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Tadashi "Dash" Rizumu, a drifter with a guitar, finds an ad flier looking for a musician. Little does he know the ad is from Yukari of Gensokyo.

The Chords of Paradise is a Touhou is a fanfic written by Zap797. Can be found here.


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  • Benevolent Boss: Mystia is this to Dash, paying him decently and even letting him take some time off with his friends or when his talents are needed elsewhere.
  • Berserk Button: Dash is very protective of his guitar.
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    • Do not damage Marisa's hat unless you want to get blasted by a Final Spark.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Dash verbally lashes out at Komachi only to regret it when he finds out that she is a shinigami. Luckily, Komachi is laid back enough to not take offense to it but reminds him to be careful with actions.
    • He didn't quite learn his lesson as he verbally lay out against Mokou and end up pushing her berserk button. This time he got blasted for his troubles.
  • Empathy Pet: Shanghai for Alice.
  • Energy Absorption: Dash takes the leaked aura from individuals in the vicinity to play his Aura Songs.
  • Genre Savvy: Marisa, as Dash's flying instructor using his guitar as a medium, actually teaches him how to maintain his balance first before teaching him how to actually fly so that even if circumstances causes him to lose concentration, he won't risk falling.
  • I Call It "Vera": Dash's Guitar is named Arashi.
  • Improbably Female Cast: A given considering it is Touhou, but hilariously lampshaded.
    Dash: What is this?! Is Gensokyo a 'Girls Only Zone' or something?
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  • Non-Action Guy: Despite his fame and ability, Dash never fires a single bullet in the entire story.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Elder Hoshi.
  • Resurrective Immortality: Dash. His soul is in his guitar, so long as it remains safe, he can still come back to life. He will still feel the pain of what would kill him, though.
  • Slice of Life: The story is mostly about Dash going about his life in Gensokyo. There hasn't been an incident since his arrival.
  • The Heart: He is generally a likable guy, and his ability gives him some powers of persuasion.
  • The Rival: Only prevalent for a few chapters but the Prismriver sisters are this to Dash in terms of musical skills.
  • Wham Line: Yuyuko telling Dash that he is not human.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With everyone noticing how close Dash and Alice are, some inquire or assume that they are in a relationship.
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