Watanagashi-hen (綿流し編, lit. Cotton Drifting Chapter) is the second chapter of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Question Arcs and by extension the series. It was released at Comiket 63 on December 29, 2002 and followed by Tatarigoroshi-hen.


~The Most Possibilities~

How was your taste of life in Hinamizawa?
A curse, or a conspiracy... I believe you have fully enjoyed everything and everyone seeming suspicious.
Here at last. It is no surprise attack, but a real, direct incident. Please enjoy it.

The difficulty is lower than Onikakushi, but is extremely vicious.

Plot SummaryEdit

Main article: Watanagashi-hen/Plot Summary

Keiichi Maebara enjoys life in Hinamizawa and has fun playing games with his friends at school. During a chance encounter at a restaurant, he meets Shion Sonozaki, the supposed twin sister of Mion Sonozaki. Keiichi and Shion develop a friendship, and during the Watanagashi Festival they sneak into the ritual storehouse and learn about Hinamizawa's horrible past, soon setting off a chain of events and earning the wrath of Oyashiro-sama's curse.


New characters

Returning characters

Adaptations Edit

Anime Edit

  1. Jealousy (aired: May 2, 2006)
  2. Takano (aired: May 9, 2006)
  3. Lies (aired: May 16, 2006)
  4. Wish (aired: May 23, 2006)

Openings Edit

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