|This article is about a character in Higurashi When They Cry.|
Miyuki Sorimachi (反町 美雪 Sorimachi Miyuki), is a writer who joins Ryuunosuke Arakawa in his trip to Hinamizawa after the Great Hinamizawa Disaster to do research. She first appears in Yoigoshi-hen's visual novel adaptation.
She's a female freelance writer who specializes in nature articles. She doesn't shy away from the dark, and doesn't falter in her words and actions. Apparently, she's always been interested in Hinamizawa.
(Translated from the Entergram Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou website.)
Miyuki has short brown hair and purple eyes. She wears a green jacket over a yellow shirt and green pants.
Miyuki is very perceptive.
- Mamoru Akasaka (father)
- Yukie Akasaka (mother)
- Tomoe Sorimachi (mentor, mother-in-law, superior officer)
- Yuuichi Sorimachi (childhood friend, husband)
- Ryuunosuke Arakawa (friend)
Role in the Story
The prologue of "Research" features Miyuki overlooking Hinamizawa at the Furude Shrine and preparing her investigation.
Miyuki tags along with Ryuunosuke Arakawa on his trip to Hinamizawa in 2006 to do research, claiming that she's a writer. When they arrive to the village, they find a car full of people trying to commit rentan suicide and break the windows, but they're too late as the people inside are already dead. They then head to the Furude Shrine after seeing a light in the distance; Arakawa become suspicious of Miyuki due to her knowledge of the village's layout despite her supposed ignorance. They soon meet Mion Sonozaki, Akira Otobe, Yae Towada and Takumi Kurosawa.
In one route, the group gets attacked by Mifune's men, and Miyuki helps Mion fend them off by pulling out a gun.
After Mion explains the circumstances regarding her goal in the village, the group sets out for the Sonozaki estate and discover a motorcycle which was previously stolen by Mifune's men and hidden. Miyuki uses it to drive to Okinomiya and contact the police for help.
Miyuki returns with several police officers, including her father, but the situation with Mifune is already resolved by then. Miyuki's marriage status is then revealed to a disappointed Arakawa.
In the "Research" epilogue, Miyuki sends her investigation data to Director Minai by satellite phone. Miyuki goes back to overlooking the village and wonders if her father will ever be able to find the truth of the disaster and redeem himself.
The Fragment "Reversing the Gears" has Miyuki returning to the police department with her results from her Hinamizawa trip. There were strong theories that the Great Hinamizawa Disaster was man-made rather than a natural disaster, and Miyuki's inspection of the secret passage near the Sonozaki estate suggested that canisters of nerve gas were dumped there long ago.
Miyuki relays this information to her superior and mother-in-law, Senior Superintendent Sorimachi and aims to conduct a large scale investigation of the area. However, Miyuki never gets the chance to investigate as Sorimachi secretly arranges for the SDF to destroy the secret passage, believing that their time to catch the mastermind has long passed.
- Inferred given that Miyuki is stated to be 5 years old in 1983 in Miotsukushi-hen Ura Chapter 2 and Yoigoshi-hen takes place in 2006.