Umineko no Naku Koro ni

うみねこのなく頃に

Umineko no Naku Koro ni

TitleUmineko no Naku Koro ni
Original titleうみねこのなく頃に
AliasesWhen They Cry 3, When The Seagulls Cry
LengthVery long (> 50 hours)
LinksWikipedia, Encubed
Developer07th Expansion & Alchemist
Publishers Hobibox & 07th Expansion & Kaga Create Co. & MangaGamer & Aibee & Alchemist
 MangaGamer & Umineko Project & Witch Hunt & Tweaking Umineko Wiki
 MMR Liu Xuan Dao Diao Cha Dui
 Furude Project
 07th Inquisition & 07th Drill
 Ars Magica
 Tsukiyo Novel & Visual Test
 Umineko Project & Honyaku-Subs
 Knox Translations
Relations
Alternative version
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Sequel
Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru
Same series
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
Related anime[DB-ANN] Umineko no Naku Koro ni (2009)
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Description

Umineko no Naku Koro ni takes place in the year 1986 during the time frame of October 4 and October 5 on a secluded island named Rokkenjima (六軒島). The head of a wealthy family named Kinzō Ushiromiya, who lives on and owns Rokkenjima, is near death, and eleven of his family members arrive on the island to discuss how Kinzō's assets will be divided once he is dead. Also on the island are five of Kinzō's servants, and his personal physician. After the eleven family members arrive, a typhoon traps them on the island and shortly after people start to get mysteriously murdered.

[From The Witch Hunt]

Mystery 3.0 Protagonist with Voice Acting 3.0 Open Ending(s) 3.0 Kinetic Novel 3.0 Western-style Mansion 2.9 NVL 2.9 No Sexual Content 2.8 Ambient Sounds 2.8 Detective Work 2.8 Character Profiles 2.8 Island 2.8 Linear Plot 2.8 Proactive Protagonist 2.8 Protagonist with a Face 2.8 Family 2.8 Philosophy 2.8 Desperation 2.6 80's 2.5 Photographic Backgrounds 2.5 Varied Title Screens 2.5 Violence 2.5 Male Protagonist 2.5 No Event CGs 2.5 Bloody Scenes 2.4 Traditionalist Family 2.3 Built-in Encyclopedia 2.3 Rain 2.1 Butler Support Character 2.0 Thriller 2.0 Mind Screw 2.0 Flashback 2.0 The Seven Deadly Sins 2.0 Destiny 1.8 Autumn 1.8 Heroine with Tattoo 1.7 Natural Disaster 1.7 Roses 1.3 Third-person Narrative 1.3 Fictional Modern Day Japanese Island 1.2 Graphic Violence 0.9

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Protagonists

Ushiromiya Battler
Ushiromiya Battler右代宮 戦人 O
AliasesUshiromiya Batora
Birthday15 July
Hair, Parted to Side, Red, Short, Spiky, Spiky Bangs, Straight
Eyes, Blue, Tsurime
Body, Pale, Slim, Tall, Young-adult
Clothes, Cross Design, Jacket, Necktie, Shirt, Suit, Trousers
Personality, Hotblooded, Ore, Outgoing, Proactive, Rebellious, Smart, Stubborn
Role, Cousin, Grandson, Hero, Non-blood-related Son, Older Brother, Son
Engages in, Investigation, Planning
Subject of
Voiced byOno Daisuke

Description

Battler is Rudolf's 18-year-old son. Although stubborn and hotheaded, he is a very compassionate young man. He tends to flirt with young women and has a perpetual fear of "shaky" transportation, thinking he may fall out of a plane or boat depending on the turbulence.

Due to his father's remarriage, Battler rebelled and went to live with his maternal grandparents for the next six years, cutting all ties to the Ushiromiya family. After his grandparents' deaths, he returned to his family, though he had not fully reconciled with his father.

[From Wikipedia]

Main characters

Gouda Toshiro
Gouda Toshiro郷田 俊朗 B
AliasesGohda Toshiro
Birthday10 December
Hair, Black, Short
Eyes, Black, Hosome
Body, Adult, Muscular, Pale, Tall
Clothes, Bow Tie, Suit
Personality, Coward, Proactive
Role, Cook, Servant
Engages in, Cooking
Subject of
Voiced byBifu Hitoshi

Description

Gohda is the head cook of Kinzo's mansion. Unlike the other servants in the mansion, he had been hired by Krauss and Natsuhi. Due to this, his rank is very low. He is extremely proud of his culinary skills.

He was previously employed at a hotel, and due to his experience, he is ostentatious and looks down upon Shannon and Kanon. However, while this seems apparent at first glance, he is actually quite concerned for them, and is very reliable when it counts.

[From Wikipedia]

Kanon
Kanon嘉音 O
AliasesYoshiya
Birthday6 October
Hair, Black, Curtained, Parted to Side, Short, Sidehair, Spiky Bangs, Straight
Eyes, Black, Tsurime
Body, Average Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Beret, Cuffs, Shirt, Shorts, Tie Pin
Items
Personality, Boku, Low Self-esteem, Reserved
Role, Orphan, Servant
Engages in, Cleaning, Gardening
Subject of
Voiced byKobayashi Yuu

Description

Kanon is a young servant of Kinzo's mansion. He is a serious and fervent servant, carrying out his master's orders thoroughly.

He is a bit frail and antisocial. Kanon thinks of Shannon as his elder sister and highly disapproves of her feelings for George, as he believes she should not feel love as she is only furniture. He also denies any human emotions in himself because he thinks of himself as only furniture. This brought problems to him later since he has a crush on Jessica.

[From Wikipedia]

Kumasawa Chiyo
Kumasawa Chiyo熊沢 チヨ A
Birthday19 July
Hair, Grey
Eyes, Black
Body, Old, Pale, Short
Clothes, Sandals
Personality, Funny, Kind, Outgoing
Role, Mother, Servant
Engages in, Cleaning, Cooking, Teasing
Subject of
Voiced byHatori Yasuko

Description

Kumasawa is a part-time worker who assists with domestic chores in Kinzo's mansion. She often shirks her responsibilities and likes to tell stories and jokes, especially outrageous ones involving mackerel.

[From Wikipedia]

Nanjo Terumasa
Nanjo Terumasa南條 輝正 O
Birthday5 April
Hair, Bald, Moustache, White
Eyes, Black
Body, Old, Pale
Clothes, Lab Coat, Necktie, Shirt, Trousers, Vest
Personality
Role, Father, Friend, Grandfather, Medical Doctor
Subject of

Description

Nanjo is Kinzo's personal physician and close friend. He is also Kinzo's opponent in chess. He is one of the few people Kinzo, who has grown fanatical in his suspicions, opens his heart to. He has a bighearted disposition, and has come to the island for a long time, never getting upset by Kinzo's hot temper. He owned a clinic on Niijima, the island closest to Rokkenjima, but he resigned in favor of his son Masayuki.

[From Wikipedia]

Ronoue Genji
Ronoue Genji呂ノ上 源次 A
Birthday10 June
Hair, Grey, Short
Eyes, Black, Hosome
Body, Old, Pale, Slim
Clothes, Bow Tie, Jacket, Suit, Trousers
Personality, Loyal, Stoic, Strict
Role, Friend, Servant
Subject of

Description

Genji is the head butler of Kinzo's mansion. He is the person Kinzo trusts the most.

While it is shown very briefly, Genji is very skilled with knives.

[From Wikipedia]

Shannon
Shannon紗音 O
AliasesSayo
Birthday25 May
Hair, Brown, Parted to Side, Shoulder-length
Eyes, Blue
Body, Average Height, Pale, Slim, Tattoo, Young-adult
Clothes, Maid's Dress
Items
Personality, Clumsy, Hardworker, Kind, Naive, Reserved, Watashi
Role, Friend, Girlfriend, Maid, Orphan
Engages in, Cleaning
Subject of
Voiced byKugimiya Rie

Description

Shannon is a young maid of Kinzo's mansion. She has a habit of making mistakes and blunders when she is nervous, despite being an extremely talented and hardworking servant.

She thinks of Kanon as her younger brother and like him, she feels she is inferior to humans, as she is only furniture. Despite this, she has fallen in love with George; Shannon's main story revolves around her love and engagement to him. <hidden by spoiler settings>

[From Wikipedia]

Ushiromiya Eva
Ushiromiya Eva右代宮 絵羽 A
Birthday21 October
Hair, Blunt Bangs, Brown, Bun, Sidehair
Eyes, Hosome, Violet
Body, Adult, Pale, Slim, Tattoo
Clothes, Bracelet, Chinese Dress, Decorative Belt, Earrings, Evening Gloves, Hair Tie, Hand Fan
Items
Personality, Arrogant, Cautious, Cruel, Selfish, Sharp-tongued, Strict, Watashi
Role, Aunt, Daughter, Full Sister, Mother, Older Sister, Younger Sister
Engages in, Cooking, Martial Arts, Sarcasm, Teasing
Subject of
Voiced byItou Miki

Description

Kinzo's second child and eldest daughter. Eva is hostile towards her older brother Krauss out of discontent for her family's patriarchal tradition, which places her in a position inferior to her brother in the family hierarchy, and constantly attempts to upstage him by all means. She rallies her younger siblings against Krauss to try and extort money out of him, though with limited success. She is skilled in various forms of martial arts, and is said to be excellent at cooking.

Despite her insidious personality, however, she treasures her husband and son dearly.

[From Wikipedia]

Ushiromiya George
Ushiromiya George右代宮 譲治 B
Birthday16 March
Hair, Black, Curtained, Short, Straight
Eyes, Green, Hosome
Body, Average Height, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Glasses, Jacket, Necktie, Shirt, Suit, Trousers, Vest
Personality, Hardworker, Kind, Reserved
Role, Boyfriend, Cousin, Grandson, Son
Engages in, Martial Arts
Subject of, Arranged Marriage
Voiced bySuzumura Ken'ichi

Description

Eva and Hideyoshi's 23-year-old son. He is the oldest of Kinzo's grandchildren, and an exceptional and diligent young adult. He was brought up by Eva specifically with the family headship in mind, works at his father's company as an apprentice, and is a skilled martial artist like his mother. He respects his parents greatly, though he admittedly finds his mother overbearing.

George is admired by everyone in his family, especially his cousins, who view him as their older brother and peacemaker.

[From Wikipedia]

Ushiromiya Hideyoshi
Ushiromiya Hideyoshi右代宮 秀吉 B
Birthday25 November
Hair, Black, Moustache, Short
Eyes, Brown
Body, Adult, Overweight, Pale
Clothes, Suit
Items
Personality, Carefree, Hardworker, Kansai-ben
Role, Father, Husband, Uncle, White-collar Worker
Subject of
Voiced byHirose Masashi

Description

Eva's husband. Hideyoshi is a very jovial man whose cheerful nature manages to tone down the tension between the siblings during their various meetings. Having lost his family in World War II, he willingly adopted the name "Ushiromiya" when he married Eva. He is the successful president of a chain of fast food restaurants, but seeks Kinzo's fortune due to people trying to buy all the shares in his company.

He speaks with a fake Kansai accent, which he is said to be too embarrassed to use against actual people from the Kansai region of Japan.

[From Wikipedia]

Ushiromiya Jessica
Ushiromiya Jessica右代宮 朱志香 O
Birthday25 August
Hair, Blond, Curly, Ponytail, Spiky Bangs
Eyes, Blue, Tsurime
Body, Average Height, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Jacket, Miniskirt, Necktie
Items
Personality, Energetic, Outgoing, Short-tempered, Tomboy, Tsundere
Role, Cousin, Daughter, Granddaughter, High School Student, Student Council President
Engages in, Singing
Subject of, Asthma
Voiced byInoue Marina

Description

Krauss and Natsuhi's 18-year-old daughter. Although Jessica is the heiress of the Ushiromiya family after her father, she is an energetic and tomboyish young woman who lacks the more refined behavior expected of such a role. Due to her rebellious nature, she is resentful of her parents for the pressures they place on her regarding the family headship, but still shows concern for them.

She has a habit of faking asthma attacks as a means of escaping from tense situations. She has a crush on the servant Kanon.

She is also proficient in the use of brass knuckles.

[From Wikipedia]

Ushiromiya Kinzo
Ushiromiya Kinzo右代宮 金蔵 O
Birthday17 August
Hair, Beard, Moustache, Short, White
Eyes, Black
Body, Old, Pale, Tall
Clothes, Cloak, Suit
Personality, Cruel, Hardworker, Short-tempered, Strict, Stubborn
Role, Father, Grandfather, Head of Household, Wealthy
Engages in
Subject of
Engages in (Sexual)
Voiced byMugihito

Description

Kinzo is the elderly head of the Ushiromiya family and the owner of Rokkenjima. He holds his children in contempt, viewing them as vultures ready to feast on his inheritance as soon as he died (or at least when word of his death spread out). He would rarely leave his large study, which contains various commodities such as a bed and bathroom.

He is also a rabid practitioner of black magic and the occult, his shelves lined with volumes of grimoires. One of his most prominent obsessions is Beatrice, a witch he is said to have summoned and contracted for ten tons worth of gold.

[From Wikipedia]

Ushiromiya Krauss
Ushiromiya Krauss右代宮 蔵臼 O
Birthday26 February
Hair, Brown, Short
Eyes, Black
Body, Adult, Average Height, Muscular, Pale, Tall
Clothes, Necktie, Suit
Items
Personality, Arrogant, Selfish, Sly, Strict
Role, Father, Husband, Older Brother, Son, Uncle, White-collar Worker
Engages in, Boxing, Sarcasm, Teasing
Subject of
Voiced byKosugi Juurouta

Description

Kinzo's first child and eldest son. He is the current heir of the Ushiromiya family, and leads the family conference on Kinzo's behalf. He is a real estate investor and plans to turn Rokkenjima into a resort, but has wasted most of his funds due to poor marketing and business decisions.

Due to his arrogant and bullying nature, he has made himself something of an enemy to the siblings. His daughter, Jessica, also has little respect for him, particularly due to the pressure he places on her to become (or at least marry) a suitable successor to the Ushiromiya family after him. Despite always swaggering about, Krauss holds genuine remorse for all the troubles he put his family through. He is known to have taken up boxing in his youth, and still possesses quite a bit of skill in that area. Unlike his siblings, he lives on Rokkenjima with his father, wife, and daughter.

[From Wikipedia]

Ushiromiya Kyrie
Ushiromiya Kyrie右代宮 霧江 A
Birthday8 November
Hair, Parted to Side, Short, White
Eyes, Brown, Hosome
Body, Adult, Pale, Slim
Clothes, Belt, Coat, Necktie, Suit
Items
Personality, Cautious, Smart, Watashi
Role, Mother, Non-blood-related Mother, Wife
Engages in, Planning
Subject of
Voiced byTanaka Atsuko

Description

Kyrie is Rudolf's second wife. She is also one of Rudolf's business partners, always assisting him in shady dealings and keeping him in line when he gets out of hand. Kyrie and Battler have bonded more as close friends with a sibling-like relationship rather than mother and son. She has a "flip the chessboard" mentality to work out mental problems, and influences Battler in this regard.

[From Wikipedia]

Ushiromiya Maria
Ushiromiya Maria右代宮 真里亞 O
Birthday29 March
Hair, Bob Cut, Brown, Shoulder-length, Sidehair, Straight, V Bangs
Eyes, Tareme, Violet
Body, Kid, Pale, Short, Slim
Clothes, Clothing with Ribbons, Crown, Dress, Shirt
Items, Handbag
Personality, Chuunibyou, Honest, Made-up Words, Naive, Short-tempered, Stubborn, Third Person, Word Repetition
Role, Cousin, Daughter, Granddaughter, Lonely
Subject of
Voiced byHorie Yui

Description

Maria is Rosa's nine-year-old daughter. She has a long-standing habit of uttering "ūū" (うーうー?) whenever excited or upset. She is very honest and naïve, as shown by her tendency to easily believe lies and take jokes very seriously. While she loves her mother, Maria subconsciously resents that Rosa's long and frequent absences have made her lonely and wishes Rosa would spend more time with her.

Having no interest in friends or studies, Maria has an extensive knowledge of the occult.

[From Wikipedia]

Ushiromiya Natsuhi
Ushiromiya Natsuhi右代宮 夏妃 A
Birthday30 July
Hair, Brown, Curly, Long, Sidehair, Side Tail, Spiky Bangs
Eyes, Brown, Hosome
Body, Adult, Average Height, Pale, Slim
Clothes, Dress
Items
Personality, Confident, Protective, Refined, Strict, Watakushi
Role, Aunt, Mother, Rival, Wife
Engages in
Subject of, Headache
Voiced byShinohara Emi

Description

Krauss' wife. Born into a family of Shinto priests, Natsuhi discarded her old life when she married into the Ushiromiya family. She is a very proud woman who holds her new family's name in high regard, and is in charge of managing the family head house and family conferences. However, her efforts are undervalued by her husband, and she is often afflicted with headaches.

She holds a bitter rivalry with Eva, who mocks her for not being related to the Ushiromiya family by blood. She is also incredibly strict towards her daughter Jessica, but only out of concern that she becomes an ideal heiress to the Ushiromiya family.

[From Wikipedia]

Ushiromiya Rosa
Ushiromiya Rosa右代宮 楼座 O
Birthday3 June
Hair, Blunt Bangs, Brown, Hime Cut, Long, Straight
Eyes, Brown, Hosome
Body, Average Height, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Boots, Dress
Items
Personality, Short-tempered
Role, Aunt, Daughter, Divorcee, Mother, White-collar Worker, Younger Sister
Engages in
Subject of
Voiced byKoshimizu Ami

Description

Rosa is Kinzo's fourth child. As the youngest of her siblings, she has the least influence at the family conference. Her husband abandoned her shortly before the birth of her daughter and only child, Maria.

Rosa is the president of a small design company, "Anti-Rosa", which has begun to flounder, and thus seeks out Kinzo's inheritance to pay off her co-endorsers.

[From Wikipedia]

Ushiromiya Rudolf
Ushiromiya Rudolf右代宮 留弗夫 O
Birthday29 September
Hair, Brown, Short
Eyes, Black, Brown, Hosome
Body, Adult, Olive, Tall
Clothes, Suit
Items
Personality, Carefree, Hardworker, Outgoing, Womanizer
Role, Father, Full Brother, Husband, Son, White-collar Worker, Widower
Engages in
Subject of
Voiced byKoyama Rikiya

Description

Rudolf is Kinzo's third child. He was known as a philanderer in his youth and had impregnated his business partner and old girlfriend Kyrie before he married his first wife Asumu. After Asumu's death, he immediately remarried with Kyrie, leading to a falling out with his son Battler, who ran away from home to his maternal grandparents for six years.

Rudolf is still known to chat up young women from time to time, though this does not seem to disturb Kyrie. He seeks Kinzo's fortune to settle a court case in America. He is an avid lover of Western films and an impressive marksman.

[From Wikipedia.]

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