Episode II-II: Early queen move.
So in case you haven’t realized it before, the time resets in Umineko work the same way as in Higurashi, in the sense that different stuff happens each time even though everything occurs during the same span of days. Also, just as a clarification, the Beatrice and Battler who show up when time stops and everything turns gray are the same ones from the first arc’s tea party. (more…)
This episode marks the beginning of a completely new arc in Umineko, and I like how they switched the protrait in the OP sequence to reflect this. In my opinion, this second novel in the series is when Umineko really starts to shine. I’m not saying the first arc was bad or anything like that, but things get a lot more interesting and complicated this time around. (more…)
Episode I-V: Fool’s mate.
This episode is getting a lot of praise from the SN players since it was pretty faithful to the sound novel and for once it didn’t feel rushed at all. Anyways, the first half of the episode shows us the last moments of the few family members who managed to remain alive until “the Witch revived and killed them all”. I think this is one of the greatest mysteries presented so far, since we don’t really know what happens to the remaining four people or how do they end up getting killed. (more…)
Random introductory babble (actual Umineko 04 episode review comes after the next few paragraphs so you can skip this if you want): (more…)