[Hey Nat, I’ll be frank. I was thinking of you when I started this topic. Wanted to open up a place for you (and anyone else who loves Touhou) to talk about it. It really deserves more recognition as it is]
Ah, Touhou; one of my personal favorite fandoms. In my honest opinion, in Japan, Touhou is what MLP is to us in the west. But what is Touhou? If you want the short answer, it’s a “danmaku” or Bullet Hell Shooter (in layman’s terms it’s Galaga on crack and steroids). An entire series of games all made by one reclusive beer loving Japanese guy; Zun. Honestly, a true achievement; no, really
….but if you want a deeper answer…
Hundreds of characters, each with their own personality,a finely crafted fannon that builds upon itself, and entire webs of lore and relationships. As a testament to how engrossing this fandom is, I’ll be honest I have never even played a Touhou game in my life (and if I did I’d probably suck at it) In fact the only reason I even discovered it was through Danbooru.
….Yet, I know almost everything about it…characters, lore, in jokes along with memes, and so much more…and I love it.
So with that out of the way, let the Touhou discussion begin!