References in When They Cry

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The When They Cry franchise contains several cultural and historical references as a result of author Ryukishi07's habit of putting references in his work just to have them.[1] A partial list of these references is below.

Divine Comedy

Umineko no Naku Koro ni contains many references of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy.

Detective fiction


Touhou Project



Intertextual references

Ryukishi07 is also known to include references and crossovers within his own works.

Similar characters



  1. "Ryukishi07 at the French con Epitanime: 27th of May". Wordpress. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013.
  2. "Ryukishi07 at the French con Epitanime: 27th of May".