The manga series Umineko no Naku Koro ni is written by Ryukishi07 and illustrated by three different manga artists working separately on different story arcs based on the Umineko no Naku Koro nivisual novel series by 07th Expansion. The first manga, an adaptation of Legend of the Golden Witch illustrated by Kei Natsumi, began serialization in Square Enix's manga magazineGangan Powered in the January 2008 issue. After Gangan Powered was discontinued, the manga was transferred to Square Enix's Monthly Gangan Joker magazine with the debut May 2009 issue and continued until the publication of the September 2009 issue. Jirō Suzuki draws the adaptation of Turn of the Golden Witch which began serialization in the August 2008 issue of Square Enix's GFantasy. The manga adaptation of Banquet of the Golden Witch is illustrated by Kei Natsumi and started serialization in the October 2009 issue of Gangan Joker. Sōichirō draws the adaptation of Alliance of the Golden Witch, which began serialization in Square Enix's Internet-based magazine Gangan Online on October 1, 2009. Four bound volumes of Legend of the Golden Witch were released in Japan between June 2008 and December 2009 under Square Enix's Gangan Comicsimprint. The first volume for Turn of the Golden Witch was released on June 22, 2009. As of April 2010, nine volumes have been released over the entire series.