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Higurashi When They Cry: Cotton Drifting Arc, Vol. 1 (Higurashi When They Cry Manga Japanese Numbering #3)

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You've already met Keiichi Maebara and his mischievous friends in the Abducted by Demons Arc. But Oyashiro-sama's curse is poised to strike anew in Hinamizawa village. When Keiichi spots tomboy Mion working at a maid café, he can hardly believe his eyes! But it's not Mion after all - it's her identical twin sister, Shion. Keiichi's never heard of this "twin sister" before ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 12th 2009 by Yen Press (first published December 22nd 2005)
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Listening to the soundtrack while I read this really gives it a more sinister feeling, like the show.

Dang it, I want to watch the anime again now.
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
So we have a new character: Mion's twin sis Shion. With this one we have a new arc and the other characters returning. Of course its short lived charming-ness has to end and the creepy tone returns. This series is really weird and creepy and I want to keep reading. This series is just that. And I kind of like Shion but Mion's awesome too. And what's with anime, manga and maid uniforms?
Oct 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I have to say, I've been waiting for this manga for a very long time. I'd heard about this series a few years ago before it was released into the US & hoped that eventually someone would bring us the whole Higurashi line- the manga, anime & the games that started it all. While we didn't get the games (yet), we do have the other two.

This arc starts off with the appearance that the previous arc's events seemingly never happened. Keiichi & the gang are enjoying their idyllic lifestyle i
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
It was the first horror I read out of all the manga and I became permanently addicted to horror genre afterwards
Jan 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
It's best not to explain the book itself, but rather the whole series, as it's very hard to summarize anything with this series. The basic premise is that a boy, Keiichi Maebara, moves to a small village called Hinamizawa in the summer of 1983. There he meets and befriends a group of four girls. He has more fun with his new friends than he has in his entire lifetime, but all too soon, a secret of the village comes to light and shatters the peace. Evey year for the last four years, on the night o ...more
Mar 01, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: age-ya, manga, horror, 2010
Keichi has recently moved to an idyllic village, and he has a lot of fun playing games with his new friends. One in particular, Mion, is a bit of a tomboy, but Keichi considers her his best friend. Then he goes to a Japanese version of Hooters in the city with his father and sees Mion serving tables. But is it Mion? She claims her name is Shion and she's Mion's twin sister, but none of Mion's friends have ever met Shion. Keichi thinks this is just Mion playing a joke on him and is impressed with ...more
Sep 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another rating: 8/10

This one was better than first one. Characters, especially certain girls, got more developmnet, probably because it was longer than first arc.
Creepiness in this was great, that ending was purely awesome
Also SO MANY DAMN QUESTIONS!! I need answers!!!
Here I was, thinking I was reading the first book in the series when really it's the third volume and only the first part of an arc. Damn you, poorly labeled cover! If it were actually the first book I'd probably be a touch less confused. As it was, I wound up Googling the series and reading it from there because I kept confusing all the characters. I'm still confused, needless to say. I'll probably wind up just watching the anime as it seems to be a bit difficult for me to find the whole manga ...more
K. O'Bibliophile
Feb 03, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This book prominently displays the "1" for its arc, but in teeny-tiny print is the actual volume number: 3. I am sure I'm not the only only fooled into thinking they were starting a series with this volume.

I was already familiar with the idea of the Higurashi series, where it "restarts" itself to follow a new murder. This volume, however, only broaches the subject or even comes close in the last chapter; all previous chapters are inane shoujo moe harem fluff.

I was promised something dark and cre
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
So in this arc, it's as if the events of the first arc had never happened. Keiichi meets Mion's twin sister.

I found this book a little bit less interesting than the other ones because expect some parts of it, it seemed to be an average ecchi manga (which I hate). I still enjoyed having a different point of view of this story, but yeah. I really could have done without the awkward sexual jokes...

Rena is the best in this book (again). I really like how she stands up for Mion and her general girl
Oct 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is the first manga series I have read. The first two were good, but I hate how Keiichi Maebara always get hurts and dies. He is the only guy in school with a bunch of girls. He is kind to them because they are his friends, the only ones who accepted them into their group.
Feb 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Although it's not the first or last book in the series, it was great read and leaves one wanting more.
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sebenarnya ga rela nagsih bintang 5. Tapi yaa... mau gimana lagi? Berhubung endingnya berhasil bikin saia membatu. -____-
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
one of my fave mangas still need to get the other books
Hope Burton
Jan 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Review is on my blog, Tsundoku Books.
Logan Simpson
Jun 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
I absolutely love this series! Horror manga always manages to freak me out and this story arc is well on its' way to freaking me out!
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Higurashi When They Cry Manga Japanese Numbering (1 - 10 of 37 books)
  • Higurashi When They Cry: Abducted by Demons Arc, Vol. 1
  • Higurashi When They Cry: Abducted by Demons Arc, Vol. 2
  • Higurashi When They Cry: Cotton Drifting Arc, Vol. 2
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  • Higurashi When They Cry: Curse Killing Arc, Vol. 2
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