End of the Golden Witch is the first installment of Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru and the fifth arc of the overall series. It was first released at Comiket 76 on August 15, 2009 and is followed by Dawn of the Golden Witch.
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Plot Summary
- 3 Characters
- 4 Release History
- 5 Adaptations
- 6 Openings
- 7 Credits
Please enjoy this new game by a new Game Master at your leisure.
However, the game has already reached a climax.
The culprit has been cornered, and there's nothing left to do but await the final checkmate.
But for that very reason, there must be something for you to spot looking down on it from afar.
The difficulty is fairly easy.
What could possibly deceive you after all this time...?
- Main article: End of the Golden Witch/Plot Summary
Lambdadelta takes over as Game Master following Beatrice's defeat at the end of the previous arc while Bernkastel takes primary control of the human side in the game. Battler meanwhile tries to understand the truth behind Beato's games and comes into conflict with Erika Furudo, a detective character created by Bern who approaches the island murders from a "mystery" perspective, in contrast to Battler's "anti-fantasy" stance. The chapter also has a focus on Natsuhi, who receives threatening phone calls from a "Man from 19 Years Ago".
Original Release (Comiket 76)
End of the Golden Witch first released on PC at C76 on August 15, 2009.
This arc was rereleased with Dawn of the Golden Witch at C77 on December 30, 2009.
This arc was rereleased with Requiem of the Golden Witch at C78 on August 14, 2010.
This arc was rereleased with Twilight of the Golden Witch at C79 on December 31, 2010.
Chiru was officially translated to English and released by MangaGamer on November 17, 2017.
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: Nocturne of Truth and Illusions
- Umineko no Naku Koro ni Saku: Symphony of Catbox and Dreams
The manga adaptation of End of the Golden Witch was illustrated by Akitaka and serialized in Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine from November 2010 to December 2012. It was later collected into six volumes. Yen Press published them in English in three omnibus volumes.
- End of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 1 (JP: April 22, 2011; EN: May 19, 2015)
- End of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 2 (JP: December 22, 2011; EN: May 19, 2015)
- End of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 3 (JP: April 21, 2012; EN: September 22, 2015)
- End of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 4 (JP: August 22, 2012; EN: September 22, 2015)
- End of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 5 (JP: December 22, 2012; EN: January 26, 2016)
- End of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 6 (JP: December 22, 2012; EN: January 26, 2016)
Kodansha released two volumes adapting End of the Golden Witch:
- Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 5: End of the Golden Witch volume 1 (released: July 13, 2012)
- Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 5: End of the Golden Witch volume 2 (released: December 18, 2012)
- Screenplay and Graphics: Ryukishi07
- Directing and Scripting: Yatazakura
- System: BT
- Overall Management and Web Management: Tokika
- Music Chief and Debugging: dai
- Assistant Director 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 (feat. works)
- Opening Theme: Occultics no Majo
- Lyrics and Composition: Chiyomaru Shikura
- Arrangement: Koji Ueno
- Song: Ayumu (Zwei)
- 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, Fuga Hatori, 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), Yuudai, Rekka Katakiri
- 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