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Higurashi When They Cry Manga Volume 1

3 star rating out of 5
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SKU: 9780759529830

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About Higurashi When They Cry Manga Volume 1

Higurashi: When They Cry Manga Volume 1 covers part 1 of the Abducted by Demons arc and features story by Ryukishi07 and art by Karin Suzuragi.

Keiichi Maebara has just moved to a seemingly peaceful new town. He's making friends and generally enjoying his life until one day he learns of a grisly murder that took place in the little village. His friends won't give him any details, which only adds to Keiichi's uneasiness. After learning at the town's annual festival that a death has occurred on that night every year for the past four years, Keiichi is drawn into a web of intrigue to help unravel the mystery of these murders. Things only get more dangerous when he learns that some of his new friends may be involved!


  • Publisher: YEN PRESS
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
  • Themes: School Life, Supernatural
  • Age Rating: 16+
  • Release Date: 11/30/2008
  • Page Count: 192
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

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Definitely play the game first!


This was a decent follow-up to the visual novel, but I would not suggest just reading the book by itself.

A lot of things are confusing, especially the scene with Rika and the futon during the festival. I would have had no idea what was going on if I had not played the game first.

I have no qualms about the art, as some others have mentioned, but some of the pictures could have maybe more detail. This does line up with my previous problem, about some things not being intuitive. Someone unfamiliar with the series will probably have a problem, here. I do realize they are trying to compress the story to fit into book-form, but I think it could have been done a little better.