ABOUT FANLISTINGS


Do you know what is fanlisting is? According to THE FANLISTINGS NETWORK  (the original webdirectory for fanlistings) is:
"..simply an online listing of fans of a subject, such as a TV show, actor, or musician, that is created by an individual and open for fans from around the world to join. There are no costs, and the only requirements to join a fanlisting are your name and country. Fanlistings do not have to be large sites (although some are) - they are just a place where you can have your name listed along with other fans of the same subject."
ABOUT UMINEKO NO NAKU KORO NI


Umineko no Naku Koro ni (うみねこのなく頃に, lit. When the Seagulls Cry) is a Japanese murder mystery dōjin soft visual novel series produced by 07th Expansion. Square Enix, Ichijinsha, Kadokawa Shoten, and ASCII Media Works all published various manga adaptations of the series. It was also turned into a 26-episode anime by Studio Deen, which aired in Japan between July and December 2009. A series of novels written by Ryukishi07 are published by Kodansha Box. The videogames developing company Alchemist also realeased dubbed remake of the original sound novel for PS3 and PSP.

Uminekp no Naku Koro ni is composed by 8 episodes:
  • EP. 1: Legend of the Golden Witch
  • EP. 2: Turn of the Golden Witch
  • EP. 3: Banquet of the Golden Witch
  • EP. 4: Alliance of the Golden Witch
  • EP. 5: End of the Golden Witch
  • EP. 6: Dawn of the Golden Witch
  • EP. 7: Requiem of the Golden Witch
  • EP. 8: Twilight of the Golden Witch
Plus two fandisc compilation released after the last episode, Umineko no Naku Koro ni Tsubasa and Umineko no Naku Koro ni Hane. The compilations of the episodes from the 4th to the 8th is named Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru.

Umineko no Naku Koro ni takes place primarily in the year 1986, during the time frame of October 4 and October 5 on a small, secluded island named Rokkenjima (六軒島) 10 km around owned and lived on by Kinzo, the head of the wealthy Ushiromiya family. Kinzo is near death, and eight of his family members arrive on the island for the annual family conference, where the adults plan 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, strange things start to happen and people start dying.

The main character of the story is Battler Ushiromiya, son of Kinzo's second son Rudolf. Battler has not been to the annual Ushiromiya conference in six years due to living with his maternal grandparents ever since his mother Asumu died, and even took his mother's maiden name instead of Ushiromiya. When his grandparents died, he went back to living with his father, his second wife Kyrie, and their daughter Ange, his half-sister. Once on the island, Battler once again becomes acquainted with the legend of the golden witch Beatrice who supposedly lives in the naturally dense forest on Rokkenjima. A portrait of her lies in the entrance hall of the Ushiromiya family mansion, and a puzzling epitaph is written below the portrait. Rumor has it on the island that Beatrice gave ten tons of gold to Kinzo in the past to restart the Ushiromiya family after being crippled in the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake. It is said that whoever solves the riddle of the witch's epitaph will receive the gold and be the next successor to the Ushiromiya family.

Once the typhoon hits, a ghastly game begins, starting with the murder of six people on the island. If the witch's epitaph cannot be solved, people will continue to die in mysterious deaths, following the outline given by the epitaph itself, until the witch Beatrice ultimately revives. After this comes to pass, Battler is the only one left alive who does not believe in witches or magic, and as such the door to the "golden land" (as stipulated on the epitaph) cannot be opened. Beatrice takes Battler and herself to a parallel dimension, Purgatorio, which is able to oversee events on Rokkenjima. From this point on, Battler and Beatrice are locked in a game of twisted logic where Battler must attempt to explain all of the mysterious events on Rokkenjima from the standpoint that they are caused by a human, and Beatrice attempts to explain everything with witches and magic. One of the recurring motifs is use of the locked room mystery, and several logical arguments are presented to explain the mysteries including the devil's proof, the raven paradox, and Schrödinger's cat. If Beatrice can get Battler to ultimately surrender and accept witches and magic, Beatrice wins. [from Wikipedia]


ABOUT ERIKA FURUDO



Erika Furudo (古戸 ヱリカ Furudo Erika) is a young detective introduced in End of the Golden Witch. A blue-haired girl estimated by Genji to be around Jessica's age. She is characterized as being highly intelligent and possessing an excellent memory.

She acts very polite in public, and shows an extreme interest in puzzles and mysteries. In truth, she is ruthless and cunning, and only solves mysteries to boast her superiority towards those who execute them. She does, however, possess a serious inferiority complex, and is prone to breaking down emotionally whenever things don't go her way. This stems from her past, in which some time ago her detective skills caused her to discover her lover was supposedly having an affair, making her very bitter.

Fell from the pleasure boat "Eternal Maid II" mid-cruise in the waters near Rokkenjima, on October 4, 1986, she drifted to Rokkenjima. The Ushiromiya Family welcomed her as a guest.

She managed to drift to the island unharmed thanks to several miracles, including the life jacket she was wearing.

[from the Umineko Wikia]