Dream Logical World/Characters

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Some of the characters in Dream Logical World are original and non-existent in the Touhou Project. The following twelve are, however, officially part of the Touhou Project and are playable characters in Dream Logical World. All other characters are original.

Descent with Modification Team

Reimu Hakurei
博麗の巫女さん
Hakurei Shrine Maiden

Reimu Hakurei
Playable Character, Stage 4A boss

種族:人間
能力:主に空を飛ぶ程度の能力

毎度お馴染みの巫女さん。博麗神社の巫女さん。
修業不足ではあるが、生まれ付きの霊力もある。

神社の繁盛以外に異変の影響をその目で見て
いなかったから、別に調べようとは思わなかった。
異変の本質は誰も知らなかったし、解決したら
繁盛が消えてしまうかも知れない。
だが華扇から説教を受けて、自分だけじゃなくて
幻想郷全体のために動こうと見直した。
そしてそれはただの義務感じゃなくて、
本当に心から助けたいと思ったからだった。
どうして今更こんなに善意が湧いてきたのか……
やっぱり夢論理の異変を調べるのが重要なようだ。

Species: Human
Ability: Flying in the air

The all-too-familiar shrine maiden of the Hakurei Shrine. She lacks training, but possesses innate spiritual power.

To Reimu, the clearest sign of the incident was finally running a profitable shrine,
so she felt little need to investigate. After all, no one had any idea what was actually going on. or all she knew, resolving the incident would erase that profit.
After Kasen talked to her, though, Reimu's conscience began to tell her she should do what was best for all of Gensokyo, not just her shrine.

More than reluctant duty, actually, she wanted to help.
Why would she have that feeling now, of all times? Maybe the dream logic really did need investigating.



Kasen Ibaraki
茨木の仙人さん
Ibaraki Hermit

Kasen Ibaraki
Playable Character, Stage 4A boss

種族:仙人?
能力:動物を導く程度の能力

妖怪の山に住む、どこか不思議だけど
人が良さそうな仙人。
知恵を分けたりアドバイスしてたりするために、
博麗神社や人間の里を常に訪ねている。

ようやく繁盛していた神社のこともあって、
異変解決の責任を果たすように霊夢を
説得しないといけないことが分かったが、
まさか自分も手伝うように頼まれたのは意外だった。
むしろ、霊夢は彼女のことをありがたく思っている
ようにすら見えていた。夢論理の影響が人の
性格まで及んでいたのか?そうなれば、
彼女のような人がますます必要かもしれない。

Species: Hermit?
Ability: Guiding animals

A mysterious but apparently good-natured hermit who lives on the Youkai Mountain.
She regularly visits the Hakurei Shrine and Human Village to dispense knowledge and advice.

With the shrine being successful for the first time in who knew how long, Kasen knew she'd have to nag Reimu to do her incident-resolving duty, but she didn't expect to be asked to help. Reimu seemed to actually want her around. Could the dream logic really even affect people's actions?

If so, this incident could use someone like Kasen.


Aesthetic Relativism Team

Marisa Kirisame
光閃と爆発を愛おしむ者
Admirer of Lasers and Explosions

Marisa Kirisame
Playable Character, Stage 4B boss

種族:人間
能力:魔法を使う程度の能力

魔法の森に住む、自称「普通な魔法使い」。
蒐集癖を持つ。

幻想郷のあらゆるところで、奇妙な植物や新しい
地勢が現れた。
夢論理の影響によって最初からあったと信じ込んだ
魔理沙は別に気にしなかったけど、異変だと
分かった今なら話は別だ。
好奇心が湧いてきた彼女はこの新しい素材に目を
付け、空前の力や魔法を手に入れようと決めた。
まぁ、他の誰よりも強力らしい正体不明の犯人を
どうにか止めて現実の書き直しに終止符を打つ
のも重要だけど…… とにかく最優先は収集だ!

Species: Human
Ability: Using magic

A self-described "ordinary magician" living in the Forest of Magic. She has a mania for collecting things.

Many new, exotic plants and other environmental features seem to have been placed in Gensokyo.

Because of the dream logic, Marisa had believed they were always there, so she didn't take note of properties they might have that could aid in her magic techniques. Now that the dream logic's been unmasked, she's eager to find materials from which she could unlock yet-unheard-of power.

Oh, and save her reality from being rewritten at the whim of someone apparently more powerful than anyone she's ever heard of...but first, that other thing.


Yuuka Kazami
花鳥風月を愛おしむ者
Admirer of Beautiful Flowers

Yuuka Kazami
Playable Character, Stage 4B boss

種族:妖怪
能力:花を操る程度の能力

昔から幻想郷に住む妖怪。季節の花が大好きで、
一年中花が咲いているところを目指して移動する。

花の観察が趣味である彼女は夢論理の話を
聞いて混乱してきた。紫色のガラス花は確か、
晩秋に咲くものでしたよね?或いは最初から
存在しなかったか……?
まあどちらにしても、綺麗であることは変わらないが。
奇妙な状態について考え込んでいたところ、
偶然にも新しい植物を魔法材料として求めていた
魔理沙と会った。
きっと二人が力を合わせれば、夢のような謎を解く
と同時に素晴らしい光景は見れるはずだろう。

Species: Youkai
Ability: Manipulating flowers

A youkai that has lived in Gensokyo for a long time.
She loves seasonal flowers, so throughout the year she moves to the respective places where the flowers grow.

When she found out Gensokyo had become a dream-logical world, her flower-viewing hobby was thrown into disarray. These purple glass flowers were the ones that always sprouted in late autumn, right? Or had they never existed until now? Well, they were certainly beautiful regardless.

As Yuuka pondered this unusual situation, she ran into Marisa,
who herself was looking for new and exotic plants to use for her magic.
Together they could certainly figure out the dream-logical mystery. And see some gorgeous sights while they were at it.


Theory of Everything Team

Sakuya Izayoi
瀟洒なタキオン
Elegant Tachyon

Sakuya Izayoi
Playable Character, Stage 4C boss

種族:人間
能力:時を操る程度の能力

紅魔館にすむ、人間のメイド長。

時空を操る能力のおかげで、彼女は割と
早い段階から世界の違和感に気付いた。
特に引っかかったのは人間の里と博麗神社の位置
がいつも通りなのに、二つの場所を繋ぐ道が短く
なったことだった。
まるで時空の一部が現実から削れたように……。
何とかしなければいけないと強く感じた彼女は
鈴仙・優曇華院・イナバを探しに行った。
二人の能力があれば、きっと黒幕がいる場所を
突き止めるはずだろう。

Species: Human
Ability: Manipulating time

The head maid that lives in the Scarlet Devil Mansion.

Since her powers allow her to control time and space, Sakuya was one of the first to notice that something was amiss with existence.
She was particularly unnerved by the fact that the path from the village to the shrine had become much shorter, but their actual geographical locations hadn't changed.
It was as if a slice of spacetime on the path had simply been excised from reality.

Feeling in her heart that something had to be done, she went to find Reisen.
Their abilities combined could surely let them pinpoint the mastermind's location.


Reisen Udongein Inaba
ふわふわなマグネター
Fluffy Magnetar

Reisen Udongein Inaba
Playable Character, Stage 4C boss

種族:月の兎
能力:波長を操る程度の能力

迷いの竹林の奥にある永遠亭に住む、月の兎。

波長を操る力のおかげで世界の違和感に気付く
のが大抵の人よりも早かったが、皆が異変だと
分かった時までその正体を掴むことができなかった。
人々や自然の波長が変わっただけで十分に
おかしかったが、その上で全ての波が「相の樹」に
向かって集まっていた。だから、咲夜と共に動いた
彼女は樹を最初に調べようと決めた。
だが、自分の認知さえも夢論理に影響されて
いても、果たしてその樹の意義に気づくことが
できるのか?

Species: Moon rabbit
Ability: Manipulating waves

A moon rabbit living in the mansion Eientei deep within the Bamboo Forest of the Lost.

Reisen's control over wavelengths made her one of the first to pick up something wrong with existence, but like everyone else, she couldn't tell what it was until the dream logic was unveiled. The altered wavelengths from people and the environment were suspicious enough, but more fundamentally, all the changed waves appeared to be pointing to one location—the Tree of Aspects.
Thus Reisen, along with Sakuya, put that location first on her investigation list.

But with dream logic corrupting their perception of reality,
can they discern what the Tree's significance is?


Intrinsic and Instrumental Value Team

Sanae Kochiya
二柱の神に従う人間
Devoted Deified Human

Sanae Kochiya
Playable Character, Stage 4D boss

種族:人間
能力:奇跡を起こす程度の能力

妖怪の山にある守矢神社に住む巫女さん。
外の世界から幻想郷に引っ越した後、
だんだん妖怪退治に慣れてきている。

彼女は幻想郷の社会をひっくり返そうと異変を
起こした天邪鬼、鬼人正邪を捕まえようとした者
の一人だった。
今回もまさに世界がひっくり返されたような異変で、
彼女の中の第一容疑者も他ならぬ正邪である。
……というのは建前で、しばらく活動していなかった
から妖怪退治したいというのは本音。
でも夢論理異変をこれで解決できたら、
一石二鳥でしょう?

Species: Human
Ability: Causing miracles

The shrine maiden living at the Moriya Shrine on the Youkai Mountain. She's becoming used to youkai extermination after moving to Gensokyo from the Outside World.

Sanae was one of several humans and youkai who attempted to capture Seija the amanojaku after she caused an incident and attempted to turn Gensokyo's society upside-down. With the entire world going berserk again, Seija ran right to the top of Sanae's suspect list. Well, that was mostly an excuse to go youkai-hunting again since Sanae hadn't participated in a major incident in a while.

But hey, what if she really could stop the dream logic that easily?


Seija Kijin
二枚の舌を持つ人物
Double Dealing Character

Seija Kijin
Playable Character, Stage 4D boss

種族:天邪鬼
能力:何でもひっくり返す程度の能力

人が嫌がることを好み、人が好むことを嫌がり、
人から嫌がられることを好み、そして人から
好まれることを嫌がる天邪鬼。

幻想郷の下克上を企んだ彼女は以前に打ち出の
小槌の持ち主を騙して、異変を起こしたトラブル
メーカーである。
その後幻想郷の皆に追い詰められたが、
集めたマジックアイテムの反則的な力を使って
天邪鬼らしく逃げ切った。
それからは別に何もしていないが、夢論理の犯人
だと決めつけた早苗に異変解決を手伝おうと
無理やり連れてこられた。
当然、早苗を痛い目に会わせようと企んでいる。

Species: Amanojaku
Ability: Turning anything upside-down

An amanojaku who likes what others hate, hates what others like, likes when people hate her, and hates when people like her.

She was the troublemaker responsible for Gensokyo's previous incident, where she (indirectly) used the wish-granting Miracle Mallet in an attempt to overturn society and make the weak rule over the strong. Several of Gensokyo's residents attempted to bring her to justice, but true to her nature, Seija cheated her way out of their spell cards with the power of several magic items she'd gathered. She hasn't acted up since then, but Sanae suspected her for the dream logic and dragged her out to investigate.

She'll make absolute sure to give Sanae a hard time.


Principle of Non-Contradiction Team

Youmu Konpaku
生死を彷徨う半人半霊
Alive and Dead, Human and Phantom

Youmu Konpaku
Playable Character, Stage 4E boss

種族:人間と幽霊のハーフ
能力:剣術を扱う程度の能力

冥界の館「白玉楼」の庭師兼、
西行寺幽々子の剣の指南役。

常にあの世に住んでいるから、幻想郷で起こる
異変が彼女のところまで広がるのは珍しい。
だが「夢論理」と呼ばれているものに幻想郷の
実相が改ざんされたと聞いたら、彼女も大きな
不安を抱き始めた。
現実を存在レベルで変える者がいたら、幻想郷の
隣の世界だって影響されてしまうかもしれない。
まず知り合いの人を見つけて、事実を確認し合った
方がいいと彼女は思った。
例えば霊夢あたりとか……

Species: Half-human, half-phantom
Ability: Handling sword techniques

The gardener of the mansion Hakugyokurou, and the swordsmanship teacher for her mistress Yuyuko.

Hakugyokurou is located in the Netherworld, beyond death, so Youmu's home usually isn't affected by incidents in Gensokyo. When she caught wind that the fabric of Gensokyo's reality was being altered by something called "dream logic", however, she became intensely concerned. If it could control reality on this existential level, there was no reason to dismiss the possibility it could begin influencing Gensokyo's neighboring realms.

The first thing she should do, Youmu thought, was find someone she knew and confirm what she knew about reality with them. Reimu could probably help...


Koishi Komeiji
心を読めない読心能力者
Mind-Reader who Can't Read Minds

Koishi Komeiji
Playable Character, Stage 4E boss

種族:サトリ
能力:無意識を操る程度の能力

心を読む能力のせいで他人から嫌われてしまい、
それを避けるために第三の眼を閉ざしたサトリの
妖怪。眼と共に自分の心を閉ざしてしまい、
誰の目にも映らない放浪者になった。

自ら姿を現わさない限り誰にも認知されない彼女
だが、最近だといつもより注目を浴びているように
感じた。「希望の面」を見つけてその中の感情を
得た時にも同じことがあったが、今回だと自分が
変わったような気もしなかった。
考えていたところで、夢論理を解けるために
霊夢を探している妖夢と出会った。
おお、巫女探しの冒険なんだって!
今日は別に予定がなかったし、行きましょうか!

Species: Satori
Ability: Manipulating the subconscious[1]

A satori who closed her mind-reading Third Eye because her ability made others fear and hate her. However, this closed off her own conscious mind, turning her into an empty, unnoticeable wanderer.

Normally, no one can perceive Koishi unless she reveals herself to them, but it seemed lately that more people than usual had been noticing her. This had happened before when she'd found the Mask of Hope and gained its infused emotion. As far as she knew, though, there was nothing different about her personality this time.

While she wondered about this, she encountered Youmu, who was looking for Reimu to get her help figuring out the dream logic.
Well! A search for the shrine maiden! Sure! She wasn't doing anything else today!


Written Language Team

Aya Shameimaru
禁断の噂話の供給者
Purveyor of Forbidden Gossip

Aya Shameimaru
Playable Character, Stage 4F boss

種族:鴉天狗
能力:風を操る程度の能力

妖怪の山に住む、天狗の新聞記者。

現実そのものを改竄する論理?
皆が夢を見ているように納得してしまい
何が本当か分からなくなる異変?!
こんなに凄いスクープはそうそう来ない!
人間の里で情報を探していた彼女は稗田阿求と
相談し、阿求の友達である本居小鈴がどうしても
手伝いたいということを知った。
普通ならこういうことをする訳はないが……
彼女は気まぐれ半分で、未熟の小鈴と
一緒に情報を集めに行こうと決めた。
一体どうして小鈴も連れて行こうと思った?
もしかして夢論理の影響?
まあ小鈴も既に承諾したから、仕方がないでしょう。

Species: Crow tengu
Ability: Manipulating wind

A tengu newspaper reporter who lives on the Youkai Mountain.

Dream logic that alters existence itself and causes everyone to believe it's always been like this, meaning no one can be sure what reality is actually supposed to be like?!
This is the mother of all scoops!

Aya was combing the Human Village for information when she learned from Akyuu that her friend Kosuzu wanted to help do something about this disturbing incident.
Aya normally wouldn't do this, but on a moment's impulse she decided to take the inexperienced Kosuzu along for her info-gathering.

What would make her do that? The dream logic?
Well, Kosuzu already said yes. Too late now.


Kosuzu Motoori
禁断の知識の供給者
Purveyor of Forbidden Knowledge

Kosuzu Motoori
Playable Character, Stage 4F boss

種族:人間
能力:本に触れて文字を読める程度の能力

里の貸本屋「鈴奈庵」で働く愛書家の少女。
危険なレアアイテム「妖魔本」のコレクションを持つ。

この時点で彼女は人間と妖怪の関係を完全に
理解していなく、スペルカードも使ったことがない。
夢論理のせいで友達・稗田阿求の「幻想郷の
歴史を纏める」という仕事が邪魔されたと聞いたら
どうしても助けたかったが、どうすればいいか
分からなかった。
そこで射命丸文が家を訪ねて、彼女に調査を
手伝おうと誘った。
そのショットとアスペクトシフトは文にやり方を
教えながら即座に作ったもの。
里の外へ出かけることに緊張を感じているが、
大規模の異変解決を手伝うチャンスだから
興奮は隠しきれない!

Species: Human
Ability: Deciphering any book by touching it

A young bibliophile who works at the Suzunaan book renter in the Human Village. She has a secret collection of rare and dangerous demon books.

Kosuzu does not fully understand the relationship between humans and youkai, and has never used spell cards before. When she found out the dream logic would greatly interfere with her friend Akyuu's duty of recording Gensokyo's history, she wanted to help but couldn't think of how to do so. That is, until Aya heard about her wish and offered to let Kosuzu help out on her investigation.

Kosuzu's using a shot and Aspect Shift Aya helped her whip up on the spot.
She's nervous about leaving the village, but at the same time can hardly contain her excitement to help resolve a major incident!


Nunokae Yukimura

雪村 (ゆきむら)  布返 (ぬのかえ)
Nunokae Yukimura

DLW Nunokae.png
Good Fortune for Altruistic Souls
More Character Titles

Species

Youkai crane

Abilities

Returning favors

Music Themes

Discernment ~ 純粋な心の試練

Nunokae Yukimura (雪村 布返) is the stage 1 midboss and boss, and the stage 5 midboss.

Concept

Nunokae is a crane youkai who wanders carefreely and returns favors to anyone who acts kindly toward her.

She is based to an extent on the Japanese folk tale Tsuru no Ongaeshi (鶴の恩返し, lit. "Crane's Return of a Favor"). Several variants of the story exist, but the general plot is that a crane is rescued from a hunter's trap by an elderly couple and later visits them disguised as a beautiful girl. In return for saving her life, the crane asks to become their daughter, and plucks out her own feathers to create beautiful cloth for the couple to sell, making them wealthy. After they discover her identity as a crane, though, she is forced to leave.

While Nunokae has some things in common with the crane featured in the aforementioned folk tale, she isn't the same one.[2]

Name

"Nunokae" (布返) is composed of the kanji for "cloth" and "return", the latter kanji being used in the title of the aforementioned folk tale. "Yukimura" (雪村) is an actual Japanese surname with kanji meaning "snowy village".

Appearance

Nunokae has medium-short red hair that suggests the red patch of skin on a crane's head. Her wings and outfit are black and white, the main colors found on a crane's body. She wears a purple scarf around her neck.

Spell Cards

Nunokae's spell cards

Official Profiles

Dream Logical World - Nunokae Yukimura's Profile
種族:妖怪(鶴)

能力:恩を返す程度の能力

好意的なタンチョウヅルの妖怪。
普段は幻想郷の空を当てもなく飛び巡っているが、彼女に恩を着せた者がいると回帰本能によってその者の元に戻り、恩を返してくれる。
恩返しのやり方は人それぞれ(鶴それぞれ?)だが、彼女が返そうとする恩はお為ごかしのものでなく、本当に親切なものだけである。……が、少し真面目すぎるところもあり、自分の身を顧みずに返そうとする時もある。

この間、明確な理由もなしに本能が反応して彼女は「相の樹」にたどり着いた。妙なことに恩の感覚はちゃんとあったが、まるで半人だけに恩を着せられたようだった。
恩人の正体もはっきりと覚えていなかった。樹の辺りを調べている間、夢論理の原因を突き止めようとしていた主人公達に出会い、少しの言葉と弾幕を交わした。弾幕ごっこの腕がいつもより強いと感じた彼女は、

ここ最近『自分の無謀な行動に気づいて、直そうとすること』が多くなったことにも気づいた。もしかして夢論理の影響で、人の自意識が強くなったのだろうか……?が、主人公と相談していたところでどうしてこの場所に導かれたのか、
これと言った仮説は思いつかなかった。相の樹は“いつも通り”で、それ以外に別に何もないでしょう?そして主人公が先に進んだ後、何も期待してはいなかったが、彼女はやっぱり確認しようと相の樹を登り始めた。

聳え立つ樹の上で出会ったのは、なんと黒幕の二人組だった。 夢論理を引き起こした二人、愛美と剪世樹は彼女の仮説通り、 幻想郷の皆の自意識を強くしたらしい。
優しい世界を作りたいという愛美の素直な願いは返すべき恩として十分だったが、 彼女の恋愛成就の私欲も動機の一部だったせいで、本物の恩は半分しかなかったのだ。
しかし、半分だけでも自分が恩を感じたという事実は変わらないので、 布返は恩返しをしたいと自ら言い出した。 相の樹の周辺を嗅ぎつけていた異変解決屋達を見て、自分の隠れ場所がバレることを 警戒していた黒幕達は、
布返にしばらくそこに留まり、もし解決屋達が戻ってきたら 樹を守るように頼み込んだ。 案の定、夢論理のせいで樹を無意識に空気扱いしていたことに気づいた主人公達は すぐさま樹の元に戻って調べ始めた。
それを見た布返は異変解決を邪魔したくない思いと愛美の恩に泥を塗りたくない 思いとで板挟みになり、結局気乗りしない弾幕ごっこでわざと負けて、主人公達を 黒幕の元へと通させたのだった。

愛美と剪世樹の企みが無事に阻止された後、布返は茨木華扇から幻想郷を元に戻す会議に 招待された。そこで二人との件を話し、
回帰本能が愛美の行動にちゃんと反応したことで 愛美の願いが本物だったということも証明できた。
そして厳密には恩をまだ返せていなかったので、別の形で返すことを提案した。 それから霊夢の提案で、
夢論理がなくなった後でも里の外で旅に出られるように 二人が愛美と剪世樹の弾幕ごっこの練習相手になることを決めた。

Species: Youkai crane

Ability: Returning favors

A friendly youkai whose origin is a red-crowned crane.
She can normally be found traveling the land carefreely, but if someone happens to do something kind for her,
Nunokae's instinct will guide her back to them in order to return the favor. To other cranes their own, but Nunokae doesn't return favors paid out of
selfishness, only genuine acts of kindness. She does, however, take her favor-returning duty so seriously that she occasionally forgets about her own safety.

Just recently, Nunokae's favor instinct kicked in without any visible reason, and she was guided toward the Tree of Aspects.
Something was not quite right this time: the instinct was definitely there, but at only partial strength, as if she'd been paid a favor by half a person,
and she couldn't find who she was supposed to return the favor to. While searching around, Nunokae ended up having a few chats and danmaku duels with some girls who had gone out to investigate the dream logic.
Performing better in the duels than she anticipated, she realized she'd been noticing and correcting her recklessness more often, and hypothesized that the dream logic had increased people's self-awareness.
No one came to a solid conclusion about why she'd been led here, though. It was just the Tree of Aspects; what would that have to do with anything? Once the incident-resolvers had finished their
business with her and continued on their way, Nunokae ascended the tree just to make sure.

Atop the towering tree, Nunokae discovered the truth: Aimi and Kiseki, the masterminds of the dream logic, had granted greater self-awareness to everyone living in Gensokyo.
Aimi's honest desire to create a friendlier world was enough to count as a favor Nunokae could return, but her romantic desires also played a part in her motivation, meaning it was only partially a true favor.
Still, seeing that the masterminds truly did something kind for her, Nunokae offered to return their favor. The reality-rewriting girls had noticed the incident-resolvers' activity near the Tree of Aspects and
were concerned their location would be found out, so they asked Nunokae to stay a while and guard the Tree in case they returned. Naturally, Gensokyo's heroes eventually figured out that dream logic had prevented their
minds from recognizing the Tree's importance and promptly went to investigate it. Nunokae didn't want to prevent them from resolving the incident, but neither did she want to disrespect Aimi's favor, so she engaged them in a
halfhearted battle, purposely losing and letting them reach the masterminds.

After Aimi and Kiseki's schemes had been put to an end and a meeting to restore Gensokyo scheduled, Kasen invited Nunokae to describe her encounter with them.
Nunokae's genuine instinct to return their favor convinced the others in attendance that Aimi really wanted to help create a better world. Since she technically hadn't performed her duty,
Nunokae offered to return the favor in some other way. She and Reimu, at the latter's suggestion, decided to help Aimi and Kiseki catch up on spell card experience so they could journey outside
the Human Village once the dream logic was no longer active.

Tetsuko Yorubana

夜花 (よるばな)  鉄子 (てつこ)
Tetsuko Yorubana
Tetsuko Yoruhana

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Empath who Never Encounters Emotions
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Species

Human

Abilities

Reading emotions

Location

Foot of Youkai Mountain

Music Themes

そよ風に吹かれる栄樹

Tetsuko Yorubana (夜花 鉄子) is the stage 2 midboss and boss.

Concept

Tetsuko is a human from the Human Village who has difficulty connecting with other people in spite of her ability to read emotions. She lives a solitary life in the forest at the foot of Youkai Mountain.

Name

"Tetsu" () means "iron", and "ko" () is a common suffix for Japanese female given names that can translate to "child" or "young woman".
"Yorubana" (夜花) means "night flower".

In the initial trial release, the pronunciation of Tetsuko's surname was written as "Yoruhana" (よるな). This was changed in trial 0.10a.

Appearance

Tetsuko has a black dress with flower embroidery and dark hair tied into a long tail by several white bows. Various multicolored leaves and twigs are attached to her clothing.

Spell Cards

Tetsuko Yorubana's spell cards

Official Profiles

Dream Logical World - Tetsuko Yorubana's Profile
種族:人間

能力:感情を読む程度の能力

妖怪の山の麓に住む、孤独を好む人間。
他の人間にも妖怪にも無関心で(あるいは呆れて)、誰とも関わらないまま過ごすのが彼女の理想。他人の感情を読み取る能力があるため、割と皮肉(アイロニック)な生活である。
山腹で木の枝からできた小屋に住み、そこからあまり動かない。人と会えることが非常に珍しく、自ら話しかけることが滅多にないため会った人との会話はさらに珍しい。
話しかけられたらイラっとするが、それ以外の時は無感情・無関心で、他人から見たら人というより環境の一部に近い。

人間の里で生まれて育てられたが、子供の頃から周りと馴染めなかった彼女は人間よりも妖怪との方が過ごしやすかった。
妖怪が里を訪ねた時だけ顔がぱっと明るくなって、密かに妖怪と遊んだことも多い。そして殆どの子供と違って、イマジナリーフレンドだった古明地こいしのことも少し覚えている。

青年期になってから「職を身につけて、周りの役に立とう」という社会のプレッシャーを感じ始めた。
里の人間よりも妖怪に近い世界観を持った彼女は他人を理解することも、人に共感することも、人生を「役に立つ」ようにすることも良く分からないまま彷徨った。
妖怪になれる訳じゃないから、人間社会で過ごすには人間っぽく振るまわないといけない。だから常に他人と関わって行動を観察して、その秘密を知ろうとした。

他人を理解しようと尽くしていた果てに、「感情を読む能力」という形で願いが叶えられた。
役に立つものを優先する社会で自分の価値をようやく見つけた……と思ったら、むしろ逆だった。
サトリの心読能力に比べて適用範囲は狭いが、
心まで読まなくても人にとっては十分な迷惑だったみたい。
相手の知らないところで能力を使えば問題はなかったが、相手に知られたらどうも上手くいかない。不気味だの身勝手だの、人の感情を勝手に読むなんてまっとうなことじゃないと言われてしまった。

人間と馴染めるには妖怪っぽくすぎて、妖怪になれるには人間っぽくすぎた。
この世に居場所がないと感じた彼女は家族も志望も性格も全部捨てて、里から離れた麓で一人で暮らそうと諦めた。
木のこと、葉のこと、花のこと、土のこと以外、彼女は何も想わなかった。

だが夢論理異変が発見された少し前に、博麗神社へ参拝しに行った。
どうしてそんな心変わりをしたのか?それは夢論理の影響で、自分の意思にも関わらず人の思いやりや、他人と繋がりたい気持ちが強くなっていたから。
真相を明かしたい主人公達に(しつこく)質問されたところで、彼女もどうして神社に行ったかよく分からなかった。自分の地域への侵入に腹は立ったが、優しさが増えた件についてどう思うべきか対応に困っていた。
まぁ、前より親切になったとしても…… 夢を見ている時と同じように、自分らしくない感じも別にしなかった。

異変が無事に解決した後、二度目のサプライズが彼女を襲った。 どうやら昨日会った人達の中に、彼女のことをもっと詳しく知りたい人がいるらしい。
そればかりではなく、異変の黒幕も実は里の人間であり、本当にただ人々の心を繋ぎたかっただけらしい。 こいしが霊夢と魔理沙と初めて会った時のように、鉄子も 「他人と関わるのは、そんなに悪くもないかな」と少しだけ思い始めた。
早苗に守矢神社への参拝を勧められ、最初はどうするか迷っていたが こいしがやってきて背を押してくれたおかげで一応行ってみようと決めた。 元々孤独な楽園に引きこもっても別に平気だったから、 別に上手く行かなくても失うものはないだろうと思ったのだ。

果たして彼女は自分の棲家の外に再び関心を持つことはできるのだろうか?
……まあ、結果はなんであれ、それはまた別の話。

Species: Human

Ability: Reading emotions

A solitary human living near the foot of Youkai Mountain.
She is totally indifferent towards other humans and youkai (although that can border on active dislike),
content to merely exist without interacting with anyone else. Which is plenty ironic, considering her ability is sensing others' emotions.

Tetsuko never travels far from the small twigs-and-branches dwelling she built into the side of a hill. It's rare for anyone to see her, and
even rarer for the two to strike up a conversation, as Tetsuko won't speak unless spoken to, and tends to be irritated by anyone who does so. Otherwise emotionless and having no relationships,
to other people she's almost more a feature of the environment than a person.

Tetsuko lived in the Human Village as a child, and did not exactly fit in there. She preferred the company of youkai to other humans,
lighting up whenever one happened to visit the village. It is exceptional that she can recall a few details of her childhood friendship with Koishi.

When Tetsuko came of adolescent age, she began to feel society's pressures to pick up a skill and make oneself useful.
Viewing the world more like a youkai than the humans of the village, she found it difficult to understand and relate to other humans as she wandered
about trying to attach a worthwhile "usefulness" to her life. She realized that unless she became a youkai herself, though (which almost certainly could never happen), she would need to adopt a human mindset to make her way in human culture. So at every waking moment, she interacted with and observed others, hoping to learn the secrets of their behavior.

Eventually, her desperate wish to comprehend her fellow humans manifested as a power to read emotions.
Finally, Tetsuko had a special ability that gave her potential value in a world that valued skills. Or so she thought at first.
Her ability was narrower in breadth than the mind-reading of the satoris, but it seemed that people didn't like their emotions being read without their consent, either.
Tetsuko was confident about her talent when she used it on others without them knowing, but things never went right when she made it known.
She didn't know how to respond appropriately to particular emotions. People thought her ability was creepy or it made them uncomfortable. She was told that emotion-reading didn't have a good and proper use.

Tetsuko was too youkai-like to fit into human society, and too human to become a youkai. Believing she had no place in this world,
she left behind her home, her aspirations, and her personality, moved to the remote foot of the mountain, and resigned herself to a solitary existence.
She thought about nothing except the trees, leaves, flowers, and dirt.

However, a little while before the dream-logical world was found out, Tetsuko visited the Hakurei Shrine to offer her worship.
What prompted that change of heart? Why, dream logic messing with everyone's free will and making them more compassionate and desiring of social relationships, of course.
When confronted by a stream of incident-resolvers anxious to uncover the truth, Tetsuko couldn't explain why she had felt like doing that. While far from happy about the continual intrusions into her private sphere, she wasn't sure what to think when informed that the aspect of compassion had increased in strength. Maybe she had become more compassionate, but due to the nature of dream logic, she didn't feel any less herself.

Tetsuko was surprised again when, after the incident had been resolved, several of the people she'd met the previous day were curious to know more about her.
What's more, the incident's mastermind—who was genuinely trying to help people connect with each other—was a village human herself. Just like what Koishi experienced after meeting Reimu and Marisa for the first time, Tetsuko had the slightest thought that maybe interacting with others could be worth it after all. Sanae offered to let her visit the Moriya Shrine, but she wasn't sure about it until Koishi returned and encouraged her to give it a try. Tetsuko was perfectly fine in her lonesome paradise, after all, so if it didn't work out she'd have nothing to lose.

Will Tetsuko decide she can care about the world outside her sheltered niche once again?
Well, that's a story for another day.

Katerina Ring

カテリナ・リング
Katerina Ring

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Embodiment of Fear and Otherness
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Species

Katawa-guruma (?)

Abilities

Taking on the form of things that frighten people

Katerina Ring (カテリナ・リング) is the stage 3 midboss.

Concept

In Dream Logical World's story, youkai have been coming into existence at an increased rate. Katerina represents this by being a youkai with features amalgamated from a variety of sources associated with or sounding similar to her given name.

Name

"Katerina" (カテリナ) is a given name of European origin and a variant of the name "Catherine". "Ring" (リング) is taken from the title of the 1998 Japanese horror film Ring.

Appearance

Katerina has short black hair, a beige shirt and a green skirt. Matching the traditional depiction of a katawa-guruma, she rides a large burning wheel. Also attached to the wheel are several instruments of torture or murder, referring to an execution device known as the Catherine wheel, and dripping black tar reminiscent of the well from Ring.

Spell Cards

Katerina Ring's spell cards

Official Profiles

Dream Logical World - Katerina Ring's Profile
種族:片車輪?

能力:人を怖がらせる物に姿を変える程度の能力

夢論理の影響で妖怪が生まれる割合が高くなった、という現象から生まれた妖怪らしい。

姿は片車輪という妖怪に近いが、実際にその種類
の一人か、それが彼女の元になった「相」の一つにすぎないか、彼女自身もよく分からない。
黒幕が焦って現実改竄した結果だろうか?

いくつかの物騒な物を常に持ち歩いてるが、似た者であるエイサイトアに比べれば彼女はむしろお化け屋敷の従業員みたいな感じで、人を「楽しく」驚かせようとする。
その恐怖の武器庫が気になるスリルを楽しむ人妖が来ると、親しげに話をすることもよくある。

Species: Katawa-guruma?

Ability: Taking on the form of things that frighten people

A youkai that apparently emerged thanks to dream logic increasing the rate at which youkai come into existence.
She appears similar to a katawa-guruma, but even she isn't sure if she actually belongs to the species or if it's just one of the particular aspects she originated from. Could this be a sign of hasty reality-rewriting?

Despite the array of unsettling objects Katerina carries on her person, when compared to Acytota she's more like a haunted house employee, making people uncomfortable but doing so in good fun.
She even strikes up friendly conversation with thrill-seeking humans and youkai who're impressed by her fear-inducing arsenal.

Acytota

エイサイトタ
Acytota

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Embodiment of Tales of Disease and Death
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Species

Youkai virus

Abilities

Replicating at the expense of energy from living beings

Music Themes

アンデッド・マレヴォレンス

Acytota (エイサイトタ Eisaitota) is the stage 3 boss.

Concept

Acytota is a classical youkai, but based on a virus rather than a typical living creature or macroscopic object. Like Katerina, she was born as a result of dream logic increasing the rate at which youkai come into existence.

Name

Viruses are usually considered non-living organic particles, since they are not made of living cells, but a minority viewpoint holds that viruses should be considered a seperate form of life. "Acytota" (エイサイトタ) is a scientific term that would denote the superdomain of non-cellular life, while "Cytota" would denote cellular life.

Appearance

Acytota has purple hair tied into two tails and a purple dress with a triangle texture, including several triangular frills at the bottom, representing the triangular protein units of an icosahedral virus. She carries a long orange rope forming several elements of her outfit and decorated with multicolored squares, resembling a strand of RNA, the genetic material of some viruses. She holds a few triangular virus units.

Spell Cards

Acytota's spell cards

Official Profiles

Dream Logical World - Acytota's Profile
種族:妖怪(ウィルス)

能力:生命力を奪って複製する程度の能力

どうやら夢論理の結果の一つとして、幻想郷の皆が「ウィルス」という病原体の知識を得たようだ。
その知識と妖怪の増加が交錯して、妖怪ウィルスのエイサイトアが生まれた。

妖怪としての存在理由は単に「ウィルスを増殖させること」。自分一人だとできないから、ウィルスを組み立てるにはまず他人に近寄って生命力を奪わないといけない。
対象に近寄るチャンスが少しでもあれば、一瞬もためらわずに取り掛かろうとする。特定の人物と状況に作戦を素早く合わせようとし、演じるキャラもコロコロ変わる。

が、そんな計略や策謀を巡らせてもウィルス作りの成功が少ないらしい。作戦を考え直す必要があるか…… はたまた
夢論理の影響で皆が優しくなったと同じように、彼女も無意識にためらっているのだろうか。って、考慮に入らなきゃいけない事情多すぎない?

夢論理異変の解決までの間、彼女はありとあらゆる獲物候補に出し抜かれ(&撃ち抜かれ)、 存在意義を見失ってしまった。夢論理はなぜ、こんな自分を生み落としたのだろう?
しかしそこで射命丸文が訪れ、「人間と妖怪が共生できる場所」という幻想郷の存在理由を説明した。 誰もが世界の均衡を保てるように欲望を制御しないといけない、ということだ。 つまりウィルスを無駄に増やさなくても、とにかく人間との敵対関係があればその関係の形はなんでもいい。 弾幕ごっこや実害のないドッキリを仕掛けるなど、カジュアルで安全な敵対関係でも十分なのだ。 知り合いのカテリナも「大げさに脅して健康な生活習慣の大事さを知らせればいい」と提案し、 そのために本居小鈴の禁じられた情報の宝庫―鈴奈庵―を訪れた。
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こうして幻想郷に平穏に定住できるよう支援を受けながら、エイサイトタは 善良な郷民になるように頑張ることを約束した。

Species: Youkai virus
Ability: Replicating at the expense of energy from living beings

Somehow, dream logic added the knowledge of a disease-causing particle called a virus to the inhabitants of Gensokyo. This, combined with an increased rate of youkai birth, resulted in Acytota, a youkai virus.

Acytota's reason for being as a youkai is straightforward: create more viruses. She can't do this by herself, having to absorb energy from other living beings to assemble them.
She'll seize without a second thought any opportunity that crosses her path to get close enough to others to steal the required energy. Effortlessly matching her tactics to specific people and situations, she can appear to have a completely different personality from one moment to the next.

Despite these devious machinations, it appears that she isn't terribly successful at creating viruses. Perhaps her strategies need more work, or maybe she's unconsciously holding herself back because of that thing where dream logic's made people nicer? Gosh, there's a lot to take into account.

Over the course of the dream logic incident, Acytota was outwitted (and outgunned) by all of her potential victims, leading to a sense of existential disappointment. What was the point of dream logic bringing her into existence if she couldn't fulfill her reason for being? Aya explained to her, though, that Gensokyo is meant to be a place where humans and youkai can live in a symbiotic relationship.

Everyone must learn to channel their desires in a way that preserves that balance. Acytota didn't need to create as many viruses as possible; she just needed some kind of adversarial relationship with humans. Even if the "adversarial" part was something as casual and safe as fighting with danmaku or giving people a good, harmless scare. Or, as Katerina suggested, warning them about the importance of maintaining good health habits.

Katerina turned to Kosuzu and her library of forbidden information to find something that might help Acytota peacefully settle into life in Gensokyo, and Acytota promised to try her best to be a good citizen.

Kiseki Amashirasagi

天白鷺 (あましらさぎ) 剪世樹 (きせき)
Kiseki Amashirasagi

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The Saw that Cuts Reality
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Species

Tsukumogami

Abilities

Manipulating the aspects of existence (during incident)
Moving and pruning branches on her own (After incident)

Music Themes

世界の実相の感想 ~ Stream of Consciousness

Kiseki Amashirasagi (天白鷺 剪世樹 Amashirasagi Kiseki) is the stage 5 boss, and the Extra stage midboss alongside Aimi Tourouzaka.

Concept

Kiseki is the tsukumogami of a pruning saw owned by Aimi, born due to the incident of Double Dealing Character. She is the one causing the dream logic incident by "pruning" the aspects of Gensokyo's existence according to Aimi's instructions.

Name

Kiseki (剪世樹) roughly translates to "pruning [the] world tree". Her given name is also a homophone of kiseki (奇跡 lit. "miracle").
Amashirasagi (天白鷺) translates to "white heron of Heaven". In the Japanese language of flowers, the white egret flower (鷺草 sagisou) is sometimes ascribed the meaning "my thoughts will follow you into your dreams", which matches the game's theme and a part of Aimi's motivation for causing the incident.


As shown in several files for the game, during development her name was originally Senteiko Azumaseikaiju (東世界樹 剪定子 Azumaseikaiju Senteiko). This given name consists of sentei (剪定), meaning "pruning", and ko (), a common Japanese name suffix also found in Tetsuko's name. Azumaseikaiju (東世界樹) translates to "Eastern World Tree", spelled with kanji that usually refer to the Yggdrasil, or world tree, from Norse mythology. The name was changed due to feedback that it did not sound good in Japanese.

Appearance

Kiseki carries a large, bending saw. Her clothing resembles a carpenter's outfit, with a woodworking apron (containing spare branches from the Tree of Aspects in a central pocket) and plaid skirt. A label reading Tourouzaka (灯篭坂), Aimi's surname, is attached to the apron. Her hair, blush highlights, arm accessories, and socks are all mismatched, reflecting her origin in Aimi's stream of consciousness. She wears a white egret flower hair accessory.

Spell Cards

Kiseki's spell cards

Official Profiles

Dream Logical World - Kiseki Amashirasagi's Profile
種族:付喪神

能力(異変中):現実の実相を操る程度の能力
能力(異変後):自ら動いて枝を刈り取る程度の能力

灯篭坂愛美のノコギリが前回の異変の打ち出の小槌の影響で付喪神化したもの。 愛美は枝を物理的に切り、父親の工房に運んでいたと同時に 現実を司る『相の樹』とそれを整えていく自分の姿を空想していた。
現実を操り、追いたい夢と自分の間に広がる、越えられない壁を消せるように……。 そして打ち出の小槌の魔力が幻想郷中に広がり、使い込まれた道具達は付喪神になり、 ノコギリだった彼女も「自分の存在意義を果たせる妖怪」ーー 「枝を切って現実の実相を変える妖怪」として生まれ変わった。

生まれたばかりで名前がなかった彼女だが、二人で『天白鷺剪世樹(あましらさぎ きせき)』 という個人的な意義のある名前を決めた。
愛美の整理がついていない心の奥底の感情を そのまま具現化させたような存在なので、話し方が時々おかしく、言葉の数も多くなりがち。 正しい文法を無視して愛美の思考の流れとまったく同じ構造で喋るので、
彼女の不思議な言葉選びも愛美からすれば自然と理解できる。

それから一年以上、彼女は実体化した相の樹を愛美の望み通りに慎重に整えていた。 しかし結局愛美は負けてしまい、現実を書き直そうとした自分の間違いを認めて、 霊夢達の要望に応じて相の樹に加えた変化を元に戻すように剪世樹に頼んだ。
剪世樹本人は愛美の願いを現実にすること以外の望みが何もなかったので、 今まで重ね上げた作業を元に戻せと言われても、何一つ気に留めていなかった。

そこまで自分に忠実な者がそばにいて、酷使することもできたにも関わらず 愛美がずっと道具ではなく人としての尊敬をもって彼女に接していたと、 早苗は言った。
そして二人が今後友達でいられるように、妖怪誕生に関する夢論理の影響がなくても 付喪神として生き残れる方法を咲夜が教えた。

その方法で、剪世樹は愛美のものではないノコギリに移った。 おかげで現実の実相を変える能力はなくなり、今となっては愛美と一緒に暮らしている。
新しい仕事で金を稼いでいる愛美を応援しつつ、木の枝を切り落とすという 自分の存在意義を喜んで果たし続けている。

Species: Tsukumogami

Ability (during incident): Manipulating the aspects of existence
Ability (after incident): Moving and pruning branches on her own

Aimi Tourouzaka's pruning saw, transformed into a tsukumogami by the Miracle Mallet during Gensokyo's previous incident.
Aimi used her saw to literally cut tree branches and bring them back to the woodshop her father worked at, but also imagined she was shaping a Tree of Aspects, controlling reality to erase the seemingly-impermeable barriers between her and her dreams. When the Miracle Mallet's power flooded Gensokyo and caused well-used tools to become tsukumogami, Kiseki was brought to life as a youkai capable of fulfilling her purpose—pruning branches and changing the aspects of existence.

Kiseki didn't have a name at first; she and Aimi came up with the name "Kiseki Amashirasagi" themselves as a name that had personal meaning to them. She's essentially an embodiment of Aimi's raw, disjointed innermost emotions, and her odd, somewhat verbose manner of speaking is
a byproduct of this. She describes things in exactly the way Aimi's stream of consciousness would, without accounting for proper conversational style,
meaning that Aimi can understand her perfectly without having to think twice about her strange word choices.

For more than a year, Kiseki carefully pruned the now-literal Tree of Aspects according to Aimi's wishes. After Aimi was defeated by Reimu and company and realized her endeavor to rewrite reality had been a mistake, she complied with their requests and asked Kiseki to reverse all the changes she'd made to the fabric of existence. Kiseki was perfectly fine with undoing all the work she'd done; her only desire was to make Aimi's desires a reality. Sanae pointed out that Aimi very well could have chosen to mistreat someone so totally devoted to her, but as far as Sanae had seen, Aimi had always treated Kiseki with respect as a person and not merely a tool. Sakuya informed the two girls about a method to keep Kiseki alive as a tsukumogami, even after the dream logic's youkai-creation enhancement had faded, allowing them to remain friends.

Because the saw she inhabits is no longer Aimi's, Kiseki no longer has the ability to change the aspects of existence. She now lives with Aimi and happily prunes tree branches, as she was designed to do, while Aimi earns money at a new job.

Aimi Tourouzaka

灯篭坂 (とうろうざか) 愛美 (あいみ)
Aimi Tourouzaka
Final Boss
Extra Midboss

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Final Boss
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Extra Midboss
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Dreaming Heartbroken Girl
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Species

Human

Abilities

Woodworking

Music Themes

東方愛美相 ~ Existential Humankind
レクラメイション・オブ・イースタンストーリー

Aimi Tourouzaka (灯篭坂 愛美 Tourouzaka Aimi) is the stage 6 boss, and the Extra stage midboss alongside Kiseki Amashirasagi.

Concept

Aimi is the mastermind of the dream logic incident, reshaping Gensokyo by instructing Kiseki's use of her reality-bending ability. She is an ordinary human from the village who dreamed of leaving her strenuous job to adventure across Gensokyo and resolve incidents. Rikuto Akigiri, a young man from the village, offered to help her hone her spell card abilities so she could travel where she pleased. She confessed her love to him, but Rikuto betrayed her trust by falling in love with another girl and abandoning their danmaku training. Aimi was distraught at living in a world where she couldn't reach her dreams, until the Reversal Incident resulted in Kiseki coming to life. Aimi seized the chance to rewrite reality and change the world into one where her and others' dreams could come true.

Name

Aimi (愛美) contains kanji meaning "love" () and "beauty" ().
Tourouzaka (灯篭坂) translates to "lantern hill".

Appearance

In her appearance as the final boss, Aimi wears a dress with pink, purple and yellow patterns and pink ribbons extending around her limbs. She also has yellow sandals and the same flower hair decoration as Kiseki.

Her appearance in the Extra stage is based on that of a background NPC that appears during Hopeless Masquerade.[3] This more casual outfit consists of a blue-and-purple kimono with flower patterns and sandals with white socks.

Spell Cards

Aimi's spell cards

Official Profiles

Dream Logical World - Aimi Tourouzaka's Profile
種族:人間

能力:木工細工をする程度の能力

幼い頃から幻想郷を冒険することを夢見ていた人間の里の少女。現実を改変する力を手にした時、愛美は自分、そして他人の夢が現実になるように作り変えた。
しかし、愛美はそれが引き起こす結果に気づかず、異変の元凶となってしまった。

何年もの間、愛美は木工細工屋の娘以上の何者でもなかった。父は毎日木の枝や幹を切り落とし、材木屋に持って行くのだ。
家族は裕福という事もなく、愛美と父は二人で毎日何時間も働いて食い扶持を稼いでいた。しかし、愛美の冒険心はこんな生活では満足できなかった。彼女は強力なスペルカードで幻想郷の平和を異変から守るヒーロー達に憧れていた。
(その「ヒーロー」達は必ずしも純粋な優しさを心に抱いていたわけではないが、それは些細なことだ。)霊夢、魔理沙、咲夜、妖夢、早苗…もし愛美がそういった人々と共に飛ぶことができれば、世界を探検し、恐るべき妖怪と仲良くなることができる。
しかし愛美には家の仕事があった。愛美は一生人里で暮らすこと、『幻想郷』のすべてを知ることなく死ぬことを恐れていた。

しかし、そんな日々も秋霧 陸斗(あきぎり りくと)との出会いで一変する。彼は冒険心に溢れ、日常にも特別な物を見つける、風変わりな青年だった。
彼は美しい建築物の数々にも愛美の仕事が関わっていること、そして、スペルカードは訓練すれば誰もが使える物であり、自身もまた多少の弾幕ごっこの経験があることを教えた。
それからというもの、練習相手を見つけた二人は暇を見つけてはお互いに弾幕の腕を磨き合い、やがて里の外に軽く冒険するようにもなった。陸斗のおかげで自分の夢が叶いつつある事に、愛美は天にも昇るような気持ちだった。

そんな陸斗だったが、彼は完璧な愛美のパートナーと言える存在ではなかった。陸斗は両親から情緒不安定な精神を受け継いでおり、
ある時は夜まで優しく練習に付き合ってくれたと思えば、またある時は人付き合いに自信がなくなり何日も家に独りでいたのだ。人生を満たしてくれるはずだった人を失う恐怖の中、愛美は陸斗に自分の愛を告白した。
彼は愛美にとって特別な存在では居続けたいとは言ったが、恋愛関係になれるかどうかを見極めるには時間が必要だった。

愛美は答えを待ち続けた。何日も、何日も待ち続け…その答えは、新しい彼女 ― 青草 実夕(あおくさ みゆ)を紹介すること、だった。

愛美には、先に自分に何も知らせずに、勝手に他の誰かと恋に落ちた陸斗の事が理解できなかった。陸斗にこの事の真意を訊ねた。
長く問いただし、ようやく帰って来た答えはこうだった。彼は彼自身の感情が不安定な事を理解していて、もし愛美と付き合っていたら愛美を傷つけてしまうかもしれない、と。

愛美の生活は元の無味乾燥なものに戻り、怒りと落胆が募るばかりだった。 弾幕を練習する相手もいない。
陸斗は自分の性格を選べないせいで私の信頼を裏切ってしまった。世界は、私に夢を見せて、ギリギリで取り上げるようにできてるんだ。
そう思いながら木を切る時、彼女は夢想した。世界のありとあらゆる存在、その実相が枝分かれした『樹』を。 そして、それを剪定し、悪い物を取り除き、良い物を足して、
人々の夢が叶う世界を創り出す、自分の姿を。

やがて、その想いに、幻想郷は応えた。愛美ののこぎりは付喪神となり、すべてが変わった。

というのも、正邪が少名針妙丸を騙し、願いを叶える鬼の秘宝・打ち出の小槌の魔力で幻想郷を満たしたからである(『東方輝針城』参照)。
小槌の魔力は愛美ののこぎりを、枝を切るだけでなく、愛美の空想上の『相の樹』を剪定することすらできる付喪神・天白鷺 剪世樹へと変えた。
まさか愛用ののこぎりが自分が求めていた能力を持つ、自分に協力することにも積極的な生ける道具と化すなんて……。最初の衝撃から立ち直った後、愛美は人々の性格が遺伝子に左右されないようにするよう剪世樹に頼んだ。
剪世樹は全力を尽くしたが、なぜか愛美の指示通りにはうまくいかなかった。 なぜなら、世界を変えようと願うありとあらゆる者が直面する問題に、二人がぶち当たっていたのだ。それは、現実は極めて複雑であるということだった。

幻想郷の八百万の神々を遥かに超えるであろう恐るべき可能性を持つ剪世樹の力だったが、その効率の悪さが足を引っ張っていた。現実の一部を軽く書き換えようとしても、
絡み合う要素があまりも多すぎるので、それを理解するだけでも何日もかかってしまう。また、矛盾した結果を生み出すように現実を書き換えることはできなかった。例えば、性格と遺伝を引き離そうとしたところで、
「性格が由来とする物がなくなってしまう」という矛盾にぶつかった。

このプロセスを可能な限り楽にするため、愛美は剪世樹に実物の『相の樹』を造らせた。世界のありとあらゆる存在、
その実相に対応した枝を持つ大樹を使い、現実がどのように変化するのか管理できるようにした。1年と少しの間をかけて、二人は慎重に、少しずつ幻想郷を理想の世界へと作り替えた。
人々はより優しく、自分自身にも気を遣えるような、美しい冒険先がいつでも生まれるような、人々が病気や血みどろの争い、そしてもちろん「意図せず他人を傷つけること」を避けられるような世界。
剪世樹は人々の心も含め現実のありとあらゆる要素を改変していたので、あり得ない程巨大な大樹が突然現れた事に、幻想郷の誰もが気づかなかった。自分自身の思考すら変えられた事に気づかず、
人々は現実の変化が今までずっとそうだったように受け入れた。これが後に「夢論理」と呼ばれる現象である。

愛美は世界の大部分を作り直さないといけない事に気づいてはいたが、彼女の理想の楽園を創ろうとする意志のせいで、現実をねじ曲げる事への副作用に気が付かなかった。そして霊夢達がこの世界が夢論理の産物である事に気づいて相の樹に突入した時、
憧れのヒーロー達の口からその副作用を痛いほど指摘された。 愛美は打ち出の小槌の力が回収されても剪世樹が付喪神で居続けられるように、妖怪を生まれやすくしたが、そのせいで人間と妖怪のデリケートなパワーバランスが崩壊しかけていた。
愛美は人々が他人に優しくなるように、他人の事をより考えるようにしたが、他人を助けようとして攻撃的になる可能性を考慮できなかった。 愛美は人々がマイナスな性格から解放されるようにしたが、人々の考えを愛美の一存で決めてしまったせいで、逆に人々の意思を束縛してしまった。そして魔理沙が愛美に言った通り、剪世樹の力を利用して身勝手な事に悪用しようとする者が現れる可能性が常に存在していた。

スペルカード戦で敗れた後、ようやく自分自身がした事への責任を負うこととなった。異変解決屋達はすべてを元に戻そうと命じたが、同時に霊夢達のようになりたいという愛美の憧れや、
世界を良くしたいという願いは認めた。霊夢、華扇、魔理沙、咲夜、早苗、そして布返の6人はそれぞれ愛美に世界を壊さずとも改善する方法をアドバイスした。これからとある術を使って、剪世樹の付喪神としての存在を維持できた後、
その世界を良くする最も簡単な方法として真っ先にできたのは、「剪世樹の側にいてくれて、幻想郷の日常に馴染めるように手助けしてあげること」だった。 そして、夢論理がなくなって戦闘力の落ちた愛美と剪世樹に対し、霊夢と布返は本当の腕前を上げて、
行きたい所にどこにでも行けるように二人の練習相手になる事を提案した。

陸斗の心を勝ち取る事も、完璧な理想郷を作り上げる事も叶わなかったかもしれない。それでも愛美は博麗神社の手伝いをできるようになって、
剪世樹という最大の友を得て、望んでいた冒険に出ることができるようになった。そして木を切る仕事に満足していた剪世樹の協力のおかげで、愛美は陸斗と出会ったあの茶屋で働きながら、里の外の冒険を語り常連達を楽しませている。

これでよかったんだ、と愛美はそう思った。

Species: Human

Ability: Woodworking

A girl from the Human Village whose dream since adolescence has been to adventure across Gensokyo and resolve incidents.
When fate delivered her a means of bending reality, she set about rewriting existence so her and others' dreams could come true, unwilling to recognize all the problems this would cause, up to and including causing an incident.

For many years, Aimi saw herself as nothing more than the daughter of a woodworker, sawing branches and tree trunks to bring back to the woodshop where her father and the other workers could use them as building materials.
Her family had never been particularly wealthy, so Aimi and her father provided for themselves by working many hours. Something in Aimi's honest and adventurous heart, however, would not allow her to be satisfied with this life.
She was enthralled by the stories she heard about heroic spell card wielders who used their powers to defend the peace of Gensokyo from incidents. It mattered little that those "heroes" didn't always have pure-hearted altruism in mind. Reimu, Marisa, Sakuya, Youmu, Sanae...if only Aimi could be flying alongside them, exploring new worlds, meeting fearsome and friendly youkai. But she couldn't do that because she had to saw trees. She feared she'd live out her entire life within the Human Village, never seeing anything else the realm of fantasy could show her.

That is, until she met Rikuto Akigiri, an eccentric, adventurous young man who could see the extraordinary in everyday things. Rikuto pointed out all the beautiful architecture Aimi's work was responsible for creating.
He reminded Aimi that anyone could learn to use spell cards, and in fact had a bit of experience with them himself. Having each other to train with, they were able to develop their danmaku skills in their spare time and even take short ventures outside the village once they were skilled enough. Aimi was ecstatic that her dream was finally coming true, and it was all thanks to Rikuto.

But he wasn't the perfect partner Aimi hoped he would be. Rikuto had inherited an emotionally unstable personality from his parents.
Sometimes he'd be warm and friendly, spending whole evenings practicing with her, while other days he'd suddenly become uncomfortable with social interaction and want to be left alone. Dreading the thought of losing the one who'd shown her a fulfilling life, Aimi confessed her love to Rikuto. He said he'd love to be Aimi's significant other, but needed some time to decide whether he could handle a relationship.

So Aimi waited for his answer. And waited, and waited, and waited...until Rikuto introduced her to his new girlfriend: Miyu Aokusa.

Aimi didn't understand how Rikuto could fall in love with someone else before letting her know about his decision.
She asked Rikuto the meaning of this new development, more frustrated than ever that he couldn't express himself well. Finally, he explained it: he understood his emotions were unstable and didn't want to risk hurting Aimi by being in a relationship with her.

Having no one left to practice danmaku with, Aimi returned to her mediocre, unfulfilling life, overcome with disappointment and anger.
That she had no one else to train with, that Rikuto had betrayed her trust, that he couldn't choose his personality, that the world had to work in a way that gave her a glimpse of reaching her dream and then took it away. When Aimi went out to saw trees, she imagined she was pruning a tree representing all the categories and sub-categories of existence, removing bad ones and adding good ones so the world would allow people's dreams to come true.

Then, as the land of fantasy would have it, her pruning saw became a tsukumogami. And everything changed.

This was, of course, because Seija had tricked Shinmyoumaru Sukuna into flooding Gensokyo with the power of the Miracle Mallet, an oni artifact with the power to grant wishes (see Double Dealing Character for that story). The Mallet's magical energy turned Aimi's saw into Kiseki Amashirasagi, a tsukumogami capable of fulfilling her purpose of not only pruning literal branches, but also Aimi's imaginary Tree of Aspects. Once Aimi recovered from the shock of gaining a living tool who not only had the exact ability she needed but also wanted to help her, she asked Kiseki to make it so people's personalities aren't so determined by their DNA. Kiseki tried, but found that she couldn't fulfill this directive exactly as Aimi stated it. Because, you see, they had run into the fact that anyone wishing to change the world must soon confront: existence is complicated.

The incredible potential of Kiseki's power, theoretically even greater than any of the myriad gods residing in Gensokyo, was matched only by its inefficiency. There were so many variables and aspects to account for that making even a simple change to reality could require days. And they couldn't make a change that resulted in a logical inconsistency; Kiseki couldn't simply make personalities not come from inheritance because it would leave nowhere they did come from.

To make this process as less daunting as possible, Aimi had Kiseki create a real-life version of the Tree of Aspects: a towering tree with branches representing all aspects of existence, which they could use to keep track of the reality they were altering. Over the course of a little more than a year, the reality-rewriting girls carefully and gradually crafted Gensokyo into their ideal world. A world where people were kinder and more self-aware, where there were always beautiful places to adventure to, where people could avoid getting sick, fighting in bloody conflicts, and of course, unintentionally hurting others. No one else took notice of the impossibly large tree that had suddenly appeared, or any other part of the world that was being changed, because Kiseki was manipulating reality, and people's minds are part of reality too. Without realizing their thoughts had been changed, everyone simply accepted their altered reality as if it had always been that way. This phenomenon is what they would later refer to as "dream logic".

While Aimi understood they'd have to make and re-make a huge number of changes to the world, her total devotion to her ideal paradise blinded her to the unintended side effects of bending reality. And once the heroic spell card wielders she admired so much realized they were living in a dream-logical world and barged uninvited into the Tree of Aspects, that is what they couldn't stand for. Aimi had Kiseki make it easier for youkai to be born so Kiseki could remain in existence after the Miracle Mallet's power had been withdrawn, but this upset the careful balance of power between humans and youkai. She made people think more about others so everyone would act more kindly, but didn't consider that focusing more on a goal of helping others might cause people to become more aggressive, not kinder. She intended to give people freedom from their negative personality traits, but by determining their thoughts for them, she was actually taking their free will away. And as Marisa informed her, there was always a chance that someone could try to misuse Kiseki's power and warp existence with a much less altruistic end.

After a spell card battle in which she was defeated, Aimi was finally forced to confront the mess she'd made of reality. While the incident-resolvers did demand that everything be put back to normal, they appreciated Aimi's desire to become like them and change the world for the better. Reimu, Kasen, Marisa, Sakuya, Sanae, and Nunokae all had their own pieces of advice about how Aimi could improve the world without almost destroying it. One of the first and most simple things she could do was be a friend to Kiseki and help her adjust to normal life in Gensokyo—after they'd used a certain technique to maintain her existence as a tsukumogami, of course. And since Aimi and Kiseki's combat abilities had been enhanced by dream logic, Reimu and Nunokae offered to help them improve their true skill so they could safely travel wherever they wanted.

She may not have won back Rikuto's heart or created a perfect paradise, but Aimi could now go on all the adventures she wanted, was lending her help to the Hakurei Shrine, and had a great friend in Kiseki. Who, by the way, was happy to cut branches on her own now, freeing Aimi's time to earn extra as a server at the teahouse where she'd met Rikuto, brightening patrons' days with stories of her adventures outside the village.

Not a bad deal at all, she thought.

Miyu Aokusa

青草 (あおくさ) 実夕 (みゆ)
Miyu Aokusa

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Creative and Interpretive Artist
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Species

Human

Abilities

Creating artwork

Music Themes

彩り豊かな愛のキャンバス ~ Romantic Apricity

Miyu Aokusa (青草 実夕 Aokusa Miyu) is the Extra stage boss.

Concept

Miyu is another human from the village, who Rikuto fell in love with, to Aimi's dismay. She is an artist who uses several mediums, including spell cards, to portray Gensokyo's everyday life. She manages to figure out the identity of the dream logic's mastermind, but her and Aimi are able to make amends.

Name

Her first name of Miyu (実夕) contains kanji meaning "fruit" () and "evening" (). The kanji 実 is also found in the game's title.
Aokusa (青草) means "green grass".

Appearance

Miyu has long pink hair decorated with some accessories. She wears a sea-green kimono and a pink dress, with pink socks and geta sandals.

Spell Cards

Miyu's spell cards

Official Profiles

Dream Logical World - Miyu Aokusa's Profile
種族:人間

能力:芸術品を作る程度の能力

夢論理異変を引き起こすきっかけとなってしまった人間の里の少女。日常的な経験を元に、絵画のような伝統的なものから弾幕のような奇抜な形まで、様々な美術品を作っている。

感情に対する理解力が高く、自分自身や他の人の経験をもとに作品を作っている。心配性で周りと考え方が違うせいで他人と馴染めなかった陸斗は、自分を理解してくれた彼女に心惹かれ、逆に実夕は彼の独創的な考え方を気に入った。
実夕は陸斗に頼られ、芸術で陸斗の事を表現できるようにしたいと思った。

陸斗の愛美に対する接し方に実夕は納得がいかず、愛美と1、2度程その件について話したが、彼女自身は愛美の事には詳しくなかった。世界を創り直す事や実夕の現・恋人と結ばれる自分を夢見ながら木を切り倒す日々を送っていた事までは、流石に知らなかった。そして他の人々同様、実夕も陸斗も幻想郷の夢論理化については気づく由もなかった。しかし、夢論理の存在が明らかになった後、二人は世界の変化の仕方に妙に見覚えがある事に気づいた。どれも、何らかの形で愛美の夢と関係があるのだ。まさか愛美が異変と関係あるのかとも思ったが、人里の人間がこれほどの規模の異変を起こせるはずがない。しかし、可能性は捨てきれなかった。

そして、異変が解決してしばらく後の事。実夕は幻想郷の有名な異変解決屋達が、人里で自分と陸斗が住んでいた辺りを調べ回っている事に気づいた。異変の関係者を探しているのだろうとすぐさま予想したが、その予感は正しかった。その関係者がなんと、陸斗だったのだ。自分の起こした世界改変計画の悪影響を受けていないか、彼の様子を見るように愛美が頼んだのだ。そこで実夕は(興味本位で)霊夢達12人にスペルカード勝負をしかけた後、愛美本人も恐る恐る近づいた。流石に実夕は怒り心頭だろうと緊張していた愛美だが、一方の実夕はむしろ愛美の畏敬の感情でいっぱいで、あまり怒ることができなかった。現実を再編し自分の夢を叶えてしまうほど熱心だった愛美に感心して、実夕は間違いも素直に後悔していた愛美のことを許した。そして、愛美が黒幕だったことが里の人々の耳に入ってしまうとどうなるか分からないので、陸斗と共に秘密にしておくことも約束した。

異変を起こした理由について、愛美が実夕と陸斗に説明しなければならない事は多いが、実夕はどうとでもなると思っていた。

Species: Human

Ability: Creating artwork

A girl from the Human Village who happened to find herself caught in the crosshairs of the dream logic incident.
She enjoys creating visual art based on everyday experiences, using traditional methods like painting and also more unconventional ones like danmaku.

Miyu has a high emotional intelligence and draws inspiration for her art from the experiences of both herself and others. These traits are what endeared Rikuto Akigiri to her. Miyu understood that Rikuto's anxious personality and unusual ways of thinking made it hard for others to connect with him, but also gave him a unique perspective on things. She wanted to be someone he could rely on and provide her art as a way for him to express himself.

While Miyu wasn't happy with how Rikuto had treated Aimi and had talked about it with Aimi once or twice, she didn't know Aimi that well and wasn't aware that she was spending her days pruning tree branches while dreaming of remaking the world and being together with Miyu's now-significant-other. And just like everyone else, Miyu and Rikuto were oblivious to Gensokyo's transformation into a dream-logical world. Once the truth of the dream logic became known, though, the two of them couldn't help but notice something familiar about how the world had been changed. All of it seemed to be related in some way to Aimi's hopes and dreams. Could she be related to the incident somehow? They had no idea how someone from the village could cause an incident on that kind of scale, but they couldn't dismiss the possibility.

Then, a while after the incident had been resolved, Miyu noticed a large group of Gensokyo's famous incident-resolvers investigating the village near the area where she and Rikuto lived. Miyu quickly put the pieces together and deduced they were probably looking for someone or something related to the incident. And indeed, they were—Rikuto, to be specific. Aimi had asked them to see how he was doing and make sure he hadn't been harmed by her reality-bending, personality-altering machinations. After a spell card battle that Miyu declared because she thought it'd be fun, Aimi finally approached them, anticipating that Miyu would be understandably angry with her. But there wasn't much room for anger among the sheer awe Miyu felt. She couldn't help but admire how Aimi was so determined that she rewrote reality to try and make her dreams come true. And since Aimi was sincerely remorseful for how she'd messed up the world, Miyu found it in her heart to forgive her. She also promised she and Rikuto would keep Aimi's identity as the mastermind a secret from the rest of the village, since who knew how they would react to that.

Aimi has a lot to explain to Miyu and Rikuto about how she caused the incident, but Miyu thinks it'll go over just fine.

  1. Note that 無意識, in a literal sense, translates to "unconscious" (as in, the unconscious mind).
  2. DLW Music Comments - Nunokae's Theme
  3. DLW Music Comments - Miyu's Theme