Turn of the Golden Witch Vol. 1 is the first volume of Jiro Suzuki's manga adaptation of Turn of the Golden Witch. It is the fifth overall volume of the manga adaptation of Umineko no Naku Koro ni. The volume was released in English by Yen Press as an omnibus with Volume 2 and part of Volume 3.

Publisher's Summary

Japanese

連続殺人幻想第二章、開幕。一代で家を隆盛の極みに導いた右代宮金蔵。命数尽きようとする、かの老当主が所有せる莫大な金塊を巡り片翼の鷲の紋章を許されし一族の思惑が交錯する。大人達の駆け引きの一方で右代宮家の使用人“家具”紗音は仕えるべき一族、右代宮譲治に想いを寄せる。同じ家具としての宿命に生きる嘉音の掣肘を余所に、紗音は魔に魅入られる。紗音の許されぬ恋――それは、この世のものならぬ力によって成就された。黄金の魔女のベアトリーチェ。愚かな人間達への哄笑が運命の孤島に響き渡る。

English

With help from the witch Beatrice, Shannon has enjoyed a budding romance with George Ushiromiya, her master's eldest grandson. As a servant of the Ushiromiya estate, Shannon is little more than furniture, but since her bargain with Beatrice, Shannon has never felt happier...or more human. Her brother and fellow servant, Kanon, is troubled by his sister's reliance on the with to reach beyond her lowly status. But when love begins to flutter in Kanon's heart, will he be tempted to abandon his station and take the witch's hand as well?

Chapters

Chapter 1: A Dream at the Bottom of the Water

Chapter 2: Furniture

Chapter 3: Witch

Chapter 4: Seals

Chapter 5: Love

Chapter 6: Something Unseen

Afterword

Ryukishi07

You Will Surrender

Hello, I am Ryukishi07.

Welcome to "Episode 2: Turn of the Golden Witch." As the subtitle suggests, this episode of Umineko portrays Beatrice's turn in the game of chess between the human Battler and the Golden Witch.

I'm guessing that of the readers who swore to solve the serial murders in Episode 1, 99.9% of them will bend over and kiss the witch's shoe here. Ha-ha, yes, I do believe so—in fact, I'm sure of it. You? There's no doubt in my mind.

There's no such thing as witches? It must be the work of a human pretending to be a witch? How very courageous and plucky of you. None of you will remain. You will surrender.

Are you angry to be insulted so, here in this afterword? Then join Battler and challenge the new series of murders that will occur. I'm not expecting you to tell me who is responsible. There's no way you'll be able to figure that out. I'm just eager to see if you can at least figure out how a human could carry them out in the first place. But I know the result already. You can't even solve that!

Hee-hee-hee...Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! Gah-hah-hyah-hyah-hya-hah-hah!!

...taunts Beatrice with a cruel glint in her eye. Please, dear readers, do your best to tackle the serial murders of Episode 2. No, I cannot demand that you tackle them. Please, just reach the end without giving in to the witch. It will be a difficult enough episode simply to accomplish that. Hee-hee-hee-hee!

Jiro Suzuki

(Jiro Suzuki writes the afterword in manga form. See the Gallery below)

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