Saturday, 16 April 2011

[Review] Umineko no Naku Koro ni

Umineko no Naku Koro ni

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Ushiromiya Battler and the rest of the Ushiromiya family gather at their island, Rokkenjima, to discuss the inheritance of the family head, Ushiromiya Kinzo. What starts out as a normal discussion turns into a murder mystery and the legend of the island's witch, Beatrice. Will Battler be able to disprove the existence of witches and save his family?

My Opinion
It was a very thrilling experience.
The art and music really set the atmosphere needed for the anime, creating a dark and sad feeling. It elevated the emotions from the story and gave me gooses too. 
The plot was great. It was a little confusing at times and could've been explained more clearly or differently. That's not such a huge problem because you should be able to infer and figure it out for yourself as well.
The characters were a bit odd. People do some crazy things in this anime but that gives it a bit of variety and also makes it unpredictable. 
The mystery part of it wasn't as great as I was expecting it to be. It felt more like you were along for the ride rather than putting together clues.
Overall, I'd say that it's awesome. It has a great storyline and a great atmosphere to it, executing that mystery feel very well. You're really going to like it if you like brainteasers or horror. I'd recommend this as something should at least try for 5 episodes. :D

Fun Facts

I did not enjoy the loli in this anime. I doubt many people here are shotacons but there's a shota in here that you might like(he's also a furry lol).
Battler's seiyuu(voice actor) is Ono Daisuke. He's appeared in many animes including Kuroshitsuji(Sebastien), Lucky Star(himself), and even Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu(Koizumi).
Battler reminds me of that Phoenix Wright guy.

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