Time holds little meaning for Beatrice the Millennial Witch. Replaying the events leading up to the Golden Banquet again and again only gives her more opportunity to play with her new favorite toy, Battler Ushiromiya. The boy's will to resist the witch remains strong as the curtain rises for a third time on the Ushiromiya family's annual reunion. But as Beatrice pulls moreTime holds little meaning for Beatrice the Millennial Witch. Replaying the events leading up to the Golden Banquet again and again only gives her more opportunity to play with her new favorite toy, Battler Ushiromiya. The boy's will to resist the witch remains strong as the curtain rises for a third time on the Ushiromiya family's annual reunion. But as Beatrice pulls more and more players into the game, the strain on Battler's defenses is evident. Do the other members of his family hold the key to solving the witch's riddle and sealing her defeat?!...
|Title||:||Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Episode 3: Banquet of the Golden Witch, Vol. 1|
|Number of Pages||:||688 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Episode 3: Banquet of the Golden Witch, Vol. 1 Reviews
This book was so much fun. There was character growth, character death, non creepy/annoying Maria, a true battle of wits, and no hysteria like in the first two episodes. I honestly wasn't sure about this series, but now that we got out the setting the story up (episode 1) and Bea's complete and unappealing domination (episode 2) out of the way the real story finally started and it was worth getting to.It's interesting how the people killed and the people left alive influence how the story unfolds. It was a relief that there wasn't a mass panic and characters so paranoid they try to accuse anyone. It was even more interesting how Battler and Bea have changed since episode 1, Bea especially.As for the packaging, this is a big book. It's an omnibus, which is nice, but this isn't the easiest series to carry around. Yen Press did a really good job, but I always think they do a good job... Final Rating: I really liked this book, I had so much fun and felt so much excitement when the characters battled. I really appreciated that knowledge that what Bea shows Battler isn't necessarily the truth.I still think everyone is hallucinating (this shady enclosed island screams hallucinogenic fumes lol) and are actually killing each other without realizing it, so I'm excited to see what the real truth is.
This volume was utterly sublime in its adaptation! I love this mangaka's style - the curved lines in the facial expressions can switch from elegant to grotesque within a second without any sense of whiplash whatsoever. That's exactly the style you need in a When They Cry manga. This portion of the story is also filled with scenes that are intentionally way over-the-top and have not tended to translate well away from the visual novel medium (I'm thinking of the magic duel and the second twilight in particular). While this manga didn't capture these scenes' full potential splendor (and I'm really not sure that's possible in pictures without motion) it did a solid enough job of it to still awe you at the sheer imagination of it, and furthermore, there were no scenes where I was left confused as to what action had just taken place. I have only one nitpick, and it's the only thing keeping this manga from getting a 5. Battler's pick-up lines were translated very painfully in a way that just sort of made me stop in the middle of the scene and go, "Oh, translators, you were really struggling there, weren't you?" If it weren't for the fact that it did take me out of the scene a little bit, it wouldn't be an issue. But this is a small nitpick. Overall, this was a really great volume.
Rated Older Teen by Yen press for very good reasons. If you are sqeumish when it comes to bloody scenes of murder then I suggest avoiding any of this series.The third Chapter of of the Umineko series seems to be a turning point as Battler really begins to understand the rules of his game with the Golden Witch Beatrice. It is also a book that delves into the mysteries of the past of Beatrice and shows us peeks into her life. This time however the Ushiromiya family's servants are first to go as a new wave of murders mark the beginning of a new round of the Battler/Beatrice challenge. I must say regardless of his reasoning I don't understand how Battler can deny Beatrice is a witch simply because she can restart murder scenes and murder people he cares for in different way(If that's a spoiler for you why are you not reading the previous books before reading this? They are marked by episode numbers.)My personal favorite part of the book is when Battler ,disgusted by Beatrice's words, slaps her solidly and refuses t play her game any further giving her time to consider her recent actions.
Unfortunately, I jumped into this series with this as my first book. However, despite initial confusion, it was still amazing. A devil's logic battle ensues with the hero fighting to prove that the witch Beatrice does not exist. The battle becomes set in a murder mystery on an isolated island. The atmosphere created is fabulous and unsettling.
We are starting to see that Beatrice is more than just a powerful witch but maybe human? But we have a new witch and she is not willing to share the gold . This episode was much more enjoyable than the others maybe due to that we already know most of the basic information about the characters.