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Alliance of the Golden Witch is the fourth episode of the Umineko When They Cry series and the fourth and final episode in the Question Arcs. It was released at Comiket 75 on December 29, 2008 and is followed by End of the Golden Witch, the first episode in Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru.

The original release of Alliance of the Golden Witch contains the previous 3 episodes. In other words, it is effectively the full Question Arcs release.


Good morning. How shocking that you haven't been forced to surrender even now.
By this point, even I am forced to expect a lot from you.

Not all of the game takes place on the board.
How about taking a little peek on the outside this time around?
They say that if you know your enemy, you need not fight a hundred battles.

The difficulty level depends on you.
The manner in which you've fought until now will greatly influence the difficulty of this game.

Plot Summary

This chapter introduces Battler's sister Ange as a secondary protagonist, who was absent from the 1986 Ushiromiya family conference and was taken in by Eva, the only survivor of the Rokkenjima Mass Murders. The narrative shifts between the gameboard and the outside world, showing readers the impact of the incident on Ange's life and exploring her relationship with Maria and magic through Maria's diary.


Main Characters

New Characters



Release History

Original Release (Comiket 75)

Alliance of the Golden Witch first released on PC at C75 on December 29, 2008.

English Release

The Question Arcs were officially translated to English and released by MangaGamer on July 8, 2016.


Umineko no Naku Koro ni Saku released as a compilation of every arc on PC on October 4, 2019.


This arc has been featured in the following console ports:



The manga adaptation of Alliance of the Golden Witch was illustrated by Soichiro and serialized in Square Enix's Gangan Online magazine from October 2009 to February 2012. It was later collected into six volumes. Yen Press published them in English in three omnibus volumes.

  1. Alliance of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 1 (JP: April 22, 2010; EN: July 22, 2014)
  2. Alliance of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 2 (JP: August 21, 2010; EN: July 22, 2014)
  3. Alliance of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 3 (JP: December 22, 2010; EN: October 28, 2014)
  4. Alliance of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 4 (JP: April 22, 2011; EN: October 28, 2014)
  5. Alliance of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 5 (JP: August 22, 2011; EN: January 20, 2015)
  6. Alliance of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 6 (JP: April 21, 2012; EN: January 20, 2015)


The 2009 Umineko: When They Cry anime by Studio DEEN adapted Alliance of the Golden Witch in Episodes 19 to 26 as the final arc of the season.

  1. End Game (aired: November 5, 2009)
  2. Zugzwang (aired: November 12, 2009)
  3. Prophylaxis (aired: November 19, 2009)
  4. Problem Child (aired: November 26, 2009)
  5. Breakthrough (aired: December 3, 2009)
  6. Adjourn (aired: December 10, 2009)
  7. Forced Move (aired: December 17, 2009)
  8. Sacrifice (aired: December 24, 2009)


Kodansha released two volumes adapting Alliance of the Golden Witch:

  1. Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 4: Alliance of the Golden Witch volume 1 (released: July 2, 2010)
  2. Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 4: Alliance of the Golden Witch volume 2 (released: August 3, 2010)


Original Version


Umineko No Naku Koro Ni Episode 4 - Alliance of the Golden Witch Opening

Umineko no Naku Koro ni by Akiko Shikata The original opening for the fourth arc of the visual novel.



Umineko no Naku Koro ni by Akiko Shikata The original opening for the fourth arc of the visual novel using PS3 sprites.

PS3 Version


Umineko no Naku Koro Ni PS3 OP EP1-4

Senkyou no Igreja by Asriel (KOKOMI) Used for the PS3 remake Rondo of the Witch and Reasoning and contains spoilers for all Question Arcs.

Anime Version


Umineko no naku koro ni Opening version 4

Katayoku no Tori by Akiko Shikata.



  • Screenplay and Graphics: Ryukishi07
  • Directing and Scripting: Yatazakura
  • System, Scripting, and Web management: BT
  • Image and Text Processing: Tokika
  • Music Chief and Debugging: dai
  • Backgrounds and Debugging: Nekozakura
  • Management and Coloring: Tsubaki Naruse
  • Mastering Assistant: pre-holder
  • Backgrounds: Kameya Mannen-dou, Yatazakura, Nekozakura, MALI., ALL Season Shikinoirodori
  • NScripter Naoki Takahashi
  • NScripter Extension Effects: Koubou Kimikagesou
  • Portraits: Takahito Ekusa (Alchemist)
  • Opening Movie: Yoyu (RMG), Nanagi (Hightension wires)
  • Opening Theme: Umineko no Naku Koro ni
    • Composition and Arrangement: Akiko Shikata
    • Lyrics: Noriko Mitose
    • Vocal and Chorus: Akiko Shikata by the courtesy of HATS UNLIMITED, INC.
    • Recording and Mixing Engineer: Minami Chokko
    • Acoustic Guitar: Jura
    • Bouzouki, Irish Bouzouki: Koichiro Tashiro
    • Violin: Seiko Onuki
    • Electric Guitar: Hiroki Ito
    • Percussion, marimba: Marie Oishi
    • Base: Koki Ohno
    • Recorder, tin whistle: Takashi Yasui
  • Music and SFX: -45, dai, M.Zakky, pre-holder, SB YUNE, zts, U2 Akiyama, Eriya Arai, Mizuki Kitaoji (grasun cat), sumiisan (Kaminoke Records), Hironori Doi, Pureco, Luck Ganriki, Kino Nei, E. Kida, Nakao Boushi, Asami Masuda, sunny (Roundbooster Architexture), xaki (Roundbooster Architexture), cap (Roundbooster Architexture), Kazumi Kimura, Motoki Zakuro, pyon (Roundbooster Architexture), Sakura Kanae, Ryu-Ga, NYO (Silver Forest), bit (Silver Forest), Kana (Silver Forest)
  • Special Thanks: General (GML), Shigeru Nakagawa (Alchemist), Kiichi Kanou (Alchemist), Michiko Koyanagi (5pb), Atsushi Seto (HOBIBOX), Hiroshi Nakamura (WAYUTA), Yasuyuki Hirata (Avex Entertainment), Takeshi Hiradate (Avex Entertainment), Tomoko Shinoda, Mariko Terashita
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