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.


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.


Main Characters

New Characters




Original Version


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 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

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

Katayoku no Tori by Akiko Shikata.

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