Higurashi When They Cry: Abducted by Demons Arc, Vol. 1
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Higurashi When They Cry: Abducted by Demons Arc, Vol. 1

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by Karin Suzuragi, Ryukishi07
     
 

Life couldn't be better for Keiichi Maebara. Sure, he's moved to a sleepy, little town where nothing happens and high school consists of a one-room schoolhouse - but his new friends and fellow students are all cute girls! When he happens upon a story about a grisly local murder, however, his contentment turns to uneasiness as he finds himself drawn into a web of

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Overview

Life couldn't be better for Keiichi Maebara. Sure, he's moved to a sleepy, little town where nothing happens and high school consists of a one-room schoolhouse - but his new friends and fellow students are all cute girls! When he happens upon a story about a grisly local murder, however, his contentment turns to uneasiness as he finds himself drawn into a web of silent intrigue that involves his newfound friends...and threatens his very existence.

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In this adaptation of a popular computer game, teenager Keiichi Maebara has recently moved to the small, isolated village of Hinamizawa. He becomes friends with a group of flirtatious girls and settles into the daily life, becoming especially close to Rena. However, he suspects that the girls are hiding a dark secret when he finds out that every year, on the same day, one villager dies and one disappears. Is there a curse, or are the villagers behind the murders and the disappearances? Even worse, could Keiichi's charming friends be demons? The story starts out quietly, but the horror steadily builds, aided by the expressive illustrations. In one memorable part, the black-and-white pages give way to a color insert in which Rena's wide-eyed smile becomes a vicious scowl. Some of the violent murders are graphically depicted, and one girl's character is mainly defined by her pride in her large bosom.-Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759529830
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
11/18/2008
Series:
Higurashi When They Cry Series, #1
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
176,694
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

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.

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