This is a mystery anime. It’s a first for me as I usually stick to the good old shoujo-ai/yuri or romantic comedies. *embarrassed* What’s wrong with that!? haha My reason for watching this is there’s Rie Kugimiya, Miko Ito, Ami Koshimizu AND Yui Horie!! How can I not watch?!

Ok so the opening is very strong with rich animation, rock/opera music and an interesting group of characters. Looks appealing so far…the story itself is nothing unique really. A bunch of people (pretty much all part of the one family, Ushiromiya) are stuck on an island and have a mystery to solve and a treasure to find. Oh and throw in a witch!? Before they know it, they die one by one. Not exactly original, but given the seiyuu cast and animation, I can handle that. Also, I trust that there will be a twist…

First off, Jessica reminds me if Eri from School Rumble! *thumbs up*. Oh and she has attitude too!!! Hehehe

Umineko Ep1a

Shanon is very cute and is probably the more interesting character to watch aside from Jessica. Miko Ito’s character is a bit disappointing…sounds like a 40 yr old Sachiko!! haha And so is Yui’s!!! OMG can someone grab some tape and seal that girl’s mouth! That awful whiney noise!?! Argh!!! I love watching Yui’s show generally but this one…ugh… =( Finally, Ami’s character isn’t all that wonderful either. Some lunatic mother it seems…*disappointed*

Umineko Ep1b

I think my eyes will be glued to Shannon and Jessica. :P I’ll keep following this one but I’m guessing I’ll drop half-way…too distracted by Aoi Hana. hehe