Umineko When They Cry is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of NIS America and before I can even start this review I must mention that Both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 Premium Editions (Part 2 will be reviewed tomorrow) each come with their own premium hardcover slipcase and a full-color 28-page hardcover art book. I have been reviewing material for years now and this ranks as one of the nivest packages we have ever received. Together, they feature all 26 episodes of Umineko WHEN THEY CRY on three Blu-ray discs. It was a spiritual successor to one of my personally favorite cartoons Higurashi When They Cry.In the story, an elderly man named Kinzo is dying, and his children go to the island to discuss his burial. However, a tsunami later strikes, and they are trapped on the island. As discussions take place, a mysterious letter arrives claiming to be from a witch named Beatrice. At first, the letter is not taken seriously, but soon as dead bodies turn up one by one in depraved and seemingly impossible situations, the survivors begin to believe that Beatrice is real.