Umineko no Naku Koro ni

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Anime based on one of 07th Expansion’s games: Umineko no Naku Koro ni. The name might remind you of another one of their games that got adapted into an anime – Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.

Upon viewing the first episode, I was confronted with the murderous-intent-filled faces of certain characters, which prompted me to reminisce about similar insane faces that could be found in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. It certainly is a trademark of these series…

insane_faceThis child has some serious issues.

sly_faceSly/Evil rich lady look.

murderous_intentThe murderous intent I was talking about.

Anyways, the mystery genre doesn’t seem to be something I commonly see in anime, so it’s always a pleasure to watch it. The general plot involves a rich family with all its extended members visiting an island mansion where murder strikes some of them down. Sounds similar to Higurashi? I hope there isn’t any of that time loop stuff, or at least keep it from being overly repetitious. >_>

rich_familyThe heirs to the fortune are having a meeting.

mysteryWho’s the person with the umbrella??

So my thoughts so far…crazy faces, murder, mystery, and rich people. Yup, definitely an anime to keep on watching.

The opening song, Katayoku no Tori by Akiko Shikata, is also amazing. ^^`

The main character reminds me of Phoenix Wright – OBJECTION!!

2 Comments to “Umineko no Naku Koro ni”

  1. I’ve found Umineko to be moving at a pretty decent clip, especially if you’ve gone up to episode 2. The mystery is pretty riveting and they’ve already served up a good dose of shock factor. Hopefully, they can continue to hold my attention in the way that Higurashi was able to.

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    Reltair Reply:

    Well said. I’m liking it a bit more than Higurashi at the moment, but we’ll see if that continues to be the case.

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