Spoilers discussion topic for Chapter 1: Onikakushi of Higurashi When They Cry. Chapter 1 refers to volumes 1 and 2 of the manga, and episodes 1-4 of the first anime series.
This topic is intended for people who have finished the entirety of Higurashi and wish to discuss this chapter in light of future events. For those who have yet to finish Higurashi in its entirety, please tread carefully, because there will be untagged spoilers! Please tag references to outside works with the [spoiler] tag, with adequate context provided in parenthesis.
For those who have yet to finish the series and wish to discuss the story up to this point, please visit our Spoiler-Free discussion topic.
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