The Touhou Fan Animations by MiniWitch3, animated in the create.swf "Walfas" engine.
The Miniverse is made of two series: Mini's Shorts and Wiccan & Swordsgirl.
Mini's Shorts: The misadventures of half-human, half-bird youkai magician Mini, his human roommate and sword prodigy Megumi, a large cast of original characters, plus the canon Touhou cast. The series begins with a lighthearted and comedic tone, focusing on the antics of the characters, Mini's budding romance with Utsuho, and Megumi's rivalry with Remilia Scarlet, but becomes increasingly complex in terms of its use of characters and plotlines. Watch it here.
Wiccan & Swordsgirl: After the events of Mini's Shorts, Mini begins suffering from headaches, nightmares, and other strange phenomena. Between his usual misadventures, Mini tries to find the source of these strange problems, and it seems the answer may have to do with whether he's more human or more youkai. Like Mini's Shorts, it continues the classic Slice of Life style of the previous series, only now it has a much wider story arc and a more serious tone. Watch it here.
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Tropes from both series:
- Accidental Pervert: Hiraku.
- All There in the Manual: Some information can only be found in Mini's official profiles.
- Cerebus Syndrome: The tone becomes more somber and mellow as it goes on.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Megumi, whose parents were killed in the Vampire Incident.
- Eye Catch: They start appearing in later episodes.
- Fantastic Racism: Satori towards Mini for coming from the surface.
- Fantasy Kitchen Sink: Gensokyo, as par for Touhou.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Mini is a half-human, half-crow tengu youkai. To learn magic more quickly, he agreed to become a half-youkai hybrid, which apparently comes with dangerous side-effects. This comes back to bite him in W&S.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Mima. Despite constantly trolling Reimu (and everyone else), she still cares for Mini.
- Knight of Cerebus: Shino.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: It is Touhou, but with the addition of nine original characters.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Ichigo "Nightmare" Hirai. Subverted: she's actually pretty nice.
- Parental Abandonment: Both Mini and Megumi. Mini never knew his real parents, Megumi's parents died in the Vampire Incident.
- Original Flavour: Follows very closely to Touhou Canon whenever it's not focused on the original characters.
- Season Fluidity: Starts off as episodic, but increasingly gains its own continuity, culminating in W&S.
- The Slacker: Hiraku.
- Slice of Life
- Tsundere: Momiji, towards Hiraku. In Episode 3 of W&S, Aya calls Momiji a Tsundere. Then, Momiji digs herself deeper by spouting out tons of typical Tsundere lines.
- Twice Shy: Mini and Utsuho.
Tropes from Mini's Shorts:
- The Cameo: Various episodes feature the Diamondback beasts.
- Funny Background Event: In The Meeting of Two Birds, there is a warhead with backwards writing on it, and a sign above it reading, "I'm backwards. What of if?"
- Hot Springs Episode: A Day At The Springs
- In The Meeting Of Two Birds, Mini was seen wielding a scouter-like digital map device.
- In A Day At The Springs, Koishi's Ax-Crazy antics if something went wrong with her hat is an obvious reference to a certain fan video series.
- Wham Episode: Wounds of the Past, which introduces Shino.
Tropes from Wiccan & Swordsgirl:
- A Day in the Limelight: Each episode focuses on a different character.
- Episode 1 focuses on Mini.
- Episode 2 focuses on Megumi.
- Episode 3 focuses on Hiraku.
- Episode 5 focuses on Netchu, Letchu, and Professor Furukawa.
- All There in the Manual: To those going in blind, many of the events carry over from Mini's Shorts.
- Animation Bump: The animation is much, much more elaborate than Mini's Shorts, and with how elaborate the later episodes got, that's saying something.
- Anime Theme Song
- BFS: Lord Tenma's weapon of choice.
- The Cameo:
- Okami Kobayashi from CrystalGreatSword's Call of the Moon appears in Episode 5.
- From Episode 6, Lloyd Townsend from iShingoYabuki's Lesson of Life, and Walfasers Leon Tekashi, Ethan Rivers, and NoraNekoSparks.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Koakuma has shades of this.
- Darker and Edgier: Compared to Mini's Shorts, but in a good way: W&S is much more mature in the true sense of the word.
- Downer Beginning: Begins with one of Mini's nightmares.
- Establishing Character Moment: Plenty...
- Cirno knocking on the window and crashing through.
- Yuzuki and Nightmare, especially Yuzuki and her chanting of strawberries.
- I Call It "Vera": Megumi's sword, Mangetsu, but it's Youmu's name for it.
- Mama Bear: Mima, to Mini.
- Mathematician's Answer:
- In Episode 3, Hiraku's answer to how he got into the Kappa's lab: using the front door.
- From Episode 4, when Marisa is hanging out in Patchouli's library...Marisa: Why does everyone think I come here to steal books?Mini: Because you always do.
- Overly Nervous Flop Sweat:
- Cirno gets it in Episode 1.
- Aya gets it in Episode 3 when questioned by Lord Tenma.
- P.O.V. Cam: Used numerous times throughout the series.
- Episode 1 begins in Mini's nightmare from his perspective.
- In Episode 6, one of the shots comes from Yukari's perspective.
- Not So Different: Momiji and Hiraku, especially when Hiraku catches Momiji playing games with Nitori.
- Simultaneous Arcs: Episodes 1 and 2 take place at the same time. Episodes 3 and 4 also run very close together.
- The Stinger: From Episode 6.
- Super-Powered Evil Side: Whenever Mini took too much damage or mentally exhausted, he would be unable to surpress his "youkai half" as his consciousness is fading away and his mind being taken over by his "youkai half".
- Wham Shot:
- From Episode 6, Nitori's computer showing what appears to be Mini's vitals becoming more youkai than human.
- Also from Episode 6, Victor teaming up with Shino.