So after having a few days to stew on it, yeah, Episode 7 was amazing - absolutely the best one so far. Episode 3 might be technically more "well-written" and "enjoyable", you could argue, but Episode 7 aims for some hard
concepts and themes and more often than not, they get nailed. Completely redefined Umineko in a lot of ways, but in a way I think managed to be achingly beautiful, if bittersweet. (Everything about the climactic Golden Nocturne and executioner scenes are so gorgeous and perfect I could go into seizures over them, seriously.) If you told me a couple of weeks ago I would be totally on board with some of the ideas and answers that it revealed, I would have looked at you like a goddamn crazy person, but here we are.I will never have enough Will/Leon fanart.
Also, I may not have gotten Wizard-Hunting Wright punching Battler in the face, but backflipping in out of fucking nowhere and completely usurping his protagonist position is possibly even funnier and more
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THIS EPISODE THIS EPISODE THIS EPISODE THIS EPISODE
FUCK, RYUKISHI, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO MY HEAD, I FUCKING HATE YOU.