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Onidamashi-hen (鬼騙し編 Demon Deceiving Chapter) is the first arc in Higurashi: When They Cry - GOU. The name of the arc isn't revealed until the end of the second episode where the preview for the third one is played.


Episode Release Date
Part 1 October 1, 2020
Part 2 October 8
Part 3 October 15
Part 4 October 22




The manga version of Onidamashi contains three chapters and is included in the first volume.

Chapter Release Date
Part 1 October 2, 2020
Part 2 October 16
Part 3 October 30


  • The scene at the beginning of episode 2 with an older Rika meeting Hanyuu is moved to the end of the arc. It is also changed to where Rika is no longer a teenager but also expands on the scene and references the events of the original story.
  • There is no mention of Takano's car and Tomitake's bike still being around the site of the festival on the day after.
  • The renovation of the Irie Clinic is not shown.
  • Keiichi is shown recalling more memories from Onikakushi, such as the scene with Rena at the door and the true events of Rena's death as described in Tsumihoroboshi.


  • The first novel volume of Kataribanashi contains a story with the exact same name, but this is likely a coincidence.