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Tokihogushi-hen (解々し編, lit. Unraveling Chapter) is a console-exclusive arc first included in the third volume of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna. It is the third arc in the Advanced Story saga, followed by Miotsukushi-hen in the fourth volume of Kizuna.


Autumn, 1982. Tomoe Minai was transferred to the Kakiuchi Police Station as a semi-career member of the National Police Agency. One day, Tomoe happens to learn of a mysterious death that occurred in Ibaraki Prefectural Police precinct, where she used to work, and is approached by Nagisa Ozaki, a girl she knows well, to start an investigation. Then, after learning that Nagisa and the victim were deeply involved in an assault case that took place in a certain school, she visits Hinamizawa Village, the new school of the perpetrator, a girl named Reina Ryuugu. The mystery of Hinamizawa village and the existence of the "Oyashiro-sama" are explained by Ooishi, an old detective with whom Tomoe has a close relationship. She also witnesses the "other side" of Reina, who is supposed to be living a peaceful life...

(Translated from Entergram's Higurashi Hou website.)

Plot Summary

Main article: Tokihogushi/Plot Summary

In 1982, after Rena Ryuugu assaults several students and blames it on the doings of Oyashiro-sama, Nagisa Ozaki struggles with the sadness and anger of knowing her former friend could commit such a horrible act. When one of Rena's victims is found murdered later, Tomoe Minai investigates and inspects Rena's hometown of Hinamizawa, encountering friends both old and new.


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Release History

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna

This arc was first released in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Volume III on May 29, 2009 for the Nintendo DS.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui

This arc was included in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui alongside the entire Advanced Story, released on March 12, 2015 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou included this arc and was released on July 26, 2018 for the Nintendo Switch and January 24, 2019 for the PlayStation 4.