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Tsukiotoshi-hen (憑落し編, lit. Exorcism Chapter) is an extra arc from Higurashi When They Cry first included in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri.

Plot Summary

Main article: Tsukiotoshi/Plot Summary

Keiichi, Rena, and Shion plan to kill Teppei in order to save Satoko, who has been forced to live a difficult life because of him.

The trio have their own agendas, but their goal is the same. Then, on the night of the village festival, the Watanagashi, the three of them lurk in the shadows of a tree...

(Translated from Alchemist's website [archived])


Release History

Original Release

Tsukiotoshi-hen was first released in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri for the PlayStation 2 on February 22, 2007.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui

This arc was rereleased in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui 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.


  • The characters given for Tsukiotoshi (憑落し) can mean "exorcism" with tsuki (, possession by some entity) and otoshi (落し, cleansing).
    However, this is a wordplay, since Tsukiotoshi is generally written as (突き落とし, to push off someone from a height).
    • Tsukiotoshi also refers to a winning move in sumo wrestling in which the attacker drives his opponent down using a thrusting movement on his rib cage or shoulder.