2.963 out of 5 from 11 votes
Long ago, Jina’s ancestors killed a giant serpent that was bound for heaven in order to eat its flesh and stop a person from dying. Their deed did not go unpunished, for the serpent cursed the family and promised that one person of each generation would be killed by those closest to them. Unfortunately for young Jina, she may be next in line for this tragic role...
The year is 1983 and the place is Hinamizawa, a sleepy countryside village far from the rest of civilization. Keiichi has just moved to the town with his parents and quickly makes new friends in Rena, Mion and a few other girls. But soon Keiichi discovers that there’s a hidden, brutally violent and murderous past to Hinamizawa that its residents keep secretive to outsiders. As he investigates the town’s troubled past, Keiichi begins to realize that those who are close to him may not be as they seem…
Higurashi is MUCH, MUCH BETTER than Two Will Come, but both have the same sort of undertone: someone is going to die, what will happen next? Both are supernatural and slow moving but have various twists. Consider Higurashi a strong rec for TWC, not necessarily the other way around, but decent enough of a rec to bring up.