In the twenty years since the Hinamizawa disaster, the small village has
become a literal ghost town. Terrible rumors about the mysterious gas
leak that claimed hundreds of lives have kept even the most curious at
bay. But on this night, fate has led five strangers to the abandoned
mountain hamlet-among them a certain Mion Sonozaki. As the footsteps of
the living echo through the abandoned halls of Furude shrine, the
sleeping demons of Hinamizawa stir once again...
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.