In this year’s twelfth issue of the magazine Monthly Big Gangan from the publisher Square enix, debuted the first chapter of the new spin-off manga written and illustrated by Seigo Tokiya, and supervised by Ryukishi07, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei: Hoshi Watashi-hen. This new manga has the particularity that it is carried out by the children of the protagonists of the original work, as its synopsis describes:
«The setting for “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei: Hoshi Watashi-hen” is the village of Hinamizawa in the first year of the Reiwa Era (2019). Keitaro, son of Keiichi Maehara, moves from Tokyo to Hinamizawa and enjoys his new life with Kihiro, son of Rena Ryuuguu, Sakiko, daughter of Satoko Houjou, and Tamaki, daughter of Mion Sonozaki. One day, Keitaro meets a mysterious girl named Inori at school and wonders about her mysterious behavior. And then a mysterious girl who calls herself Kururu also comes into contact with Keitaro …»
The first season of the franchise’s new project premiered in Japan in October 2020 and featured a total of twenty-four episodes, followed by a fifteen-episode second season released in July 2021, with Funimation in charge of its distribution in the West. Finally, the series is based entirely on a set of visual novels whose first installment was released in Japan in 2002. From there multiple adaptations to manga, anime and live-action projects started. It should be remembered that the video game for smartphones Higurashi When They Cry Mei is available in the catalog of QooApp on this link.
Synopsis of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu
Rika Furude and Satoko Houjou are best friends who have lived in the small town of Hinamizawa for their entire lives. Together with her other friends, they spend every day together, and every moment is filled with fun and laughter. However, when Rika and Satoko begin to grow older, they both are presented with a life-changing opportunity. Rika is determined to follow her dreams and wants Satoko to be by her side. Although Satoko has doubts, she decides to go down that road with Rika. However, the realization of his dream opens a gap between them.
This causes the girls to live in completely different worlds, with Rika enjoying her new life and making new friends as Satoko becomes increasingly isolated. Satoko longs to go back to the nostalgic days of Hinamizawa and despairs wishing things would change. Just when she’s on the edge, an encounter with a supernatural entity changes Satoko’s perception and imparts new revelations about her best friend Rika. So begins your journey to achieve the future you want, by all means.
Source: Comic Natalie
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