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The When They Cry franchise contains several cultural and historical references as a result of author Ryukishi07's habit of putting references in his work just to have them.[1] A partial list of these references is below.

Literature

Divine Comedy

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

Detective fiction

Cultural

Demonology

Touhou Project

Fashion

  • A majority of the outfits worn in Umineko no Naku Koro ni were derived from the Gothic & Lolita Bible, a quarterly fashion magazine that ran from 2001 to 2017.[2]
    • Rosa Ushiromiya's outfit is taken from Gothic & Lolita Bible issue 18, page 2.
    • Battler Ushiromiya's outfit is taken from Gothic & Lolita Bible issue 18, page 48.
    • Beatrice's outfit is inspired by Gothic & Lolita Bible issue 18, pages 55-56.
    • Natsuhi Ushiromiya's outfit is taken from Gothic & Lolita Bible issue 18, page 62.
    • Bernkastel's outfit is taken from Gothic & Lolita Bible issue 18, page 64.
    • Shannon's outfit is inspired by Gothic & Lolita Bible issue 24, page 74.
    • Lambdadelta's outfit is taken from Gothic & Lolita Bible issue 27, page 54.
    • EVA-Beatrice's outfit is taken from Gothic & Lolita Bible issue 28, page 42 and from Gothic & Lolita Bible issue 15, page 63.
    • Virgilia's outfit is taken from Gothic & Lolita Bible issue 28, page 55.
    • Ange Ushiromiya's outfit is taken from Gothic & Lolita Bible issue 28, page 3.
    • Ronove's outfit is taken from Gothic & Lolita Bible issue 28, page 41.
    • MARIA's outfit is taken from Gothic & Lolita Bible issue 30, page 35.
    • Erika Furudo's outfit is taken from Gothic & Lolita Bible issue 32, page 23.
  • Gaap's outfit is taken from the brand Angelic Pretty, something she directly references in Alliance of the Golden Witch.
  • Cornelia and Gertrude's outfits are taken from Milky Ange.
  • Furfur and Zepar's outfits are taken from MAXICIMAM.
  • The Chiester Sisters' outfits are taken from The Idolmaster.
  • Lion Ushiromiya's outfit is taken from an ATELIER BOZ outfit listed in Kera Maniax!.

Historical

Other

Battler Ushiromiya and Phoenix Wright

Intertextual references

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

Similar characters

Miscellaneous


References

  1. "Ryukishi07 at the French con Epitanime: 27th of May". Wordpress. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013.
  2. "Ryu07's Character Design Origins". Rokkenjima Forums. Archived from the original on 18 October 2019.
  3. "Ryukishi07 at the French con Epitanime: 27th of May".