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WTC5 OP trailer is out


>> No.20330624

First for paizuri

>> No.20330634

So is the main character a boy, girl, or who gives a fuck so long as it's cute?

>> No.20330636

Second for dick

>> No.20330715

What is a "Kikonia"?

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>> No.20330718

A boy and a girl pretending to be one person

Reverse Shkanion

>> No.20330747

Seems he is going for some sort of sci-fi military political conflict, reminds me of Rose gun days in a way.
Can't wait to see all those nice designs dying.

>> No.20330782

Has been a while since I last saw a youtube video in 4:3 ratio

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Who is /gravemole/ here

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>> No.20331031

this has to be the American squad. i bet they're celebrity/idol characters that kids look up to. like power rangers only they're real and also fucking nuns.

>> No.20331048

Based and nunpilled

>> No.20331088
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They are jewish, probably belong to the same state/organization as Thalaatha Saif being middle-eastern and such.

>> No.20331098

look at the font for the nun squad name.

>> No.20331107

It's useless. It's all useless.
Say it in Red: "More than 900.000 Jews died in the gas chambers in Auschwitz!"

>> No.20331156

Their name is literally written in hebrew, and the whole aesthetics supports this assumption even without direct usage of Judaism symbols.

>> No.20331160

this but only in appearance, in reality they are blood hungry psychopaths

>> No.20331166

i get it.
you're afraid if america.

>> No.20331215

Anon, he isn't wrong.

>> No.20331226

What the fuck have they done to WTC.

>> No.20331240
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wtf have they done to wtc
they're on a fuckin island now and there's an alternate dimension where they talk to eachother and also is magic real?

they did the same thing they did last time you cretin. it's a different thing with connecting ideas.

>> No.20331251

Are we confirmed for cult based plot? That last line, "All is in the name of guiding humanity down the right path." seemed kind of suspicious.

>> No.20331275

seems plausible. desu there's going to be several conspiracies at least on a national and one big global conspiracy this time around, and the mystery will consist in figuring out who is plotting what with/against whom to which end.

>> No.20331282

fuck late-night posting

>> No.20331288

So is a he or a she?

>> No.20331293

Ryu-san is the master of copy paste

>> No.20331326

What's that hedgehog thing on the left of them?

>> No.20331356

What is umineko α (alpha?)? On the 07th expansion twitter, it says Saku will have the original work plus the new scenario plus α.

Apparently Saku is called WTC4+ as well.

>> No.20331385

Can't wait for Ryukishi's battle royal to BTFO Fate and Dies Irae

>> No.20331388

It's Ryukishi's Sonic OC, he's a big fan of Sonic you didn't know that?

>> No.20331702

Ryukishi will die from overworking before 2019

>> No.20331794

Witch hunt might die from exhaustion first when you see their trackrecord.
Those guys barely had any break. No wonder they couldn't translate hane, tsubsasa and TRian.

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What is this shadow?

>> No.20331829

"Plus alpha" is wasei-eigo. It means something like "something extra", so a small bonus.

>> No.20331830

is there a voiced version of minnagoroshi and matsuribayashi hen with english text?

>> No.20331849

Don't even try to pretend like wtc5 isn't the biggest jump yet. Umineko is still just regular folk in a secluded mansion, straight out of a traditional murder mystery novel like ATTWN. Also alternate dimensions nonsense existed in Higurashi too, in fact people thought Bernkastel was Rika and that Higurashi was just a game in Umineko.

>> No.20331882

Not to mention the whole "magic" thing is somewhat similar to Higurashi's theme of characters believing the Three Families were behind oyashiro's curse, it was a rampant belief in the question arcs and would only get cleared up in the answer arcs, much like Umineko.

>> No.20331887

real grave mole nigga hours
suparna close runner up

>> No.20331936

>huge chest and smug smile
literally made for nursing handjobs

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Maybe a woman with a hat on the left

>> No.20331964

everyone got a smug smile
literally 10/10

>> No.20332101

that one was used in higurashi already. Think of another one

>> No.20332103

So will this be another gameboard or will the kakeraverse be a religion and umineko was just the cult's bible? Place your bets on the connection

>> No.20332116

Higurashi WAS just a game, its referenced several times by the witches who took part

>> No.20332134

Why is everyone acting like wtc5 is going to be some action slut shounen?

Shit could be akin Bladerunner or Snatcher for all we know.

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I think this direction makes a lot of sense for the series. Doesn't really make much sense in universe, unless it's some kind of far off future, but in terms of Ryukishi's past works this is a step that I was kind of hoping for and expecting. Rose Guns Days had a lot of combat scenarios, and Ryukishi only really leaned into sci-fi for a few specific things in Higurashi. It even gives him the opportunity to create a different kind of conspiracy mystery.

I simply don't know enough to decide if this really is vastly different from the previous works outside of the sci-fi stuff. My main hope in that regard is that the setting feels special in the same way Hinamizawa and Rokkenjima do.

>> No.20332185

Broken down moon hotel

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Exactly half of the teams are kette. A kette is a chain, presumably a team focused around supporting the main fighter.

>> No.20332203

A different kind of gameboard. All combatants are pieces of different witches, either one witch controlling one combatant or one witch controlling an entire team. This is all just a battle royale simulator for witches.

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Happy birthday beato

>> No.20332364

Why doesn't ryukishi write an TRPG system or something similar?
Hell, it fits in perfectly with the whole witches and pieces concept and I would love to play a gameboard with pieces across diferent fragments.

>> No.20332459

So what you're saying is WTC5 is Fortnite?

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Which ciconia would you take out on a date?

>> No.20332629

too many to bother even listing them

>> No.20332632

Quick /jp/ give me a documentary on Ciconias

>> No.20332639

They are birds, not cicadas, cats or seacats.

>> No.20332642

they got long legs

>> No.20332649

All of Grave Mole. At the same time.

>> No.20332652

the only valid answer

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>> No.20332684

storks more like dorks

>> No.20332687
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Something interesting people might not know about storks, which is certainly intentional, is that storks don't truly have a cry. The stork's syrinx is almost vestigial, and, rather than crying, they communicate and make noise by clattering their beaks together. You can hear this here: https://www.hbw.com/ibc/species/52744/sounds. The main period of vocalization is during infancy, where they make crude, shrill cries with their useless organs. I expect some sort of duality here. The storks cry when they are born, natural and pristine still, free of pretense, but as they age they dispatch of this for the more efficient clattering, which we could compare to binary or Morse. Binary and Morse both have history in military and computer use as cryptography (literally pretense), which helps connect the animal to the idea of rampant propaganda in Ciconia's world, because ciphers are now used to fool everyone but the ingroup. There's a real potential thematic duality between when storks truly cry as babies and when they are known to "cry" as impure but resourceful adults.
Intertextuality and hermeneutics basically do connect to epistemology closely since exegesis and reliable narrators neither exist in reality, so it's interesting if Ryukishi's new philosophy is to depict epistemological interstices through blatantly duplicitous consensus (everyone outside the narrator) instead of questionable narration. The difference here could be if the illusion is endogenous (Umineko) or exogenous (Ciconia, maybe). And Umineko did already explore this on the side with the witch hunt consensus and episode 4's true method. It would be a sensible direction to expand on what he earlier had on the side and was still timorous about.

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What if he's a robot that can change genitalia hardware like you can change computer parts

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>> No.20332737

>Cairo Squad
>Ryukishi writing Egyptian waifus
already erect desu

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>> No.20332852

I'm getting so used to their hair being green, it's gonna be weird when it turns out it's actually brown or blonde or something.

>> No.20332856

One on the left is definitely going to have blue hair.

>> No.20332909

During the 07th Expansion Party held last year on April 1st, Ryukishi gave tidbits of info about Ciconia. One was that he was keeping the full title a secret because it gave too much away, and another was that the codename is "The next ____".
Very early during development, he was also wondering about the level of abstraction, whether it should focus on being entertaining or should be difficult to understand and cause lots of discussion on message boards.

Now that the title and trailer has been revealed, what could the title mean? How and what could it be giving away?

>> No.20332958

Maybe the fact that these birds live in many different places and not just Asia.

>> No.20332971

I'm surprised nobody has tried to theorize the meaning behind the Ciconia. Like human babies being delivered by the Ciconia/Stork.

This article does a nice job of summarizing the various mythologies behind it.


>> No.20332986

But he also revealed that it would be a global story with foreign characters during that same event, so it wasn't a secret.

>> No.20333029

The speculation for that went on for a while starting from >>20327713 if you forgot or didn't read it, but your idea is good since Ryukishi is being very deliberate with the cosmopolitan thematic significance of the stork. Really interesting to see what he'll do with it.

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>WTC 5 IS yet another boring battle shonen in the VN format
I should've figured that R07 became creatively bankrupt since a long time ago. It was already noticeable after BT's death or the garbage that was RGD. Who the fuck likes to read "epic" battles. I must probably have a garbage taste according to /jp/ but the type moon-esque kind of VN never attracted me in the slightest. It saddens me that Ryukishi is not going to write mysteries anymore. I was pretty excited when I saw the When They Cry name, now I'm disappointed.

>> No.20333053

How do you know there won't be any mystery?

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I actually don't. I wrote without thinking, I got carried out by my emotions.

>> No.20333105 [DELETED] 

Oh fuck, is this gonna be some kind of super-soldier child thing like Violet Evergarden? Does the stork cry cause babies are being taken into government research bullshit?

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>Umineko is still just regular folk in a secluded mansion, straight out of a traditional murder mystery novel like ATTWN.
It's easy to rewrite history in hindsight, uh?

You obviously weren't there for Umineko's Episode 2, which was so far removed from anything we had ever seen (and making the tea parties canon) that a lot of people said wtc was broken forever. The fuck is that magic, the fuck are those parallel dimensions, the fuck that tea party, the fuck that western coating. Nowadays Umineko is highly regarded, but back then the fanbase was torn apart. Obvious in hindsight, right?

Ryukishi has said numerous time that he wants to explore new things for each WTC instalment, and that's why he went from Higurashi (eastern horror) to Umineko (western meta-murder mystery). He wants to surprise readers most of all, and doesn't want to retread old grounds. Everyone sane expected something completely unexpected for WTC 5, if only because he has explicitly told us several times that he would write something unexpected.

Could have been a space opera WTC, could have been an Isekai WTC, but instead we got Strike Witches. Which is guess what, unexpected. Kind of the fucking point kiddo.

>> No.20333139

>Strike Witches

>> No.20333162

You're a biology major?

>> No.20333194

It's possible the MC is not the main of their kette. Usually the main is in the foreground, and the teaser said she was second lieutenant. If she were her kette's main she would be at least lieutenant, I think.

I'd wager the dude in the foreground is the main, while the two Warcat girls (including the MC) are secondaries.

>> No.20333197

He's actually so adorable

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>> No.20333241

Um, please refer to them by their proper pronouns: they/them

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damn you know so much about it already, you read "fight" in the subtitles and it all fell into place. if you question why battles are written in literature, then all I can really call you is a close-minded goofball.

>> No.20333256

When people say they like Shion over Mion, are they referring to the original Shion turned Mion? Or the Mion turned Shion? The city living Shion (Mion) or the country living Mion (Shion)?

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>> No.20333278

A linguistics major with two associate's (law and computer science) so vocal structures interest me, though it's also part of why I like literature. Umineko was clever in that its seagull cries had diegetic value but were only ever experienced nondiegetically (by the reader, like near the end of Hope or during certain scenes outside the repeated massacre). If you're still interested in Umineko's use of the seagull, watch Chekhov's The Seagull, which popularized its use in arts; especially similarly to Umineko is how the seagull's significance changes every act, sometimes an icon of hope, despair, death, freedom, peace, etc. Really good idea to watch that if you're interested in it.
I outlined its [the stork's] relation to avian creation myths in the last thread which >>20332971 supported with a link, though I'm still interested in the Greek Ciconians who killed Orpheus the mythic aesthete. Ryukishi likes using holophrasis and wordplay to permeate myriad varied themes pithily: Umineko=cat(box), seagull, the sea itself. All these things are important to the story and he uses yet a seemingly banal title to connect them so elegantly through wordplay, which is why I can see ciconia referring not only to the bird, but to the tribe of people who killed the artistic Orpheus and was coincidentally returned as a swan, another bird. The Ciconians were present as well in the Odyssey and Ovid's Metamorphoses, and from the profundity of Umineko's Dantean motif you can be sure Ryukishi has read his Roman poets and watched historical plays. I mean the Divine Comedy has Ovid himself appear, and draws from it throughout.

But no I'm not a biology major though I've taken university level courses on it.

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>The Holy Agent Corps is often viewed as a propaganda corps aimed at youngsters, but some suspect they're actually barrier troops.
>some suspect they're actually barrier troops.
>barrier troops


>> No.20333291

Ryukishi doing the Israelis dirty

>> No.20333315

Do you think all those fancy battle girls will get actual development? Or will they be siesta'd?

>> No.20333354

They seem to be equivalent to the Ushiromiya: main driving characters in the narrative, though I guess some of them would be less developed than others. Hideyoshi was less developed than, say, Eva.

There are already some glimpses of sinister secrets. The Shavid Yalda are possibly barrier troops, Suparna and Baibao probably have a bloody rivalry going on (and look at them, I wouldn't be surprised if the main girls were sisters), the Grave Mole have this whole amoral military research going on, and Squad 601's princess is smug as fuck.

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Does this one count?

>> No.20333409

Isn't that one of the bitches that an heroe'd with Zakuro?

>> No.20333410

I remember hearing that WTC5 would be Umineko part 9 - is this the trailer for it? Or is that something else?

>> No.20333420

That's Umineko Saku.

>> No.20333422

That era is over, dude. There is no way Ryuukishi could keep doing time loop plots in a secluded location without it becoming stale or not reaching Umineko levels of hype.

This looks like WTC + RGD, which is pretty fucking cool in my book.

>> No.20333429

This is the Saku trailer:

>> No.20333438

My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined. What the fuck is this mecha futuristic garbage

>> No.20333445

Haven't a lot of other visual novels done time loops now? Even that aspect has become overdone. If someone dies in RGD, you know they're not coming back, so I wouldn't be against Ciconia dropping time loops to have that same level of suspense and impact. I'm ready for Ryukishi's wild ride.

>> No.20333452

WTC was kinda different. At least Umineko. I would never compare it to one of those Infinity games. The closest comparison is indeed Forest x murder mystery.

>> No.20333453

I like the Mion (Mion) from the epilogue that loves to watch lolis bully each other and encourage it for the lulz. She probably has Kasai rape and kill any girl that gets close to Satoshi.

I bet Shion (Shion) was too much of a pussy to even escape the shitty christian school in that world, so she's stuck there playing board games and being bullied by lesbians.

>> No.20333474

This. After reading Higurashi (watched the anime first like a fool because I couldn't read English at the time) I was convinced that I'd NEVER like any other story more than Higurashi. I just couldn't imagine anything better, so I had zero interest in Umineko. After actually reading it, it blew me away.

Same with RGD. It's fantastic and I fucking love the characters, but my first impressions were pretty bad. The lack of Ryuukishi sprites and the wildly different tone of the story made me dislike it, but when I finally decided to give it a chance... Oh boy. I wish we got a sequel or something.

Higanbana is pretty good too. There is something about its atmosphere and short story format that feels really comfy. It reminds me of how elementary school really felt at the time, with the good AND the bad, as opposed to how the brain selectively remembers only the good bits. Also, tons of mindbroken lolis.

>> No.20333490

If someone dies in Higurashi they stay dead too. I mean, you get to see them again, but that's a different version of them. The one that got fucked stays fucked and haunts Rika's memory forever while she tries to pretend that only the "final" world is real and everything else may as well be a dream.

It's even more fucked up when you realize that she and Hanyuu may have been creating these worlds themselves out of the infinite sea of possibilities, making them real in order to survive. Which means that any tragedy that happened after the original world is their fault, including Satoko's nail torture at the hands of a psycho bitch.

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>Squad called Warcat
>Blue color scheme.
>Flag is a black cat.


>> No.20333545
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Continuing from my earlier Astagatyah idea, which includes two specific groups: Garuda (Suparna) and Naga (Baibao). Of all the factions to be related, it ought to be the Chinese and Indian ones, as they've been philosophically symbiotic for millennia. Anyway, Baibao means treasure, and this is because, as counterparts to the Garuda (their description states they and the Indian/Garuda group are two halves of a whole) the Naga is often depicted adorned with treasure/wealth/kingly status. In certain Asian countries, Naga are known for their wealth, as well. In fact, the Hindu myth, Naga reside in Patala Loka, filled with treasures and riches as both their owners and guardians.
We can continue this. Suparna's description says Baibao is deified for propaganda purposes. The meretricious, manipulative snake is also a very common archetype in mythology, and Baibao is clearly the object of deceit. Also the Japanese equivalent of the Buddhist Naga is the Japanese dragon which is really a pirated Chinese dragon, and dragons are perhaps more important to the Chinese than anyone else. It makes sense they would be connected.

Let's look at Grave Mole now. I squared this in undeniable red! https://i.imgur.com/4QgECXo.png
It's an И, which is a Cyrillic character. Russian is a Cyrillic language. Note their name: Grave Mole. A mole often refers to a traitor in espionage tactics. It's someone who scouts information ahead by melding into the target group. This is something the Russians were famous for, especially around the cold war, and it's something still attributed overwhelmingly to them above all else in media, even now.

This is right atop Suparna's own symbol: https://i.imgur.com/hgL2Tcu.png. Compare its eyes, teeth, crown, and straddled flares at the sides to typical depictions of the Garuda in the following links:

>> No.20333567

But as a reader you know that it's not permanent because you catch on that it will reset. It still leaves an impact on the characters in their story, but it feels different from a character permanently dying and knowing they're not coming back and that you won't hear from them again for the rest of the story.
Umineko breaks it down to the point where the family and servants are treated as pieces on a gameboard, but it also cuts to how it affects Ange by being a survivor and hearing about what people have been saying about her family. Her family is already dead and won't be coming back, and what happens to them is treated like a game in the meta world so who lives or dies doesn't make a difference.
I'm not saying that this is a bad thing, it still works well and you get to see how the characters react differently to those that die or interact with those still alive, but I'm open to seeing Ciconia try something different. But if time loops stay because it's a staple of the series, I won't cry about it either. Either way, I'm curious to see how Ryukishi will play with death this time.

>> No.20333607

I'd love to hear more from you, your posts always interest me. Ever thought of spilling out everything in one essay?

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furudo erika but with boobs

>> No.20333626

Yeah I've been posting here like crazy the last day so maybe I'll just put it all together in one document instead of spamming the threads. Definitely read your lit and watch your plays too though. It's as important to be a good reader as it is to be a good writer but yeah I appreciate your encouragement. I was thinking of just writing like a 100 page thesis on Umineko one day but with Ciconia I have to split my attention.

>> No.20333664

Is the word "kette" made-up? If not, what language is it from? All I am getting when I look it up is a town in France.

>> No.20333666

German for chain.

>> No.20333673

Why don't the PS3 character sprites ever have that Gunbuster thing under the eyes? It's unironically my favorite thing about Ryukishi's art.

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>> No.20333682

I find it hilarious that EP6's plot is basically "Battler gets himself stuck in a room".

>> No.20333690

The amount of exposition in the trailer referring to propaganda makes me think that Kikonia will be primarily about the political environment surrounding the fights. It really has even more potential for mindgames than Umineko.

>> No.20333693

Oh if it's really the case it will be nice

>> No.20333695

>"Battler gets himself stuck in a room".

>> No.20333714

This is the exact same feeling I'm getting
Something like "team x has a secret mission to find out what team y is doing only to fi d out that team z has them figured out. But instead of ratting them out, team z is willing to help in exchange for blah blah blah. Then something at the festival goes wrong forcing all the teams to pick sides and play intrigue " etc etc
Similar to RGD

>> No.20333749

Should I read RGD? Where can I find it?

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Subtlety is for a special kind of people: the kind of people who give a shit. Bernkastel is many thing however, but giving a shit she is not.

I wonder if that character's name won't be something like E. Ricafurude. Knowing Bern that would be right in her alley.

What exactly is the nature of Warcat connexion with the Witch of Miracles? Is she sponsoring the team somehow? If yes is Lambda sponsoring another team? Which one?

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wtf Umineko anime looks like a hentai

>> No.20333828

I hope you're watching the damedame subs

>> No.20333909
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Bern has no friends!

>> No.20333950

Not even once.

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I want to meet Lambdadelta's friends.

>> No.20334011

they are a type of stork. just call them dorks instead.

>> No.20334066

So are we really going to have to call it Ciconia or Stork? Idk it sounds weird

>> No.20334091

How is this WTC 5? Ryukishi wrote Higurashi, which was WTC 1 and then Umineko, which was WTC 2. Then there was Rose Gun Days, I don't get the numbers

>> No.20334107

Higurashi = wtc
Higurashi kai = wtc2
Umineko = wtc3
Umineko chiru = wtc4

>> No.20334109

higurashi question arc is wtc1
higurashi answer arc is wtc2
umineko question arc is wtc3
umineko core arc is wtc4

>> No.20334140

When the dorks cry

>> No.20334149

I see where you are coming from, Grave Mole girls are the only ones who don't seem to have clear afillation so far and Russia makes a lot of sense assuming each squad represents a distinct nation. But being Russian myself I can assure you that neither the font nor the letter you outlined give out an impression of cyrillic even in the slightest. Also it's absolutely not correct for cyrillic letters to be butchered like that. "Я" isn't just reverse "R", it's a completely different unrelated sound and they shouldn't substitute each other, same with your example of "V" and "И". I'm sure Ryukishi won't make this mistake.
Nonetheless I'll be pumped if GM actually turn out to be Russian, but they might happen to belong to anyone else, can as well be another Japanese squad.

>> No.20334338

>"What's the new When They Cry about?"
"A political thriller centered around a battle royale in Hong Kong fought between East Asia, Africa and the Middle East by aerial cyborgs featuring nuns and goth lolis to guide humanity. Also maybe interdimensional witches, we don't know yet"
>East Asia
Any possibility the Grave Moles could be Korea?

>> No.20334342

That's fine. I understand if they simply mirrored the font, though the surrounding letters (there's a P right next to the N" is not reversed). It would certainly make the game much more interesting and suspenseful if one unknown person on any team was secretly a Grave Mole spy. Russia would also add top tier literary, musical, and philosophical material to Ryukishi's pool so I'd like to not be mistaken.

>> No.20334355

Is there a tag on Pixiv for this already? I wanna see if the Japanese artists have gotten around to it by now.

>> No.20334372

I'm tired of battle royale settings and I'm not liking the character designs. Maybe it will be interesting anyway.

>> No.20334374

You mean save and backup because Pixiv artist are all autistic fucks that randomly nuke their accounts for no reason.

>> No.20334509

Ange doesn't like M.Zakky.

>> No.20334568

I doubt it's a battle royale setting, from what I get all these military groups are going to go to a festival, someone important is going to get murdered and then tension rises as people with guns are trying to find the culprit.
But that's too simple for Ryu07

>> No.20334597

So, supposing that this game happens in our world, just following some alternate history:

ACR -> Africa, including Egypt. Has a royalty, obviously.
COU -> China, India, possibly Pakistan and the middle east. Has an empire.
ABN -> No idea, but deeply religious. Possibly linked to Shavit Yalda, and thus Jewish, but maybe not. Possibly America or European/English state.
AOU -> Japan?

The interesting pattern is that the ACR and BAO are both confirmed having two teams. If Shavit Yalda is ABN too, which is the only other confirmed religious nation, then that mean ABN has two teams too, which implies Grave Mole is probably AOU. Japan having the military research center team is expected, given the associated trope of technological superpower.

I could be completely wrong of course.

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Where can I find a copy of RGD available in English for free?

>> No.20334746

>kakeraverse is a religion and umineko is the bible
How do I become a member?

>> No.20334784

Dude, just download the patch from Witch Hunt and apply it to the Japanese version.

Don't trust some random uploader to pre-patch the game for you. They may accidentally fuck something up or delete a file or who knows what.

>> No.20334796

Ugh, reminds me when I unwittingly watched Haruhi in chronological order. I'll never forgive that person.

>> No.20334814

What do you mean chronological order? Time-line wise in-universe? Who the fuck would force someone else to watch it like this instead of the release order

>> No.20334819

In universe. And you'd be surprised

>> No.20334857

ABN is most likely Middle East

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hmm. i can see a vague reference to galidor there.

>> No.20334890

Can't wait for Ryukishi to blow my small mind again

>> No.20334940

At least he wont be blowing your small dick

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the characters could still do it yet.

>> No.20334989

i have noticed a pattern.
AOU = Warcats and Grave mole (i don't know what they have in common)
ACR = Squad 601 and CairoMemorialSquad (both african)
COU = Suparna and Baibao (idk they're next to each other in the map and share a good amount in common)
ABN = Thalaatha Saif and Shavit Yalda (both middle eastern, both "holy" and religious)
this also makes sense because in each two teams, one of them is a "kette" team.
and the order they're shown in the trailer supports my theory, even though i'm not quite sure that's relevant.
this makes me think Grave Mole are korean.

>> No.20335005

Suparna and Baibao are both said to be in the COU so it's not pure speculation, same goes for Squad 601 and CairoMemorialSquad. Grave Mole and Shavit Yalda are the only ones not assigned.

>> No.20335026
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MC looks like Japan from Hetalia
WTC5 confirmed Hetalia

>> No.20335088

I dont see what youre seeing at all

>> No.20335115
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She does share a thing with OG Bernkastel to be specific. Her hair seems to be an asymmetrical himecut (if not tied) just like Bernkastel in the OG sprites.

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Color palette and hair desu

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Okay, you are genius lambdaposter and I'm fucking retarded. I didn't notice the letter on logo you pointing out to which is actually behind "GRAVE MOLE". Now I'm 99% that letters covered by title are cyrillic and they read as "ГЕРОИ", which directly translates as "heroes". Doodled how I see them, I think this is a direct hit guys.

>> No.20335143

*Now I'm 99% sure. Fuck, I'm so excited I can't read my own posts

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Which, if we go with the pattern that there are two teams for each country, and Warcat and Grave Mole are together into the AOU, would make the MC's empire either Russian or Russo-Japanese.

Which isn't far fetched. Remember the Russo-Japanese war. Maybe in that world Japan won and created the Russo-Japanese empire of AOU?

>> No.20335260

It isn't even that far-fetched today because Putin is preparing to resolve the historic dispute and transfer the part of Kuril Islands back to Japan jurisdiction under the agreement of following economic cooperation.

>> No.20335341

I considered that, but I don't see how a giant robot arm can be in a supportive role unless they gattai. I was thinking that if someone else really was the main figure then there would be a route/episode where they die and Cravat-kun would take over.

>> No.20335343

Or cruelly killing off a character a character that you've become heavily invested in. Doubly so if there isn't any kind of time loop shenanigans.

>> No.20335364

I would bet that each different section involves a different team winning the Battle Royale and then time shenanigans happen and they try again.

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>> No.20335381

Right! Of course a propaganda group would be venerated as heroes before the public. It's important to remember propaganda has fundamental psychological roots so that it's something all sides do.
USSR actually excelled at this. The maternal country to which the people are inherently beholden to which bears their labor and fruit both, spiritual in form, and the paternal Stalin to which the people were externally beholden to, because federal wellbeing is always cooperative along all organizational strata, consituents to enterprises to governments, physical in form. The familial rhetoric was pushed with zeal, and eventually even the soldiers would be the objects and victims of propaganda.

One of the most exciting aspects of a cosmopolitan setting is doubled by 07th expansions' talenter composers. That the musical boon of the setting is every region getting its cultural/folk music represented, is then further tripled by them, because they understand music not only as music, but as expression and exhibition. Here this means we'll have a wide set of music from across the world, but also composed well, composed tastefully with the story, and intertwined with the rest of the soundtrack (leitmotif for example). I imagine we'll have one or two signature melodies composed in many different cultural musical forms. Mainly looking forward to Indian in this case.

>> No.20335383

There are 8 teams too! 8 teams, 8 episodes

>> No.20335407

higurashi is seriously spooking me out lads
still on the first chapter, though, it's much better than uminkeo so far

>> No.20335412

Dont know why I hadnt made that connection in my head already, its only super obvious and right in front of me.

>> No.20335421

Stop reading these threads, people will post spoilers all over the place and they have every right to do so.

>> No.20335431

AOU is not just Japan going by the dialog at the start of the trailer. Hopefully USA is in it instead of Shavit Yalda fuck.

>> No.20335433

hope you will like it

>> No.20335451

Will WTC5 be released in Eng any time soon?

>> No.20335469

Rika kills everyone.

>> No.20335470

untranslated wtc5 will be released in summer 2019, the translation will take about 4 to 6 months

>> No.20335479

Even me.

>> No.20335485

Even the cicadas.

>> No.20335498

She killed millions of unborn babies

>> No.20335503

Those weren't going to be babies.

>> No.20335511

>Barrier troops


>> No.20335514

anon girls can only get triplets at best.

>> No.20335517

I want to have babies with Rika!

>> No.20335562

I'd say even more, military propaganda is one of the pillars of peace and stability in Russia nowadays. According to the latest census army is the only state institute that retains high level of people's trust with all other governing institutes and president himself losing like crazy after the recent sequence of unpopular reforms. To keep populace minds off shit economic and all other fundamental problems government drags the country in all sorts of military conflicts, praising army's deeds and achievements, honouring research and development of military tech. Again, this is what's happening right now. It's honestly terrifying (and exciting) how real Ciconia can get with all this real life baggage.

>> No.20335563

Are the credits in Meakashi STILL fucked up after a year or did they fix it?

>> No.20335609

AOU is probably Russo-Japanese. All the other teams are paired, except Grave Mole and Warcat (which have both animal names), and Grave Mole is 100% Russian. If Warcat is Japanese then AOU is Russo-Japanese.

>> No.20335614


>> No.20335628

Anyone notice the order the teams are revealed in the trailer is kette followed by non kette four times
that might be relevant

>> No.20335634

kette, non kette, kette, non kette and so on

>> No.20335647

They're all paired (i.e two for each nation), one kette and one non-kette, and the kette is always presented first.

>> No.20335656

I thought they were all Kette

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I'm very aware of Putin attacking some of his own oligarchs only five to twenty years ago and even assassinating Boris Berezovsky for fair opposition towards him. The country is spellbound, and it's a shame because it has tremendous Christian and artistic value. Like it's really almost peerless in these things. And yeah military propaganda is the name of the game this time. I'm glad I was able to reveal Grave Mole's country+discuss Baibao and Suparna but I'm going to sleep now

Remember to read your Borges

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What if Bern and Lambda are boys this time around?

>> No.20335779

oh noes i hope they remain cute fuckable girls

>> No.20335794

*Bern and Lambda are concepts.

Concepts don't have genders silly.

>> No.20335796

i'm going to have to spend 4-6 months not posting on /jp/ at all until the english translation releases
i want to kill myself and yet i can't because otherwise i can't read wtc5

>> No.20335803

yet concepts have tits

>> No.20335819

can't say much about lambda but bern definitely started as girl.

>> No.20335824

There's still about half a year until it comes out

>> No.20335831

Do you ever wonder why translators for indie and AAA games both don't work with the script writers so that the translation can come out as soon as the game does in its home country? I haven't looked into gamedev at all so if there's someone more informed than me that can explain it I'd appreciate it.

>> No.20335835
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You're afraid of cute fuckable boys? coward.

>> No.20335846

game scripts I can understand, and they usually do to my understanding

but VNs/books? definately not--not even feasible

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Have some baseless thoeries assuming there is a battle royale going on
Loli is the mastermind behind the group even if the girl on the right pretends to be the leader, Loli is evil/insane and bullies the girl in the middle
Girl in the middle eventually betrays the loli and causes her death
jobbers, die the first
The underdog, will start off weak but will end up being one of the strongest factions later on due to sheer keikakus
>Shavit Yalda
Everyone will think they are evil and barrier corps but eventually will get revealed to be good people
expose thighs
One of them will mention "sister Dlanor/Gertrude/Cornelia" as a reference
>Grave mole
Are really deep into the conspiracy surrounding the events that will happen, around episode 6 they will get more focus and start revealing stuff
>Thalaatha Saif
loli is the maria/satoko of the VN, will have a sad backstory
Either rivals or allies of the warcats
The ones to kill Baibao
the main squad, but one of them is a traitor

>> No.20335868

ryukishi actually hasn't even written the story yet for wtc5

he posted the trailer that only revealed the characters and cast so that he could spy on threads like this for ideas

>> No.20335904

the translators (witch hunt) started out as fan translators. I think they just want to experience the vn as ryukishi intended for his fans and not get spoiled

>> No.20335929


>> No.20335934

Games don't have much text compared to visual novels, that's why they take less time to translate.
WTC 5 also isn't even done yet and knowing Ryuukishi07 the script will change on a daily basis, meaning that's impossible to translate it together while he works on it.

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i mean they did make siesta 410 a dude name alan in rgd. he was pretty chill tho but yeah

>> No.20335942

It will be a gameboard. It will involve "witches". Both Bern and Lambda will be back.
This is exactly why I'm not worried about whether it'll be good or not.

>> No.20335948

I want him to fuck me in the ass with his chin

>> No.20335954

I will fuck you in the ass with my chin

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I wasn't impressed at first but now you are getting me excited. The wait is now getting unbearable thanks to you.

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Reading you guys talk about it is making me feel shallow since I'm just looking forward to playing the qt MC.

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Brainlet here. I feel just like you. I hate not being able to have a better understanding at things that I love.

>> No.20336055

Mark my words, at least one episode of WTC 5 will finish with the end of the human race. All the countries nuking each others into Oblivion.

>> No.20336056

Everyone's got their own way of enjoying the thing. If you can't theorize based on a single trailer, it doesn't mean you don't have a brain, it just means that's now how you process content.
Besides, I'm sure that most of what they're discussing could be entirely wrong as well.
and I'm actually just here for the porn

>> No.20336170

A boy is fine too.

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>I want... to retrieve the mackerels that I left behind! Bernkastel, help me!!

>> No.20336224

That's probably just how the ending is. Just like how in Rokkenjima they all get bombed, and in Hinamizawa they all die of a disease or whatever (can't recall).

>> No.20336234

Dunno if anyone found it out yet, but what was the language spoken over the radio in the Kikonia Trailer?

>> No.20336241

Simlish probably, doesn't sound like anything.

>> No.20336271

The fact that asses can be fucked is pretty lewd, because RENA has one!

>> No.20336356

Ass is for poop only,anon.

>> No.20336361

I've always considered myself a piece of shit

>> No.20336408
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I did better outline of cyrillic letters on Grave Mole title card. There's also a letter on the right which appears to be "Ю" so the whole deal spells as "ГЕРОИ Ю". Not enough to guess the second word but Ю reads as "yu" or "u" which might be somewhat tied to U in AOU abbreviation? This is exciting.

>> No.20336438

Was about to post this.

>> No.20336550

Grave Mole is the best team.
But Warcats has the best individual, Furudo Erika.

>> No.20336551

Does a cat on warcat's flag hold а banner/scythe on it's back? Does it have Greek letters on it?
Or am I just seeing things?

>> No.20336569

Who is blessed by certainty?

>> No.20336578

Cuando las cigueñas lloran

>> No.20336581

What nationalities are all the teams supposed to be?

>> No.20336583

Nuns are my fetish. Thank you for delivering, Ryukishi.
We don't know, but we're trying to guess.

>> No.20336589

Good job, it is indeed a fucking scythe.

See >>20333507 and>>20333620. Warcat has really been blessed by Miracles.

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>> No.20336611

Some are pretty obvious like Cairo Memorial Squad being Egyptian. The rest not as much. I'm betting that the nun team are Italians and that Squad 601's princess is some sort of Indian oil baroness.

>> No.20336614

What if they are boys (girls (boys) ), as a joke.

>> No.20336618

Original ange is a chubby girl

>> No.20336626

601's princesses name is south african

>> No.20336642


>> No.20336647

yeah you might be on something.
it's seems "heroes of yu..."
in russian, there not so many catchy words or titles started on "ю"
maybee, south (юг)

>> No.20336650

As I understand, the current leading theories are (someone please make a map):

ACR: Africa. Squad 601 (South Africa) and Cairo (Egypt).
ABN: Middle East. Saif (Saudi Arabia...??) and Shavit Yalda (Israel)
COU: India and China. Suparna (India), Baibao (China).
AOU: Russo-Japanese. Warcat (part Japanese), Grave Mole (Russia).

Europe and the Americas are suspiciously absent. Maybe they are bundled into one of the existing empires, or maybe they were nuked long ago, or don't participate, or participate but we don't know their teams, or something.

>> No.20336656

What makes you think Saif is Saudi Arabia?

>> No.20336662

Nothing, that's why I put "??". They are probably part of the middle east, but if an anon could pinpoint it more accurately, maybe by using etymology, that'd be great.

>> No.20336666

I think we basically know them all by this point.

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That's pretty much the consensus right now I think
The nuns might be Israeli

>> No.20336684

what if each team is governed by a witch? in this case there'd be more new witches

>> No.20336685

La condición humana de Ushiromiya Ange.

>> No.20336687

But where is the Finn?
While we are at it, where is the rest of Europe?
Did it get fucking nuked or are there more characters and squads left?

>> No.20336689

I have a sneaking suspicion that in this wtc they'll be referring to witches as angels

>> No.20336693

I think it might be a coalition of East powers + Africa in a world that's split between east and west

>> No.20336709
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Sum of digits in number 34 equals 7
Sum of digits in number 601 equals 7

>> No.20336715

Oh boy, here we go

>> No.20336716

Native Arab here. I don't think that's possible, their name is written in Standard Arabic and thus doesn't indicate anything of significance. Thalaatha Saif means Three Swords but it's written in somewhat broken Arabic. The team's logo also has three different looking swords, perhaps each type unveils something about the three characters?

>> No.20336719

What if he's in the Russian team?

>> No.20336725

By the way, Shavit Yalda is Hebrew.

>> No.20336726

I would say it was a coincidence if I didn't know that Lambdadelta is actually capable of being SUBTLE.

Like Bern just slap her fucking black cat and her fucking scythe and self-insert into her favorite team. She doesn't intellectually get the "subtlety" concept.

But Lambda is slick. I dunno. Maybe. Try to connect the dots.

>> No.20336736

The reason for broken Arabic is most likely due to WH having to work with no context and using Google for the non jp translations

>> No.20336745

Mitake Miyao sounds like a combination of Tomitake and Miyo

>> No.20336754

Yeah I get that, I don't really blame them.

>> No.20336755

They admitted on twitter that they're open to any suggestion from native speakers of the languages

>> No.20336758

tnen why russians in there? they knda pro-west country. also their alliance with japanese kinda unusual.

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Saudi Arabia does have a sword in its flag so maybe..

>> No.20336770

Russia and China are much closer politically than Russia and the west

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>also their alliance with japanese kinda unusual.
Not if you look at it geographically. Japan and Russia already had a pretty vicious war before the World Wars, the Russo-Japanese war. In an alternate history kind of world, or in the future, it isn't impossible to think that both unified into a unique compound.

Maybe one invaded and captured the other. Either Russia invaded Japan, or Japan invaded and kept Russia.

>> No.20336816

with china, yes. but not with japan.
also i'm from there. nobody care about china, everybody still fapping and clinging on europe, despite current conflicts.

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I got struck with an idea that digits in 601 might refer to the power levels of members. According to description it's a "one-man ace kette" so comparatively to others their princess has an immense power level of six while dudes in hers escort are supporting weaklings of zero and one. And you know what? Making such a front-loaded team sounds like Lambdadelta to me.

>> No.20336849

also maybe russians just outside bystanders. their unit is researchers after all.

>> No.20336857

Conservatives have for centuries now hammered in the talking point of "We're not like everyone else, we're special and need a special, third way, that is neither asian nor european".
Also, some people who seem to have personal vendetta against the west love looking up to china.
Or maybe for some reason that region is only allowed one team and has to pair up with another country who happens to be Japan.

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every foreign text has been translated so far except this sanskrit/hindi/whatever
anyone got an idea of what this means? does wtc not have any indian fans?

>> No.20336882

Is that like the public opinion? Because how I see it, according to the sino-Russian relationship wiki and the multiple proxy wars between Russia and US and the looming financial tug of war between China and US, I can't help but to picture Russia as an enemy of the west if war was to break out

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forgot about this

>> No.20336892

I want a Lee Meijiu expy.

>> No.20336900

wtc5 gonna be /pol/

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sad(?) but true
I can already see the "freedom ain't free" and "REMOVE KEBAB" WTC5 edits

>> No.20336915

wtc6 will be /tv/ like poetry

>> No.20336917

I can't wait.

>> No.20336920

I have no idea why he said that. I agree with you.

>> No.20336932

Probably its bait so its like this one is Bern self insert and the retard catgirl is bait. I totally see Bern doing this.

>> No.20336947

As a teaboo, the lack of Britain disappoints me.

>> No.20336951

Bern pulling the "hurrr I'm retarded look at me" trick.

>> No.20336959

Its boring so its plausible coming from her. Remember she is boring unimaginative to be funny.

>> No.20336963

I have confirmed that this is Hindi. Apparently it says suparna, but it's misspelt. Suparna refers to Hindu goddess Parvati but it also can mean beauty. That's what I was told by native Indian.

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You are now aware over half a year will pass before we get any more stuff to analyze

>> No.20336974

There might be more trailers? Not sure.

>> No.20336978

who knows? we might get more promotional videos

>> No.20336990

Who knows? Might die from an accident before it comes out

>> No.20336993

Do you think this has some significance?
Background girl has a wing on her neck
Are those wings on their clothes?
Guy has a three-winged pendant
Girl in the foreground has a two-winged (or is it a wreath?) brooch on her collar and a criss-crossed wings mark (or are those swords?).
Everyone else has nothing.

>> No.20337003

I'm a fat fuck. The desire to not die of a heart attack before this comes out motivates me to work out.

>> No.20337011

I can't wait for Ryuukishi to go full cunny and do WTC + Higanbana.

>> No.20337019

You are a big witch for you.

>> No.20337027

stereotipical russian HATE americas, but worship and envy "civilized" europe. also doesn't fuck about asians and nergos at all.
and yeah, china is ally, but you know... it's china. most terrifying country in whole world.

>> No.20337037

lots of wings and stars

>> No.20337040

based and deathpilled

>> No.20337066


>> No.20337069

Dude. Not to be rude or anything, but you need to work on your English. Also, stop being a melkobukvennyi.

>> No.20337084

Guess what they will all probably die.
>All are equal in death

>> No.20337091

The more I think about it, the more I see something about it.

3 + 4 = 7
6 + 0 + 1 = 7

3 and 4 are both in the middle of the range. 6 and 1 are both literally at the extremities. If you wanted to do something different but still connect the numbers, that's be the number you'd choose.

Additionally, the 601 squad is a big power trip for an arrogant girl that is a princess. A [cute] [princess] with a big ego and all. It makes a surprising amount of sense. The 6 + 0 + 1 squad with the [cutest] super princess of the world. There's something distinctly Lambda about it.

>> No.20337113

You could say that the great equarizer iz za des

>> No.20337126

heh, i know (this is why i shitpost on 4chan).

>> No.20337131

Guys, I swear warcat's flag has "δχ" written on the scythe.
δ = delta
Tell me you see it.

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>> No.20337139

Sorry, I'm only seeing noise.

>> No.20337140

you should get a screenshot and circle it

>> No.20337152

And then Been is just extremely blatant. Dude cats and scythes lmao, chuuniboy (girl) Miyao introduced with dramatic fall from the skycraper, and also let's have a big boobied clone of myself because tits have always been Rika's biggest complex.

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>δ = delta
oh shit
I don't see it at all

>> No.20337163

Oh my god you're right about the skycraper thing! That was my first thought when I saw that but it didn't cross my mind again since then.

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This thread rn
Yes yes, Tumblr filename I Googled the image etc

>> No.20337186
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Frederica Bernkastel is the girl who self-inserted a clone of herself called Furudo Erika into a story. She's not a girl who really believes in the virtues of being subtle.

For all her boisterous personality, Lambdadelta is far more subtle in her callbacks, and you actually need to think about wordplays and maths to catch her.

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It's a long time since I had speculah of that level. Brought back some good memories. That said, now that we've solved the teaser, I'm going to bed.

>> No.20337276

Is there any chance the voice in the PV was reversed?

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These are on Cairo's badge(?). It could actually be a very important clue because, while you have the obvious sun god, it seems there are two or three birds atop the sun. Horus is an avian god of the sky and this iconography (birds in the sky) could refer to him, but it could also be Thoth, instead. Thoth is the avian Egyptian god of writing, which he created, and wisdom, but most interestingly of the moon, the lunar archetype a harbinger of illusion and uncertainty, and of magic, which has axiomatic importanceーI don't have to explain it. He is also always depicted with Ra, who represents the sun. Thoth is credited with writing the eponymous Book of Thoth; it outlines the highest Egyptian understanding and is considered sacred, and it served as a formative text for magic so that Hermeticism and occultism are based majorly upon it. Beyond magic, Thoth is known as the mediator of godly disagreements (meta battles?) and the archiver of history, keeping records of everything that passes including the judgments of those who have died (he wrote the Book of the Dead which is the ancient Egyptian guide to achieving an optimal afterlife and funeral performance, but it's mostly a book of spells).
Thoth was famously turned into Hermes by the Greeks, who represents many of the same things, and, most importantly, storytelling and negotiation. Hermes Trismegistus, one of the main figures in magic, is considered an equivalent to Hermes and Thoth specifically, and they've altogether had immense alchemical influence, being connected to the metal and planet Mercury.

I'll put it forth. I think, by humans, witches will be referred to as Gods in this game. There is no other term so intuitively connected to the highest metaphysical entities that everyone from any country would plausibly use, and witches in WTC are functionally identical to gods to those who exist below them. And that was even a major point of Featherine's comparison to normal witches and voyagers. Comparative religion finds archetypal gods throughout cultures as I've mentioned so that the same God can be worshipped by different people, with only the inessential name tag differing.

It actually is super exciting because this can go over so many incredible literary and mythological stories here will also looking into both macrosocial and microsocial ecosystems in an interesting way. Ryukishi has the potential to do something very very ambitious with this if he takes advantage of the breadth and depth of art and story these cultures have, and comparative anthropology and religion are like my favorite subjects ever which this is ideal for. It can be something really excellent. He's making Wittgenstein proud for flaming Frazer.

Yeah there's nothing to feel bad about if you don't think you can find anything. Keep in mind I'm studied in this stuff anyway so I'll just notice it wherever I see it while an untrained eye will see mundanity. If you love it then you'll try your best to understand it all and find things and I'll help you along the way in return!

>> No.20337315

Also 601's clothes all have feather motifs. Look at the dress and then look at Eva and Beatrice's dresses.

>> No.20337321

RGD had a lot of pol topics without being as retarded as pol.

>> No.20337351

Lambda impersonated a god of one of those people. I'm feeling it.

>> No.20337359

lambda more like allahmbda

>> No.20337382

Bernkastels witnesses

>> No.20337389

No one's called someone else a faggot in this thread I'm really enjoying the harmony
Keep being heartwarming, you glorious bastards

>> No.20337419

Lion is a faggot

>> No.20337427

You're a faggot!

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>> No.20337440

that wings and feather stuff might really just be because ryukishi is an amateur artist and doesn't have that many ideas when decorating clothes.

>> No.20337443

Don't think of a pink elephant, you faggot!

>> No.20337446

Why state the obvious about other posters?

>> No.20337468

Ange is a mammal.

>> No.20337471

I'm a faggot.

>> No.20337475


>> No.20337482

Ange has a reproductive system

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Okay another point of speculation: we know how much Ryukishi likes fucking with numbers, so what about numbers each squad has attached to them?
601 has already been talked.
Warcat - 0017th (the most curious one)
Grave Mole - 100th
Thalaatha - 0901st
Shavit - 012th
Cairo - 1st
Suparna - 301st
I don't see any number on Baibao card but there's an interesting bit Suparna's description: "they're more than strong enough to be serve as Baibao's other half". What can be another half of 301?
Autistic numerology go.

>> No.20337486

You're one to talk.

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Also look how smug is Rethabile about her number, it's like she's saying "check those digits, pal"

>> No.20337517

I'll have you know I've jerked it to gay stuff only a handful of times

>> No.20337546
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>Higurashi = 0 wings, no flying
>Umineko = 1 wing, flying used symbolycally
>Ciconia = 2 wings, physically flying

>> No.20337554

>you have to be this tall to date me

>> No.20337557

Now I'm 100% convinced It's Lamda.

>> No.20337569

BLACKED hahahha

>> No.20337575

Lambda is transracial!

>> No.20337584

Lambda is chocolate flavored

>> No.20337591

Lambda is my girlfriend

>> No.20337594

Lambda is CUTE

>> No.20337600

Yo, lambda is not Erika

>> No.20337601

Meanwhile Bern still hangs out exclusively with Japanese people.
Now that's what I call "unwilling to leave the comfort zone".

>> No.20337622

Berns final solution

>> No.20337630

the words of goddess

>> No.20337655

Prove it.

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>"unwilling to leave the comfort zone".
Thats Bern.

>> No.20337675
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Lambda is preparing to trap Bern in a new game!

012 adds up to three, which, in Gematria (Kabbalahistic numerology), is signified by the third character gimel. It also refers to the conciliation of dialectics, teaching, blooming and youth, and leading. Gimels sephirotic place is the path between Keter and Tiferet (passing through Daath, the invisible process of godly to abstract). Tiferet is the sephirotic nexus: all other nodes are adjacent to it.
On sephira, three also refers to Binah, the divine feminine.
As well, Hebrew characters correspond to the tarot, and gimel (the path from crown to beauty) corresponds to the high priestess, major arcana II (but actually III because we start counting from 0, the fool). High priestess imagery is pretty blatantly superimposed atop Shavit, and, considering Ryukishi has read Goetia, it might be plausible to say he knows some extent of Kabbalah or gematria, which of course is the tome of the highest Hebrew metaphysics and magics, its contents so grand and lavish as to be ineffable for human minds.

>> No.20337697

how do I get on your level intellectually because I'm too dumb of ass and I don't like it

>> No.20337712
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That's what I thought. But the shapes I'm seeing are just so nice I have to wonder.
Sorry, mobile platform. I've done what I could.

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Love this lambdaposter. Are you that anon that was desperate with paranormal related to umineko and stuff?

>> No.20337730

Lambda Qi? More stuff related with Probability and Statistics from this cute witch.

>> No.20337731

Either this guy's pulling shit out of his ass or he's got very extensive knowledge of mythology. Everyone has different interests, just so happens that his interests help him analyze the themes. If you had a phd in computer science I doubt you could do what he does and that is okay

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Let's play a game anon.
Remove all the 0 and add the digits then their sums
+8 (15)
+1 (16)
+10 (26)
+3 (29)
+1 (30)
+4 (34!!!!)

Haha! Lambda's orchestrating it all yet again! Lambda (almost) always wins!

I'll help you if you're actually willing to put the effort into understanding these things. So many people just want to posture and spew polemics about arts they refuse to invest any time or heart in any it's such a turn off, but then you meet the few who dazzle, with the rare glint in their pupil. Those are the people worth socializing for, who find universality, light, in the particles roaming the abyssal currents.

I'm never desperate! I've been around since April so yeah my identity ought to be distinct from them by now (mainly into /lit/ and dharma stuff).

>> No.20337752

I posted some autistic shit before on seacat threads and there was this anon that said something about that so desperate about the true meaning of the nature of reality but kept going because of umineko or something.

>> No.20337770

>Haha! Lambda's orchestrating it all yet again!
That's a nice find but also again, what about Baibao number.

>> No.20337777

Not him, but for mythology I'd suggest reading actual mythology.
Like, pick a clture, find their creation myth (or anything else you like) and start reading. Every time you see a new name - look it up and read texts about them.
As you learn more, read commentaries from experts on the subject. Don't forget the depictions.
You might find it boring at first but you'll see the charm of it soon.

>> No.20337804

It's not just about interests, of course, since cognitive ability does vary up to orders of magnitude between different people, so it'll be that plus interest and effort. I like literature and philosophy, and magical and religious systems are a philosophical razor, so I like them, too, except they double with iconographic literary artistry. It's all for the sake of universality, which is why I also study things like linguistics, computer sciences, and thereby automata, semantics, extents of biology.
I considered that, but it's likely deliberate that they were the only ones with zero numerical representation. Even Squad 601's is their name instead of their title, but it's all the numerology they decided to share this time. Baibao's name isn't numerical and its title is uniquely "imperial," which I imagine could make them either lack a number or have it be zero.
And yeah this is why I keep telling you guys to read. I say it all the time. If you want to have a full understanding of literature, you consume and degust and compare literature with opulence; religion with opulence; mythology with opulence; occultism with opulence. It really is all about willpower if you're competent which is why I like helping people since they stop being so unsure of themselves and learn valuable wisdoms, and half the value of wisdom is for it to be passed along.

>> No.20337825

Adding down by placement:11 10 5 8 (111058)

Adding down by placement (zeroes removed): 22 12 (2212)

Adding down by digit: 22 9 3 (2293)

Adding down by digit (zeroes removed): 20 14 (2014)

Adding the numbers together will obviously always equal 34, but being bored and having fun thinking of dumb shit that will 99.9% of the time have no meaning behind it is my shtick

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>> No.20337842

Cicada 3301 if you add 301 you get for and get 34.

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I made it more apparent for you.

Yeah it's fun, and if Baibao is truly zero or has no number then it suddenly becomes even more deliberate by Lambda. Actually, if you guys are right that Squad 601 belong to Lambda, then it would make sense they're the only ones whose title number prevents the total from adding up to 34, since it would be 27 and their vital 7 is in their name. This might also be deliberate.

>> No.20337847
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This guy

>> No.20337859


>> No.20337866

me in the back

>> No.20337879

Me climbing the wall in the midst of a storm in the dead of the night

>> No.20337902

I'm a shut-in and this motivates me to get my life together.

>> No.20337909

I thought we were all both of these things, except for Lambda anon who is literally Lambda.

>> No.20337914

Get a job where you'll spend most of your time active. Endorphins and shit

>> No.20337918
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>no zts

I'm actually hurt and worried

>> No.20337933

>and more
have hope anon

>> No.20337942

>no -45
Stupid fuck tried to change hobby into drawing instead of staying in music.

>> No.20337949

The scyscrapers are intentionally made to remind the City of Books.

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Truth be told, "dumb of ass" anon was none other than myself being a bit more blunt than usual about my lack of knowledge outside of a very specific domain. I know, shock and appall at this surprising and dramatic revelation, which isn't surprising or dramatic at all. I've definitely got that spark in my eyes—if I didn't then by now I've smashed wood and rocks together until I ignited it myself—but my brain's wired in a way that makes it a bit of an uphill battle, I suppose. In other words, I'm waging war against my nature as a dumbass. The good fight. There's a reason the sects now known as Gnosticism believed that the climb into the World of Ideas was so arduous. But, this isn't my blog so I'll refrain from turning it into more of a blog post.

I've compiled myself a reading list based on what I've seen you mention, going through archived threads while sick. Any additions you'd recommend?
>Pnin (Vladimir Nabokov)
>Invitation to a Beheading (Vladimir Nabokov)
>Ficciones (Jorge Luis Borges)
>Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius (Jorge Luis Borges)
>An Examination of The Work of Herbert Quain (Jorge Luis Borges)
>The Library of Babel (Jorge Luis Borges)
>Death and the Compass (Jorge Luis Borges)
>The Golden Bough (James George Frazer)
>Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough (Ludwig Wittgenstein)
>Philosophical Investigations (Ludwig Wittgenstein)
>The World as Will and Representation (Arthur Schopenhauer)

Thanks for the reminder earlier to read your Borges, by the way. My copy of Ficciones arrived today and it's a bit more difficult than it normally would be since I managed to catch yet another cold, but that's life.

>> No.20338010

h-how can I... surely he would be included in the credit here ;_;

>> No.20338025

not him but if you like Nabokov and postmodernism read Pale Fire too it's hella good

>> No.20338031

I began to think: why does man have no end to his desires? How can I wish for anything more than this palace of dreams?

I'm saddened by the thought of man having no end to his desires.

>> No.20338037

Is humiliation cute?

>> No.20338040

Reminded that Ryukishi isn't writing the script, only the scenario and designs. Nakao Boshi is writing the script.

>> No.20338048

What the actual, literal fuck. As opposed to figuratively.

>> No.20338049

But is that neverending dream not a beautiful one?

>> No.20338052

Sorry to give you the bad news

>> No.20338054

I thought Ryukishi was the scenario writer, and Boshi was the director.

>> No.20338061

Basically doing exactly what Jun Maeda started doing at KEY during Rewrite. In charge of overall scenario but not script.

>> No.20338065

You thought right.

>> No.20338067

>No zts
>No -45
>Ryu isn't writing

Uh oh

>> No.20338072

When the fanbase cries.

>> No.20338075

Who even is that person?

>> No.20338081

I think that might be a translation issue. The scenario writer is what we call the author. The one doing the script (the director) creates the script file, i.e placing the character sprites and backgrounds in the script file for each line. Think script like in scripting language not manuscript.

>> No.20338083

Ok, that's better. But still
>No zts
>No -45

>> No.20338084

>implying isn't some elaborate troll as well

>> No.20338086
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What's important is that you put forth a great effort when a goal comes in sight, never meandering and never hesitating. True willpower is the strength to act when and how you must, decisively and efficiently, with a boundless wellspring of resolve.
Borges' Ficciones contains all the short stories you listed, so don't worry about them. You have them. And yeah, read Schopenhauer and his essays then Wittgenstein. Also>>20338025 is correct, but Pale Fire is his most immense work. It's his magnum opus and it's very difficult for most people, but its structure is special and it does metalepsis well, which Umineko also does, though I've never discussed it here. The artistry (prose and poetry) in it are also incredible.

Remember, man can do as he wills, but he can not will as he wills. Pic related is the image I usually refer (third time in these threads) to when people bring your plight up, starting from the pink lines. What do you think?

>> No.20338129

Mion (Shion) is the pushover tomboy! What a pathetic human.

>> No.20338226

Well said. So long as my actions match my resolve I'm sure I can succeed. I've added Pale Fire to the end of this reading list. Once I've finished this batch I'll move onto some more classical works (Dante, Homer, Virgil, and Ovid, probably in that order).

As more-or-less stated in the picture Lambda-anon posted, will is a fire that's never satisfied and constantly begs for more fuel, but in turn burns on radiantly. So basically >>20338049

>> No.20338348

It's confirmed that Mion and Shion have a hairy green 80's bush?

>> No.20338402

白豹 'white leopard'.

>> No.20338488

So we have:
-Warcats (Nips love kitties)
-Gravemole (Russian heroes)
-White Leopard (Remote reference to Baihu/Byakko, although it is supposed to be a tiger)
-Suparna (the other name of Garuda the legendary bird in the indu legends)
-Thalathat Suyuf (Three swords)
-Yaldat Shavit (Comet Girl(s))
-Squad 601
-Cairo Memorial Squad

So only the ACR squads have mundane names it seems.

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>soon enough you won't be able to come here after it being a daily routine for years because japanese only spoilers will be everywhere
I'll miss you guys

>> No.20339244

>Ryukishi isn't writing the script

>> No.20339437

see >20338081

>> No.20339445

he is

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>> No.20339745

Id hope so

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I know you'll come back. And I'll be sure to spoil you every little juicy detail. That's what you get for believing in magic

>> No.20339899

do you think battler has a tight anus just asking for a friend

>> No.20339907

He does, but I bet you can fix that for him.
fucking degenerate fag

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Umineko and Higurashi take place in the 80s
It's extremely likely that all the women got a full bush. Why does all the art have them completely shaved lile some loli? I want to see Mion and Natsuhi's 80s bush!!

>> No.20340054

Well, at least it won't turn shit midway this time around, since his friend is already dead.
It will either be good or bad from the start to the end.

Considering it releases with English included, how will they sell it overseas?
GoG? Steam? Physically?

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>> No.20340267

They all follow a same pattern, obviously.

The ACR squads have down to earth names. The ABN squads have cool names translated into their own languages. The COU squads have mythic names, while the AOU names are in English and about animals.

>> No.20340430

What about Ange, did she shave her anus and pussy?

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Hahahahahahahaha How The Fuck Are Zoos Real Hahahaha Animals Just Break The Fence Like Just Jump Over It Or Break The Glass With A Rock Haha

>> No.20340576

WH only translated the PV. They didn't receive the script so expecting the game to have English right from the get go is a bit too much.

>> No.20340590

bitch ur the zoo animal

>> No.20340670

wypypo got btfo out of wtc5

>> No.20340674

>Ryukishi isn't writing the script
>Still drawing the characters
Peter Griffin out

>> No.20340687

Where do you guys get that idea from?

>> No.20340730

Thanks, based anon.
There might be another delta(?) in the beginning and one more letter behind the "c".

>> No.20340731

The new character from Umineko Saku is BernkaDelta, an OC I submitted to R07 a long time ago during one of his Q&As, she is more powderful and strength than both Berkanstel, LamboDelta, and Figurine combined, she was born after feeding Erika's corpse to a seagull, her powers are solving every mystery even the one's from Scooby Doo and can use Red Truth for things that aren't true

>> No.20340798

I hope this is shonen battle royale because the magical battles in Umineko really turned me on

>> No.20340815


>> No.20340857

Based LucasJuncos

>> No.20340869

>Sayo can't refuse to anal
>Sayo has a low self esteem

>> No.20340905

Nothing personnel

>> No.20341065

Nigger not only are you buying into secondhand info which a smart person should never do ever but you can literally translate any of his tweets and still get the gist of how hard he's been writing

>> No.20341077

someone post that picture of lambadelta talking about how she doesn't like thinking

>> No.20341400

How did people even get through Umineko with this level of reading comprehension?

>> No.20341647

bring back the detective

>> No.20341676

Is there any app or site that can generate umineko screenshot?
This one seems broken, generate doesn't do anything.

>> No.20341682

That one has a history of being problematic, but it can still work. Try it with different browsers.

>> No.20341691

Crap, I dunno if I did something wrong, but even with just the background set, I have absolutely nothing with Firefox, Chrome and Edge.

>> No.20341752

The Umineko screenshot generator was the best. Did the Japanese have one of their own that still works?

I remember when EP7 was still untranslated and EP8 had just been released in Japan. The threads were full of fake screenshots, fake EP8 characters and fake spoilers in Japanese..

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Pic related is important to this, and I somehow forgot that Ra is also depicted as an avian deity.
Here you see Ra's crown, a five sided shape with a five pronged flare, which only appears atop a sun (Ra is the god of the sun) covered by birds (Ra is an avian god) above a distinct pyramid with a crest pointing upward (Ra was worshipped with special pyramids). Let it be known that the modern Heliopolis (center of Ra worship) is currently in Cairo. And! The only other time the crown appears is with Cairo's very own partner, rife with feather (avian) imagery and too at the top of their "crest."

Here's something super interesting too! Warcats' supposed Bernkastel incarnation might just be a red herring! I've outlined in perfect red arcane similarities between Cairo's central figure and Bernkastel. She has cat ears, vertical feline pupils (nobody else's are nearly as oval), and her gloves are meant to look like cats paws. Also notice how similar her dress is to Bernkastel's! A cool bow mantled by a white, frilled plate. The dress is a dark color, and has a similar shape to Bernkastel's, her short black puff shoulders followed by white frilled sleeves substituted by the new character's identical puff shoulders and white cuffs. This might follow what I said in this second paragraph >>20337299. Egyptian gods, including Ra, often came to be as felines, as well, and so witches may truly be venerated as and dubbed gods in this story.

>> No.20341941

Also forgot to mention this might not invalidate Warcats' Bernkastel avatar but mean every participating witch controls multiple factions, or maybe Bern and Lambda are just both using four against each other.

>> No.20341953

What if warcat's flag is just Erica being a fangirl?

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What kind of Bern is this?

>> No.20341972

that's super bern

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SSG Bern

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What kind of Bern is this?

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fanfiction bern

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Give me back my waifu. :(

>> No.20342066

That's witch Rika. She's appearing in EP9 to clear her name and beat up Berunkasteru.

Higurashi cameos confirmed. I can't wait to see Keiichi turned into a literal Magician of Words. He has the power to insert humiliation anon's walls of text into people's minds and convince them to kill themselves for being pathetic human condition sluts.

I wonder who his victim will be.

>> No.20342086

post the full

>> No.20342101

I wonder if people will finally get used to the original art after following WTC5 from the day of release. I can't imagine people shitting on it the moment a soulless version is released, especially if they've been exposed to the original during four whole years or whatever.

It's been scientifically proven that every PS3fag with an IQ over 120 eventually warms up to the old art and grows out of their shit taste, only to see new fans fall into the same old trap.

>> No.20342107

I like Ryukishi's art but at the same time I do have a soft spot for the PS3 art

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I like it too, it looks really good.

I just dislike how people immediately dismiss the original art without a second thought the moment they decide to read Higurashi or Umineko, even though it objectively provides a better and more charming experience free of poorly recreated facial expressions, cringy CGs, ridiculous perspectives, sterile backgrounds, etc. All because the fans encourage them to patch the game.

>> No.20342186

new thread

>> No.20342242

fuck off. we have to go until archival ffs. dont prematurely kill this shard moron.

>> No.20342277
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I followed Umineko during its initial run and still prefer the PS3 art.

>> No.20342338

There is nothing really wrong with the PS3 art, but you have to admit that the intended experience is hurt a bit by the PS3 graphics. They make the novel slightly less immersive and a bit more awkward, especially those super clear and crispy backgrounds that look boring as hell and make it way too obvious when images are recycled for different locations (like the phones or chain locks).

>> No.20342387

I like the backgrounds. It feels much more detailed, like a lot of work was put into each and every one. Meanwhile the original backgrounds, while doubtlessly having their own aesthetic, feel more like a budgeting decision than anything.

>> No.20342447

The cgs are my main problem with the ps3 art. A la ugu creepy maria faces.

>> No.20342465

Also my main issue. I don't like most of the design changes (no battler tan) and I still love the originals far more than the ps3, but the CGS are what actually kill it for me. I hate the cut-in thing they do, the fact that more than half of the cgs have a wavey energy effect in the background... I could go on really, but there are a select few extremely strong cgs that most people already know of.

>> No.20342500

I like most of them as standalone art, but I don't like them randomly showing up in the novel.

It's the equivalent of the screen fading to black for a random encounter in some RPG and having the battle take place in its own pocket universe where the character's sprites are vastly different from the ones in the overworld. It requires a bit of abstraction, which isn't a problem at all, but it's definitely a change from the original CG-less Umineko experience.

>> No.20342517

Just tossing ideas around, but the thought came to me about editing manga panels to use in place of the ps3 cgs, or even editting the script to add more in various places. Hell, even thought of what it'd be like to create original cgs using ryukishi's original artstyle. Could even do something along the lines of a Berserk Redux and try to combine ps3, original, and pachinko, along the lines of what is most faithful to the text.

>> No.20342902

Ultra instinct

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