Banquet of the Golden Witch is the third installment of the Umineko no Naku Koro ni series. It was released at Comiket 74 on August 16, 2008.
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Plot Summary
- 3 Characters
- 4 Release History
- 5 Adaptations
- 6 Openings
- 7 Credits
Good morning. I'm quite surprised to see that you still haven't surrendered.
The Golden Witch has extremely high hopes for you.
Have you figured out the structure of this world by now?
You have no chance of victory unless you know the rules.
Please, enjoy your game with the Witch to your heart's content.
The difficulty level is equal.
Equal for both you and the Witch.
- Main article: Banquet of the Golden Witch/Plot Summary
The episode continues the battle between Battler and Beatrice, with the events on the island having a special focus on Eva Ushiromiya. Battler's debate against magic is further complicated by the introduction of new witches and demons, and as the Ushiromiya adults make a serious attempt to solve the epitaph, Battler starts to learn more about Beatrice's past and the state of the island.
Original Release (Comiket 74)
Banquet of the Golden Witch first released on PC at C74 on August 16, 2008.
This arc was rereleased with Alliance of the Golden Witch at C75 on December 29, 2008.
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:
- Umineko no Naku Koro ni: Rondo of the Witch and Reasoning
- Umineko no Naku Koro ni Portable 2
- Umineko no Naku Koro ni Saku: Symphony of Catbox and Dreams
- Castling (aired: September 17, 2009)
- Gambit (aired: September 24, 2009)
- Positional Play (aired: October 1, 2009)
- Isolated Pawn (aired: October 8, 2009)
- Queening Square (aired: October 15, 2009
- Promotion (aired: October 22, 2009)
- Swindles (aired: October 29, 2009)
- Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 3: Banquet of the Golden Witch volume 1 (released: March 2, 2010)
- Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 3: Banquet of the Golden Witch volume 2 (released: April 2, 2010)
- Banquet of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 1 (JP release: April 22, 2010. EN release: January 21, 2014)
- Banquet of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 2 (JP release: August 21, 2010. EN release: January 21, 2014)
- Banquet of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 3 (JP release: December 22, 2010. EN release: January 21, 2014)
- Banquet of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 4 (JP release: April 22, 2011. EN release: April 22, 2014)
- Banquet of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 5 (JP release: August 22, 2011. EN release: April 22, 2014)
- Screenplay and Graphics: Ryukishi07
- Directing and Scripting: Yatazakura
- System, Scripting, and Web management: BT, Tokihi
- Music Chief and debugger: dai
- 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
- Studios: BS&T RECORDING & REHERSAL STUDIO, Rabbit Hole Studio, SOUND INN STUDIO
- 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, sunny (Roundbooster Architexture), xaki (Roundbooster Architexture), cap (Roundbooster Architexture), Kazumi Kimura, Motoki Zakuro, 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
- Produced By: 07th Expansion