|Released||December 26, 2007|
|Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Chronology|
Utsutsukowashi-hen (現壊し編, Reality Breaking Chapter) is a manga-only prequel to Meakashi-hen. The story focuses on Shion Sonozaki at her all-girl school. A new character named Mizuho Kosaka is introduced. The story was abandoned after three chapters with no further planned updates.
- 01 (34). Utsutsukowashi-hen: Volume 1
- Utsutsukowashi-hen is curiously subtitled as Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai (ひぐらしのなく頃に解) instead of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai (ひぐらしのなく頃に怪) as all previous Kai titles are written. The kanji 解 refers to mysteries while the typical kanji 怪 refers to answers.