Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Episode 3

Onikakushi-hen, Chapter Three: Suspicion
鬼隠し編 其ノ参 疑心
Story arcOnikakushi-hen
ReleasedApril 18, 2006
Theme music
Opening themeHigurashi no Naku Koro ni
Ending themeWhy, or why not
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Onikakushi-hen, Chapter Three: Suspicion (鬼隠し編 其ノ参 疑心, Onikakushi-hen Sono San – Gishin) is the third episode of the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni anime.


Growing increasingly paranoid, Keiichi Maebara calls in sick for school to avoid his friends and delve deeper into the mysteries of Hinamizawa. Kuraudo Ooishi takes Keiichi to Angel Mort for lunch, and he tells him that all of the victims of Oyashiro's curse are connected to his group of friends. That night, Rena Ryuuguu and Mion Sonozaki visit Keiichi and give him a box of ohagi as part of a club activity. One of the ohagi contains a needle. Keiichi is convinced that Rena and Mion are out to get him. Keiichi arms himself with Satoshi's baseball bat when he returns to school the next day. His friends reveal that Satoshi had displayed similar paranoid behavior before he disappeared.