Alliance of the Golden Witch Vol. 1 is the first volume of Souichiro's manga adaptation of Alliance of the Golden Witch and the 15th overall volume of the manga adaptation of Umineko When They Cry. The volume was released in English by Yen Press in an omnibus format with Volume 2.
Twelve years after her loved ones were brutally murdered at the annual family meeting, Ange Ushiromiya, now eighteen, is the sole heir of the Ushiromiya family. Ostracized by her peers, Ange seeks companionship in the pages of a diary left behind by her cousin, Maria. The diary offers a precious glimpse of Maria's world--her struggles at school, her friendship with stuffed--lion Sakutarou, and her fascination with magic. It's as if the diary contains the last remnants of Ange's dear cousin...and an opportunity for Ange to discover the magic within herself...
Chapter 1: One-Winged Eagle
Chapter 2: Magic
Chapter 3: It is the One Element
Chapter 4: Truth Is Like a Kaleidoscope
The True Beginning
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In Episode 4, Beato and Battler—with a newfound, deeper understanding of fighting witches—engage in a violent but intellectual battle with interlaced red-and-blue truths. You are no longer the helpless lamb, led astray by serial murders. You are now a brave challenger, tackling our mysterious riddle master's offering head-on.
I hope you will use the information and wisdom you've gained from observing this otherworldly struggle over the previous episodes to fully enjoy this particular battle of wits.
Episode 4 begins with eighteen-year-old Ange making the decision to travel back in search of the truth of what happened twelve years ago in 1986. What happened on Rokkenjima? By viewing the second day of that terrible storm from a perspective that is not Battler's you might discover something new that sheds light on the witch's darkness...
Do you remember what Okonogi said to Ange? When we search for the truth of a story, we often unconsciously decide on an answer, seek out the pieces that only support that particular answer, and ignore all the other pieces. The latter is especially true if those other pieces seem to contradict the answer we've settled on.
But that is like viewing the picture with only one eye. You are unable to view the truth in its full three dimensions. Perhaps the perspective that seeks the truth in an effort to deny the witch is much the same as attempting to view something with one eye closed.
And if in order to learn the truth, one must not deny the witch, but accept her...
In Episode 4, we will make a sharper examination of what a witch is and what magic is. I look forward to seeing you use that sharpened implement to pierce her heart and expose the truth. Hee-hee-hee...
Original Creator/Supervisor: Ryukishi07
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Editors: Captain Takegasa, Koizumi
Assistants: Ikeda, Tsukuda, Morita, Sis