|“||From now on, I'll always be with you. Together for eternity... So don't let go of me, okay?||„|
Sakutarou is a hero from Umineko no Naku Koro ni who is the beloved furniture of the witch of Mariage Sorciere, Lady Maria. He was given to Maria as a gift by her mother, Rosa.
Sakutarou's existence is Lady Maria's white heart itself. You could even say that he is another Lady Maria and he is an irreplaceable existence to her. He holds a decoration as a diplomat, and all witches, weapons, furniture in the alliance as well as demons and divine spirits who are in contract with the alliance, are not permitted to take aim at him. Sakutarou's diplomatic immunity grants him the power to disable weapons, but he cannot prevent the use of shields and barriers. He is sometimes the 'victim' of being piled up on by The Seven Stakes of Purgatory, due to them finding him to be an extremely adorable individual, and hence having the wish to cuddle up to him all at the same time.
While Sakutarou can speak normally, he has a habit of saying "Uryuu!" He is voiced by Minori Chihara.
- Maria Ushiromiya (owner)
- Rosa Ushiromiya (creator of vessel)
- Ange Ushiromiya (friend)
- Sisters of Purgatory (friends)
- Beatrice (friend)
Maria's precious friend. Very simple, warm and kind. Tends to say "Uryuu". Original vessel was that of a stuffed lion handcrafted by Rosa wearing an old red scarf belonging to Maria. Upon admittance to Mariage Sorciere, Beatrice gave him the spiritual form of a young boy.
Death of Sakutarou
Sakutarou was killed when Rosa, in one of her fits of rage against Maria, ripped him in half as punishment when she learnt that Maria had been bringing him out during her absence from home, leading to her own (Rosa's) death by Maria, albeit via a dreamt up fantasy.
When Ange-Beatrice's magical abilities manifest, she is recognized as the Witch of Resurrection. She is capable of resurrecting Sakutaro from the remainders of his vessel, a feat that Beatrice was unable to accomplish because she attributes that Sakutaro's destruction occured at the hands of his creator Rosa, who effectively denied Sakutaro's existence.
- His name is a reference to Cardcaptor Sakura, but after Rosa told Maria the lion was a boy, she changed it to Sakutaro.
- A character with a similar appearance, Sakunoshin, appears in Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni.