Ryukishi07 leapt into the spotlight with HIGURASHI NO NAKU KORO NI which was originally conceived as a series of visual novels and later adapted into the popular manga and anime franchise.
The truth of the serial murders in Hinamizawa is revealed at last in the final arc of the bestselling series! When her parents are killed in a terrible train accident, a young Miyo Takano is sent to live at an orphanage deep in the mountains. Little does she know that her parents' deaths are just the beginning of her hell; the institution is run by a group of greedy, cruel men who care nothing for the grief-stricken girl. Subjected to abuses beyond imagining, Miyo and her roommates plan to escape, despite rumors of the terrible punishments that befell past runaways...
The Curse Killing Arc...The Time Killing Arc...As each incarnation of the terrible events in Hinamizawa unfolds, Rika Furude must watch as her friends descend into madness and despair, knowing the only fate that awaits her is death. With the unique ability to see all of these worlds, Rika desperately searches for the common links between them that will help her stop the cycle and give her and her friends a happy future beyond June 1983. But with less than a month before the cotton drifting in her current life, will Rika be able to change destiny in time?
Over the course of a hundred years, Rika relived her brutal murder over and over again through countless fragments before finding the world where she could live in peace. But even without the threat of certain death hanging over her head, this world is fraught with dangers. After she's in a terrible accident, Rika wakes up to find herself in the nurse's office--however she's not in her peaceful new world, but rather in an alternate June 1983! Will Rika manage to find a way back to her ideal fragment?! The thrilling continuation of Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY!
Beatrice is dead, her soul shattered by Battler at her own request. Though her body sits across the chessboard, she is no more than a husk of the laughing, impulsive witch she once was. Lambdadelta is more than happy to preside over the fifth game, and Bernkastel willingly steps in for Battler as he takes his leave to collect his thoughts. But two witches can cause all manner of mischief when left to their own devices, especially when they care as little for rules as Lambdadelta...
As detective-and-witch Erika targets all logical errors, Battler charges in head-on as their duel reaches its end. The relationships between Jouji and Shannon, Jessica and Kanon, as well as Battler and Beatrice are also put to the test!
Two Beatrices appear...but Beatrice is supposed to be dead! Marisa adores the witch, while Jessica disagrees. As the girls have their say, new truths are revealed.