Ryuukishi07 from the company 07th Expansions, the creators of popular games Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (Kai) and Umineko no Naku Koro ni (Chiru), is preparing a new game called Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni (The Night When Spider Lily Blooms). This probably means that the series When They Cry is over, but given Ryuukishi’s cunning and ingeniousness, I would not be surprised by some cross-overs and references. The news has harvested a lot of negative reactions on Japanese forum boards, because many people were dissatisfied by Ryuukishi’s conclusion, or rather non-conclusion of Umineko no Naku Koro ni. It will be interesting to see, whether 07th Expansions’ new game will change the opinion about Ryuukishi of those who were disgusted and felt betrayed by Umineko.
The foreword/introduction of Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni presented on the official site:
Sob, sob. Hey, you over there, listen to the story of pathetic myself.
*giggle* Do you know this ghost story? You might have a ghost story like this at your school too. Do you? Ah, I am sorry I haven’t greeted you yet. This is our “school”. I am happy to be able to welcome you here.
…Or, shall I congratulate you on stopping being a human? I am sure you will not believe it, but there are not only human beings in this world. Therefore, “congratulations” on learning about this world.
Don’t be afraid. We are always in your world, in the places you cannot see. Classroom, corridor, infirmary, schoolyard… But you are very lucky to be able to see us so close.
*giggle* The question of being ready to stop being a human, I see. A friend of mine was told the same by someone who came to this side. But, it is all up to you. Whether you will live, die, resist, or despise…
Let us go now. Take the hand of the dancing spider lily. Welcome to the cruel, yet beautiful world. The world of spider lilies.
Source : Otanews