ABOUT THE "ATONEMENT ARC" WHEN IT WAS BEING WRITTEN
Volume two of the "Atonement Arc" is over, and our story is finally rushing to its climax.
Of all the arcs in Higurashi When They Cry, the "Atonement Arc" has great significance and is a major turning point in the series. In that sense, the next volume, volume three of the "Atonement Arc," may be the one volume of all the volumes of Higurashi that you really won't be able to take your eyes away from. I hope you will continue to have high expectations of the "Atonement Arc" as woven by Suzuragi-sensei's pen!
Now, when I started writing Higurashi, it wasn't very well known. But with the release of the "Eye Opening Arc," the arc right before this arc, it became very popular, and my parents found out about it. So, for the "Atonement Arc," there were some heartwarming and embarrassing episodes during which I got advice from my parents about the story's setting and the like, for my unlearned self, the experience and knowledge of my parents, who had lived more than twice as long as I had, was a powerful weapon.
...Thinking about it, going to other people for advice instead of worrying about things on your own is one of the things Keiichi implored Rena to do in the "Atonement Arc." Maybe I should ave stopped being embarrassed and asked them for more help. I'm grateful to my scientific father,who looked it right up when I asked "How many liters of XXXX would you need to XXX a classroom?" (wry laugh)
Everyone, if there's anything bothering you, please go to your father or mother first.