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Time Killing Arc Vol. 1 is the first volume of Yoshiki Tonogai's manga adaptation of Himatsubushi and the seventh overall volume of the manga adaptation of Higurashi When They Cry. The volume was released in English by Yen Press.

Publisher's Summary



When the minister of construction minister's grandson disappears amid protests against the dam project in Hinamizawa, detective Akasaka is sent from the Tokyo Police to investigate. Posing as a tourist, Akasaka becomes fast friends with Rika Furude, and the little girl almost makes him forget that he's on a mission to find a kidnapper! But the sightseeing tour takes a sudden turn when Rika delivers a grave warning: Leave Hinamizawa...before you come to regret it...


Chapter 1: Counsel

Chapter 2: Knight of the Mahjong Table

Chapter 3: Resolve

Chapter 4: Warning



This "Time Killing Arc" is the fourth of the eight-part series, "Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY." it's the last chapter of the first half, unifying the four question arcs.

The series known as "Higurashi" was made in an extremely unfriendly way. If I had to make an analogy, it might be something like eating the tough cuttlefish. It's not cut into bite-sized pieces to make it easier to chew. And this arc is the one that shoves that unfriendliness into the players' faces. Therefore, it's entirely up to the player to figure out how to eat it that might be the only point where the players have a little freedom, despite the game not giving them any options.

In other words, it's just like this manga version. I hope you will chew to your heart's content, this bizarre world told and concluded by Rika Furude.

I am deeply grateful to Tonogai-sensei, who fully depicted the world of the "Time Killing Arc" in a mysterious way. Please enjoy this last chapter of the question arcs in the "Higurashi" world.

Yoshiki Tonogai

Special Thanks

Original Story / Supervisor: Ryukishi07—sensei

07th Storming Party, Webmaster BT—san

Main Partner: M-e-san

Subpartner: Katou-san, Roman-kun

Thanks: Shiozaa—niisan, F-ki-sensei, Mamushi—san, Shinomiya—san, Morizono—san, Kurowashi—san, Kure—san, Hayashi—san

Editors: Nozaki—san, Koizumi—san

Yoshiki Tonogai


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