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Turn of the Golden Witch is the second installment of the Umineko no Naku Koro ni series. It was first released at Comiket 73 on December 31, 2007.

Introduction

Good morning. The Golden Witch eagerly awaits your arrival.
Please do grant her that wish.

Were you able to get a good rest and perfect your strategy?
The Witch expects a lot from you, and is more than ready to launch an assault right from the start.
I also look forward to seeing your strategy.

The difficulty level is extreme.
The Witch intends to make you surrender all at once.

Plot Summary

Main article: Turn of the Golden Witch/Plot Summary

Following the events of the Tea Party in Legend of the Golden Witch, this episode develops the confrontation between Battler and Beatrice, who each try to disprove the other's position regarding the existence of magic. The conflict between them plays out in a higher-level plane, allowing them to oversee the events on the island, where the murders repeat once again under different circumstances. The episode also focuses heavily on the relationships between Jessica and Kanon, George and Shannon, and Maria and Rosa.

Characters

Main Characters

New Characters

Furniture

Witches

Release History

Original Release

Turn of the Golden Witch first released on PC at C73 on December 31, 2007

Comiket 74

This arc was rereleased with Banquet of the Golden Witch at C74 on August 16, 2008.

Comiket 75

This arc was rereleased with Alliance of the Golden Witch at C75 on December 29, 2008.

English Release

The Question Arcs were officially translated to English and released by MangaGamer on July 8, 2016.

Saku

Umineko no Naku Koro ni Saku released as a compilation of every arc on PC on October 4, 2019.

Ports

This arc has been featured in the following console ports:

Adaptations

Manga

  1. Turn of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 1 (JP release: June 22, 2009. EN release: May 28, 2013)
  2. Turn of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 2 (JP release: December 22, 2009. EN release: May 28, 2013)
  3. Turn of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 3 (JP release: April 22, 2010. EN release: May 28, 2013
  4. Turn of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 4 (JP release: August 21, 2010 . EN release: August 2013)
  5. Turn of the Golden Witch Manga Volume 5 (JP release: December 22, 2010. EN release: August 2013)

Anime

  1. Middle Game (aired: August 6, 2009)
  2. Early Queen Move (aired: August 13, 2009)
  3. Weak Square (aired: August 20, 2009)
  4. Skewer (aired: August 27, 2009)
  5. Accept (aired: September 3, 2009)
  6. Back Rank Mate (aired: September 10, 2009)

Novels

  1. Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 2: Turn of the Golden Witch volume 1 (released: November 5, 2009)
  2. Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 2: Turn of the Golden Witch volume 2 (released: December 1, 2009)

Openings

Original Version

Umineko_no_Naku_Koro_ni_OP_EP1

Umineko no Naku Koro ni OP EP1

Umineko no Naku Koro ni by Akiko Shikata. The original opening for the first three arcs of the visual novel.

Umineko_no_Naku_Koro_ni_OP_v2

Umineko no Naku Koro ni OP v2

Umineko no Naku Koro ni by Akiko Shikata. An alternative opening used as a promotional video but not found in the visual novels.

PS3 Version

Umineko_no_Naku_Koro_Ni_PS3_OP_EP1-4

Umineko no Naku Koro Ni PS3 OP EP1-4

Senkyou no Igreja by Asriel (KOKOMI). Used for the PS3 remake Rondo of the Witch and Reasoning and contains spoilers for all Question Arcs.

Anime Version

Umineko_no_Naku_Koro_ni_OP_Anime

Umineko no Naku Koro ni OP Anime

Katayoku no Tori by Akiko Shikata.

Credits

  • Screenplay and Graphics: Ryukishi07
  • Directing and Scripting: Yatazakura
  • System, Scripting, and Web management: BT
  • Music Chief and debugger: dai
  • Management and Coloring: Tsubaki Naruse
  • Mastering Assistant: pre-holder
  • Backgrounds: Kameya Mannen-dou, Yatazakura, Nekozakura, MALI., ALL Season Shikinoiridori
  • NScripter Naoki Takahashi
  • NScripter Extension Effects: Koubou Kimikagesou
  • Portraits: Takahito Ekusa (Alchemist)
  • Opening Movie: Yoyu (RMG), Nanagi (Hightension wires)
  • Opening Theme: Umineko no Naku Koro ni
    • Composition and Arrangement: Akiko Shikata
    • Lyrics: Noriko Mitose
    • Vocal and Chorus: Akiko Shikata by the courtesy of HATS UNLIMITED, INC.
    • Recording and Mixing Engineer: Minami Chokko
    • Acoustic Guitar: Jura
    • Bouzouki, Irish Bouzouki: Koichiro Tashiro
    • Violin: Seiko Onuki
    • Electric Guitar: Hiroki Ito
    • Percussion, marimba: Marie Oishi
    • Base: Koki Ohno
    • Recorder, tin whistle: Takashi Yasui
    • Studios: BS&T RECORDING & REHERSAL STUDIO, Rabbit Hole Studio, SOUND INN STUDIO
  • 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, Pureco, Luck Ganriki, Kino Nei, sunny (Roundbooster Architexture), xaki (Roundbooster Architexture), cap (Roundbooster Architexture), Kazumi Kimura, Motoki Zakuro, Ryu-Ga, NYO (Silver Forest), bit (Silver Forest), Kana (Silver Forest)
  • 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