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For You, the Replaceable Ones (代わりのいる君たちへ Kawari no iru kimitachi e) is the first story arc in the Ciconia When They Cry series. It was released worldwide on October 4, 2019, the same day Umineko no Naku Koro ni Saku was released.

The current official policy is that video streamers and uploaders are only permitted to upload up till the end of Chapter 14 (out of 25) and the data fragments included in the demo. This is reflected in an in-game notice and was last updated on April 30, 2020 in the third demo release.


Thank you for waiting so long for us to prepare.
Now, I will finally start up the game. However, are you sure about this?
This is merely my personal opinion, but I believe the difficulty level is quite high, given the present circumstances.
Still, I am well aware that you know the joy of achieving victory, especially over conditions such as that. This is a considerably high tier of difficulty, after all.
Your opponent is already fully prepared.

Release History

Demo 1

The first demo of Phase 1 was released on September 4, 2019 in order to test the game's engine. It was available as separate Japanese and English digital versions[1]. The first demo covered the prologue of the game and part of Chapter 1, up till the James F. Kennedy quote.

Demo 2

The second demo was released on September 27, 2019[2]. It included the same main story contents as Demo 1 as well as two additional Data Fragments, "Regarding Selcoms" and "The Okonogi Crappy Collage Grand Prix". This version of the game included Japanese-English language switching capabilities. All content was available upon boot-up.

Original Release

Phase 1 was first released on October 4, 2019. A Japanese-only physical version was distributed in Japanese retail stores, while a digital bilingual English and Japanese version was available on MangaGamer and Steam[3][4]. Unlike in Demo 2, the Data Fragments were only available after the completion of the main story.

Patch 1

A patch for both versions of the game was released on November 10, 2019[5]. Most notably, Maricarmen's nickname was changed from Marica to Mari, and Gunhild's sister had her name changed from Maya to Maja. Several other improvements were made to the script for clarity, and English titles were added to Japanese track names in the Music Room. The patch also fixed several image issues such as inconsistent application of backgrounds to the characters' headshots on the character profiles page.

Demo 3 (Version 1.01)

A third demo was released on April 30, 2020 on the official Ciconia website[6]. It is not available on Steam. The new demo covers up to Chapter 14 of the story, with data fragments 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10 unlocked afterwards. This excludes data fragment 2, which was previously included in Demo 2. The streaming restriction policy has been updated along with this to include all the content within this new demo.


  • Character Design and Scenario: Ryukishi07
  • Director: Nakao Boushi
  • Coloring and Finish: Remotaro, Touon
  • Coloring Assistant: Yu Hokazono
  • Jacket Coloring: Touon
  • Musical Director: dai
  • Game Script Support: dai, The Witch Hunt
  • Project Manager: Augustus Mancinus
  • Coordinator: Seto Atsushi
  • Translation: The Witch Hunt (chronotrig, Klashikari), EEL Flag Inc.
  • Development Engine: PONScripter
  • Development Engine Customization: The Witch Hunt, EEL Flag Inc.
  • Music: dai, Gin Kreuz, H/MIX GALLERY, M.Zakky, PeriTune, Pre-holder, REV, Mirror of ES, xaki (Pomexgranate.), U2 Akiyama, Music Atelier Amacha, Imagawa Akito, hitori oto, Luck Ganriki, Waraya Takashi
  • Sound Effects: M.Zakky, vita-chi-Sozaikan, OtoLogic, Maoudamashi, Kurage-Kosho, On-Jin
  • Backgrounds and Other Materials: Ming Dynasty Font, Seshat, Gutenberg Labo (GL-Runen), Seto Atsushi, Gin Kreuz, Monster Party, PAKUTASO, Freepik, Freepik stockvault, Using icon designed by Freepik on www.flaticon.com, Uses a modified version of Punch by Jeffery Zeldman
  • Background Processing: Nakao Boushi
  • Background Processing Assistants: Mogi Koji, Hokazono Yu, Remotaro
  • Web Design: Chiz
  • Web Maintenance: Nakao Bousji, Mogi Koji
  • Title and Package Design: Remotaro
  • Opening Movie: yokota
  • Teaser movie: Nakao Boushi
  • Debug: Ohishi Kitsune, Suzuki Konori, Takigawa Arakoro, the S-ki family, 07th Expansion All Staff
  • Opening Theme: Ciconia When They Cry
    • Vocals: Sawada Maria
    • Lyrics: Ryukishi07/07th Expansion
    • Composition: Xaki (Pomexgranate.), dai
    • Arrangement: Xaki (Pomexgranate.)
    • Chorus: Sawada Maria, Motoki Zakuro (Pomexgranate.), Xaki (Pomexgranate.)
    • Guitar: Tokunaga Shoui
    • Recording Studio: Good Morning Studio
    • Recording Engineer: M.Zakky
    • Production: Pomexgranate.
    • Support: Luck Ganriki
    • Recording Engineer: Good Morning Studio (Tokunaga Shoui)
    • Sound produced by Higuumi Sound (xaki, dai, Luck Ganriki)
  • Featured Song: sunya no sora ~Emptiness's Sky~
    • Vocals: Sakura Canae, Kino Nei, Motoki Zakuro
    • Lyrics: Sakura Canae
    • Composition: Xaki (Pomexgranate.)
    • Arrangement: Xaki (Pomexgranate.)
    • Recording Studio: Shinjuku STUDIO X
    • Production: Melkxgranate.
  • Ending Theme: utopia
    • Vocals: Motoki Zakuro (Pomexgranate.)
    • Lyrics: xaki, Motoki Zakuro
    • Composition: Xaki (Pomexgranate.)
    • Arrangement: Xaki (Pomexgranate.)
    • Recording Studio: Shinjuku STUDIO X
    • Production: Pomexgranate.
  • Special Thanks: Anzu, Monaka (Monster Party), the Oguma family, Koji Max Tajii (MangaGamer), KeyKoto, EyeSmith (The Witch Hunt), Usagi Tenpura (The Witch Hunt), UncleMion (Sonozaki Futago-tachi), Shion (Sonozaki Futago-tachi), Squirrellord (The Witch Hunt), and You


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