Hey, nice to see some other people from Germany here.
Hopefully you will enjoy your stay on Rokkenjima
Hey, nice to see some other people from Germany here.
Well, um, Hi there! I’m Hanyuu. I am a huge geek for both Higurashi and Umineko.
I actually discovered Higurashi inadvertedly while watching the Kumikyoku Nico Nico Douga Medley when I was eight. It wasn’t until I was 10 that I found out where that one little chunk of Dear You came from, and once I was 12 I finally found a place to watch the full series (YouTube, before the big copyright protests). This anime broke my innocence, through and through. Not only that, but it also helped me improved my writing in the horror genre, since Japan loves the psychological type of horror, which I’ve rarely seen in American films at the time. Higurashi also helped me get used to subbed anime (though I did start with the dub). I fell in love with the anime ever since.
I didn’t find Umineko until about two years later when I was reading the intros to the arcs of Higurashi, and learned about Bernkastel. A character like her made me intruigued. The rest is vague, but I grew to love this series as well. I watched the anime for the fast pace, but went to the VN after the last episode to fill in any holes the anime left in the first four arcs.
I am also a part of a fandub project for Higurashi Kai.
Welcome in this small corner of the internet! We’re currently in the Meakashi Tea Party, basically reading that arc and getting together as a community to discuss it, so feel free to chime in in the discussion topics, they’re currently pinned so they should be easy to find. If you’re on the creative side, any kind of fanart or other types of fan products are also highly appreciated. Either way, I hope you enjoy it here!
I’ve been searching for years for a place like this. Not kidding. Anybody I’ve tried to rope into this fanbase didn’t like the repetitiveness of it, so I’ve felt alone when it came for my passion towards the series. I am pretty damn good art drawing, but fanart is rare from somebody like me. I did make a fanfiction three years ago…I hope it isn’t as bad as I remember it.
Could you show your art gallery, please?
Yes! Please share your fan art, as you can win a prize! I’m sure Aspi will love using these in future tea parties. You can win a prize for our current tea party, Meakashi (I’m certain future tea parties will have prizes too)! Read all about it here. There’s a section for posting Higurashi fanart, as well as Umineko fanart! There’s also Higanbana, Hotarubi and Rose Guns Days! And if you don’t feel like fanart, there’s also a literary bar for fanfics/writing in general.
But yeah, I understand your feelings Hanyuu. I first read Higurashi roughly five years ago at this point, but never really found a place to talk about it. Most VN sites are focused on the newer releases. I always found it kinda sad that 07th Expansion kinda got overshadowed by other VNs (which are good too, but 07th Expansion has a special place in my heart). I was elated when I heard Higurashi and Umineko were going to be rereleased for Steam, as I think the rereleases will help these VNs reach a wider audience. The crew here at Rokkenjima is incredibly passionate about 07th Expansion, and it’s nice to see the newbies try to solve the mysteries that make these visual novels so special. It’s also fun for the veterans to reread everything and realize the clues that they didn’t even know about in the first place.
Welcome to Rokkenjima Hanyuu! I hope you enjoy your stay!
I think I tossed out my old art, since I wasn’t really proud of it. But coincidentally, I do have a story turf alludes to that arc
Hello I’m Aurora. I’ve lurked here for a while and thought I might as well join, as well as many of my fellow friends also reside here. I live in the United States (Ohio), I’ve read the Umineko VN and parts of the manga and am trying to get into Higurashi VN, I’ve seen the Higurashi anime (and technically the Umineko anime, but we don’t talk about that). My favorite is and likely always will be Umineko, but we’ll have to see how WTC 5 and inevitably 6 is. I found Rokkenjima on a google search, but some people have always praised it so I’ve considered joining for a while now.
Some of my interests outside 07th Expansion include other ‘mystery’ related vns such as Danganronpa, Ace Attorney, and one day I’d like to try finishing the 999 series.I also like some games in general, but mostly older games, as I find new ones are always out of my budget, that and I just prefer them stylistically. I also do some application programming and perhaps one day I’ll even get around to making a game, unless you count Umineko Online a game, but that’s 07th Expansion related so shhhh.
Welcome once more, @Aurora! Glad to see you join us. Are you one of the creators of Umineko Online? That’s very impressive! Someday I’d like to see a danganronpa-styled RPG on the forum.
Make yourself at home!
Yes actually. I’m the head creator of that project (and another in the works that’ll be even better). It’s not all that impressive, looking back I could have done so much better, that’ll be handy later though.
I’ve been involved a few of those already so I’d be interested in that too. And thank you I will make myself at home.
Well guys ty for the opportunity in having me. The few months i spent with you was fun indeed. When it comes down to it, the whole reason i joined this community was for discord in the first place but seeing Aspirin one-sidedly kicking so called trolls, myself included while i was away, see screenshot http://i.imgur.com/zjewj9V.png without any warning from the server is quite demotivating. No i won’t be active on the forums nor am i interested in receiving the fancy titles since I’m already more than active enough on seacat subthreads at /jp/. But i guess depriving fellow like-minded fans from taking part on chat is just Aspirin’s way of things. I have always believed discussing visual novels anonymously and on equal grounds whether it is on forums or on chat makes more sense than playing rainbow goats, if you know what i mean ;). I dont like being pressured to take part on these closed forums and nowhere else just because some megalomaniac says so. And i’m sorry to say that. One might think I’m welcome to leave which is what i intend to to So yeah, have fun being an elitist server. Think whatever you may, mark me salty or delete this message to further prove my point. This was my last parting remark as Hibi nihihi.
Well Rokkenjima is a forum first and the Discord server is an addition, meant fundamentally to allow forum members to get to know each other better in a more relaxed environment. The main hub for 07th Discussion is the forum. That’s really all there is to it. Sorry if there was a misunderstanding there.
If that’s still too much, then well, that’s unfortunate. Best of luck finding a place more to your tastes.
No way!!! I live in land of the buckeye as well! It’s nice to meet another fan from the same state. It’s really interesting to hear you’re head creator of the Umineko Online project. Seriously, that’s really impressive stuff.
As I’m sure you are aware, there are plenty of fun things to do here on Rokkenjima! If you want to get into the Higurashi VN, I recommend following along with our tea parties! Aspi (and others) have hosted them all the way from Onikakushi to our current tea party, Meakashi! Once the tea parties are over there are podcasts that you can listen to (you can participate in!) that sum up the overall discussion during the tea parties. Please participate in them, as you can win cool prizes! I’ve also watched the Higurashi anime, and I can tell you that reading the VN is so much better.
I should also mention that if you want to talk about the stuff that happens later on in the anime, there are various spoiler threads where you can freely talk about stuff without worry of spoiling people.
Oh! Higurashi’s not all that’s on this site. We have Umineko too. Both places for those new to the story, and those returning to it. These are also tea parties (and have their own podcasts), and future ones will come as soon as Chiru is rereleased on Steam! I’m certain that these future tea parties will also have a lot of fun prizes to look forward to. Speaking of stuff to look forward to, we also have a
hype train thread with all of the current information we know about the next WTC.
There’s a lot to do here on Rokkenjima, so I recommend you look around and get a feel for the place. Welcome to Rokkenjima!
Hi there, I’m Five from Egypt (don’t be racist please). I’m turning 19 soon and I’m studying programing right now.
I’ve known the “when they cry” series from when I was 12 (don’t remember how I found about it) when I read umineko vn and I liked it a lot. I’ve read umineko’s vn and manga and the higurashi manga (I didn’t read the vn though) and the higanbana vn and out of them all my favourite is umineko.
outside of 07th expansion I like anime, manga,key, jrpg, touhou and Bemani.
Something interesting about me: Hmmmm well I may be the only one who likes goat-kun in this whole site (don’t kill me).
Hello Five! I’m glad you’ve already read so much 07th Expansion! If you want to gush about Umineko, there are spoiler free sections, and full spoiler sections for each episode. The same goes for Higurashi. I super recommend reading the VN. I know the manga’s pretty great (I liked it better than the anime), but as someone who’s read the original VN I can tell you that nothing quite matches the atmosphere of the original work. In fact, you can read along with the Rokkenjima gang participate in our tea party!
Tea parties work sorta like a giant, online, book club. We all read together and then post our thoughts on it! Our current tea party is Meakashi! Please tell us your thoughts, as it can win you cool prizes. Everything discussed on the forum will be recorded into a podcast (and if you wish to be in the podcast, you can sign up!) once the tea party is finished.
We also do more than just Higurashi and Umineko here. There’s also a thread for other 07th works like Higanbana, Rose Guns Days, TRianThology, Hotarubi, and all we know on the next WTC. There’s also plenty of other stuff like gaming, Touhou, anime, writing, reading, even caffeinated beverages!
Don’t tell anyone, but I like Goat-hun too.
Shh… It’s a secret to everybody
Hey Five! I’m Pandora-one of the moderators here, welcome to our humble island of Rokkenjima!
Don’t worry, our site has a strict code against racism and general dickish-ness, so feel free to make yourself at home. While I am a bit busy atm, feel free to contact @StarTurner or @U4ea if you either want to know how the site works or what topics to check out as you cannot create topics yet in your current state.
Ooh, you started young as well? I got corrupted when I was nine through somehow discovering the Higurashi Kai anime on Youtube. Also, its nice to see someone that’s not from the U.S. Europe, or Australia, so really make yourself comfortable.
Though I would recommend getting yourself an avi, its easier to identify you that way.
Thanks @U4ea and @Pandora I appreciate your kindness.
And yeah I’m going to read Higurashi and Rose guns days vns (and Trianthology whenever it’s translated) once I finish the current vn I’m reading.
I’m looking forward to participate in discussions with everyone here.^^
Hello everybody! I’m MagusVerborum (or just Magus) from Australia, I’m 21.
I’d watched the Higurashi anime back in 2013 and loved it, but it took me a while to jump on Umineko (which consumed most of the last month of my life) I’m currently digesting it and thought this site looked like a cool place to chat about it.
I found the site through the Youtube video you guys posted about a week ago, I was looking at doing Youtube-content with a friend of mine involving Umineko (he’s never played it before and I’m super excited to be his gamemaster through it ) and wanted to see who else was Youtubing Umineko related stuff. And now here i am!
Right now I’m mostly into TTRPGs, I’m running a game of Blades in the Dark and 90& of the characters are based off of the characters in Umineko. Where my fellow nerds at?
Something interesting? @Five real talk Goat-Kun is amazing. Best goat hands down. <3 Also my username is a latin translation for ‘Magician of Words’ I liked the name and I’ve never really felt the need to change it.