Forum SettingsEpisode Information
Forums
Poll: Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 1 Discussion


Jul 2, 2009 9:48 AM

Offline
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 1459
That wasnt too bad, I have hope
 
Jul 2, 2009 9:59 AM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1514
eh....
i guess ill give this a couple more episodes
 
Jul 2, 2009 10:09 AM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 268
This seems to be a really good anime :D I'm looking forward to the next episode.
 
Jul 2, 2009 10:12 AM
Offline
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 49
Lol everyone is annoyed by Maria but I think she's awesome. It's weird because in Higurashi I couldn't stand it when they tried to make Satoko or Rika cute. Especially Satoko's laugh. But I think Maria's cute :P
 
Jul 2, 2009 10:15 AM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 1829
I think they did really well on the first episode and can't wait to see what happens next.
 
Jul 2, 2009 10:16 AM

Offline
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 43
Maria~~
wants more "uu~~uu~~"...^^
 
Jul 2, 2009 10:27 AM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 843
uuuuuuu uuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuu
<img src="http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/kitsu_ayame/Untitled-6.png" />
 
Jul 2, 2009 10:47 AM
Offline
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 217
uu~ uu~ or Nipaa~

VOTE NOW OR DIE!!!

lol

Good first episode, can't wait for more.
 
Jul 2, 2009 10:54 AM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 275
Reading some of the comments here has convinced me that I should wait until I've finished watching the anime before checking out the original work or other adaptations. Some parts of the episode did irk me, but as a whole it did its job and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. While slightly overwhelming for one viewing, I'm glad that the character introductions are done and not dragged out. I obviously can't make proper comparisons as this is my first exposure to Umineko, but as anime has more length restrictions than other mediums I think that the decision to quickly move deeper into the plot was the right one. Voice acting was good, Maria's 'uuu' didn't bother me until they returned to the rose garden, but as this seemed intentional, I can't critically complain about it.
I didn't really like how they ended the OP and ED musically, but the visuals were enjoyable throughout. The singing in the ED was fine until the 'Hahaha' bit, but after that I think it was slightly too edgy. With the exception of the aforementioned point, I rather liked the OP and have re-watched it a few times.
Now for a week of waiting...
Modified by -synchronizer-, Jul 2, 2009 11:01 AM
 
Jul 2, 2009 11:20 AM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 1299
Nothing happened that I didn't already expect from reading the sound novel and knowing the particular voice actors from the anime.

Maria (Yui Horie) and Rosa (Ami Koshimizu) impressed me the most. They pulled that scene off brilliantly.
 
Jul 2, 2009 11:38 AM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 167
Pretty good anime! It had a nice start and kept me interested, can't wait to see what else happens!

Poor Maria ;-;
 
Jul 2, 2009 11:41 AM
Offline
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 341
The fist episode was promising I really think I'm going to like this ^^

But still that little girl just annoyed the hell out of me I can understand why her mother reacted that way >.>
 
Jul 2, 2009 11:43 AM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 844
So far I like it. it has potential, I think. That Uuu Uuu sound Maria makes is SUPER annoying. I actually half cheered when her mother slapped her but then caught myself before I actually rejoiced. Let's see where this takes us!
 
Jul 2, 2009 11:45 AM

Offline
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 1081
Amazing OP and ED.
 
Jul 2, 2009 11:50 AM
Offline
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 28
Maria.... Can't someone shut her up? I totally understand why Rosa woud do that to her.
 
Jul 2, 2009 11:53 AM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 45
If Maria annoyed you, then the seiyuu (Horie Yui/Hocchan) is doing her job right.
 
Jul 2, 2009 12:00 PM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 361
i liked the 1st episode :D
and i will continue watching it :)

 
Jul 2, 2009 12:09 PM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 942
Vampire-Alice said:
i liked the 1st episode :D
and i will continue watching it :)

This.
 
Jul 2, 2009 12:22 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 139
i liked it because it feel like it will get better in the future with the eps =]
 
Jul 2, 2009 12:27 PM

Offline
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 180
Just wondering, the animes art is good, but why are some of the character pictures so funky looking on the myanimelist character panel?
 
Jul 2, 2009 12:29 PM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 2688
Beatrice is quite the beauty, reminds me of Gwendolyn from Odin sphere.

Interesting start, I can tell this is going to be one hell of a good watch.
Signature removed. Please follow the signature rules, as defined in the Site & Forum Guidelines.
 
Jul 2, 2009 12:40 PM

Offline
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 1136
Ouran12 said:
Just wondering, the animes art is good, but why are some of the character pictures so funky looking on the myanimelist character panel?



You mean like this?
Those are some screenshots from the original sound novel. Ryukishi07 isn't that good at drawing characters, but his style has certainly improved since the Higurashi game. Also, considering that this is a sound novel, the visuals should only come as an extra, so there's really no point in being picky. Personally, I think some of the game designs are better than the anime ones. *coughGeorgecough*
 
Jul 2, 2009 12:42 PM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 315
This as a great start for the first Episode. My only beef is there is to many names to remember (maybe they will kill them off later hehe). and Mariya's uuuu is really annoying after a wail. These are minor beefs tho not enough to make me not like this series so far.
I am the light and the darkness tossed away by fate.
I am hope and despair needed by all and to none.
I am CuresDestiny.
Fear me or Not it is all the same to me.
<insert maniacal laughter here>

 
Jul 2, 2009 1:09 PM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 63
OMG Battler is so irritating. ¬_¬
 
Jul 2, 2009 1:29 PM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4367
I really can't believe there are 7 pages already. That said, for there to be so many terribly annoying and uncharismatic characters, it wasn't a bad episode. Though, I have to admit, I'm quite disappointed regarding the total presentation of the show. I felt like this was exactly what that arc of Haruhi was parodying. The introduction was lame, Maria is one of the most annoying characters in recent memory, and for this to be set in the 1986, I'm wondering why everyone is dressed like it's 1886. Then the tacky gold eagles on everyone's clothes really bugs me.

I don't know, but this isn't what I expected.
Only up from here?
 
Jul 2, 2009 1:33 PM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 958
uuuu uuuu uuuu *slap*
 
Jul 2, 2009 1:34 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 4017
They're dressed archaically since Kinzou has a rather large obsession with the West.

Which is of course why they all have Western names, too.

The gold eagles are proof of being trusted by Kinzou, the Ushiromiya family crest.

And yes, they should totally have mentioned that, the pace isn't gentle on the pertinent information.

(Haruhi knows why Juuza dresses as he does, though.)
Modified by Kaiserpingvin, Jul 2, 2009 1:38 PM
How is the world ruled and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists and then believe what they read. | Report rules abuse | Your Panel | Clubs | Messages | Forum | Recent
<img src="http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/4672/stuhlbarg.png" />
 
Jul 2, 2009 1:42 PM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4367
I don't think any of it needed to be explained. It was quite obvious. I'm just saying that the eagles could have been implemented more orgainically and in a more tasteful way, like in Eva's dress.
 
Jul 2, 2009 1:50 PM
Offline
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 27
OFF TOPIC: Does anyone no how many episodes are?
ON TOPIC: The first episode was good but I wished for more :D Nothing to complain as most of you did but the endind and the opening are somewhat creepy :-s
 
Jul 2, 2009 1:50 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 152
Sooooo rushed... It took me 4 hours to get through in the sound novel what it took the anime 5 minutes to skim over. Of course I was expecting it though, being that the first game took me (guessing) three days to finish (I read it almost evry moment i was awake, yeah I'm a nerd like that) it was obvious that they would scim it if it was going to be anything like Higurashi where the first arc was done in four episodes. Though I like the games OP more, the anime's was pretty awsome, though the ending sounding like an old guy was singing just didn't work with me :-/.

Kinzo's pronunciation of Beatrice T_T I hate western names being said in a Japanese accent...
 
Jul 2, 2009 1:51 PM
Offline
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 27
OFF TOPIC: Does anyone no how many episodes are?
ON TOPIC: The first episode was good but I wished for more :D Nothing to complain as most of you did but the endind and the opening are somewhat creepy :-s
 
Jul 2, 2009 1:59 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 4017
Kishin said:
Kinzo's pronunciation of Beatrice T_T I hate western names being said in a Japanese accent...

Beatrice is in these circumstances an italian name (her name is a reference to Dante's Comedy, y'see, and Dante was italian), so it isn't that bad, apart from the interloping O.

noteDhero said:
I don't think any of it needed to be explained. It was quite obvious. I'm just saying that the eagles could have been implemented more orgainically and in a more tasteful way, like in Eva's dress.
Or Shannons thigh, yes.

And tasteful is probably the last thing that the Ushiromiyta would be, though that's a matter of clothes aesthetics, of which I know nothing.
How is the world ruled and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists and then believe what they read. | Report rules abuse | Your Panel | Clubs | Messages | Forum | Recent
<img src="http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/4672/stuhlbarg.png" />
 
Jul 2, 2009 2:00 PM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 372
put1n said:
OFF TOPIC: Does anyone no how many episodes are?

Most like 26. DEEN announced that they're going to release 13 blu-ray DVDs for Umineko. 2 eps per DVD would make 26.

And the anime's pronunciation of Beatrice is how it's pronounced in Italian. Makes sense, give how much Italian/ The Divine Comedy references there are in the VN.
 
Jul 2, 2009 2:28 PM
Offline
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 5123
Fantastic introduction as expected. The 2D and CGI are extremely well put together, unexpectedly. The script is faithful to that of the game to a certain extent and Chiaki Kon's direction is wonderful as always. I forgot: the ED is one of the moist original and best I've heard for a while (I mean, apart from HnE). Oh and Marina Inoue as Jessica is just the best that could have happened. Great first episode overall, I'm expecting something much better than Higurashi season 1 at least.

In every age, in every place, the deeds of men remain the same.
 
Jul 2, 2009 2:39 PM

Offline
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 146
Non VN/Manga here

It was pretty cool in my opinion, but I'm going to agree with the rest and say that the tension was too rushed. It took Higurashi 2-3 episodes before any major tension occurred, and I think Umineko would have benefitted from that.

I was also surprised to see a lot of top voice talent in this too. My personal fave so far is definitely Eva, but I also love anything that Daisuke Ono and Marina Inoue do as well.
Horie was annoying as Maria, but in the general scope of things, I think that's how it's a supposed to be: An annoying little kid who gets smacked down.

Looking forward to lots more.
 
Jul 2, 2009 2:51 PM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 328
CurseDestiny said:
This as a great start for the first Episode. My only beef is there is to many names to remember (maybe they will kill them off later hehe). and Mariya's uuuu is really annoying after a wail. These are minor beefs tho not enough to make me not like this series so far.


Oh, don't worry everyone gets killed off... at least 4 times each, hehehe.
 
Jul 2, 2009 2:54 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 4017
Zedrane said:
CurseDestiny said:
This as a great start for the first Episode. My only beef is there is to many names to remember (maybe they will kill them off later hehe). and Mariya's uuuu is really annoying after a wail. These are minor beefs tho not enough to make me not like this series so far.


Spoil that would you kind sir?
How is the world ruled and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists and then believe what they read. | Report rules abuse | Your Panel | Clubs | Messages | Forum | Recent
<img src="http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/4672/stuhlbarg.png" />
 
Jul 2, 2009 3:12 PM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4367
Kaiserpingvin said:
Or Shannons thigh, yes.

And tasteful is probably the last thing that the Ushiromiyta would be, though that's a matter of clothes aesthetics, of which I know nothing.


Ok. If they aren't supposed to be some old money type of family but like...The Great Gatsby and the Beverly Hillbillies, then it totally makes sense.
 
Jul 2, 2009 3:18 PM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 1618
Nice first episode, though considering I'm new to this series I had to pause and find a family tree halfway through the introductions to keep track of who was who. The introduction looked a bit rushed but I'm looking forward for the story to keep up.

Only complaint is that Maria's voice is so annoying (I was really hoping she'd get killed towards the end of the ep), and so is the voice of the singer in the ED. No big surprise since I prefer female singers, so I think I'll skip it from the next episode onwards; pity because I like the animation.
 
Jul 2, 2009 3:26 PM

Offline
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 410
Actually i'm thinking about it now, this episode was VERY similar to the first episode of Higurashi. Both introduced all the characters, and started setting up seeds of doubt and suspense. Both ended on cliffhangers


Most of us know how good Higurashi ended up after that. Signs are point very up for Umineko.

btw, I refuse to play the games because I want to enjoy the anime, not start nitpicking.
 
Jul 2, 2009 3:34 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 4017
Tekky99 said:
btw, I refuse to play the games because I want to enjoy the anime, not start nitpicking.

You really should, though. I suggest you do it after the anime is over (or, after the Legend of the Golden Witch is over, play the first game, and so on).

Nitpicking is a small prize for it, really.
How is the world ruled and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists and then believe what they read. | Report rules abuse | Your Panel | Clubs | Messages | Forum | Recent
<img src="http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/4672/stuhlbarg.png" />
 
Jul 2, 2009 3:34 PM
Offline
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 529
Tekky99 said:
btw, I refuse to play the games because I want to enjoy the anime, not start nitpicking.


Exactly, most of these people saying this episode was rushed are the ones that played the visual novel, this won't be a very fun season for them with this anime if they're going to look at every little flaw they see. I'm glad I didn't read it all just like I didn't with Higurashi because I can enjoy it to the fullest.
Modified by HaiShang, Jul 2, 2009 4:01 PM
 
Jul 2, 2009 3:41 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 4017
Basically, "y'all complaining about this cat gold because you have REAL gold, well screw you, I don't want real gold so I can enjoy my cat gold better"?
How is the world ruled and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists and then believe what they read. | Report rules abuse | Your Panel | Clubs | Messages | Forum | Recent
<img src="http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/4672/stuhlbarg.png" />
 
Jul 2, 2009 3:52 PM

Offline
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 1073
Ah, I really enjoyed it! I didn't find it rushed, per se, but there were too many characters introduced at once.

Still, I have high hopes! Umineko definitely looks like it's gonna be awesome~

Also, that OP is amazing. <3
 
Jul 2, 2009 3:52 PM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 350
Kaiserpingvin said:
Fukiri said:
I'm amazed that I didn't notice it was her voicing Shannon XD I don't remember her voicing a formal, low speaking characters before so that might be it.

Well, we have Alphonse Elric, who is polite if not formal, at least.


I don't see how anyone could call Jimang a bad singer. One might not like his peculiar timbre, but he knows how to sing, fershure. It's kind of like Kate Bush; she might be hard to dig timbrewise, but she do know how to sing.

Or, so I with my limited musical knowledge say.


Alphonse is polite not formal and even he is louder than Shannon was during this episode (not that she had that much of a screen time).

And I didn't call him a bad singer, I don't think his voice fits with the music, so basically I'm not fond of his voice. Pretty much like I don't like Pink Floyd but I acknowledge their songs have quality. I like Kate Bush and her fluttering white dress though XD
 
Jul 2, 2009 3:56 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 4017
Fukiri said:
Alphonse is polite not formal and even he is louder than Shannon was during this episode (not that she had that much of a screen time).

And I didn't call him a bad singer, I don't think his voice fits with the music, so basically I'm not fond of his voice. Pretty much like I don't like Pink Floyd but I acknowledge their songs have quality. I like Kate Bush and her fluttering white dress though XD
Truth, he is.

The part on Jimang wasn't directed at you though, that was just a random aside on previous people's posts.
How is the world ruled and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists and then believe what they read. | Report rules abuse | Your Panel | Clubs | Messages | Forum | Recent
<img src="http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/4672/stuhlbarg.png" />
 
Jul 2, 2009 5:04 PM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 61
Wow, Maria was even more annoying than Gohan in the beginning of Dragon Ball Kai...
 
Jul 2, 2009 5:09 PM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 41
omg i soooo love the op!!!
Good Job !
 
Jul 2, 2009 5:21 PM
Offline
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1835
HybridKira said:
omg i soooo love the op!!!

The opening is crazy! It probably has foreshadowing in it.
 
Jul 2, 2009 5:41 PM

Offline
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 4558
Interesting premise....but Maria's character is a tad bit forced on the emotions.
 
Top
Pages (7) « 1 2 [3] 4 5 » ... Last »