 2008
  • The Cuckoo Clock and Dreams of a Loving Home (ハト時計と慈愛の家の夢 Hatodokei to Jiai no Ie no Yume)
  • When the Bed-wetter Cries (お漏らしで泣く頃に Omorashi de Naku Koro ni)
  • The Illness at the End of the Hundredth Year's Rope (百年目の病 Hyakunenme no Yamai)
6 KataribanashiVol6.jpg June 22, 2009
  • Limit (リミット Rimitto)
  • Courage Testing Chapter (肝試し編 Kimodameshi-hen)
  • "Welcome Home", "Goodbye" (おかえりとさよならと Okaeri to Sayonara to)
7 KataribanashiVol7.jpg June 22, 2009
  • Thank You (ありがとう Arigatou)
  • Snow-Crossing Chapter (雪渡し編 Yukiwatashi-hen)
  • Keiichi's Confession Time Chapter (圭一の告白タイム編 Keiichi no Kokuhaku Taimu-hen)

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