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Tamaki Sonozaki (園崎 魄姫 Sonozaki Tamaki) is one of the main protagonists of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei. She is Mion Sonozaki's daughter.


She is Mion's daughter and the future head of the Sonozaki family.

(Translated from the Hoshiwatashi website).


Tamaki has green hair tied into a long ponytail with a yellow ribbon. Her school uniform consists of a sailor shirt, skirt, leggings, and shoes. Her casual outfit consists of a white sweater and black skirt.


Tamaki generation

The three generations of Sonozakis

Tamaki is the daughter of Mion Sonozaki. Her grandmother Akane is the current head of the Sonozaki family, with Tamaki to become the successor after Mion. Tamaki attends the Okinomiya middle school with her friends.


Tamaki is incredibly gullible, easily tricked into doing inappropriate things when Sakiko convinces her to. She is focused on having a family someday to preserve the Sonozaki family and often talks about finding the right husband, which leads to an obsession with boys and love. To that extent, Tamaki likes to practice sinister expressions, thinking it will help her find love, but also makes use of them in serious situations.

Tamaki often serves to rein in Sakiko whenever she gets angry, especially when it comes to Polaris. Although Tamaki is supportive of Keitarou's plans to get along with Polaris, she still tends to follow along with whatever Sakiko does.

Sakiko relays how Tamaki hides her negative emotions and is actually under pressure due to the Sonozaki Family losing influence in the village.[1]


Role in the Story[]

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Sakiko and Tamaki are introduced waiting at their usual meeting spot for Keitarou and Kihiro to arrive. Tamaki suddenly gropes Keitarou's crotch, having been told by Sakiko that it will be practice for when she gets married. Tamaki eventually realizes she was tricked and apologizes. Kihiro punches Sakiko in the face as retaliation.(Oniokoshi-hen Chapter 1)

After school, Keitarou tells his friends about a strange girl he met and how she kept ignoring him. Tamaki and the others tell him about the Polaris society and discourage him from trying to get closer. The group goes to Smile Shop after school.(Oniokoshi-hen Chapter 2)

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Tamaki goes off on the leader

Keitarou still wants to befriend Polaris and talks with his friends about his plans at Angel Mort the next day. After eating, they run into a girl being harassed by delinquents, and when the leader tries hitting on Tamaki, she gives him an evil glare and insults him. The delinquents are soon driven off, and the group finds that Inori was the girl being harassed. She thanks them and runs off, and then Kururu appears and is introduced to the group.(Oniokoshi-hen Chapter 3) Keitarou inducts Kururu into the club, and they have a picnic and play games with her the next day. When Kururu asks about Oyashiro-sama's curse, Tamaki and Kihiro are quick to deny it ever happened. After the event, Kururu meets with some Polaris members and is shown to be spying on Tamaki and the others.(Oniokoshi-hen Chapter 4)

The club attends the Watanagashi Festival with Kururu, where they all take turns performing the ceremonial dance.(Oniokoshi-hen Chapter 5) The group does a video call with Rika later.(Oniokoshi-hen Chapter 6) Kisaku goes missing later and doesn't return, with Sakiko incredibly downtrodden about it. At school, Sakiko yells at a group of Polaris kids and accuses them of kidnapping her father, and they all start praying in response. Keitarou manages to calm her down and tells the club his theory that some other person is trying to pit Hinamizawa and Polaris against each other.(Oniokoshi-hen Chapter 7)

Keitarous house wreckage

The club observe the remains of Keitarou's house

Keitarou arranges a camping trip between Hinamizawa and Polaris, with Tamaki and Kihiro attending. When Keitarou himself doesn't appear, Tamaki and Kihiro soon see a fire coming from Keitarou's house. They later learn that several Polaris members, including Kururu and Inori, broke into Keitarou's house and killed him by burning his house down in a murder suicide. Tamaki consoles a grief-stricken Sakiko as she explains that the police found no evidence Polaris was actually involved.(Oniokoshi-hen Chapter 8)


Tamaki is introduced and does a similar crotch-grab to Keitarou as in Oniokoshi. After school, Tamaki and the group rejoin,(Hoshiwatashi-hen Chapter 1) where Sakiko tells Keitarou about how Polaris's arrival has caused Hinamizawa to change. The group goes to Smile Shop later. Sakiko talks with Keitarou and Kihiro in private about how Tamaki must be feeling down because of the situation with Polaris and the Sonozakis losing influence in the village.(Hoshiwatashi-hen Chapter 2)

Keitarou attempts to befriend Polaris kids at school by passing about surveys about Hinamizawa, and his friends criticize them. Tamaki encourages the group to think about positive aspects of Hinamizawa. The group is soon introduced to Kururu. (Hoshiwatashi-hen Chapter 3) Keitarou suggests inviting Kururu to the Watanagashi Festival, but the others decline since they want to spend time with just Keitarou.(Hoshiwatashi-hen Chapter 4) Later, Keitarou explains he was invited to Polaris's festival and won't be attending the Watanagashi, which disappoints his friends. Tamaki and Kihiro are speechless as Sakiko goes off on Keitarou about breaking his promise to have a reunion and continuing to support Polaris. Sakiko storms off towards the schoolbus afterwards, and Tamaki goes after her. The group decides to have fun at the Watanagashi without Keitarou.(Hoshiwatashi-hen Chapter 5)

At the Watanagashi, word gets around that Keitarou's attending the Polaris festival, and several villagers ask Tamaki and her friends about it.(Hoshiwatashi-hen Chapter 6) When Kisaku goes missing and Rika is murdered shortly after the festival, Sakiko and a mob of angry Hinamizawans begin storming the Polaris settlement. Tamaki calls Keitarou and warns him about it, and that the Sonozakis are powerless to stop them because they're no longer influential.(Hoshiwatashi-hen Chapter 8)

The next morning, after Keitarou and all of Polaris has been massacred by Sakiko and the mob, Tamaki and her loved ones gather to mourn.(Hoshiwatashi-hen Chapter 9)



  • The first character in Tamaki's name (魄) contains the character for demon (鬼), as is the Sonozaki family tradition.


  1. Hoshiwatashi Chapter 2