Too many to count in Umineko, I’m not sure from where to even start…
Maybe in chronological order, and not counting rereads of some of these, as they can be interpreted i many different ways, once finished Umineko. Meaning, some of these have one HARSH impact during a first read, some others gives you a harsh time when you are rereading only, and some are just very sad regardless of how many times you read, ever since the very first time.
I’ll just do it for the first 3 EPs for now, as from 4 up to 8 there are SO MANY of them, in either of these circumstances, that I would be writing the whole day about the scenes. I’m not quite the person who would easily cry for anything at all, but in the “20 hours or so/per EP” of the first 3 EPs, at least 3-4 scenes made me drop some tears for each.
As for the one that made me cry for quite a bit of time for real though, I think only EP8’s final acts made it THAT far. Definitely one of the best epilogues I’ve ever seen to a work of fiction.
-> I heard you fell in love with that passionate character interaction between Shannon & George, where he even asked for her hand right there, most of the whole chapter was dedicated just for that scene. So, what happens thirty minutes later in the VN, during the very first chapter of the second day? Yeah, Shannon gets killed off right way, creating one terrifyingly depressing and claustrophobical atmosphere for the rest of the whole Episode.
-> Right after a hopeful moment of humanization for Eva’s character, (up to that moment a complete jerk towards anything and anyone that weren’t named George or Hideyoshi), which was also a very heartwarming presentation of her relationship with Hideyoshi, what happens? Killed a scene after, and I just started trying to relate myself to them. So cruel…
-> And then there’s the scene where the Servants are obliged leave Kinzo’s room, and just heartbreaking it is to see Genji abstaining himself of the trust he built for most of his life working as Kinzo’s servant and friend, giving Natsuhi his own master key at that. That scene, paired with the cries of Kumasawa fearing for her own safety, it really got me hard the first time reading.
->The prologue storyline for both Kanon & Shannon is enfuriatingly sad, considering Eva’s and Beatrice’s attitude towards their hopes and dreams of love. It’s just made worse in a reread for several reasons.
->Either of the scenes with Beatrice destroying the love between two people is this, and it hits harder in a reread, when you understand what is it all about.
->Battler renouncing the game while crying to Maria about how hopeless their situation is, and the bad ending this decision leads to Rosa (besides her being a very problematic mother all things considered, I was kinda starting to understand her flaws and attitudes around that part). Though, the epic return of Battler to the game by the end of it made it all from tear-inducing despair to glorious hope in just one awesome moment during the “Masterchef Beato” scene.
->After so much character interaction with Eva and Hideyoshi, to see Eva breaking down after his death and feeling guilty for a crime she doesn’t quite understand if it was really caused by her. The reveal of EP3 being a forgery didn’t even made it any less harsh to read through.
-> “Ghost Kanon” guiding Jessica while she was blind was a very touching and yet revealing moment, but Jessica’s happiness of hearing Kanon and the great use of the OST is what really makes this scene a tear-jerking one.
->Beatrice’s “change of heart” and defending the chessboard against EVA-Beatrice up to the point she is but a piece of heart meat for good is also one emotional moment in a first read.
->THE BETRAYAL, especially when you understand what’s going on behind the scenes in a reread. Just how badly hurt must Beatrice be for doing that to a seemingly happy ending with Battler, even though he would remain ignorant to her real story and his own promise.
Oh god, Ryukishi y u do dis!!?
Are you enjoying breaking our hearts like this, you magnificent bastard!?