|This article is about a character in Umineko no Naku Koro ni.|
Toshiro Gohda (郷田 俊朗 Gōda Toshirō), also known as Gouda in the Yen Press manga translations, is a servant employed as a chef. He first appears in Legend of the Golden Witch.
A servant hired as a cook.
He hasn't served this family long, but through his earlier jobs and previous experience, he has cultivated a talent for entertaining guests.
Because of this, he is very highly regarded as a servant.
Gohda has dark green hair and wears a black tuxedo with a white undershirt and red bowtie.
Gohda is often cowardly, as at one point he pushes the responsibility of late tea delivery onto Shannon. He also tends to get anxious to the point that he can't speak properly.
Gohda looks down on Shannon and Kanon for being permitted to wear the One-Winged Eagle despite Gohda's cooking skills. Even so, he shows some concern for them at times.
Much of Gohda's background is revealed in Notes from a Certain Chef. He used to work as a chef in a high-class hotel before getting fired due to conflicts with the head staff. Gohda was blacklisted from finding work at other establishments, and when he heard that the Ushiromiya family was looking to hire a live-in cook, Gohda jumped at the chance and got the job.
Role in the StoryEdit
Gohda is first introduced when he welcomes the Ushiromiya family to Rokkenjima. He prepares a multitude of delicious food, including a dessert made from rose petals.
Gohda is later killed on the first twilight.
His corpse was found inside the rose garden storehouse. His face seems to have been smashed after his death.
How unfortunate. Apparently, he was originally supposed to be on duty in the guesthouse.
After Jessica and Kanon's deaths, Gohda is cooking food in the kitchen with the other servants when a severely wounded Kanon suddenly bursts through the back door. The servants and Nanjo take Kanon to the servants room to patch him up, but Kanon suddenly conjures a blade and kills Nanjo and Kumasawa. Gohda slams Kanon into the wall as Shannon and Genji retrieve a spiderweb and press it to Kanon's wounds, making him disintegrate.
Gohda and the other servants try to relay this information to Rosa's group, but Gohda is too nervous to properly explain what he saw. Later, Gohda, the remaining servants and George are banished to the kitchen. Gohda, Shannon and George then head to the chapel to retrieve the key to Natsuhi's room, but Beatrice attempts to kill them.
The group is chased all the way to Natsuhi's room, where a spirit mirror that could defeat Beatrice is inside. Gohda uses his body to block the door, which keeps magically unlocking, and Beelzebub eventually kills him by stabbing him in the chest.
Died in Natsuhi's room, with his chest pierced by a weapon shaped like a stake.
At the fifth twilight, gouge the chest and kill.
The cook was cooked. Kihihihihi.
Died in the first twilight as part of a chain of closed rooms.
His corpse was found in the waiting room on the third floor. The weapon used on him is assumed to be a gun or spear-shaped object.
The room next to the study is fitting for him, considering how much he wanted to earn Kinzo's favor.
Gohda and Kumasawa escape the dining room where the first twilight occurred and rush to tell Battler and the cousins about it. By the order of Kinzo, the two of them are locked inside the garden storehouse, and the key is passed to Gohda.
When Battler goes to take his test, he looks inside the storehouse to see Gohda and Kumasawa dead and hanging from the ceiling. Battler later performs a more thorough investigation in the Tea Party.
His corpse was found in the rose garden storehouse. It's assumed that he was hung by the neck after being shot in the forehead.
They put ropes around their own necks. That can be a pretty interesting experience now and then.
Alive by the time of the game's suspension.
Alive by the time of the game's suspension.
In the Tea Party, he was killed by Kyrie with a shot to the head.
When Erika comes to attack the Golden Land, the group tries to stall for time by pretending to argue amongst themselves. At first Gohda talks about handing over the Golden Land, but then suddenly talks about defending it, which is immediately noticed by Erika.
Other Appearances Edit
Notes from a Certain Chef is a TIP that focuses on Gohda. After taking the job as the Ushiromiya family's head chef, Gohda witnesses bizarre pranks involving magic circles being found drawn, increasing his belief in the Golden Witch.
- The manga reveals that he was actually fired from his hotel job due to a sexual affair with someone.
- He is the only servant not to have any magical capabilities or alternate existences.