This character appears in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.

Frederica Bernkastel

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Frederica Bernkastel
フレデリカ ベルンカステル
Frederica bernkastel.png
Character Information
GenderFemale
Hair ColorBlue
Eye ColorPurple
First AppearanceMatsuribayashi-hen
"Festival Music Chapter Eleven – End" (anime)
Portrayed ByYukari Tamura
RelationshipsRika Furude (original form)

Frederica Bernkastel (フレデリカ ベルンカステル Furederika Berunkasuteru?) is a mysterious character in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, appearing only once, in a secret ending to Matsuribayashi-hen. She also writes the poems that appear in every arc in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. Frederica Bernkastel looks very similar to Rika Furude as well as the witch Bernkastel in Umineko no Naku Koro ni.

Trivia

  • Frederica shares many traits with several other characters in the When They Cry franchise.
    • Frederica is strongly connected to Rika Furude, the fragment-hopping protagonist of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.
      • Frederica and Rika Furude share a similar appearance and name.
      • Rika Furude adopts the name "Frederica Bernkastel" during Saikoroshi-hen from the name of a wine she drinks.
      • Both Frederica and Rika Furude are voiced by Yukari Tamura.
      • The name "Frederica" is derived from "Furude Rika".
      • There is a theory stating that Frederica was born from Rika's despair and hopelessness following Tsumihoroboshi-hen (The evidence for this being a quote from Frederica during this chapter: "Eventually, she started giving up, and lost interest in those worlds. That's how I was born..."). This theory has been partially confirmed by Ryukishi07.[1] However, this took place during a Q&A session whose transcription leaves it ambiguous as to whether Ryukishi07 is referring to Frederica Bernkastel or the witch Bernkastel. Furthermore, the Official Character Guide to Higurashi no Naku Koro ni explicitly claims that Frederica Bernkastel and Rika Furude are completely different.
    • Frederica is strongly connected to Bernkastel, the fragment-hopping witch of Umineko no Naku Koro ni.
      • Frederica and the witch Bernkastel share a similar appearance and name.
      • Both Frederica and the witch Bernkastel are voiced by Yukari Tamura.
      • It is likely that Frederica is a younger version of the witch Bernkastel.
    • Frederica is loosely connected to Erika Furudo, a piece created to be in the witch Bernkastel's image.
      • Frederica and Erika Furudo share a similar appearance and name.
      • Erika uses duct tape seals that read "E. Furudo Frederica Bernkastel".

See also

References

  1. "ACen 2015 07th Expansion Panel #3: Ryukishi07's Latest Work TRianThology Unraveled for the First Time". Wordpress. Archived from the original on 18 August 2016.