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August 16, 2010 11:10 AM Subscribe
Umineko no Naku Koro ni (warning: that entire description is possibly a lie)
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is a dojin visual novel (or, as the creators prefer, a sound novel) that has recently reached its seventh chapter Japanese
. In addition, a group called the Witch Hunt
has recently released an English patch for the sixth chapter. Forming the third and fourth part of the When They Cry series
that began with Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
, Umineko cranks the concept of metanarrative up to 11 and then breaks the knob.
The "game", such as it is, is really between the readers and the author and the internet is rife with speculations
. While this may be true for any traditional mystery, the author Ryukishi07 is going for something somewhat different
A free, English translated first chapter is available for PC and Mac.
An anime adaptation also covered the first four chapters.
(Note: "Umineko no Naku Koro ni" translates to "when the seagulls cry". If you run it through Google translate you will get something about seacats.)