Umineko no Naku Koro ni – Episode 26

Episode IV-VIII Sacrifice

Ange enters the Golden Land where she happily reunites Maria with Sakutaro and forces Beatrice to continue the game. Battler, however, has lost his soul due to his uncertainty of his own identity. Desperate to revive Battler, Ange confirms his qualifications as Kinzo’s grandson, and reveals her own identity as his sister to him, successfully restoring him. Having broken the rule to keep her identity a secret, however, Ange dies. With Battler’s resolve strengthened and Beatrice realizing she cannot escape the game, the two engage each other in their final confrontation, with Battler’s blue truth against Beatrice’s red truth. Kinzo’s spirit appears to protect Beatrice, but Battler dispels him by confirming his death not only at the start of the fourth game, but every game thus far; however, Beatrice confirms in red that there are actually no more than seventeen people on Rokkenjima. Nevertheless, Battler manages to explain all four games through human means, while Beatrice is left completely skewered by his blue truth, but unable to die. Beatrice begs Battler to kill her and presents him the last mystery she is able to give: since Battler is the only person left alive on the island, and yet Beatrice is also there to kill him, Beatrice asks, “Who am I?” Understanding Beatrice’s plight, Battler promises to solve her final mystery and put an end to her suffering. Bernkastel and Lambdadelta, however, intend to keep Beatrice in the game, torturing her for eternity.

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Seitokai no Ichizon – Episode 12

“The Student Council’s Discretion”
“Seitokai no Ichizon” (生徒会の一存)

Continues off Mafuyu’s Confession leading Kurimu on the topic “Future Visions” asking each of the Student Council what are their plans. A new character comes making Mafuyu jump in joy which she tries to get Ken involved. Nakameguro was guided to the council being a transfer student asking Ken to assist him on his way home. Nakameguro goes on saying that Ken is amazing and he’s strong but Ken disapproves his point of view saying he is weak without the help of the student council. Ken goes on explaining how he was saved by each of the student council during his first year as the Seasons went by. Continue reading “Seitokai no Ichizon – Episode 12”

Umineko no Naku Koro ni – Episode 25

Episode IV-VII Forced Move

In 1998, Ange arrives at Rokkenjima and continues on alone with Mammon and Sakutaro, only to be ambushed by Kasumi and her men, who proceed to beat and taunt her mercilessly, and destroy Maria’s diary. Noticing that Kasumi is being manipulated by the spirit of Eva-Beatrice, Ange miraculously summons the Sisters of Purgatory despite the large amount of magical resistance present, killing Kasumi and her men. Before vanishing, Eva-Beatrice resurrects the long-dead, human Eva to shoot and kill Ange, though Mammon destroys her gun, allowing Ange to kill Eva and make peace with her own emotions towards her. Ange meets with Bernkastel, who confirms that she is nothing more than a piece in the game between Battler and Beatrice. However, Ange remains determined to save her family.

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Seitokai no Ichizon – Episode 11

“The Fragmented Student Council”
“Kakeru Seitokai” (欠ける生徒会)

In the beginning Ken talks to “Yuki” what he can do to change but gets teased rather than get a serious answer…yet. A flashback shows how Ken and Mafuyu “met”. In the student council Ken left due to cold as the Kurimu and Minatsu try to make a serious meeting with the topic about “Part-Time Jobs” also finishing up the paperwork. In the end Mafuyu suggest to go visit Ken which they decided to go. The Student Council run into Ken’s “classmates” who went with him during Junior High telling the story how he “Two-timed”. Kurimu fights back telling them he said “Yes” that the girls now are happy till they insulted him again making Mafuyu bashes one of them with her bag. The Student Council taught them a lesson as Lilicia makes an appearance stating “the journalism club is meant to make false stories of the Student council.” Ken is then nursed by everyone. Mafuyu finally confesses to Ken. Continue reading “Seitokai no Ichizon – Episode 11”

Umineko no Naku Koro ni – Episode 24

Episode IV-VI Adjourn

Jessica and George are about to land their final blows on their opponents when Gaap teleports the two into each other, killing them both as their magically-empowered attacks collide. Temporarily resurrected by Ronove as a favor, Jessica calls Battler at the guesthouse to warn him of their enemies’ magic. Meanwhile, the hostages are able to break out of Kuwadorian, but are killed off one by one on their way to the mansion until only Kyrie remains. Before she too is killed, Kyrie calls Battler as well and tells him to believe in witches. Afterward, Maria is sent off to take her test when Battler receives another phone call, this time from the newly revived Beatrice, and heads off to confront her, discovering Gohda and Kumasawa dead in the storehouse along the way. Beatrice gives Battler his test: to remember a sin he committed six years ago. However, Battler is clueless as to what that may be, much to Beatrice’s frustration, prompting her to take her anger out on Kinzo by spontaneously killing him. Having lost her interest in the game, Beatrice decides to abandon it by deeming Battler unqualified to be her opponent, revealing that his birth mother was not Rudolf’s first wife Asumu as he had believed, and claiming that he is not Kinzo’s grandson Battler, the only one eligible to fight her. Questioning his own identity, Battler fades away, and Beatrice retires to the newly opened Golden Land with Maria.

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Seitokai no Ichizon – Episode 10

“Tidying Student Council”
“Katazukeru Seitokai” (片付ける生徒会)

Its the day of the Hekiou Festival, the Student Council discuss how to make a “Tear Jerking Story” but in the end they thought it to be hard. Just as the festival ends they try to sort out the “lost and found” items to verify what belongs to who. In the end after Kurimu gives her grant speech Ken was just about to be left alone until everyone agreed to stay and help finish up the remaining work. Continue reading “Seitokai no Ichizon – Episode 10”

Umineko no Naku Koro ni – Episode 23

Episode IV-V Breakthrough

In 1998, Ange interrogates relatives of the Rokkenjima murder victims and hires a boat captain to take her to Rokkenjima, discovering Sakutaro’s torn remains as well. In 1986, the cousins are informed of Kinzo’s test from the hostages in Kuwadorian and are forced to lock Gohda and Kumasawa in the storehouse to keep them from interfering. Jessica and George are individually tested by Ronove and Gaap, respectively, and instructed to choose which of the islanders will be next to die: themselves, their true loves (Shannon for George and Kanon for Jessica), or everyone else. Jessica chooses herself for Kanon’s sake so that he may live his life to the fullest, while George chooses everyone else as he is willing to go so far for his love for Shannon to be accepted. Unwilling to leave the hostages in the dungeon, however, Jessica and George defiantly engage their respective demons in combat.

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