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This article is about a character in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.
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Une ((うね)) is a mysterious young girl. She appears exclusively in Kamikashimashi-hen.


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An unfortunate girl who happened to be in Hinamizawa while a tragedy.was brewing. Was she unhappy because she was in Hinamizawa that day? Or maybe it's because she met them...

(Translated from the official 07th Expansion website.)

Appearance

Une has light blue hair tied into two pigtails and wears a midnight blue dress. In her goddess form, she wears a black and purple leotard with long white sleeves. She also gets a yellow ring resting on top of her head.

Personality

Une is nervous a lot but is also nice. Once she reveals her true self, she starts cackling and acting very sadistic. She also says "super" a lot.

Background

Une's people have a long history of destroying planets, with Une being the last of her kind. She came to Earth with the intent of spreading her virus throughout humanity and receiving nourishment.

Story

Kamikashimashi-hen

Une is first introduced when the club heads to Okinomiya and helps rescue them from some villagers. The club becomes acquainted with Une and lives with her in her safehouse before leaving for the Sonozaki stronghold. Rika and Hanyuu soon discover that Une is actually a higher being, who, like Hanyuu, can spread her influence throughout humanity. In this form she is referred to using katakana, ウネ.

Une is the carrier of a "virus" that may be able to combat Hinamizawa Syndrome, and so the club escorts her to the Sononzaki stronghold while Takano tries to capture her and ultimately fails. Une is studied and her blood is used to make a vaccine that is distributed throughout the world. However, Une reveals her nature as a "god"—a supernatural entity much like Hanyuu and that this was all a plot to take over the world. She infects humanity with her deadly killer virus; soon consuming all of it for her own needs. Rika undoes her plan by killing herself and resetting the timeline.

In the renewed timeline, the club finds Une at Okinomiya and forces her and Tamura to join the club activities; where Une is made to do a punishment game along with the other gods in order to atone for her crimes and learn to get along with her fellow gods.

Trivia

  • Une's human form is commonly known as Sai to English-speaking fans. However, this is a mistranslation. When Une is first introduced, the hiragana pronunciation for Une (采) is presented in parentheses (うね), which wound up translated by xPearse as "Sai (Une)". The official 07th Expansion website displays the correct translation of 采 as Une.

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