Umineko: When They Cry (TV)

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[ adapted from Umineko When They Cry (manga) ]

Alternative title:
Umineko no Naku Koro ni (Japanese)
When the Seagulls Cry
When They Cry 3
うみねこのなく頃に (Japanese)
Themes: tragedy, witches
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: On 4 October 1986, Kinzo Ushiromiya, the head of a wealthy family, who lives on and owns Rokkenjima, a secluded island, is near death, and eight of his family members arrive on the island 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 people begin to be mysteriously murdered.
User Ratings: 756 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 76 votes (sub:71, raw:1, dub:1, others:3
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1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Excellent: 125 votes (sub:110, dub:4, others:11
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 Very good: 192 votes (sub:174, raw:3, dub:2, ?:1, others:12
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 Good: 150 votes (sub:137, dub:5, raw:3, others:5
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 Decent: 81 votes (sub:72, dub:5, others:4
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 Worst ever: 4 votes (sub:4)
Seen in part or in whole by 1422 users, rank: #743 (of 5921)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.175 (Good+), std. dev.: 2.0692, rank: #1872 (of 5914)
Weighted mean: 7.061 (Good), rank: #1964 (of 5914) (seen all: 7.23 / seen some: 6.95 / won't finish: 3.89)
Bayesian estimate: 7.068 (Good), rank: #1768 (of 4462)
Running time: 23 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 26
Episode titles: We have 26
Vintage: 2009-07-01 to 2009-12-23
Release dates: We have 13
Opening Theme:
"Katayoku no Tori" (片翼の鳥) by Akiko Shikata
Ending Theme:
"la divina tragedia—Makyoku" (la divina tragedia~魔曲~) by Jimang
Trivia: We have 17
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Umineko: When They Cry (Sub.Blu-Ray 1) 2012-12-04 (from $63.99)
    Umineko: When They Cry (Sub.Blu-Ray 2) 2012-12-04 (from $39.98)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Chiaki Kon
Series Composition: Toshifumi Kawase
Script:
Fumihiko Shimo (10 episodes
eps 3-4, 8-9, 13, 15, 17, 20, 23, 25
)

Tatsushi Moriya (ep 22)
Toshifumi Kawase (15 episodes
eps 1-2, 5-7, 10-12, 14, 16, 18-19, 21, 24, 26
)

Storyboard:
Hidetoshi Namura (eps 2, 8)
Hiroyuki Morita (eps 14, 23)
Katsuki Terao (ep 15)
Katsumi Terahigashi (eps 4, 24)
Kōsuke Kobayashi (ep 3)
Kousuke Kobayashi (ep 3)
Mamoru Sakisaka (ep 13)
Marimo Momose (7 episodes
eps 7, 10, 16, 19-21, 25
)

Nobuhiro Takagi (eps 11, 17)
Ryoji Fujiwara (eps 1, 12)
Toshifumi Kawase (eps 22, 26)
Yasuo Ejima (eps 9, 18)
Yutaka Hirata (ep 6)
Episode Director:
Hiroyuki Tsuchiya (4 episodes
eps 1, 8, 14, 22
)

Kōsuke Kobayashi (5 episodes
eps 3, 7, 13, 17, 23
)

Kousuke Kobayashi (5 episodes
eps 3, 7, 13, 17, 23
)

Masahiko Watanabe (ep 9)
Rion Kujo (ep 19)
Shunji Yoshida (ep 11)
Takeshi Yoshimoto (ep 16)
Taro Kubo (ep 26)
Tatsuya Abe (eps 12, 21)
Yasuo Ejima (eps 4, 18, 25)
Yutaka Hirata (6 episodes
eps 2, 6, 10, 15, 20, 24
)

Original creator: Ryukishi07
Character Design: Yoko Kikuchi
Art Director: Junichi Higashi
Chief Animation Director:
Yoko Kikuchi
Yukiko Ban
Animation Director:
Akihito Asai (5 episodes
eps 2, 8, 14, 23, 26
)

Atsuko Takahashi (eps 4, 20, 25)
Dai Imaoka (ep 6)
Hiromi Maezawa (4 episodes
eps 3, 7, 15, 26
)

Kumiko Horikoshi (ep 10)
Mayuko Kato (ep 16)
Mayumi Oda (ep 22)
Moriyasu Taniguchi (ep 24)
Naoko Nakamoto (ep 21)
Natsuki Watanabe (ep 15)
Natsumi Hoshino (ep 19)
Shosuke Shimizu (4 episodes
eps 1, 6, 13, 17
)

Takafumi Hino (eps 16, 21)
Takahiro Hoshinoo (ep 9)
Tatsuya Abe (ep 12)
Toshiya Washida (ep 19)
Yasunori Matsumura (eps 12, 21)
Yoko Kikuchi (ep 26)
Yoshiko Nakajima (4 episodes
eps 1, 10, 17, 24
)

Yukiko Ban (ep 25)
Yuuko Yamada (ep 11)
3D Director: Akira Inagaki
Sound Director: Hozumi Gôda
3D CG:
Kazuya Koizumi (Subaru)
Kiyono Watanabe (Umidori)
Masatoshi Fukamachi (Subaru)
Megumi Shirai (Subaru)
Tomohiro Muranaka (Subaru)
Toshirō Hamamura (Umidori)
Yūki Himoto (Umidori)
Animation producer: Nobumitsu Urasaki
Assistant producer: Yoshito Okano
Color design: Eiko Kitazume
Editing Assistant: Hiroki Koike
Finish Check:
Eiko Kitazume
Yui Azumi
Key Animation:
Aika Kawasaki (eps 8, 20)
Aki Yamauchi (eps 16, 20)
Akihito Asai (5 episodes
eps 6, 8, 16, 24, 26
)

Akiko Kumata (ep 6)
Akiko Matsuo (ep 21)
Akiko Toyoda (eps 13, 19, 25)
Anzu Katsuragi (eps 2, 6, 11)
Asami Moromasa (ep 22)
Asuka Hayashi (ep 3)
Asuka Shimizu (ep 21)
Atsuko Takahashi (ep 26)
Atsushi Nikaidō (ep 11)
Aya Maeda (ep 11)
Ayako Mori (ep 2)
Ayako Nozawa (18 episodes
eps 1-7, 10, 12-13, 16-17, 19, 21-22, 24-26
)

Ayumi Yamada (7 episodes
eps 12, 14, 16, 20-26 even
)

Chikae Kuwahara (6 episodes
eps 3, 7-8, 13, 19, 24
)

Chikai Okado (ep 11)
Chuji Nakajima (ep 11)
Daisuke Takemoto (eps 10, 17)
Eiichi Tominaga (ep 21)
Eiji Kaneda (4 episodes
eps 2, 7, 16, 22
)

Eikichi Takahashi (ep 9)
Emi Tezuka (5 episodes
eps 4-5, 14, 17, 23
)

Erina Oshima (ep 2)
Fumiko Kon (5 episodes
eps 2, 8, 15, 19, 24
)

Goro Taki (eps 10, 17, 23)
Hideki Hashimoto (ep 1)
Hideyasu Okamoto (ep 14)
Hiroaki Shimizu (17 episodes
eps 1-2, 4-5, 7-8, 10-11, 14-22 even, 23-26
)

Hiroki Abe (4 episodes
eps 12, 17-18, 24
)

Hiroko Kanehara (eps 7, 12, 18)
Hiromi Maezawa (eps 2, 25)
Hiroshi Kawashima (ep 17)
Hiroshi Terao (ep 17)
Hiroyoshi Iida (ep 16)
Hisao Muramatsu (eps 4, 14, 26)
Hisayoshi Nagamatsu (ep 8)
Hitoshi Suzuki (eps 4, 8, 14)
Junichi Hashimoto (ep 17)
Junichi Takaoka (eps 22, 24)
Kanae Matsunaga (6 episodes
eps 4, 10, 14, 20, 23, 26
)

Kanako Abe (5 episodes
eps 3, 7, 13, 19, 25
)

Kanako Ono (eps 24, 26)
Kaoru Hokiyama (eps 1, 4)
Kaoru Sekiya (eps 2, 18, 24)
Kayo Nomichi (4 episodes
eps 8, 14, 20, 26
)

Kazuya Hirata (eps 9, 11, 21)
Kazuya Nakanishi (9 episodes
eps 2-3, 6-7, 13, 15, 18-19, 24
)

Kazuyo Nakamura (ep 13)
Keiichi Ishida (ep 4)
Keiji Tani (ep 1)
Ken'ichi Hirata (ep 14)
Kenji Terao (ep 23)
Kiko Hashimoto (ep 15)
Kiyoshi Nohji (eps 1, 5)
Koichi Hoshino (ep 16)
Kumiko Kitano (ep 20)
Kumiko Kozawa (ep 13)
Mamiko Nakanishi (eps 8, 15, 20)
Manabu Shioda (ep 21)
Mariko Aikawa (ep 11)
Mariko Aoki (eps 4, 14)
Masahiro Furihata (ep 9)
Masahito Onoda (ep 1)
Masanori Osawa (eps 16, 22)
Masao Ohashi (ep 17)
Masato Nishikawa (ep 21)
Masayuki Katou (eps 3, 18)
Mayu Yoshida (ep 15)
Mayuko Kato (5 episodes
eps 1, 4, 6, 12, 17
)

Mayumi Hidaka (eps 1, 4)
Mayumi Takeuchi (ep 10)
Mitsushi Kasano (eps 8, 16)
Miyoshi Minami (ep 16)
Motoki Yagi (ep 3)
Naho Kozono (ep 11)
Natsue Chibayama (eps 9, 11)
Natsuki Watanabe (ep 15)
Noriko Teshima (eps 8, 16)
Nozomu Fujii (ep 20)
Ryo Komori (eps 14, 21)
Sanae Narazaki (ep 4)
Shinichi Iimura (4 episodes
eps 2, 8, 16, 22
)

Shinya Miki (eps 6, 12)
Shosuke Shimizu (eps 1, 13, 25)
Taeko Ōgi (ep 22)
Takaaki Wada (ep 6)
Takafumi Hino (ep 26)
Takahiro Hoshinoo (ep 9)
Takayuki Chiba (ep 3)
Takayuki Murakami (ep 15)
Takehiro Nakayama (eps 6, 9, 21)
Tatsuya Abe (eps 12, 16, 21)
Tatsuya Annoura (ep 9)
Tatsuya Ichikawa (ep 21)
Teruko Takejima (eps 10, 23)
Teruo Takahashi (6 episodes
eps 2-8 even, 15, 23
)

Teruyo Katō (ep 11)
Tetsu Honda (ep 11)
Tetsu Inoue (eps 8, 14)
Tetsuya Ishii (ep 15)
Tokuyuki Matsutake (5 episodes
eps 1, 5, 10, 16, 22
)

Tomo Kosaka (eps 15, 26)
Tomoki Uekado (ep 20)
Tomoya Takayama (ep 15)
Tomoyuki Kitamura (6 episodes
eps 1, 4, 6, 10, 22, 26
)

Toshio Mori (eps 9, 11)
Toshiya Washida (eps 13, 15, 19)
Tsuguo Sakamoto (ep 3)
Tsutomu Shibutani (6 episodes
eps 2-3, 6, 12, 18, 24
)

Tsuyoshi Kandō (ep 14)
Tsuyoshi Konagawa (ep 13)
Wakako Yoshida (ep 11)
Yoshie Matsumoto (ep 11)
Yoshinori Deno (ep 9)
Yoshio Mizumura (16 episodes
eps 1, 3-5, 7-8, 10, 13-14, 16-18, 20, 24-26
)

Yoshio Usuda (4 episodes
eps 17-18, 22-23
)

Youichi Ishikawa (ep 7)
Youko Nomura (ep 17)
Yui Ushio (eps 9, 11)
Yuichi Akimoto (ep 9)
Yuichiro Miyake (5 episodes
eps 7, 13, 19, 22, 25
)

Yuki Iwai (eps 8, 10, 13)
Yukiko Ban (ep 26)
Yuko Dangi (ep 11)
Yumi Nakayama (eps 1, 10)
Yumiko Ōmae (ep 11)
Merchandising Director: Yuka Matsumoto
Original Music Composition:
Masatoshi Moriwaki
Shinichi Sakurai
Production Advancement:
Akinori Katou (eps 15, 21)
Kaori Nishiguchi (5 episodes
eps 1, 5, 10, 16, 22
)

Makoto Yomiya (eps 4, 8)
Miho Enoki (5 episodes
eps 1, 5, 10, 17, 23
)

Nobuyasu Nobe (6 episodes
eps 4, 8, 14-15, 20, 26
)

Takuma Uematsu (4 episodes
eps 3, 7, 13, 19
)

Yukie Kashiwakura (eps 9, 11)
Yūta Fujiwara (5 episodes
eps 2, 6, 12, 18, 24
)

Production Desk: Hitoshi Fujikawa
Recording: Kohei Oishi
Recording Assistant: Yumi Yoshihara
Setting Production: Hitoshi Yoneoka
Sound Effects: Noriko Izumo
Sound Production:
Natsuki Fukuda
Tetsu Hirata
Special Effects: Masakazu Uehara
Texture Design: Emi Akiba
Theme Song Performance:
Akiko Shikata (OP)
Jimang (ED)
Video Editing: Hiromitsu Sega
Voice Direction: Hozumi Gôda
Daisuke Ono as Battler Ushiromiya
Sayaka Ohara as Beatrice

Ami Koshimizu as Rosa Ushiromiya
Emi Shinohara as Natsuhi Ushiromiya
Kenichi Suzumura as George Ushiromiya
Marina Inoue as Jessica Ushiromiya
Miki Itou as Eva Ushiromiya
Rie Kugimiya as Shannon
Rina Satou as Ange Ushiromiya
Yu Kobayashi as Kanon
Yui Horie as Maria Ushiromiya

Aki Toyosaki as Asmodeus
Akihiko Ishizumi as
Masayuki Nanjo
Nanjo Terumasa
Atsuko Tanaka as
Kasumi Sumadera
Kyrie Ushiromiya
Ayano Niina as Mammon
Chafurin as Police officer(ep 21)
Daisuke Matsuoka as Kawabata
Eri Kitamura as Siesta 410
Fuyuka Oura as Lambdadelta
Hideyuki Umezu as Sabakichi Kumasawa
Hitoshi Bifu as Toshiro Gohda
Juurouta Kosugi as
Krauss Ushiromiya
Tetsuro Okonogi
Kikuko Inoue as Virgilia
Koji Yusa as Juuza Amakusa
Madoka Yonezawa as Leviathan
Mariko Mizuno as Siesta 45
Masashi Hirose as Hideyoshi Ushiromiya
Masato Funaki as Genji Ronoue
Miki Itou as Eva-Beatrice
Minori Chihara as Sakutarou
Mugihito as Kinzo Ushiromiya
Rikiya Koyama as Rudolf Ushiromiya
Seiko Yoshida as Belphegor
Shion Hirota as Siesta 00
Takayuki Kondo as Otsuki
Tomokazu Sugita as Ronove
Yasuko Hatori as Chiyo Kumasawa
Yōko Hikasa as Satan
Yuka Saitou as Lucifer
Yukari Tamura as Bernkastel
Yuki Kaida as Gaap
Yuri Yamaoka as Beelzebub
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Studio DEEN
Animation Tools: Animo
Backgrounds: Studio Easter
Broadcaster:
AT-X (2009-07-11)
Chiba TV (2009-07-01)
KBS Kyoto (2009-07-02)
Sun TV (2009-07-06)
TV Aichi (2009-07-01)
TV Kanagawa (2009-07)
TV Saitama (2009-07-02)
Finish Animation: Echo
Music Production: Frontier Works
Photography: Megumi
Recording Studio: Studio T&T
Sound Production: Dax Production
Special Thanks:
Alchemist
Square Enix
English staff
English companies
(none)
Licensed by: NIS America
English cast
(none)
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