Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou Episode 7
|Watadamashi-hen, Part 3|
|Released||November 12, 2020|
|Opening theme||I believe what you said|
|Ending theme||God Syndrome|
|Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou Chronology|
Watadamashi-hen, Part 3 (綿騙し編其ノ参, Cotton-Deceiving Chapter, Part 3) is the seventh episode of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou.
Keiichi Maebara, Shion Sonozaki, and Miyo Takano look around the Saiguden. Miyo recites an old story about Onigafuchi, culminating in the modern-day worship of Oyashiro. Jirou Tomitake keeps watch outside but rushes in after Shion accidentally knocks over and breaks a statue of Oyashiro. Jirou determines that the statue had already been broken well beforehand and the group leaves. Jirou and Miyo leave and Shion playfully warns Keiichi to keep quiet about where they had been.
Keiichi meets up with Rika Furude, Rena Ryuuguu, and Mion Sonozaki. Rika asks if Keiichi saw her dance and he claims it was flawless, though the others are suspicious of this answer as Rika made a specific mistake during the dance that Keiichi was unaware of. Mion asks if Keiichi ran into Shion, Miyo, or Jirou, and Keiichi claims he did not.
Later, Keiichi runs into detective Ooishi Kuraudo. Ooishi also asks if Keiichi saw Miyo or Jirou, which he again denies. Ooishi reveals that he saw the four of them at the Saiguden and leaves. That night, Shion calls Keiichi and informs him that Miyo and Jirou stole one of the festival trucks and disappeared shortly after the festival. Shion is fearful that the pair were targeted by the curse of Oyashiro for breaking into the Saiguden and worries that she and Keiichi are similarly in danger.
The next day, June 20th, Keiichi learns that the town mayor, Kiichirou Kimiyoshi, has gone missing. Keiichi tries to clandestinely tell Rika about the his trip to the Saiguden, causing Rika to break her pretense and reveal her belief that this time loop is already doomed.