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Weary from the Crusades, Dante Alighieri returns home to find his farm raided and his family slaughtered. If this atrocity weren’t enough, he then watches in horror as Lucifer himself rises to claim the soul of his beloved Beatrice for his own. On the verge of despair. Dante takes his sword to the gates of Hell itself in a mad quest to reclaim her against all odds. But even with the help of his guide, the dead poet Virgil, the knight must still contend with an army of demons both personal and literal if he is to rescue his fiancée.
In the year 1986, eighteen people travel to the remote Rokkenjima island for Kinzo Ushiromiya to pick a new head of the family, as he only has a short time left to live. A portrait of the Golden Witch Beatrice greets them as they arrive at the family mansion, along with an epitaph: she will be resurrected on the ninth twilight after a number of bloody sacrifices. After the first six bodies are found, questions are raised about the fate of those remaining, the woman in the picture and her relation to the family wealth. Will anybody walk away from the ominous island, or are their destinies due to be forever ruled by Beatrice?
When I first watched Umineko, I started to think: Does this anime has alike features as The Divine Comedy? Indeed, it does. Here it is Beatrice, Virgilia, 7 pulgatory sister, and even so, the ending of Umineko is called La divina tragedia, a mere parody of the original titule La Divina Comedie.
If you are searching for anime-literature references, you would likely watch both of them, as you would perceive gore elements from both.