What is your professional opinion about Touhou?
Touhou = Old and busted.
CanColle = New Hotness.
I can't beat Youmu in easy mode
Most of the official stuff sucks and the fans carry the whole franchise. All the new games have less content than Imperishable Night and the manga are so boring no one even cares about them.
I literally have absolutely no idea how this shit is so popular.
Unofficial stuff sucks too. Japanese must be the least creative people on the planet. All Touhou doujins are porn, ecchi, shitty comedies or yuri. So original!
Patchouli a best girl.
It's fun. But I'm too scrub to 1cc everything on Lunatic. Only SA, EoSD, and MoF so far.
Gentlemen, how do we stop /jp/?
I want to lick her feet
Why? She isn't different than other bland Touhou characters.
Reisen is best touhou.
Everyone else is dirty slut.
Let's kill their new shit.
Why? Because her shitty fanart pictures make your dick hard?
Most are "fans" are secondary scum. And to actually enjoy the games, you must have some form of autism. Thus all Touhou fans are autistic, with only the benefit of being less vocal than Bronies.
Because I'm serious person and she is portrayed as serious girl. Probably most level-headed touhou.
And I can feel with her being fucked by everyone around her.
Patchy best girl.
>level headed 2hu
I think your picture of Youmu got image swapped
I can't beat any of the games on normal without a game over
>to actually enjoy the games, you must have some form of autism
Oh please, Reisen is a bunny and goes into complete slut mode regularly.
Koishi is pure because she can't feel love and no guys would even be able to notice her
Yukari is pretty.
>most level-headed touhou
All Touhous are level-headed. Except Banki. Some just happen to be less ambitious.
As a professional NEET I must say that I don't really care about Touhou at all.
Imoutos or onee-chans?
We /jp/ now.
Also, Patchy best girl.
Half of them are crazy and remaining half are either lazy or retarded.
Who's the edgiest 2hu?
Since the release of the Subterranean Animism I thought Yuugi would be the one, mainly for fetish-related reasons. However about two years ago I started to feel renewed attraction towards Patchouli Knowledge, my first favourite Touhou. I believe the episode with Yuugi was only something like a phase, adolescence of sorts, which has lead me appreciate the calmness of safety of Patchouli even more.
This thread is a perfect example of the shallowness of Touhou fans. Probably the most superficial and unsophisticated people out there
>let's dump random shit from pixiv xd
>I want to X
Touhoufags in a nutshell. Repulsive.
Those of us who play it talk about it there.
Don't fall to /v/'s argument "But I want to talk about it with YOU guys" keep everything in its board.
How is this different from 90% of threads on /a/.
Then you're selectively applying canon and fanon to suit your preferences.
No Touhou is outright insane. All those "crazy" actions are ambitious political moves (yatagarasu, Buddhists vs Taoists, etc) or playfulness (gathering feast, Yuka's stroll, etc).
100% of Touhoufags is like that and only 90% of threads on /a/. Of course I don't respect anime fans either. But at least anime can have good characters or stories. Touhou is just hollow.
If you listen to some fans you'd think it's the best thing ever. Then you actually get into it and notice how the games are all the same and have almost no content, most of the stuff people told you about characters is fanon stuff they made up and they really are as developed as a wet fart, the art is horrible even in some of the works that are not drawn by ZUN, plots are so shitty that most of the manga don't even attempt to have any plot and ZUN can't even remember what eye colour his characters have. i think the only way to have fun with this series is to be as secondary as possible and just play fangames, read doujinshi and look at art on Pixiv.
The games are fun, but I prefer mechs over little girls so I don't play it often.
Isn't that whole point of Touhou??
>Touhou is just hollow
At least it trigger fans to do something like this aside from supporting the games. Anime fans are totally useless.
And no, Touhou music is widely agreed to be good, not the Originals, but the arrangements.
Call me when they make something like this:
Yes - and? Though the fandom likes having their bloodthirsty maidens and psychotic ramblings, Gensokyo is at worst oppressive towards the human village.
i like the games even with the trumpets and shitty art.
And your point is? The video I posted was made by one person, and he's an amateur that started learning blender to make 3D touhou because the love for it, that's what I was talking about, and we were comparing between Touhou and Anime fans, weren't we?
>fandom likes having their bloodthirsty maidens and psychotic rambling
Wait.. isn't that canon?
My video was made by one person too. And he is Japanese, so Junk Head is technically an anime.
Well my bad then, I visited the member page of his homepage and thought there were 3.
Anyway when they become better at drawing or making 3D videos, they will stop making non-profit Touhou pvs, they would just move on and start making money instead. So I don't think there would be any top quality Touhou pv.
Nope. Canonically, the closest thing to "bloodthirsty" is the Scarlets, in diet rather than nature - they're actually quite civil. Hostilities are expressed through sly talk and trading favors for another party's disadvantage. Even danmaku is a "to the pain" sport, so there can be no all-out fights. For youkai, Gensokyo is a peaceful paradise.
Am I supposed to be impressed by these pictures or something?
Dolls without personality.
But the psychotic ramblings fits to the T.
I enjoy fapping to Patchouli and to a lesser degree Tewi.
That's all really.
If ZUN doesn't go jew mode and accept a Touhou anime, or at least make a game with better music, I think Touhou will die soon.
How about Touhou anime adaption by DEEN?
Tell me it's just me, but whichever artists is drawing these makes their breast sag really low. It may be how it is realistically, but damn.
The games are really enjoyable once you get into them and the music is amazing. I don´t care for much of the fanworks though.
Because they have power? They've had that power fur hundreds or even thousands of years, so most of them are tired of bickering, preferring the subtitles of politic or danmaku's artistry. Those who want a crude fight are reigned in by the majority which doesn't.
Technically, Touhou has a few running manga, so it can be discussed on /a/ right? As long as we keep it on topic.
yeah wild and horned hermit is really good
forbidden scrollery is kind of meh imo
Notice how people never post any official stuff if they tell you about how awesome Touhou is. That really says more than enough.
Touhou has been /a/ relevant for a long time.
No. We need OVA where each episode is done by different studio with different theme and different characters.
Moe SoL by KyoAni. Sureal talking by SHAFT. Scenery porn byt Makoto Shinkai. Some action flick by A-1. Etc..
Same here, but I wish the artist of Forbidden scrollery draw the art for Wild and horned hermit, his art is really detailed and beautiful
Yes, but when have you ever seen it discussed on-topic on /a/? I think I've seen literally one Wild and Horned Hermit thread.
Oh, and I suppose characters that are from the manga would be fair as well, like Kasen and the Three Fairies.
Danmaku battle by Sunrise.
I absolutely loved SSiB, and was shocked to find out my opinion is apparently a minority. Their faces are simply cute.
I have saw a few other Touhou manga dump, but well keeping Touhou on topic is impossible consider the retarded fanbase.
They can go full Itano Circus on that one..
Do you think the series will outlive Zun?
SSiB was a good read too
Futa was the worst thing that could have happened to Touhou, and every other franchise. Why do people draw this and not more abuse/gore doujins?
Typical fan of Touhou.
I don't particularly care about the fanfiction, but I like the games, the music and the characters' dialogs. It's an interesting take on Eastern mythology, and you basically create your own 2hu universe because most things are left for your own interpretation, which is good IMO. This can't work for everything, but it works for the series.
Like anything fiction in life, it can be very much enjoyable as long as you don't take it seriously to the point of life and death.
>Like anything fiction in life, it can be very much enjoyable as long as you don't take it seriously to the point of life and death.
As long as you're just brainless casual.
basically japan's MLP
Nah man, we've started taking everything way too seriously. Especially fiction.
I disagree. I prefer when people take their hobby seriously.
HOLY SHIT ANON, you suck
>you basically create your own 2hu universe
That's the typical excuse made by secondaries to ignore everything in favor of their headcanon. It's also known as Black Tewi and not a thing you should do if you call yourself a fan.
My reflexes are too terrible for the games, I can't even get past the 4th bosses on any of the games on easy mode. I'm that fucking bad.
I do really love the universe though. Since I can't play the games with my level of autism I instead chose to become a first class secondary and have read all canon material.
I've played all of the games up to 13 but I just masturbate to the characters now.
It seems like fun and games until you've seen a primary go into "self-righteous, elitist lecturing mode" when talking down to someone who's complaining about how Hard mode is hard. "Until you've worked as hard as -I've- worked, you have no right to complain!"
I've seen less entitlement from blue-collar oil-rig workers who think all black people are social parasites.
>not a thing you should do if you call yourself a fan
Because anything but exactly by canon is WRONG and BAD. There is no reason to imagine things for imagination's sake.
PC98 games - Pretty fun shooters, despite how ugly they are.
EOSD - Easy to get lives and bombs, weird patterns.
PCB - Smoother than EOSD, cherry system is one of my favorite scoring systems.
IN - Even Lunatic is kinda easy. The slowest bullets in the series.
POFV/STB - Fuck these weird games
MOF - Nothing about this game feels really special to me gameplay wise. It feels very stripped down and basic.
SA - Holy fuck, this game kicks me in the dick over and over. Ridiculously hard.
UFO - Scoring system is insane, gets even worse on lunatic. One of these days I'm gonna figure it out and do a proper run.
DS - Another weird game.
GFW - It's really fun freezing bullets, but the game is over too quick.
TD - Boring, easy, music sucks. My least favorite of the series and I think the trance system is a bastard child of espgaluda.
DDC - So easy to earn lives and bombs, but the game is actually fun again.
That's my professional opinion.
Relocate your shitty opinion to the proper board.
Are you even listening m8? I'm talking about taking things too seriously. Not just seriously.
TD is as bland and shitty as it gets except for Miko and Mamizou
>not liking Desire Drive
Shit taste right there.
And comparing trance to Espgaluda is a fucking stretch
Personally, I love all of the TD stage music, but the boss music doesn't take itself seriously one bit--only Toyosatomimi no Miko has a theme that gets me pumped up.
I like the little blob abuse things, but I can never find any in english.
Isn't it pretty much replaced by Kancolle?
Most people who talk about what they imagine fall right into this and that's about as stupid as it gets.
>my first TD playthrough
>Stage music turns the bass up to max and pumps you the fuck up
>Boss pops up
>"Fuck yeah, it's Yuyuko/a zombie/a hermit/a mythological figure!!"
>Boss music has all of the 'epic scale' of a game of apples to apples
Rigid paradise is good, though. True Administrator and Futatsuwa are also good.
TD has some of the best stage themes as well.
I find it sad that someone can read this and get anything out of it other than lewd thoughts because of Tewi's thigh gap.
That said, Black Tewi is cherrypicking. For a much better example, look at Yukari. How old do you think she looks? What about her breast size?
True Adminstrator is awesome and deftly composed. However, on scale, it feels more like a typical Stage 5 boss theme--compare to Faith is for the Transient People.
True administrator is damn amazing that start up is cool
True Administrator seemed to lack the loud showy vibes of a lot of the previous Stage 6 bosses but there's this amazingly intense undercurrent.
Can't remember what spellcard it's called but it's the one where she's firing all those large rainbow-colored orbs at you and the music just gets really fucking intense; the card's not particularly difficult but you always have to be moving and it fits the music so damn perfectly that I forget how annoying most of TD's gameplay is.
I agree there. Gameplay syncing is one of the best parts of Touhou music. I feel sorry for secondaries who will never feel that endorphin rush as they listen to a stage song and think, "this is where the midboss comes in and shit goes down".
I have a hard time getting into the music scene because of this. For example, whenever an arrange Lunatic Princess or Immortal Smoke starts playing, I pause it and open up IN, because I'd rather play Mokou and feel the intensity through experience rather than go through it in my imagination.
One of the reasons Capital City of Flowers in the Sky is so high up on my favourites. That entire stage is this weird mix of lovely and adrenaline-pumping.
And then the Prismrivers show up and harsh on my buzz.
PCB is the loveliest game, that's for sure. DDC assured me that he does in fact know still what he's doing musically, but I hope the next game takes a less upbeat atmosphere than the last several games have had.
Shut up Black Tewi. Or I will rape you.
If you play Byakuren on Easy the song will sync almost perfectly with the fight, but it loses it when she uses Superhuman Hijiri.
Competent Danmaku, but not the most difficult thing.
Why is that Mahjong game so ridiculously rigged?
It's impossible to actually win later on.
Remilia ojou-sama is my favorite.
Is it a danmaku with cute girls?
My only gripe is that ZUN is a shitty coder so the games crash 50-80% of the time in Wine.
Love the Touhou games.
Love the Touhou mangas.
Love the Touhou music, especially the rockier cover "bands" like Iron Mountain and Crow's Claw.
Love the Touhou characters. Most of them at least.
Love what the fandom has done with said characters.
Touhou wasn't the first game with a simple formula to seemingly blow up at random, wasn't the last either.
Okuu is my favorite boss battle of all time.
How does one get into 2hu games?
Are the fighting games good?
She's a nightmare with black box mod.
>Are the fighting games good?
They're decent, the Danmaku are better, though
But what if I suck at bullet hell?
They're pretty fun.
People just whine because they're not super complex or difficult to play mechanics wise.
Suck it up.
Actually, there is the Mask touhou who begins crazy, and goes into rehab.
Touhou is one of the easy mode bullet hells, so...
Or, more probably, Touhou was made for Window operating systems.
No, most windows programs work fine in Wine. It has to do with the libraries used and code patterns, etc. Unstable code is unstable.
Quite a few very complex games and programs work perfectly in Wine, but a simple 2D shooter crashes? That's bad code, mate.
Play on easy modo.
Why do 2hus wear silly hats ?
Dat KoumaDen artwork
If it was unstable code wouldn't it crash in Windows? I've never had a Touhou game crash once in the operating system it was written for, I don't know what else to call that other than functional.
You just think they're shitty because you lack a good sense of style.
i want to fuck bunny.
Yeah. Why the fuck doesn't ZUN allow it?
Studios will get rich. ZUN will get rich. And fans will get their high-quality Touhou anime.
Its win-win situation. Especially when Touhou is getting buttfucked by moe battleships.
What is Suika like when she's sober?
I think the reason ZUN made 2hou is really cute.
ZUN doesn't do it for secondaries, sorry.
I'm a casualfag when it comes to Touhou.
Love the concept
Love the music
Love how productive the fanbase is.
Even if the only games I've actually played are PCB and KoumaDen II.
Not that guy, but I've had the games freeze/crash on startup occasionally. It was usually the older games like 6, 7, and 8, the ones after that seem to be more stable.
Also I don't like the autopatcher. Not only does it not work well with Steam, I just prefer having the patches in solid iterations instead of a continuous "work-in-progress" kind of thing.
Needs more well-illustrated futa doujins.
Has TEX-MEX done one where futa Kaguya areps Mokou?
Every time I post this, people always ask about the manga source instead of the poor Korean boy who's mother discovered his dickgirl stash
Never change 4chan
Do you guys really think that Kancolle is going to replace Touhou in popularity? Be honest.
Pachacuti a best leader
I think Kancolle will get popular but not at the levels that Touhou has reached. Touhou is probably counting like tens of thousands of doujins, hundreds of fan made games and hundreds of remixers dedicated to just Touhou music.
I don't think it'll be popular forever but it's definitely set the bar pretty high for new franchises to follow.
>One day all of the things you like will fade into obscurity
This also happened.
I didn't even know what the fuck Kancolle was until I started visiting /a/
By contrast, I kept on seeing Touhou characters everywhere years before I even knew what it was.
>the poor Korean boy who's mother discovered his dickgirl stash
>"Aren't girls with peens just men? From Mom
I can't into moonspeak
Who Soku here?
Not enough Mima lately.
Which 2hu could beat Yuuki in a Headbutting contest?
The games are good, but the actual community of players is fucking terrible, and this is coming from someone who has been interacting with some of the better/best western players for a good two-three years now. If you're going to get into playing the games, stay as removed as you can from the community. Submit some scores or whatever, but don't try to fit in.
and yet you come here to a anime and manga image board...
>stay as removed as you can from the community.
This. Best advice for anything touhou-related. The community is terrible.
Also Remilia is best girl and 110% waifu material. Also has a lot of personality and got a lot of characterization by touhou standards since she appears in so many canon sources.
Kancolle won't last more than 2 years.
Great characters, great setting, great music.
Wasted opportunity thanks to ZUN being a fag.
I like some of the character designs, haven't played all the games but they are 2hard4me.
I would gladly watch an 2hoe anime.
>And fans will get their high-quality Touhou anime.
The anime would cause more harm than benefit to the fandom and most somewhat serious fans know that.
>Its win-win situation.
Not for the fans who care about canon and the concept as a whole.
>Especially when Touhou is getting buttfucked by moe battleships.
Touhou is still a whole lot more popular than KanColle. Touhou still had twice as many circles at C85 compared to KanColle.
>There are people on /a/ RIGHT NOW who can't 1cc a touhou game on Normal.
Which game should I start play first?
It's not the easiest, but it's the most basic.
It has none of that special bullshit from the other games, like borders in PCB or collecting time items in IN, it's just basic memorization of patterns and dodging. It sets you up for the other games and serves as a decent starting point.
Have you ever played an STG before? Start with any of them.
If you have not; EoSD, PCB, and MoF are great starting points for varying reasons. After you can clear (1CC) one or all of those on Normal, try IN, TD, and DDC, after you can do one or all of those games, tackle SA and UFO.
Good luck, and hold shift for focused movement.
Not Imperishable Night
start with 6 and work your way from there.
play on easy first, maybe, but move on to Normal once you start to understand how to play the game. don't worry if you can't even 1cc easy, just get to practicing normal asap.
and play through as far as you can with as many continues as it takes. keep practicing, and eventually you'll be able to 1cc it (1 credit-clear = beat without using a continue).
then, move on to the next game.
or, if you just want to get a quick look at the series so that the fan material will make more sense, play the games 6-11, as most of the popular characters are from there. just rush through them on easy mode or whatever. then, watch the M-1 Gran Prix series, it'll give you a good dose of characterization and voices.
>then, watch the M-1 Gran Prix series, it'll give you a good dose of characterization and voices.
I liked your post until this sentence.
Now I hate you.
The M-1 Grand Prix is fine, but the voices aren't canon and please for the love of god don't take the characterizations from there as canon, holy shit.
I see 6 recommended a lot but iirc it requires you to play normal to get the final stage, maybe 7 and up would be a better experience for newbies.
>it'll give you a good dose of characterization
If you want to become a tertiary shitstain.
Easymode babbies aren't worthy of Remilia's time, so the game just refuses to let you into stage 6 on easy.
But you should be playing on normal as soon as you understand the basics of the game anyway. I really don't recommend playing any 2hu game on easy. It destroys the entire experience.
>if you just want to get a quick look at the series so that the fan material will make more sense
if he just "wants to get into touhou" as in "understand all the fanart and memes I see thrown around" then something like the M-1 features a lot of characters and gives background/context for a lot of fanon shit. if you WANT to become a secondary, then that's just about the quickest way to jump into it.
I heavily recommend actually playing the fucking games, of course.
EoSD has less bullets, but wider and faster.
PCB is where danmaku is taken to the extreme--bullets are slow and thin as fuck and overwhelm you with sheer volume.
Either one is a good base.
Comiket: I'm getting very tired of listening to the 100th arrange of the same song.
Games are fun, but too difficult for my slow reactions.
About Cancolle, unfortunately it cannot hold a candle to 2hu.
I think it's best to start on Normal and move down to Easy if you're interested in completing the game rather than learning quicker.
>EoSD has less bullets, but wider and faster.
>PCB is where danmaku is taken to the extreme--bullets are slow and thin as fuck and overwhelm you with sheer volume
I'd still say PCB is overall easier, especially once you learn to time borders.
Or maybe it was only like that for me. But Sakuya and Remilia are nightmare bosses on higher difficulties. Those fucking knife hitboxes, holy shit. And Scarlet Meister can go fuck itself.
I suck at the games (can't even beat all of them on hard), but I enjoy playing them anyway. I think my reaction time is too slow to get genuinely good, but I'm probably just rationalizing.
Also, Byakuren is my waifu.
For beginners, PCB in my opinion is the easiest game, and one of the best as well.
I'd say for beginners IN or DDC is the easiest.
IN because of the deathbombs, DDC because the game shits life and bomb pieces.
PCB is definitely a top game, but not an easy one IMO.
What would be the best place to download the games?
Any specific torrents I should look for?
Some torrents may have the games already patched into english, some may be images you can install the game with and then apply the english patches separately. Just pick whatever you prefer.
Linuxfag here, how do I into 2hoes?
I'd definitely agree that IN is another great game for beginners. DDC I guess works too, but it's so easy to brute-force that I'm not sure it would be conducive to actually getting better at the games, if that's the aim.
Kind of surprised about PCB. When I was first starting out I found that to be by far the easiest game.
Should I play the first 5 games? Or can I safely skip them?
I'd say you can skip them for now and then get to them later if you choose to dive deeper into 2hu stuff.
Pls no. An anime would ruin everything.
Also plot is not really ZUNs strong point and everything canon has to be written by ZUN or it won't be accepted.
Not that anon but I'd say they're optional, especially if you're too lazy to get an emulator like me.
In most cases you won't be seeing any of the cast from those games again (except Reimu [obviously], Marisa, Alice, and Yuuka). There are a few references to them in the Windows games (one of Byakuren's spellcards, Utsuho's theme), they're pretty sparse and you don't really have to know them.
Ahhh yes, my waifu, the one and only.
Okay. And I just found a good torrent.
Let's see what all this 2hu stuff is about.
I found torrents for games 6-8 that have scripts that allow for play on Linux.
You're own your own for the rest of the games, I'm afraid.
I think you can use Wine to play the rest, though.
Remilia >>> Flandre
Satori >= Koishi
So Oneechans, I guess.
*on your own
ugh, I guess I could give it a try.
Best porn franchise, I don't even play the games.
Atleast I have studied the canon material carefully to ensure the authenticity of sexual fantasies.
That makes you better than 90% of the fandom in my book.
I don't fucking care if someone played the games or not. I only care if he learned about the canon or is a fandom shitter, because that actually has an impact on my discussions with him. The wiki is arguably a better source to learn about the canon than the games anyway, because the translations got revisions and you need to visit the wiki for stuff like PMiSS and BHiJR anyway.
Does anyone have the page of that doujin that goes in-depth into how fast Youmu is?
Wine support is spotty as fuck. If you download all the games, you can usually get at least one working at any given time. See >>101038432
Who shinkirou here?
I know. It sucks. But you really don't have much other choice. I'll try looking some more, if it helps.
12.8 has gfx artifacts in vmware, but runs fine in wine. Every other game runs ok in vmware.
Thanks guys, I guess the best way to go is just try it out and see what works.
The music is great, games are mediocre. Secondary for life.
Which Linux distro are you running?
Crunchbang, I know, bloated as fuck, planning to switch to plain Debian soon.
It just werks.
>Touhou thread in /a/
Thanks, Kancolle. Because of you, /jp/ material can be peacefully accepted here.
Balljoint thread when?
It's because 2hu fags were poison. They kept pestering until they got their board.
There is a manga.
And a fan series. Which doesn't look bad.
I Love these things.
What is that character after 女の?
>You will never be bullied by Kazami-sama
>You will never enjoy a cool glass of tomato juice fresh from Noukarin's garden
>You will never live in Gensokyo
>You will never be the little girl
>professional opinions on /a/
What are you smoking?
Crimzon Clover and Koutetsu No Houkou pls
>I will never get to read books with her
Life is beyond unfair.
If I go to Gensokyo, I want to be in a band with Raiko.
>You will never cuddle up together and read books next to the fire place on a cold winter night
>You will never feel her head resting on your shoulder as she starts to nod off
>You will never carry her back to her room and tuck her in
>You will never kiss her goodnight
> You will never be pranked by fairies
> You will never experience Sakuya's elegance
> You will never be scolded by Shikeiki or Kasen
> You will never buy exposing photos from Aya
> You will never enjoy autumn with the Aki sisters
> You will never hold a Sukuna in your hand
> You will never bully Tenshi
> You will never be teased by Yuuka
> You will never ride the Palanquin Ship
> You will never befriend Nitori
> You will never catch Marisa stealing something from your house
> You will never touch Momiji's tail
> You will never drink with Suika and Yuugi
> You will never play with Alice's dolls
> You will never tell Sanae she is a good girl
> You will never get sucked into Yukari's antics
> You will never attend a party at the Hakurei Shrine
How's life, gentlemen?
They're fun, but I'm pretty bad. I can consistently 1cc though to the stage 5 boss on normal for PCB and IN.
They're difficult, but fair, so I don't mind how badly I get wrecked. Also, the music is excellent, including a number of fan arrangements.
Mokou is my favorite 2hu