I’m Klashikari. 31 years old and discovered the Naku Koro ni series with the anime back on 2006 like many of you. The atmosphere and characters engrossed me to the point I couldn’t stop myself from searching more information on the net, ultimately leading me to KJ1980 posts on Animesuki. From there, I was simply enthralled by Ryukishi’s style and approach with sound novels.
As someone who also enjoy mysteries quite a bit (without reading many books though), Umineko sparked my interest greatly. Since there were a lot of wiki projects back then, I was like “well, why not for Umineko? this ought to be interesting”. Then the project grew beyond my wildest dreams, and I definitely didn’t expect my idea would reach that form nearly a decade later, thanks to everyone who contributed to WH and the fans who supported us for so long.
I feel honored and relieved so many people could enjoy the series and RGD with our efforts.
Also, my apologies for neglecting contact with the fandom for so long.