Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru - Episode 5: End of the Golden Witch
Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Episode 5: End of the Golden Witch
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Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru - Episode 5: End of the Golden Witch

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Synonyms: When Seagulls Cry Episode 5: End of the Golden Witch
Japanese: うみねこのなく頃に散 - Episode 5: End of the Golden Witch
English: Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Episode 5: End of the Golden Witch
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 27
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 22, 2010 to Nov 22, 2012
Genres: Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural, Suspense Suspense
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Gangan Joker
Authors: Ryukishi07 (Story), Akitaka (Art)


Score: 8.511 (scored by 73347,334 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1382
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1298
Members: 15,281
Favorites: 488

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Chapters: /27


In the aftermath of their climactic duel, Battler Ushiromiya is left to ponder the abrupt resignation of the Golden Witch Beatrice, who is now a husk of her former self. Beatrice's drastic departure from her defiant motives urges him to question every circumstance in the previous four games. Despite wanting to stay by her side, Battler resolves to regain control of the current situation, where Lambdadelta and Frederica Bernkastel have temporarily taken their places to play the fifth game board.

With the passing of Kinzou Ushiromiya, Krauss Ushiromiya succeeds the family headship amid deep financial troubles. Due to poor investment choices, the family inheritance is set to fall into the hands of Krauss' benefactors, allowing his siblings to easily take legal action against him. In order to assist her husband, Natsuhi Ushiromiya enlists Beatrice's help to revive the former head—hoping to conceal the truth until the debts are paid.

Enter Erika Furudo: a self-proclaimed detective who washes up on the island of Rokkenjima at the start of the family's annual conference. Welcomed as an honored guest, Erika quickly takes an interest in the ongoing discussion about the riddle of the epitaph. The pompous girl's tenacious investigation into finding the hidden gold, however, sparks a chain of events that threatens to collapse the order of the Ushiromiya family.

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Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episode 5: End of the Golden Witch was published in English as Umineko When They Cry - Episode 5: End of the Golden Witch in three omnibus volumes by Yen Press from May 19, 2015 to January 26, 2016.



Mar 27, 2014
Episode 5: End of the Golden Witch

From the conclusion of Episode 4: Alliance of the Golden Witch, Beatrice is one step away from being checkmate by Battler. To fulfill the promise to “kill her”, Battler must understand the truth of the witch’s game. Once again he enters the witch’s game for the fifth time even though the host is absent. Could he arrive at the truth this time and fulfill Beatrice’s promise? What is Beatrice’s fate? Who is the mysterious visitor of Rokkenjima?

Main Characters: (9)

Ushiromiya Natsuhi:
Unlike the previous games, Natsuhi and Krauss got an amount of screen time in EP5. Secrets that they held ...
Jan 26, 2016
And so we come to the 5th episode as well as the second highest rated on on MAL .The End Of The Golden Witch is truly an excellent part of the Umineko series ...

Story - 9

In complete ,utter and absolute subjectivity I'll like to declare that this episode is one of the most outstanding examples of plot progression in this series .

Well ,I say subjectivity but I like to think that most people who read this agree .The MAL score is the second highest in the series after all.

In 28 chapters I was exposed to a combination of epic moments ,insane plot twists ,exposition on ...
Aug 6, 2023
''Small words from a small being, trying to attack what it doesn't understand.''

The atmosphere that the episode transmits is incredible, the mystery that we have in the ushiromiya family once again.. Now with a new addition to our chess piece? things only get better from here. All the mysteries have been revealed, now we just sit back and watch.

One of the best episodes I've read in my life, when I played the visual novel and got to that part it gave me goosebumps. With every speech and every argument thrown in the air. I confess that from the beginning I felt lost and wanted ...

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