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My Thoughts On Umineko No Naku Koro Ni’s Story

A10168-8Finally, in episode 2, the story starts to take shape. Plenty of people die and a weird circular image appears on the door of the storage building. Everyone is scared, panic is everywhere, and no one knows who it is. The one thing that is in common is the Witch/Alchemist Beatrice. The circle on the door did resemble something from an old witch craft story. Though, it could be someone else since all the adults are fighting for their fathers inheritance.

Based on episode too, the story seems to be starting finally, and it will probably be a rather suspenseful show. If that is how it is for the whole series, I will definitely enjoy it quite a bit.

I should probably add a little more to this post once I see episode 3 later today.

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My Thoughts On Umineko No Naku Koro Ni

A10168-8Having been a fan of Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni (When They Cry), when I heard of this, I became extremely excited about it. Finally, after waiting a couple of months to see it, with only Higurashi Rei to hold me over till this came out, I have been able to watch the first episode. Here is what I thought.

So, the story is about a family who gets together on their elders private island. The elder (Grandpa) is pretty close to dying, so many of the adults of the family are of course arguing over who gets what. All the while, there is some stuff brewing, and murders start to happen. And some other stuff happens with a witch too.

That probably didn’t make it sound all that interesting, but who cares?

Visually, it is pretty good, I still find Higurashi to be superior in this department, but it isn’t like I hate Umineko’s visuals. There are vibrant colors, and a lot of elaborate interior designs. My only problem with the first episode was that they didn’t move to many different location this episode to much, leading to the viewer seeing a lot of the same. But, this will probably change once the murders start.

The voice cast does a pretty good job too, and they even have the weird noise that one of the Loli characters in any 07th Expansion made anime/VN make. So, first you had Nippa, the Hauu~ Auu~, and you get Ooo Ooo. I never understood why they do this, it just happen.

The characters themselves are alright, none of them were particularly forgettable, but none were standing out from others just yet. Of course, you have to remember that this was the first episode, so when they main story kicks in, they should truly bloom into what they should be.  But for now, you will have to deal with perverted teen, blond girl with boobs, maid with boobs, loli, and old people.

Also, for people that care about endings and openings, the opening was good, the ending was kinda annoying. The singer for the ending chose this weird way to sing that makes him sound like he is dying almost.

Overall, it is a fun thing to watch, but I’m still hoping for it to show full potential within the next couple of episodes.

Visuals: 8/10

Audio: 8.5/10

Story: Waiting for it too truly start

School Days VN English Translation Episode 1 Released

schooldays-smallFinally, a public release of the School Days VN English translation. Sekai Project is still working on the other episodes, and have stated that episodes 2 – 4 should be out by the end of this year.

The reason they took so long with episodes1 is because they had to get a method of patching the game made. This can take many week, months, or even years to do, but once it is done, you can easily finish the translation.

Hopefully they get many downloads so they know that people appreciate what they have done.

You can download the English patch here.

Also, make sure you follow the directions because that will help get it up and running. With these types of things, the smallest error can cause the game not too work.

And It Has Started

tokyo8mThe Summer anime season has basically kicked off, and I want to know what everyone plans to watch.

You can find the list and short text previews on here.

With so much too choose from, there are 3 I already know I will finish. Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, Umineko no Naku Koro Ni, and Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. Everything else is a first episode watch, and if it is worth it, finish it.

So, leave a comment telling what you plan to watch, and maybe some recommendations.