Hailing from Chiba, Japan, Ryukishi07 is a novelist best known for his visual novel series Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and Umineko no Naku Koro ni.

In his youth Ryukishi07 developed a specific interest in anime and video games, and inspired by these hobbies he attended vocational school for art. However, during his upper secondary school years he decided his skills would not allow him to succeed in the art business, and decided to focus more on writing.

Ryukishi07’s drawing style is known for big hands, and his writing often features elements of horror.

Lately Ryukishi07 has been working on a script for the PS4/PS Vita game Iwai-hime, which is based on a manga. He was also recently involved in the making of the anime series Rewrite, where he worked on specific scenes.

At Animecon, Ryukishi07 will be participating in a Q&A as well as an autograph signing session.

If there’s anything in specific you’d like to know about Ryukishi07 or visual novels, you can submit questions here until 14th of April. 



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