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Tataridamashi-hen (祟騙し編 Curse Deceiving Chapter) is the third arc in Higurashi: When They Cry - GOU.


Episode Release Date
Part 1 November 26, 2020
Part 2 December 3
Part 3 December 10
Part 4 December 17
Part 5 December 24


New characters

Returning characters


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The manga version of Tataridamashi contains five chapters with the first four included in the third volume and the last one included in the fourth volume.

Chapter Release Date
Part 1-1 February 5, 2021
Part 1-2 February 19
Part 2-1 March 5
Part 2-2 March 19
Part 3-1 April 2
Part 3-2 April 16
Part 4-1 April 30
Part 4-2 May 14
Part 5-1 June 4
Part 5-2 June 18


This manga version has some notable differences:

  • Instead of Chie, the club goes to Satoko's house when they learn Teppei returned. Satoko is shown to have bruises.
  • Keiichi succeeds in giving Satoko a headpat before she bats him away. In the anime, Satoko does it before he touches her.
  • Keiichi's recollection of Tatarigoroshi memories includes Satoko calling him a murderer.
  • When Rika meets Takano, she remembers being killed by her in Minagoroshi.
  • Kasai makes an appearance.
  • A scene is added of Rika talking to Satoko on the phone and telling her to be strong, mirroring Minagoroshi.
  • The Nekodamashi scene with Ooishi's rampage at the festival is depicted here, and differently at that. Rika gets shot during her performance, and Keiichi is present. He attempts to stop Ooishi before getting hit in the head by his bat.