Fanfic Recs: Touhou General Visual
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series by Wi-Z GARAGE. Translated by Nietz, edited by Arsen and Arrata.
A Bad End
- Recommended by Ace Of Scarabs and Sect
- Composed of two parts so far:
- Synopsis: The girls of Gensokyo mix the plots of 300 and Mountain of Faith, with Suwako providing commentary.
A Bright Future
- Recommended by Kalle, Zentillion, Vrock8
- Synopsis: Following after the events of Imperishable Night, Kaguya goes Ax-Crazy and wages war against Yukari for leadership over Gensokyo. Meanwhile, Marisa eats some crazy mushrooms and accidentally destroys the Scarlet Devil Mansion.
by Uni Mate
- Recommended by: Ruki Motomiya, Mista Smegheneghan
- Synopsis: A collection of stories around the world of Gensoukyou, primarily focused upon the cast of The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil. It explores the relationships of all the characters, the first one and the one linked deals with Meiling taking Flandre out for a night of fun while Sakuya and Remilia are away. Links to the rest of the series can be found in the link above, though note that A Bright Future 3 may be hard to navigate due to it's Choose Your Own Adventure style. You can also find Mountain of Faith based works in that link, set in the same universe by the same artist.
The Advent Cirno
series by One Night Stand (Yoshitaka Ushiki)
Alice and the City of Puppeteers
- Recommended by: Gunbazca, Hylarn, Gearframe
- Synopsis: Ever wonder what will happen if Touhou happened in the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children world? Well, this is what will happen.
- Pairing(s): None on the main characters, although there are some MariAri later on.
by Gensou Koumuten
Assassin's Creed 9
- Recommended by: Shinji117
- ' Synopsis: Alice visits her old teacher's studio, after learning he has fallen sick with a deadly disease that needs a puppeteer magician to cure.
At The Moriya Shrine
- Recommended by: Chabal2
- ' Synopsis: Seeking revenge on the Bad Apple-seeking Templars who killed her friend Daiyousei, Cirno becomes an Assassin. It's as awesome as it sounds.
by Gensou Koumuten
The Beauty of Scarlet
- Recommended by: Major Tom
- Synopsis: A view in the daily life at the Moriya Shrine.
Because Cirno-chan is the Strongest
- Recommended by: Materioptikon
- Synopsis: Who exactly is Hong Meiling and how did she come to serve Remilia Scarlet? And most interestingly... how did Gensokyo react to the Scarlet Devil Mansion?
by Asatsuki Dou,
- Recommended by Hylarn, Andyzero, Fawriel, Taker Foxx
- Synopsis: The story of how Cirno and Daiyousei met, and what came from that
Cirno Caught A Cold
- Recommended by: Tacitus, Extraintrovert, Shortcake, Mewseeker, Julyjack73, Prime32
- Synopsis: A prequel to Subterranean Animism, concerning the Satori sisters and their pets. Witness the light-hearted antics of Rin and Utsuho, before they could take human form... as well as Koishi's self-imposed exile, and Utsuho being placed on the road to disaster. The rest of the SA crew rounds out the cast, as does a certain pair of meddling goddesses.
Days Woven with Illusion ~Tiny, Tiny Daiyousei
and Days Woven From Illusion ~The Wind Charmer Shrine Maiden
by Gensou Koumuten
Diamond In The Rough
- Recommended by: Shinji117
- Synopsis: The first has Daiyousei trying to save a nearly drowned dog and nearly drowning herself. Includes one OC and Keine. The second, developments have lead to the development of the electric train. Unfortunately, this means the steam train is no longer needed. Sanae, having grown up with the old train, is torn.
- Recommended by Blue Bird, Feng Lengshun
- Synopsis: Brolli Diamondback is going to be killed by the rather passionate celestial Tenshi Hinanawi. Flash back to three months ago to learn he is a normal, if shallow and selfish, high school student, interested in the strange noises everyone's been hearing and the numerous disappearances around the school. Brolli gets an up-close look at where the noise is coming from: the border demon Yukari Yakumo, who offers him a trip to the land of Gensokyo so he can unlock limitless power. With nothing to lose (even though he had a decent life back home), he embarks on a quest to become the most powerful being in Gensokyo. Needless to say, it does not end well.
- Comments: A deconstruction of the usual formula of self-inserting oneself into the world of Gensokyo. It is a good story that this troper thinks should be watched by all Touhou Fanfiction Authors. Despite being only Walfas, it uses the ability of it to the limits, though it still not on the level of his Love Hina works in terms of technique.
- Has a trope page: Diamond In The Rough
The End Of The Maiden's Illusion
- Recommended by DocAstaroth, TwoGunAngel, Hylarn
- Synopsis: A beautiful drawn story about Patchouli Knowledge and her familiar Koakuma dealing with a literal Bookworm in the Voile Library. Part 1, Part 2 Part 3
Fantasy Kaleidoscope - The Spring Snow Incident
- Recommended by: Major Tom
- Synopsis: A children's book story about Cirno and Suwako forging the strongest bond of all: Friendship.
and "Fantasy Kaleidoscope - The Scarlet Mist incident
The Flower that Revolves with the Sun
- Recommended by: Aegeus, Umbra Fractus
- Synopsis: A fanmade anime adaptation of Perfect Cherry Blossom, and The Embodiment of the Scarlet Devil.
The Flying Dutchman
- Recommended by: Tacitus, Extraintrovert
- Synopsis: There's another Yuuka about, and not because of a Dual Spark - a youkai that looks for all the world like a child-sized version of Yuuka Kazami has turned up in the Garden of the Sun, to the bafflement of its inhabitant and the rest of Gensoukyou. Everyone quickly takes a liking to this "Youka", but what's really going on here, and how long can it last?
by Chihiro (Kemonomichi)
Gensoukyou Great Sports Day - 200 Yojana in a flash
- Recommended by TwoGunAngel
- Synopsis: Another beautifully drawn story about Sakuya being drawn into the old tale of the Flying Dutchman and dealing with its undead crew as only Sakuya can.
by nanaroku (fortress47), a.k.a. kuroneko1911a1.
- Recommended by Andyzero, Selryam, Sparrowhawk
- Synopsis: It began with an innocent question. "Just how fast is 200 Yojana in one second? (Protip: 2808x10 to the 5th power kilometers per hour aka really, really, really fast). It lead to an epic quest for Youmu to go from Kid Samurai to Samurai; and there's more than one hand manipulating things to give her that challenge.
by Gensou Koumuten
- Recommended by Tacitus, Extraintrovert, Deelles, Shinji117
- Synopsis: In an Alternate Universe where Gensoukyou wasn't alone in its seal; youkai, humans and many, many other creatures live together in harmony, advancing civilisation to unprecedented levels. Amongst this, an elderly postman makes deliveries to other characters, while life happens around him.
Girl Of The Dusk
- Recommended by: Gunbazca
- Synopsis: Imagine Gensokyo. Then imagine that it's not located in Japan, but in the United States (ostensibly the Pacific Northwest), with all of its implications. Then you have this comic series.
by Gensou Koumuten
Hang In There Kogasa San
- Recommended by: Major Tom, Andyzero, Deelles, Extraintrovert, Shinji117
- Synopsis: Humans that can't have children often adopt child-like youkai, treating them as their own. One couple adopts Rumia and they live together peacefully for many years, but neither are aware of the darkness she carries within...
By Mizuki Hitoshi (Link
The Iron of Yin and Yang
by Mr. Pavlov. Based on
the 46 episode (+extras) video series by hiro.
** Has its own page
Jenga at the SDM
The King of Moriya
Koishi the Loving Gourmet
- Recommended by: Person With Many Aliases
- Synopsis: An origin story for Suwako and Kanako, set in the far past.
Kuvalauta / Apokalauta Touhou 4-koma stripsnote
- Recommended by Hylarn
- Synopsis: Koishi goes around Gensoukyou eating food without people noticing. A pastiche of the manga The Lonely Gourmet by Jiro Taniguchi.
Life of Maid
- Recommended by: Dracula On A Bike, Kalle, Umbra Fractus
- Synopsis: A yonkoma Gag Series originating from Finnish imageboards, featuring puns, references to Internet memes (not only fandom-specific ones), running gags, sight gags, and amusing character interactions.
by Colonel Aki
by Kogama Shigeru
Manga of My Memories of Playing Touhou
- Recommended by: Major Tom, Kryptik, Selryam
- Synopsis: In an alternate universe of sorts this is the story of Reisen Inaba (the eponymous 'Mamange') raising the Eientei crew as her daughters.
Meiling and Reisen Fight It Out
by wasabi shoujo (a.k.a. mo38mo)
Miracle China Day
- Recommended by Two Gun Angel
- Synopsis: Reisen's PTSD from the Lunar Wars drives her over the edge, and Meiling has to stop her before she goes omnicidal.
Mistress' Home Party Epic Battle The Young Mistress' Epic Homestay Battle
- Recommended by: Gearframe
- Synopsis: A comedic day in the life of a humble gate guard after she eats a strange mushroom.
, and Young Mistress' Big Homework Battle
Moriya Family Cosplay Theater
- Recommended by: Extraintrovert, Sonic GTR, Brickman, Gearframe, Selryam
- Synopsis: While there are other stories occurring simultaneously, these three works mostly follow the growing friendship between Flandre and
Moko-Moko Onii-chan Mokou and the situations in which they find themselves, from a party at the Scarlet Mansion to a disastrous playdate to Flandre's first day at school.
Myon Myon Typhoon
- Recommended by Sparrowhawk
- This is a series of comics presented as Fan Vids by the mysterious and elusive Adonmaru (he doesn't even have a pixiv page).
- Caution: No English translation exists. I'd do it myself, but my Japanese is half-baked at best.
- Rating: YMMV on whether this is SFW. There's no nudity and no overtly sexual situations, but there are a couple of Furo Scenes and characters occasionally wear swimsuits/revealing outfits.
- Synopsis: The series consists of semi-self-contained comedic Slice of Life stories which usually revolve around the Moriya Shrine gang. Various other characters appear, and occasionally guest-star.
- Comment: This series is really popular on Nico Nico for a reason. Sanae's thoughtlessness is played for some utterly hilarious moments, usually at Kanako and Suwako's expense - meanwhile, Kanako as depicted here is absolutely, absolutely adorable while never being unrecognizably OOC. But of course, the three of them do genuinely love each other in the end... sort of (hint: whenever the series gets too heartwarming, expect a comedic Mood Whiplash). Oh, and the artwork, while sketchy, is quite lovely.
- Bonus: Embarrassed Kanako in various cosplay outfits.
- Adonmaru's Nico Nico mylist can be found here, and contains all the videos.
- For those without Nico Nico accounts, the first in the series, "The Twilight Of The Gods", can be found on Youtube here.
- Recommended by Tacitus
- Synopsis: Following the events of Ten Desires, Youmu Konpaku realizes that she lost something over the course of her adventure, and must retrace her steps to find it. Features the smash debut of Yuyuko Astral.
by Mattari Yufi
- Reccomended by N Troper
- Synopsis: A Touhou/Pokémon Crossover. Yuuka is living with a Bulbasaur. Hilarity Ensues. Many other residents of Gensokyo also find themselves with Pokémon partners fitting a personal motif for each of them. A very heartwarming Slice of Life with the usual Touhou hijinks.
by Mori no Hon
- Omoito Eins, Zwei, Drei, Vier.
- Recommended by: Double Trouble, Person With Many Aliases, Kwsn, Hylarn
- Synopsis: Alice's lesser known doll has started to gain some sentience!
- Eins: Marisa finds out that Hourai isn't just an ordinary doll...
- Zwei: As winter closes in, a certain anonymous friend struggles to make the best gift for Alice...
- Drei: Things seem to be normal, until Yuuka sends a certain someone to Alice's household, causing the fragile house of cards to collapse...
- Vier: In a grand finale, Alice sets out to right things once and for all, and remember what "Friendship" means...
Translated by ANDT01345 (main series) and jorwil (sequel).
- Recommended by: Mirage, TracerK, SLthePyro
- Synopsis: A story from when Reimu Hakurei was still small, and the flesh eating youkai Rumia was still big.
Road of Recollection
- Recommended by: Noxshade
- Synopsis: From the author of the (very funny) Finnish Touhou 4koma comes a (very sad) story of the origin of the Prismriver sisters.
- Recommended by: Hylarn
- Synopsis: Koishi sees many sights from Gensoukyou's past, and her own history with her sister.
So Tonight, I'll Overlook It
- Recommended by Mirrinus, Brickman
- Synopsis: Another well-made fangame, this time a conquest simulator RPG along the lines of Sengoku Rance (except family friendly). Reimu and Marisa are roped into Yukari's mysterious competition between the many factions of Gensokyo.
- A text-based Let's Play of this game, which more or less includes the game's script in its entirety, can be found here.
Spring Snow and Flowery Winter
- Recommended by DocAstaroth, Hylarn
- Synopsis: Something is strange with Sakuya's eyes recently. What could be the reason and what can the chief maid do against it?
by Colorful Cube
- Recommended by Pata Hikari
- Synopsis: Spring is coming. Sadly, for Cirno, that means Letty must leave.
by dei shirou
Though the Wind Cries
- Recommended by: Andyzero, Umbra Fractus
- Synopsis: Yukari discovers the classic wrestling manga "Kinnikuman" and decides to host a tag-team wrestling tournament. The residents of Gensokyo begin to pair off and train.
) by Iyokan
- Recommended by the Ace Of Scarabs, matteste
- Mature content rating warning
- Synopsis: A very in-depth look at Suwako's backstory, and why Kanako ultimately let her stay in Moriya Shrine despite her defeat.
- Recommended by: shade6116
- Synopsis: Adaptations of the final and Extra boss fights in Embodiment of Scarlet Devil and Perfect Cherry Blossom. The animation is some of the most amazing this troper's ever seen. Currently the fight with Yukari is in the works.
Touhou Battle Royale
- Recommended by: Major Tom, Selryam
- Synopsis: The sukima monster has come to claim Gensokyo's youth! Will our band of brave heroes rise up to defeat it?
by Bomber Grape
Touhou Festival Report Manga Series
- Recommended by Sonic GTR, Selryam
- Synopsys: Follow the serendipitous misadventures of Warugaki, one of the Touhou fandom's best new artists, on his trips to Touhou doujinshi conventions with his doujin circle, Drill Secret Affair. However, instead of drawing himself, he uses Remilia Scarlet as his avatar and his friends as Yuuka, Aya, Nazrin, Ichirin, and Jagi. Celebrating Making the Daily Ranking is included because it is more or less the same thing but having to do with Pixiv.
by Sora no Amagumo
- Recommended by: Tacitus
- Synopsis: A 4koma series centered around Reimu Hakurei, with a twist - she doesn't have a single line of dialogue. This turns out to work out really well, with this incarnation of Reimu being hailed as one of the most adorable in all the fandom.
, by mewarrow
Touhou Mecha: Hell's Rising
- Recommended by the Ace Of Scarabs.
- Synopsis: A now-complete Webcomic, it focuses on Utsuho and quite a few of the Subterranean Animism characters, covering the events surrounding Utsuho's acquiring of her Ultimate Power, with a Magical Girl twist to the Incident-resolving Heroine teams.
- Recommended by the Ace Of Scarabs
- Synopsis: A retelling of the events before and during Subterranean Animism, with Humongous Mecha, in webcomic form.
- It's now going to be completed in Visual Novel form. It can be found here.
by S, translated by vgperson
Touhou Tonari Two by this side, three by the other side
by Personal Color (Sakuraba Yuuki)
Touhoumon Nuzlocke Challenge
- Recommended by: Septette, matteste, Selryam
- Synopsis: A story focused on Yuyuko, Youmu and Yukari, expanding on the events known from the game Perfect Cherry Blossom and their aftermath.
by Leo Modesto
Udongein vs. Remilia
- Recommended by: raigakuren, Brickman
- Synopsis: A twist on the (in)famous Nuzlocke Challenge but with Touhoumon.
by Imizu (Nitro Unknown)
- Recommended by Two Gun Angel, Selryam
- This doujin comes in three different parts, the first of which is unaccounted for:
- Synopsis: On the selfish whims of Kaguya, Princess of Eientei, Reisen Udongein Inaba is sent to search for a certain book. Reisen gets her master Eirin involved and heads for the Scarlet Devil Mansion. After infiltrating the mansion, she meets up with Marisa, entrusts her as a guide, and arrives at the Great Library of Voile, where she obtains the book with the permission of Patchouli. Just when she thinks she's completed her mission in secret, however, she is discovered by the mistress of the mansion and her chief maid, and a battle of awesome proportions is about to commence...
- Recommended by Shinji117
- This comes in three parts: first, second and third
- Synopsis: A Yuuka-focused comic that takes a less Axe Crazy portrayal of her, showing her interactions with an ordinary human.
by Mori no Hon
Youmu vs. Udongein
by Imizu (Nitro Unknown)
- Recommended by: Recon5
- Synopsis: Youmu gets a day off and decides to go shopping in the Human Village. She runs into Reisen and they fight over something. That's about all there is to it but it's more than enough!