|1893: Kurosu Yuri Screams
|"The Scream" (Skrik, 1893) is a seminal series of expressionist paintings by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, depicting an agonized figure against a blood red skyline. Anyone who has watched a fair amount of anime cannot help noticing how often the painting is parodied in visual jokes. For example, here Yuri-sama is mortified to see the witch Ayumi using genuine magic as a special effect during a culture festival stageplay. For more Scream jokes , see Screaming Anime Characters.