What is 07th Expansion?
07th Expansion is a doujin circle (indies developer) hosted by scenario writer Ryukishi07.
He has released the following novel games novel games one after another.
- Higurashi When They Cry 2002~
- Umineko When They Cry 2007~
- Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni 2010~
- Rose Gun Days 2012~
These work have been spun off to a wide range of media such as a movie, an anime, manga, and novels.
At first glance, a lot of his works seem like a mystery/horror, but they actually feature
a passionate theme of love and friendship, and are appreciated by many young fans across the world.
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Welcome to the world of "Umineko no Naku Koro ni" (When Seagulls Cry)
Welcome to the Rokkenjima of October 4, 1986.
You have been given a chance to catch a glimpse of the family conference
held annually by the Ushiromiya family.
The remaining life in the old family head
who has built up a vast fortune is very slim.
To his children, the greatest point of contention at this family conference
is the distribution of his inheritance.
Everyone desires all that money, no one relents, and no one believes.
Who will gain the old head's vast inheritance?
Where is the 10 tons of gold that the old head is said to have hidden?
Can the unnerving riddle of the epitaph which is said to point to
the location of that gold be solved?
In the midst of this, a suspicious letter is sent from one claiming to be a witch.
The presence of a 19th person on this island,
which should only have 18, begins to hang in the air.
Brutal murders repeat, and unsolvable riddles are left at the scene.
How many will die? How many will live? Or will everyone die?
Is the culprit one of the 18, or not?
Is the culprit a "human", or a "witch"?
Please, enjoy this isolated island, western mansion,
mystery-suspense gadget of the good old days to the fullest.
Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni is a sound novel set in an elementary school haunted by a group of seven youkai (spirits) who feed off of the souls of bullied children.
One such child, Marie Moriya, is struggling with the psychological turmoil of being repeatedly abused by her own teacher, and lives each day in misery. That is until she encounters the mischievous youkai Higanbana, who offers her a chance at revenge.
Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni is a horror story that examines the boundary between life and death.
English patch available by Spider Lily Translations!
World War 2 for Japan ended abruptly.
A massive disaster hit the whole island and left Japan in a devastating shape.
The US-China Alliance proposed an unconditional surrender from a humane standpoint and the Japanese government accepted.
The war for Japan ended then.
In order to restore the country that was still in a devastating shape, the US-China Alliance stationed themselves in Japan.
Japan was split into two, not in a clear north and south division, but like a complicated chess game at a municipal administration level, to prevent Japan from becoming the stage of a new war between the United States and China.
The two countries tried to reform Japan quickly as if they were competing to show their power.
As a result, Japan was able to get back on their feet from the rubbles in a matter of few years.
However, the towns governed by China and the United States were modified in their own unique way, and Japan no longer looked like what it used to be.
Because of the massive immigrants entering the country from two sides, the Japanese people became a minority.
The people who lost their homeland had to live in a foreign land called Japan.
The homeless race, the Japanese.
However, by gathering together, they continued to live, cunningly and vigorously.
English patch available by the Witch Hunt!
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