''[[http://usuallydead.com/ Touhou Ibunshu]]'' is a completed FanFiction series by Tyler "usuallydead" Lovell. It is, as the name suggests, an adaptation of the ''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}'' series (exclusively the Windows era, likely due to the PC-98 games being [[RetCon retconned]] [[ContinuityReboot out of existence]]), covering ''The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'', ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'', ''Immaterial and Missing Power'', and ''Imperishable Night'', with several side-stories covering the intervening periods, as well as two flashbacks. Each of the main stories (except the ''Immaterial and Missing Power'' adaptation, oddly enough) follow the general plot of the respective game, including the main threat, the characters that embark upon a quest to stop it, and the characters they encounter in a certain order, however the resemblance to the original plots mostly ends there.

The series is ''heavily'' [[AlternateUniverseFic Alternate Universe]], with some of the more drastic changes being the removal of universal flight, danmaku reduced to single-use spellcards, Reimu and Marisa having their PowerLevels dropped to bottom tier (Reimu has to ''borrow'' spellcards from Marisa), and the fact that everyone is speaking English. Furthermore, many things are [[DarkFic far darker than normal]], with {{youkai}} that don't simply threaten to [[ToServeMan eat people]], what little combat there is being swift and brutal, and characters entirely willing to use any {{Story Breaker Power}}s to their full extent. Regardless, [[EarnYourHappyEnding earning a happy ending]] is never impossible.

The writing is also excellent, and the characters are far from two-dimensional.

[[AC:Retelling of Oriental Stories]]
* ''The Reinterpretation of Scarlet Devil''
--> Retelling of ''the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil''
* ''Redemption of Precarious Puppeteer''
* ''Requiem Bibliophilic''
* ''Resolute and Ghostly Gardener''
* ''Remixed Cherry Blossom''
--> Retelling of ''Perfect Cherry Blossom''
* ''Recovery of Beloved Matriarch''
* ''Repose and Inclusive Power''
--> Retelling of ''Immaterial and Missing Power''
* ''Remorse in Secession's Nobility''
* ''Recalled Lunar Romance''
* ''Recount and Full Moon Predecessor''
* ''Reenactable Night''
--> Retelling of ''Imperishable Night''

[[AC:Other Touhou Writings]]
* ''Erroneous Paradisaical Inception''
--> Retelling of ''Mountain of Faith''
* ''Sakurei''

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!Tropes for ''Touhou Ibunshu'' include:

* AlternateUniverseFic
* AnatomyOfTheSoul: [[spoiler: Of all people, ''Meiling'' is revealed to be splintered in half, the DumbMuscle, BloodKnight half, and her spiritual, disciplined half (who is much more serene).]]
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Yukari, after the disastrous events of ''Remixed Cherry Blossom'' and a vicious fight with Ran and Chen in ''Recovery of Beloved Matriarch'', pledges herself to become a positive force for Gensokyo, helping the harvest following the ''extremely'' long winter and later helping in the quest to restore the moon in ''Reenactable Night''. Mokou mocks her for this, saying she'll just become the same suicidal mess she was in a few centuries' time.]]
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Cirno's Gunky, a towering snowman formed from the excess snow of the endless winter.
* AuthorTract: One of the common criticisms against the story, though it's only really bad in a handful of places.
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: Reimu, Marisa, Sakuya, and Yuyuko. Remilia and Flandre are also killed and come back, but remain undead.]]
* BadassAdorable: Chen. [[spoiler:She's willing to go against ''Yukari'' of all people when she's poised to kill Ran.]]
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Reimu realizes Suika wasn't exiled for stealing a bottle of sake. [[spoiler:''She was exiled for stealing an artifact of war.'']]
* BookDumb: Reisen acknowledging she should have paid more attention to her classes is a RunningGag.
* ButtMonkey: Chi- er, Hong Meiling, who can't seem to last a single scene without suffering grievous bodily harm of some sort. Definitely of the IronButtMonkey sub-trope.
* CreepyChild: Flandre and Remilia initially. They get better.
* CompassionateCritic: [[spoiler: The Phoenix. After being released from Mokou, he spends a few minutes giving advice to everyone before leaving.]]
* CurseEscapeClause: Eirin bases the spell holding Eientei hidden on the Impossible Request items, each associated with an impossible task. [[spoiler:Naturally, the heroines approaching blow the ritual and the items to pieces, having each having completed each task through CharacterDevelopment earlier in the storylines:]]
** The Swallow's Shell requires one to defeat your greatest love. [[spoiler:Ran accomplished this by confronting a suicidal Yukari and through the rules of ''shikigami'' force her to see the consequences of her actions, commencing her healing journey and her HeelFaceTurn.]]
** The Dragon's Necklace requires one to overcome entropy. [[spoiler:Yukari accomplished this when she stopped demanding a reason to live and resolving to become that reason herself, becoming TheAtoner and becoming a true guardian for Gensokyo.]]
** The Fire Rat's Skin requires one to cleanse the self's impurities. [[spoiler:Alice accomplished this by acknowledging her feelings towards Marisa and stopping holding them back, after seeing her dead body in Mayohiga and the result of Wriggle's attack earlier.]]
** The Jeweled Branch requires one to surpass all value. [[spoiler:Youmu accomplished this by loving and trusting Yuyuko, and respecting her wishes by following Reimu.]]
** Buddha's Stone Bowl requires one to rise from death. [[spoiler:Reimu, Marisa and Sakuya all died in ''Remixed Cherry Blossom'', and were revived in the same. Remilia, too, died when Reimu stabbed her with her broken ''gohei'' in ''Reinterpretation of Scarlet Devil'', killing the mad beast she'd been. All were changed by the experience and sought to become better people after it.]]
* DarkFic: They do manage to [[EarnYourHappyEnding earn a happy ending]] for each of the games, and almost every villain is eventually redeemed by the PowerOfFriendship, but this Gensokyo is a far more dangerous and less pleasant place than canon Gensokyo, and there's implications that most of the low-to-medium level youkai are just monsters and we happen to be looking at the ones who aren't. The main characters are also powered way down so as to make the adventures legitimately dangerous.
* [[SonOfAWhore Daughter of a Whore]]: Mokou. However, she ''does'' get taken in and raised by the father.
* DeadlyPrank: Tewi nearly causes the destruction of Eintei and the death of Reisen through a prank she pulls on Reisen.
* DeathSeeker: Reisen, after confirming Eirin has her gun and knows how to use it, quietly asks the sage to kill her. [[spoiler: Yukari (until ''Recovery of Beloved Matriarch'') and Mokou. A lesser example is Letty, who's tired and exhausted by the endless winter and just wants to fade away into spring.]]
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Both Rumia and [[spoiler:Remilia]] in ''Reinterpretation of Scarlet Devil''.
* {{Determinator}}: Sakuya goes through figurative hell over the course of Remixed Cherry Blossom, including trudging through miles and miles of snow with an untreated leg wound, [[spoiler: dying in battle against Youmu]], and facing down a monstrously corrupted [[spoiler: Reimu]]. And after all that, she gets to meet [[AxeCrazy Yukari]].
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:[[UnwittingPawn Youmu]] and [[HeroicBSOD Reisen]]]]. Fortunatey, they are [[InterruptedSuicide saved]] by [[spoiler:Yuyuko and [[LittleMissConArtist Tewi,]]]] respectively.
** Also, shockingly, [[spoiler: Yukari]], leading to the events of ''Remixed Cherry Blossom''.
* EasterEgg: ''Remorse in Secession's Nobility's'' acronym, [[spoiler: Reisen.]]
* TheFairFolk: Most fairies are like this.
* {{Fanservice}}: With the exceptions of ''Redemption of Precarious Puppeteer'' and ''Recalled Lunar Romance'', someone ends up getting naked somehow. And even they had some brief moments of fanservice. Briefly lampshaded in the latter after a kiss scene.
-->"The patterns of romantic stories might expect our encounter that night to reach a romantic climax. Taking all our clothes off, feeling skin on skin, making sweet love on the lounge furniture. While that kind of scene happened many times afterwards, we got no further than a kiss this night."
* FantasticRacism: Far more obvious than the original, and far more justified. Much of ''Recount and Full Moon Predecessor'' is about this, Keine fearing that if she were to reveal her half-hakutaku nature she would be driven away from her home. She is thus quite astonished when no one particularly cares (mostly because people know her well enough that they fully trust her to make every effort to support humanity).
* GondorCallsForAid: When defending Eientei, Yukari uses her gaps to pull through as many defenders as she can (Suika, Meiling, Patchouli and ''Flandre'') to aid.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: With the exception of Yuyuko, it's difficult to place any single character as being purely good or evil. Reimu, Marisa, and Suika come closest to the "good" portion of the spectrum, and [[spoiler:Yukari and Mokou]] closest on the "evil" side.
* HappilyMarried: Eirin and Kaguya are very much this. Nearly two thousand years and counting.
* HumanAliens: The Lunarians. Unlike the humans, they have {{Magitek}}, naturally white hair being a common trait, and their magic is less elemental and more based on time and space. [[spoiler: Sakuya is one of them.]]
* IHateYouVampireDad: A variation. Sakuya, raised by Remilia (if never vampirized), develops some hate for her due to her less-than-ideal upbringing and the horrible things she had to do to provide for Flandre, and things come to an angry discussion during ''Reenactable Night''. They manage to work it out with some effort with their CharacterDevelopment.
* HiddenDepths: Sakuya hates Reimu and Marisa well into ''Remixed Cherry Blossom'', apparently simply because they beat her. [[spoiler:Actually, when they defeated Remilia and Flandre, they triggered their CharacterDevelopment, indirectly making them better people. Sakuya, who had lived her entire life under Remilia's delusions of grandeur, was devastated to know everything she thought she knew about her mistress and the house she served was a lie.]]
* InnocentProdigy: Akyu. [[spoiler:A reincarnation of a woman who dedicated her life to recording the history of Gensokyo.]] What prevents her from being WiseBeyondTheirYears is that, despite her intelligence and power, she still carries many childish traits.
* IntertwinedFingers: [[spoiler: Alice and Marisa.]]
* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: ''Repose and Inclusive Power'' consists mainly of this.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Apparently, Rumia, Wriggle, Mystia, and most shockingly, Mokou.]]
* KnifeNut: Sakuya, just like the original, except that here someone capable of [[TimeStandsStill stopping time]] and hurling a knife at your face before you even blink is every bit as intimidating as she can be.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Eirin and Kaguya through Reisen's eyes, before realizing that for all intents and purposes, they ''are'' an old married couple.
* MadwomanInTheAttic: Flandre, oh so very much. [[spoiler:At least at first.]]
* {{Magitek}}: The Lunarians.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Yukari.]] Some things never change.
* MarshmallowHell: A running gag in ''Resolute And Ghostly Gardner'' is Youmu expieriencing this. By the end, she finally figures out a way to be able to breathe like this.
* MedievalStasis: Technology has hardly gone past the "feudal Japan" stage. Granted, the magic is so great that inventing machines would be uneccessary. (They even have magical lightbulbs!) Additionally, Gensokyo's denizens have adapted to the English language. English is referred to as "the new language", while Japanese is referred to as "the old language".
** Regarding the language issue, there's something odd at work there. When Sanae came through the Boundary into Gensokyo, the transition exchanged all of her knowledge of the Japanese language for the English language. She could remember Kanako's name, but not what her ''gohei'' was called or precisely what honorific she used to refer to her father.
* MoodWhiplash: Chapter Seven of ''Remixed Cherry Blossom'' has Sakuya [[spoiler:brutally murdering Reimu and Marisa]]. The following chapter, we get to see [[MotorMouth Shanghai]] and [[SmugSnake Alice]].
* [[spoiler: MosesInTheBullrushes: Sakuya is a Lunarian.]]
* MotorMouth: Shanghai
* NobodyOver50IsGay: Averted (or Inverted, depending on how seriously you take LesYay) by Eirin and Kaguya, who are both very much in love with each other and about as [[Really700YearsOld over 50 as you can possibly get]].
* NonIndicativeName: ''Repose and Inclusive Power'', while interesting, has nothing to do with the fighting game ''Immaterial and Missing Power'', with the exception of the cast of characters and the ''Mugen Shubin'', instead being about Reimu's JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind.
* ThePowerOfLove: All jokes about Marisa's [[WaveMotionGun Master Spark]] aside, a lot of the conflicts in the stories are resolved through love, forgiveness, trust, et cetera. The most common guilty party of this is Yuyuko and [[{{Miko}} Reimu]], though Reimu ''does'' have a harder time forgiving certain people.
** [[LoveMakesYouEvil On the flipside]], perhaps half of the conflicts in the stories are started or enabled because some characters made poor decisions in the name of love. This generally goes to show that the perpetrators aren't evil, simply misguided or afraid.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Many characters, but most of all Flandre, who as with the original can't even ''pretend'' to be mature.
* RestrainingBolt: Laevateinn for Flandre. [[spoiler:Yukari had it pretty much handed to Flan to avoid a reprise of ''Reinterpretation of Scarlet Devil'']] . And even with it she's still a terror to fight.
* ShoutOut: Several ''Touhou'' [[{{Memes/Touhou}} memes]] sneak there way into the story, subtly enough that if you didn't know the meme you wouldn't notice anything was unusual.
* SmugSnake: Alice Margatroid and Patchoulli Knowledge.
* SongFic: On occasion, a character will sing a song from the games with lyrics added to them. They are generally relevant to the character singing or [[SuspiciouslyAproposMusic the plot]]. Perhaps the most amusing one being Suika's song of a hero marching forth to defeat an oni, only for his head to be [[CurbstompBattle immediately lopped off.]]
* SpinOff: ''Ibunshu'' has two stories that aren't part of the main continuity. ''Erroneous Paradisial Inception'' is the story of how Sanae and the Moriya Shrine got to Gensokyo, told from the point of view of Sanae, who basically has [[TheWoobie crap]] piled [[YankTheDogsChain all over her]] until she [[BreakTheCutie breaks down]] (then pulls herself together and starts kicking ass). The other story, ''Sakurei'', is a PornWithoutPlot between [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sakuya and Reimu]].
* SummonBiggerFish: After the heroines beat Cirno and her giant snowman, the infuriate fairy, smarting from both the previous defeat and an unpaid "debt" of Reimu's (she promised to let Cirno freeze her in order to get quick access to the Scarlet Devil Mansion), gets Letty Whiterock to deal with the humans.
* StylisticSuck: ''Requim Biblioliphic'' is written by [[SmugSnake Patchoulli]] and as a result, smothered in PurpleProse. Tyler admitted in one of his blog entries that on of his favorite parts was trying to find how much PurpleProse he could shove into the text.
* TemptingFate: In ''Remorse in Secession's Nobility'', after Eirin explains the cornerstone behind Eientei's defenses to Reisen, she just ''has'' to say:
-->'''Eirin''': The ritual can be undone only by technicality. Its effectively impenetrable.
** Even more amusing is the fact that the reader can easily and immediately identify several ways in which certain characters can tear apart Eirin's ritual.
* TitleDrop: Not the title of the story however, but the title of the game on which the particular story is based.
* {{Tsundere}}: {{Discussed}} by Yukari about Reimu.
--> Oh my, she said. ''Its not like I want to hold onto you, stupid Boundary youkai. Im just afraid of heights, is all!'' She glanced at Ran. What was the word for that again?
** And of course, poor Alice, as shown by a nightmare she had after Remixed Cherry Blossom.
--> [[spoiler: "Here lies Marisa Kirisame. Why did it hurt so bad when I thought she was dead? I don't care that much, I swear I don't."]]
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Yukari's starts when she's confronted by Yuyuko and Youmu, and devolves into savagery when Ran returns. However, she collapses, sobbing, when confronted by Chen.]]
* WhamEpisode: Chapter 7 of ''Remixed Cherry Blossom''.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: The greatest issue for Yukari and Mokou, which has driven them to commit acts of villainy in the past. Kaguya and Eirin are not entirely immune, though their relationship with each other apparently serves as a buffer against the worst of it. Indeed, since Mokou herself sometimes acknowledges that Eirin didn't mean to kill her thieving father, and that she has herself to blame for drinking the Hourai Elixir, Mokou's chronic animosity towards them may be about envy for their relationship as much as it is about wanting an outlet for her immortality angst.
** The differences between the two come to a head in the climax of Reenactable Night, where [[spoiler: [[PhysicalGod Phoenix]]]] presents an opportunity for the Hourai immortals to die. [[spoiler: Eirin and Kaguya decide to remain immortal together, and [[DrivenToSuicide Mokou chooses death.]]]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Remilia, Flandre, Mokou and [[spoiler:Yukari]] are varying flavours of "death to everyone" due to a ''long'' life (or unlife, in the case of the former two) of despair.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Rumia uses against Reimu.
* ZombieApocalypse: The Kashoyo. Mokou's been making them for ages, but she's been learning how to make more and more of them, and it seems the spillover are now appearing more and more often in random parts of Gensokyo instead of attacking Eientei.

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