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NIS America Adds Umineko: When They Cry Mystery Anime (Updated)

So yeah. Like everyone says, read the visual novels, then consider watching the anime. Or watch the anime, then read the visual novels. I watched the anime and felt kind of so so about it, but am working through the VN’s (very slowly) and enjoying them immensely.
…Oh, but the opening/ending themes to the anime are great, check those out for sure.