Matsuribayashi-hen (祭囃し編, lit. Festival Accompanying Chapter) is the final chapter of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai and the eighth and final in the overall series, concluding the main story. It was released at Comiket 70 on August 13, 2006 and followed by Saikoroshi-hen in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei.

The original release of Matsuribayashi-hen includes the previous 3 chapters. In other words, it is effectively the full Kai release.

Introduction Edit

~At least let it end with a blissful dream~

- Festival Accompanying Chapter -
The riddle you have been entrusted with solving now finally becomes unraveled.
What must be done to stop the chain?
And what will happen in the ultimate end?
It's a showdown between the conclusion you reached and the one I reached.
There is no difficulty. You should understand that now.

Plot SummaryEdit

Main article: Matsuribayashi-hen/Plot Summary

The true culprit's motivations are revealed, and the events leading up to June 1983 are recounted. Rika and Hanyuu bet everything on one final Fragment in an attempt to reach a happy ending for everyone.


New Characters

Returning Characters

Adaptations Edit

Anime Edit

  1. Miyo (aired: October 8, 2007)
  2. Wriggling (aired: October 15, 2007)
  3. The Beginning of the End (aired: October 22, 2007)
  4. Strategy (aired: October 29, 2007)
  5. The Final Piece (aired: November 5, 2007)
  6. Opening (aired: November 12, 2007)
  7. Trap (aired: November 19, 2007)
  8. 48 Hours (aired: November 26, 2007)
  9. Offense and Defense (aired: December 3, 2007)
  10. Bloody Battle (aired: December 10, 2007)
  11. End (aired: December 17, 2007)

Openings Edit


External Links Edit

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