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Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Memories of Phantasm~

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幻想万華鏡~The Memories of Phantasm~
Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Memories of Phantasm~

Memories of Phantasm first DVD box cover


満福神社 (Manpukujinjya)


蕨抜六 (Warabi Nukeroku)


トミー朕 (Tommy)


幽閉サテライト (Yuuhei Satellite)

Number of Episodes


Gensou Mangekyou (Fantasy Kaleidoscope) ~ The Memories of Phantasm ~ (幻想万華鏡~The Memories of Phantasm~)" is a fan-made animated video series composed of 18 OVAs produced by the doujin circle Manpukujinjya. The series first debuted at Comiket 80 on August 13, 2011, and its most recent OVA aired on May 7, 2023.

It's first PV was released in May 2011 in a trailer on Niconico, although the project itself dates back to 2010 with music releases by the circle to promote the series launch, there is also a previous promotional video released on a abandoned version of the Nico mapujinka account.


The series addresses events from Perfect Cherry Blossom, Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Phantasmagoria of Flower View, Mountain of Faith and Subterranean Animism, It also briefly delves into Cirno's story from Touhou Hisoutensoku, However, these events do not always align with the narratives of the games themselves.

In episode 17, there was a hint that the plot of Scarlet Weather Rhapsody would be fully tackled, but as of now, it has not happened.


The original script for the first OVA was supposed to be written by a different writer instead of Tommy. However, since that person apparently never showed up, he quickly came up with a new script. It was soon adopted as the definitive plot, the most drastic change according to himself [1] was the inclusion of an actual conflict for Marisa and Reimu to deal with it.

The director was concerned about whether the animation would be captivating enough to hold the viewer's attention. As a result, they decided to incorporate a plethora of cherry blossom petals. Additionally, they opted to play the opening song during the final battle to intensify the confrontation [2]. Originally, the idea was to have the cherry blossom viewing scene at the beginning to create a cheerful atmosphere, but it was ultimately moved to the end of the episode due to Tommy's dislike of starting the series with a flashback. [3]

Another point that was addressed is the voice acting. Michael J. Dog, the sound effects supervisor, mentioned, according to Tommy, that the effects he added wouldn't complement voice acting. Therefore, the focus shifted to producing music for the series. [4]

The first episode was intended to have two separate releases, with the first part scheduled for May 2011 during Reitaisai 8. However, due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, it was consolidated into a single part and subsequently released at Comiket 80 in August of the same year.


It has received widespread acclaim following the release of its first two episodes, and to this day, it maintains a generally favorable reception among viewers and it's frequently cited as their introductory media to many fans.


Episode Title Release Date
第1話: 春雪異変の章)
Episode 1: The Spring Snow Incident
August 13, 2011
Episode 2: Scarlet Mist Incident (Part One)
May 26, 2013
Episode 3: Scarlet Mist Incident (Part Two)
December 30, 2013
Episode 4: Scarlet Mist Incident (Part Three)
May 11, 2014
Episode 5: The Flower Incident (Part One)
May 19, 2015
Episode 6: The Flower Incident (Part Two)
October 18, 2015
Episode 7: Legend of the Giant Youkai
May 21, 2016
Episode 8: The Eternal Night Incident (Part One)
December 29, 2016
Episode 9: The Eternal Night Incident (Part Two)
November 11, 2017
Episode 10: The Eternal Night Incident (Part Three)
December 29, 2017
Episode 11: The Eternal Night Incident (Part Four)
May 06, 2018
Episode 12:The Courage Test Incident (Part One)
December 30, 2018
第13話:肝試しの章(後編))く 第六話
Episode 13 The Courage Test Incident (Part Two)
May 5, 2019
Episode 14: The Youkai Mountain Battle Incident (Part One)
December 31, 2019
Episode 15: The Youkai Mountain Battle Incident (Part Two)
September 15, 2020
Episode 16: The Youkai Mountain Battle Incident (Part Three)
April 28, 2021
Episode 17: The Youkai Mountain Battle Incident (Part Four)
March 20, 2022
Episode 18: The Reimu Assassination Plot
May 7, 2023


The entire soundtrack used in the series is composed by Yuuhei Satellite.

The following is the list of songs that were featured in the openings and endings:

Promotional Videos


  • One of the most popular Japanese fandubs of the series was done by a single voice actress.
  • The animation frequently features torn clothes and onsen scenes. According to the writer himself, most episodes feature an uncensored version. [5]
  • Sanae was originally supposed to appear in the first opening, but the team scrapped the idea, choosing instead for her to appear at the end of episode one. [6]
  • There are frequent rumors about the next episode of the animation being the last, this is a rumor that dates back to episode 15. [7]


External Links

Official Series Playlist on Youtube

Manpukujinjya Official BOOTH page

Manpukujinjya X's Account

Manpukujinjya's FANBOX