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    Ferozban is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Default Umineko no Naku Koro Ni (finally!)

    There are allready 2 episodes out of this great great masterpiece and still no thread?

    Finally after years of waiting we get to see umineko the other masterpiece of 07th expansion.

    especially the opening theme is really good.

    Heres a summary of it:
    Umineko no Naku Koro ni takes place primarily in the year 1986, during the time frame of October 4 and October 5 on a small, secluded island named Rokkenjima (六軒島?) 10 km around owned and lived on by Kinzo, the head of the wealthy Ushiromiya family.[4] Kinzo is near death, and eight of his family members arrive on the island for the annual family conference, where the adults plan to discuss how Kinzo's assets will be divided once he is dead. Also on the island are three family members who live there, five of Kinzo's servants, and his personal physician. After the eight family members arrive, a typhoon traps them on the island, and shortly after, strange things start to happen and people start dying.
    now hurry to tokyotosho and dl your entertainment.

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    Yeah, we knew about this already...
    The forums is pretty inactive now.

    I didn't play the Novel, so I'll be seeing how the anime goes.
    Sigh... my summer is gonna be plagued with nightmares

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    Ferozban is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    hmm yes i've noticed that only a hand full of users are on this site lately.
    i wonder why it went so inactive? where did all the people go?
    ...i would really like to discuss things in a little more active forum

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    BlueDo is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    In general, just more and more manga/anime sites popped up.
    Also, StopTazmo used to be a phenomenal manga datebase. Other sites just competed with it now, I guess.
    You wanna know what I think is the greatest factor? (highlight)
    People don't have to register to download chapters anymore

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    I just got into this series last week, love the op and ed, and any gore I can find is good. I lacked some horror/mystery anime in the spring, so this is appreciated.

    Anyone get the feeling like the end of the opening is missing a big OBJECTION!!! in it?

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    BlueDo is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    Well, episode 5 is out.
    This ends the first arc, apparently.
    Not scary so far, I must say.

    Tea Party was rather entertaining.
    I'm liking Battler more than K1
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    Ferozban is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Hmm yes it lacks a little gloomy scary atmosphere, but i guess it will be better.

    anyways Rika finally showed up^^to let them rewind again and again. but i was surprised beatrice allowed rika to stay. i mean she could have guessed that rika would interfere.

    it really was time for the witches to be introduced (and there are a lot more)

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    Low activity? Shitsucks. Oh well.

    As for Umineko, so far I'm liking it much more than I did Higurashi. Higurashi set up a very nice mystery at the beginning and then turned into LOL MAGIC AND CRAZY PEOPLE DID IT ALL, which sucked. Umineko's going sort of the opposite direction, and looks to be much more interesting.

    Also, while I haven't read the VN and therefore have no clue whether this theory has already been addressed and debunked, my primary guess as to how to explain the murders is as follows:

    Beatrice is a real human who lives in the woods of the island. She describes herself as an "alchemist", which is close to but not actually the truth. Beatrice is actually a skilled toxicologist and hypnotist, with all of the magical effects being created by the use of hypnotism enhanced by hallucinogenic drugs.

    I believe this to be the case because, during the first arc, all the visible magical effects (e.g. golden butterflies) fell into two categories: those which effected only willing believers in the witch, who would be susceptible to normal hypnotism, and those which kicked in following the furnace scene. When Beatrice burned Kin's body, she did so because the scent of the burning flesh would overpower the scent of the hallucinogens that she was spreading through the air. This is also why she was so intent on forcing people to believe a witch was behind the murders, and why Battler is such a problem for her: non-supernatural hypnotism, even in its exaggerated fictional form, requires a level of willingness to go along with the suggestions. Starting with the true believers (Maria, Shannon, Kanon), she was able to swiftly implanting the idea that a witch was doing the killings in the others, which made them willing to go along with her suggestions as well. Battler's disbelief is so strong that he was never able to see even the butterflies until the end, when he was thoroughly drugged.

    The locked room murder of Eva and her husband, which is the main sticking point of this theory, could also be easily accomplished through a combination of hypnotism (and possibly poison). The husband had a very shallow head injury that would have killed him slowly if at all, and he was therefore hypnotized into relocking the room behind Beatrice and then going to the bath.

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    Liberius is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Erachima, about the magic up the wazoo thing in Higurashi? You're going to be SORELY disapointed. It's simply a matter of "magic does not exist if you don't believe in it."

    On the other hand, this story is a lot more confusing than the last, and this season will almost definitely not answer all your questions given they're only going through about half the current number of arcs right now.

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    Meh... I wouldn't be able to judge it as a stand-alone project, but compared to the VN this sucks a lot.


 

 
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