Saikoroshi-hen (賽殺し編, lit. Dice Killing Chapter) is an epilogue to the main story first included in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei and considered its main content.
~Worst of the selected~
This is the story of Furude Rika, who celebrates the summer of Showa 58.
The power to choose from one of many worlds.
Is this world truly the best world of them all?
Difficulty is malicious. It may not be to everyone's liking.
- Main article: Saikoroshi-hen/Plot Summary
Rika Furude is looking forward to a lifetime of fun after completing her journey through the Fragments. However, an accident sends Rika to a brand-new-world where nothing is quite the same. As she explores this new world and seeks a way to return home, Rika reflects on her life and must make a decision.
Saikoroshi-hen was adapted as part of the Higurashi Rei anime.
- Dice Killing Chapter Part 1 (aired: March 25, 2009)
- Dice Killing Chapter Part 2 (aired: May 22, 2009)
- Dice Killing Chapter Part 3 (aired: June 16, 2009)
It omits mention of Shion and Mion switching places as children, presumably because this reveal was also omitted from the Meakashi adaptation in the 2006 anime. The specifics regarding Rika's transformation into Frederica Bernkastel are also omitted.
- Main article: Dice Killing Arc (manga)