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This article is about a side arc character in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.

Takumi Kurosawa (黒澤 工 Kurosawa Takumi) is Yae Towada's boyfriend and visits Hinamizawa for some sightseeing with her. He appears exclusively in the manga-exclusive arc Yoigoshi-hen and its visual novel adaptation.

Profile[edit | edit source]

A young man who lives with Towada. When Ryuunosuke arrived with others, he was drunk and lying on the floor of the room. On the way home, he smiled and broke the silence.

(Translated from Takumi's bio on Entergram's Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou website.)

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Takumi has light hair and wears a white t-shirt.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Takumi is very abusive towards Yae and frequently throws things or beats her, usually apologizing after getting a hold of himself.

Background[edit | edit source]

Takumi and Yae's relationship used to be wholesome until they graduated college, where Takumi struggled to keep a job. Yae considered breaking up with him because of what her friends were saying and talked to him while he was drunk, and that was the first time Takumi had ever attacked her. Their relationship became very abusive soon after, with Takumi frequently hitting her and apologizing afterwards.

Story[edit | edit source]

Yoigoshi-hen[edit | edit source]

Takumi is first seen in the prologue and agrees to go with Yae to visit Hinamizawa. It rains when they get there, and they take refuge in the Furude Shrine meeting hall. After getting drunk and throwing a can when Yae won't drink with him, Takumi goes to sleep and wakes up after Otobe's group enters and leaves the meeting hall. Takumi and Yae pack up to go home however Yae becomes horrified to see their car missing. A figure is then seen creeping up behind Takumi.

Shortly after, Otobe's group see Yae standing near the gate to the shrine and cowering in fear, who says that something kidnapped Takumi. They return to the meeting hall where Otobe discovers Takumi's corpse inside of a closet. Mion eventually deduces that Yae was the one who killed him, as they only ever saw Takumi sleeping while Yae is the only one to have ever heard him talking. Yae confesses that she did kill him. She had invited Takumi to Hinamizawa with the intent to kill him and did it long before meeting with everyone else.

Despite Yae's confession Ryuunosuke doesn't believe her, and Mion calls Takumi's ghost to explain things. Takumi wanted to apologize and fix their relationship, believing that this Hinamizawa trip would be his chance. Yae is in denial and Takumi proves that he really was trying to better himself when Mion pulls a job acceptance letter out of his pocket. Takumi's ghost disappears soon after, and after everyone else leaves Yae stays behind with his corpse to think things through.

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