Well, everyone else is mentioning it, so why not me too? For those of you who (like me) tend to get news a little late, Touhou 13 has been announced under the tentative translation of Mausoleum of Divin Spirits ~ Tend Desires. Most notable is the fact that in addition to Reimu, Marisa, and Sanae, Youmu has been confirmed as a playable character. For more info, see ZUN’s blog post or the thread on Shrine Maiden. Happy Touhou-ing!
It seems that the Touhou community is abuzz with the new Guidelines ZUN posted recently with a lot of concern about what it means for the community at large. Or at least I assume there is. I’ve been gone from the internet for a while so I’m getting information a bit late and from very few sources at the moment. In ZUN’s words, however, the new guidelines are the old guidelines. Keep on keepin’ on because the fan-made work is a large part of what keeps Touhou so interesting!
Lack of posts this past week. A combination of the two tests I had as well as the project due Monday and the lousy internet that just keeps getting worse. I’m going to start trying to upload posts early and have them post at 10 so I don’t have to worry about the internet possibly giving out at a bad time. It’ll also help to make post-times predictable. But that is not what this post is about!
For those of you interested in That Guy with the Glasses or Blistered Thumbs, JewWario has done an episode going over some danmaku games and discusses Touhou for a bit. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, JewWario is an internet… reviewer? Of sorts? Anyway, he hosts a show called You Can Play This that discusses Japanese games, usually that haven’t been ported to other countries, and how they can be played. It’s a pretty interesting show, actually, and being about Japanese games as it is I suppose it was only a matter of time before Touhou came up. Actually, he mostly talks about games that have been ported to the U.S. Still, I find it interesting for Touhou to show up in such a mainstream place. Sure, I know Touhou is all over the internet but it doesn’t seem often you hear it mentioned by name, and That Guy with the Glasses isn’t exactly an obscure site even if JewWario isn’t one of the headliners.
So, yeah, today is pretty much just silly observations about something I found interesting. Oh, also ZUN made an announcement regarding fan-made works that are sold or something. But I guess I’ll talk about that some other time.