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This article is about a character in Higurashi When They Cry.

Ryou Sonozaki (園崎 両 Sonozaki Ryō), nicknamed Oryou (お両 Oryō) by her friends, is the main protagonist of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Oni.


Oryou has green hair. She wears her hair in a ponytail tied with a bow and a kimono.


The young Oryou is very cheerful.


Role in the Story

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Oni

The story opens in 1923, where a young Oryou is introduced heading out to meet her club friends Seiji, Ritsuka, and Souhei. They go to Furude Shrine to play tag and briefly meet Kiichirou. The game of tag ends with Souhei winning and Oryou losing by being the first to be caught. As a punishment, Oryou is dared to enter the Furude Shrine's ritual storehouse alone, but that night the club members join her anyway. Inside the storehouse, they see the statue of Oyashiro-sama hiding a picture scroll they've never seen before, talking about "demon descending".(Higurashi Oni Chapter 1)

Souhei noticing Ryou's newly-written name

15 years later, in 1938, an adult Oryou has become Okai's assistant for the Sonozaki family. Souhei moves back into the village after spending time working with a foreign trade company and reunites with the club. When Oryou drops a charm, Souhei returns it to her but notices that Ryou's name is now written as 鬼両 with the character for "demon" added to it. The group attends the Watanagashi Festival that night and drink sake together. Souhei asks his friends to meet him at his house tomorrow to disucss important things with them.(Higurashi Oni Chapter 2)