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(real name unknown)
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Notable from

Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, Touhou Hisoutensoku, Hopeless Masquerade


Character Graphics, Illustrator

Art Example

Mamizou Futatsuiwa
Mamizou Futatsuiwa in Hopeless Masquerade.


alphes (pen-name) is a member of the doujin circle Twilight Frontier. They are responsible for the character graphics and illustrations seen in Immaterial and Missing Power, Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, Touhou Hisoutensoku and Hopeless Masquerade. They have also drawn promotional art for recent Touhou Project games.


Official Touhou Games

Official Music

Official Print Works

Doujin Games

Additional Information

Subterranean Animism promo flyer, featuring Yuugi Hoshiguma
  • Unlike ZUN, it's been shown that alphes has a preference for drawing characters with some curves (as can be seen often on the front page of Tasofro's website). For example, in Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, Suika Ibuki's chest seems to be flat and Komachi Onozuka's seems to be large, with ZUN's guidelines presumably keeping it all in check. This may be a case of alphes being able to indulge in their preference with official art.
  • Yuugi Hoshiguma's background cameo sprite in Hopeless Masquerade is shown wearing a kimono outfit that seems to be another indication of alphes adding their preferences to Touhou Project art (the outfit was first used on an unofficial Subterranean Animism promotional flyer, shown at right, which was also drawn by alphes).
  • alphes did the cover art for all of the Touhou fighting spin-offs' OSTs, except for Urban Legend in Limbo's.
  • It is somewhat rare for alphes to draw characters blushed.
  • alphes submitted an original character, Pamela Arwig, for [erka:es]' follow-up to their Mega Man-esque doujin title, Rosenkreuzstilette, as an entry for the Rosenkreuzstilette ~Freudenstacehel~ boss character contest. alphes, along with zaku6, Hissatsu-kun, and REDMOON, won the contest.


  • alphes' style of drawing is often parodied by various artists across the Internet. See some illustrations mimicking alphes here (NSFW).