So if you have even the slightest knowledge of Japanese culture you should know about Touhou. I am not a rabid fanboy of the series but I can appreciate the brilliance of it and the gigantic fan base it has produced over the years.
Touhou is to the best of my knowledge a bullet hell game which I suck and have never finished. The games themselves don’t interest me greatly it’s the characters that have the appeal for me. There is probably over a hundred of them and I know and love about a dozen. The main reason I love the characters is because they all have unique stories, interesting character designs and there own music. Out of all the characters I know next to nothing about most of their stories as I have never played the games properly but I can say that I know Youmu Konpaku is a badass swordsman ghost who is afraid of ghost and Cirno is a baka.
Touhou has some tryly amazing music which has become famous on the internet (Youtube) and some of those include:
Sakuya Izayoi – Flowering night
Marisa Kirisame – Love colored magic
Flandre Scarlet – U.N owen was her
Reimu Hakurei – Mystic oriental love consultation
Yoshika Miyako – Rigid paradise
Remilia Scarlet – Septette for the dead princess
There is also some really good fan remixes and songs which you should check out on youtube, the animations that go with these are amazing. Well most of them.
Bad Apple – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzEUeWnV73U
Touhou Ouendan – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kxYJu90aIE
Holy Water Festival – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weLNCHdeuOA
Cirno Math Class – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wFDWP5JwSM
Marasy Piano – http://www.youtube.com/user/marasy8#p/u/26/MPF6IXAE_1k
Touhou has a lot of support from very talented artists and here is some of my favourites. Links are safebooru so if you are at work or under 18 because you can look at these with the X rated stuff coming up. If you are over 18 however and at home alone then you could use Danbooru instead.
My favorite characters from Touhou are :
- Youmu Konpaku
- Reimu Hakurei
- Yoshika Miyako
- Flandre Scarlet