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Nomura is a character and the primary antagonist in the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni series, and a member of the 'Tokyo' organization. She first appears after Koizumi dies in Shouwa 56(1981) and confronts Takano Miyo about the future of her research on the Hinamizawa Syndrome.
Her true motive is to have the Old Koizumi faction in Tokyo fall down due to the Great Hinamizawa Disaster and the research project becoming a mess afterwards. She is shown to be a skilled manipulator of emotions, using Takano's grief and acting as though she understands in order to gain her trust and become the new backing up of the research institution.
When the GHD occurs, Nomura promises Takano that she will be allotted a new research facility elsewhere and that she will be able to research as much as she pleases- however, Takano has her doubts as well and figures that she will probably be disposed of by the SDF one day (it is arguable that this is just a paranoid thought of hers as this was only articulated upon in late Matsuribayashi-hen).
Nomura has been purposely plotting for Takano to make the GHD happen in order to make the Alphabet Project become questioned and ultimately have the Old Koizumi, Chiba and Okuno faction fall. She is not using her real name with negotiations and has several nicknames that she uses with different people i.e. speaking to the Chief Cabinet Secretary as 'Maizawa', etc.
Although Takano bribed the Yamainu enough money to have them assist her in carrying out the GHD, it seems as though Okonogi is in direct contact with Nomura (under the codename 'Cuckoo') and is directly influenced by her as evidence by the 'backup scenario' (involving Takano committing suicide under the pretense of a 'gunfight breaking out') he presents to Takano during Matsuribayashi-hen.
Role in Kira
Besides appearing physically in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Nomura also appears in the second episode of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira, where she is one of the four generals of the magic-using society, Tokyo Magika.
She, along with the other three generals attacked the storage of the Furude Shrine in an effort to steal the magic power created by the malice contained within the torture devices that were put away. The parallell version of Rika attempted to stop them but was unable to summon power sufficient enough to prevent the storage building from being destroyed by the generals and the devices from bring scattered everywhere and becoming Ritual Tool Devils.
Near the end of the episode, Nomura gets word of Takano's defeat and laughs about it stating how foolish Takano was despite having talked a big game. She, Tetsuro Okonogi and Teppei Hojo declare that, for the sake of Tokyo Magika, they would definitely make plans and try many times to defeat Oyashiro Rika.
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