Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou Episode 23

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Satokowashi-hen, Part 6
郷壊し編其ノ六
Story arcSatokowashi-hen
ReleasedMarch 11, 2021
Theme music
Opening themeI believe what you said
Ending themeFukisokusei Entropy
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou Chronology
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Satokowashi-hen, Part 6 (郷壊し編其ノ六 Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 6?) is the twenty-third episode of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou.

Summary

Satoko Houjou asks the being she has been working with for her name, to which she claims she doesn't have one. She asks Satoko to name her. Satoko mumbles in confusion and the being accepts this as a name, calling herself "Eua." Satoko asks Eua about the influence on loopers on each fragment; she is especially interested in why non-loopers sometimes remember events from previous fragments. Eua reveals that her power begins to extend beyond the boundaries of an individual looper if they visit enough fragments, most affecting those closest to the looper.

In an unknown fragment, Teppei Houjou has several nightmares of his death and returns to Hinamizawa. He gives Satoko a box of donuts he won from pachinko and attempts to mend his relationship with her. Later on, Teppei defends Satoko from a group of thugs. Satoko, still afraid of him due to his actions in other fragments, is unable to accept his change of heart.

Characters

Trivia

  • Satoko tells Eua about the difference in her approach to problems compared to Rika, claiming that she takes advantage of her infinite amount of time to create certainty in situations while Rika waits until she finds the perfect situation by chance. This is meant to parallel the pair with the Witch of Certainty, Lambdadelta, and the Witch of Miracles, Bernkastel.