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Forum: Older Series 2015-10-09, 23:21
Replies: 253
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Posted By haguruma
I wouldn't say that the characters aren't...

I wouldn't say that the characters aren't introduced enough. They are doing a good enough job with gestures and facial expressions. Yes, there are aspects of the plot that haven't been introduced...
Forum: Umineko 2015-09-19, 01:33
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
The reason why I wouldn't like this idea is more...

The reason why I wouldn't like this idea is more one of message-decay than anything else. The meeting between Ange and Beato in the Golden Land during EP8 relies heavily on the aspect that Ange is...
Forum: Older Series 2015-09-18, 04:40
Replies: 337
Views: 35,526
Posted By haguruma
For me the biggest problem with Ranpo Kitan was...

For me the biggest problem with Ranpo Kitan was how indecisive it stayed about what it actually wanted to be. It was like a cat chasing after a laser pointer, aimlessly jumping wherever it saw...
Forum: Umineko 2015-09-18, 04:17
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
The first time I remember it contextually...

The first time I remember it contextually appearing was in EP2 during the Kanon/Shannon flashbacks. Kanon is walking through the garden and finds Kinzo who is crying for Beatrice to appear to him and...
Forum: Umineko 2015-09-14, 03:56
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
Based on my understanding of the whole...

Based on my understanding of the whole Umineko-verse after reading the EP8 manga (I'm sorry it's quoted so often, but it really does shed much needed light on some minor parts that Ryukishi left...
Forum: Umineko 2015-09-13, 08:15
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
In the EP8 manga it is revealed that it is that...

In the EP8 manga it is revealed that it is that way.
It is revealed that Tohya wrote Banquet as a way to indict Ushiromiya Eva, whom he believed to be the culprit of the Rokkenjima mass murder, due...
Forum: Umineko 2015-09-11, 18:27
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
They didn't go out to help Eva, Rudolph and Kyrie...

They didn't go out to help Eva, Rudolph and Kyrie proposed to "get food from the mansion". The fact that they only asked Hideyoshi to come along is of course another hint that this was a ruse,...
Forum: Umineko 2015-09-10, 04:38
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
It's not like you couldn't read it like that. But...

It's not like you couldn't read it like that. But I think this tells more of an underlying, and worrying state of Otaku culture itself than anything in the story of Umineko. Even in big works by big...
Forum: Umineko 2015-09-04, 23:27
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
It was that, only that the culprit isn't the same...

It was that, only that the culprit isn't the same Beatrice as in the games before.
It is very important to consider that the priorities changed for the 5th game. Ronove mentioned that it was a game...
Forum: Umineko 2015-09-04, 18:05
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
It was very much also a part of the gameboard...

It was very much also a part of the gameboard plot, for very obvious reasons.
The story of EP5 is as follows:
The culprit plans to murder everyone and frame Natsuhi. The adults are reeled in under...
Forum: Umineko 2015-09-02, 04:35
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
We also know by EP7 that the man from 19 years...

We also know by EP7 that the man from 19 years ago does exist. His name is Ushiromiya Lion, a name given to him by his father but never used outside of very few occasions since his identity was...
Forum: Umineko 2015-08-30, 22:29
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
Please tell me what I am supposed to see. ...

Please tell me what I am supposed to see.
During the first call Erika hasn't even arrived on the island yet and during the second call she is sitting in the guest house talking to Nanjo and Gohda,...
Forum: Umineko 2015-08-30, 19:21
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
Her option could have also been to confide in the...

Her option could have also been to confide in the siblings and put an end to the charade. She IS shoveling her own grave with her actions, since to an outsider her actions can only be perceived as...
Forum: Umineko 2015-08-30, 05:35
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
Again adding to what jjblue already said, you are...

Again adding to what jjblue already said, you are also forgetting that we are talking about a child. Though 18, Battler is still very much in the grasp of his family. He depends on their money and...
Forum: Umineko 2015-08-29, 00:05
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
And that is exactly one of the core points that...

And that is exactly one of the core points that EP5 was supposed to drive home (though it didn't really work if you didn't get who's the culprit).
Additionally to the many things that jjblue...
Forum: Umineko 2015-08-28, 04:17
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
What was different is that there is not one...

What was different is that there is not one Yasuda Sayo on the gameboard, but an entity split into 3 distinct characters: Shannon (who desires happiness), Kanon (who desires freedom), and Beatrice...
Forum: Umineko 2015-08-27, 02:32
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
I think we must also consider that for EP4 two...

I think we must also consider that for EP4 two perspectives collide.
As CotGW tells us, these were plans that the culprit was planning to set into motion, but at the same time the story is written...
Forum: Umineko 2015-08-24, 21:22
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
Just try ripping the fantasy from the scenes and...

Just try ripping the fantasy from the scenes and you might get a hint of what might have happened. So "Kinzo" came into the hall to greet his "children", and when they didn't live up to expectations...
Forum: Umineko 2015-08-24, 12:08
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
The well is sealed with an iron grating that is...

The well is sealed with an iron grating that is set into the well itself. Battler tries to break it open with (if I remember correctly) an axe, but fails to even deal a bigger scratch to it. He then...
Forum: Umineko 2015-08-23, 20:35
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
The well does not open, that was a lie told...

The well does not open, that was a lie told through Kyrie to convince Battler of the witch's story.
It was the same trick as in EP2. She tied a heavy object with a rope to the gun and dangled the...
Forum: Umineko 2015-08-20, 05:24
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
View it exactly from that perspective, but...

View it exactly from that perspective, but consider that the gamemaster of Beatrice's tales must not equal Beatrice to a 100%. Remember that there are characters that, while clearly magical, are...
Forum: Umineko 2015-08-20, 02:31
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
Though by mere concept this cannot be one of the...

Though by mere concept this cannot be one of the rules.
(A) Because the rules have to be created before the actual gameboard is created. If we take as one of the games purposes that Battler is...
Forum: Umineko 2015-08-19, 23:50
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
The rules are only hinted at in the VN and left...

The rules are only hinted at in the VN and left for the reader to decide on their own. It was only with the manga that Ryukishi himself decided to openly write them out for the reader.
Tsubasa was...
Forum: Umineko 2015-08-11, 02:59
Replies: 35,616
Views: 3,521,742
Posted By haguruma
Phew, holidays almost over and actually some...

Phew, holidays almost over and actually some movement in here.


Yes, reading the manga really helps to better flesh out Sayotrice's personality and motivation. I wouldn't call her a normal crazy...
Forum: Older Series 2015-07-17, 04:58
Replies: 337
Views: 35,526
Posted By haguruma
I've also read my fair share of Rampo stories,...

I've also read my fair share of Rampo stories, and no, Shadow Man and 20 Faces are not the same character. Shadow Man btw was a full length novel and not a short story, I think you remembered that...
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