A leak announced that a new internet domain (https://umineko-movie.com) has been registered, indicating the production of an animated film based on 07th Expansion's visual novels, Umineko no Naku Koro ni. The officialization of the announcement and more details will be revealed soon.
07th Expansion released the first visual novel in Japan in August 2007 during Comic Market (Comiket) 72. Subsequently, a second installment titled Turn of the Golden Witch was released in December of the same year, and the third game titled Banquet of the Golden Witch was released in August 2008. Releases continued through the seventh in August 2010.
The franchise inspired a manga adaptation written by Ryukishi07 and illustrated by multiple artists, which was published in different Square Enix publishing magazines between December 2007 and June 2005, accumulating a total of 53 compilation volumes. Several other adaptations to spin-off sleeves were also made.
Ultimately, the play inspired a 26-episode anime adaptation produced by Studio Deen, under the direction of Chiaki Kon and scripts written by Toshifumi Kawase, released in July 2009.
Synopsis of Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Billed as the third installment in 07th Expansion's “When They Cry” series, Umineko no Naku Koro nor takes place on the island of Rokkenjima, owned by the immensely wealthy Ushiromiya family. As is customary every year, the whole family gathers on the island for a conference that analyzes the current financial situation of each respective person. Due to the poor health of the head of the family, this year addresses the issue of the inheritance of the head and how it will be distributed. However, the family does not know that the distribution of wealth is the least of Ushiromiya Kinzou's concerns. (the head of the family) for this year's family conference. After his old friend and doctor told him that his end was near, Kinzou is desperate to meet the true love of his life one last time: the Golden Witch, Beatrice. Having immersed himself in black magic for many of the last years of his life, Kinzou instigates a ceremony to revive his beloved upon the family's arrival in Rokkenjima. Soon after, a violent typhoon traps the family on the island and begins a series of mysterious murders that forces the eighteen people of the island to fight for their lives in a deadly struggle between fantasy and reality.
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