Umineko no Naku Koro ni, episode 13 – Introducing Moetrice

I’ve gotten lazy with posting about Umineko in a timely manner. So to that end, I’m going to be extremely brief about this episode to catch up to 14, which was personally, my favorite episode of the season so far.

Rosa meets MoetriceMoetrice has never been to a zoo

Moetrice is going to clean up those damn Saki lolis in SaiMoe next year. Rosa was a really cute teenager too. It’s interesting to see that she had a fascination with witches herself. I wonder if Maria is a monster she accidentally created through her own interests. It may also explain why Rosa reacts so poorly to Maria ~uu-ing about Beatrice (assuming this backstory applies across the other arcs).

Ronove invades Battler's personal spaceRonove has a secret

I lol’d at the little meta-humor here. Not sure if Ronove invading Battler’s personal space, to his dismay, is part of the VN, but it’s an especially amusing turn of the chessboard, considering Battler’s seiyuu Daisuke Ono voices Koizumi and Ronove’s seiyuu Tomokazu Sugita voices Kyon.

Ronove has the surprise ability – which Moetrice may not even know about – to wield the red sword of truth. And he lets Battler know that there is indeed a hidden mansion in Rokkenjima, and in 1967, a human Beatrice did live there.

Rosa in shockBeatrice dies

When Moetrice learns that there really aren’t any wolves out in the forest, she and Rosa take a walk around the mountain – and promptly falls to her death (no wonder Kinzo kept her locked up. Moetrice is a dojikko). At this point, Moetrice arrives in the meta-world to tell Battler a couple red truths of her own. That thing that died, is most definitely dead, and there are only 18 people on the island. The latter to Battler’s dismay, shattering his original theory of a mystery killer.

Lucifer gets embarassedThe Seven Moe Stakes of Purgatory

Later we see Kanon embarrass the big-bosomed Lucifer in a di-sword fight. But when the rest of the sisters join in, Genji takes it upon himself to put everyone to eternal sleep, cutting in on Moetrice’s fun.

KumasawaThe original Beatrice

The biggest surprise of all is that Moetrice’s former mentor, the original Beatrice, has been masquerading as Kumasawa as the whole time. Cue the showdown.

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