I get the feeling Ange is like the Churuya-san of Umineko
Ange reaches Rokkenjima with the help of the Captain. We learn that there is a second port that only Kinzo, Genji, Kumasawa Nanjo and some of the old servants know about. That’s quite a crowd. The captain tells Ange that he used to ship supplies from and out of Kuwadorian mansion years ago. He claims to have never seen Beatrice nor the mansion in person though. Why did they even let him know it was Kuwadorian? On and, thanks for telling us this information NOW. You could’ve dropped something before this, Umineko.
One day they suddenly stop bringing stuff to Beatrice so his job stopped. I thought something happened to her so question asked. Even after years later after the Rokkenjima incident happened… he didn’t connect the dots and notice that something weird was going on back then? OK, a person named Beatrice died then a massacre concerning a ‘witch’ named Beatrice happens. Nah, it couldn’t be. Did they just not include that part?
Ange goes alone to visit her dead parents and save Maria’s spirit. Despite Amakuza’s warning she goes alone. She doesn’t get much time to speak with Maria as Kyrie’s sister interrupts her reunion. Kasumi is hungry to take her revenge on Kyrie’s daughter and orders her thugs to play beat Ange up. Is that game popular or what.
The two Ushiromiya sisters
Ange gets the Sakoto treatment and falls to the ground. Ange realizes that the chain of hatred the Ushiromiya family had for so long that has messed up everyone’s life including her aunt Eva and even Kasumi. Staring with Eva being denied her chance the headship. To Rosa being bullied by Eva. To Rosa being the a bad mom to Maria. To what Maria going psycho after holding up all that pain and not taking it out on nobody. Ange understands that it isn’t none of their faults that this has happened. THANK YOU! Finally someone who looks at the big picture and is able to understand the situation.
What a wonderful team. Bitch one and bitch two
Ange is able to see the evil presence of the one who has always been lurking around people who are close to her. It is Eva Beatrice. The bitch is back. Eva Beatrice makes fun of Ange for being pathetic and she wishes to how the real power that Black Witches have to her. She instructs Ange’s aunt on how to torture Ange’s in a more satisfactory way by directing her to mess with Maria’s diary. This actually makes Ange jumpy. Kasumi notices this and starts ripping pages of the diary while calling it stupid and creepy Eva Beatrice and are loving this cruel scene. They reach one of the pages where Maria mentions the magic power to always behappy with her mother : ‘Uu’. Ange is furious now and does not plan to hold back. Don’t mess with the Uu. Don’t fucking mess with it.
Kasumi’s uu was evil too
Ange stands up and is more than ready to show them what real magic is like. Kasumi’s thugs are already ready to spray Battler’s sister with bullets. Ange warns them that the moment they fire their guns their lives will be over. In the end, Ange summons the Harem of Purgatory and they kill all the guards without hesitation. Unlike last time, when Ange couldn’t kill her annoying classmates, her resolve is strong enough to kill her opponents.
Even after watching that, Kasumi is not backing down. She fires at Ange. As expected a stake gouges Kyrie’s evil sister sending her to hell and ending her miserable life once and for all. Good riddance.
In your face, Eva Beatrice
It is the showdown between White magic vs. Black magic. Now only Eva Beatrice and Ange are left. We are shown a scene that puts the identity of Eva Beatrice in more mystery to say the least. Eva Beatrice takes the form of Ushiromiya Eva holding a shotgun. Reminisce of the last game? Eva Beatrice pulls the trigger but instead the shotgun explodes and blows up Eva’s face making her fall to the ground defendless. Luck? Did Ange cause it? Regardless of what caused it, Ange walks up to Eva’s body and puts an end to her misery. It’s fabulous engrish time. Have a nice dream. See you in hell. I still like Beato’s english better.
I don’t know when exactly this conversation takes place but I’d say that it was the second encounter Bern and Ange had after she finished her business in Rokkenjima. So am I supposed to assume this is the world when Ange did not enter Beatrice’s game but rather stay on earth and solve her problems by herself rather than asking for a witch’s help? Bernkastel made it sound like Ange could save her family if she would go. It didn’t sound like something that had already happened to me. Ange confirms that theory that she will not be able to meet her family again even if they are released from Beatrice’s game since they are from different time lines. Ange is satisfied with the outcome after going to Rokkenjima and sorting things out – End of episode 25 –
– Turning the Chessboard Over –
Theories / Deductions
What is up with the second port? They kept it as secret for so long then they go ‘oh, by the way, there is a ultra secret port where the culprit could have easily entered the island. No way. Thanks for the tip.
Conclusion : So the Captain along with Dr. Nanjo and a bunch of other people knew about the second port. You know what this means. All of them are suspects just because they never revealed this information to anyone. Not even Kumasawa really talked that she knew that someone with the name of Beatrice did exist when she was questioned. She was always elusive. Genji and Najo are two of the most suspect culprits in this show. If I’d be forced to say who I think is most likely to be the killer it would be Genji.
Eva Beatrice taking the form of Eva Beatrice can easily be interpreted as taking the form of the person she hated the most. Unfortunately for her and fortunately for us, she fails and instead hurts herself. Still, it escapes me why Eva B, with all her powerful magical powers would rather use a shotgun to kill Ange. That’s just strange.
Conclusion: Is this really Eva Beatrice? Wouldn’t it make more sense if it was only Ange’s desire to see the force that was behind the killing ? I think that what she saw was the image of who she thought the killer was, her aunt Eva. Also, I don’t know how Eva Beatrice would have survived from last game or even left the game board but it seems strange that she is lurking around the place. What makes me doubt this scene even more is how weak she seemed against Ange. Pfft, a shotgun?
Eva Beatrice’s identity – Who exactly is Eva Beatrice? In the first arc we thought it was actually Eva fooling everyone. All the victims recognize Eva Beatrice as Ushiromiya Eva. Of course, it was revealed but not completely proven that this was all a huge red-herring and that the real culprit was not Ushiromiya Eva. Moreover, why would Eva B continue to take that form even after all of that? Also I can’t completely say that Eva Beatrice doesn’t exist. She is supposed to represent the evil in people’s hearts. I’ve reached an understanding that a certain type of magic might exist in the world. I think Ange made this clear for me too in past episodes. I’m unsure about how ‘real’ Eva Beatrice is. But what I believe is that the crimes are not committed using magic.
Conclusion : This brings back the memory of the only person that didn’t call Eva Beatrice as Ushiromiya Eva.. Maria. In the third arc, to Maria Eva B was ‘Beatrice’ meaning. We can’t trust Maria for anything now that she know she’s allied with the witch so I can’t take her word seriously. Nevertheless, this is what I got: Eva =/= Eva Beatrice. Beatrice ~the Golden Witch~ = Eva Beatrice. Beatrice = the culprit. Eva Beatrice = the human culprit. Human Culprit = ???
If we think that Ange’s magic is the real deal then Eva’s black magic is the only one that relies in cheap tricks to wreck havoc and kill people. Ange was able to defeat Eva Beatrice because she possesses real magic unlike Eva Beatrice.
Conclusion : Of course, this is assuming that a certain type of magic exists in the world. If you’re completely anti-magic then none of that even happened and this might be just another illusion that Ange had when she goes to Rokkenjima and meets her dead family and ultimately defeats her evil aunt. Is that how it happened?
The bodyguards killed each other. Ange used her own ‘magic’ to make this miracle happened. She picked up one the guns from the dead bodyguards and finished off her aunt who was caught in the friendly fire.1 kills the first one. 2 kills 1, 3 kills 2, 4 kills 3, 5 kills 4, 6 kills 5, 7 (Kasumi) and 6 kill each other
Conclusion : Ange made all the bodyguards missed with her ‘magic’. She then finishes off Kasumi.
No, the siestas don’t have anything to do with it
Conclusion 2 : Similar as the one above. 2 kills 1. 3 kills 4, 5 (where Siesta is) kills 6, 6 kills 5, 2 kills 7 then 8 (Kasumi) kills 2. Ange then forces Kasumi to kill herself or they fight and Kasumi ends up dying anyway.
I’m in your Umineko destroying your pro magic theories
Assuming that magic does not exist at all – Akasuma was told not to go with Ange. But he is a bodyguard. His job is to protect her client no matter what even more when her goal is so close. Will he take that risk? I think his job would come first and he would ignore the argument that his presence was too ‘toxic’ or something like that. So he followed her being her knowing she could need his help.
Conclusion : Akasuma could have been the one that saved Ange’s life. He shot all the bodyguards and Kasumi from afar amidst of the confusion. In Ange’s eyes it was her magic that saved her but in reality it was Akasuma that killed them. Maybe the miracle Ange created was to call on someone to help her. Likewise, the part when Ange finishes off her evil aunt who was still breathing is the same. She picks up the gun from the floor and kills her aunt.
More on Eva Beatrice and the real Culprit – I can’t completely accept that Eva Beatrice, the culprit, is a ghost/witch who killed everyone in the third arc. I said that I believe some type of magic exists but I never said that the crimes were committed by magic. In other words, I can’t accept that Eva Beatrice as a witch killed everyone. She is supposed to be an evil influence that fuels the person with hatred and despair. She is not supposed be ‘real’ as in tangible form. She can influence a person but she cannot do the killings herself. Therefore, ‘Eva Beatrice’ herself cannot be the culprit. The culprit has to be a human for the theory that crimes were not committed using magic to be true.
Conclusion : Kasumi seems quiet capable of murder. She seems more than any other Ushiromiya member or servant after all she has no attachment to that family. She’s got a motive and we are unsure what’s her alibi on that day. I s it possible that Kasumi is the culprit at least for that arc? Eva Beatrice’s claim on how good it feels to hurt weak people making an argument that the culprit had suffered a similar history. This implies that the culprit might be limited to : Kasumi herself, Eva, Rosa, and Maria. Moreover, the fact that there is a second port on the other side of the island makes it easy to assume that the culprit came from the outside too. Of course, this is assuming that the words from Eva Beatrice are indeed words from the real culprit. This theory leads to Kasumi being the ‘culprit’. She would be outside of the 18 limit if we’re assuming that none of the people on the island are the killers. Also Kasumi could easily sent her people in to murder everyone or she could have done it herself which makes her a huge suspect for the series.
One a side note, I’m glad that Umineko proved me theory that there are two types of magic in the world, Witch magic and Black magic. I didn’t think they would use those actual terms though :P
One more episodes before the anime version ends. Oh god, the last episode is going to be so rushed. Good luck, Studio DEEN. You’re gonna need it.