Birthdate November 19th, 1973 (age 45)
Birthplace Chiba, Japan
Occupation Author, Artist

Ryukishi07 (竜騎士07, Ryūkishi rei nana), born November 19, 1973, is the pen name of a Japanese artist. He is well known as the original creator of the idea of the visual novel series Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and Umineko no Naku Koro ni. He is the representative member of the group 07th Expansion.

His pen name originated from Reina of Final Fantasy V—"07", in Japanese, can be pronounced as "reina-na", and "Ryukishi" means "dragon knight", referring to Reina's wyvern. The character Ryūgū Rena from his work, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, comes from Reina of Final Fantasy V as well. His illustration style is recognizable from the large hands he draws to people, as seen in his visual novels.

Notable works

  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (Author)
  • Umineko no Naku Koro ni (Author)
  • Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni (Author)
  • Ookami Kakushi (Author, in collaboration with the manga-duo Peach Pit)
  • Rose Guns Days

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