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Dawn of the Golden Witch Vol. 1 is the first volume of Hinase Momoyama's manga adaptation of Dawn of the Golden Witch and the 27th 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.

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六軒島を舞台にした第6のゲームは、戦人が構築した“魔女幻想”。そしてその謎に挑むのは、“探偵”古戸ヱリカ。黄金の魔女へと至る二人のベアトをめぐる物語とは…!? 解答編第2弾、遂に開幕!!


Battler assumes control of the sixth game, wielding his new golden truth as he parries the logical blows of the detective-and-witch, Erika Furudo. For Battler, what began as a contest over the existence of magic has become a fight to revive the fiery, vibrant Beatrice of his early clashes on the game board. The logical loops and rules of the game were already complex, but now as the game master, Battler must quickly learn how to shape the events to his and Beatrice's ultimate ends without getting locked in a closed room by Erika, the Witch of Truth!


Chapter 1: The Sixth Game

Chapter 2: Fledgling

Chapter 3: Confession

Chapter 4: Beato's Existence



What Truth Did Battler Come to Realize?

Hello, I am Ryukishi07.

Umineko When They Cry has come to Episode 6 now. In this story, Battler becomes the Game Master. The Game Master is one who has understood this story in its true sense, and thus, it is proof that Battler has reached the truth at last. But you readers following along are totally baffled, aren't you? And like Ange, you want to know how this happened, don't you? It is difficult to search for the answer in a witch's game. But the hints are cast here and there throughout the stories. I hope that you will join Ange in approaching the truth now that Battler has found it and is telling his own tale.

There are new characters in this episode. The two demons are not explicitly given a gender, and it is made difficult to tell which is which. They are introduced as masters of ceremony, in a sense, and they will make the story more exciting through their presence. I can't wait to see how Momoyama-sensei draws them!

Two demons, two Beatrices, two pieces of furniture...witches and humans, illusions and falsehood. The number two is actually an extremely crucial one within the world of Umineko. Did you know that? Of course, you are free not to believe me.. After all, there is no red text or blue text in the human world...

The sixth episode has only just begun. Will you travel on a journey with me to destroy the witch's illusion? Will you be able to find the truth that Battler unearthed...?

Hinase Momoyama

It's nice to meet you! I am Hinase Momoyama. Thank you for reading Volume 1 of Umineko WHEN THEY CRY, Episode 6!

Not only do I get to draw Erika-san's return from Episode 5, but I get Fledgling Beato, Elder Beato, Au-au-san... I am so full of delight and motivation at getting to draw Episode 6 and all of its wonderfully juicy scenes and characters!!
Episode 6, Episode 6!
Huff, huff!

I went on a trap to collect references for backgrounds before the series started! It was really fun visiting such wonderful locations! I will never forget the smile my editor gave me when he said, "You've completed your collection of reference background images!"
He looked really happy about it.
(Meanwhile, I was dying in the summer heat...)


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Ryukishi07-sama &
the staff of 07th Expansion

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