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Kazuho Kimiyoshi (公由 一穂 Kimiyoshi Kazuho) is the main protagonist of the mobile game Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Mei.


The granddaughter of Kiichirou Kimiyoshi, the former mayor of Hinamizawa. Lost her entire family in the disaster in 1983, and she's currently living in a dormitory with the support of her distant relatives. Likes Japanese food. Has a habit of saying "I'm sorry."

(Translated from the official Mei website by DoctorDiablo.)


Kazuho has short gray hair and wears a blue hoodie. She is also seen wearing a white school uniform with a blue skirt, white socks and black shoes. Her "Wonder Alice" outfit resembles a light blue maid outfit with pink armor and gauntlets.and a black bow on her head.


Kazuho is a very timid girl and gets confused easily, but she has determination to find answers. When she gets nervous she calls out for her dead brother.


Kazuho lived in Okinomiya as a little girl and had dreams of joining the Hinamizawa school games club. After her family and brother died in the Great Hinamizawa Disaster, Kazuho gained help from distant relatives and went to live in a school dormitory.

In 1993, after receiving a pager message apparently from her dead grandfather Kiichirou telling her to come to Hinamizawa, Kazuho goes to investigate the long-abandoned village.

Skills and Abilities

Kazuho can tap into Fragments and draw power to create Role Cards, using them to transform and fight monsters.



Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Mei

In the prologue, Kazuho heads to Hinamizawa to investigate it after the lockdown is lifted. She gets chased by a monster called a tsukuyami and is helped by Tamurahime no Mikoto, who helps her unlock the power to transform using Fragments and fight it. Tamura also addresses Kazuho with a katakana reading of her name, カズホ. Kazuho is then told to go into the ritual warehouse in the Furude Shrine and meet up with another girl.

Kazuho enters the warehouse and comes back out to Hinamizawa in 1983, having gone back in time. She soon meets Satoko, Rika, and Miyuki Akasaka, the latter of which also has the power to fight tsukuyami. Kazuho introduces herself to them, and when Miyuki hears she's a Kimiyoshi, she offers to give her a bike ride home to Mayor Kiichirou's house, much to Kazuho's confusion. As they ride, Kazuho comments with confusion that she's really in Hinamizawa, which Miyuki later questions her about. Kazuho struggles to come up with an answer for Miyuki, getting feverish and soon passing out.

Kazuho wakes up the next morning in Miyuki's house, who makes her breakfast and gives her a school uniform to wear. Kazuho meanwhile reads a newspaper and becomes shocked to see she's really in 1983, drawing more suspicion from Miyuki. Rena soon arrives to take them to school, getting confused when she doesn't recognize Kazuho. Miyuki makes up a story that she's a transfer student, and Rena seems to freeze for a bit before readily accepting Kazuho as the new student, much to the latter's shock.

Kazuho and Miyuki head to school with Rena and meet Mion on the way, with Kazuho later introducing herself to the class. Kazuho and Miyuki have a private conversation during lunch where Miyuki reveals she's also from 1993 and hands Kazuho a notebook containing a list of victims of the Great Hinamizawa Disaster.


  1. https://twitter.com/higurashi_mei/status/1347392584671514625
  2. Higurashi Mei Chapter 1-10. Kazuho: う、うん……私も、今年で15だよ。(Ummm, yeah... I'm 15 this year, too.)
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