Nekodamashi-hen

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Nekodamashi-hen
WriterRyukishi07
Arc TypeAnime
ReleasedJanuary 7, 2021
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou Chronology
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Nekodamashi-hen (猫騙し編 Cat Deceiving Chapter?) is the fourth arc of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou. Nekodamashi-hen is unique in that it features several different fragments instead of a single one.

Media

Episodes

Deaths and Disappearances

All deaths and disappearances are listed only as they are told in Nekodamashi-hen and apply only for the individual arc, not the overall series.

Deaths

  • Rika Furude, burned to death by Mamoru Akasaka, June 1983 (loop one).
  • Mamoru Akasaka, committed suicide by implosion June 1983 (loop one).
  • Rika Furude, beheaded by Akane Sonozaki, June 15, 1983 (loop two).
  • Unnamed Sonozaki loyalist, stabbed by Akane Sonozaki, June 15, 1983 (loop two).
  • Mion Sonozaki, beheaded by Akane Sonozaki, June 15, 1983 (loop two).
  • Rika Furude, drowned by Kiichirou Kimiyoshi, June 21, 1983 (loop three).
  • Rika Furude, beaten to death by Keiichi Maebara, June 15, 1983 (loop four).
  • Unnamed Angel Mort employees, beaten to death by Keiichi Maebara, June 15, 1983 (loop four).
  • Satoko Houjou, beaten to death by Keiichi Maebara, June 15, 1983 (loop four).
  • Rena Ryuuguu, beaten to death by Keiichi Maebara, June 15, 1983 (loop four).
  • Rika Furude, has her innards ripped out by Satoko Houjou, June 12, 1983 (loop five).
  • Satoko Houjou, shot by Miyo Takano (flashback loop).
  • Rena Ryuuguu, shot by Miyo Takano (flashback loop).
  • Mion Sonozaki, shot by Miyo Takano (flashback loop).
  • Shion Sonozaki, shot by Miyo Takano (flashback loop).

Trivia

  • There are several fragments depicted in Nekodamashi-hen.
    • The first episode opens with events similar to the preceding arc Tataridamashi-hen. After this point, Rika promises to commit suicide if she cannot escape Hinamizawa after five loops.
    • The second episode features Rika failing to solve four of her promised five loops:
      • She is killed by Mamoru Akasaka in the first.
      • She is killed by Akane Sonozaki in the second.
      • She is killed by Kiichirou Kimiyoshi in the third.
      • She is killed by Keiichi Maebara in the fourth.
    • Rika fails the fifth loop in the third episode, wherein she is killed by Satoko Houjou.
    • An indeterminate previous fragment is shown in the fourth episode.
  • Similar to Himatsubushi-hen, the fourth arc of the original Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Nekodamashi-hen features the return of Mamoru Akasaka.