Category Archives: Umineko no Naku Koro Ni

Summer ’09 Anime: Last Call

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Oh god, I’ve been letting Expo Expo dust over. D:  All the series that aren’t continuing on into the fall season are over now,  and I think Summer ’09 was one of the better seasons for a large quantity of quality shows, which is in stark contrast with the “meh”-ness of the current fall shows.  Spoilers ahead obviously…

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Anime Update: Rough Draft Style

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Oh man, if there’s one thing I’ll miss about living on campus it’s having reliable internet access.  Right now my housemates and I are trying to get it up and properly functioning, so I’ll make this quick before my wireless decides to cut out again.  This will also let me get in a couple words on some series that I don’t make constant posts about.

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Umineko no Naku Koro ni – Episode 5

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What the hell did I just watch?

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Umineko no Naku Koro Ni – Episode 4

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So delightful I had to make a gif out of it.  It seems Umineko and Bakemonogatari are at the forefront of loli violence this season.

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Umineko no Naku Koro Ni – Episode 3

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“On the second night, the ones who remain tear up the two who get close…”

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Umineko no Naku Koro Ni – Episode 2

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Let’s hope I never have a satanic-acting child, cause I’d have already thrown Maria in the ocean if I was Rosa.  I mean, does Maria only look like a creeper to the viewers?  Everyone keeps dealing with her crazy expressions like they’re nothing.  Well that might just be Studio Deen’s laziness at work since the characters react a lot more seriously to Beatrice’s letter in the manga (which I’ll talk about later).

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Summer 2009: Umineko no Naku Koro Ni

I’ve been looking forward to this series since it was announced, and I’m hoping that Studio Deen doesn’t make it into a total hot mess like Higurashi (although I suppose the wonky animation was part of Higurashi’s charm).  The show centers around the Ushiromiya family and their pact with a witch named Beatrice.  She brought wealth to the family in exchange for the family head’s soul, but now the pact is nearing its end and Beatrice will only be satisfied by bloodshed.  The island setting gives a And Then There Were None feeling, but with additional supernatural elements in the same way Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni was portrayed.  The OP isn’t as eerie as Higurashi’s, but it certainly sets up a dramatic effect.  The hardest aspect of this show is the sheer amount of characters that are introduced right away.  It’s probably going to take me a couple of episodes to memorize all of them.  There’s definitely a core group that are the “main” characters, by which I feel that they’ll last the longest through this mystery.  I haven’t played the game, so this is all speculation:

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