Banquet of the Golden Witch, Twitter-style

Umineko no Naku Koro ni

This will be an extremely spoilerish post about Umineko Episode 3, Banquet of the Golden Witch. It contains my thoughts about the story, as I proceeded through it, done in a twitter-like style. Anyways it was a really great arc. Really great arc. Don’t read if you don’t want to get spoiled…. though it’s pretty unlikely you will understand my ramblings unless you’ve read through the episode yourself already.

>>Oh Battler you lucky sonnafabitch! Getting toyed around as much as you like by the Seven Stakes! “Oh no Beatrice-sama he broke again! Fix him! Fix him!”

>>Hey Eva hates cigarettes. Starting to like her a bit now.

>>FFFFFFFFFFFF Battler gets reversed trolled back with Hempel’s Raven. God damn those logic theories.

>>Battler attempts to reverse reverse troll Beato… but FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF RED TEXT SHIIIIIIT

>>LOOOOOL FUCK YEAH BATTLER REVERSE TROLLING SUCCESS!

>>Opening salvo: Battler 1 – 0 Beatrice.

>>Beato was once human? Oh wow. Man why is she sometimes so moe-moe?!

>>Oh god Battler and Ronove hitting it on. And to think that Daisuke Ono and Sugita Tomokazu are playing them respectively. Fuck it’s feels like a reverse Koizumi here!

>>Oh dear playing with them ass nee-chan’s sure is deadly.

>>There are no more than 18 people on Rokkenjima. Oh shit, Beato takes the offensive!

>>Oh finally it’s the second day. Let the blood flow!

>>The Seven Sisters sure are entertaining…. poor arrogant Lucifer lolololol.

>>Genjiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ;_;

>>Oh shiiiiiiii…….. wtf KUMASAWA IS WHAT IS THIS I DON’T EVEN.

>>holy shit epic magic battle

>>Oh nooooo Beato won. Poor Battler left with his mouth hanging wide open.

>>Poor Battler~ crying and hiding under the table~ coz he can’t argue back~

>>Rokkenjima = Giant Schrodinger’s cat experiment huh.

>>Eva found the gold! But the answer to the epitaph wasn’t revealed!

>>щ(゚Д゚щ) Battler slapped Beato!

>>Awww Beato’s hurt that Battler slapped her ( ´_ゝ`)

>>Awww Beato’s sad that Battler doesn’t want to see her face at all ( ´_ゝ`)

>>Whoa fuck, epic showdowns between Belphegor vs Rudolf and Leviathan vs Kyrie. Holy shit Kyrie is scary.

>>Σ(゚Д゚ ) OMG the Siestas’ are scary. And a little cool too.

>>George’s ‘Tomitake Flash’ t-shirt sure ruins the poignant mood of his sadness.

>>Oh god, Beato sacrificing herself to protect Jessica and Kanon-kun’s final meeting!!! MANLY TEARS WERE SHED.

>>FUCK YEAH BATTLER, BEAT THAT BITCH DOWN WITH YOUR LOGIC!

>>OH FUCK WALLS AND WALLS OF RED TEXT FFFFFFFFFF. Damn you Evatrice you bitch!

>>WITCHES DON’T RE-FORM☆ *cackle*cackle*cackle*cackle* omg wtf bbq pwned :trollface: :trollface: :trollface: :trollface: :trollface:

Umineko no Naku Koro ni

>>I fucking got played. I FUCKING GOT PLAYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED!!!!!!! i feel so dirty right now 。・゚(ノД`)゚・。 。・゚(ノД`)゚・。 。・゚(ノД`)゚・。

>>Tea Party Time: LOOOL Lord Santa Claus.

>>Tea Party Time: OH SHI— Lambda means serious business from now on. Wow she sure has a grudge on Bern.

>>????: Hurr Poor Ange.

TL;DR Witches don’t re-form☆ *cackle*cackle*cackle*cackle*cackle*cackle*

Umineko no Naku Koro ni

MAGNIFICENTLY PLAYED BEATO 。・゚(ノД`)゚・。 。・゚(ノД`)゚・。 。・゚(ノД`)゚・。。・゚(ノД`)゚・。 。・゚(ノД`)゚・。 。・゚(ノД`)゚・。。・゚(ノД`)゚・。 。・゚(ノД`)゚・。 。・゚(ノД`)゚・。

21 Comments

  1. soramizu Said,

    September 17, 2009 @ 6:02 am

    Thanks for blogging on the episodes, it’s always neat to see people’s reactions to the VN!

    And yes, well trolled indeed 。゚(゚´Д`゚)゚。

  2. Kode-Dekka Said,

    September 17, 2009 @ 6:09 am

    Problem, Battler?

  3. Micchi Said,

    September 17, 2009 @ 8:18 am

    Siestas are so awesome.

  4. nadeko is mai waifu Said,

    September 17, 2009 @ 9:25 am

    I own a few siestas for myself.

    Sharing is not caring.

  5. Dorian Cornelius Jasper Said,

    September 17, 2009 @ 12:15 pm

    You mention the epitaph! Yes, it becomes clearer here, but it doesn’t actually become solvable until Episode 4. And in Episode 5, a rather oblique hint emerged that allowed Chinese fans to zoom in on a likely possibility for the answer to the epitaph. One of whom dropped the Qilian Epitaph Theory on me, and who actually linked me to this here post.

    Episode 5 reveals that Kinzo likes areca nuts. These are not something common in Japan, but were common in a certain former Japanese territory before the start of WW2.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Areca_nut

    Things go crazy from there.

  6. Gin Said,

    September 17, 2009 @ 12:37 pm

    Heh heh, that was pretty much my reaction. Kyrie seriously pwns, eh? We also see Battler being awesome. Hope its well represented in the anime.

  7. Yue Said,

    September 17, 2009 @ 12:56 pm

    i’m surprised at the speed in which you’re reading the VN kuro. it’ll be interesting to see your reactions for the following episodes.

    And by the way kuro do you really really read our comments? here ?

  8. whitezero Said,

    September 17, 2009 @ 1:19 pm

    kirie kick ass. She is awesome.

  9. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    September 17, 2009 @ 2:04 pm

    @Yue: I read every comment on my blog, even the spam ones. Doesn’t mean I’ll reply to all them, why?

  10. Kaisos Said,

    September 17, 2009 @ 2:56 pm

    I thought this would be your reaction to this episode, Kuro.

    Pretty much mine. Goddamnit, Beato.

  11. Westlo Said,

    September 17, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

    I went from extreme rage to admiration in the space of two minutes, I so totally got played by Beato. And just when you think Beato’s the master troll Lambdadelta puts Beato in her fucking place in Tea Party. That was some of the most interesting dialogue thus far in the series. Also every time I hear that BGM Mirage Coordinator I always think “Lambda’s about to rape someone”.

  12. Digdri Said,

    September 17, 2009 @ 5:39 pm

    Guess everybody reading EP3 got trolled by her act. The set up for this was established in a great way over the whole story…. and you also got a hint really early on with this talk about north wind and sun analogy ^^
    But did you notice how Beato was hesitantly revealing she trolled Battler hardcore? How do we have to take this? :P

    “Also every time I hear that BGM Mirage Coordinator I always think “Lambda’s about to rape someone””
    Quite fitting description ^^ But there is still even more awesome music from zts awaiting for the grand final of EP4.

    I’m also surprised about the fast pace to get through all the content. Took me so much longer to read ^^

    BTW if you liked EP3 you should watch the “new” OP of the anime starting with episode 12. They only again put in some pseudo-spoiler scenes for what is to come.

  13. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    September 17, 2009 @ 6:42 pm

    @Digdri: It’s not so much as fast, as being totally obsessed. When I am really in to something, I really am INTO it. I once finished Harry Potter Book 4 in one night of feverish reading accompanied by a pack of ground nuts and bread.

    P.S I’M NOT FALLING FOR BEATO’S DERE-DERE ANTICS ANYMORE.

  14. Digdri Said,

    September 17, 2009 @ 8:55 pm

    Well ok I know what you mean… when I reached the part with Marias phone call in EP1 already half asleep after midnight I also read on til morning because I wanted to know how this story concludes.

    “I’M NOT FALLING FOR BEATO’S DERE-DERE ANTICS ANYMORE.”
    Wait an see how this plays out >;)
    I thinks shes by far the most interesting and complex character of the games. Think back at what she did at Rosa Purgatorio,. then think back how she talk about the past in kind words with Shannon at the beach.
    The real story behind her sure will be one of the biggest mysteries of the whole series. All the different “Beatrices” popping up in EP3 made it even more difficult so see her all as just one consistent personality. And after EP5 you still have no real clue what to REALLY make out of this :P

  15. Xellos-_^ Said,

    September 18, 2009 @ 1:25 am

    love the stories but can’t stand the artwork.

  16. Bill Said,

    September 18, 2009 @ 9:10 am

    Beato stole my troll virginity.

  17. Avisch Said,

    September 18, 2009 @ 9:27 am

    Damn you’re getting through these quick Kuro. Loved the twitter style BTW

    “>>The Seven Sisters sure are entertaining…. poor arrogant Lucifer lolololol.”

    I cannot wait to see it animated. I really love Lucifer.

  18. revthemilk Said,

    September 18, 2009 @ 6:07 pm

    http://lijianliang.livejournal.com/4976.html

    10:36 pm – Umineko no Naku Koro ni episode 5: End of the golden witch – PART VII
    Battler X Beatrice end confirmed.

    Proceed with big red truth SPOILER in mind

    “uminekolol” might be a new meme btw, or it might have been (oh the ignorant me)

  19. Doc Astaroth Said,

    September 18, 2009 @ 7:09 pm

    This part was brilliant!

    But don´t give Beatrice all the credit! The one, who came up with this… evil… cruel… MAGNIFICENT idea, striking the hearts of us guys, were Lady Virgilia!
    You magnificent bitch, I´ll read your book!
    Also Ronove… His Closed Circle Opening is quite an interesting riddle. Let see, if it will be solved. Both of them stole Beatrice the show here.

    But I must admit, that Beatrice is a really, really good actor… Uhm, everything was an act, right? I mean, this last part, the attempted suicide by using the Red Truth, was really dangerous! Now Battler knows, it´s possible to explain everything by humans!

    I also like, how the siblings came together in this scenario and helped each other. Even Krauss became a lot more sympathic.

    And Kyrie, Rudolf and even Hideyoshi in my opinion kicked massive asses here!

  20. SealedTime Said,

    September 18, 2009 @ 10:18 pm

    I totally believed Beato till the very last moment >_>

    Virgillia’s face when she reveals her true colors was priceless.

    ANGE and The Seven ass-nee sans ftw xD

  21. immblueversion Said,

    September 19, 2009 @ 9:02 pm

    I actually have a very good feeling about what is to come for the anime. The quality of the first episode of what is to be the adaptation of “Banquet of the Golden Witch” had a much less condensed feeling to it. If you ask me, the “holy shit epic magic battle” will be instigated at the end of the second episode of the arc and carry out partway through the third.

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