Volume 14 (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni)

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Meakashi-hen
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Volume4 (14)
Chapters17-21 (42-62)
ReleasedJune 21, 2008
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Meakashi-hen (ひぐらしのなく頃に目明し編, When the Cicadas Cry: Eye Opening Chapter) Volume 4 is the fourteenth volume of the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni manga as well as the fourth and final volume of the Meakashi-hen story arc.


Author's Note


As you have seen, the "Eye Opening Arc" is placed opposite the "Cotton Drifting Arc." That being the case, I think it would be interesting in many ways if you would take a look at this one after you've read the "Cotton Drifting Arc."

When I did the original, one arc would come out every six months, so there was a two-year period between the second arc, the "Cotton Drifting Arc," and the fifth arc, the "Eye Opening Arc."

During that time, I received a lot of e-mails from readers who had seen the "Cotton Drifting Arc" and were writing their messages under the assumption that Mion was the murderer, so I remember it being a very long two years where I was thinking, "Argh, I wanna publish the 'Eye Opening Arc' soon and clear Mion's name!" Now that I've been able to clear up the false charges against Mion, I'm a little relieved (laugh).

The suspicions about the dark side of the village that center around the Sonozaki family will be carried over into the next story, the "Atonement Arc." I hope you will all continue to enjoy the mysteries of Hinamizawa in the answer arcs of "Higurashi When They Cry."

Original story, supervisor: Ryukishi07