Haworthia (ハオルシア Haworushia?) is an sound drama produced by M.Graveyard and released on October 29, 2017. It was meant to tie in to When They Cry 5 and, while it is largely disconnected from the final product, Haworthia was the basis for the story Ciconia no Naku Koro ni.
Haworthia centers around the evolution of "organics automata", manmade creations meant to rapidly address environmental concerns around an unnamed planet, presumably Earth. The automata unexpectedly went rogue and began a massacre against a majority of the planet's people, likely as a form of instrumental convergence. Some time after this, sisters Asaki Yumemi and Yuu Yumemi encounter an automata in a forest. It attempts to befriend them, however the pair escape. When they inform Punica about the automata, she forbids them from entering the forest again. Despite this, the sisters return to the forest and find the automata alongside a second automata which appears to be a twin to the first. The automata ask the sisters to give them names; the first automata is named Suzu and the second is named Kyou. An unknown length of time passes, during which the automata and the sisters grow close. Their friendship is brought to a sudden end when the Environmental Management Organization enters the forest to hunt down the automata. The sisters plead for the automata to come with them on an emigration ship off of the planet, however the automata refuse. A mysterious character named Haworthia contemplates "the planet we once loved" as the emigration ship takes off into space.
- Asaki Yumemi, the older of the twins who find a pair of friendly organics automata. She is played by Risa Asaki.
- Yuu Yumemi, the younger of the twins who find a pair of friendly organics automata. She is played by Yu Hokazono.
- Motoki Punica Granatum, the Chief Press Secretary for the United Nations WRS Environmental Management Organization. Despite her position, Punica has an overtly childlike and girlish personality. She is played by Zakuro Motoki.
- A.H. Haworthia, Grand Admiral of the 1st Area Immigration Fleet. She is a mysterious character onboard the emigration ship. She is played by Nei Kino.
- Organics Automata S (Suzu), an organics automata found in the forest. It is played by Suzu Maihara.
- Organics Automata K (Kyou), an organics automata that replicates Suzu. It does this because it wants to mirror the twin appearances of Asaki and Yuu. It is played by Kyoko Namekawa.
|1.||"organic automata (オルガニクスオートマタ?)"||2:04|
|2.||"rainbow of nostalgia (望郷の虹 Bōkyō no niji?)"||2:54|
|3.||"Welcome! To Punica's study! (おいでませ！ ピューニカちゃんの書斎へ！ O idemase! Pyūnika-chan no shosai e!?)"||3:39|
|4.||"Pink justice (ピンクジャスティス?)"||1:59|
|5.||"Name of the twin sisters. The value of the song (対を成す姉妹の名｡その対価としての歌?)"||1:26|
|7.||"the planet we loved (私たちが愛した星 Watashitachi ga aishita hoshi?)"||3:45|
|8.||"Śünya Sky (シューニャの空 Shūnya no sora?)"||4:50|
|9.||"Thus Spake Haworthia (ハオルシア､かく語りき?)"||1:21|
|10.||"Rebirth of blue"||2:45|
|13.||"into the sky (天空へ Tenkū e?)"||1:52|
|15.||"Utopia (inst version) (ユートピア（Inst_Version）?)"||1:59|
- The sound drama makes extensive use of esoteric language formation to obscure its lyrics.
- Track two, "rainbow of nostalgia", is largely nonsense Japanese that spells out English words (e.g. 「カ口山 ワ口 ソ口凵 ワ口」 resembles the English words "HOW DO YOU DO").
- Track four, "Pink justice", contains a mix of Japanese and broken Esperanto.
- Track six, "Utopia", is comprised of nonsense lyrics.
- Track seven, "the planet we loved", contains a reference to Higurashi no Naku Koro ni when a radio host announces an incoming request from "Rena-san in Hinamizawa".