Touhou Project

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Touhou Project is one of the most known Doujinshi game series in Japan. It is known for its vast amount of characters, well-composed music and fan-made material

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What is Touhou Project?

Touhou Project (東方Project) is a series of 2D vertically-scrolling danmaku (bullet hell) shooting games. First five games in the Touhou series were made for Japanese PC-98 computers by Jun'ya Ota, better known as ZUN, under the team of Amusement Makers. After 4 years of hiatus after the fifth game, Mystic Square, the series was continued to Windows computers by the same man, ZUN, but this time under the name Team Shanghai Alice. ZUN is the only known man working on the Touhou Project, meaning he has done the designing, programming, script writing and composing all by himself for all of the official Touhou games, except for the fighting spin-offs he has made with Tasogare Frontier. He is said to be rather reclusive, since not much is known about him...

Touhou Project on Nico Nico Douga

It is said that the first Touhou video that achieved considerable fame was the music video for IOSYS's Marisa Stole The Precious Thing. After that, more Touhou videos started slowly to surface on Nico Nico Douga. Nico Nico users started to upload vocalized BGMs, parodies and other stuff like that on Nico Nico Douga. Nowadays, Touhou Project's fame is more based on the fan-made songs, videos, comics and artwork, rather than on the original games. This is the most common reason why newcomers mistakes Touhou Project as some kind of anime at first.

Touhou Project in Nico Nico Medleys

Touhou songs have been present since the first Nico Nico Medley (Chuudoku no Kata e Okuru Ikkyoku). Marisa Stole The Precious Thing has been one of the most used songs on Nico Nico Medleys to date. Other pretty often used songs are Kanbu de Tomatte Sugu Tokeru ~ Kyouki no Udongein, Help Me, Erinnnnnn!!, U.N. Owen was Her? and Kero ⑨ Destiny

List of Touhou songs that have appeared on Nico Nico medleys:

  • Marisa Stole The Precious Thing
    - Song based on Alice Margatroid's theme (Doll Judgment ~ The Girl who Played with People's Shapes; 3rd boss theme) from Perfect Cherry Blossom, and her stage theme (Romantic Children; 3rd stage theme) from Mystic Square
    - Arranged by IOSYS
  • Kanbu de Tomatte Sugu Tokeru ~ Kyouki no Udongein
    - A.k.a. Overdrive
    - Song based on Reisen Udongein Inaba's theme (Lunatic Eyes ~ Invisible Full Moon; 5th boss theme) from Imperishable Night
    - Arranged by IOSYS
  • Help Me, Erinnnnnn!!
    - Song based on Kaguya Houraisan's theme (Flight of the Bamboo Cutter ~ Lunatic Princess; alternative Final stage boss theme) from Imperishable Night
    - Arranged by Beat Mario (COOL&CREATE)
    - Famous for the copy-paste meme: ( ゚∀゚)o彡°えーりん!えーりん!
  • Kero ⑨ Destiny
    - Song based on Suwako Moriya's theme (Native Faith; Extra stage boss theme) from Mountain of Faith
    - Arranged by Silver Forest
  • U.N. Owen was Her?
    - Flandre Scarlet's theme (Extra stage boss theme) from The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil
    - Medleys have also featured remixes based on this BGM: Saishuu Kichiku Imouto Flandre S. (arranged by Beat Mario (COOL&CREATE)), taboo tears you up (arranged by REDALiCE for IOSYS)
  • Night of Nights/Knights
    - Remix based on Sakuya Izayoi's theme (Flowering Night) from Phantasmagoria of Flower View
    - Arranged by Beat Mario (COOL&CREATE)
    - Due to it's romaji translation (ナイト・オブ・ナイツ -> Naito obu Naitsu), there's a constant discussion about whether the correct title is Night of Nights or Night of Knights, since they're both spelled the same way
  • Bad Apple!! feat. nomico
    - Song based on the 3rd stage theme (Bad Apple!!) from Lotus Land Story
    - Arranged by Alstroemeria Records
  • Tewi! ~Eien Tewi ver~
    - Song based on Tewi Inaba's theme (Cinderella Cage ~ Kagome-Kagome; 5th stage theme) from Imperishable Night
    - Arranged by Sekkenya
  • Beloved Tomboyish Girl
    - Cirno's theme (2nd boss theme) from The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil
    - Medleys have also featured vocal arranged songs based on this BGM: Cirno's Perfect Math Class (arranged by IOSYS), Chirumiru Cirno (arranged by Conagusuri)
  • Usatei
    - Remix based on Tewi Inaba's theme (White Flag of Usa Shrine) from Phantasmagoria of Flower View, and her theme (Cinderella Cage ~ Kagome-Kagome; 5th stage theme) from Imperishable Night
    - Arranged by Beat Mario (COOL&CREATE) for IOSYS
  • Akutagawa Ryuunosuke's "Kappa" ~ Candid Friend
    - Nitori Kawashiro's theme (3rd boss theme) from Mountain of Faith

More info about Touhou Project

Check Touhou Wiki: http://en.touhouwiki.net/

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