Characters: Touhou

Fanart depicting all Touhou characters up through Subterranean Animism.
This is a guide to the Loads and Loads of Characters from the Bullet Hell computer game series Touhou Project and related official works.

Some things to keep in mind before we get started:

Character names here all use Hepburn romanization despite ZUN mostly having switched to Kunrei-shiki after Imperishable Night, as it's system most people are familiar with.

All examples should be canon or fanon that has undergone mass Memetic Mutation. While the fandom is an important part of the overall Touhou experience, we don't want things to get crowded with examples from a single circle's work.

Wherever possible, character images come from portraits not drawn by ZUN used in official games and print works. Images of characters without quality official portraits are labeled "(fanart)".

As with all character pages, be aware that are spoilers ahead.

Character sheets:

Touhou Franchise Main Characters

PC-98 Era
  • PC-98 Games — Covers characters that debuted in Highly Responsive to PrayersCharacters , Story of Eastern WonderlandCharacters , Phantasmagoria of Dim. DreamCharacters , Lotus Land StoryCharacters , and Mystic SquareCharacters .

Windows Era - Main Games
  • Embodiment of Scarlet Devil (Rumia, Daiyousei, Cirno, Hong Meiling, Koakuma, Patchouli Knowledge, Sakuya Izayoi, Remilia Scarlet, Flandre Scarlet)
  • Perfect Cherry Blossom (Letty Whiterock, Chen, Lily White, Layla Prismriver, Lunasa Prismriver, Merlin Prismriver, Lyrica Prismriver, Youmu Konpaku, Youki Konpaku, Yuyuko Saigyouji, Saigyou Ayakashi, Ran Yakumo, Yukari Yakumo)
  • Imperishable Night (Wriggle Nightbug, Mystia Lorelei, Keine Kamishirasawa, Tei/Tewi Inaba, Reisen Udongein Inaba, Eirin Yagokoro, Kaguya Houraisan, Fujiwara no Mokou)
  • Phantasmagoria of Flower View (Aya Shameimaru, Medicine Melancholy, Komachi Onozuka, Eiki Shiki)
  • Mountain of Faith (Shizuha Aki, Minoriko Aki, Hina Kagiyama, Nitori Kawashiro, Momiji Inubashiri, Sanae Kochiya, Kanako Yasaka, Suwako Moriya)
  • Subterranean Animism (Kisume, Yamame Kurodani, Parsee Mizuhashi, Yuugi Hoshiguma, Satori Komeiji, Rin "Orin" Kaenbyou, Utsuho "Okuu" Reiuji, Koishi Komeiji)
  • Undefined Fantastic Object (Nazrin, Kogasa Tatara, Ichirin Kumoi, Unzan, Minamitsu Murasa, Shou Toramaru, Byakuren Hijiri, Myouren, Nue Houjuu)
  • Ten Desires (Kyouko Kasodani, Yoshika Miyako, Seiga Kaku, Soga no Tojiko, Mononobe no Futo, Toyosatomimi no Miko, Mamizou Futatsuiwa)
  • Double Dealing Character (Wakasagihime, Sekibanki, Kagerou Imaizumi, Benben Tsukumo, Yatsuhashi Tsukumo, Seija Kijin, Shinmyoumaru Sukuna, Raiko Horikawa)
  • Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom (Seiran, Ringo, Doremy Sweet)

Windows Era - Other
  • Side Games (Suika Ibuki, Iku Nagae, Tenshi Hinanai, The Catfish, Hatate Himekaidou, Hata no Kokoro, Sumireko Usami)
  • Other Official Works — Covers characters that debuted in a non-game work. (Rinnosuke Morichika, Tokiko, Maribel Hearn, Renko Usami, Sunny Milk, Luna Child, Star Sapphire, Hieda no Akyuu, Reisen, Watatsuki no Yorihime, Watatsuki no Toyohime, Kasen Ibara(ki), Kappa Mob, Kosuzu Motoori)

Alternative Title(s):

Touhou Windows One, Touhou Windows Two, Touhou Windows Three