Elegant Impermanence of Sakura/Characters

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Most of the characters in Elegant Impermanence of Sakura are original and non-existent in the Touhou Project. The following six, however, are official Touhou Project characters and are playable in Elegant Impermanence of Sakura. Aside from the stage 1 boss and the stage 5 midboss, the remaining characters below this point are originals.

Playable Characters[edit]

Defenders of Gensokyo (幻想乡的维护者)[edit]

Reimu Hakurei
乐园的可爱巫女
Wonderful Shrine Maiden of Paradise

Reimu Hakurei
Playable Character, Stage 3A Midboss 1, Stage 3A Boss

○乐园的可爱巫女

姓名:博丽 灵梦 (はくれい れいむ)
种族:人类
能力:在空中自由飞行程度的能力

幻想乡的维护者,博丽神社的巫女小姐
平时是个无忧无虑,不管对谁都会很和善
即使对于总是缠着自己的妖怪也不会施以惩戒的女孩子
可能正是因为性格的缘故吧,这样的她也被幻想乡的众人喜爱着
冬去春来,灵梦的朋友们也一如既往地预定了赏花会
但是受异变的影响,在神社的积雪丝毫没有见少的当下
我们红白色的主角也没办法安逸下来了
就在她决定出门解决事件时
一直神神秘秘的八云紫突然出现在了面前
“几天后的赏花会准备得怎么样了?” 灵梦被问了这样一个问题
“还能怎么样,现在有更紧急的情况要处理吧”
“既然都这样闲了,那就来帮这边的忙啊”
对此,紫也没有提出反对意见

○ Wonderful Shrine Maiden of Paradise

Name: Reimu Hakurei
Species: Human
Abilities: Capable of flying in the air

The Hakurei shrine maiden, and a maintainer of Gensokyo.
She's usually a carefree person who is kind to everyone,
refusing to punish even the youkai that pester her.
Perhaps it's because of this personality that the people of Gensokyo love her.

As winter turns to spring, Reimu's friends have scheduled a flower viewing party
as usual, but under the influence of the incident, when the snow at the shrine has not
seen the slightest decrease, our red-and-white heroine is unable to settle down.
Just as she decided to go out to solve the incident, the mysterious Yukari Yakumo suddenly appeared in front of her.

"How are the preparations for the flower-viewing festival coming up in a few days?", Reimu was asked this question

"What more can I do, there's more urgent things to deal with right now, yeah?"
"Since we're both free to do so, come over here and lend me a hand."

To this response, Yukari raised no objections either.


Yukari Yakumo
境界边缘的妖怪
Youkai of Boundaries

Yukari Yakumo
Playable Character; Stage 3A Midboss 2, Stage 3A Boss

○境界边缘的妖怪

姓名:八云 紫(やくも ゆかり)
种族:妖怪
能力:操纵境界程度的能力

她是潜藏在境界内部,令人难以捉摸的妖怪
无论是行为风格,抑或是其他什么信息都不被旁人知晓
自诩幻想乡的缔造者(之一),但是对于这次影响全境的异变却并不上心
刚刚从冬季的蛰居中醒来,悠闲的她自然不会想做多余的事情
换句话说,比起解决问题,赏花会似乎更重要一些
于是她就这样慢悠悠地踱到了博丽神社,向那里的巫女询问准备进度
结果宴会的情况没有问到,还被灵梦要求着协助退治黑幕
本来想放着不管的,但是反正也闲得有些过分了
陪着小灵梦出去逛逛好像也不错,又不会损失什么
于是她久违地提起了兴致,跟着自己的搭档一起向竹林飞去
当然,这也是灵梦的主意

○ Youkai of Boundaries

Name: Yukari Yakumo
Species: Youkai
Abilities: Capable of manipulating boundaries

An elusive youkai who lurks within boundaries.

Whether it's her demeanor or some other information unknown to others,
this self-proclaimed creator of Gensokyo (one of it's creators anyway)
wasn't concerned about the incident currently affecting the whole region.
Having just woken up from her winter hibernation, such a laid-back woman would
naturally not want to do anything extra. In other words, the flower viewing party
seemed to be more important than solving the issue, so she just took her time and headed to the Hakurei Shrine and asked the shrine maiden there about her preparation progress.

But consequentially, Reimu didn't respond to any questions concerning the banquet, but rather had asked her to help in eliminating the mastermind.

She would have liked to leave it alone, but in any case, she too was a bit too leisurely,
and with the young Reimu accompanying her, what was there for her to lose?
Thus, her spirit was ignited for the first time in a while as she followed her partner to the Bamboo Forest.

That, of course, was also Reimu's idea.


Visitors From the Living and the Dead (此岸彼岸的访客)[edit]

Marisa Kirisame
渴望长生的魔法少女
Magician Longing For Longevity

Marisa Kirisame
Playable Character; Stage 3B Midboss 1, Stage 3B Boss

○渴望长生的魔法少女

姓名:雾雨 魔理沙(きりさめ まりさ)
种族:人类
能力:使用魔法程度的能力

住在魔法之森的普通人类,目前正在为实现永生而努力
不像其他魔法使那样阴郁,她的性格十分开朗,也经常去找灵梦玩
冬春之交,博丽神社也预定了新一年的赏花会
于是她打算一如既往地过去帮朋友的忙
但是在那里等着魔理沙的并不是仅仅是红白色的巫女
而是冥界的大小姐,西行寺幽幽子
从对方的口中,她得知了幻想乡最近的异变情况
并且被软磨硬泡地要求一起行动
比起寺庙里锈蚀的大钟,抑或是一夜化冻的雾之湖
除了爱丽丝翻新了一下洋馆之外,森林似乎并没有什么太大的变化
这使得魔理沙对于事件的全貌并没有一个很好的了解
于是就一起行动吧,她这样想
不管怎样,多一个帮手总是没错的,不管是现在还是死后

○ Magician Longing For Longevity

Name: Marisa Kirisame
Species: Human
Abilities: Capable of using magic

An ordinary magician living in Gensokyo. She's currently working on obtaining
immortality. Unlike the other, more gloomy magicians, she has a cheerful personality,
and she often goes to play with Reimu.

As the winter turned into spring, the Hakurei Shrine had scheduled a new year's flower viewing party, so she planned on going there to help her friend like she always has.
However, it wasn't just the shrine maiden waiting for Marisa,
but also the princess of the Netherworld, Yuyuko Saigyouji.
She learned from the latter's mouth about the recent changes to Gensokyo,
and was persuaded to work alongside her.

Compared to the temple's bell rusting over or the Misty Lake freezing overnight,
the Forest of Magic hasn't experienced much change outside of the renovations Alice
made to her house. Therefore, Marisa didn't quite grasp the whole of the situation.

"So, why don't we head out together?", she thought.
No matter the case, it's always good to have a helping hand, be it now or in death.


Yuyuko Saigyouji
心无彷徨的幽灵
Stationary Ghost

Yuyuko Saigyouji
Playable Character; Stage 3B Midboss 2, Stage 3B Boss

○心无彷徨的幽灵

姓名:西行寺 幽幽子(さいぎょうじ ゆゆこ)
种族:亡灵
能力:操纵死亡程度的能力

她是幽冥楼阁的大小姐,西行寺家的家主
能够很轻易地诱人死亡,但是如今并不会贸然使用它
据说先前也很喜欢发动能力,但是后来不知为何收敛了起来
现在的性格倒是很平易近人,也经常出没于博丽神社
自然,对于悠闲的她而言春天最重要的事情就是那边的活动了
不巧的是,就在这种节骨眼上,灵梦打算去解决最近发生的事件
异变倒是其次,赏花会似乎也会被推迟
多等几天虽然不是问题,但是空出来的时间该做什么呢
正当她出于无聊,由着性子在人里闲逛的时候
她注意到魔理沙向着神社的方向飞了过去
反正也是很闲,就拉着这个魔法使一起去退治妖怪好了
总之就先去辉夜那里吧,夜晚的竹林可是很漂亮的呢

○ Stationary Ghost

Name: Yuyuko Saigyouji
Species: Ghost
Abilities: Capable of manipulating death

The princess of Hakugyokurou, and the head of the Saigyouji household.

She has the ability to easily bring one to their death, but nowadays,
she doesn't use this ability in a rash way.
It's said that she used to enjoy exercising this power,
but she restrained herself later on for some reason.
She's a very happy-go-lucky person these days,
but she's also known to frequent the Hakurei Shrine,
so naturally, a freewheeler like her would find the events there
to be of upmost importance in the springtime.

Unfortunately, at that time, Reimu had been planning on
solving an issue that occurred recently. Though the incident here was minor,
it seems that the flower-viewing will be postponed.
She didn't have any problem with waiting a few more days,
but there was the issue of figuring out what to do with her spare time.
As she was wandering around out of boredom, she noticed Marisa flying towards the shrine.

"Since I have nothing better to do anyway,
why not take this magician along with me and do some youkai extermination?
Anywho, let's go meet with Kaguya first! The Bamboo Forest is so beautiful at night..."


Witnesses of History (历史的见证者)[edit]

Fujiwara no Mokou
竹林的火凤凰
Phoenix of the Bamboo Forest

Fujiwara no Mokou
Playable Character; Stage 3C Midboss 1, Stage 3C Boss

○竹林的火凤凰

姓名:藤原 妹红(ふじわら の もこう)
种族:人类
能力:不老不死程度的能力

在很久之前意外服下不死药,从而获得了永生的蓬莱人
曾经将辉夜作为自己的仇敌对待,但随着时间的流逝也逐渐淡然了
时光飞逝,转眼就是一千三百年
虽然如今她依旧还是会与那位公主互相攻击
但已经完全没有了久远过去的恨意
现在的妹红,也只是想作为一个普通人在幻想乡好好活下去
原本来说,她对于解决异变并没有什么兴趣
在先前的几百年内曾经做过的妖怪退治,现在也不想拿出来再提
但是不知为何,在这次事件中妹红感受到了熟悉的气息
于是她在好友慧音的劝说之下
罕见地燃起了沉寂已久的好胜心,打算去亲手退治黑幕
或许这件事情对她而言很重要吧

○ Phoenix of the Bamboo Forest

Name: Fujiwara no Mokou
Species: Human
Abilities: Capable of neither aging nor dying

A Person of Hourai who accidentally drank an elixir of immortality long ago,
which granted her eternal life. She once considered Kaguya her enemy,
but this grudge gradually faded as time went on.
Fast forward 1,300 years later, and though she continues to fight with the princess
to this day, the hatred she bore in the past is no longer there.
Nowadays, Mokou just wants to live a normal life as a resident of Gensokyo.

She initially didn't have any interest in resolving the incident;
She's done some youkai extermination herself in the previous few centuries,
and isn't willing to bring it up again.
But somehow, in this particular incident, Mokou had sensed a familiar aura,
and was thereby convinced by her friend Keine.
With the rare ignition of a long-simmering competitive spirit,
she intended to fight the mastermind first-hand.

Perhaps this matter was very important to her...


Keine Kamishirasawa
追溯历史的半兽
History-Tracing Half Beast

Keine Kamishirasawa
Playable Character; Stage 3C Midboss 2, Stage 3C Boss

○追溯历史的半兽

姓名:上白泽 慧音(かみしらさわ けいね)
种族:半白泽
能力:吞噬与创造历史程度的能力

拥有一半白泽血统的人类,目前是寺子屋的老师
本人对于历史很是如数家珍,一定程度上也能通过能力改变它
在这场异变中,村子多多少少也受到了一些影响
不过问题并不严重,再说了博丽的巫女一定也会出手解决
所以她也没有太过于在意,直到自己的好友妹红前来询问看法
虽然不知道对方在忧虑什么,但是看起来像是重要的事情
毕竟,这样认真的妹红还是第一次见
于是慧音便想着一起结伴出发解决异变,无论如何自己也能当个帮手
虽然自己并不擅长符卡,但是多多少少也比一个人单独去要好
这样的异变,某个能操控永远和须臾的人肯定是首先要考虑的嫌疑犯
因此首先先回竹林问问辉夜吧,那个公主有可能知道什么
这是她提出的第一个建议

○ History-Tracing Half Beast

Name: Keine Kamishirasawa
Species: Were-hakutaku
Abilities: Capable of eating and creating history

A half-human bearing hakutaku blood, currently working as a teacher in the Human Village. She's very familiar with history, and is able to change it to a certain extent.

The incident at hand has more-or-less affected the village,
but it didn't seem to be a serious issue. And besides, the Hakurei shrine
maiden would certainly step in to resolve things, so she didn't care too much.
That is, until her best friend Mokou came by to ask her a question.
Keine didn't understand what she was worried about, but it sounded important.
She wasn't skilled at handling spellcards, but it was better than going alone.

When it comes to an incident like this, a certain someone with the ability to
manipulate eternity and the instantaneous is definitely the first suspect to be considered.

"So, the first thing on the agenda would be to head to
the Bamboo Forest and ask Kaguya. That princess may know something."

That was her first suggestion.


Kaguya Houraisan[edit]

蓬莱山 (ほうらいさん)  輝夜 (かぐや)
Kaguya Houraisan

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Princess of the Eternal and Instantaneous
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Species

Lunarian

Abilities

Manipulating the eternal and the instantaneous

Music Themes

辉夜的指引

Kaguya Houraisan (蓬莱山 輝夜 Houraisan Kaguya) is the stage 1 boss. Keep in mind that while she is an official Touhou Project character, only information pertaining to her role in this fangame will be noted here.

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(See official profile)

Name

(See official profile)

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(See official profile)

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Emitsu Kaminazuki[edit]

神無月 (かみなづき)  絵光 (えみつ)
Emitsu Kaminazuki
Emitsu Kannazuki

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Medium Who Reveals the Future
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Species

Ungaikyo

Abilities

Performing divination as a medium

Music Themes

失色的镜像世界

Emitsu Kaminazuki (神無月 絵光 Kaminazuki Emitsu) is the stage 2 midboss and boss.

Concept[edit]

She is an ungaikyo, a type of mirror youkai from Japanese Folklore that shows demons and monsters reflected in its surface.

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Hisoka Uroki[edit]

虚城 (うろき)  妃奏華 (ひそか)
Hisoka Uroki

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Illusionist of Hourai
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Phantom

Abilities

Concealing reality

Music Themes

Mystery is Your Mirage

Hisoka Uroki (虚城 妃奏華 Uroki Hisoka) is the stage 4 boss.

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Lily White[edit]

リリーホワイト
Lily White

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Species

Fairy

Abilities

Announcing that spring has come

Lily White (リリーホワイト) is the stage 5 midboss. Keep in mind that while she is an official Touhou Project character, only information pertaining to her role in this fangame will be noted here.

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(See official profile)

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Inori Jinguuji[edit]

神宮寺 (じんぐうじ)   (いのり)
Inori Jinguuji
Inori JinguuJi

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Shrine Maiden of the Country of Sakura
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Human

Abilities

Communicating to gods using divine dance

Music Themes

徒名草之道 ~神宫寺祈前哨战~
华彩飞扬 ~ Indomitable Kagura

Inori Jinguuji (神宮寺 祈 JinguuJi Inori) is the stage 5 boss and Extra stage midboss.

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Shizuka Oukain[edit]

桜華院 (おうかいん)   (しずか)
Shizuka Oukain

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Sakura God of Transient Elegance
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God

Abilities

Manipulating glory and splendour

Music Themes

春彩动荡之寂 ~盛樱之世~

Shizuka Oukain (桜華院 静 Oukain Shizuka) is the stage 6 boss.

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Shizuka is based on the goddess Konohana-Sakuyahime.

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Trivia[edit]

  • According to the developers, the boss fight against Marisa and Yuyuko in stage 3 is an allegory for Shizuka's plotline:
    • The midboss spell Sorrowful Butterfly "Rise of Secularity, Decline of Faith" hints at Shizuka's declining faith before her move to Gensokyo.
    • The Zhuangzi butterfly references in the first boss spell represents the blurring of boundaries between dreams and reality, alluding to her crossing the Great Hakurei Barrier.
    • The second and third boss spells reference Shizuka's power of impermanence and Ei's power of permanence, respectively.
    • Finally, Marisa's Last Spell visually references the Sakura Jade splitting in two at the start of the incident, and the halves eventually getting reunited at the end of the Extra stage.

Ei Iwabuchi[edit]

岩渊 (いわぶち)   (えい)
Ei Iwabuchi

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Stone God of Eternal Stillness
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Species

God

Abilities

Manipulating stillness and unchanging

Music Themes

富士大人之侘 ~我心匪石~

Ei Iwabuchi (岩渊 永 Iwabuchi Ei) is the Extra stage boss.

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Ei is based on the goddess Iwanagahime.

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  1. Referring to the legend of Lanka. During the Qin Dynasty, a woodcutter named Wang Zhi saw two children playing Go while he was chopping wood on Mount Shishi, and stopped to watch them. After the game finished, Zhi had noticed that his axe handle had rotted away, and that over hundreds of years had passed since he left his village.