Umineko – When They Cry

Umineko no Naku Koro ni

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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 Kinzou's (family head) concerns for this year's family conference. After being told that his end was approaching by his longtime friend and physician, Kinzou 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, Kinzou 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.

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English: Umineko: When They Cry
Japanese: うみねこのなく頃に
Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2009 to Dec 24, 2009
Premiered: Summer 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Geneon Universal Entertainment, Frontier Works, Sotsu, Movic
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Visual novel
Genres: Mystery, Horror, Psychological, Supernatural
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Chiaki Kon – Director, Storyboard
Hozumi Gouda – Sound Director
Kousuke Kobayashi – Episode Director, Storyboard
Hiroyuki Tsuchiya – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Katayoku no Tori(片翼の鳥)” by Akiko Shikata
ED1: “la divina tragedia ~Makyoku~ (la divina tragedia~魔曲~)” by Jimang



Bad adaptation of an excellent visual novel.


Deen, why?


edgy middle school memories, bad animation, badly explained plot. just buy the real experience on steam which actually explains things


Inherently less cringy than the 1st series.


Should’ve stopped at Higurashi.


Fun little… spinoff?… of Higurashi. At the very least by the same guy. Watch it, it’s fun, but it is gory, so be prepared


Worst anime I ever completed.


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