The Soul Brothers (ソウルブラザー Sōruburazā), or The Elite Four (暗黒四天王Ankoku Shiten'nō, lit. Four Dark Heavenly Kings), is a group that appears multiple times in the Higurashi franchise, mostly in After-parties and other comedy-centered scenarios. They mostly deal with lewd fantasies.
The members of this group are:
- Maebara "K" Keiichi
- Tomitake "Tommy" Jirō
- Irie "Iri" Kyōsuke
- Ōishi "Cloud" Kuraudo
Visual NovelThe Soul Brothers were first introduced in the mini-game Renapan, available as a bonus of Onikakushi-hen (removed in Mangagamer's version). At this time, the only members were Keiichi, Tomitake and Ōishi, Irie joined them later, simply because we didn't know him yet.
They later appear during Himatsubushi-hen's after party, assisting K's ultimate form, protected by the cover of darkness.