Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episode 2: Turn of the Golden Witch
Umineko When They Cry Episode 2: Turn of the Golden Witch
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Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episode 2: Turn of the Golden Witch

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Synonyms: Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 2, When Seagulls Cry Episode 2: Turn of the Golden Witch
Japanese: うみねこのなく頃に - Episode 2: Turn of the Golden Witch
English: Umineko When They Cry Episode 2: Turn of the Golden Witch
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 28
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 22, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Serialization: GFantasy
Authors: Suzuki, Jirou (Art), Ryukishi07 (Story)


Score: 7.761 (scored by 82138,213 users)
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Ranked: #14412
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Popularity: #1148
Members: 15,632
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On the island of Rokkenjima, Shannon is a mere servant to the eccentric head of the Ushiromiya family, Kinzou. But Shannon has feelings for George, her master's grandson, although she is quite aware that a relationship between them would never be allowed. Try as she might, Shannon's affections for George grow stronger with each passing day, despite her attempts to deny it. One night, the Millennial Witch of Rokkenjima, Beatrice, takes pity on her: she will use her magic to help George and Shannon realize their love, if Shannon breaks a ritual mirror nearby that is dampening her powers. Eventually, Shannon relents, and to her surprise, her relationship with George begins to blossom.

Kanon, another servant, believes that Shannon is being tricked by the witch. As "furniture," Kanon believes they have no right to even consider themselves human, let alone feel emotions like love. However, he soon discovers that one among the family has affection for him: Jessica, Kinzou's granddaughter, and eventually he starts to consider his own feelings toward her. But both Kanon and Shannon's love will be put to the test when the rest of the Ushiromiya family arrives for the annual family conference, and Beatrice enacts a competition for them to find Kinzou's hidden gold. Whoever finds the precious ingots will gain the coveted position of family head, and everyone has their eyes on the prize. But what starts off as a bizarre game soon turns into pure terror, and some of them may not make it out alive. Will the two servants be able to protect the ones they love?

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Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episode 2: Turn of the Golden Witch was published in English in two omnibus volumes by Yen Press on May 28 and August 20, 2013, respectively, as well as in eBook format on April 22, 2014.

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Jan 30, 2013
Just a notice, I have also read Episode 2 of the visual novel, but I have not seen the anime. This is also my first review. I'll try to be as descriptive as possible. If you have not read Episode 1, spoilers from it WILL be included in this review.

Story (9) - Welcome to the second question arc of Umineko. If you're reading this review, then that means you know the story already: The Ushiromiya family is called to a family meeting, a typhoon shows up, and the people of Rokkenjima start dying off in a sick ritual to revive a witch.

The first part ...
Mar 29, 2014
“From now on when I speak of the truth, I will use red.”

Story: (9)
After the incident of EP1, Battler accepts Beatrice’s challenge in the meta world. To deny the existence of the Golden Witch, he must once again solve the mysterious murders on Rokkenjima which somehow has completely different events and outcomes.

In EP2, the murders occur around half way of the story. The first half focuses on some of the characters relationships, their feelings towards each other. Also some events prior to the family conference have been revealed which are important tips. Some may see the romance parts sort of unnecessary but do keep in ...
Oct 28, 2020
“The witch expects a lot from you, and is more than ready to launch an assault right from the start. I also look forward to seeing your strategy.”

Those lines belong to the visual novel and correspond to the option of playing Turn of the Golden Witch. Why mention them? Because they summarize well what is being introduced to Umineko’s formula.

[1. Let's elaborate with an introduction.]

After Legend of the Golden Witch introduced the whodunit mystery element of the narrative, the readers were also barely initiated to two other elements as well:

* The fantasy element is connected to the Endless Witch Beatrice herself coming to the spotlight. ...

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