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    Eika Ebisu 
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The Miscarried Riverbed Idol
Eika Ebisu

A spirit of a miscarried child who became a god, and leads her fellow mizuko, the miscarried, stillborn, and aborted spirits of Children's Limbo. She's a master of stacking stones.


  • Adult Fear: Her core concept, being the spirit of a miscarried infant in Children's Limbo together with the spirits of the other infants who never made it to full term. Junko may well be the only other Touhou character who goes anywhere near this, with the loss of her son.
  • Alternate Character Reading: In the demo, her name is given as Eika in her intro card, but Youka in the boss bar; the full game corrects it to Eika in the boss bar.
  • Animal Motifs: Her design is meant to evoke a jellyfish, and her leitmotif is even called "Jelly Stone".
  • Cheerful Child: Despite her origins she's described as always cheerful.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She gives the following line after she's told the protagonists are going to hell.
    Eika: Oh, you're going to hell? Sounds about right for someone like you.
  • The Leader: Something of a leader for her fellow mizuko, as she turned their pointless busywork of constantly stacking stones into something fun and meaningful thanks to her skill at it.
  • Leitmotif: "Jelly Stone".
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: The spirit of a miscarried child.
  • Our Gods Are Different: She happens to be a god of fortune, and her surname is likely a reference to Ebisu of the Seven Lucky Gods.
  • Serious Business: Her stacked stones. She threatens to kill the protagonists for barging in and toppling the piles with genuine fury. Justified in a sense as those stone piles mean a lot to the mizuko she's looking after.
  • Undead Child: Since she's a ghost, although she lacks the creepiness usually associated with the trope.
  • Unusual Ears: Outsized ear lobes, referencing visual depictions of both Ebisu of the Seven Lucky Gods and Jizō, the guardian of mizuko.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Subverted. As per tradition of any Warmup Boss's abilities, being good at stacking stones isn't much of an ability... except in a situation like Eika's, where she's using it to keep her fellow mizuko entertained.
  • Younger Than They Look: Looks older than she would've been at her time of death.

    Urumi Ushizaki 
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The Guard Parenting Living Fossils
Urumi Ushizaki

An ushi-oni who used to have people sink into the Sanzu River by having them hold a stone baby statue for her, before Gensokyo's rules against attacking native humans made her run a fishing business on the Sanzu River. Her ability is increasing the weight of nearby objects.


  • Animal Motifs: Has a coat based on the pattern of a Holstein cow hide.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Is only the second character in the series to officially bare her midriff.
  • The Beastmaster: Has tamed numerous giant extinct fish and other extinct denizens of the Sanzu River.
  • Chained by Fashion: Like all the other oni we've seen thus far she has chains on her body, in this case on her left sandal.
  • Horned Humanoid: Comes with being an oni; in her case, she has two cow horns.
  • Leitmotif: "The Stone Baby and the Underwater Cow".
  • Little Bit Beastly: She has a cow's ears, horns and tail.
  • Multicolored Hair: Her right side has grayish hair while her left side is black.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Her surname, Ushizaki, refers to a Sengoku Period death penalty where the offender's limbs would be tied to two or more bulls, who would then run in opposite directions until they were completely dismembered, a punishment better known in the West as being drawn and quartered.
  • Oni: To be more exact she's an ushi-oni (or gyuki in on'yomi reading), a seaborne youkai with the head of an ox and oni-like features, though in Touhou ushi-oni are considered a type of oni in their own right.
  • Pet the Dog: Sometimes she leads people who manage to cross the river by mistake back to the living world.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Zigzagged; it did apply back when she was killing people, but not so much now.
  • Retired Monster: Stopped killing people because it'd been forbidden, and now runs a fishing business.

    Kutaka Niwatari 
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The Clerk God of Hell's Checkpoint
Kutaka Niwatari

A watchman for Higan whose job it is to sort humans and oni into their appropriate living places, who decides to test the humans trying to make their way to Hell upon learning from the Yama about their quest. Her ability is curing throat diseases.


  • Animal Motifs: The red hair on top of her head and her red necktie represent a chicken's comb and wattle respectively.
  • Celestial Bureaucracy: A low-level clerk who works under the Yama.
  • The Ditz: Is literally a birdbrain. In one scenario, she passes on Eiki's warning not to trust the animal spirits too much, but when asked for details, she says she's forgotten them.
  • Head Pet: Has a small chick riding around in her hair.
  • Leitmotif: "Seraphic Chicken".
  • Little Bit Beastly: She has chicken wings and a long Onagadori rooster feather train.
  • Multicolored Hair: She's mostly blonde save for the center of her head having a red fringe.
  • Our Angels Are Different: Apart from her leitmotif being called "Seraphic Chicken", her wing configuration is basically that of an angel's.
  • Our Gods Are Different: Her true identity is that of Niwatari-jin, a god of wild chickens, making her technically more of a jungle fowl.
  • Recurring Boss: Appears again as the Extra stage miniboss.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Has red eyes, but isn't dangerous.
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    Yachie Kicchou 
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Matriarch of the Kiketsu Family
Yachie Kicchou

A jidiao, or tortoise dragon, and leader of the Kiketsu Family of the Animal Realm, who tests the heroines in hell. She has the ability to make people lose the will to fight back.


  • Affably Evil: She's not a very pleasant person, but she acts very polite. With her ability, she doesn't need to act aggressively, anyway. It dips into Faux Affably Evil in the bad endings where she prepares to kill the protagonists for failing to stop Keiki before they convince her not to.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Teams up with the other two animal spirit groups to defeat Keiki.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: One of the main antagonists of the game along with Keiki and Saki. She's the leader of the Kiketsugami or the Supreme Oni group which represents the Otter ghost.
  • The Charmer: She's described as having a level of charisma that's impossible to resist.
  • Compelling Voice: Her power grants her the ability to command others. It's so strong that even strong-willed characters like Reimu and Marisa succumb to it, the latter even calling her by the honorific "Sama" in one of her dialogues.
  • Draconic Humanoid: She has a dragon's horns and tail, but looks human otherwise.
  • Leitmotif: "Tortoise Dragon ~ Fortune and Misfortune"
  • Order Versus Chaos: Yachie, along with the other beast spirits, represent the Chaos side due to their adherence to the Animal Realm's dog-eat-dog society, where the powerful subjugate the weak mercilessly.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: She's a jidiao, a legendary half-tortoise, half-dragon creature from Chinese mythology.
  • The Queenpin: The leader of the Kiketsu Family, she's notably more mafia-like than Saki. She's a mysterious, charismatic schemer, and as seen in the bad endings, won't even hesitate to dispose of you if she sees no value in you.
  • Species Surname: "Kicchou" is both her surname and the name of her species.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her surname, Kicchou, is a Japanese reading of the characters for "jidiao", doubling as a Species Surname.
  • You Have Failed Me: In the bad endings she prepares to kill the protagonists for failing to stop Keiki until they convince her to give them a second chance.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Sends animal spirits to the Human World in order to get someone to take on Keiki and her army of idols for them by pretending to invade, but if they end up actually taking over that's perfectly fine with her.

    Mayumi Joutouguu 
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Haniwa Lance Corporal
Mayumi Joutouguu

A haniwa that serves as the leader of the Clay Army of the Primate Garden. Her ability is turning loyalty into strength.


  • Ability Mixing: In her first spellcard, she summons haniwa archers. In the second, she summons swordsmen, and in the third, horsemen. For the fourth, she summons all of them at once.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent: Being a haniwa youkai with said clay figure being a part of her spell cards, she is the Touhou equivalent of Sukune Katano.
  • Animal Motifs: Her hair ribbons resemble rabbit ears.
  • Art Imitates Art: Her artwork is directly lifted from the Haniwa Warrior figure, right down to the pose.
  • Bishōnen Line: Unlike the other haniwa she's fully humanoid.
  • The Dragon: To Keiki. She commands the Clay Soldiers Keiki creates to protect the human spirits from the animal spirits.
  • Flunky Boss: She fights alongside her hordes of haniwa soldiers and uses them in her spell cards.
  • Hero Antagonist: She and Keiki just want to protect the human spirits from the Animal Spirits.
  • Living Statue: She is a living haniwa, a clay figure from Japan's Kofun period used in rituals and funerary rites.
  • Meaningful Name: Mayumi is a given name that means "polished bow", suitable for an archer, while "Joutou" refers to a type of sword commonly depicted on haniwa soldier statues.
  • The Musketeer: Is skilled in swordsmanship, archery, and horsemanship, and uses these skills in her spell cards.
  • Leitmotif: "Joutounin of Ceramics"
  • Recurring Boss: Is fought as the Stage 5 Boss and Stage 6 miniboss.
  • Undying Loyalty: Is completely loyal to Keiki, and her ability even makes her stronger through loyalty.

    Keiki Haniyasushin 
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The Sculptor God Crafted by Utter Isolation
Keiki Haniyasushin

Mayumi's master, a god summoned by the human spirits of the Animal Realm to protect them from the beast spirits. Her ability is creating idols.


  • Art Attacker: Her danmaku is shaped after geometric shapes. From her spellcard names, it's implied that she's giving them life (Square-shaped Sculpting Art, Square Creature). There's also the fact that she's the sculptor who created Mayumi and her haniwa army.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: One of the main antagonists of the game alongside Yachie and Saki.
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Was summoned by the faith of the human spirits, and her idols get more powerful with faith.
  • Final Boss: She's the Stage 6 boss.
  • Flunky Boss: Creates haniwa and uses them in some of her spell cards.
  • Gratuitous Latin: The name of the last stage is "Idola Deus" (God of Idols), she calls herself that, and her last spellcard is named "Idola Diabolus".
  • Hero Antagonist: She only wants to protect the human spirits from the animal spirits who treat them as slaves.
  • Leitmotif: "Entrusting this World to Idols ~ Idolatrize World"
  • Meet the New Boss: Yachie's omake notes that due to the human spirits coming to devote themselves to the idols over Keiki, their situation is hardly any different from when they summoned her in the first place.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Keiki falls on the side of Order. She and her idols provide protection to the human spirits, but require constant faith from them, and her army has begun a conquest to bring the entirety of the Animal Realm under her control.
  • Our Gods Are Different: Is based on Haniyasu no kami, an obscure god from the Kojiki born from Izanami's excrement whose name can be translated as "god who kneads clay".
  • Protectorate: The human spirits of the Animal Realm are under her protection.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Her goal to provide the human spirits with protection from their tormentors is noble. Setting out to conquer the entirety of the Animal Realm is a bit excessive. There's also the fact that the expansion of her territory is gradually transforming the Animal Realm from one filled with nature into an industrial jungle.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has light blue hair.

    Saki Kurokoma 
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Matriarch of the Keiga Family
Saki Kurokoma

The head of the Keiga Family of animal spirits, who decides to inspect the Human World after hearing about Keiki's defeat by the heroine. Her ability is unmatched leg strength.


  • Big-Bad Ensemble: One of the main antagonists in the game alongside Yachie and Keiki.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Teams up with Yachie and the other Animal Spirit leader to take down Keiki.
  • Blood Knight: She loves a good fight, and compliments the player character for it. If you're partnered with the Wolf Spirit (her underling), she even tells the spirit to give it their all or else it won't be fun. After you defeat her, she expresses a desire to go to Gensokyo and fight the heroine once more.
  • Bonus Boss: The Extra Boss for Wily Beast and Weakest Creature.
  • Cool Horse: She is a kurokoma, a legendary horse said to be capable of leaping high through the sky. It seems to be conflated with the pegasus in her case. Her theme's name implies that she's the horse Miko rode in the Human World.
  • Cowboy: She is designed with a general cowboy aesthetic. ZUN himself muses in the music notes that the rider should be the cowboy, not the horse.
  • Dumb Muscle: The Wolf Spirit describes her as very strong, but not very intelligent, which is a trait of most members of the Keiga Family.
  • Hot-Blooded: The moment she thinks of doing something, she acts on it, and she's noted to not think things through.
  • Leitmotif: "Prince Shoutoku's Pegasus ~ Dark Pegasus"
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: She is a Yakuza-Cowboy-Pegasus-girl, or a Yakuza-Cowboy-Flying-Horse-girl if you wish to split the Pegasus up further.
  • Pegasus: Well, she's actually a kurokoma, but ZUN seemed to conflate the two. Her theme's name is "Dark Pegasus" and in her pre-battle dialogue she calls herself a "jet-black pegasus".
  • The Queenpin: She's the leader of the Keiga Family. Unlike the crafty Yachie, though, Saki is a Hot-Blooded physical powerhouse, and her group similarly values physical strength.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches all the way down to her ankles.
  • Species Surname: Her species is listed as kurokoma.
  • Stealth Pun: She's a horse. Her hair is styled in a ponytail.
  • Take Over the World: After you take care of Keiki, she gets the idea to not only take over the Animal Realm, but Hell and Gensokyo as well. In the extra stage, you fight her in Hell to stop her invasion.
  • Winged Humanoid: Coming from her identification with the pegasus, and so doubling as Little Bit Beastly.
  • Worthy Opponent: She doesn't like either Kichou or Keiki, but she does respect their strength.

    The Animal Spirits 
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When the animal spirits from Hell invaded Gensokyo, three friendly spirits, the Wolf, the Otter, and the Eagle, betrayed their animal companions and helped the player character to stop the invasion. However, the story is a lie and their true intention is to bring a living human to defeat Keiki in the Animal Realm. Each of them belongs to a different faction. The Wolf is from the Keiga family, the Otter is from the Kiketsu family, and the Eagle is from the Gouyaku Alliance.


  • Attack! Attack... Retreat! Retreat!: Upon ambushing Keiki in the final stage, the beast spirit is invariably overconfident, bragging to Keiki about how the human they’ve recruited will be her undoing. But the second it becomes clear that the conversation has lasted long enough for Keiki to actually start using her sculpting powers, the beast spirit immediately orders the player to retreat; even the prideful eagle and bloodthirsty wolf, and most of the battle is indeed spent running away from Keiki.
  • Battle Aura: When the spirit is talking through the heroine's body, the heroine's portrait is surrounded by a red aura.
  • Big Damn Heroes: When you face Keiki's last two spellcards, they've managed to call their friends to help you out. In gameplay, this translates to a bunch of animal spirit items spawning endlessly.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Each of them is given a specific color in gameplay. Wolf is red, Otter is green, and Eagle is blue.
  • Demonic Possession: They're possessing the heroines, altering their personalities a little. Wolf makes the heroine more savage, Otter makes them timid, and Eagle makes them haughty.
  • Enslaved Tongue: They speak through the heroine's mouth.
  • No Name Given: They are only referred to as Wolf Spirit, Otter Spirit, or Eagle Spirit. Their actual names, or even if they have any, are unknown.
  • Our Spirits Are Different: Animal spirits from the Animal Realm have no physical body. Because of it, they can't do anything against Keiki's idol army, who do have them. Therefore they need a being with a physical body, in this case our heroines, to stand a chance against Keiki.
  • Powers via Possession: You get a different bonus depending on which spirit is possessing you. Wolf makes your focused attacks stronger, while Eagle strengthens unfocused attacks. Otter buffs your spellcards instead.
  • Super Mode: Collecting five spirit items lets you enter Roaring Mode, which gives you more points and survive a hit once. If you collect three of the same spirit items, your shots are also replaced with super powerful attacks. Wolf gives you a stronger version of your focused shot, while Eagle gives you a stronger version of your unfocused shot. Otter doesn't strengthen your attack, but gives a barrier that removes enemy bullets.
  • Symbiotic Possession: According to themselves, at least. They insist that they and the heroines have the same goal and they should fight together. The spirits do treat the heroines respectfully and act friendly towards them.
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    Toutetsu 
Toutetsu

The leader of the Gouyaku Alliance of animal spirits. They make no appearance in the game themselves, but they are mentioned in dialogue. The Eagle Spirit is their minion.


  • Bad Boss: According to Saki, anyway. She mentions that the higher-ups in the Gouyaku Alliance only care about themselves and not their minions.
  • The Ghost: They don't appear in Wily Beast and Weakest Creature, only getting mentioned in the dialogue between Saki and the Eagle Spirit.
  • Our Monsters Are Different: Based on the naming pattern of the animal bosses, they are presumably a toutetsu/tao tie, a Chinese beast said to be an extreme glutton.

Alternative Title(s): Wily Beast And Weakest Creature, Touhou Wily Beast And Weakest Creature

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