Onidamashi-hen (鬼騙し編 Demon Deceiving Chapter) is the first arc in Higurashi: When They Cry – New. The name of the arc isn't revealed until the end of the second episode where the preview for the third one is played.
The manga version of Onidamashi contains some differences:
- 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.
- The first novel volume of Kataribanashi-hen contains a story with the exact same name, but this is likely a coincidence.