Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Memories of Phantasm~

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Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Memories of Phantasm~ (幻想万華鏡~The Memories of Phantasm~ Gensou Mangekyou ~The Memories of Phantasm~) is a fan-made animated video series produced by Manpuku Jinja. The first episode, Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Spring Snow Incident~ (幻想万華鏡~春雪異変の章~ Gensou Mangekyou ~Shunsetsu Ihen no Shou~), was released at Comiket 80 on August 12, 2011, on DVD. Although the video lacked voice acting, numerous fandubs have been released since then.

PV for the second episode was released at Comiket 81 on December 30, 2011. The second episode was released on May 27, 2012(Reitaisai 9).

Inspiration

The first episode briefly follows the events of Embodiment of Scarlet Devil in the opening but shows Perfect Cherry Blossom as the main feature (fights of first four stages are skipped).

The second, third and forth episodes' opening follows the events of Subterranean Animism, but the main feature is a flashback about the events of Embodiment of Scarlet Devil (but not in chronological order) during a party right after the events of Subterranean Animism.

The fifth and sixth episodes shows the cast on their daily lives after the events of Phantasmagoria of Flower View and Mountain of Faith.

The seventh episode is loosely based of Cirno's story in Touhou Hisoutensoku.

Synopsis

Spoiler Warning: Plot and/or ending details follow

The Spring Snow Incident

At night, spirits flow from all directions toward a glowing Saigyou Ayakashi, while Yuyuko Saigyouji and Youmu Konpaku look on.

During the opening video, a montage of various characters are shown in brief, followed by a scene from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil. A red mist emanates from the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame fly in as danmaku fires at them, and they are shown to be fighting Remilia Scarlet and Sakuya Izayoi. In the scene after, Yukari Yakumo glances at Reimu, before disappearing as she turns around.

As snow falls on Hakurei Shrine, Reimu eats a satsuma and lazes about, while wrapped in a blanket. Marisa arrives, carrying a pouting Cirno. She dumps the ice fairy outside and lambasts Reimu for not doing more to investigate the overdue spring season. Reimu ignores her and Marisa flies off, vowing to solve the incident herself.

She runs into Letty Whiterock and quickly defeats her. As Letty falls to the ground below, Aya snaps a photo and greets Marisa. Back at the Hakurei Shrine, Reimu is still snacking. Afterward, in a quick series of scenes snapped by Aya, Marisa: chases after Chen; spies on Alice Margatroid, but is caught and threatened by numerous dolls carrying lances; visits Patchouli, as Koakuma organizes the shelves and Sakuya Izayoi looks on in the background. While chasing Lily White, Marisa discovers the spirits being drawn toward the Netherworld and flies past the Prismriver Sisters in order to follow them.

She finds the long stairway leading toward Hakugyokurou. As she is walking up, she encounters Youmu and demands she give back spring. Youmu laughs and asks her name, having expected the Hakurei shrine maiden instead. After she draws her sword, the match between she and Marisa begins. Marisa avoids Youmu's sword strikes and launches a danmaku barrage, deflected by Youmu. Marisa reaches for something inside her shirt and is blasted, but out of the smoke she launches herself at Youmu with Comet "Blazing Star" and ends the fight. Marisa demands to see Youmu's boss, but there is no need, as Yuyuko comes to greet her. Like Youmu, she was also expecting Reimu. Surrounded by cherry blossom petals with Saigyou Ayakashi in the background, she glares at Marisa.

At the Hakurei Shrine, Reimu lays under the kotatsu, and is visited by Sakuya. She delivers a message for Remilia, asking how long she was going to let the youkai do what they want. After being dismissed, she ominously warns Reimu about the perilous situation in the Netherworld.

At Hakugyokurou, Yuyuko fires at Marisa. After picking up her broom and flying head-on into a danmaku pattern, she is drawn in by its beauty and is nearly struck, but is saved by Reimu, who helps her dodge out of the way. Yuyuko declares Cherry Blossom Sign "The Perfect Ink-black Cherry Blossom" and Marisa tries to fire a Master Spark, but finds the hakkero is damaged. However, as Yuyuko is distracted by Marisa's errant attempt, Reimu surprises her with Fantasy Seal and ends the fight with a deafening explosion.

Spring has come at last. Marisa and Reimu discuss the tough fight in the Netherworld, with Reimu bemoaning the youkai gathering at her shrine every spring as to why she didn't want to bother with the incident. Meanwhile, Cirno, Lily, and Daiyousei play, the Prismrivers perform, and the Scarlet Devil Mansion residents arrive for the annual party. Yuyuko pops out from behind the tree, apologizing for her actions, while Youmu offers a sushi dish as food for the gathering. Moreover, Reimu explains to Marisa that she hates cleaning up after incident-resolving parties. Marisa is incredulous and begins to argue about her reasons, along with their roles in the fight. Meanwhile, Remilia and Sakuya watch. Remilia has figured out that Sakuya got involved in the incident, but says she never had to. As Reimu and Marisa continue arguing, a snapshot is taken of their fight, and the screen pans to reveal a landscape view of Gensokyo.

After the ending video, Yuyuko, Chen, Ran Yakumo, and Yukari Yakumo are all shown at Hakugyokurou. As Youmu walks in on them, they all disappear from sight. Youmu asks if someone was there, but Yuyuko doesn't answer, instead saying that things in Gensokyo may soon get fun. Youmu assumes Yuyuko is talking about blooming the Saigyou Ayakashi again, but this is dismissed. Although Yuyuko says she would've liked to see the tree bloom, she instead takes solace that the incident was able to be used as a distraction, at least. A sliding door behind her then opens, revealing Sanae Kochiya.

The Scarlet Mist Incident (Part One)

Soon after the events of Subterranean Animism, the Moriya Shrine holds a party where various characters attend. Aya's Newspaper article about the events which happened during Embodiment of Scarlet Devil becomes the main topic of discussion. Remilia feels nostalgic and Sanae wishes to know how Reimu solved this incident. Reimu is uncomfortable suddenly becoming the centre of attention and silently leaves the shrine for a breather. She and Yukari (who did not join the party because the Satori were there) verbally spar, with Reimu inexplicably accusing Yukari of having manipulated the events of EoSD, with no reply from the border Youkai.

During her absence, Marisa and Sakuya then decide to tell the story. The rest of the episode is a flashback on the events of EoSD, however, the plot is diverges from canon in several events, such as Aya telling Marisa to gather information from Scarlet Devil Mansion, and Marisa battling Flandre (who was the extra stage boss in the game) before Patchouli.

While not shown in the episode, Patchouli confirms Reimu is inside the Scarlet Devil Mansion at the same time she's battling against Marisa.

The Scarlet Mist Incident (Part Two)

The party continues at the Moriya Shrine with the partygoers becoming increasingly drunk, and Reimu, possibly due to her earlier encounter with Yukari gives in and decides to tell her part in the events of Embodiment of Scarlet Devil.

She quickly arrived at the Scarlet Devil Mansion, easily defeating Rumia and Meiling in the way. When she enters the Mansion, she encounters Sakuya, who demonstrates to be a strong enemy using her abilities of time control. But Reimu outmanoeuvres Sakuya, trapping the maid after baiting her with a clone made of her paper seals.

While Marisa battles Patchouli, Flandre, who is still caged in a water prison summoned by Patchouli in the last episodes, mourns all the times she has been isolated by the others in the Scarlet Devil Mansion. When Patchouli is defeated, Marisa convinces Flandre to confront Remilia along with her.

Flandre gathers enough courage to talk back to her sister, and summons a fire sword. Remilia turns to her little sister and accepts her challenge.

The Scarlet Mist Incident (Part Three)

Continuing from the last episode, Flandre challenges her sister in a fight as a means of proving of her desire to go out of the mansion. As the fight starts, parts of the mansion begin crumbling down as Marisa tries to escape the mansion.

Reimu flies out of the mansion and spotted the sisters' duel. Marisa appears just to be questioned by the shrine maiden about what is happening and who were the girls fighting. Marisa answers Reimu and points out Remilia and Flandre as the mansion's owner and the little sister respectively. Reimu concludes that the culprits were resolving the incident by themselves to which she happily acknowledges Marisa's usefulness.

The scene swithces to the sisters where it is shown that Remilia successfully parries Flandre's attack, breaking Flandre's flaming sword. Remilia charges into Flandre when Reimu and Marisa look at the sisters, only to be surprised that Remilia is now seen hugging her little sister. Remilia comments on how Flandre has grown and tells her that everything she is doing is for both of them and by blocking the sun from Gensokyo, they will be able to do whatever they please. Flandre apologizes to her sister for her own misunderstanding, in which Remilia forgives Flandre.

The heroines were suddenly surprised on what happened before Remilia declares their fight against the heroines for the sake of Gensokyo. Marisa happily complies to which Reimu cuts her off while taking back her earlier statement about Marisa. The sisters formally introduced themselves to the shrine maiden before engaging into a 2-on-2 battle.

Reimu begins to attack when she is interuppted by Marisa, who is firing a barrage of bullets at Remilia, who evades the barrage with ease. Reimu then engages Flandre into which the little vampire smiles and cloned herself to surround Reimu. Reimu then flies away and casts a powerful "Fantasy Seal" which defeats the vampire sisters while being in awe with the shrine maiden's "true" power.

After the battle, Aya takes a picture at the mansion while congratulating the heroines for resolving the incident. The sisters are shown sitting on the ground while being sheltered by the mansion's ruins from the bright sunlight while holding each other's hand with a smile. Marisa then notices Aya and makes a pose being Aya takes a shot.

Going back to the present, Marisa then concludes the story and so does the party. The scene switches to multiple scenes of people being heavily drunk or tired, with some of them are now leaving.

Sanae thanks Marisa and Sakuya for telling the story with Sakuya admitting her own embarassment for her loss. Pathouli comments on how Marisa, since then, keeps visiting and intruding the mansion to which Marisa replies that the books were made to be read and not to be just hoarded. Koakuma bursts in and caught Marisa on the act. Remilia comments on how grateful they are to be in Gensokyo in which Sakuya agrees. Sakuya then comments on how the relationship between Remilia and Flandre are improved to which Remilia replies that their relationship is strong to begin with.

Flandre then angrily bursts into the shrine, with Meiling seen behind her, stating that her sister ate her pudding. Remilia then teases Flandre which ends up Flandre challenging her sister into a duel in which Remilia happily accepts. Sanae tries to stop the sisters but her efforts were wasted as the sisters fly and fight on the top the shrine. Sakuya states how glad she is to see the sisters become close and Meiling thanks Reimu for how they affected the relationship of the vampires. Reimu comments on how annoying and destructive they are but shrugs it off stating that the place their destroying isn't her own shrine anyway. The episode ends with the sisters falling down to the floor just in time as an exhausted Aya takes one last camera shot.

After credits, Nitori is shown walking somewhere in Gensokyo, after being comically thrown away by Kanako earlier. While talking to herself, the kappa spots two mysterious people who talks about bringing back their master to life, hinting the events of Undefined Fantastic Object.

Aftermath of the Sixty Year Cycle Great Barrier Incident (Part One)

The episode starts with the yama making a monologue and ends with stating to punish a certain someone.

After the opening, at the Garden of the Sun, where Daiyousei desperately calls out Cirno while flying around the garden. The scene switches to Yuuka walking towards to a very terrified Cirno, who tries to evade the youkai but was too scared to move.

At the Hakurei Shrine, Marisa comments on how flowers were wildly blooming while not being an incident at all. Reimu replies that she thought that Marisa already accepted the fact after the investigation.

Aya interrupts the heroines with a picture while asking if the shrine maiden is interested in some youkai extermination, offering Yuuka as an example, to which Reimu denies and Marisa comments on how Aya stirrs up some controversy for the newspaper. Aya states that she doesn't want to write boring articles, which would ruin her reputation, and flies off, trying to search for an interesting news scoop.

Back at the garden, Wriggle, Daiyousei and Rumia are wacthing behind the sunflowers as Yuuka is shown doing something to the shaking Cirno. The scene is then revealed that Yuuka is putting a sunflower on Cirno's head as an accessory. Aya is then shown flying off from the garden, dissappointed on what she saw, thinking that the sunflower youkai would be crueler.

The scene switches to Eientei, where Kaguya searches for Eirin until she stops and sees Eirin with Medicine, whom she first mistakes as a customer. Eirin corrects Kaguya by stating that the doll can manipulate the poison of the lily-of-the-valley flower. Eirin also states the poison can be turned into medicines, in which she is surprised to see that the medicines were gone. Kaguya tells Eirin that she is searching for Tewi.

The next scene shows Reisen reacts to the food she ate, which is shown to be filled with non-lethal poison as a part of Tewi's prank. Tewi jumps out in joy seeing how Reisen falls onto her prank while stating the poison won't kill her. Reisen falls down to the ground. Presumed dead, Tewi walks to Reisen to which Reisen firmly grasps Tewi's leg in sheer anger and feeds her with the whole bottle of poison. Mokou walks in but simply ignores the bunnies and walks away. Aya is seen taking a picture of the event and marks it as one of the articles to be written.

The scene switches to the underground for a short while before transitioning to the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Aya was about to take a picture of the people who are currently drinking tea on a table, who were Sakuya, Remilia and Patchouli, while marking it as the meeting of the mansion's residents to conquer Gensokyo for the second time. She was interrupted by Sakuya by stopping time and surrounding the crow tengu with knives, in which, by continuing the flow of time, hits Aya as she screams in a loud echoing voice. Remilia notices the scream faraway but Sakuya convinces her mistress that the noise is just an insect. Remilia then continues her conversation with Patchouli about the excessive blooming of the magician's medical herb garden. Pathouli answers that the blooming is cause by the ghosts that used to pass by the garden.

Flandre and Meiling are shown to arrive at the garden while the little vampire calls the gatekeeper to look at the plants together. Sakuya notices Meiling slacking off, but Remilia orders the maid to let Flandre roam around and Meiling take the night off. Remilia then asks Sakuya if she still agrees that coming to Gensokyo is the right choice, in which Sakuya agrees.

The scene switches back to Meiling and Flandre, Flandre pulls mandragora. Meiling tries to stop Flandre but the mandragora quickly lets out a loud scream which knocks out Patchouli and Meiling while stunning the rest of the people at the mansion. Luckily, Flandre was able to destroy the plant.

The scene then switches at Mystia's grilled lamprey stand where Eiki is seen approaching the stand while angrily grasping at her Rod of Remorse and stating that she found "her".

Aftermath of the Sixty Year Cycle Great Barrier Incident (Part Two)

After a short recap of the previous episode, the scene starts at Mystia's lamprey stand from the previous episode where a drunk Youmu is complaining on how her master treats her. Komachi agrees with Youmu by stating that her superior treats her the same and offers Youmu to drink all night together. Eiki then interrupts the conversation by asking why the spirits being carried over to her to judge. Komachi then stands up and immediately proceeds to her work while Mystia chases the shinigami because of not yet paying. Eiki then spots the sleepy Youmu and uses the chance to lecture the half-phantom about her frequent visit to the world of the living and if it continues, she will judge Youmu as a human and will be sent to Hell, making Youmu apologize to the yama. Aya spots Eiki and takes a picture and confirms if the yama is behind the incident about the flowers. Eiki responds by stating that Hell is not involved at the incident nor does Gensokyo and is, in fact, caused from the Outside World. The yama proceeds to give a long lecture to both Youmu and Aya, as she is currently on break, until morning.

The switches to Sanae somewhere at the Genbu Ravine where Yukari asks the shrine maiden about how are they doing on Gensokyo. Sanae responds to the question and notices the blooming of flowers. Yukari explains that the flowers are possessed by the spirits of dead people from the Outside World after a great calamity and it occurs every 60 years. Saddened, Sanae asks Yukari on what will happen to the spirits and the youkai sage responds that they will wait for their reincarnation on the Netherworld and the incident will be resolved after the ferryman finishes on carrying the spirits.

Spoilers end here.

Cast

Episode One

Music

The music in the series is by Yuuhei Satellite.

The first opening of Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Spring Snow Incident~ is "Though the Scent Lingers, the Flower Scattered, while the ending is Opposite World, both from Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Spring Snow Incident~ Original Soundtrack.

The second opening is Clouds Over the Moon, and Wind Over the Flowers from 月に叢雲華に風 and was used to the Scalet Mist Incident episodes

The Third opening is Beauties of Nature and was used in Aftermath of the Sixty Year Cycle Great Barrier Incident episodes

The trailer for the Imperishable Night arc is "Ephemeral, Great and Splendid Land of Grief" from 泡沫、哀のまほろば.

Trivia

Promotion Videos

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