The 1st Umineko Pairing Poll (「うみねこのなく頃に」第１回ベストコンビ投票 "Umineko no Naku Koro ni" dai 1-kai besuto konbi tōhyō, lit. "Umineko no Naku Koro ni" Best Combi Poll) was held from October 25 to October 29, 2007, one month after the release of Legend of the Golden Witch. Voters could cast one vote for a character pair per day. They were also able to nominate their own characters for one or both members of a pair. Character entries that do not have a portrait are marked with an asterisk in the results table below.
The webpage is no longer online, but the results may be viewed on Internet Archive. (Note that while the pictures may not load, clicking "View Image" will show the filenames.)
|Rank||Character 1||Character 2||Number of Votes||Vote Share|
|1||Maria Ushiromiya||Battler Ushiromiya||287||19.6%|
|7||Battler Ushiromiya||Jessica Ushiromiya||68||4.6%|
|8||Jessica Ushiromiya||Natsuhi Ushiromiya||65||4.4%|
|10||Eva Ushiromiya||Natsuhi Ushiromiya||41||2.8%|
|12||Maria Ushiromiya||Rosa Ushiromiya||33||2,3%|
|13||Rudolf Ushiromiya||Battler Ushiromiya||28||1.9%|
|14||Kyrie Ushiromiya||Battler Ushiromiya||20||1.4%|
|15||Rudolf Ushiromiya||Kyrie Ushiromiya||16||1.1%|
|16||Battler Ushiromiya||Natsuhi Ushiromiya||15||1.0%|
|17||Eva Ushiromiya||Hideyoshi Ushiromiya||10||0.7%|
|19 (tied)||Battler Ushiromiya||Bernkastel||8||0.5%|
|19 (tied)||Kanon||Battler Ushiromiya||8||0.5%|
|21 (tied)||Kinzo Ushiromiya||Natsuhi Ushiromiya||7||0.5%|
|23 (tied)||Kanon||Genji Ronoue||6||0.4%|
|23 (tied)||Krauss Ushiromiya||Natsuhi Ushiromiya||6||0.4%|
|28 (tied)||Battler Ushiromiya||George Ushiromiya||5||0.3%|
|28 (tied)||Kinzo Ushiromiya||Terumasa Nanjo||5||0.3%|
|28 (tied)||起動さんの譲治*(George's Activation-san)||起動さんの戦人* (Battler's Activation-san)||5||0.3%|
|33 (tied)||Beatrice||Chiyo Kumasawa||3||0.2%|
|33 (tied)||Kinzo Ushiromiya||Genji Ronoue||3||0.2%|
|33 (tied)||Maria Ushiromiya||Beatrice||3||0.2%|
|37 (tied)||Battler Ushiromiya||Shannon||2||0.1%|
|37 (tied)||Maria Ushiromiya||George Ushiromiya||2||0.1%|
|40 (tied)||Genji Ronoue||Terumasa Nanjo||1||0.1%|
|40 (tied)||Krauss Ushiromiya||Chiyo Kumasawa||1||0.1%|
|40 (tied)||Bernkastel*||Dried Plum Black Tea*||1||0.1%|
|40 (tied)||Gohda*||Veal Steak*||1||0.1%|
|40 (tied)||Battler*||19th Person*||1||0.1%|
|40 (tied)||Battler*||Higurashi no Naku Koro ni*||1||0.1%|
|40 (tied)||Ryukishi07-sensei||Kei Natsumi-sensei||1||0.1%|
- Several of the pairings are references to Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.
- Minon and Shinon (23rd place) reference Mion Sonozaki and Shion Sonozaki.
- The Bernkastel and Akasaka pairing (21st place) references Bernkastel bearing a strong resemblance to Rika Furude, who was often paired with Mamoru Akasaka in Higurashi polls.
- The Lambdadelta and Tomitake pairing (40th place) could be referencing Lambdadelta's name meaning 34 in Greek, which is similar to Miyo Takano's first name being 34 in Japanese; Takano was Jirou Tomitake's acquaintance.