Set in June 1983 in the rural village of Hinamizawa; it has a population of approximately 2000. Keiichi Maebara moves there and makes many friends; Rena Ryuuguu, Mion Sonozaki, Rika Furude and Sotoko Houjou. Hinamizawa may seem like a peaceful and calm town, but not everything is as it seems. Every year, during the annual Watanagashi Festival, one person disappears, and the other is murdered. Keiichi soon becomes involved in this intricate mystery... and solving it will not be easy. He is constantly dogged by extreme paranoia and illusion. But even with these obstacles, the mystery slowly reveals itself.
- "The characters in Higurashi are so cute!"
- "Man, Higurashi scares the living crap out of me."
- "The music in Higurashi fits it really well."