Rena has taken extreme measures to protect her and her father's
happiness, but such drastic actions have terrible consequences. When her
friends learn of her crimes, they feel no revulsion toward Rena, but
rather a sense of regret that they hadn't been able to help her and
avert this tragedy. But even if they had sensed Rena's desperation,
would her classmates' pity have transformed itself from sentiment into
action? Hadn't they had the same opportunity to prevent tragedy a year
earlier, when Satoshi Hojo was suffering abuse at home, and failed to
prevent his desperate act of murdering his aunt? How much can Rena
afford to trust in a place like Hinamizawa?
Ryukishi07 leapt into the spotlight with HIGURASHI NO NAKU KORO NI which was originally conceived as a series of visual novels and later adapted into the popular manga and anime franchise.