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[[File:ZUNpresentation.jpg|thumb|right|Team Shanghai Alice in fact consists only of [[ZUN]].]]
 
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{{nihongo|'''Team Shanghai Alice'''|上海アリス幻樂団 or 上海アリス幻楽団|Shanhai Arisu Gengakudan|lit. "Shanghai Alice Fantasy Band", formerly known as ''ZUN Soft''}} is a Japanese game development organization circle that branched apart from [[Amusement Makers]] and continued to develop games for the [[Touhou]] series on its own, starting with [[Embodiment of Scarlet Devil]]. Every game Team Shanghai Alice has developed from its creation has been a [[shooting game]] of some kind, and currently it seems only to specialize in making [[danmaku]] shooting games. The only time it ever developed any other game type was when it collaborated with [[Twilight Frontier]], which resulted in three projectile-based fighting games.
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{{nihongo|'''Team Shanghai Alice'''|上海アリス幻樂団 or 上海アリス幻楽団|Shanhai Arisu Gengakudan|lit. "Shanghai Alice Fantasy Band", formerly known as ''ZUN Soft''}} is a Japanese [[doujin]] [[wikipedia:Video game developer|game developer]] that specialises in [[Shooting game|shoot 'em up]] by one man called [[ZUN]]. The circle's only releases thus far have been the ''[[Touhou Project]]'' games and related merchandises.
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Before its independence, ZUN was creating Touhou games for the [[PC-98]] with the help of [[Amusement Makers]], under the name '''ZUN Soft'''. After the PC-98 finished and his involvement with the ''[[Seihou Project]]'' by what is now known as "[[Shunsatsu sare do?]]", he branched apart from Amusement Makers and continued to develop games for the ''[[Touhou Project]]'' under the name of "Team Shanghai Alice", starting with ''[[Embodiment of Scarlet Devil]]''. Every game TSA has developed from its creation has been a shoot 'em up of some kind, and currently it seems only to specialize in making [[danmaku]] shooting games. The only time it ever developed any other game type was when it collaborated with [[Twilight Frontier]], which resulted in five projectile-based fighting games.
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==Name==
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The name "Team Shanghai Alice" was chosen to fit the overall theme of the ''[[Touhou Project]]''. {{nihongo|"Shanghai"|上海}}, according to ZUN, is a multicultural city where the East and the West meet. "Alice" can be a child living in the [[wikipedia:Concession (territory)|foreign concession]]s, but the name "Alice" also suggests a fairy-tale element. So together, "Shanghai Alice" encompasses the blend of oriental and western aesthetics along with fantasy. As for {{nihongo|"Fantasy Band"|幻樂団}}, ZUN originally intended his team to be a musical ensemble, so he named his team as such.
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[[Alice Margatroid]] owns a doll named [[Shanghai]], an allusion to Shanghai Alice.
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Additionally, one of [[Hong Meiling]]'s themes is titled "Shanghai Alice of Meiji 17".
  
 
==Members==
 
==Members==
* '''ZUN''' (real name {{Nihongo|Jun'ya Ota|太田順也|Oota Junya}}) — General Producer/Game Designer/Character Graphics/System Graphics/Background Graphics/Sound Effects/Script/Illustrator/Music
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* '''[[ZUN]]''' (real name {{Nihongo|Jun'ya Ota|太田順也|Oota Junya}}) — General Producer/Game Designer/Character Graphics/System Graphics/Background Graphics/Sound Effects/Script/Illustrator/Music
  
According to an [[Interview in Swedish Player1 Magazine]], '''[[ZUN]]''' is the only member of Team Shanghai Alice. In other words, ZUN does the programming, art, and music entirely all alone.
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According to an [[Interview in Swedish Player1 Magazine]], '''ZUN''' is the only member of Team Shanghai Alice. In other words, ZUN does the programming, art, and music entirely all alone.
  
 
==Game Productions==
 
==Game Productions==
*{{HRtP}} (ZUN Soft 1996)
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*{{HRtP}} (Under the name "ZUN Soft" 1996)
 
*{{SoEW}} (ZUN Soft 1997)
 
*{{SoEW}} (ZUN Soft 1997)
 
*{{PoDD}} (ZUN Soft 1997)
 
*{{PoDD}} (ZUN Soft 1997)
 
*{{LLS}} (ZUN Soft 1998)
 
*{{LLS}} (ZUN Soft 1998)
 
*{{MS}} (ZUN Soft 1998)
 
*{{MS}} (ZUN Soft 1998)
*{{EoSD}} (2002)
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*{{EoSD}} (Under the current name "Team Shanghai Alice" 2002)
 
*{{PCB}} (2003)
 
*{{PCB}} (2003)
 
*{{IaMP}} (collaboration with [[Twilight Frontier]] 2004)
 
*{{IaMP}} (collaboration with [[Twilight Frontier]] 2004)
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*{{FW}} (2010)
 
*{{FW}} (2010)
 
*{{TD}} (2011)
 
*{{TD}} (2011)
*{{HM}} (2013)
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*{{HM}} (collaboration with Twilight Frontier 2013)
 
*{{DDC}} (2013)
 
*{{DDC}} (2013)
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*{{ISC}} (2014)
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*{{GR}} (2014)
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*{{ULiL}} (collaboration with Twilight Frontier 2015)
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*{{LoLK}} (2015)
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*{{AoCF}} (collaboration with Twilight Frontier 2017)
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*{{HSiFS}} (2017)
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*{{VD}} (2018)
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*[[Wily Beast and Weakest Creature|東方鬼形獣 〜 Wily Beast and Weakest Creature]] (2019)
  
 
==Discography==
 
==Discography==
Team Shanghai Alice have released a number of albums that include both music arranged from the games and music original to the album. Most of the works are done only by ZUN. But there are several works that are made by the collaboration between him and [[Twilight Frontier]].
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Team Shanghai Alice have released a number of albums that include both music arranged from the games and music original to the album. Most CDs contain mainly original music composed by ZUN and a selection of tracks arranged or remixed from his games, but there are several works that are made by the collaboration between him and [[Twilight Frontier]]. As there are some loose references to the rest of the ''[[Touhou Project]]'' in the stories in the CD jacket, the CDs are still considered part of the ''Touhou Project''.
  
*{{DiPP}} (Team Shanghai Alice 2002)
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*{{DiPP}} (2002)
*{{GFC}} (Team Shanghai Alice 2003)
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*{{GFC}} (2003)
*{{CoSD}} (Team Shanghai Alice 2004)
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*{{CoSD}} (2004)
*[[Immaterial and Missing Power/Music/OST|{{lang|ja|幻想曲抜萃 東方萃夢想}} ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK]] (Collaboration between Team Shanghai Alice and Twilight Frontier 2005)
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*[[Immaterial and Missing Power/Music/OST|{{lang|ja|幻想曲抜萃 東方萃夢想}} ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK]] (Collaboration with Twilight Frontier 2005)
*{{R53m}} (Team Shanghai Alice 2006)
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*{{R53m}} (2006)
*{{Akyu|1}} (Team Shanghai Alice 2006)
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*{{Akyu|1}} (2006)
*{{MA}} (Team Shanghai Alice 2006)
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*{{MA}} (2006)
*{{Akyu|2}} (Team Shanghai Alice 2006)
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*{{Akyu|2}} (2006)
*{{Akyu|3}} (Team Shanghai Alice 2006)
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*{{Akyu|3}} (2006)
*{{Akyu|4}} (Team Shanghai Alice 2007)
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*{{Akyu|4}} (2007)
*{{Akyu|5}} (Team Shanghai Alice 2007)
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*{{Akyu|5}} (2007)
*[[Scarlet Weather Rhapsody OST|{{lang|ja|全人類ノ天楽録 東方緋想天}} ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK]] (Collaboration between Team Shanghai Alice and Twilight Frontier 2008)
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*[[Scarlet Weather Rhapsody OST|{{lang|ja|全人類ノ天楽録 東方緋想天}} ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK]] (Collaboration with Twilight Frontier 2008)
*[[Touhou Hisoutensoku OST|{{lang|ja|核熱造神ヒソウテンソク 東方非想天則}} ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK]] (Collaboration between Team Shanghai Alice and Twilight Frontier 2009)
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*[[Touhou Hisoutensoku OST|{{lang|ja|核熱造神ヒソウテンソク 東方非想天則}} ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK]] (Collaboration with Twilight Frontier 2009)
*{{UFMJ}} (Team Shanghai Alice 2011)
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*{{UFMJ}} (2011)
*{{TGA}} (Team Shanghai Alice 2012)
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*{{TGA}} (2012)
*{{NtoJ}} (Team Shanghai Alice 2012)
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*{{NtoJ}} (2012)
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*[[Hopeless Masquerade OST|暗黒能楽集・心綺楼 東方心綺楼 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK]] (Collaboration with Twilight Frontier 2013)
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*[[Urban Legend in Limbo OST|深秘的楽曲集 宇佐見菫子と秘密の部室]] (Collaboration with Twilight Frontier 2015)
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*{{DrLFR}} (2016)
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*{{DBOA}} (2016)
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*[[Urban Legend in Limbo OST 2|深秘的楽曲集・補 東方深秘録初回特典CD]] (Collaboration with Twilight Frontier 2016)
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*[[Antinomy of Common Flowers OST|完全憑依ディスコグラフィ 東方憑依華 ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK]] (Collaboration with Twilight Frontier 2018)
  
 
==External Link==
 
==External Link==
 
*[http://www16.big.or.jp/~zun/ Team Shanghai Alice]
 
*[http://www16.big.or.jp/~zun/ Team Shanghai Alice]
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[[Category:Team Shanghai Alice]]
 
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Revision as of 06:01, 17 April 2019

Team Shanghai Alice in fact consists only of ZUN.

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Team Shanghai Alice (上海アリス幻樂団 or 上海アリス幻楽団 Shanhai Arisu Gengakudan, lit. "Shanghai Alice Fantasy Band", formerly known as ZUN Soft) is a Japanese doujin game developer that specialises in shoot 'em up by one man called ZUN. The circle's only releases thus far have been the Touhou Project games and related merchandises.

Before its independence, ZUN was creating Touhou games for the PC-98 with the help of Amusement Makers, under the name ZUN Soft. After the PC-98 finished and his involvement with the Seihou Project by what is now known as "Shunsatsu sare do?", he branched apart from Amusement Makers and continued to develop games for the Touhou Project under the name of "Team Shanghai Alice", starting with Embodiment of Scarlet Devil. Every game TSA has developed from its creation has been a shoot 'em up of some kind, and currently it seems only to specialize in making danmaku shooting games. The only time it ever developed any other game type was when it collaborated with Twilight Frontier, which resulted in five projectile-based fighting games.

Name[edit]

The name "Team Shanghai Alice" was chosen to fit the overall theme of the Touhou Project. "Shanghai" (上海), according to ZUN, is a multicultural city where the East and the West meet. "Alice" can be a child living in the foreign concessions, but the name "Alice" also suggests a fairy-tale element. So together, "Shanghai Alice" encompasses the blend of oriental and western aesthetics along with fantasy. As for "Fantasy Band" (幻樂団), ZUN originally intended his team to be a musical ensemble, so he named his team as such.

Alice Margatroid owns a doll named Shanghai, an allusion to Shanghai Alice. Additionally, one of Hong Meiling's themes is titled "Shanghai Alice of Meiji 17".

Members[edit]

  • ZUN (real name Jun'ya Ota (太田順也 Oota Junya)) — General Producer/Game Designer/Character Graphics/System Graphics/Background Graphics/Sound Effects/Script/Illustrator/Music

According to an Interview in Swedish Player1 Magazine, ZUN is the only member of Team Shanghai Alice. In other words, ZUN does the programming, art, and music entirely all alone.

Game Productions[edit]

Discography[edit]

Team Shanghai Alice have released a number of albums that include both music arranged from the games and music original to the album. Most CDs contain mainly original music composed by ZUN and a selection of tracks arranged or remixed from his games, but there are several works that are made by the collaboration between him and Twilight Frontier. As there are some loose references to the rest of the Touhou Project in the stories in the CD jacket, the CDs are still considered part of the Touhou Project.

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