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Summary

Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni, officially translated as "The Unforgiving Flowers Blossom in the Dead of Night" (literally translated as "On the Night the Red Spider Lily Blooms") is a horror manga and visual novel series, created by the creator of the When They Cry series, Ryukishi07 and illustrated by Ichirō Tsunohazu. Higanbana tells a series of short stories in an unamed, presumably elementary school that revolves around numerous rumors and urban legends known as the "Seven Mysteries," and has an overall theme of bullying. Each mystery is represented by a supernatural being or Yokai, that kills anyone who tries to investigate it. Each chapter following a new protagonist, whether it's a bully or victim. An ongoing territory war to determine who ranks the most supreme among the school. Though it follows different protaganists and a new yokai is introduced with each story, the two yokai; Higanbana of the Infirmary and Marie Moriya, a new yokai that takes the "Eighth Mystery," always find a way to be involved with the plot.

Power of the Verse

Though lacking physical and destructive feats, the verse makes up for it greatly with its impressive hax. The Yokai are capable of devouring souls that leaves victims in a terrible state of eternal suffering, Illusion and Dream Manipulation, Existence Erasure, Causality and Acausality, Spatial and Pocket Reality ownership, and having anatomy that defies the laws of physics. The School Yokai are conceptual beings themselves, as they embody the mystery they themselves represent and live as humanity's "shadow." Possibly a step further being higher-dimensional connections and having a similar magic system with its predecessor, Umineko no Naku Koro ni as seen with "Angel of 17 Years" (where the characters Virgilia and Ange write a yaoi novel about "Black Tea Gentleman x Headmaster" and "Takeshi x Hikaru"). Overall, there mystery-based nature makes them difficult to permanently kill.

Regards to Cannon

Higanbana consists a manga of 6 volumes (However only Volumes 1- 4 are translated,) and two Visual Novel - Dai-ichi Yoru and Dai-ni Yoru. The manga is the original but both are canon since they are written by Ryukishi07 and the manga adruptyly unfinished due to the unfortunate passing of its illustrator, Ichirō Tsunohazu.

Supporters/Opponents/Neutral

Supporters

Opponents

Neutral

Characters

School Yokai

  • The Headmaster
  • Izanami, Reaper of the 13th Step
  • Higanbana
  • Azami the Vengeful
  • Kyou of the Mirror
  • Renoir of the Art Room
  • Sumire of the Twilight
  • Marie Moriya

Other Yokai

  • Black Tea Gentleman
  • Sakunoshin
  • Hameln

Start a Discussion Discussions about Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni

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    • A group of psychopaths who are stupid enough to ruin the game and challenge the senate and Auau. Lambda challenged Featherine by herself. I...
    • Ill stop mentioning other RTs, my fault. Im guessing we can say the same thing for auroras "friends" no superiority over lambda or bern?
  • Higanbana speed of light?

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    • Our Higanbana guy pretty much left the wiki, and I'm not too-well versed in it to make a proper observation. Hmm...
    • I guess you do not necessarily need to understand higanbana, just understand my reasoning.
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