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Chapter 1: Rokkenjima (第1話 六軒島 Dai Ichi-wa Rokkenjima) is the first chapter of the Legend of the Golden Witch manga adaptation.

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The elderly head of the Ushiromiya family, Kinzo asks the attending physician Terumasa Nanjo how long he still has left before he dies. Nanjo does not give an answer and Kinzo shouts that he should not die yet until he sees Beatrice's smile once more.

On October 4, 1986 at 10:00 AM the families of Eva Ushiromiya, Rudolf Ushiromiya and Rosa Ushiromiya are headed to Rokkenjima by boat; the island is owned by the wealthy Ushiromiyas, who have an annual family gathering. The story is told in Battler Ushiromiya's point of view, who had been estranged from the family for personal reasons, and throughout the chapter introduces his cousins. As soon as the passengers arrive at Rokkenjima, Battler's cousin Jessica Ushiromiya makes fun of him for being unable to handle shaky transportation. Battler tries to grab her breasts and gets punched in retaliation. His nine-year-old cousin Maria Ushiromiya consoles him and Battler tells her that when she grows up he should feel her breasts. Again, Jessica punches Battler for his perverted behavior. Jessica and their cousin George Ushiromiya tell Maria she should not keep such promises. Battler narrates that in his interactions with his cousins, it feels like he really hasn't been away for six years.

Later on, Maria notices the shrine on the cliff has gone missing. George says he saw the torii gate on the shrine last year, and Battler and Jessica suggest that the shrine either weathered down or was knocked down by a wave. However, the servant Chiyo Kumasawa suggests that a giant lightning bolt destroyed the shrine, the event considered to be bad luck by the local fishermen. Maria starts to act strange, saying that bad luck is coming. Battler thinks that she was probably talking about the upcoming typhoon announced by the news. Kumasawa then says that unlike the rest of the group, Maria is able to sense the supernatural and begins to talk about the witch of Rokkenjima, only to be told by Jessica to stop. Battler becomes uneasy about the topic alongside Jessica and George, but Maria seemed to be excited.

Battler narrates that a countdown to a neverending nightmare has begun as the Ushiromiya siblings are shown having a meeting.

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This chapter adapts the visual novel chapters Prologue and Arrival at Nijiima Airport.

  • In the prologue in the visual novel, Genji Ronoue was featured alongside Kinzo and Nanjo. He does not appear in this chapter.
  • In the visual novel, there is a scene where Battler meets his parents, cousins, and aunts and uncles at Nijiima Airport and introduces them to the reader. This is omitted in the manga, which begins with Battler on the boat to Rokkenjima and introduces only his cousins through narration.

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