Good day, It’s HatsuneNiku (more like just Niku, actually? not sure…), 27 years old, computer systems engineer (almost, still fighting with the university for my papers). A newbie to the whole visual novels world despite being introduced to it almost a decade ago, I have been exposed to many but have actually played a few, my first couple were School Days and Chaos;Head.
I was introduced to 07th expansion works by Higurashi anime (actually it was the soundtrack which lead me to the anime but it is basically the same) and I really loved the twists, ashamed that the major anime community only remembers it as some gore series. It eventually lead me to the Umineko anime which became my favorite for a long time, I think I watched it over 3 times while introducing it to friends and my sister. It all changed when my Girlfriend pushed me into read more VNs.
As I introduced her to the umineko anime and she to Fate/Stay Night, she encouraged me to try the ‘rest of the story’ (umineko chiru) to know what actually happens later and we read it together for the next weeks. It was one of the best experiences of my life. I have to quote from Aspirety’s blog when I say that ‘It’s not just a story… It’s an experience that sticks with you wherever you go’, I have yet to fully understand to what extent Umineko has changed the way I see the world and I live my life, it has expanded my borders, it has changed my goals and has ultimately made me a happier person. I laught, I cried, I bite my lips and I could not believe my eyes in this roller coaster that was to read this work.
Of course the umineko 5-8 episodes were the first actual “read” I gave to it but with it’s english release on steam I also read the question chapters. I also bought Higurashi on steam but I have yet to finish the first game.
I found about Rokkenjima by, precisely, @Aspirety 's blog, it gave me a lot of good reads and I finally decided to give it a try to this forum with the hopes of find nice discussions and make good friends.
As for interests outside 07th expansion I am really into the Fate series (gonna start reading Ataraxia soon and playing Fate / Grand order while writing this), Vocaloid (Miku is my muse), Card games and Real Time Strategy games. I love boardgames in general too and I really enjoy what I do for a career. Althought before all this I am a people’s person, I love to connect with people, to socialize, and while I am an introvert at my core I really look for meeting new people with similar interests.
I hope to find a place for myself in this site, and to help to make of Rokkenjima a healthy, serious and fun community. Thank you for existing in a moment when I thought the Umineko english fanbase was non-existent.