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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gaiden: Nekogoroshi-hen (ひぐらしのなく頃に外伝 猫殺し編 When the Cicadas Cry Side Story: Cat Killing Chapter) is a short story written by Ryukishi07 that was released on June 2006. It was given as a bonus to those who purchased the first manga volumes for Onikakushi, Watanagashi, and Tatarigoroshi and mailed in the stamps contained in each by a deadline.[2]

It was later adapted by Studio DEEN as a standalone OVA titled Nekogoroshi-hen (猫殺し編, lit. Cat Killing Chapter) and released as a bonus to those who ordered all DVD box sets of the 2006 Higurashi When They Cry anime.[1] The episode was later included in the BD box set released in 2014 along with the series proper.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Higurashi When They Cry official site "We will start shipping the benefits to all applicants from July 27th (Friday)."
  2. Nekogoroshi-hen on Japanese Wikipedia