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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei

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Three extra chapters were included in a fan disc named Higurashi When They Cry Rei (ひぐらしのなく頃に礼 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei?, When Cicadas Cry Gratitudes), two of which were newly created. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei was released on December 31, 2006.

Saikoroshi-hen (賽殺し編?, “Dice Killing Chapter”) Saikoroshi-hen is an epilogue of Matsuribayashi-hen which takes place two months later, in August 1983. Rika is run over by a truck and wakes up in a totally different world, where none of the tragic events of the main series ever happened: Keiichi is not in Hinamizawa, Rena’s parents did not divorce, the dam project was resolved smoothly, Satoshi did not run away, and neither Satoko nor Rika’s parents died. However the club never formed, meaning Rika has no friends, she gets bullied by Satoko, Hanyū is absent, Rika is not revered as the reincarnation of Oyashiro and the village will soon be submerged underwater. Rika has to choose between staying in that world or killing her own mother, which will enable her to leave that sinless world.

Batsukoishi-hen (罰恋し編?, “Penalty Loving Chapter”) A slapstick dream story in which Keiichi and the Soul Brothers fight against the girls by means of the club punishment games. This chapter was originally an epilogue titled Otsukaresama which came with Meakashi-hen, but it was deemed too irrelevant and silly and was removed from subsequent chapters.[citation needed]

Hirukowashi-hen (昼壊し編?, “Daybreak Chapter”) Hirukowashi-hen is based on Higurashi Daybreak. The main characters are Keiichi Maebara and Rena Ryugu, and this story is set in a parallel world. One day, Rena accidentally swallows something during her usual treasure hunting. According to Rika, the seal of the sacred “Fuwarazu Magatama” pairs were broken and Rena must have accidentally swallowed one of them. The magatama holds mysterious magical powers in which a person that has the red magatama will blindly fall in love with anyone with the white magatama.

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