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Banquet of the Golden Witch Vol. 1 is the first volume of Kei Natsumi's manga adaptation of Banquet of the Golden Witch and the tenth overall volume of the manga adaptation of Umineko When They Cry. The volume was released in English by Yen Press as an omnibus with Volume 2 and part of Volume 3.

Publisher's Summary




Time holds little meaning for Beatrice the Millennial Witch. Replaying the events leading up to the Golden Banquet again and again only gives her more opportunity to play with her new favorite toy, Battler Ushiromiya. The boy's will to resist the witch remains strong as the curtain rises for a third time on the Ushiromiya family's annual reunion. But as Beatrice pulls more and more players into the game, the strain on Battler's defenses is evident. Do the other members of his family hold the key to solving the witch's riddle and sealing her defeat?!


Chapter 1: The Endless Witch

Chapter 2: Welcome Home

Chapter 3: The Devil's Proof

Chapter 4: Tenacity

Chapter 5: Confession



The True Beginning

Hello, I am Ryukishi07.

We stand at the beginning of Epsiode 3 of Umineko When They Cry—"Banquet of the Golden Witch." In this episode, Battler finally regains his wits after being strung around Beatrice's finger for two episodes, and he fights back.

What use is logic against a witch who can create any sealed-room murder with the twitch of a finger? No doubt both you and Battler feel the same way right about now. Well, Episode 3 is crammed full of helpful hints to teach you how to fight. I hope you will join Battler in utilizing these hints to strike back at the witch.

In a sense, Episode 3 of Umineko When They Cry might be considered the true beginning of our story, because both sides are finally on equal footing.

Are you prepared to challenge the witch? Are you prepared to maintain an unflinching heart, even in the face of bizarre magic and inexplicable murders?

Then let us begin. Welcome to "Episode 3: Banquet of the Golden Witch"!

By the time this episode is over, you should at least be able to solve a sealed-room murder or two. Beatrice is expecting great things from you...hee-hee.

Kei Natsumi

It's been ages since last we met. I'm Kei Natsumi. Did you enjoy the opening to the third game of the series? Episode 3 is chock-full of hints and information, so I'm hoping to cram as much of that as possible into the manga edition. This episode features many people who died right off the bat in Episode 1, so it's been a great joy for me to draw it. Thanks as always to my tireless supervisors and editors, Nozaki-san and Koizumi-san, and Ryukishi07-san and the rest of 07th Expansion. Looking forward to more in the future.

Hope we meet again in the next volume!
See you again.

Special Thanks
Hinata, Rodriguez Nagai, Rin "Tomisho" Kuroki, Mai Horiuchi, Midori Imai, Natsuru, Riuna Mizuzaki, Chiyo Watanabe, Haruka Hano
& You.


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