Rosa Ushiromiya was a character in Umineko no Naku Koro ni.


Rosa was one of Kinzo's children whose only daughter was the nine-year-old Maria. She had a company called Anti-Rosa where its function was to design western stylized clothing. However, it floundered, and now she seeks her father's money to pay off the co-endorsers. Her husband also left her and her daughter, and she secretly blamed her for it.


Rosa was known for having major mood swings, and often abused Maria by slapping her. She often says that she works very hard, but in reality, she spends time with boyfriends, and intentionally leaves Maria by herself. In one of her deaths, she says that she never loved her daughter and wished for her to have been dead.

However, in some episodes, it seems that she genuinely cares for Maria. In one episode, she tried to protect her from the Goat Servants, even though she herself said that she was a "bad mother." And she often reconciles with her daughter later and apologizes. However, everything that she did to her before that point is kind of questionable. So is she a bad mother, or just misunderstood?


She tries to justify herself by saying that other kids make fun of her at school for practicing witchcraft and acting strange. Seeming to make up for it, she gives her the stuffed lion Sakutaro, who later becomes her "friend." However, in a fit of rage, she indirectly "kills him" and also one of the Siestas. This act, is what causes Maria to ask her friend Beatrice to teach her magic to kill her. She thought that she was possessed by a black witch. She does so, and she puts her through repeatedly gruesome deaths.


  • Maria Ushiromiya, daughter
  • Kyrie Ushiromiya, sister in law
  • Rudolf Ushiromiya, third older brother
  • Eva Ushiromiya, second older sister
  • Krauss Ushiromiya, eldest brother
  • Hideyoshi Ushiromiya, brother in law
  • Kinzo Ushiromiya, father
  • Jessica Ushiromiya, niece
  • Battler Ushiromiya, nephew
  • George Ushiromiya, nephew





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