|Orignal Release Date||July 7, 2010|
|Number of Chapters||14|
Tsubamegaeshi-hen (燕返し編, Swallow Counter Chapter) is a manga only arc and part of the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Jan series. The story is told from the viewpoint of Maebara Keiichi who plays mahjong with the club and slowly going crazy as he finds out more about the dark side of Hinamizawa.
Just like in every other worlds, the Hinamizawa School club plays games after the classes are over. However, in this world, thanks to Keiichi's requests, the club starts to play mahjong as the main game. During the mahjong battles (where Keiichi always loses) Keiichi becomes more and more stressed which twists the events: Keiichi becomes suspicious of his friends through the mahjong battles and starts to show the symptoms of the Hinamizawa Syndrome.
Fortunately, Irie Kyōsuke, notices the changes in Keiichi's behavior and starts to treat him with the C-120 medicine thus preventing the events of Onikakushi-hen to play out. Keiichi however, befriends with various people through his passion towards mahjong. These people are Takano Miyo, Ōishi Kuraudo and Akasaka Mamoru who reveal the history of Onigafuchi and the series of mysterious deaths to Keiichi which makes the situation even worse. After finding out the deaths of Takano Miyo and Tomitake Jirō on the night of the Watanagashi Festival Keiichi reaches the Level 5 stage of the Hinamizawa Syndrome which starts the tragic events of Tsubamegaeshi-hen.
Chapter 1: NightmareEdit
Chapter 2: SuspicionEdit
Chapter 3: AdviceEdit
Chapter 4: MeansEdit
Chapter 5: Seeing ThroughEdit
Chapter 6: CurseEdit
Chapter 7: CheatingEdit
Chapter 8: IllusionEdit
Chapter 9: DeterminationEdit
Chapter 10: DistrustEdit
Chapter 11: DiseaseEdit
Chapter 12: InspirationEdit
Chapter 13: FateEdit
Chapter 14: Cherished DesireEdit
Disappearances and DeathsEdit
All deaths and disappearances are listed only as they are told in Tsubamegaeshi-hen. Spoilers are only for the individual arc, not the overall series.
- Tomitake Jirō, died from blood loss after he clawed out his own throat on the night of the Watanagashi Festival.
- Takano Miyo, strangled to death and burned in an oil drum.
- Irie Kyōsuke, shot in the back by a sniper in the forest around Hinamizawa.
- Furude Rika, captured after leaving the Saiguden, her gutted out corpse was found in front of the Furude Shrine the day after.
- Maebara Keiichi, scratched his neck until he tore his arteries and bled to death in the Saiguden.
- Every villager of Hinamizawa, died from volcanic gas poisoning during the Great Hinamizawa Disaster.
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