Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Memories of Phantasm~

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Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Memories of Phantasm~ (幻想万華鏡~The Memories of Phantasm~ Gensou Mangekyou ~The Memories of Phantasm~) is a fan-made animated video series produced by Manpuku Jinja. The first episode, Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Spring Snow Incident~ (幻想万華鏡~春雪異変の章~ Gensou Mangekyou ~Shunsetsu Ihen no Shou~), was released at Comiket 80 on August 12, 2011, on DVD. Although the video lacked voice acting, numerous fandubs have been released since then.

PV for the second episode was released at Comiket 81 on December 30, 2011. The second episode was released on May 27, 2012.

Inspiration

The first episode briefly follows the events of Embodiment of Scarlet Devil in the opening but shows Perfect Cherry Blossom as the main feature (fights of first four stages are skipped).

The second and third episodes' opening follows the events of Subterranean Animism, but the main feature is a flashback about the events of Embodiment of Scarlet Devil (but not in chronological order) during a party right after the events of Subterranean Animism.

Synopsis

Spoiler Warning: Plot and/or ending details follow, choose yourself before gaming

Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Spring Snow Incident~

At night, spirits flow from all directions toward a glowing Saigyou Ayakashi, while Yuyuko Saigyouji and Youmu Konpaku look on.

During the opening video, a montage of various characters are shown in brief, followed by a scene from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil. A red mist emanates from the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame fly in as danmaku fires at them, and they are shown to be fighting Remilia Scarlet and Sakuya Izayoi. In the scene after, Yukari Yakumo glances at Reimu, before disappearing as she turns around.

As snow falls on Hakurei Shrine, Reimu eats a satsuma and lazes about, while wrapped in a blanket. Marisa arrives, carrying a pouting Cirno. She dumps the ice fairy outside and lambasts Reimu for not doing more to investigate the overdue spring season. Reimu ignores her and Marisa flies off, vowing to solve the incident herself.

She runs into Letty Whiterock and quickly defeats her. As Letty falls to the ground below, Aya snaps a photo and greets Marisa. Back at the Hakurei Shrine, Reimu is still snacking. Afterward, in a quick series of scenes snapped by Aya, Marisa: chases after Chen; spies on Alice Margatroid, but is caught and threatened by numerous dolls carrying lances; visits Patchouli, as Koakuma organizes the shelves and Sakuya Izayoi looks on in the background. While chasing Lily White, Marisa discovers the spirits being drawn toward the Netherworld and flies past the Prismriver Sisters in order to follow them.

She finds the long stairway leading toward Hakugyokurou. As she is walking up, she encounters Youmu and demands she give back spring. Youmu laughs and asks her name, having expected the Hakurei shrine maiden instead. After she draws her sword, the match between she and Marisa begins. Marisa avoids Youmu's sword strikes and launches a danmaku barrage, deflected by Youmu. Marisa reaches for something inside her shirt and is blasted, but out of the smoke she launches herself at Youmu with Comet "Blazing Star" and ends the fight. Marisa demands to see Youmu's boss, but there is no need, as Yuyuko comes to greet her. Like Youmu, she was also expecting Reimu. Surrounded by cherry blossom petals with Saigyou Ayakashi in the background, she glares at Marisa.

At the Hakurei Shrine, Reimu lays under the kotatsu, and is visited by Sakuya. She delivers a message for Remilia, asking how long she was going to let the youkai do what they want. After being dismissed, she ominously warns Reimu about the perilous situation in the Netherworld.

At Hakugyokurou, Yuyuko fires at Marisa. After picking up her broom and flying head-on into a danmaku pattern, she is drawn in by its beauty and is nearly struck, but is saved by Reimu, who helps her dodge out of the way. Yuyuko declares Cherry Blossom Sign "The Perfect Ink-black Cherry Blossom" and Marisa tries to fire a Master Spark, but finds the hakkero is damaged. However, as Yuyuko is distracted by Marisa's errant attempt, Reimu surprises her with Fantasy Seal and ends the fight with a deafening explosion.

Spring has come at last. Marisa and Reimu discuss the tough fight in the Netherworld, with Reimu bemoaning the youkai gathering at her shrine every spring as to why she didn't want to bother with the incident. Meanwhile, Cirno, Lily, and Daiyousei play, the Prismrivers perform, and the Scarlet Devil Mansion residents arrive for the annual party. Yuyuko pops out from behind the tree, apologizing for her actions, while Youmu offers a sushi dish as food for the gathering. Moreover, Reimu explains to Marisa that she hates cleaning up after incident-resolving parties. Marisa is incredulous and begins to argue about her reasons, along with their roles in the fight. Meanwhile, Remilia and Sakuya watch. Remilia has figured out that Sakuya got involved in the incident, but says she never had to. As Reimu and Marisa continue arguing, a snapshot is taken of their fight, and the screen pans to reveal a landscape view of Gensokyo.

After the ending video, Yuyuko, Chen, Ran Yakumo, and Yukari Yakumo are all shown at Hakugyokurou. As Youmu walks in on them, they all disappear from sight. Youmu asks if someone was there, but Yuyuko doesn't answer, instead saying that things in Gensokyo may soon get fun. Youmu assumes Yuyuko is talking about blooming the Saigyou Ayakashi again, but this is dismissed. Although Yuyuko says she would've liked to see the tree bloom, she instead takes solace that the incident was able to be used as a distraction, at least. A sliding door behind her then opens, revealing Sanae Kochiya.

Cast

Trivia

Spoilers end here.

Music

The music in the series is by Yuuhei Satellite. The first opening of Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Spring Snow Incident~ is "Though the Scent Lingers, the Flower Scattered," while the ending is "Opposite World", both from Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Spring Snow Incident~ Original Soundtrack. The second opening is "Ephemeral, Great and Splendid Land of Grief" from 泡沫、哀のまほろば. The third opening is "Clouds Over the Moon, and Wind Over the Flowers" from 月に叢雲華に風.

Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Scarlet Mist Incident~

The Scarlet Mist Incident (Part One)

Soon after the events of Subterranean Animism, the Moriya Shrine holds a party where various characters attend. Aya's Newspaper article about the events which happened during Embodiment of Scarlet Devil becomes the main topic of discussion. Remilia feels nostalgic and Sanae wishes to know how Reimu solved this incident. Reimu is uncomfortable suddenly becoming the centre of attention and silently leaves the shrine for a breather. She and Yukari (who did join the party because the Satori were there) verbally spar, with Reimu inexplicably accusing Yukari of having manipulated the events of EoSD, with no reply from the border Youkai.

During her absence, Marisa and Sakuya then decide to tell the story. The rest of the episode is a flashback on the events of EoSD, however, the plot is diverges from canon in several events, such as Aya telling Marisa to gather information from Scarlet Devil Mansion, and Marisa battling Flandre (who was the extra stage boss in the game) before Patchouli.

While not shown in the episode, Patchouli confirms Reimu is inside the Scarlet Devil Mansion at the same time she's battling against Marisa.

The Scarlet Mist Incident (Part Two)

The party continues at the Moriya Shrine with the partygoers becoming increasingly drunk, and Reimu, possibly due to her earlier encounter with Yukari gives in and decides to tell her part in the events of Embodiment of Scarlet Devil.

She quickly arrived at the Scarlet Devil Mansion, easily defeating Rumia and Meiling in the way. When she enters the Mansion, she encounters Sakuya, who demonstrates to be a strong enemy using her abilities of time control. But Reimu outmanoeuvres Sakuya, trapping the maid after baiting her with a clone made of her paper seals.

While Marisa battles Patchouli, Flandre, who is still caged in a water prison summoned by Patchouli in the last episodes, mourns all the times she has been isolated by the others in the Scarlet Devil Mansion. When Patchouli is defeated, Marisa convinces Flandre to confront Remilia along with her.

Flandre gathers enough courage to talk back to her sister, and summons a fire sword. Remilia turns to her little sister and accepts her challenge.

The Scarlet Mist Incident (Part Three)

At the end of the party Orin wheels out a sleeping Satori in her wheelbarrow, while Koishi and Utsuho fly behind them.

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