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!