Umineko no Naku Koro ni, episode 6 – Middle Game begins

There’s not a whole lot to say about the episode besides a recounting of the events. Compared to the first arc, the first episode of the second arc takes it’s time and focuses on providing some character development for Shannon, Jessica and to a lesser degree, Kanon and George.

July(?) 1986

Shannon and George on vacationShannon and George having dinner

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Umineko no Naku Koro ni, episode 4 – Maria is just one crazy loli

So we got some answers to a few questions this week, like is everyone oblivious to Maria or do they just think she’s mondo weird? (the latter) How did Eva and Hideyoshi die? Where is Kinzo? And also some answers to questions that no one was thinking of, like does Jessica have a thing for Kanon? (who knew) And what’s the deal with George’s Oedipus complex?

George cryingMaria smells something bad

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Summer 2009 First Impressions: Umineko no Naku Koro ni

The summer’s most anticipated series kicks off with a bang, or at least a vicious slap (~uu~). Have the tables been set for another thriller, mystery masterpiece from 07th Expansion and Studio DEEN? Or are we in for an underwhelming experience like the latest Higurashi OVA? I have no clue. That was just a rhetorical question. It is just the first episode. Thus, this is a pretty spoiler-free writeup. Normal format will follow in the subsequent weeks.

Rosa slaps Maria
Mother of the Year.

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