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Yakusamashi-hen (厄醒し編, lit. Disaster Awakening Chapter) is an arc exclusively featured in the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai anime and takes place between Tsumihoroboshi-hen and Minagoroshi-hen. It was made by request of Ryukishi07 in order to add some important details leading up to Minagoroshi-hen.[1]


  1. Playing Tag (aired: July 13, 2007)
  2. Powerless (aired: July 20, 2007)
  3. Pre-established Harmony (aired: July 27, 2007)
  4. The Great Hinamizawa Disaster (aired: August 3, 2007)


New characters

Returning characters

Comparisons to Similar Arcs


  1. https://www.famitsu.com/anime/news/2007/04/23/681,1177333769,70718,0,0.html. Ryukishi07: "In the second season of the anime, a new episode called Yakusamashi-hen will be added before Minagoroshi-hen. If you know the original, you probably already know, but Minagoroshi-hen, which is one of the big scenarios in the second phase of the anime, is very important. Therefore, we decided to set up a new episode Yakusamashi-hen and enjoy the world view more deeply."