Subterranean Animism/Characters

This article list all the characters appearing in Subterranean Animism.

The player can choose between two characters, Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame, who both have three partners. Of those partners Yukari Yakumo and Alice Margatroid were both also partners of Reimu and Marisa respectively. This is Suika Ibuki's first official appearance in a main game. She first only appeared in the fighters and in Shoot the Bullet. Of the six partners, Nitori Kawashiro did not appear in a game other than Mountain of Faith.

The game features two oni both being part of Big Four of the Mountain. It is logic to have one of them appear as boss, as all the oni moved to the Underworld. This game also features two sisters, one appearing in the extra stage. This is the same as Remilia Scarlet and Flandre Scarlet from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil.

Playable Characters

Subterranean Animism has two characters to choose from, each with three playable partners.

Shrine Maiden of Paradise

Reimu Hakurei
Playable Character

The shrine maiden who goes underground convinced by one of the three characters. Yukari modified the Yin-Yang Orb to act as a communicator for her so she can talk to her partner.

Youkai of Boundaries

Yukari Yakumo
Reimu Hakurei's Partner

The youkai who controls boundaries. She is the one who sent Reimu to investigate to sudden appearance of the evil spirits. Yukari modified the Yin-Yang Orb to act as a communicator so she can talk to Reimu.

Tiny Night Parade of a Hundred Demons

Suika Ibuki
Reimu Hakurei's Partner

An oni who used to live underground. When she heard about some events underground she went to Yukari and use her technique. She wanted to go herself but using Reimu to investigate everything was a lot more fun.

Traditional Reporter of Fantasy

Aya Shameimaru
Reimu Hakurei's Partner

A tengu reporter. She wanted to report the events happening underground, but as a tengu she avoided to go herself. Instead, she sent Reimu.

Ordinary Magician

Marisa Kirisame
Playable Character

The bored magician who got convinced to go underground. She also uses Yukari's technique to stay in contact with whoever sent her.

Seven-Colored Puppeteer

Alice Margatroid
Marisa Kirisame's Partner

She noted the erupting of the geyser and wanted to go underground to investigate. As a youkai she prefer not to, and instead sent Marisa to investigate who seems interested in the hot springs underground. She gave Marisa the Shanghai doll, and uses Yukari's technique to stay in contact.

The Unmoving Great Library

Patchouli Knowledge
Marisa Kirisame's Partner

The evil spirits coming from the geyers did not stay unnoticed by her. She did not want to go by herself which would be too dangerous. She went to Yukari who came up with a plan to sent the humans.

Super Youkai Warhead

Nitori Kawashiro
Marisa Kirisame's Partner

One of the kappa living on the mountain. She knew that there was something nuclear in the underground, and wanted to test it. But she did not want to meet the oni underground, so she convinced Marisa to go.

Enemy Characters

The Fearsome Well Spirit

Stage 1 Midboss

A youkai who likes dark places, making the underground a perfect spot for her. She just randomly dropped on Marisa and Reimu.

The Bright Net in the Dark Cave

Yamame Kurodani
Stage 1 Boss

A youkai who the heroines randomly meets. Even after a friendly invite for the party happening underground, the heroine sees only another obstacle.

The Jealousy Beneath the Earth's Crust

Parsee Mizuhashi
Stage 2 Midboss and Stage 2 Boss

A jealous youkai and the bridge princess who guards to place which links the upper world with the underground. She just makes up reasons to be jealous on the heroines.

The Spoken-of Unexplainable Phenomena

Yuugi Hoshiguma
Stage 3 Midboss and Stage 3 Boss

One of the many oni of the underground. She just wanted to have a little fun with the heroines and wanted to meet a strong opponent. She knows Suika Ibuki, and both are part of the Big Four of the Mountain.

The Girl Even the Vengeful Spirits Fear

Satori Komeiji
Stage 4 Boss

The youkai who reads other people's hearts and thus being feared. She got noted by one of her pets that there were two human going downwards. She wanted to test both.

Hell's Traffic Accident

Rin Kaenbyou
Stage 4 and 5 Midboss; Stage 5 Boss; Final Stage Midboss

The cat the heroines meet in stage 4. She transformed into her human self in stage 5. She wanted someone to stop her fellow pet of Satori and the heroines are up for the task.

Scorching, Troublesome Divine Flame

Utsuho Reiuji
Final Stage Boss

Something entered her body which gave her many powers, which she uses to control the heat in the Hell of Blazing Fires. She has to be stopped as she wants to take over the world!


Sanae Kochiya
Extra Stage Midboss

Shrine maiden of the Moriya Shrine where one of the heroines went of for searching.

The Closed Eyes of Love

Koishi Komeiji
Extra Stage Boss

The sister of Satori who got curious because of the early events, so she went to the upper world. She got to the Moriya Shrine where she would meet one of the characters.

Stage enemies


Generic Enemy

Typical fairies that attack Reimu or Marisa.


Sunflower Fairy
Generic Enemy

The larger known fairies that attacks Reimu or Marisa. This is their third appearance in the Touhou Project.


Stage 1 General Enemy

Some random rocks that fall slowly down the screen.


Evil Spirit
Generic Enemy


Zombie Fairy
Generic Enemy


Stage 6 General Enemy

Other Characters

The Troublesome Mysterious Gods

Suwako Moriya
Extra Stage Cameo, Epilogue

One of the suspicious gods who very likely gave the powers to Utsuho.

The Troublesome Mysterious Gods

Kanako Yasaka

One of the suspicious gods who very likely gave the powers to Utsuho.