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This page is for detailing information for the lesser characters of the Umineko no Naku Koro ni series.
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- 1 Main Story
- 1.1 Kawabata
- 1.2 Kinzo's legal wife
- 1.3 President of Marusoo
- 1.4 Hina
- 1.5 Dale Watanabe
- 1.6 Erika's former lover
- 1.7 Maria's father
- 1.8 Ranko Edogawa
- 1.9 Diana
- 1.10 Beatrice Castiglioni's father
- 1.11 First Lieutenant Yamamoto
- 1.12 Tajima and Warrant Officer Hiraoka
- 1.13 Lieutenant Angelo
- 1.14 Gino and Rubens
- 1.15 Painter
- 2 Side Arcs
- 3 Trivia
- 4 References
Kawabata (川畑 Kawabata) is the plane pilot at the beginning of Legend of the Golden Witch who brings the Ushiromiya family to Nijima. Though he has the exact same name as the boat captain Kawabata, he is a different character.
Kinzo's legal wife
Kinzo Ushiromiya's wife, who he was forced to marry by the Ushiromiya elders before he became a soldier in World War II. Not much is known about her. She came from an aristocratic family. As Kinzo's wife, Krauss, Eva, Rudolf and Rosa were her children, and Jessica, George, Battler, Ange and Maria her grandchildren. Little reference was made to her throughout the series, and only by her family members. She was deceased by October 4th, 1986.
She was mentioned once by Kinzo during EP7. Kinzo did not feel strongly about her. It is unclear how she felt about him. She suspected Kinzo of having a mistress, and was aware of rumors of a blonde woman living in secret on Rokkenjima. Rudolf noted that Kinzo had cried at her funeral, though not as much as when he cried for Beatrice in EP7.
Like Asumu, she did not have a sprite in the original sound novels. She did have an appearance in the manga adaptation, though she only appeared for one panel.
President of Marusoo
A company president that Kinzo supposedly showed his legendary gold stockpile to. The president was allowed to take a gold bar from the pile and have it examined, which revealed the gold to be pure and genuine. Krauss received the gold ingot following the President's death, proving the epitaph's gold to him.
Hina (ヒナ Hina) was a classmate of Jessica and Saku.
Erika's former lover
A man referenced by Erika Furudo in EP6. As Erika explained to Dlanor, the reason she strongly denied magic was because of her experience with a man in college who claimed to love her. After Erika confronted him with evidence that he was cheating on her, the man reacted violently and threw her out. This scarred Erika emotionally, and was likely the reason she refused to believe in love or magic. Erika grew to despise him, as when Erika's mockingly referred to him after showing Dlanor her past kakera.
The biological father of Maria Ushiromiya and former partner of Rosa Ushiromiya. He abandoned Rosa while she was pregnant. He and Rosa were never married, though Rosa loved him deeply. After getting Rosa to cosign on a loan to him, he left her, leaving Rosa in deep debt.
Willard H. Wright's pet cat. She could only drink warm milk as a consequence of certain digestive issues. Despite her calm and cute demeanor, she was actually rather vicious.
Beatrice Castiglioni's father
Beatrice Castiglioni's father was a high-ranking official in the Salo Republic of Italy. An expedition to carry many gold bars to Italy put him alongside many sailors in a submarine. This submarine was hit by a mine, and he died.
First Lieutenant Yamamoto
Kinzo's commanding officer. He summoned Kinzo to act as an interpreter for the Italian soldiers when they were taken into the military base on Rokkenjima. After learning about the gold the Italians were carrying on their submarine, he tried to negotiate with them so he could have some of the gold for himself. However, when that failed, he commanded an attack on them in an attempt to steal it from them, resulting in a massive firefight.
Later in the firefight, Yamamoto took Beatrice Castiglioni hostage and killed Angelo with his pistol. After that, Kinzo came to Beatrice's rescue and Yamamoto shot at him and grazed his ear, thinking that Kinzo tipped the Italians off. Kinzo then shot Yamamoto in the chest, killing him.
Tajima and Warrant Officer Hiraoka
Soldiers from the Japanese Army and Kinzo's colleagues on the military base. A discussion between the Japanese and Italians turned violent, with the almost-dead Hiraoka being the first thing Kinzo saw when he heard gunshots. Tajima attempts to warn everyone else of what's going on and is shot and killed form behind by Italians. Both of their deaths discouraged Kinzo from wanting to die.
One of the Italian soldiers taken into the Rokkenjima base on a damaged submarine. He wanted to keep the gold secret from the Italian government and the Allies but saw fit to try and embezzle it later. He discusses with Yamamoto and the Japanese soldiers about splitting the gold but when they get attacked he orders a massacre of the Japanese on the base. Angelo is ultimately killed by Yamamoto.
Gino and Rubens
Italian soldiers that were killed by Japanese soldiers on the base.
A painter who painted the portrait of Beatrice that hangs in the main hall of the Ushiromiya mansion. In Twilight of the Golden Witch, they are once again hired to make a new Beatrice portrait for the Fukuin House.
A woman that Rudolf's dating in Labor Thanksgiving Day Gifts despite his marriage to Kyrie. He secretly talks with her over the phone and prepares a private meeting with her but soon reschedules after receiving a threatening gift from Kyrie.
- Ranko Edogawa's name is derived from Ranpo Edogawa, a Japanese mystery novelist. According to Shinsou Kaimei Dokuhon Episode 8, Ranko was to have a sprite and appear alongside two other characters named Yukiko Ayatsuji and Shoko Shimada as "The Three Tortured Sisters". Yukiko and Shoko are derived from Yukito Ayatsuji and Soji Shimada, respectively; both are also Japanese mystery novelists.
- A character with the exact same name as Akihito appears in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Chapter 6: Tsumihoroboshi.
- Answer to the Golden Witch:
KEIYA: The pilot and the captain have the same name Kawabata, was that a dropped idea as well?
Ryukishi07: Ah, the Kawabata line is it?! In the PC gamemaker software Leaf there is a long-existing family line, you know?! And as an homage to that I decided in my head to make the Kawabata family appear as a captain or a pilot again and again. I wish I could have inserted them more often. Maybe in my next work the Kawabata’s will appear as bus drivers or conductors *laugh*.
- Legend of the Golden Witch Chapter 5: Epitaph on the Portrait
- Legend of the Golden Witch Chapter 8: Legend of the Gold
- Turn of the Golden Witch Chapter 4: Chessboard Preparations
- Dawn of the Golden Witch Chapter 11 - The Fate of Those Who Do Not Fight