Onikakushi-hen (鬼隠し編, lit. Demoned Away Chapter) is the first chapter of the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni series, and was first released on August 10, 2002. It is the first of four Question Arcs, and is followed by Watanagashi-hen.



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 SummaryEdit

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.


Adaptations Edit

Anime Edit

  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

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