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Matsuribayashi-hen
祭囃し編
Information
Original VN Release Date August 13, 2006
Translated VN Release Date(s)
  • July 15, 2010 (Worldwide)
  • May 25, 2012 (France)
  • May 14, 2020 (Steam)
  • Anime Air Date(s) October 8 - December 17, 2007
    Manga Release Date(s) Japanese
  • January 22, 2009
  • June 22, 2009
  • December 22, 2009
  • August 21, 2010
  • December 22, 2010
  • April 22, 2011
  • August 22, 2011
    English
  • June 2013
  • October 2013
  • January 2014
  • April 2014
  • Light Novel Release Date(s)
  • November 2008
  • December 2008
  • January 2009
  • Platform
  • PC
  • Nintendo DS
  • PS Vita
  • PlayStation 3
  • Nintendo Switch
  • PlayStation 4
  • Previous Arc Minagoroshi-hen
    Following Arc Saikoroshi-hen

    Matsuribayashi-hen (祭囃し編, Festival Accompanying Chapter) is the answer arc for the entire series of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. The game was released on August 13, 2006 as the final arc in the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai series. It is mostly told from the viewpoint of Furude Rika, as well as her other friends. Matsuribayashi-hen follows Minagoroshi-hen and precedes Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei, beginning with Saikoroshi-hen. The story resolves the remaining questions, and because of the renewed determination of Furude Hanyū at the end of Minagoroshi-hen, she is now a physical character in this world. All the characters gather together in order to defeat the villain and smash the fates of June 1983.
    Matsuribayashi-hen TIPS

    Anime Episodes

    Disappearances and Deaths

    All deaths and disappearances are listed only as they are told in Matsuribayashi-hen. Spoilers are only for the individual arc, not the overall series. The following deaths are presumed to have occurred in all the previous worlds as well.

    Deaths

    Question Arcs

    Matsuribayashi-hen effectively answers a majority of the questions left open such as what has happened with Hōjō Satoshi.

    Secret Ending

    If the game was beaten once, one can reach a secret ending by unlocking piece #52. For this, one must again go to the chapter where the pieces are connected with each other (e.g. by using Scenario jump to section Connecting pieces) and view them in the following order (i.e. first selecting the top left scene of screen 2, then the top second left scene of screen 3, etc.):

    Screen 1:

    21  23  29  13
    11  19  26  34
    

    Screen 2:

     3   8  24   7
    10  22  27  33
    

    Screen 3:

     6   5  14  37
    39  25   4  12
    

    Screen 4:

    35   1   9  20
    17  15  32  31
    

    Screen 5:

    38  36  28  40
    30  18  16   2
    

    Screen 6:

    42  41  48  43
    44  45  46  47
    

    Screen 7:

    49  50  51  52
    

    In this ending, the conditions for the rise of the villain are eliminated, thus preventing the events of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni from unfolding. This secret ending is shown at the end of the last episode of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, with Frederica Bernkastel appearing to Tanashi Miyoko and offering her a choice between life and death.


    Everyone has a right to pursue a happy life.
    The difficult part is to be given that right.




    Everyone has a right to pursue a happy life.
    The difficult part is to fulfill that right.




    I too have a right to pursue a happy life.
    The difficult part is to work out a compromise for that right.

    Frederica Bernkastel

    Game Arcs
    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Onikakushi-henWatanagashi-henTatarigoroshi-henHimatsubushi-hen
    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Meakashi-henTsumihoroboshi-henMinagoroshi-henMatsuribayashi-hen
    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei Saikoroshi-henBatsukoishi-henHirukowashi-hen
    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri Taraimawashi-henTsukiotoshi-henMiotsukushi-hen
    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Someutsushi-henKagebōshi-henYoigoshi-henTokihogushi-henKotohogushi-hen
    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui Hajisarashi-hen
    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hō Higurashi OutbreakKamikashimashi-henHinamizawa Teiryūjo
    Anime Arcs
    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Onikakushi-henWatanagashi-henTatarigoroshi-henHimatsubushi-hen

    Meakashi-henTsumihoroboshi-henNekogoroshi-hen

    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Yakusamashi-henMinagoroshi-henMatsuribayashi-hen
    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei Hajisarashi-henSaikoroshi-henHirukowashi-hen
    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira Batsukoishi-henAyakashisenshi-henMusubienishi-henYumeutsushi-hen
    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku Higurashi Outbreak
    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gō Onidamashi-henWatadamashi-henTataridamashi-henNekodamashi-henSatokowashi-hen
    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu Oniakashi-henWataakashi-henTatariakashi-henKagurashi-hen
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