Umineko - When They Cry (TV)

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Alternative title:
Umineko no Naku Koro ni (Japanese) 
When the Seagulls Cry 
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: 777 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 79 votes (sub:74, dub:1, raw:1, others:3
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Excellent: 128 votes (sub:112, dub:4, others:12
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1 Polish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
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 Very good: 197 votes (sub:178, raw:3, dub:3, ?:1, others:12
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 Good: 154 votes (sub:142, dub:5, raw:3, others:4
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 Decent: 84 votes (sub:74, dub:5, others:5
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 So-so: 38 votes (sub:36, dub:1, others:1
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 Not really good: 32 votes (sub:31, others:1
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 Weak: 42 votes (sub:38, raw:1, dub:1, others:2
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 Bad: 12 votes (sub:12)
 Awful: 7 votes (sub:6, others:1
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 Worst ever: 4 votes (sub:4)
Seen in part or in whole by 1456 users, rank: #745 (of 6083)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.175 (Good+), std. dev.: 2.0734, rank: #1894 (of 6075)
Weighted mean: 7.063 (Good), rank: #2006 (of 6075) (seen all: 7.23 / seen some: 6.95 / won't finish: 3.94)
Bayesian estimate: 7.071 (Good), rank: #1835 (of 4578)
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 $39.99)

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 
Color Key:
Eiko Kitazume 
Yui Azumi 
Editing: Masahiro Matsumura 
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 
Music producer:
Akira Yoshikawa 
Gō Wakabayashi 
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 
Prop Design:
Tomo Kosaka 
Yutaka Miya 
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
3DCGI:
SUBARU 
Umidori 
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 
In-Between Animation:
APPP 
DCI 
Echo 
PRA 
Satelight 
Studio Mark 
Studio Mu 
Studio Wanpack 
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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