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Nekodamashi-hen Part 1 (猫騙し編 其の壱 Nekodamashi-hen Sonoichi, Cat-Deceiving Chapter Part 1) is the thirteenth chapter of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou.


Rika wakes up in another world and sees it's June 12. She realizes she's been killed again and struggles to remember what happened in the previous world. All she knows is they worked hard to save Satoko from her abusive uncle. Satoko appears and asks Rika what's wrong since she looks unwell. Rika says it's nothing, and Satoko figures she just had a nightmare.

Satoko says that Mion called earlier and had something to tell Rika. Rika calls the Sonozaki house, where Mion says that Oryou had something to say about this year's Watanagashi, so she wants the Three Families to gather at the estate. Rika agrees, and Satoko starts massaging her shoulders while saying it must be difficult to be the Furude Family head.

Nekodamashi ch1 sonozaki corpses

That night, Rika waits at the Sonozaki house, thinking that Oryou talking directly to her is a first throughout all her many worlds. Kiichirou arrives and apologizes for the wait. The two head inside the estate, where it's strangely quiet, and they enter the main room to find many dead and decapitated people, including Mion and Shion.

Rika wonders what's going on, and Kiichirou suddenly gets decapitated right next to her. Akane appears and stabs Rika in the foot with a katana, saying to blame Hinamizawa for all of this. Rika screams in agony and Akane scratches her neck while saying that she can't allow the demon bloodline to continue anymore. Akane says she would've preferred not to be born in Hinamizawa and slices off Rika's head.

Rika wakes up in another world, sitting in a boat at Onigafuchi Swamp. Kiichirou greets her good morning and then plunges Rika's head into the swamp, trying to drown her. He doesn't want to do this, but he has to drown Rika to appease Oyashiro-sama's anger. Kiichirou says that every Furude female is born to be a sacrifice, and he starts scratching his neck while yelling that none of the Sonozakis understand their responsibility. Kiichirou says he will take responsibility for saving the village and continues drowning Rika. The girl finally sinks downwards.

Rika thinks she wouldn't give up now. She wakes up in another world, strapped to the cross in the Sonozaki torture chamber with nails rammed into her fingers. Shion accuses Rika of being behind everything and demands she lead her to Satoshi. Shion rams another nail into Rika's hand. Rika says she'll repeat this as long as it takes to get that perfect ending again.

Rika wakes up in another world to be hit in the face with a hammer by Keiichi's mother Aiko. Aiko scratches her neck and says Rika is the real demon in this village, and yells that she return the real Keiichi. Keiichi and Ichirou are shown dead next to her. Aiko believes that Rika brainwashed the entire village and captured her family.

Nekodamashi ch1 rika's deaths

Rika dies again and tries to psych herself up, saying that this tragedy is nothing compared to her 100 years. Rika dies throughout many more worlds: Kasai kills her with a shotgun, the school kids surround Rika's body after stabbing her with scissors, Oryou herself dissects Rika, Rena kills Rika and chops her up, and Mion shoots Rika in the head at school. Rika continues to believe in her friends and that everything will be fine.

Nekodamashi ch1 keiichi spread

Rika wakes up in Angel Mort sitting at a booth. She sees Keiichi from behind and sheds tears then runs up to him, but Keiichi suddenly turns around and hits her with a bat. Rika looks around the restaurant to see many other dead and wounded customers, including her friends, with Keiichi looking deranged. Mion cradles a wounded Shion and asks how Keiichi could do this, but he bashes her head in. Shion asserts that Keiichi is dead the next time they meet, and she too is killed. Keiichi moves towards Rika and prepares to kill her as well, but Rena crawls up to him and begs him to stop and trust in everyone. Keiichi kills her as well.

Nekodamashi ch1 keiichi kills rika

Rika cries, wondering how she can avoid these tragic fates when she's not even given the chance to try anything whenever she wakes up. Keiichi grabs her and demands to have the cure to the maggot disease. Rika remembers Akasaka and believes that he can still help, and she tells Keiichi that the cure's inside her head; all he needs to to break it open and eat her insides. An ecstatic Keiichi smashes his bat onto Rika's head, the girl refusing to give up just yet.




Nekodamashi uncensored 02 comparison

Mion killing Rika in the physical release (left) and in the original online release (right)

  • The spread of Rika's many deaths is uncensored in the physical release. The panel of Mion shooting and killing Rika is also changed: in the original, Mion has an evil smile while in the new one, she is crying and frowning.