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The Touhou Project, also known as Project Shrine Maiden is a series of vertical curtain fire (danmaku) shooting games developed by Team Shanghai Alice.
Games in the series are...
1) Highly Responsive to Prayerr
2) Story of Eastern Wonderland
3) Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream
4) Lotus Land Story
5) Mystic Square
6) The Embodiment of the Scarlet Devil
7) Perfect Cherry Blossom
7.5) Immaterial and Missing Power
8) Imperishable Night
9) Phantasmagoria of Flowerview
9.5) Shoot the Bullet
10) Mountain of Faith
10.5) Scarlet Weather Rhapsody
11) Subterranean Animism
12) Undefined Fantastic Object
12.3) Hisoutensoku (Unthinkable Natural Law)
12.5) Double Spoiler
12.8) The Great Fairy Wars
The games protagonist, Shrine Maiden Reimu Hakurei is faced each game with a problem and venturing off through commonly six stages of concentrated bullet fire and continue to rank up in difficulty. The game's programming, design, music are all done by ZUN the one member of Team Shanghai Alice. First developed in 1996 the games were first released on the PC-98 and he has continued to release games totally up to twelve games, two fighters, an expansion pack for the fighters, and two extra games featuring a totally different aspect of gameplay against spellcards.
The games are known for their exclusively female cast, music, and obnoxious difficulty.
As for the actual games, they take place in the mythical realm of Gensokyo where demon-girls (youkai) gods, ghosts, and many other entities make mischief leaving Reimu to pick up after them. Things that have happened include someone stealing the moon, the boundary between life and death fading and even a giant geyser springing out of the ground as a hell-raven plots take over.
There are over one-hundred characters in the entire series, and many people make their own doujin works of music remixes, comics and more.
There are also written works released by ZUN such as Silent Sinner in Blue, Curiosities of Lotus Asia, The Grimoire of Marisa and many others.
He has also released music CD's containing remixes and original works following the written tale of two other major characters, Maribel Hearn and Renko Usami.
As of late, these CD's are instead handled by the character Hieda no Akyu.
A full list of works is below.
- 東方靈異伝 ～ The Highly Responsive to Prayers (Amusement Makers 1996)
- 東方封魔録 ～ The Story of Eastern Wonderland (Amusement Makers 1997)
- 東方夢時空 ～ The Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream (Amusement Makers 1997)
- 東方幻想郷 ～ Lotus Land Story (Amusement Makers 1998)
- 東方怪綺談 ～ Mystic Square (Amusement Makers 1998)
- 東方紅魔郷 ～ Embodiment of Scarlet Devil (Team Shanghai Alice 2002)
- 東方妖々夢 ～ Perfect Cherry Blossom (Team Shanghai Alice 2003)
- 東方萃夢想 ～ Immaterial and Missing Power (Collaboration with Tasogare Frontier 2004)
- 東方永夜抄 ～ Imperishable Night (Team Shanghai Alice 2004)
- 東方花映塚 ～ The Phantasmagoria of Flower View (Team Shanghai Alice 2005)
- 東方文花帖 ～ Shoot the Bullet (Team Shanghai Alice 2005)
- 東方風神録 ～ Mountain of Faith (Team Shanghai Alice 2007)
- 東方緋想天 ～ Scarlet Weather Rhapsody (Collaboration with Tasogare Frontier 2007)
- 東方地霊殿 ～ Subterranean Animism (Team Shanghai Alice 2008)
- 東方星蓮船 ～ Undefined Fantastic Object (Team Shanghai Alice 2009)
- 東方非想天則 (Collaboration with Tasogare Frontier 2009)
- ダブルスポイラー ～ 東方文花帖 (Team Shanghai Alice 2010)
- 蓬莱人形 ～ Dolls in Pseudo Paradise (Team Shanghai Alice 2002)
- 蓮台野夜行 ～ Ghostly Field Club (Team Shanghai Alice 2003)
- 夢違科学世紀 ～ Changeability of Strange Dream (Team Shanghai Alice 2004)
- 幻想曲抜萃 東方萃夢想 ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK (Collaboration with Tasogare Frontier 2005)
- 卯酉東海道 ～ Retrospective 53 minutes (Team Shanghai Alice 2006)
- 幺樂団の歴史１ ～ Akyu's Untouched Score vol.1 (Team Shanghai Alice 2006)
- 大空魔術 ～ Magical Astronomy (Team Shanghai Alice 2006)
- 幺樂団の歴史２ ～ Akyu's Untouched Score vol.2 (Team Shanghai Alice 2006)
- 幺樂団の歴史３ ～ Akyu's Untouched Score vol.3 (Team Shanghai Alice 2006)
- 幺樂団の歴史４ ～ Akyu's Untouched Score vol.4 (Team Shanghai Alice 2007)
- 幺樂団の歴史５ ～ Akyu's Untouched Score vol.5 (Team Shanghai Alice 2007)
- 全人類ノ天楽録 東方緋想天 ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK (Collaboration with Tasogare Frontier 2008)
- 核熱造神ヒソウテンソク 東方非想天則 ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK (Collaboration with Tasogare Frontier 2009)
- 東方香霖堂 ～ Curiosities of Lotus Asia (Colorful PUREGIRL 2003 - 2004; Magazine ELFICS 2004 - 2005; Elnavi 2005 - 2006; Dengeki MOE-OH 2006 - 2007)
- 東方三月精 ～ Eastern and Little Nature Deity (CompAce 2005 - 2006)
- 東方文花帖 ～ Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red (Ichijinsha August 2005)
- 東方紫香花 ～ Seasonal Dream Vision (Tora no Ana October 2005)
- 東方求聞史紀 ～ Perfect Memento in Strict Sense (Ichijinsha December 2006)
- 東方求聞史紀 記憶する幻想郷 (Memorizable Gensokyo) (Comic REX December 2006)
- 東方儚月抄 ～ Silent Sinner in Blue (Comic REX 2007 - 2009)
- 東方儚月抄 ～ Cage in Lunatic Runagate (Chara Mel 2007 - Present)
- 東方儚月抄 ～ 月のイナバと地上の因幡 (Inaba of the Moon, Inaba of the Earth)
- The Grimoire of Marisa (Ichijinsha July 2009)
THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW~ <3
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