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Umineko no Naku Koro ni

Umineko no Naku Koro ni

Alternative Titles

English: Umineko: When They Cry
Synonyms: When They Cry 3, When the Seagulls Cry, When They Cry - Seagulls
Japanese: うみねこのなく頃に

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2009 to Dec 24, 2009
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.481 (scored by 43120 users)
Ranked: #15052
Popularity: #241
Members: 86,654
Favorites: 1,611
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Considered as the third installment in the highly popular "When They Cry" series by 07th Expansion, Umineko no Naku Koro ni takes place on the island of Rokkenjima, owned by the immensely wealthy Ushiromiya family. As customary per year, the entire family is gathering on the island for a conference that discusses the current financial situations of each respective person. Because of the family head's poor health, this year involves the topic of the head of the family's inheritance and how it will be distributed.

However, the family is unaware that the distribution of his wealth is the least of Ushiromiya Kinzo's (family head) concerns for this year's family conference. After being told that his end was approaching by his longtime friend and physician, Kinzo is desperate to meet his life's true love one last time: the Golden Witch, Beatrice. Having immersed himself in black magic for many of the later years in his life, Kinzo instigates a ceremony to revive his beloved upon his family's arrival on Rokkenjima. Soon after, a violent typhoon traps the family on the island and a string of mysterious murders commence, forcing the eighteen people on the island to fight for their lives in a deadly struggle between fantasy and reality.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Related Anime

Adaptation: Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episode 1: Legend of the Golden Witch, Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episode 2: Turn of the Golden Witch, Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episode 3: Banquet of the Golden Witch, Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episode 4: Alliance of the Golden Witch, Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Alternative setting: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Spin-off: Umineko no Naku Koro ni Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Beatrice
Beatrice
Main
Oohara, Sayaka
Japanese
Oohara, Sayaka
Yun, Mi Na
Korean
Yun, Mi Na
Kanon
Kanon
Main
Kobayashi, Yuu
Japanese
Kobayashi, Yuu
Lee, Ju Chang
Korean
Lee, Ju Chang
Shannon
Shannon
Main
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese
Kugimiya, Rie
Bae, Jeong Mi
Korean
Bae, Jeong Mi
Ushiromiya, Maria
Ushiromiya, Maria
Main
Horie, Yui
Japanese
Horie, Yui
Jeong, Mi Sook
Korean
Jeong, Mi Sook

Staff

Kon, Chiaki
Director, Storyboard
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director
Yoshida, Shunji
Episode Director
Kawase, Toshifumi
Script, Storyboard, Series Composition



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Nov 10, 2010
Sii_Kei
A few things before reading this review:
-yes, I am one of those who have played the sound novel before watching the anime;
-no, I will not make this an essay of comparison between the two, nor will I praise the novel over the anime; however, it is inevitable that certain comparisons will indeed appear, in order to explain the flaws of the anime;
-this review might seem a bit unfriendly to someone who has no clue what Umineko is about. In fact, it's much more addressed to those who have partially or completely watched the anime/read the manga/played the game.

Let me begin with a simple assertion. Umineko read more
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Dec 16, 2013
Demi_V
This review is based solely on the anime.

The Umineko franchise has a huge fan-base as it’s based upon a popular Japanese murder mystery game and visual novels (VNs) made by 07Expansion. Most people who played the games and read the VNs are disappointed with the way Studio Deen presented Umineko to the big screen, particularly changes in the story and animation of the characters. My rating changed constantly throughout the series and resulted in a 5. It appeared as a show incredibly unique and original in the beginning but resulted in something totally bland and deficient in the end.

Story (4):

Umineko has an incredible plot consisting read more
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Recommendations

European style, detective stories, mysteries.
Both made by 07th Expansion and has the gore and time travel thing going on.
They are really similar since it's by the same guy, Ryukishi07.
And I mean.. the titles..
Higurashi NO NAKU KORO NI
Umineko NO NAKU KORO NI.
So, they are extremely similar.

Opening Theme

"One-winged Bird (片翼の鳥; Katayoku no Tori)" by Shikata Akiko

Ending Theme

"la divina tragedia ~Makyoku~ (la divina tragedia~魔曲~)" by Jimang

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