Minagoroshi (皆殺し編 Minagoroshi-hen, lit. Massacre Chapter), also known as the Massacre Arc in the manga, is the third chapter of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai and the seventh in the overall series. It was released at Comiket 69 on December 30, 2005 and is followed by Matsuribayashi.

The original release of Minagoroshi includes the previous two chapters.


~The final truth~

- Massacre Chapter -
This story introduces the unit inside and out, using all the actors.
This is no longer a story, it's a public autopsy for all to join.
As they say, after loving someone,
cut open their belly and eat their organs.
It's the same with stories.
The difficulty is quite mild. Well suited for those with pride.

Plot Summary

Main article: Minagoroshi-hen/Plot Summary

Rika Furude has traveled through countless Fragments with the help of Hanyuu in her search for a happy ending. This Fragment looks to be the same as any other until Keiichi succeeds in breaking fate. Renewed with confidence, Rika becomes determined to change her own fate until unforeseen events occur.


Main Characters

New Characters



  1. Rules of the Labyrinth (aired: August 10, 2007)
  2. How to Change Destiny (aired: August 17, 2007)
  3. Fluctuation (aired: August 24, 2007)
  4. Negotiation (aired: August 31, 2007)
  5. Confrontation (aired: September 7, 2007)
  6. Strong Will (aired: September 14, 2007)
  7. Hinamizawa Syndrome (aired: September 25, 2007)
  8. Finale (aired: October 1, 2007)


  1. Massacre Arc Manga Volume 1 (JP release: December 22, 2008. EN release: September 25, 2012)
  2. Massacre Arc Manga Volume 2 (JP release: June 22, 2009. EN release: September 25, 2012)
  3. Massacre Arc Manga Volume 3 (JP release: August 27, 2009. EN release: December 11, 2012)
  4. Massacre Arc Manga Volume 4 (JP release: December 22, 2009. EN release: December 11, 2012)
  5. Massacre Arc Manga Volume 5 (JP release: April 22, 2010. EN release: March 26, 2013)
  6. Massacre Arc Manga Volume 6 (JP release: August 21, 2010. EN release: March 26, 2013)

The manga changes the beginning of the arc to where the unknown narrator explaining the Rules X, Y and Z is instead Frederica Bernkastel, who converses with Rika.



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