Tsumihoroboshi (罪滅し編 Tsumihoroboshi-hen, lit. Atonement Chapter), also known as the Atonement Arc in the manga, is the second story arc of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai and the sixth in the overall series. It was released at Comiket 68 on August 14, 2005 and followed by Minagoroshi.

The original release of Tsumihoroboshi includes the previous chapter.


~The First Fall~

- Atonement Chapter -
How Is your reasoning toward the truth coming along?
The next tragedy Is ready for you. Enjoy.
This is a humorous story with a tragic struggle at the end.
The difficulty is zero. You can just enjoy the clowns milling about.

Plot Summary

Main article: Tsumihoroboshi-hen/Plot Summary

This chapter has perspectives switching between Keiichi Maebara and Rena Ryuugu. Rena's divorced dad is dating a new woman, Rina, but when Rina tries to break their family apart, Rena takes it upon herself to solve her problems. Keiichi and the rest of the club do their best to help Rena with the aftermath, and things start spiraling out of control when Rena uncovers a conspiracy.


New Characters

Returning Characters



  1. Happiness (aired: August 29, 2006)
  2. Place to Return (aired: September 5, 2006)
  3. Document 34 (aired: September 12, 2006)
  4. Earth Invasion (aired: September 19, 2006)
  5. Retake (aired: September 26, 2006)

Tsumihoroboshi is the last arc of the 2006 animation, with Retake being the last numbered episode. The 2007 animation premiered with Reunion, an adaptation of a TIP and an epilogue to the Tsumihoroboshi arc proper.



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