Category Archives: 30 Day Touhou Challenge

Day 29 Touhou Challenge, Why do you like the Touhou Series?

Day 30 – Why do you like the Touhou series in general?

Not many game series have managed to span across two decades, sure the PC98 era wasn’t extremely popular in its time, but since the dawn of the Windows era the following has grown exponentially.

Throughout the Touhou games you are presented with a large selection of characters each with their own miniscule backstory and soundtrack. With that small amount of information you can then build upon each character’s personality and history and shape it to how you want. Very few things are restricted by the lore and even then you can choose to ignore what you don’t want. It’s for this very reason that many Touhou fans say they despise other Touhou fans as they’re not true fans. Well, by all regards this just further emphasises just how Touhou can be perceived in many forms.

“ZUN traded his artistic talent so he could compose awesome music”

Not only that but Touhou sports a huge collection of music, with most bosses having their own theme as well as each stage. That huge collection is then complimented by the huge amount of fan music available for Touhou. I myself have over 47 thousand tracks spanning in excess of 300GB.

The insurmountable collection of images and stories wrote for Touhou is just an amazing bonus to any fan. I could probably spend a long time detailing each and every single thing I love, but I feel this shall do for now. An’ with that, this ends the 30 Day Touhou challenge!

Day 29 Touhou Challenge, Touhou you'd switch lives with, Suika!

Day 29 – Touhou you’d switch lives with

The free-spirited Oni, Suika Ibuki of cause!
What more could you want, wondering around the land of illusions perpetually enjoying yourself with a gourd of sake at hand. To laze around the Hakurei shrine or even venture forth into heaven itself on a bit of a whim is irresistible. It’s merely bonus points for being ridiculously powerful and having the ability to manipulate your own density and sparseness to be that of mist or even a giant!

Day 26 Touhou Challenge, Touhou who should be a playable character, Ran Yakumo!

Day 26 – Touhou who should be a playable character

Another playable character huh? In Touhou for the most part the playable characters are generally seen as the main cast, and even then those who do pop up as playable occasionally need a storey that ties into the incident. With that in mind I can only think of a few characters.

Kazami Yuuka – Yuuka was playable back in Mystic Square for the PC98 era and Phantasmagoria of Flower View. In PoFV I generally don’t see it as a major game as it seemed like an experiment into split screen co-op gameplay as there’s quite a lot of playable characters for that game.
Alice Margatroid – Alice is included numerous times throughout the Touhou series, but she’s only a playable character in the fighting games.
Yakumo Yukari – The gap ha… I mean the Youkai of boundaries. Although come to think of it, a game where you play as Ran would probably suit better as Yukari could command Ran from behind the scenes without bothering to leave home, which sounds more likely. Actually I quite like that idea, Yakumo Ran it is! A true boundary team!

Day 25 Touhou Challenge, Most absurd Touhou pairing, Mystia and Yuyuko.

Day 25 – Most absurd Touhou pairing

All of them!
Well no, some are really absurd to say the least. As there’s just so many I think I’ll stick with Yuyuko x Mystia for this post.

Yuyuko: Hang on. Got a bone in my throat…
Youmu: Didn’t you just say you didn’t like sparrows?
Yuyuko: It’s not good to be a picky eater, Youmu.

It was jokingly implyed in Imperishable Night that Yuyuko ate Mystia after defeating her, although the fact she’s seen later on in Phantasmagoria of Flower View. Nowhere does it suggest any form of relationship became of that.