Umineko no Naku Koro ni

Alt title: Umineko - When They Cry

TV (26 eps)
3.768 of 5 from 8,300 votes
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In the year 1986, eighteen members of the Ushiromiya family head to Rokken Island where Kinzo, the elderly head of the household, will soon choose one of them as his successor. A portrait of the Golden Witch Beatrice greets them as they arrive at the family mansion, along with a disturbing epitaph: she will be resurrected on the ninth twilight after a number of bloody sacrifices. Unfortunately for the group, the statements come true, and soon the carnage begins. Will anybody walk away from the ominous island, or are their destinies due to be forever ruled by Beatrice?

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KiraRin's avatar by KiraRin on Jan 16, 2010
Score 6/10

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When a series called Higurashi burst onto our screens in 2006, it changed the rules of anime. Instead of telling a linear story, a cycle of extreme violence repeated itself every six episodes and kept viewers on the edge of their seats, making the title an instant fan favorite. Now, three years later, the same animation studio and writers have... read more

okami31's avatar by okami31 on Aug 29, 2012
Score 3/10

WHAT’S GOOD? The premise sounded great, with 18 people trapped in an island and being picked off one by one by a witch claiming “interest” for services rendered to the incredibly rich head of the family that’s supposed to pass his heritance to his greedy offspring.  *SPOILER OF 2ND EPISODE* By the second episode, there were already six people dead, and what made it cool was not... read more

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Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Episode 1: Legend of the Golden Witch
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