Higurashi When They Cry Beyond Midnight Arc Vol. 1 & 2 Story by Ryukishi 07 Art by Mimori
Hinamizawa: a long abandoned, remote village shrouded in mystery. When Otobe awakens in a forest near he soon comes across sword-wielding Mion. Things continue spiral outward into the bizarre and it will be up to Otobe and his new companions to piece it all together.
Based on the Higurashi visual novel (text driven video games) franchise and serialized in Monthly G Fantasy. Higurashi When They Cry Beyond Midnight Arc is part of a much larger series of comics yet prior familiarity with the franchise is certainly not necessary. The work does well on its own.
The artwork is eye-pleasing as well as distinct and the story flows well. The title is impossible to put down once started being filled with constant twists and turns yet never to the point of excess. The cast is well developed. In conclusion the title is well-crafted and the perfect blend of mystery and horror.
Higurashi When They Cry Beyond Midnight Arc is available in North America in print from Yen Press and digitally from Square Enix.