10 Touhou canon things that you may or may not know
10. Kyouko and Mystia has a Punk-Rock band called “Choujuu Gigaku” (Dance of Bird and Beast)
9. Akyuu is a fan of said Punk-Rock
8. Kosuzu and Marisa speaks perfect Engrish
7. Mamizou once caused an incident because she was butthurt by the Tengu
6. When Memorizable Gensokyo came out late 2006 Akyuu says she’s only a bit over ten years old. About ten years later she says she only has about ten years left to live. Being a child of Miare, Akyuu might just die in about ten years depending on if ZUN wants to pull off a George R.R. Martin or not.
5. Reimu and “cute” does not go hand in hand
4. Shinigamis doesn’t actually take lives
3. Yukari physically abuses Ran with her parasol if she disobeys her
2. While being captive on the moon, the Watatsuki sisters forced Reimu to dance in order to summon gods. The rabbits thought she was performing and threw coins at her. Reimu being herself obviously tried to pick these up.
1. The three fairies once tried to trick Reimu into walking into a river, but a fish jumped up and acted as a bridge
Highly Responsive to Prayers: Local Shrine gets destroyed. Local Shrine Maiden destroys everyone in her path while attempting to find the culprit.
Story of Eastern Wonderland: Local Shrine Maiden stars in the classic tale of “GET OUT OF MY SHRINE”. A lot of youkai were harmed in the making.
Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream: Disgraced scientist breaks into Gensokyo and attempts to prove magic’s existence to the outside world via attempted kidnapping. She gets hit with a chair.
Lotus Land Story: In “GET OUT OF MY SHRINE” the sequel, Yuuka Kazami Just Wants To Sleep. She’s not the culprit.
Mystic Square: Demons invade gensokyo, Local Shrine Maiden & Friends travel to Makai to have a word with the Queen of Hell. The culprits just wanted a nice vacation.
Touhou Game Summaries (Windows):
Embodiment of Scarlet Devil: Local Vampire just wants to walk outside during the day and not get burned. This is apparently unacceptable.
Perfect Cherry Blossom: Local Ghost Princess wants to see her giant cherry tree bloom. She steals the entirety of the season of spring to do so. This is apparently a really bad idea, for entirely different reasons.
Immaterial and Missing Power: Local Oni just wants to see her friends again. They never show up.
Imperishable Night: Moon princess creates a never-ending night. This turns out to be for everyone’s benefit, and it comes back to bite them games later.
Phantasmagoria of Flower View: Unexpected Flower Blooming leads to all-out brawls. No-one involved really knew what was going on.
Shoot the Bullet: Nosy Tengu Reporter takes photographs without permission.
Mountain of Faith: Local Mountain Gods from a nearby Outside mountain move in. They recieve the traditional Gensokyo welcome.
Scarlet Weather Rhapsody: Bored celestial wants to be entertained. In the process, the Hakurei Shrine gets destroyed. Again.
Subterranean Animism: Local Hell Raven eats a dead sun god. Decides the best thing to do with her newfound power is to nuke the surface and turn it into a New Hell.
Undefined Fantastic Object: Youkai followers of a Buddhist Monk want to rescue their leader sealed in Makai. Everyone wants to know what’s up with the floating boat.
Touhou Hisoutensoku: Something about dreams and a catfish?
Double Spoiler: Different Tengu Reporter has rivalry with aforementioned Nosy Tengu Reporter. More unauthorized photographs ensue.
Fairy Wars: Literally what it says on the tin.
Ten Desires: Local Taoist resurrects from the grave. Resurrected Taoist turns out to be Prince Shotoku. Prince Shotoku is actually a girl.
Hopeless Masquerade: Upset Noh Mask collection wants her missing mask back. Everyone is confused and just enjoys the flashy fighting.
Double Dealing Character: Inchling unwittingly gets tricked into causing a tsukumogami uprising. Poor girl.
Impossible Spell Card: Culprit from previous game takes Gensokyo on a Grand Theft spree to evade capture.
Urban Legend in Limbo: Lonely Psychic Outsider breaks into Gensokyo, causes absolute chaos.
Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom: Lunarian infighting accidentally spills out into Gensokyo. Gensokyo residents are not amused.
Silent Sinner in Blue: Local Vampire wants to go to the Moon, enlists Local Shrine Maiden & co’s help. Turns out they aren’t welcome there.
Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth: Daily adventures of Gensokyo’s rabbit population.
Eastern and Little Nature Deity / Strange and Bright Nature Deity / Oriental Sacred Place: Fairies doing Fairy Things.
Visionary Fairies in Shrine: Fairies doing Fairy Things 2.0, featuring AMERICA Clownpiece, the Local Hell Fairy.
Wild and Horned Hermit: Local Hermit makes suspiciously specific denial that she’s not a youkai. She’s a bad liar.
Forbidden Scrollery: Local Human Bookworm gets way in over her head. Repeatedly. On purpose.
Written Stories & Trivia Books:
Curiosity of Lotus Asia: Local Shopkeep recounts his experiences with some of the rather eccentric personalities in Gensokyo.
Cage in Lunatic Runagate: A bunch of characters reflect on the events of Silent Sinner in Blue.
Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red: A collective work of articles from Local Nosy Tengu Reporter.
Perfect Memento in Strict Sense: Book from Local Archiver, recording information on various personalities in Gensokyo, part 1. How truthful the contents are is probably another story.
The Grimoire of Marisa: Local Thieving Witch really wants to steal everyone’s spell cards.
Symposium of Post-Mysticism: Book from Local Archiver, recording information on various personalities in Gensokyo, part 2. Her sources are dubious.
Dolls in Pseudo Paradise: 10 outsiders become the unwitting participants of an Agatha Christie-like murder story.
Ghostly Field Club: Local Outsiders Renko and Merry explore a graveyard in the dead of night.
Changeability of Strange Dream: Local Outsider Merry recounts the dreams she’s had of Gensokyo. Questions reality. And her sanity.
Retrospective of 53 minutes: Local Outsiders Renko and Merry ride a train! And talk about the current state of the world outside gensokyo while doing so.
Magical Astronomy: Local Outsiders Renko and Merry want to take the new space tour of the moon! Turns out they’re too expensive.
Trojan Green Asteroid: Local Outsider Merry dreams herself onto an abandoned space satellite thought to be lost. Partner in crime Renko gets jealous and wants to go with. Turns out it’s not a dream.
Neo-traditionalism of Japan: Merry gets hospitalized due to events in the space satellite. Has visions of what she thinks is hell. Turns out she dreamed herself back in time and witnessed the birth of japan.
Dr. Latency’s Freak Report: Renko and Merry write a book! And discuss the plausibility of youkai existing in reality along the terms of quantum physics.
Dateless Bar “Old Adam”: Renko and Merry investigate a bar full of people spreading conspiracy theories and supernatural rumors. They get very drunk in the process.
We are almost done with January! We’re almost done with the first month of the new year and we are still listening, protesting, talking, and surviving. We still have so much more to accomplish and today’s podcasts may help rekindle that creative spark we all desperately need.
So it’s time to tune into creepy stations, dig around that dusty old library, and keep things campy for flavor. Hopefully this combination of new finds will get us all through February until the welcoming embrace of spring.
Looking for something fresh to please that sudden thirst for audio storytelling? Look no further as PodCake has six more podcasts you’ll certainly love.
1. Point Mystic
Each year thousands of unexplained events occur. We know these accounts to be true. Behind that truth lies the real stories — life-changing and sometimes frightening. My name is Christopher Reynaga. From the shores of Point Mystic, come with me in search of the stories behind the magic, the mystery, and the unexplained.
Magic and mystery collide in Point Mystic, the cult radio show that should be a pleasant pick for the coming chills of the year. Be it a “Dragonscale” epidemic or little white rabbits, these stories are bound to entrance you one way or another.
Point Mystic has only a few episodes under it’s belt at the moment, though I’m sure they would love to welcome you down it’s rabbit hole. So get curious and get on point with this pick.
2. Wooden Overcoats
On the overlooked Channel Island of Piffling, obstinate undertaker Rudyard Funn runs his family’s failing funeral parlor. But when new and sexy undertaker Eric Chapman sets up shop across the square and becomes an immediate sensation, Rudyard realizes he’ll have to take drastic steps to stay in business.
Hello there you Piffling Islander! Got a taste for British black comedy? Well, Wooden Overcoats may or may not be a familiar title among you podcast fanatics. This is most definitely a must-listen for those looking for excellent comedic timing, charm, and a talented cast voicing a colorful cast of characters.
Follow the misadventures of Rudyard and friends and family and rivals as he goes through any means to keep himself afloat and his coffins full. Who says death always has to be a downer?
Stories you watch with your ears. A professionally-produced full-cast audio drama podcast presenting 8-12 part serials across a variety of genre and story types, featuring some of Chicago’s premier vocal talent.
In this audio movie theater experience produced by the talented voices of Chicago theater comes Synesthesia Theatre. In this serial anthology podcast we are granted a variety of amazing tales straight from the source of Burning Brigid Media.
Synesthesia effortlessly bounces from theme to genre as it pulls of steampunk western one day and cyberpunk western the next, pulling off each idea with great new characters and fresh lore. Variety is the spice of life and the heart of this great audio drama.
4. The Adventures of MechaBetty
Just a small town girl turned giant cyborg to fight off an alien invasion.
For audio drama fans who think their podcasts could use more robot girls, TitanKore has you covered. In this campy old-style radio drama that meshes the future with 50′s style camp, MechaBetty is delightfully action packed and bursting with creativity.
Stylized to a T to make something both humorous and oddly heartwarming, MechaBetty is something a little different to warm up the last few days of winter. MechaBetty is wonderfully weird and plenty aware of it so it’s a better time than ever to join the fun.
5. Dark Tome
What if there was a book that literally opened up doorways to other worlds? Where would it lead, and could you handle what you found on the other side? Cassie, a wayward teen, is about to find out. One day, after she wraps up community service at a local hospital, she stumbles out of the basement of a spooky bookshop and into a story set on a devil’s staircase in a remote Italian village.
Multidimensional books, anyone? I’m glad I already have your attention. If you’re looking for solid and sometimes strange storytelling, Dark Tome has story after story to keep you coming back down its staircase.
Dark Tome comes complete with excellent voice acting, great characters, and a number of equally cool and creepy tales told by the likes of Joe Hill and Catherine Valente. These contemporary tales from around the world are sure to keep you entertained.
6. The Magnus Archives
Make your statement, face your fear. A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back…
Creepy will always be cool when it comes to audio drama. There’s never enough creepy tales to keep your skin crawling and The Magnus Institute has plenty to spare. Eerie and atmospheric with a touch of mystery, join Jonathan Sims as we follow him through each and every cryptic case number.
Highly atmospheric with stellar storytelling, The Rusty Quill prepared a compelling and creative show made through good old elbow grease…and really good editing.
Chapters: 1/1 Fandom: Mystic Messenger (Video Game) Rating: General Audiences Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply Characters: Yoosung Kim, Zen | Hyun Ryu, Jaehee Kang, Jumin Han, 707 | Luciel Choi, V (Mystic Messenger), Saeran Choi, Main Character (Mystic Messenger) Additional Tags: idk - Freeform, i wrote this in thirty minutes and proof read it once for spelling errors, hopefully it’s not complete garbage lmao, why is it saying idk freeform, i cant fix it, oh well Summary:
How do you think the RFA would do studying together?
Chapters: 1/1 Fandom: Mystic Messenger (Video Game) Rating: Mature Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, Graphic Depictions Of Violence Relationships: Saeran Choi & Yoosung Kim, 707 | Luciel Choi/Main Character, Saeran Choi/Yoosung Kim Characters: Saeran Choi, Unknown (Mystic Messenger), Yoosung Kim, 707 | Luciel Choi, Main Character (Mystic Messenger), The other RFA members briefly Additional Tags: POV First Person, Saeran POV, Flashbacks, Drinking, Smoking, Domestic Violence, Comfort/Angst, Post Game End Spoilers Summary:
How Saeran views the world versus reality. Exploring the dichotomy between thoughts poisoned by anxiety and Saeran’s actual relationships with the RFA members, specifically Yoosung, 707 and MC.
What if Jumin was a virgin? I couldn’t get that thought out of my mind so I had to write about it! I think he would be eager to learn and please and wouldn’t be afraid to appear vulnerable for the cause. I hope you enjoy it!
Chapters: 1/? Fandom: Mystic Messenger (Video Game) Rating: Mature Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, Major Character Death Relationships: Saeran Choi/Yoosung Kim, Saeran Choi & Yoosung Kim Characters: Saeran Choi, Yoosung Kim, 707 | Luciel Choi Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, POV First Person, Yoosungs POV, Fluff and Angst, Domestic Violence (briefly), Grief/Mourning, First Love, First Kiss, First Time (briefly), Major Post Game Spoilers, Suicide Summary:
It has been four years since the Choi twins had disappeared from Yoosungs life, but he hasn’t forgotten them.