On the official Twitter account of the doujin circle 07th Expansion it was announced that there will be an “important announcement” for the Umineko no Naku Koro ni (Umineko: When They Cry) franchise. «There will be an announcement next Monday (March 8). This will be the first time that I will appear as a guest, but it comes from someone who has been very kind to me, so I feel indebted to him. If you are a fan of Umineko no Naku Koro ni, you will surely enjoy them, so please wait patiently! (Ryukishi07) ».
In a second post, Ryukishi07 revealed that the announcement might not be related to the animated adaptation, however, his statements have a reputation for “hiding” official information with half-truths, so as not to reduce expectations. I'm talking about a guest appearance, so it won't be related to an animated adaptation. But I also hope there is some new news soon! ”He wrote.
In November 2020, the domain registration (https://umineko-movie.com) was reported, which would have indicated the production of a film based on this franchise. The information has not been made official, and could even refer to a live-action film instead of an animated one.
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. Finally, 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 he 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 on the island to fight for their lives in a deadly struggle between fantasy and reality.
Source: Official Twitter Account
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