This article is about the story arc in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. For the phenomenon in that same series, see Oyashiro-sama's Curse.

Onikakushi (鬼隠し編 Onikakushi-hen, lit. Demoned Away Chapter), also known as the Abducted by Demons Arc in the manga, is the first story arc of the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni series. It was first released on August 10, 2002 at Comiket 62. It is the first of four Question Arcs, and is followed by Watanagashi.

Introduction[edit | edit source]


Welcome to the world of Higurashi: When They Cry.
The Onikakushi arc will be the opening inviting you into this world.
Don't play tough-please just enjoy life in Hinamizawa to the fullest.

The difficulty is extremely high, but I hope you will enjoy the reward.

Plot Summary[edit | edit source]

Main article: Onikakushi-hen/Plot Summary

In June of 1983, Keiichi Maebara moves to the rural village of Hinamizawa and makes some new friends while learning of the villages' culture and their guardian deity Oyashiro-sama. After hearing that annual deaths and disappearances happen because of "Oyashiro-sama's curse," Keiichi begins to uncover dark secrets about his new friends and his new home.

Characters[edit | edit source]

Adaptations[edit | edit source]

Manga[edit | edit source]

  1. Abducted by Demons Arc Manga Volume 1 (released: December 22, 2005)
  2. Abducted by Demons Arc Manga Volume 2 (released: June 22, 2006)

Anime (2006)[edit | edit source]

  1. The Beginning (aired: April 4, 2006)
  2. The Secret (aired: April 11, 2006)
  3. Suspicion (aired: April 18, 2006)
  4. Disturbance (aired: April 25, 2006)

Openings[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

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