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The first episode, Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Spring Snow Incident~ (幻想 万華鏡～春雪 Spoiler Warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. Touhou Wiki - Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Memories of Phantasm~ . It explores the relationship between Reimu, her mother, and Rumia, in a. Touhou-Based 'Memories of Phantasm' Anime's Episode 9 Streamed The end of the video teases the 10th episode, "Eiya Ihen no Shō.
Urban Legend in Limbo was also released for PlayStation 4 on December 8, with several new features, including the addition of Reisen Udongein Inaba as a playable character. This makes the game the first in the series to be released on a gaming console. The game features a similar style and gameplay to the previous Touhou fighting game Hopeless Masquerade.
The game features four playable characters: Reimu, Marisa, Sanae, and Reisen. It was released on August 14, Unlike previous games in the series, Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom has two game modes: Legacy Mode, which is similar to the previous games, and Pointdevice Mode, a gameplay mode where lives and continues are removed, but checkpoints are added. When the player gets hit in this mode, they restart from the beginning of the current chapter with a small penalty to power.Touhou - Memories of Phantasm 2 - ENDING
It was announced on December 11, The first trial version was released at Reitaisai 14 on May 7,and the second was released at Autumn Reitaisai 4 on October 15, The game was released on Steam on January 5, A playable demo was released on May 7,at Reitaisai 14and the full version was released at Comiket 92 on August 11, On November 16,the game was released for download on Steam, marking Touhou's official Steam debut. The seasons are out of whack as meadows are alongside winter blizzards, fall trees, and sunny skies.
Reimu, Marisa, Aya, and Cirno go out to find the cause of this chaos. The game has a sub-season mechanic where they collect the seasons in order to gain boosts to the protagonist's shots, depending on the sub-season of the player's choosing. They can also release their collected season to clear a portion of the screen of enemy projectiles. A danmaku photography game in the style of Shoot the Bullet and Double Spoiler, but with Sumireko Usami as the playable character.
Music CDs[ edit ] Ten music albums have been released by ZUN, each containing rearranged versions of music from the games, in addition to original tracks. Some of the official print media released include music CDs containing original tracks and rearranges of earlier music. Finally, it was published in the magazine Dengeki Moeoh between the August and December issues.
In addition, some installments of Curiosities of Lotus Asia were published on the Elnavi website. Ina continuation of the series was featured in the Touhou-only magazine Strange Creators of Outer World.
The protagonist Rinnosuke Morichika is the only humanoid male character shown in Touhou. The story centers around three fairies and their daily mischiefs, adventures, and chance meetings. Starting MayMatsukura stopped drawing the manga for health reasons, and that responsibility was given to Makoto Hirasaka, who became the sole illustrator of Touhou Sangetsusei henceafter. The game Fairy Warsreleased on August 14,is a spinoff of the manga.
Prominent within this book is the usage of an alternate calendar system called the "Youkai Lunisolar Calendar. It was released in late Decemberpublished by Ichijinshabut was originally slated for August of that year.
A manga that uses the story's premise is published in the December issue of the Comic Rex magazine. It is about a fictional "Gensokyo Chronicles" that Akyu supposedly published in Gensokyo in the st season. It consists of a manga, a novel, and a yonkoma serialized in three Ichijinsha magazines. Drawn by Aki-Eda, the manga focuses on the human characters Reimu and Marisa. It is illustrated by Tokiame, and the plot being a deep submersion into the manga, taking a non-human perspective.
It debuted in the August issue of the Manga 4-koma Kings Palette magazine, which was sold on June 22, It was published in July The contents cover information of almost every Touhou character from Mountain of Faith to Ten Desires, in addition to a series of mock newspaper articles from the Bunbunmaru Newspaper and Kakashi Spirit News explaining aspects of Touhou lore. It debuted in the December issue of Comp Ace. The first issue was released on September 30, It is presented as Aya Shameimaru's attempt to create a tabloid magazine in the style of those from the outside world, which she eventually cancelled and left unpublished.
The book features in-universe articles, interviews and advertisements similar to the earlier Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red, but in a significantly more chaotic and haphazard format. Gameplay[ edit ] In the shooting games, the player's bullet power increases on a linear scale as the player collects power-ups dropped by enemies, and eventually maxes out. The player can also collect 'point' icons to earn extra lives; the amount needed grows exponentially as the player's score rises.
The player can use 'focus', the shift key by default, which slows down the player's movement, makes the collision box visible, and generally; some characters are reversed focuses the player's attack to make it more powerful.
The graze counter, missing from Mountain of Faith and Story of Eastern Wonderland, tracks how many bullets entered the character sprite but avoided the collision box, and rewards the player with a score bonus for living on the edge. The player can use a weapon called a 'spell card', which is similar to a 'bomb' in most other shooting games.
While the player has a limited number, using one makes the user temporarily invulnerable and uses a special magical attack that generally clears the screen. Each character has two cards with different names and patterns. The player can use one during a short period after being hit by a bullet known as the 'border between life and death' to avoid loss of a life.
The amount of time the player has available to use the border is usually around 0. Bosses also have spell cards, but with bosses the term applies to a prolonged pattern of movements and shots that lasts until the player depletes the boss' health by a certain amount or the time runs out, not a one-shot attack.
For example, Perfect Cherry Blossom has "cherry points", which are used mostly in scoring, but can grant temporary invulnerability known as 'supernatural border' ; Imperishable Night has "time points", which are essential for advancing to later stages, and also determine if the player gets to challenge a boss's 'final spell' on normal or higher difficulties; Mountain of Faith has 'faith' points, which boost the score the player receives upon gathering point items and bonuses for clearing spell cards without dying or using a spell card.
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Each Touhou game has four difficulty levels—easy, normal, hard, and lunatic—with each one being harder than the previous one. Regardless of difficulty choice, there are six stages in each game and each one is harder than the previous. The only exceptions to this are Story of Eastern Wonderland, and Embodiment of Scarlet Devil on easy difficulty, both of which only have five stages.
In addition to the four main difficulties, there is an extra stage which is a long and difficult stage in which players must play through hordes of enemies, and an especially long boss fight usually with ten spell cards. In order to reach the extra stage, one must beat the game on normal difficulty or higher without the use of a continue. In terms of difficulty, the extra stage is around the normal difficulty level or above.
In Perfect Cherry Blossom, there is also a phantasm extra stage in which the enemies that were already difficult in the extra stage have become even more challenging.
Although the phantasm stage is aimed for the most experienced players, the difficulty is somewhere in between hard and lunatic. The phantasm stage is accessed by beating the extra stage and capturing at least 60 spells with any of the characters and weapon types combined.
Originally, it was simply called "a remote separated land of a human village in an eastern country. Other things that disappear from the outside world, like extinct animals, lost tools, and architecture, also became abundant in Gensokyo. Since Gensokyo was a plot of land in Japan that was separated by a barrier, it is Japan that is immediately outside of this barrier.
As a result of the seal, Gensokyo became inaccessible from the outside world, and similarly, those in Gensokyo were unable to leave.
Gensokyo's existence could not be confirmed from the outside world, nor could the outside world be confirmed within Gensokyo. As a result, the isolated community developed its own civilization, different from that of the outside world. Although separated by a barrier, it is a bordering world to its outside, as opposed to being in a parallel universe. There are no seas in Gensokyo, since it is an inland mountain.
In present Gensokyo, which is presented in all Touhou Project games since EoSD, as opposed to the outside world where unscientific phenomena were dismissed as "superstition" by the time of the Meiji eramagical and spiritual qualities prevail. The only known gateway from the outside world into Gensokyo is the Hakurei Shrine on the border of Gensokyo. In-game events[ edit ] In Gensokyo, events called "incidents" occur once in a while.
An incident is an event that affects all of Gensokyo and is of unknown cause at the time it occurs. Usually, the shrine maiden of the Hakurei Shrine resolves incidents, but there are cases where Marisa Kirisame and other imitators would resolve them. While they aren't developed nearly to the standards of a story-based game, many players love them, and even obscure stage bosses who only appear once have a fanbase.
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One Genjii is a turtle, one is a cat Sokratestwo Youki Konpaku and Myouren Hijiri are only mentioned in passing, one Rinnosuke Morichika is only featured in the serialized novel, and the last Unzan is a cloud-like entity. There is also one before all these Shingyokubut this character has three forms of different genders, so this character may not exactly be male. Though each game features a collection of different characters, the main protagonist of the series is always Reimu Hakureijoined by Marisa Kirisame after the second game.
The idea of Touhou first came to ZUN during his high school years, when shrine maiden-themed games were in the minority. He went to college, hoping to compose music for fighting games, since they were popular at the time due to Street Fighter II. However, he decided that in order to put his music into games, it would be easier to make his own game to go with it, thus the first Touhou game, Highly Responsive to Prayers, was released in The first game was originally intended as a practice in programming.
Touhou only became a shooting game series starting from the second game, because the popularity of shooting games had revived due to RayForce and ZUN had long been a fan of such games. The vast scope of Touhou derivatives prompted commentary, noting that Touhou Project became an unmissable aspect of Japanese consumer generated media.
ZUN, for the most part, had acknowledged, appreciated, and even encouraged these derivative works by imposing very few restrictions on the use of his works.
The first recent publication of Touhou derivative doujinshi occurred during Decemberfollowing the release of Perfect Cherry Blossom; seven circles sold Touhou derivative works at Comiket 65 in December At the Comiket 74 in Augusta total of circles had Touhou derivative works on display or for sale, out of a total of 35, circles participating at Comiket.
The original "Yukkuri shite itte ne!!! Yukkuris became so popular that the phrase "Yukkuri shite itte ne!!! Yukkuris also appear in Internet advertisements, the anime Natsu no Arashi! And even if I already knew that Touhou music was well-known for how good it was, it still wasn't my main motivation for getting into the series. What intrigued me was the universe of Touhou, the world of Touhou, the lore of Touhou. Gensokyo and its inhabitants.
Although developing the story has never been a priority, it spawned an incredibly fascinating dream world, and gave birth to one of the most dedicated fandoms in the world. I knew a bit about the setting, but I wanted to experience for myself the phenomenon that became so loved in the 15 last years.
So that's what I did, last year. I finally got bored enough to start playing the gamesreading the booksand get my hand on every bit of official content I could find. And it was satisfying!
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But now that I was "into it", it wasn't enough. Before being a Touhou fan, I am an anime fan. I'll take a wild guess and assume that I'm not the only one in this community Anime, as a media, can and has been incredibly powerful in the way it tells a story, including but not limited to by enhancing the immersion with high-quality visuals and music.
So, of course, I was hoping to find out that there were official anime adaptations of Touhou out there, especially since the setting of Gensokyo seemed to offer so many possibilities. Surely, now that I knew this world, I was going to live something even more amazing by seeing it come to life in animation. I then turned to fan-made content. Even if they were not canon or official in any way, it could still bring me entertainment or even touch my feelings. And luckily, as I mentioned, this fandom is famous for being incredibly talented and prolific, to the point where it actually produced a few anime episodes.
Which I've watched as fast as I could. Some of them were extremely good, and some of them were not, but even those were still anime episodes, with an atmosphere that made me feel closer to Gensokyo. Now that I'm pretty much caught up with everything and that I know a bit more about Touhou and its community, I noticed something or rather, I had already noticed when I was searching for fan-made content.
It's actually a bit difficult to find information on Touhou fan-made anime.