Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Umineko no Naku Koro Ni EP 1-5 Review

Simply amazing.
I honestly really have no other words for this series of sound novels.
They're extremely convoluted, there's a lot of text, and a lot of characters (more get introduced each episode it seems!), but it really is tightly wound and made; there is a clear direction, believe it or not!
Maybe this will change later but EP5 sort of affirmed to me what type of story this is at its core (it does cover a lot of genres, sometimes even to the point parodying them).
It's hard to say anything without spoiling ANYTHING, but you need to come into this body of work with an open mind.
Also, the music is GODLIKE.
The anime, however, is not.
Avoid at all costs and try to pick up the sound novel.
Here's a link to the music boxes (OSTS basically)

Getting started: Episode 1-4 torrent
Episode 5 torrent
Episode 6 is out but the current translation patch doesn't work with Ep 5-6 combined.
Go to witch-hunt for the translation patches.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Umineko no Naku Koro Ni Episode 1

Not the anime.
Something about the almost laborious introduction made me realize I had deeply missed reading actual novels instead of easy to consume light novels/manga.
Thumbs up for evoking that nostalgia, Umineko.
I think this is one of the rare translation projects that the creator himself (Ryuukishi07) has explicitly encouraged
Also, I think EP6 (final arc?) was released at C77, so dodging spoilers like mad from certain JLT Level 1 clowns in certain channels is hard.
I'll come back later with more of an actual review.

And now for a typo.

Friday, January 01, 2010