Meakashi-hen (目明し編, lit. Eye Opening Chapter) is the first chapter of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai and the fifth in the overall series. It was released at Comiket 67 on December 30, 2004 and followed by Tsumihoroboshi-hen.
- Eye Opening Chapter -
Welcome to the world of "Higurashi When They Cry Kai".
We've finally reached the halfway point.
From the viewpoint of the protagonist,
try to find the truth behind the tragedy that unfolds.
The difficulty is very high.
It won't be easy to comprehend the motive of the perpetrator.
- Main article: Meakashi-hen/Plot Summary
After escaping from her boarding school, Shion Sonozaki hides out in Okinomiya from the rest of the Sonozaki Family and tries to live life as normal. She soon meets Satoshi Houjou and falls in love, and as time passes and Oyashiro-sama's curse claims more victims, Shion struggles to find answers.
- Keiichi Maebara
- Rena Ryuugu
- Mion Sonozaki
- Satoko Houjou
- Rika Furude
- Kuraudo Ooishi
- Jirou Tomitake
- Miyo Takano
- First Love (aired: July 18, 2006)
- Responsibility (aired: July 25, 2006)
- Oni's Blood Line (aired: August 1, 2006)
- Revenge (aired: August 8, 2006)
- Cold Hands (aired: August 15, 2006)
- Condemnation (aired: August 22, 2006)
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