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(きり) (さめ)   () () ()
Marisa Kirisame
kiɾisa̠me̞ ma̠ɾisa̠ (♫)
Marisa Kirisame
Ordinary Magician
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Species

Human

Abilities

Using magic (Specialized in light and heat magic)

Age

A child in PC-98 canon[1] ; about the same age as Reimu in Windows canon.[citation needed]

Occupation

Magician, Kirisame Magic Shop owner, burglar, part-time youkai hunter

Location

The Kirisame household in the Forest of Magic, unknown in PC-98

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"It ain't magic if it ain't flashy. Danmaku's all about firepower."Marisa Kirisame (Perfect Memento in Strict Sense)

Marisa Kirisame (霧雨 魔理沙 Kirisame Marisa) is an ordinary human magician who specializes in light and heat magic and currently resides in the Forest of Magic. She has a compulsive mania for collecting things, and is considered to be the deuteragonist of the Touhou Project series along with the main protagonist, Reimu Hakurei.

General Information

Marisa is a common playable character in most games throughout the series with somewhat rare alternative roles such as being an Extra stage boss. Her first ever appearance in the Touhou Project was in the second PC-98 game Story of Eastern Wonderland, and she first appeared as a playable character in the third game, Phantasmagoria of Dim. Dream. Additionally, she has made a guest appearance as the first Extra stage boss in the Seihou Project's first work Shuusou Gyoku.

Marisa serves as an audience surrogate of sorts - she is straight-forward and much easier to understand than other characters, typically filling the support role. She also serves as a contrast to Reimu, who's blessed with innate abilities, by being the hard-working type of character without any special powers. ZUN has said that this makes her a rather "un-Touhou-like" character, but also gives him much more leeway in creating a story.[2][3]

Marisa's height is that of a girl in her early teens and is in the "fairly short" group.[4]. Unlike Patchouli Knowledge and Alice Margatroid, who are magicians by species, she's merely an ordinary human who uses magic. In the games themselves, she's a character who consistently stresses high power and quick speed. She exceeds in attack and penetration power, but her attack range is generally narrow. Her signature move is the tremendous laser spell card, Love Sign "Master Spark". She has good speed and power, but poor melee technique.[5]

Personality

Outwardly, Marisa is an outgoing and informal individual. She socializes with many inhabitants of Gensokyo and is friendly to both human and non-humans individuals, although still remaining wary around youkai. She's quick to act if she hears or sees anything interesting; sometimes doing dangerous things to satiate her interest at the time. An example is when she follows an eagle on a whim in the middle of a blizzard.[6] She speaks in an informal manner and typically uses the sentence ending particle ze (). "Ze" used at the end of verb stems delivers a "boyish" and "impolite" sound to the listener/reader. Ze is mostly used in a context to express one's will to act (similar to "let's" in English), and using it in other cases sound somewhat unnatural, perhaps "phony" or "showy".

In the past, Marisa was known to be a habitual liar. Such as when she claimed to be Reimu Hakurei to avoid being troubled by Flandre Scarlet [7] or when she blamed various crimes to Alice Margatroid to get Reimu out of the way.[8] However, she puts no effort into actually deceiving anyone as her lies are extremely obvious. Over time, this tendency to lie has decreased and she's more likely to tell the truth to others. By the time of Wily Beast and Weakest Creature, she willingly tells Saki Kurokoma to come to her place and emphasises that it is not the shrine.[9] Although that could be because she was possessed by the proud Eagle spirit.

She has a mania for collecting things and exhibits knowledge of various valuable and/or magical objects around Gensokyo. She has been frequently seen foraging (or looting) in many places for various materials, be it mushrooms, parts of a dragon, or just whatever she thinks looks interesting at the time. That said, her hoarding habit does result in her not knowing or forgetting what objects are in her house.

Though she goes to great lengths to hide it,[10] Marisa is a hardworking individual who frequently seeks to better herself and seeks to be known as a great magician.[11] She takes pride in her magic and youkai extermination capabilities, claiming to be "the number two in Gensokyo".[12] She does indeed care for the sake of Gensokyo and its inhabitants, but conceals it with her rowdiness. In many cases, she is the one who would push Reimu to investigate potential incidents.

Abilities

Strength

Marisa is a normal human with no innate abilities, but her true strength lies in her ability to use one of the highest classes of magic power that humans can use – an unusual feat perhaps only possible because of the effects of the Forest of Magic.[10] She's also faced very powerful humans and youkai and was able to solve a number of incidents in various scenarios, all being high achievements. However, her existence is closest to an ordinary person; she was born without any innate abilities (unlike Reimu Hakurei) and has been compared to "humans of a level close to us" by ZUN. As a result, the interpretations of Marisa's power can go to extremes. She has an attachment to power and has self-belief in ostentatious display of power. She always finds opponents to fight and plays by finding faults. However, she's actually a hard worker, and her power is the result of her secret training.[13] For example, Marisa appears to have developed an innate resistance against poisonous substances, due to her gathering of mushrooms and living in the Forest of Magic.

Despite her small size, Marisa is surprisingly physically strong. In chapter 16 of Curiosities of Lotus Asia, she carried out a big computer out of Kourindou in her arms. In Forbidden Scrollery, she was shown jumping over the walls of the Hieda mansion[14] and was seen climbing youkai mountain manually (instead of just flying)[15]. In Marisa's otter route of Wily Beast and Weakest Creature, Urumi Ushizaki tried to drown Marisa using her stone baby but ends up being amazed that Marisa is able to hold onto it despite its weight. She was also able to lift Sunny Milk and hold her up at waist height with only one hand, and without putting any apparent effort in doing so.[16]

Using magic

Marisa has trained herself in magic that specialises in light and heat. She's an Eastern magician who takes a Western approach to magic, the opposite of Patchouli Knowledge. Her magic has tremendous power and few weaknesses, but it has few non-destructive uses, so she uses it for flashy youkai extermination more than anything. Her magic makes for a good danmaku show, but this is made possible only through her strenuous honest effort in creating layered effects. The majority of her spells rely on power over finesse and are themed after stars and other astronomical phenomena. According to Perfect Memento in Strict Sense, it's strange for a human to have mastery of magic of this level.

Marisa picks and collects various exotic mushrooms that live in the Forest of Magic. She boils them, crushes them, dries them, and furthermore mixes them, making strange chemicals or medicine. By heating them, submerging them into water, or by throwing things in directly, through trial and error, she finds a pattern from which magic-like materials come forth. Success or failure, she records the details of each experiment.[10] In her house, there are a ton of various handmade grimoires.

Prior to starting her research in The Grimoire of Marisa, Marisa did not use complex slave-type attacks, as she was only capable of using slaves that circle around her (her guest appearance in Shuusou Gyoku notwithstanding).[17][18]

Flying
Fight between Marisa and Cirno in Fairy Wars, as shown in Symposium of Post-mysticism

Marisa is almost always depicted as riding on her broom when she flies in the sky. In the fighting spinoffs prior to Hopeless Masquerade she rides a broom only during some of her assault skills, like Witch Leyline and Stardust Reverie. However, the more recent aerial fighters show Marisa making an extensive and continuous use of her broom, to the point that there isn't a single moment in which she isn't riding or holding it. In Great Fairy Wars, her broom is nowhere in sight. Perfect Memento in Strict Sense states she uses the magic broom to ride around on because she believes it's an essential tool for a magician. It was originally a normal broom but sprouted leaves as a side effect of Marisa using it in magic rituals.

In the PC-98 games, she's typically shown to use a vine in place of her broom in her boss appearances (with the notable exception of Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream where she has illusionary wings instead), but her Lotus Land Story and Mystic Square endings show her using a broom. In Shuusou Gyoku, she's depicted with angel wings.

Speed

Marisa seems to take pride in her own speed,[19] which is potentially among the fastest for a human. When she used Double Spark against Watatsuki no Yorihime in Silent Sinner in Blue, she moved some meters away from the first laser fast enough that she was able to shoot a second one before the first reached the Moon princess.[20] However, ZUN has mentioned that Aya Shameimaru is the fastest in Gensokyo, and Marisa appears to consider Aya extremely fast,[21] and a worthy challenger in terms of speed,[19] so while there is the idea that Marisa is really fast, there might be other characters that are faster than her.

Marisa's high speed is echoed in the games, usually by giving her the fastest or one of the fastest movement speed.

Learning other people's moves
A comparison between the originator of an attack and Marisa's copy of it.

Marisa's Love Sign "Non-directional Laser" was copied from Patchouli Knowledge's regular attack from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil as confirmed by ZUN.[22] Other than that, there are also others suggested to have been stolen; Love Sign "Master Spark" greatly resembles Yuuka Kazami's and Gengetsu's laser from Lotus Land Story, her "Orreries Sun" resembles Mima's orreries, and "Cold Inferno" resembles Remilia Scarlet's familiar in Imperishable Night. However, there's no official evidence that these are copied moves.

It's unknown if Marisa is inherently talented at imitating others' moves, or if she simply manages to do so due to sheer effort. She uses her mini-Hakkero to use the Master Spark, while Yuuka uses her version of the laser through other means.[23] Thus, her copying of the Master Spark seems more analogous to a person copying a fire-breathing dragon by using a flamethrower rather than a person copying a fire-breathing dragon by breathing flames merely through observation. Marisa also states that she can't imitate Kaguya Houraisan's spell cards as they use special items that she doesn't possess.[24] In that case, it's analogous to a person being unable to copy a fire-breathing dragon since there are no devices on hand.

It's unlikely her implied tendency to copy other's moves is abnormal, as magicians such as Marisa build upon the work of others. Marisa claims in The Grimoire of Marisa that it's "magicians who build on observation", while Patchouli Knowledge uses the pride of magicians to add their own original touch to another's work while preserving and respecting the original.[25] Magicians seek the truth according to Patchouli.[26] They act like researchers in this sense, building upon the work of others. However, other magicians such as Patchouli and Alice Margatroid haven't been depicted using imitations as blatant as Marisa's for spell cards.

Occupation

It isn't directly stated how Marisa makes a living. She does state in Strange and Bright Nature Deity's 9th chapter that she regularly goes to the Hakurei Shrine to take away Reimu's youkai extermination jobs and Perfect Memento in Strict Sense implies it as well, making it a likely source of income. She's also written a book called The Grimoire of Marisa that reviews various spell cards by different owners of a spell; she's shown a desire to try and sell the book.[27][28] She has been shown to peddle magic or lucky charms, the origin of these charms are dubious but she has, at least once, successfully sold a supposedly tanuki-warding pot to a villager. [29]

Kirisame Magic Shop

Marisa runs a shop for anything as an attachment to her own house. Although it's her primary occupation, she's usually absent. Inside the shop, it's so unimaginably disordered that it becomes like a mini-Forest of Magic.[10]

Perfect Memento in Strict Sense provides some information on the magic shop.[10] Though Marisa is surprisingly honest with her services, refusing to take payment for a failed job, the shop sees little use due to its difficult-to-find location in the Forest of Magic and the ambiguity of what her services actually are. (In Touhou Sangetsusei, on the Kirisame Magic Shop's signboard, other than the shop name, nothing is written but "what will you do" (なんかします).) The Three Fairies of Light were her first customers to her shop, but Perfect Memento in Strict Sense implies she's had other customers since then, albeit not many.

Burglary
Marisa caught committing burglary.

According to Perfect Memento in Strict Sense, Marisa boldly breaks in from the front and openly says her motto "I'll be borrowing these!" while carrying things off. She mostly steals books, so she might not be the kind who steals money. Her ability to "learn other people's moves" might originate from her nature as a thief.

As opposed to how she was commented to be a "prowler" in Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red, Marisa said: "My life is way shorter than yours anyway, so can't you just take back everythin' after I kick the bucket? I'm just borrowin' until then. It should be good for the stuff I'm taking that way, too." Aya Shameimaru's response was "The contents of the excerpt are very human-like and childish".

In Subterranean Animism, Marisa mentions "(being) a thief" concerning the book she stole from Patchouli Knowledge. In the Extra Stage of that game, Koishi Komeiji pointed out "Are you the doll-using thief". Afterwards, when there was nobody at the Moriya Shrine, she crept in, but was discovered by Kanako Yasaka and the others and was harshly punished.

She tried to steal from Kasen Ibaraki upon learning about the hermit's treasures, but got lost and was attacked by Kasen's pet tiger after she tried to kill it for its pelt.

Possessions

Magic broom

Marisa flies on a bamboo broom as part of her magician appearance. It's an ordinary broom, but constant exposure to magic has caused a curious growth to begin. Although the bamboo is dead, leaves appear to be sprouting from the handle, independently from Marisa's magic.[10] In the fighting games, it serves additional purposes - she uses it as a weapon for striking and shooting danmaku.

Mini-Hakkero

The mini-Hakkero, Marisa's treasured item, is a furnace that she uses to power her signature Master Spark. From the flame of a table-top stove, to that of a flamethrower, to a powerful and unmatched wide magicannon, the mini-Hakkero has a convenient range of uses.[10][30] Marisa herself said, "I can't even think of makin' a livin' without it."[31] It was given to Marisa by Rinnosuke Morichika as a farewell gift when Marisa left her family to live in the Forest of Magic, even though it'd be risky for a girl of her age to handle.

A magic lecture related to this item was written as follows:

"While shooting concentrate your mind, gently muttering the spell to the Mini-Hakkero. Aiming at someone you don't like, a magicannon of love will be unleashed! — Imperishable Night: Spell card 100 — Marisa's Magic Lecture

Magic Wand

Marisa wielded a magic wand during her PC-98 appearances, but afterwards it was not seen again until Undefined Fantastic Object.

Mushroom Item

Marisa carries, concealed in her skirt, a dangerous finished product of mushrooms made from mushroom magic. After throwing the item, it explodes. The fact that she conceals them in her skirt seemed dangerous even to Hieda no Akyuu as noted in Perfect Memento in Strict Sense.

Character Design

Marisa, as illustrated in Perfect Memento in Strict Sense.

Name

Her full name is Marisa Kirisame (霧雨 魔理沙). Her surname Kirisame (霧雨, lit. "mist rain") means "drizzle" in Japanese. The kanji used in her given name ma () is highly likely to come from the "ma" in mahou (, "magic") and with ri () able to be interpreted as "logic/law/theory" ( kotowari), it can be said that they deliver the idea of her being a magician. In addition, the kanji sa (, lit. "small sand") doesn't have an actual meaning, but it's often used in Japanese given names to get the sound/look of "girlishness" (different kanji, but the same idea is used in Minamitsu Murasa's name too).

Marisa is also a female given name with origins in the Romance languages, which is a variant of Latin "maris", meaning "of the sea", but may also mean "manly". If her name was based on this, then it's very likely to indicate Marisa's character being a mix of both Eastern and Western cultures.

Story of Eastern Wonderland had her name written as in-game, with the kanji meaning "pear". In that game's attached text files and bad endings it was written as . Since then, her name is still written as , so was likely a typo.

Design

In general, Marisa is depicted with blonde hair and yellow eyes. She wears clothes with a black and white color scheme, consisting of a black vest and skirt, white waist apron and undershirt, and a black witch hat with a white bow. Her hair is commonly braided on one side with a bow on the end. She sometimes wears dark blue clothes instead, such as in Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom, Subterranean Animism, or the fighting game spin offs from Hopeless Masquerade onwards.

Her exact appearance varies slightly between games and print works, such as having differently colored hat bows, varying hair lengths and style, and different aprons. In Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, she wears a white full apron with a black undershirt. In Perfect Cherry Blossom, she wears a pink capelet and has no braid. In Phantasmagoria of Flower View and Ten Desires, her bows are purple. She wears dark blue clothes with a blue capelet in Subterranean Animism. Her outfit in Undefined Fantastic Object has a brown apron with an 'M', brown hat bow, a red bowtie, and she carries a wand. She wears a crescent moon accessory on her chest in Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom. She has pink scarf and gloves and has snowflake patterns on her apron in Hidden Star in Four Seasons. In Wily Beast and Weakest Creature, she has cat-shaped patterns on her clothes. In 100th Black Market, Marisa has pale blonde hair and red eyes. Her hair flows loosely without any bows in her hair. The three rows of buttons on her outfit have been updated to be more colorful, with the upper row being yellow, the middle row being green, and the bottom row being blue. She also now has a red bowtie on her outfit.

During the PC-98 era, her debut appearance in Story of Eastern Wonderland has her depicted with red hair and eyes and wearing a purple witch's outfit with a white bow on her hat (Due to the PC-98's limited colour space, purple was often used to stand-in for black outside lineart). However her appearance changes in Phantasmagoria of Dim. Dream into having blonde hair and yellow eyes more similar to her current design. This appearance stays with her for the rest of the series, up until 100th Black Market, where her hair and eye colors are updated. Her clothes are black in Mystic Square.

Story

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Marisa in SoEW.

Unless specified, Marisa has usually been the second playable character throughout the games.

PC-98

Story of Eastern Wonderland

Marisa's adventure in the PC-98 started in Story of Eastern Wonderland, where she was the stage 4 boss and a disciple of Mima. She was a child who was tasked to keep Reimu Hakurei from reaching Mima, but was defeated.

Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream

Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream was where Marisa first appeared as a playable character, albeit not as the second choice - instead, Mima takes on that role. In the story, Marisa follows Mima and finds Reimu at some mysterious old ruins, which promise a fantastic prize for whoever enters. A battle with six others for the prize ensued.

Lotus Land Story

Lotus Land Story was where Marisa first appeared as the second playable character, which became standardised throughout the Touhou Project. Here, Marisa senses a great magic power and wishes to make it hers. She heads towards the Lake of Blood without Reimu's knowledge, not letting anyone stand in her quest for power and encounters Yuuka Kazami.

Mystic Square

In Mystic Square, Marisa overhears Reimu planning to enter Makai to take care of a recent outbreak of demons. Interested in Makai's magic, she takes off without telling Reimu.

Games

Embodiment of the Scarlet Devil
Marisa's back sprite in EoSD

During Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, while flying through the sky, Marisa notices she suddenly cannot see the lake. She swoops in to check out the situation.

Perfect Cherry Blossom
Marisa's back sprite in PCB

During the May of a seemingly endless winter in Perfect Cherry Blossom, cherry blossom petals land outside Marisa's house. She follows these petals in search of spring.

Imperishable Night
Marisa's back sprite in IN
Marisa's sprite in IN

In Imperishable Night, Alice is perturbed about the Moon, so she decides to bribe Marisa into coming along with her to find out who's responsible for the fake Moon.

Phantasmagoria of Flower View
Marisa's back sprite in PoFV

In Phantasmagoria of Flower View, the flowers are blooming out of season, but this doesn't bother Marisa much at first. She simply wants to find out who's responsible for it and will be the first to know why.

Mountain of Faith

Marisa sees that something is bothering Reimu and finds out that a rival shrine wants to take over. Marisa isn't going to sit back and let that happen, so if Reimu isn't going to do something about it, she certainly will.

Subterranean Animism

In Subterranean Animism, a geyser appears behind the Hakurei Shrine, and Reimu and Marisa are ecstatic about their newfound hot spring. The youkai, however, are less than pleased as Earth spirits begin to spew out of the geyser. Patchouli and Yukari suspect it was an attempt to lure youkai into the geyser and decide to send Marisa instead to investigate.

Undefined Fantastic Object

In Undefined Fantastic Object, Marisa notices a ship flying through the sky and hopes to be able to plunder it for its riches. When she hears that it was going to Makai, she gets excited.

Ten Desires

In Ten Desires, an influx of divine spirits will block the flower-viewing, so Marisa wants to be the first to solve it.

Double Dealing Character

Marisa discovers that her Mini-Hakkero is beginning to act on its own, and believes it to be turning into a tsukumogami. After discovering that previously docile youkai have become violent, Marisa learns from Yatsuhashi Tsukumo and Benben Tsukumo that a group of youkai are planning social upheaval. She travels to the Shining Needle Castle and defeats Seija Kijin, who remarks that her allies can become as strong as they want to if they ignore the consequences. After being led by Seija to the inner parts of the castle, she defeats the Miracle Mallet-wielding Shinmyoumaru Sukuna. Afterwards, a magical storm similar to the one caused by the Miracle Mallet rages and Marisa finds that the cause is the tsukumogami Raiko Horikawa, who had successfully changed her source of magic to that of the Outside World. After beating Raiko, Marisa lets her go in exchange for not causing any problems in the future.

Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom

Some probes that wither everything at their path appeared at the surface of Gensokyo, so Eirin and Kaguya decided to create an elixir for her, Reimu, Sanae and Reisen. Afterwards, they go to the Moon, where Eirin thinks the enemy is.

Hidden Star in Four Seasons

Gensokyo's seasons get crazy, so Marisa decided to investigate by herself. Soon she finds the problem is that the fairies are going berserk with a new power they got. At the end, she finds the real culprit.

Wily Beast and Weakest Creature

An eagle spirit reaches Marisa to tell her that, altough there is an invasion from beast spirits, he is a traitor; and he needs someone to help him stop the invasion. In exchange, Marisa would receive a tremendous power. Marisa accepts, she is possessed by the spirit and goes to Hell to stop the invasion.

Unconnected Marketeers

Marisa finds about cards with abilities of youkais and humans she faced before. Following her enthusiasm with collecting things, she goes to be the first to have them.

Spin-offs

Immaterial and Missing Power
Marisa in the Night Parade of One Hundred Oni Every Four Days Incident

In Immaterial and Missing Power, a strange feast catches Marisa's attention, so she goes to look for clues.

Shoot the Bullet

Marisa doesn't actually appear in Shoot the Bullet, but instead in a "Special story" that was added to the afterword. It shows that she and Reimu Hakurei are talking about a notebook she found.

Scarlet Weather Rhapsody

In Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, Marisa is unable to dry her laundry due to the constant drizzle. Deciding something's wrong, she sets out to find the perpetrator.

Touhou Hisoutensoku

Marisa, not a main character, is only playable via selectable character to play with in Touhou Hisoutensoku. In Cirno's scenario, Marisa is sitting in a hot spring when Cirno appears and asks her if she saw a Daidarabotchi. Marisa decides to give her a hard time and fights her. After Marisa was "surprisingly defeated", she points Cirno the wrong way. After Cirno comes back after a realisation, Marisa points that she saw a giant figure in the Forest of Magic. Even Marisa was interested in what the giant was. In Meiling's scenario, she doesn't actually appear here, to which is in fact a pseudo-Marisa who was sent by the Giant Catfish to assassinate Hong Meiling in her dreams, but was defeated.

Double Spoiler

In Double Spoiler, Marisa appeared as a stage Ex target, where she uses a few spell cards and had Aya Shameimaru and Hatate Himekaidou take photos of her and her danmaku.

Fairy Wars
Marisa's sprite in Fairy Wars

Marisa appears as the Extra stage boss of Fairy Wars. While Marisa is returning from a flower-viewing session, Cirno shows up and asks for a fight due to Aya suggesting that Cirno should fight a human. Marisa doesn't take the request very seriously at first, but she decides to fight using her non-deadly lasers. Surprisingly, Cirno puts up a good fight and actually manages to defeat Marisa, although Cirno appears to be defeated instead, even though Marisa was going easy on her. Marisa just heads back home after the fight to rest.

Hopeless Masquerade
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Impossible Spell Card

After apparently reading the newspaper by the tengu about a mischief-making amanojaku, she becomes one of the many strong youkai and humans to try and stop Seija Kijin. She uses spell cards that are considered impossible to dodge.

Urban Legend in Limbo

Marisa appears as a playable character in Urban Legend in Limbo. She was originally shown on a leaflet with various urban Japanese youkai with a torch/flashlight as though she's telling a spooky story. In the scenario, she discovered a phenomenon at Kourindou and took its power as herselves. Reimu Hakurei finds Marisa and wanted her to taste some mushrooms for poison, but Marisa attacked her with occult power. Reimu was confused, seeing a bizarre ball of sort.

Antinomy of Common Flowers

In Antinomy of Common Flowers, Marisa suddenly finds herself posessed by Koishi Komeiji. Although neither seems to know how it happened, the duo decides to stick together and have fun with Perfect Posession. They wind up meeting the culprits of the incident, Joon and Shion Yorigami. The disasterous sisters use their magic to exchange teammates, and Marisa is doomed to failure with Shion at her side.

Marisa's Dream World self appears in Joon and Shion's route, complaining that she never gets to play the lead role in incidents like Reimu Hakurei and Yukari Yakumo do.

Marisa's sprite in GI
Violet Detector

The Dream World Marisa appears in front of Sumireko Usami and, without explanation, tell her to attack her as "Otherwise, you'll never get out of here (refering to the Dream World)"

Touhou Gouyoku Ibun

After some strange black water started to emerge everywhere from the ground in the Forest of Magic, Marisa goes investigate. After learning that that "black water" is called petroleum and that it could bring wealth or misfortune, she goes to the most deep area in the underground, the Former Hell of Blood Pools, and there she finds Yuuma Toutetsu, who thinks the magician came to steal the petroleum and attacks her.

Seihou Project

Marisa in Shuusou Gyoku.
Note: This section is part of the Seihou Project by the Doujin circle "Shunsatsu sare do?".
Shuusou Gyoku
Marisa in SSG

Marisa made a guest appearance as the first Extra stage boss of Seihou Project's first work Shuusou Gyoku, a danmaku game series by the doujin circle "Shunsatsu sare do?", to which ZUN contributed music. To add to this, Yuuka Kazami made a guest appearances in the next Seihou game, Kioh Gyoku.

She seems to have no view towards the Seihou World; she doesn't know that there's no vegetation and has no thoughts about scientific machinery, but she's aware of what the Holy Grail is. Curious why VIVIT and her master Erich want the grail, she fights her, but is defeated. She was then thudded by Reimu Hakurei for fighting at the Hakurei Shrine. Her way of speech indicates that this appearance was between Mystic Square and Embodiment of Scarlet Devil.

Literature

Curiosities of Lotus Asia
Eastern and Little Nature Deity
Extra of the Wind
Seasonal Dream Vision/A Beautiful Flower Blooming Violet Every Sixty Years
Strange Bright Nature Deity
Memorizable Gensokyo

Marisa, along with Reimu, visits Hieda no Akyuu in Memorizable Gensokyo.

Perfect Memento in Strict Sense
Silent Sinner in Blue
Cage in Lunatic Runagate
Oriental Sacred Place
The Grimoire of Marisa

Marisa Kirisame is the author of Grimoire of Marisa, Inspired by a certain tengu's notebook. She wrote down a danmaku grimoire researching the spell cards of others hoping to acquire hints for new magic or, failing that, at least be able to sell the book to a library for a pretty price. The grimoire itself contains her commentaries of various character's spell cards and some of her own as well as explanations of spell card types and danmaku types.

Wild and Horned Hermit

In Wild and Horned Hermit, Marisa regularly visits the Hakurei Shrine to talk about recent happenings, attending whatever festival happens at the time, or simply visiting Reimu. Marisa was the one who originally invited Kasen Ibaraki to visit the Hakurei Shrine more often, wishing to learn life extending techniques from the hermit, much to Reimu's reluctance.

In chapter 10, Marisa goes to the mountains to search for Hahakigi's Otherworld (actually Kasen's marker tree for her pet eagle, Kanda) and was caught in the middle of a blizzard. She ends up straying into Kasen's hidden residence by following Kanda on a whim. Despite the near death experience, she later tries to return to Kasen's house but ends up being attacked by Kasen's pet tiger after trying to kill it for its pelt.

In chapter 28, Marisa was found by Kasen in Former Hell wanting to see the underworld cherries. Kasen gave her a scolding and warned her against going there.

In chapter 34, due to Reimu seemingly having an illness caused by exhaustion (actually due to her pulling all-nighters reading books from Suzunaan), Marisa took it upon herself to cook rare food, such as hemlock salad, to help Reimu regain her spirit. The success of her cooking is debatable. Later, after Sumireko Usami summoned a flying saucer to the shrine, Marisa and Kasen spots an Unidentified Flying Object in the sky.

In chapter 41, prior to the events of Hidden Star in Four Seasons, it was Marisa who warned Reimu that an incident is happening.

Forbidden Scrollery

Marisa is a main character in Forbidden Scrollery. In the first chapter she was the one who explained about Youma books to Reimu and reporting its appearance in Suzunaan. Afterwards she is shown frequently visiting Suzunaan and the human village, either for her own needs or to resolve incidents with Reimu or on her own.

She has a winter outfit unique to Forbidden Scrollery, consisting of a black coat over a white frilly skirt.

Strange Creators of Outer World
Visionary Fairies in Shrine
Alternative Facts in Eastern Utopia
The Grimoire of Usami

In the The Grimoire of Usami Marisa participated as one of the judges in the danmaku contest, hoping it would help with her danmaku research. After Seija Kijin and Shinmyoumaru Sukuna crashes the festival, Marisa was forced to leave the judge's seat to defend the audience along with the other judges.

Cheating Detective Satori
Lotus Eaters
Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red
Symposium of Post-mysticism
Marisa with Kanako & Miko in SoPm

In Symposium of Post-mysticism, Marisa acts as the moderator for the symposium that involve Kanako Yasaka, Byakuren Hijiri, and Toyosatomimi no Miko. She'll usually start off a question to a discussion and will sometimes make her own comments. She also appeared in an article that's dedicated to a fight against Cirno which happened in Fairy Wars. This made Hatate Himekaidou worried of how much stronger humans have become.

Relationships

Marisa has met a major amount of characters that have appeared within the Touhou Project.

Reimu Hakurei

Reimu and Marisa fighting, as illustrated in The Grimoire of Marisa.
Reimu and Marisa, in Silent Sinner in Blue.

Reimu is Marisa's closest friend, as well as her rival when it comes to youkai extermination and incident resolution. Although it was originally Reimu's job to solely handle incidents, Marisa has taken on many of the responsibilities as well, especially in recent years. There were even a number of times when Reimu and Marisa worked together to resolve incidents.

When incidents aren't taking place, Marisa can be seen frequently visiting the Hakurei Shrine to hang out with Reimu. Usually for chatting and sometimes staying over for dinner. The Hakurei Shrine is a popular place of activity where festivals and parties are often held, so from time to time Marisa is shown helping Reimu set up for events.

They first met in Story of Eastern Wonderland, and Marisa seemed to immediately take an interest in Reimu. Throughout the rest of the PC-98 era, Marisa often hangs around the Hakurei Shrine, much like she does in the Windows era.

Occasionally, Reimu and Marisa will engage in a duel, such as in Stage 4 of Imperishable Night, or in the fighting games such as Antimony of Common Flowers. Generally, in her fights with Reimu, Marisa wins about 40% of the time.[32] She was initially jealous of how Reimu never does any training and yet remains strong due to her innate connection to the spiritual world as a shrine maiden, but has since developed her own techniques to match Reimu's in danmaku battle. In such regards to Reimu's immense powers, Marisa named and added a time limit to one of Reimu's signature spells, Innate Dream[33]. She is a peace-keeper of Gensokyo alongside Reimu, aside from a few practical jokes now and then.

Alice Margatroid

Alice Margatroid is a fellow magician of the Forest of Magic. They were partners in Imperishable Night, and she also supported Marisa in Subterranean Animism. They first fought during the events of Mystic Square, and later in Perfect Cherry Blossom.

She seems to have a rivalry of sorts with Marisa, with the two often insulting and fighting each other, yet teaming up on several occasions. For all the bickering the two go through, they seem to be close friends, as Alice once recommended Marisa's shop to the Three Fairies of Light when they needed some youkai extermination.

Residents of the Scarlet Devil Mansion

The residents of the mansion are fully aware of Marisa sneaking into the magic library. They generally look the other way, but various incidents and win quotes from the fighting games show that they'll fight Marisa in a duel if they actually catch her in the act. At other times, they'll simply leave her be, such as the mansion's private moon viewing party, or Marisa's endings in Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, where Sakuya even plays along with her, either serving her food or helping to conceal her from Remilia Scarlet. She's on friendly enough terms that she can walk in without any issue from most of the residents, even if she steals things.

Patchouli Knowledge

Patchouli Knowledge is one of the victims of Marisa's burglary, often having books from her library stolen. Despite that, she was supporting Marisa in Subterranean Animism, and they seemed to be on rather good terms.

Flandre Scarlet

In Perfect Memento in Strict Sense, Marisa commented, "sometimes when I sneak into the Scarlet Devil Mansion, I run into the little sister. I had to slip by without drawin' her attention, but after goin' through all that to get into the place, I was hopin' I wouldn't run into her."

Rinnosuke Morichika

Marisa & Kourin on the cover of Chapters 6 & 7 in Curiosities of Lotus Asia.

Rinnosuke Morichika worked for Marisa's father at his shop as an apprentice in the Human Village before leaving to start Kourindou over eleven years ago before Marisa was born, and he's known her since she was small. Judging from Curiosities of Lotus Asia's 22nd chapter, she must have known him in person since at least around 2001, and the 6th chapter shows that Marisa once eavesdropped on a conversation between Rinnosuke and her father during one of Rinnosuke's rare visits to the Kirisame residence when she was "very young". Marisa thinks Rinnosuke is stiff with her because of her family, but the truth is Rinnosuke keeps his guard up with her because he doesn't want her to suspect when he's lying to her, particularly when it comes to her paying Rinnosuke with items that she collects.

Rinnosuke sees Marisa as something of an annoyance, as she often imposes herself on him and takes what she likes from the store. In return, Marisa views Rinnosuke as being clueless and unable to admit that he doesn't understand many of the Outside World objects he identifies as part of his role at Kourindou. Despite that, they're still on friendly terms. He also created and later gave her the mini-hakkero. She's also the only one to call him by his nickname "Kourin", signifying either familiarity or Marisa's trademark impolite nature.

Because of Marisa's collecting habits, Rinnosuke is often able to get valuable things she picks up for quite cheap, either because Marisa is unaware of its true value, or she has no need for it. However, he does feel somewhat bad about it.[34]

Nitori Kawashiro

Nitori Kawashiro knows Marisa from the events of Mountain of Faith, and fancies herself as a friend of Marisa's. She was a support character option in Subterranean Animism. Nitori herself has a fondness for humans, and Marisa has a respect for technology, and the pair of them get along well enough because of it. Nitori and her fellow kappa are seen working with Marisa in Wild and Horned Hermit, possibly for mutual business purposes.

Mima

In the PC-98 games, Marisa is subservient to Mima. She admires her greatly, boasting that "Lady Mima cannot be beaten" in Story of Eastern Wonderland's omake and apologizing to her when defeated by Reimu Hakurei. Mima is currently the only character to be addressed honorifically by Marisa. Additionally, she takes some inspiration from Mima, sharing her attack patterns using magical orbs (as well as using them in her Orreries Sun spell card) and using illusionary wings similar to hers in Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream. However, they are never shown to engage in conversation with one another on-screen (the closest to it being Mima telling Marisa to "train harder" in Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream and Marisa's cheerfulness when she defeats her). ZUN doesn't answer any questions regarding their relationship, but says that Marisa's attitude towards Mima is easy to understand.[35]

Three Fairies of Light

The Three Fairies of Light live in the Forest of Magic, and knew about Marisa before they'd formally met. Originally, Marisa considered the three fairies to be normal, unremarkable fairies when Marisa caught them playing pranks on Reimu and herself. However, after the fairies became Marisa's first customers at her shop where she liberated their house from Tsuchinoko, Marisa and the three fairies took a liking to each other, and became friendly acquaintances.

Eventually, Marisa began to join in on their games and sometimes even play pranks on them. The fairies refer to her by her first name, showing familiarity, and are close enough to her that they'll actually cling to her for warmth in the winter. In Strange and Bright Nature Deity, under the influence of alcohol, Marisa had the three fairies physically hanging off of and clinging to her for protection. Reimu seemed a bit perplexed at this sight, and started referring to them as "those fairies" that Marisa always had hanging around. Marisa and the fairies sometimes team up to play pranks on Reimu as well. In general, the fairies are very friendly towards Marisa, and now see her as their "guardian" of sorts. They are mainly friendly since Marisa doesn't show hostility to them.

Marisa is initially unable to see the fairies' house. To all humans, fairy homes appear to be normal trees, even if they're actual houses from a fairy's point of view. However, for unexplained reasons, by the time of Oriental Sacred Place, she's able to detect which tree is their new house simply by looking at it from a distance. Marisa herself seems surprised she can do this, given it's not something "ordinary humans" are typically capable of, even those with a sense of magic. She gives the fairies a cheerful nod and keeps it a secret from Reimu, who was attempting to find their house to evict them.

Marisa also appeared in Sangetsusei's supplementary shooting game Fairy Wars as one of the bosses.

Kirisame Family

Marisa's family runs a large second-hand shop in the Human Village, called the "Kirisame Shop".[32] Marisa has broken off relations with her family, and avoids everything related to them. She says to Rinnosuke Morichika that she'll never go back to them, and refuses to entertain the idea.[36]

In Perfect Memento in Strict Sense, it's stated that her family is a private matter and the details are unclear. The book also hypothesizes that since the Kirisame Shop doesn't handle things related to magic items, it may be one reason why Marisa left. What the Kirisame Shop actually sells and the organisation of the family haven't been made clear. Due to this, her family has been an area of wide speculation. However, her father has been confirmed to visit Kourindou on rare occasion. None of her family members have been mentioned by name.

Minor Relationships

Satori Komeiji and Koishi Komeiji

After the events of Subterranean Animism in her scenarios with Nitori Kawashiro and Patchouli Knowledge, Marisa impressed Koishi enough with her strength that she's allowed to come and play at the Palace of Earth Spirits at any time. She may say she's a friend of Satori to get everyone down there to leave her alone, because all the underground youkai hate Satori. Although Marisa and Satori tend to put each other at unease at times, Marisa looks forward to being able to go underground whenever she wants to.

Mimi-chan

In the PC-98 canon, Marisa is Mimi-chan's owner, and thinks Mimi's cute. She knows that Mimi-chan's a weapon from Yumemi Okazaki's world, but has no idea how to use her, and thus rides on Mimi. If she knew anything about how a intercontinental ballistic missile works, she probably wouldn't be doing so.

Tsuchinoko

Marisa took in Tsuchinoko as a pet in Strange and Bright Nature Deity chapter 10. She thinks he's too cute to exterminate, and doesn't see why a human couldn't keep youkai as pets.

Byakuren Hijiri

Byakuren is a magician, much like Marisa, although is much more experienced and has become a youkai while Marisa has yet to do so. Despite an initial disagreement and misunderstanding over the status of youkai and humans in the Marisa A ending of Undefined Fantastic Object, Byakuren liked Marisa's direct personality, and in thanks for Marisa's help in breaking the seal, instructed Minamitsu Murasa to take Marisa to and from Makai whenever Marisa wanted. She also told Marisa that, as a magician, she could come see Byakuren if she ever had any trouble. It's unknown if the Palanquin Ship's conversion into a temple affected the arrangement.

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Skills

Skills
Name Translated Comments Games Usage
Total: 38
「マジックミサイル」 "Magic Missile" EoSD
PCB
TD
LoLK
WBaWC
Type A
Type A unfocused
Focused
Focused
Focused
「イリュージョンレーザー」 "Illusion Laser" EoSD
PCB
PoFV
MoF
UFO
TD
DDC
LoLK
WBaWC
Type B
Type B focused
Charge attack
Type B
Type A
Unfocused
Unfocused
Unfocused
Unfocused
「マジックナパーム」 "Magic Napalm" PCB Type A focused
「ストリームレーザー」 "Stream Laser" PCB Type B unfocused
ミアズマスウィープ Miasma Sweep IaMP
SWR
623A/B
Default 623B/C
ウィッチレイライン Witch Leyline Buddhism-aligned IaMP
SWR
HM
ULiL
AoCF
214A/B
Default 214B/C
Equippable
6C
6C
グラウンドスターダスト Ground Stardust IaMP
SWR
41236A/B
Default 22B/C
「スターダストミサイル」 "Stardust Missile" IN
「アースライトレイ」 "Earthlight Ray" Related: Marisa's Light Sign "Earthlight Ray" (IN) PoFV EX attack
「スプレッドスター」 "Spread Star" MoF Type A
「コールドインフェルノ」 "Cold Inferno" MoF Type C
メテオニックデブリ Meteonic Debris SWR Default 236B/C
ラジアルストライク Radial Strike SWR Alternate 214B/C
バスキースウィーパー Bosky Sweeper SWR Alternate 423B/C
デビルダムトーチ Devildom Torch SWR Alternate 22B/C
ナロースパーク Narrow Spark SWR Alternate 236B/C
アップスウィープ Up Sweep SWR Alternate 214B/C
ステラミサイル Stellar Missile SWR Alternate 623B/C
グリーンスプレッド Green Spread SWR Alternate 236B/C
「レインボーワイヤー」 "Rainbow Wire" Aided by Alice. SA Type A shot
「リモートサクリファイス」 "Remote Sacrifice" Aided by Alice. SA Type A bomb
「エブリアングルショット」 "Every Angle Shot" Aided by Patchouli. 5 different shots in one. SA Type B shot
「ファイブシーズン」 "Five Seasons" Aided by Patchouli. SA Type B bomb
「空中魚雷」 "Aerial Torpedo" Aided by Nitori SA Type C shot
「オプティカルカモフラージュ」 "Optical Camouflage" Aided by Nitori. Related: Nitori's Optics "Optical Camouflage" (MoF) SA Type C bomb
スーパーショートウェーブ Super Short-Wave UFO Type B
マジカル産廃再利用ボム Magical Waste-Recycling Bomb Soku Alternate 22B/C
ライジングスウィープ Rising Sweep Buddhism-aligned HM
ULiL
AoCF
Equippable
2C
2C
ウィッチングブラスト Witching Blast Taoism-aligned
Not named in ULiL or AoCF
HM
ULiL
AoCF
Equippable
Charged B attack
Charged B attack
ストラトフラクション Strato Fraction Shinto-aligned HM
ULiL
AoCF
Equippable
8C
8C
スウィープアサイド Sweep Aside Taoism-aligned HM
ULiL
AoCF
Equippable
4C
4C
パワフルドラッグ Powerful Drug Shinto-aligned HM
ULiL
AoCF
Equippable
5C
5C
ルミナリーショット Luminary Shot Taoism-aligned HM Equippable
八卦ファイア Eight Trigram Fire DDC Type A focused
マジックドレインミサイル Magic Drain Missile DDC Type B focused
実際にあった学校の恐怖 School Horror that Really Happened Aided by Occult Ball ULiL
AoCF
A+B with Occult Ball
A+B with Occult gauge
エクストリームウィンター Extreme Winter Aided by Okina Matara's back doors; also used by Reimu, Aya and Cirno HSiFS Fixed/Sub-type D
ヴァカンスの生命 Vitality on Vacation Aided by Okina Matara's back doors; also used by Reimu, Aya and Cirno HSiFS Sub-type E

Spell Cards

Spell Cards
Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 67
魔符「スターダストレヴァリエ」 Magic Sign "Stardust Reverie" Related: Sign I "Stardust Reverie"
Comet "Blazing Star"
Black Magic "Event Horizon"
EoSD
PCB
IaMP
IN
PoFV
SWR
SSiB
Use
Use
Use
St. 4B: E/N
Use
Use
Ch.15
恋符「マスタースパーク」 Love Sign "Master Spark" Possibly inspired by Yuuka Kazami (LLS)
Related: Sign III "Master Spark"
Magicannon "Final Spark"
Loving Heart "Double Spark"
Love Sign "Master Spark-like Flashlight"
EoSD
PCB
IaMP
IN
IN
SWR
UFO
TD
GoM
HM
ULiL
LoLK
AoCF
WBaWC
Use
Use
Use
Use
St. 4B: E/N
Use
Use
Use

Use
Use
Use
Use
Use
魔符「ミルキーウェイ」 Magic Sign "Milky Way" Related: Magic Space "Asteroid Belt" PCB
IN
GoM
Use
St. 4B: E/N
恋符「ノンディレクショナルレーザー」 Love Sign "Non-Directional Laser" Inspired by Patchouli (EoSD
See IN comments)
Related: Patchouli's non-SC; Love Storm "Starlight Typhoon"
PCB
IN
Soku
Use
St. 4B: E/N
Use
魔砲「ファイナルスパーク」 Magicannon "Final Spark" IaMP
IN
IN
SWR
SSiB
Use
Use
St. 4B: N/H
Use
Ch.15
彗星「ブレイジングスター」 Comet "Blazing Star" Related: "Blazing Star"
"Blazing Star-like Tag"
IaMP
SWR
DS
HM
ULiL
AoCF
Use
Use
St. Ex
Use
Use
Use
儀符「オーレリーズサン」 Astrologic Sign "Orreries Sun" Inspired by Mima (SoEW)
Related: Celestial Apparatus "Orreries Solar System", Celestial Apparatus "Orreries Universe", Star Sign "Satellite Illusion"
IaMP
SWR
Use
Use
天儀「オーレリーズソーラーシステム」 Celestial Apparatus "Orreries Solar System" Inspired by Mima (SoEW) IaMP
DS
Use
St. Ex
符の壱「スターダストレヴァリエ」 Sign I "Stardust Reverie" IaMP Story
符の弐「アステロイドベルト」 Sign II "Asteroid Belt" IaMP Story
符の参「マスタースパーク」 Sign III "Master Spark" IaMP Story
星符「ドラゴンメテオ」 Star Sign "Dragon Meteor" IaMP
SWR
GoM
Story
Use
魔空「アステロイドベルト」 Magic Space "Asteroid Belt" Related: Sign II "Asteroid Belt" IN St. 4B: H/L
黒魔「イベントホライズン」 Black Magic "Event Horizon" IN
GoM
SSiB
St. 4B: H/L

Ch.15
恋風「スターライトタイフーン」 Love Storm "Starlight Typhoon" IN St. 4B: H/L
恋心「ダブルスパーク」 Loving Heart "Double Spark" IN
SSiB
St. 4B: H/L
Ch.15
光符「アースライトレイ」 Light Sign "Earthlight Ray" Related: Light Blast "Shoot the Moon" IN
Soku
St. 4B: E/N
Use
光撃「シュート・ザ・ムーン」 Light Blast "Shoot the Moon" Related: Light Blast "Shoot the Little Moon" IN
GoM
St. 4B: H/L
魔砲「ファイナルマスタースパーク」 Magicannon "Final Master Spark" IN St. 4B: L
「ブレイジングスター」 "Blazing Star" IN
GoM
LW
魔符「スターダスト」 Magic Sign "Stardust" PoFV Use
魔符「イリュージョンスター」 Magic Sign "Illusion Star" PoFV Use
星符「エスケープベロシティ」 Star Sign "Escape Velocity" SWR Use
星符「メテオニックシャワー」 Star Sign "Meteonic Shower" SWR Use
光符「ルミネスストライク」 Light Sign "Luminous Strike" SWR Use
邪恋「実りやすいマスタースパーク」 Perverse Love "Easily-Fruitful Master Spark" SWR
SWR
Use
Story
星符「ポラリスユニーク」 Star Sign "Polaris Unique" SWR Story
天儀「オーレリーズユニバース」 Celestial Apparatus "Orreries Universe" SWR Story
魔符「アルティメットショートウェーブ」 Magic Sign "Ultimate Shortwave" Magic Sign is a guess. UFO Use
星符「グラビティービート」 Star Sign "Gravity Beat" Soku Use
魔廃「ディープエコロジカルボム」 Magic Waste "Deep Ecological Bomb" Soku Use
星符「エキセントリックアステロイド」 Star Sign "Eccentric Asteroid" Soku Story
流光「シューティングエコー」 Light Flow "Shooting Echo" Soku Story
魔符「マジカルR360」 Magic Sign "Magical R360" Soku Story
星符「オールトクラウド」 Star Sign "Oort Cloud" DS St. Ex
光符「ミステリアスビーム」 Light Sign "Mysterious Beam" FW St. Ex
光撃「シュート・ザ・リトルムーン」 Light Blast "Shoot the Little Moon" FW St. Ex
魔弾「テストスレイブ」 Magic Bullet "Test Slave" FW St. Ex
閉符「ビッグクランチ」 Closure Sign "Big Crunch" FW St. Ex
恋符「マスタースパークのような懐中電灯」 Love Sign "Master Spark-like Flashlight" FW
GoU
St. Ex
魔開「オープンユニバース」 Unsealed Magic "Open Universe" FW St. Ex
魔十字「グランドクロス」 Magic Cross "Grand Cross" FW St. Ex
流星「スーパーペルセイド」 Shooting Star "Super Perseid" FW St. Ex
「ブレイジングスターのような鬼ごっこ」 "Blazing Star-like Tag" FW St. Ex
「妖精尽滅光」 "Fairy Destruction Ray" FW St. Ex
星符「サテライトイリュージョン」 Star Sign "Satellite Illusion" HM
ULiL
AoCF
Use
Use
Use
「サングレイザー」 "Sungrazer" HM Use-LW
星符「ミリ秒パルサー」 Star Sign "Millisecond Pulsar" HM Story
魔符「ブレイズアウェイ」 Magic Sign "Blaze Away" HM Story
妖器「ダークスパーク」 Bewitched Weapon "Dark Spark" DDC Use
マジックアブソーバー Magic Absorber No quotation marks in name DDC Use
恋符「ワイドマスター」 Love Sign "Wide Master" ISC St. 7
恋符「マシンガンスパーク」 Love Sign "Machine Gun Spark" ISC
GoU
St. 7
*ステキ!厠の花子さん!* *Lovely! Ms. Hanako of the Toilet!* ULiL
AoCF
Use-LW
Use-LW
星符「オカルテイション」 Star Sign "Occultation" ULiL Story
*呪われた歴代校長の肖像* *Cursed Portraits of Past Principals* ULiL Story
*夜の学校怪談行脚* *Nighttime School Horror Story Pilgrimage* ULiL Story
星恋符「スプリンクルスター&ハート」 Star Love Sign "Sprinkle Star & Heart" Co-owner with Koishi AoCF Story
拳星符「入道叢雲スレイブスパーク」 Fist Star Sign "Nyuudou Murakumo Slave Spark" Co-owner with Ichirin AoCF Story
星霊符「スプリンクルスター封印」 Star Spirit Sign "Sprinkle Star Seal" Co-owner with Reimu AoCF Story
針星符「月卿を封じる針スパーク」 Needle Star Sign "Needle Spark to Seal the Lunar Nobles" Co-owner with Reimu AoCF Story
星符「アステロイドベルトナイトメア」 Star Sign "Asteroid Belt Nightmare" Used by Marisa's Dream World self AoCF Story
恋符「マスタースパークフローズン」 Love Sign "Master Spark Frozen" Related: Love Sign "Master Spark" HSiFS Use
「盗撮者調伏マスタースパーク」 "Sneak-Photographer's Exorcism Master Spark" Co-owner with Reimu VD Nightmare Saturday - 2
「弾幕結界を撃ち抜け!」 "Shoot the Danmaku Barrier!" Co-owner with Yukari VD Nightmare Saturday - 4
「卑怯者マスタースパーク」 "Coward's Master Spark" Co-owner with Okina VD Nightmare Saturday - 5
森符「バイオレントトリコローマ」 Forest Sign "Violent Tricholoma" SFW Story
火符「バイオレントカエンタケ」 Fire Sign "Violent Cornu-Damae" SFW Story

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Marisa KirisameAlternate outfit ★ 魔法と紅夢からなる存在 ・・・ 霧雨 魔理沙

   魅魔を「魅魔様」と慕う、天下無敵の魔法使い。(なにが無敵かはさておき)こちらは普通の人間である。ただ、ちょっとばかし強力な魔法が使えるごく普通の少女である。魔法使いなので、基本的にかなり頭が良い。が、世の中をひねた見方をしたり、「人間どもめが!!」ってコバルト爆弾を爆発させたりは、しません。

    今回は、夢幻遺跡からもれてくる魔力にひかれている。

A Being made of Magic and Red Dream - Marisa Kirisame

The unstoppable magician that longs for Mima and calls her "Mima-sama" (Which part of her is unstoppable, don't ask.) She's quite an ordinary human girl, who can just control some devastating magic. As is the nature of a magician, she's very intelligent, but does not act cynically nor sets off a Cobalt Bomb while shouting "You insolent human!!"

This time, she is interested in the magic power flowing out of the Fantastic Ruins.

Lotus Land Story - 幻想郷.txt
Marisa Kirisame ★ 魔法と紅夢からなる存在 ・・・ 霧雨 魔理沙

   魔法使いだが普通の少女である。多少自信過剰ぎみっぽいが、その自信に合うだけの力もそれなりに持っている。

   非常に頭が良く、強い力に執着するけど、まだまだ子供。普段なにやってるかは不明(笑)

   靈夢よりみためが子供っぽいが(靈夢も子供っぽいが)、歳は同じ位。

  二人とも、ちょっとどこかがずれている様な・・・

A Being made of Magic and Red Dream - Marisa Kirisame

She's an ordinary girl, even though she's a magician. Her personality is somewhat self-confident, but she has enough power to support her confidence too.

She's very intelligent, and is looking for power, but is still a child. What she does in her daily life is unknown.

She looks even younger than Reimu, but their ages are very close.

I think they both are a bit off from average...

Mystic Square - 怪綺談.txt
Marisa Kirisame 霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめまりさ) ・・ 魔法使いさん

   魔法使いだが普通の少女である。多少自信過剰ぎみっぽいが、その自信に合うだけの力もそれなりに持っている。

   非常に頭が良く、強い力に執着するけど、まだまだ子供。普段なにやってるかは不明(笑)。実は努力家。

   靈夢とは異なった行動原理をもっている様である。

Marisa Kirisame - A Magician

She's an ordinary girl, even though she's a magician. Her personality is somewhat self-confident, but has enough power to support her confidence too.

She's very intelligent, and is looking for power, but is still a child. What she does in her daily life is unknown. In fact, she's a hard worker.

Apparently she has different standards of behavior from Reimu.

Shuusou Gyoku - 創曲幻想.txt
Marisa Kirisame ・紅夢の魔法使い  霧雨 魔理沙(キリサメ マリサ)


  東方に住み着く魔法少女。力に執着し、力を誇示する自信家で、いつも闘う相手を探しては、難癖を付けて遊ぶ女の子。しかし実は努力家でその力は隠れて修行したものである。修行を全然しないくせに才能だけで強い霊夢に妬みを持つこともあり、いつもいじめたりする。その実、魔理沙は霊夢がいないとつまんなくて死んでしまう位、仲がよい。

Magician of Red Dreams Marisa Kirisame

A magical girl living in the east. She's a girl who's attached to power, confident enough to like showing off her power, and is always looking for someone to fight with and someone to mock.

However, the truth is she's a hard worker and her power is the result of her secret training.

Because of this, she often gets jealous of Reimu who never trains but still exceeds Marisa with her talent alone, and always tries to get in Reimu's way.

Surprisingly, Marisa is very attached to Reimu at the same time, so much that she'd die of boredom without her.

Marisa Kirisame ○奇妙な魔法使い 霧雨 魔理沙(キリサメマリサ)

  魔法使いの宿命として、人々の生活から離れて暮らしている少女。
  基本的に、頭は切れるが、それを自分の生活に生かしていない。
  人間が忘れ去ろうとしている存在なので、自分から人間に干渉しようとはしない。好きなことをやっていれば満足なのである。
  中でも、霊夢が大好物(?)なので、ちょくちょく遊びに行っている。

  武器は魔法。人生全てが遊びなのである。

The Strange Magician, Marisa Kirisame

A girl who lives in isolation from other people, as is the fate of a magician.
Basically, her wits are sharp, but she generally does not make the best use of them in her daily life.
As a being whom humans are going to forget about, she is not going to interfere with them willingly. She's content doing the things she likes.
Above all else, Reimu is her favorite "plaything"[37] (?), so she often goes to hang out with her.

Her weapons are magic. They make everything in life play.

Marisa Kirisame ○奇妙な魔法使い

  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめ・まりさ)

  能力:魔法を操る程度の能力

  こちらも主人公です。この二人は東方シリーズの主人公です。

  魔理沙は、性格がひねくれてますが、ほんとの所も性格悪いです。
  人間のはずですが人間から遠いところに存在しています。本当に人間なのか疑わしいところですが、実は人間です。

  今回はエプロンのようなもの着けて、魔法使いだかなんだか分からなくなっていますね。

The Strange Magician

Marisa Kirisame

Ability: Manipulation of magic

This girl is also one of the protagonists. These two (Marisa and Reimu) are the heroines of the Touhou series.

Marisa has a very contrarian, uncooperative personality, and she really is a pretty bad person.
Although she's human, she remains distant from other humans. It's questionable as to whether she really is human, but she is.

This time she's wearing something resembling an apron, so it's hard to tell if she's a magician or what.

Marisa Kirisame PCB ○普通の魔法使い 霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめまりさ)

  普通の少女。寒いと(服を着込む為)若干能力が低下する。

  魔法の力を世に役立たない方向で使用する事を生甲斐とする。環境にも易しい。

  最近の一番の大魔法は、自宅の地下に温泉脈を召喚し床暖房の代わりにした事。

  実は努力家であり、また蒐集家でもある。

  霧雨邸には、どこからくすねて来たのか貴重なグリモワール(魔導書)や、マジックアイテムが所狭しと並んでいる。が、使おうとはしない。


  武器は魔法。さしあたって今の目標は、丹の生成。


   両武器とも、威力面では申し分ない。
   唯一の高速キャラ。

   「マジックナパーム」は動きの激しい敵
   にはあまり効果的ではない。

   恋符の「イリュージョンレーザー」は
   残像にも攻撃判定があり、途切れる
   ことが無い為割と使い勝手がよい。

   なお、「マスタースパーク」は安定した
   最大ダメージが与えられるボムで
   強い。

Ordinary Magician, Marisa Kirisame

An ordinary girl. The cold weather (or rather, the extra layers of clothing) weakens her abilities somewhat.

Her motivation in life is developing uses for magic that aren't beneficial to society. Also eco-friendly, too.

One of her recent great magic spells summoned a hot spring vein underneath her house to use as a floor-heating device.

She's actually a hard worker, as well as an avid collector.

There are many precious grimoires and other magic items she has collected from all sorts of places all around her house. However, she doesn't use them.

Magic is her weapon. For the time being, her aim is to create a new elixir.

Both of her spell card types are certainly not lacking in damage. She's also the character with the highest speed.
"Magic Napalm" isn't very effective against moving targets.
Love Sign's "Illusion Laser" continues to hit enemies with its afterimage, so it's easy to continuously damage the enemy, making it quite useful.
Also, "Master Spark" is a powerful bomb that can deal the highest damage with good stability.
Perfect Cherry Blossom - キャラ設定.txt
Marisa Kirisame PCB ○普通の黒魔術師

  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめ まりさ)

  主に魔法を使う程度の能力を持つ。

  幻想郷に住む、ちょっと普通な魔法使い。蒐集癖を持つ。
  年々、蒐集癖が酷くなっていく気がする。

  滅多に人を招き入れる事の無い霧雨邸は、幻想郷の森(通称 魔法の森)の中にある。こぢんまりとした建物である。
  建物の中は、とてつもなく雑然としていて、地震でもあればアイテムの雪崩に押しつぶされそうである。

  マジックアイテムは一箇所に集めると、それぞれが干渉して性質を弱めたり強めたり、また、別の性質を持つ事がある。この家には魔理沙も知らない力を持ったアイテムが眠っているかもしれない。

  ちなみに、冬にこもって製作していた丹は、ちょっと大きすぎて飲み込めなかったようである。要改良。

An Ordinary Black Magician

Marisa Kirisame

Mainly she possesses the ability to use magic.

A bit of an ordinary magician living in Gensokyo. She has a mania for collecting things.

It looks like her mania for collecting things is getting more serious after each year.

Her house, which she rarely invites anyone into by the way, is located in the forests of Gensokyo (a.k.a. Forest of Magic). It's a bit on the smallish side. The interior is extremely disordered, and would cause an avalanche of collected items if an earthquake hit.

When magic items are gathered in one place they tend to interfere with each other, causing their powers to amplify, weaken, or in some cases even develop completely different powers. Due to this fact, this house may hide items that even Marisa herself never imagined possible.

On another topic, the elixir she had been secretly developing during the winter ended up being too large for consumption. More improvement is required.

Immaterial and Missing Power - 上海アリス通信.txt
Marisa Kirisame ○普通の魔法使い

  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめまりさ)

  種族:人間
  住処:魔法の森にある霧雨邸
  能力:魔法を使う程度の能力

   普通の魔法使いさん。人が余り寄りつかない魔法の森にある家に籠もって、日々魔法の研究を続けている。

   性格は、負けず嫌いで意地の悪い所もあるが、根は真っ直ぐ。何処に行っても迷惑がられるが、実際に迷惑な行動も多い。

   森に籠もる理由の一つは、人が寄りつかないからである。研究中に邪魔が入って欲しくないし、人に会いたいときは自分から出掛ければいい。掛ける専用の携帯電話みたいな物である。でも、余所では色々と邪魔をする。何処に言ってもだ。

   スピードとパワーはあるが、体術は余り得意ではない。移動は速くてもいかんせん技が重い。パワーは魔法を纏う事で必要以上にカバーしている。

Ordinary Magician

Marisa Kirisame

Species: Human

Location: The Kirisame household in the Forest of Magic

Ability: Ability to use magic

An ordinary magician. She usually cloisters herself in her house located at the Forest of Magic, where there are almost no visitors, and researches magic.

Her personality is unyielding and obstinate, but deep down she is an honest person. She's treated like an annoyance wherever she goes, but in fact she often causes the annoyance to begin with.

One of the reasons she stays in the forest is because no one bothers to go there. She doesn't want to be disturbed while she's doing research, and when she wants to meet others she can always go there herself. She's like a send-only cell phone. However, she causes a disturbance at other places, wherever she goes.

She has good speed and power, but poor melee technique. While her movement is fast, her attacks are slow. She covers for her lack of physical strength with magic, but the amount of enhancement is actually overkill.

Marisa Kirisame IN ○普通の魔法使い 霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめまりさ)

  魔法使いさん。

  魔法の森に住む人間。魔法を使う程度の能力を持つ。

  散らかった部屋を掃除するため、整理整頓に役立つ魔法を研究しようと家中のアイテムや本をひっくり返す毎日。言うまでも無く成果は上がらない。

  彼女は努力家であり、また蒐集家でもある。

  負けず嫌いであることがバレバレの負けず嫌いも嫌い、という困った負けず嫌いである。


  武器は魔法。暗いところは魔法で明るくする。


    備考

    今回はアリスと組む。

    低速移動は単独使用時のみの性能
    である。

    ミサイルは爆発に威力があり、
    まとまった使い魔を倒す時は一番楽
    である。

    大抵の敵は瞬殺可能。

    細かい事気にするな。という人に
    お奨め。

Ordinary Magician, Marisa Kirisame

A magician.

A human living in the Forest of Magic. She can use magic.

She spends her days rummaging through the items and books in her house, trying to develop magic that would be useful for cleaning her disheveled room. Needless to say, she hasn't had any success.

She's a hard worker, as well as a collector.

She hates losing, but she also dislikes those who clearly hates losing. What a troublesome person who hates losing.

Her weapon is magic. When in the dark, she lights up the surroundings with magic.

Notes
She teams with Alice in this title.
Focused speed only applies when she's used as a solo character.
Her missile's explosion deals a good amount of damage, so it's useful for shooting swarms of enemy familiars down.
It will kill most enemies instantly.
Recommended for players who don't care for subtlety.
Imperishable Night - キャラ設定.txt
Marisa Kirisame IN ○普通の黒魔術師

  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめ まりさ)

  Marisa Kirisame


  種族:人間

  能力:魔法を使う程度の能力


  幻想郷にすむ、ちょっと普通な魔法使い。蒐集癖を持つ。

  人間が余り訪れる事の無い魔法の森に住み、魔法の研究をしながら自由気ままに暮らしている。


  魔法使いというとインドア(引きこもり)なイメージが強いが、彼女は自分から出かけることが多い。魔理沙は研究に没頭している時は人が居ない方が良いのだが、そうじゃない時は賑やかなのが大好きだからである。森は人間を引き寄せない為、都合がいいのだ。決して、研究途中のものを見せたくないから隠れている訳ではない(魔理沙談)

An Ordinary Black Magician

Marisa Kirisame

Species: Human

Ability: Ability to use magic She's an ordinary magician living in Gensokyo. She also has a mania for collecting things.

No one has any business in the Forest of Magic, so she lives there in comfortable solitude while studying to improve her magical ability. You might imagine witches as being indoor-type people, but Marisa is a rather active outdoor-type person. She prefers a lively atmosphere over silence, but still doesn't like to be disturbed when she's studying. The Forest of Magic is the perfect place for her because almost no one bothers to visit her there. Marisa would also like to point out that, "Concealing my half-finished works is not the reason I'm living in there."

Marisa Kirisame IN ○4面ボス 普通の黒魔術師

  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめ まりさ)

  Marisa Kirisame


  種族:人間

  能力:魔法を使う程度の能力


  普通の魔法使いさん。


  子の刻を過ぎたあたりから森が騒ぎ始めていた。ちょっと不吉な予感を感じていたが、暫らくしてその予感は的中する。子の刻を過ぎてから、通常ならとっくに夜が明けてなければいけない時間が経ったが、夜は永遠に続くかのように見えた。こりゃ面白そうだ、と慌てて出発したが……、犯人を見つけたときちょっと焦ってしまった。

An Ordinary Black Magician

Marisa Kirisame

Species: Human

Ability: Ability to use magic

An ordinary magician.

A bit past midnight, she felt a disturbance ripple through the forest. She had a feeling that something bad was about to happen, and she was right. Many hours later, it was still as dark as midnight, long past the time for dawn, as though the night was everlasting. She left home in a hurry to investigate this interesting night... and was a little too impatient when she met the people responsible for the unnaturally long night.

Marisa Kirisame PoFV ○普通の魔法使い 霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめまりさ)

  魔法使いさん。

  魔法の森に住む人間。魔法を使う程度の能力を持つ。

  幻想郷中を花で包んだ今回の異変も、魔法の森にはその効果が及ばなかった。

  森にはそんな気の利いた植物など似合わないのである。

  ただ、彼女は森の外で花を楽しんでいるのであまり関係はなかった。

Ordinary Magician Marisa Kirisame

A magician.

A human living in the Forest of Magic. She has the ability to use magic.

This disaster, which covered whole Gensokyo with flowers, didn't affect the forest.

The forest doesn't need a pretty plant like that, after all.

That had little effect on her, however, as she enjoys these flowers outside of the forest.

Phantasmagoria of Flower View - キャラ設定.txt
Marisa Kirisame ○普通の魔法使い

  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめ まりさ)

  Kirisame Marisa


  種族:人間

  能力:魔法を使う程度の能力


   幻想郷にすむ、ちょっと普通な魔法使い。蒐集癖を持つ。

   人間が余り訪れる事の無い魔法の森に住み、魔法の研究をしながら自由気ままに暮らしている。


   全ての行動は自分の為であり、異変を解決させるのも解決したいからするだけである。

   今回は幻想郷の何処に行ってもまんべんなく異変が及んでいたため片っ端から自分の足で回ってみることにした。

Ordinary Magician

Marisa Kirisame

Species: Human

Ability: Ability to use magic

A somewhat ordinary magician living in Gensokyo. She also has a mania for collecting things.

She lives in the Forest of Magic where humans rarely visit, and leads a carefree life while researching magic.

Every action she takes is for herself, and she solves incidents just because she wants to do so.
This time, as disaster has covered all of Gensokyo evenly, she decided to sweep across the place.

Marisa Kirisame MoF  ○普通の魔法使い

  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめ まりさ)
  Kirisame Marisa

  種族:人間
  能力:魔法を使う程度の能力

  幻想郷に住む、普通な魔法使い。蒐集癖を持つ。

  ひねくれて見えるが、内実は誰よりも真っ直ぐ。いつも黒い服を着ているが、それは魔法使いは黒だと思い込んでいるのと、汚れが目立たないと言う理由から来ている。真っ直ぐである。

  今回は霊夢が動いたから勝手に動いたが、異変らしい異変は起きていない様に見える為、目的地に着いたら何を言えばいいのか考えながら山に挑んでいる。   意外と信仰心は厚い。

  攻撃性能は、オプションの配置に癖のある装備で、使いこなすと強くなる装備となっています。

Ordinary Magician - Marisa Kirisame

Species: Human
Ability: Ability to use magic

An ordinary magician living in Gensokyo. She also has a mania for collecting things.

She seems a bit weird, but in reality she's the most straightforward. She always wears black clothing because she thinks that's what magic-users should do and because it hides dirt very well. Very straightforward.

This time she's just following Reimu's lead, but since this doesn't look like a typical incident, she's thinking about what she should do when she gets to the mountain.

She has a surprisingly high amount of faith.

Her fighting style generally relies on equipment that is suitable for people who likes positioning themselves. It becomes very powerful once you master it.

Marisa Kirisame  ○普通の魔法使い

  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめまりさ)


  種族:人間

  職業:魔法使い

  住家:魔法の森にある霧雨邸

  能力:魔法を使う程度の能力

  性格:愛想が悪く意地悪だが、
      根は真っ直ぐ。

      また、蒐集家(コレクター)
      である。

An Ordinary Magician

Marisa Kirisame


Race: Human

Occupation: Magician

Place of residence: The Kirisame residence in the Forest of Magic

Ability: Ability to use magic

Personality: Inconsiderate and lacking manners, but generally straightforward.

In addition, she's a collector.

Marisa Kirisame SA  ○普通の魔法使い

  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめ まりさ)
  Kirisame Marisa

  種族:人間
  能力:魔法を使う程度の能力

  幻想郷に住む、普通な魔法使い。蒐集癖を持つ。

  ひねくれて見えるが、内実は誰よりも真っ直ぐ。いつも黒い服を着て
  いるが、それは魔法使いは黒だと思い込んでいるのと、汚れが目立た
  ないと言う理由から来ている。真っ直ぐである。

  魔法使いの為、魔法を使う妖怪と相性が良い。
  ただ、余り好かれてはいない。

Ordinary Magician

Marisa Kirisame

Species: Human
Ability: Ability to use magic

An ordinary magician living in Gensokyo. She also has a mania for collecting things.

She seems a bit weird, but in reality she's the most straightforward. She always wears black clothing because she thinks that's what magic-users should do and because it hides dirt very well. Very straightforward.

Since she's a magician, she has good affinity with youkai who use magic. Nevertheless, not many people are very fond of her.

Subterranean Animism - キャラ設定.txt
Marisa Kirisame SA  ○普通の魔法使い

  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめ まりさ)
  Kirisame Marisa

  種族:人間
  能力:魔法を使う程度の能力

  幻想郷に住む、普通な魔法使い。蒐集癖を持つ。

  ひねくれて見えるが、内実は誰よりも真っ直ぐ。いつも黒い服を着て
  いるが、それは魔法使いは黒だと思い込んでいるのと、汚れが目立た
  ないと言う理由から来ている。真っ直ぐである。

  暗くて狭いところは結構好き。

Ordinary Magician

Marisa Kirisame

Species: Human
Ability: Ability to use magic

An ordinary magician living in Gensokyo. She also has a mania for collecting things.

She seems a bit weird, but in reality she's the most straightforward. She always wears black clothing because she thinks that's what magic-users should do and because it hides dirt very well. Very straightforward.

She rather likes dark, enclosed spaces.

Marisa 霧雨 魔理沙 (きりさめ まりさ)
人間/主に魔法を使う程度の能力

人里離れた森の中で「霧雨魔法店」という何でも屋を営む
魔法使い。営むといっても実質開店休業状態だが。
マジックアイテムの蒐集家で、天才肌の霊夢とは逆に地道
な努力を重ねるタイプ。とはいえ、負けず嫌いで真っ直ぐな
性根の彼女がそんなことを表に出すはずもない。

Marisa Kirisame
human/ability to use magic

A magician working at the Kirisame magic shop in a forest,
far away from the human village.
Though she works, the shop is mostly closed.
A collector of magic items and a hardworking type, unlike Reimu.
Even then, with her competetive and straightforward personality,
she probably does not show her true self.

Undefined Fantastic Object - キャラ設定とエキストラストーリ.txt
Marisa Kirisame UFO  ○普通の魔法使い

  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめ まりさ)
  Kirisame Marisa

  種族:人間
  能力:魔法を使う程度の能力

  幻想郷に住む、普通な魔法使い。蒐集癖を持つ。

  ひねくれて見えるが、内実は誰よりも真っ直ぐ。いつも黒い服を着ているが、それは魔法使いは黒だと思い込んでいるのと、汚れが目立たないと言う理由から来ている。真っ直ぐである。

  実際の所、宝船に宝があると思っていない。世の中そんなに甘くない。宝が無くてもおもしろそうだから乗り込むのである。好奇心旺盛。

Ordinary Magician

Marisa Kirisame

Species: Human
Ability: Ability to use magic

An ordinary magician living in Gensokyo. She also has a mania for collecting things.

She seems a bit weird, but in reality she's the most straightforward. She always wears black clothing because she thinks that's what magic users should do and because it hides dirt very well. Very straightforward.

In actuality, she doesn't believe that there are treasures in the ship. That would be too easy. She boards the ship because it seems fun to her, even if there's no treasure. She's just brimming with curiosity.

Marisa Kirisame 霧雨魔理沙
大胆小心な人間

森に住む普通の魔法使い。よく神
社に来て霊夢の思いつきにつきあ
ったり、つきあわせたりしている。
霊夢が天才型なら魔理沙は努力
型だが、その様子を他者に見せる
ことは無い。

Kirisame Marisa

The bold, yet cautious human

A normal magician that lives in the forest. She visits the shrine often, mainly to play along with Reimu's inspirations, or make Reimu play along with her's. If you were to call Reimu a genius, Marisa would be the hard worker, but she never shows her hard work to others.

Ten Desires - キャラ設定とエキストラストーリー.txt
Marisa Kirisame TD  普通の魔法使い

  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめ まりさ)
  Kirisame Marisa

  種族:人間   能力:魔法を使う程度の能力

  幻想郷に住む、普通な魔法使い。蒐集癖を持つ。

  ひねくれて見えるが、内実は誰よりも真っ直ぐ。いつも黒い服を着ているが、それは魔法使いは黒だと思い込んでいるのと、汚れが目立たないと言う理由から来ている。真っ直ぐである。

  神霊が人間の欲の塊である事に気付いた彼女。彼女の行動は純粋な好奇心。好奇心も欲である。

Ordinary Magician

Marisa Kirisame

Species: Human
Ability: Ability to use magic

An ordinary magician living in Gensokyo. She also has a mania for collecting things.

She seems a bit rebellious, but in reality she's the most straightforward. She always wears black clothing because she thinks that's what magic users should do and because it hides dirt very well. Very straightforward.

She noticed that the divine spirits were actually masses of human desire. Her motivation is from pure curiosity. Curiosity is also a form of desire.

Marisa Kirisame HM 人間代表の魔法使い 霧雨魔理沙

里はお祭り騒ぎだ。
しかし、このお祭りは何処か廃退的で刹那的な 匂いがする。
心を掴むのが仕事の宗教家達が喜ぶ匂いである。
彼女は先回りし、宗教家達が甘い汁を吸う前に
自らの味方を増やす闘いに出た。

特技 三度目の粉飾魔

強射撃や必殺技を使うたびに星が一つずつ点灯していき、 全ての星が点灯すると一度だけ強射撃や必殺技が強化版に変化します。
威力の増加、範囲の拡大、無敵時間の追加など、
攻撃ごとに異なる性質が強化されます。
総じて、全ての星が点灯している魔理沙は危険です。

ラストワード サングレイザー

乗っている箒で周辺をなぎ払って相手を打ち上げ、
無防備なところに最大推力で突進打撃を見舞う大技です。
なぎ払いは攻撃範囲が広く、
攻撃中の魔理沙は無敵という頼れる技です。

The Human-Representative Magician, Kirisame Marisa

The village is reverberating with sounds of the festival.
However, this festival somehow smells empty-hearted and momentary.
The religionists whose job it is to ensure the hearts of others smell like joy.
The girl anticipates it, and before the religionists taste the sweet soup,
she appeared in combat to increase her own allies.

Special skill: Three-Tiered Embellishment Magic

Each star lights up one by one when using strong ranged attacks or special attacks, and when all the starts are lit up, the next strong ranged attack or special attack will be powered up.
Depending on the attack, a different aspect of it will be strengthened,
such as its power increasing, its range enlarging, or granting a period of invincibility.
Generally speaking, Marisa is dangerous when all the stars are lit up.

Last Word: Sun Grazer

Riding on her broom, Marisa mows down the vicinity and crushes her opponent,
and when undefended, performs her strongest skill, a full-force assault.
The attack range of her sweeping through is wide,
and you can rely on Marisa to be invincible while attacking.

Double Dealing Character - キャラ設定.txt
Marisa DDC ○普通の魔法使い

  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめ まりさ)
  Kirisame Marisa

  種族:人間
  能力:魔法を使う程度の能力

  幻想郷に住む、普通な魔法使い。蒐集癖を持つ。

  ミニ八卦炉が強烈な火を放つ。
  現在、勝手に火を噴くようになり家の中には置いていない。
  魔法の森は湿気っているので森林火災の危険は無さそうだが……

Ordinary Magician

Marisa Kirisame

Species: Human
Ability: Ability to use magic

An ordinary magician living in Gensokyo. She also has a mania for collecting things.

Her Mini-Hakkero shoots intense flames. Fearing that it might start emitting fire on its own, she has to keep it outside of her house. The Forest of Magic is quite humid, so there shouldn't be much danger of starting a forest fire, but...

Marisa Kirisame ULiL 恐怖!学校の魔法使い

霧雨 魔理沙

オカルト「学校の七不思議」

火力こそパワー。大火力の申し子の魔法使い。
貫通力の高い射撃と高性能の打撃を武器に戦うが
勢いがありすぎて小回りが利かないのが玉に瑕

オカルトアタックは「実際にあった学校の恐怖」
名状しがたい学校の恐怖が手を変え姿を変え襲いかかります

Horror! Magician of the School

Marisa Kirisame

Occult "The Seven Wonders of the School"
There’s power in firepower. A Magician with a natural talent for great firepower.
She fights with highly penetrating projectiles and power-efficient blows,
however her one weakness is the low maneuverability that comes with such overwhelming power.

Her Occult Attack is “The Nonfiction School Horrors”.
The indescribable horrors lend Marisa a hand and with morphed appearances they come charging.

Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom - trial omake.txt
Marisa LoLK ○普通の魔法使い

  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめ まりさ)
  Kirisame Marisa

  種族:人間
  能力:魔法を使う程度の能力

  幻想郷に住む、普通な魔法使い。蒐集癖を持つ。

  ひょんな事から、月の都のパワーストーンを手に入れた。
  どうやらこのパワーストーンが都市伝説を具現化させていたと
  気付き始めたところに、ついに月の使者が現われた。

Ordinary Magician

Marisa Kirisame

Species: Human
Ability: Ability to use magic

An ordinary magician living in Gensokyo. She also has a mania for collecting things.

In a rather odd turn of events, she obtained a power stone from the Lunar Capital.
Just as she started to realize that somehow, this power stone had been
manifesting the urban legends, the lunar emissaries finally appeared.

Marisa Kirisame AoCF 高火力で星好きな魔法使い

霧雨魔理沙

「思ったより完全憑依って
 簡単なんだな」

魔法の森で研究に勤しむ白黒の魔法使い

完全憑依異変を知り、奇妙なスレイブと憑依バトルを楽しむ
だが魔理沙は気づく、完全憑依の噂はあまりに早く広がっている事に

火力とスピードの研究に余念のない彼女は
決闘でも大味だが大火力とスピードで敵を翻弄します。

High-Firepower and Star-Loving Magician

Marisa Kirisame

"This whole Perfect Possession thing is
a heckuva lot easier than I thought, huh?"

A black-and-white magician who does diligent research in the Forest of Magic.

After discovering the Perfect Possession incident, she enjoys the possession battles with the help of her bizarre slave.
However, Marisa soon comes to realize that the Perfect Possession rumor has been spreading all too fast...

Her fighting style may be plain, but with her deep devotion to researching firepower and speed, she can run circles around any enemy.

Hidden Star in Four Seasons trial - omake.txt
Marisa HSiFS  ○極寒に震える魔法使い

  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめ まりさ)
  Kirisame Marisa

  種族:人間
  能力:魔法を使う程度の能力

  幻想郷に住む、普通な魔法使い。蒐集癖を持つ。

  直接的な害の無い異変なので、何処から手を付けて良いのか途方に暮れている。
  本格的に調査しようと思う前に、興奮している妖精達に巻き込まれるように
  戦闘が始まった。

Magician Shivering in the Arctic Cold

Marisa Kirisame

Species: Human
Ability: Capable of using magic

An ordinary magician living in Gensokyo. She has a mania for collecting things.

The incident isn't directly harmful, so she's at a loss as to where to begin.
Before she even considered doing a standard investigation, she was pulled into
a fierce battle with the excited fairies.

Marisa WBaWC  ○至極普通の魔法使い

  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめ まりさ)
  Kirisame Marisa

  種族:人間
  能力:魔法を使う程度の能力

  幻想郷に住む、普通な魔法使い。蒐集癖を持つ。

  動物霊を憑依させると、いつも以上の力が出すことが出来る。
  その事を非常に魅力的だと思い、動物霊の誘いに乗った。
  地獄に行くことには恐怖を感じていなかった。むしろどんな者が待ち受けて
  いるのか楽しみだった。

Excruciatingly Ordinary Magician

Marisa Kirisame

Species: Human
Ability: Capable of using magic

An ordinary magician living in Gensokyo. She has a mania for collecting things.

By allowing a beast spirit to possess her, she could become far more powerful than usual.
As this was an extremely attractive prospect to her, she took the beast spirit up on its offer.
She felt no fear about going to Hell. In fact, she was quite excited to find out what sort of beings awaited her.

Unconnected Marketeers Trial - omake.txt
Marisa UM  ○普通の魔法使い

  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめ まりさ)
  Kirisame Marisa

  種族:人間
  能力:魔法を使う程度の能力

  幻想郷に住む、普通な魔法使い。蒐集癖を持つ。

  カードには多種多様の魔力が込められていた。
  知っている人間、妖怪の魔力ばかりである。
  こんなに面白いカードは他の人よりも早く集めなければいけないと思った。
  きっと皆そうするに違いない。そうなったら、値段が上がる一方だからだ。

Ordinary Magician

Marisa Kirisame

Species: Human
Ability: Capable of using magic

An ordinary magician living in Gensokyo. She has a mania for collecting things.

A myriad variety of magic powers were hidden in the cards.
Every single power belonged to a human or youkai that she knew.
Faced with something so interesting, she thought she had to collect them faster than anyone else.
Everyone was bound to do the same. Because, of course, that would make their value shoot right up.

ZUN's comment from Dai Touhouten plaque
もう一人の主人公です。霊夢が主人公にしては不真面目すぎるので、より人間らしいキャラクターとして設定されました。魔理沙の方が飄々としている態度を取っている様に見えますが、実際には魔理沙の方が心配性で努力家で、真面目な性格です。

霊夢とは友人でありライバルでもあります。目的も同じで、異変解決するなら二人でやれば良いのにいつも競争するようにバラバラで行動します。二人同時協力プレイ出来たら良いのにね!(笑)

One of the other protagonist. Reimu is too sloppy to be the only protagonist, so Marisa is designed to be a more human-like character. Compared to Reimu, she seems to be the type who doesn't give a crap. However, she's the one with a serious attitude who's actually caring and hardworking.

She's Reimu's friend, but also Reimu's rival. They both have the same goal when it comes to incident solving but they just have to make it a competition and act on their own. I wish someday they can just work together (so we get to play co-op)! (lol)

Official Sources

Official sources

External Links

References

  1. Lotus Land Story: Manual
  2. Strange Creators of Outer World - Marisa Kirisame
  3. Silent Sinner in Blue interview
  4. ZUN's E-mails
  5. Shanghai Alice Correspondence - Immaterial and Missing Power
  6. Wild and Horned Hermit, chapter 10
  7. Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Extra Stage
  8. Imperishable Night, stage 4
  9. Wily Beast and Weakest Creature, Marisa's Extra (Eagle)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 Perfect Memento in Strict Sense/Marisa Kirisame
  11. The Grimoire of Marisa: Foreword
  12. Strange and Bright Nature Deity - Chapter 10
  13. Shuusou Gyoku: 創曲幻想.txt
  14. Forbidden Scrollery - Chapter 7
  15. Forbidden Scrollery - Chapter 45
  16. Visionary Fairies in Shrine - Chapter 9.5
  17. The Grimoire of Marisa - Parsee Mizuhashi's Spell Cards
  18. The Grimoire of Marisa - Marisa Kirisame's Spell Cards
  19. 19.0 19.1 Strange Creators of Outer World/Introduction of Previous Works/Mountain of Faith/Cross Review
  20. Silent Sinner in Blue - Chapter 15
  21. The Grimoire of Marisa/Aya Shameimaru's Spell Cards
  22. Imperishable Night: spell card 087
  23. The Grimoire of Marisa: Marisa Kirisame's spell cards
  24. The Grimoire of Marisa: Kaguya Houraisan's Spell Cards
  25. Silent Sinner in Blue Chapter 6
  26. Touhou Hisoutensoku: Patchouli's Script
  27. The Grimoire of Marisa: Foreword
  28. Touhou Hisoutensoku: Marisa's Script
  29. Forbidden Scrollery - Chapter 39
  30. Silent Sinner in Blue: Chapter number needed
  31. Curiosities of Lotus Asia: Chapter 6
  32. 32.0 32.1 Curiosities of Lotus Asia: Chapter 19
  33. The Grimoire of Marisa: Reimu Hakurei's Spell Cards
  34. Curiosities of Lotus Asia: Chapter 7
  35. ZUN's reply to messages on the former Gensou Bulletin Board 3
  36. Curiosities of Lotus Asia: Chapter 7
  37. The word used here is 大好物 (daikoubutsu). It literally means "favorite thing", but the word usually refers to a "favorite food" or an actual object. When used in the context of a person, it gives the implication of seeing the other person like an object, like a toy. With the context of her being contrarian and a "bad person" in the おまけ.txt, the meaning likely comes to Marisa seeing Reimu as a "plaything", though still a bit ambiguous.