Minor Characters

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This article lists characters that have a very minor and episodic appearance within the Touhou Project. Many of them don't even have an official name, so because of that, they are described using arbitrarily chosen names. Characters listed on this page are in chronological order (from early PC-98 to the latest Windows games). Most of these characters appear in print works.

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Sokrates[edit]

ソクラテス
Sokrates
Sokrates
Species

Cat

Occupation

Ellen's pet cat

Sokrates (ソクラテス Sokuratesu) is Ellen's average short-haired pet cat with light tan fur from the PC-98 era. In Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream, he was always seen on top of Ellen's shoulder and it is said that he rarely leaves Ellen's side. The only time you see Ellen without him is when she casts a spell card.

Background Information[edit]

Sokrates seems to share his name with a classic Greek philosopher called Socrates. ZUN notes that Ellen's clothing style and the "age" where cats were pets don't really match up, so the cat should probably be named "Archimedes" instead.

Additional Information[edit]

  • Sokrates is one of the few mundane cats featured in the Touhou Project.
  • Sokrates is the second male to be introduced to the series, first being Genjii. (This excludes SinGyoku's ambiguous third form, which does look like a male priest)

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Multi[edit]

マルチ
Multi
Multi
Species

Robot (not native to Gensokyo)

Age

Non-living

Occupation

Maid

Location

Outside World

Multi (マルチ Maruchi) is a robot from the To Heart anime series. She isn't a Touhou Project character as she makes an unofficial cameo appearance in Reimu's good ending in Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream as a single throwaway joke. Her name was censored to Ma○chi (ま○ち, written in hiragana when officially it's in katakana) in-game and her eyes are censored with a black rectangular box because ZUN either couldn't or didn't get Leaf's permission to put her in the game.

Similar to her official appearances, she has short green hair and wears a typical pink and white Japanese school uniform with short green hair. Her large robotic "ears" enable her to be distinguished as a robot. In her official appearances, she has emerald green eyes.

Additional Information[edit]

  • Multi is the only known character that ZUN made a drawing of that wasn't created entirely by him.
  • Ruukoto's character design is thought to be a parody of Multi's since Multi is also not very good at cleaning.
  • Multi is one of the few characters in the entire series to have appeared in a game without ever having been a playable character or a boss character.
  • The hand seen when she's presented appears to be Doraemon's hand. The way the hand presents Multi to Reimu is also the same way Doraemon takes out or presents new gadgets to someone.

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Mimi-Chan[edit]

ミミちゃん
Mimi-chan
Mimi-chan
Location

Marisa's house in the Forest of Magic?, was originally from the Outside World

Mimi-chan (ミミちゃん Mimichan) is a sentient female intercontinental ballistic missile who only appears in Marisa's good ending of Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream. She was formerly owned by Yumemi Okazaki and is now owned by Marisa Kirisame in the PC-98 canon. Marisa wanted a weapon from the outside world and this is what she got. Unfortunately for Marisa, she doesn't know how to use her. It's unknown if Marisa still owns her in the Windows canon.

Background Information[edit]

Seen in Marisa's ending in Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream, Mimi-chan is a big white missile with black eyes, a red mouth and a red nosecone. She is based on the identical-looking missile from the 1986 manga series Don't Leave Me Alone, Daisy, where she is also named Mimi-chan.

Additional Information[edit]

  • Mimi-chan is one of the few characters in the entire series to have appeared in a game without ever having been a playable character or a boss character.

Fandom[edit]

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Unnamed cat on MS cover[edit]

Cat on Mystic Square cover
The cat on the cover of Mystic Square
Species

Cat

This short-haired cat with light tan fur appears on the cover of Mystic Square. It is assumed to be owned by Alice Margatroid of the PC-98 canon since it's sleeping on her skirt. It's one of the few mundane cats featured in the Touhou Project.

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Unnamed Makai residents in Reimu's Ending of MS[edit]

Unnamed Makai residentUnnamed Makai resident
Makai residents in Mystic Square
Species

Presumably demons

Location

Makai

These Makai residents appear on Reimu Hakurei's good Ending in Mystic Square. The first one has blonde hair with a white dress, a ribbon, fairy-like wings and what appears to be maid hat. The second looks more demonic, having long solver hair with a black ribbon, a black & white outfit and white devil wings.

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Fandom[edit]

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Unnamed girl on DiPP jacket[edit]

Girl on jacket
The girl on the jacket of Dolls in Pseudo Paradise
Species

Human?

Appearances
Music CDs
Miscellaneous Works

This unknown girl appears on the jacket and CD of Dolls in Pseudo Paradise. Her first appearance was in the image top020729.jpg, not Dolls in Pseudo Paradise, only as well that she's the first character to not appear in a Touhou Project game. It is unclear of who she actually is.

Background Information[edit]

On the Dolls in Pseudo Paradise jacket, this girl <add details here>. She holds what appears to be a Christian cross on her right hand and according to the story (See Fandom below), she has blonde hair.

Fandom[edit]

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Giant Toad[edit]

大蝦蟇 (だいがま)
Giant Toad
Giant Toad
The Giant Toad behind Cirno in Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red.
Species

Toad

Location

Giant Toad's Pond

The Giant Toad (大蝦蟇 Dai Gama) is a toad that lives in the Giant Toad's Pond who first appeared in Cirno's article Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red. In the article, it was said that Cirno was freezing frogs as usual, so this toad decided to punish her by eating her. However, Cirno escapes by freezing the toad's stomach, making it spit her out. Neither had any major injuries.

Considering the divine nature of the pond, it is likely that the toad acts as its guardian. Unless provoked, the Giant Toad will remain benevolent and gentle. Providing it with an offering will ensure that humans who visit the pond will have a safe trip home. On the walk home, a seemingly ordinary toad will follow you down to the base of the Youkai Mountain. This toad is actually a subordinate of the Giant Toad, and is a sign of its approval. No youkai would dare to attack a human being followed by the Giant Toads's watchful eyes. The toad is the size of two humans

Background Information[edit]

This character has always been referred to as "Giant Toad" in canon, but that doesn't mean it's the toad's actual name as it may simply be an identification.

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Gateguards of the Lunar Capital[edit]

Moon Capital Gate Guards
The two guards in Silent Sinner in Blue
Species

Lunarian (not native to Gensokyo)

Occupation

Gatekeepers

Location

Lunar Capital

These two men are the gatekeepers of the mansion owned by their mistresses Watatsuki no Yorihime and Watatsuki no Toyohime on the Lunar Capital. They've only appeared on Chapter 7 of Silent Sinner in Blue. These gatekeepers try to prevent Reisen from entering the Moon Palace. Luckily, Watatsuki no Toyohime falls from the sky and lands on Reisen, then gives Reisen permission to pass through. They're one of the few male characters in the Touhou Project.

Background Information[edit]

Both the guards wear a Chinese-style armor with a bag on their belts. Their hair is tied into buns and the buns wrapped, per ancient Chinese tradition.

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Tsuchinoko[edit]

槌の子 (つちのこ)
Tsuchinoko
Tsuchinoko
Species

Tsuchinoko

Abilities

Can control plants

Occupation

Eating and sleeping

Location

Marisa's house in the Forest of Magic(?)

Appearances
Print Works

The Tsuchinoko (槌の子) is a brown look-alike snake creature that is owned as a pet by Marisa Kirisame, where the body between of head and the tail is "fat". In Strange and Bright Nature Deity chapter 9, the Three Fairies of Light found their home covered with vines. They were unable to get into their home, so they got Marisa to help. In chapter 10, they believed it was a "Vine Youkai". When Luna Child created some food for the group, the "Vine Youkai" quickly ate the food, and they realised it was actually a Tsuchinoko and Marisa decided to take it home as a pet.

Reimu Hakurei recommended Marisa to exterminate it, but she refused. To add to this, because it sleeps a lot, eats a lot, snores, and with the lack of food supply Marisa has for it, it's unknown if she did exterminate it or if she still owns it as a pet. Its god is the Nozuchi.

Background Information[edit]

This character has always been referred to as "Tsuchinoko" (槌の子) in canon, but it doesn't mean it's this creature's real name as it may just be an identification.

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Unnamed bake-danuki[edit]

Unnamed bake-danuki
The bake-danuki in Oriental Sacred Place
Species

Tanuki

Abilities

Power to change appearance (?)

This bake-danuki appears on Chapter 11 on the Oriental Sacred Place where she masquerades as Marisa Kirisame and joins Reimu Hakurei for a moon-viewing, presumably to gain access to the shrine maiden's mochi and sake. Reimu is aware of the fact that she's not actually Marisa for quite some time, but still allows her to stay for a while. When Reimu reveals that she knows who she is, the bake-danuki, impressed by the shrine-maiden's insight, thanks her for the food and drink and disappears. She hasn't been seen since.

Background Information[edit]

When its identity was revealed, this bake-danuki displayed shadows around its eyes, large round ears and a tail; its appearance otherwise remained identical to Marisa Kirisame except the hair braid is on the right side instead of the left. Its true appearance is unknown.

Fandom[edit]

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Unnamed kappa group[edit]

Kappa group
The kappa on the cover of Wild and Horned Hermit Volume 3.
Species

Kappa

Location

Genbu Ravine

Appearances
Print Works

A group of kappa who appear frequently in Wild and Horned Hermit, and in chapter 11 of Visionary Fairies in Shrine

Background Information[edit]

Design

Like most kappa, they wear outfits with similar colors to that of Nitori Kawashiro. In chapter 11 of Visionary Fairies in Shrine, their clothes are essentially identical to Nitori's, and like Nitori, all the kappa depicted also have a key strapped on the front and a green backpack.
While most kappa seem to have blue hair, this group has a member with particularly dark hair. Another member sports a pair of round glasses.

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Koutei[edit]

黄帝 (こうてい)
Koutei
Koutei
Species

Dragon

Age

Child (exact age unknown)

Occupation

Pet

Location

Kasen's Dojo?

Appearances
Official Games

Urban Legend in Limbo (Kasen's attacks)

Print Works

Wild and Horned Hermit

Koutei (黄帝) is a young Eastern-style dragon that Kasen Ibaraki is able to control with her abilities. Appearing in Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 5, it abducts Reimu Hakurei under Kasen's orders.

On its first appearance Koutei was not referred to by name. Its current name was revealed as part of Kasen's appearance in Urban Legend in Limbo.

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Kume[edit]

久米 (くめ)
Kume
Kasen's Eagle
Species

Dapeng (Cryptid)

Occupation

Pet/Transportation

Location

Kasen's Dojo

Appearances
Print Works

Kume is a giant eagle that Kasen Ibaraki controls and it was referred to as a cryptid (generally a mythological creature rejected by science) in Kasen's profile, appearing in Wild and Horned Hermit chapters 5, 6 and 9. Kasen uses it as a form of transportation and later presumably under Kasen's orders, drops Reimu Hakurei off back to the Hakurei Shrine. The dapeng is later seen in chapter 9, flying Kasen away from Suika Ibuki.

Background Information[edit]

It looks like a Bald Eagle about 5 to 7 meters long, large enough to sustain Kasen and Reimu's weight with ease. While it may not be a Bald Eagle, it can be assumed that it is either part of the Sea Eagle family, or at least a close relative.

Relationships[edit]

Kasen Ibaraki
Kanda

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Kanda[edit]

竿打 (かんだ)
Kanda
Kanda
Species

Steller's Sea Eagle

Location

Kasen's dojo

Appearances
Official Games
Print Works

Compared to Kume, Kanda is still a young and inexperienced sea eagle and is about the size of a human. This eagle took over the job as Kasen's personal delivery eagle in WaHH Chapter 10, after Kume got too old and senile to continue. Kanda is also an assist attack in Urban Legend in Limbo and Antinomy of Common Flowers.

Background Information[edit]

Relationships[edit]

Kasen Ibaraki
Kume

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Mukou[edit]

務光 (むこう)
Mukou
Kasen's Raijuu
Species

Raijuu (Cryptid)

Abilities

Electricity, Poison

Occupation

Pet

Location

Kasen's Dojo

Appearances
Official Games
Print Works

Mukou (務光) is a raijuu, a poisonous electricity-producing beast that first appeared in Wild and Horned Hermit Chapter 6. During an unseasonal thunderstorm, Reimu and Marisa discover it, believing it to be an electric animal that could be raised to provide electricity. Its poison, however, affects the two humans to feel demotivated. The raijuu turns out to be one of Kasen's many pets, and had caused the thunderstorm because it had been feeling neglected. The cure for the raijuu's poison is revealed to be corn, which helps Reimu and Marisa recover very quickly.

On its first appearance Mukou was not referred to by name. Its current name was revealed as part of Kasen's appearance in Urban Legend in Limbo.

Background Information[edit]

In its name Mukou (務光), the first kanji means "duties" whilst the second means "light". It is a ferret-like animal with white fur and red eyes. A mane of darker blue fur stretches from its forehead to the tip of its tail.

Additional Information[edit]

  • Kasen reminisces about how she caught Mukou during a thunderstorm at the shrine, which resulted in a tree behind the shrine being struck by lightning. This tree appears in Strange and Bright Nature Deity Chapter 21 onwards, where it becomes the new home of the Three Fairies of Light.

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Houso[edit]

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彭祖 (ほうそ)
Houso
Species

Tiger

Occupation

Guard

Location

Kasen's dojo, Youkai Mountain

Appearances
Official Games
Print Works

Houso (彭祖) is Kasen Ibaraki's pet tiger introduced in Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 11. After Marisa Kirisame discovers the hidden location of Kasen's dojo on Youkai Mountain in chapter 10, Kasen acquires Houso to guard the dojo from suspicious intruders. When Marisa tries to find her house again to rob it, Houso confronts and attacks her, resulting in an injury to her arm that was healed by Unshou. However, because Kasen trained Houso not to attack without provocation, it's revealed that Marisa tried to take its hide because she figured it would be valuable.

In Urban Legend in Limbo it assists Kasen in her attacks.

Background Information[edit]

The first kanji in its name means "swelling, sound of drum", whilst the second kanji means "ancestor, pioneer, founder". It looks like a typical tiger.

Relationships[edit]

Kasen Ibaraki

As Kasen is Houso's master, it follows Kasen's will, guarding her dojo from intruders. It also assists her in Urban Legend in Limbo.

Marisa Kirisame

When Marisa tries to locate Kasen's dojo, it attacks her, though apparently not without provocation, since Marisa revealed she wanted to skin the tiger of its valuable fur.

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Suiki[edit]

水鬼 (すいき)
Suiki
Species

Oni (Kishin)

Abilities

Manipulating water (?)

Occupation

Kishin chief

Location

Hell

Appearances
Print Works

Suiki (水鬼) is one the kishin chiefs from Hell. In Chapter 12 of Wild and Horned Hermit, he came to Gensokyo to hunt and kill Seiga Kaku, as the hermit had extended her lifespan too much, going against the concept of Saṃsāra, the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. His actions also caused problems to the kappa, making impossible for them approaching the Genbu Ravine, their home.

Background Information[edit]

Name

His name is Suiki (水鬼 lit. "Water Oni").

Ability

Suiki has shown the ability to manipulate water to a great extent. By concentrating a vast amout of water from all of Gensokyo in the same place and super-pressurizing it, he created a huge, layered, extremely powerful column capable of instantly disintegrating rocks on contact, and mantained it for various consecutive days. According to Nitori Kawashiro, this power is comparable to that of Lord Suiryuu, the water dragon.

Relationships[edit]

Seiga Kaku (target)

Suiki tried to kill Seiga to end her over-extended lifespan. Despite his water trap being impossible to bypass directly, Seiga managed to escape by opening an underground tunnel.

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Unnamed okuri-inu[edit]

Okuri-inu
Unnamed Okuri-inu in Oriental Sacred Place
Species

Okuri-inu (Previously a wild yamainu)

Occupation

Guardian of the Human Village

Appearances
Print Works
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Kasen Ibaraki

Kosuzu's Grandfather[edit]

Kosuzu's grampa in Chapter 2 of Forbidden Scrollery
Kosuzu's grampa in Forbidden Scrollery
Species

Presumably human

Location

Human Village(?)

Kosuzu Motoori's grandfather was briefly shown in a flashback on chapter 2 of Forbidden Scrollery, in which he was the one who taught Kosuzu about the "word-eating worm". He's got a bold head and it's unknown what his name is or if he is still alive.

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Tupai[edit]

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ツパイ
Tupai
Tupai the chupacbra, intoxicated
Species

Chupacabra (Cryptid)

Location

Scarlet Devil Mansion

Appearances
Print Works

Tupai (ツパイ) is Remilia Scarlet's pet chupacabra that was initially mistaken for an actual tupai. It escapes off-screen during the events of Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 16, and begins stealing alcohol from the Human Village. It displays great speed and agility, making it difficult to catch. Eventually, it was captured by Hieda no Akyuu in Forbidden Scrollery chapters 6–7, who sets a trap by spiking one of her sake jars. It's now kept in a cage after a promise from the Scarlet Devil Mansion that it'll not escape again, with Remilia and Flandre Scarlet mesmerising the Tupai.

Background Information[edit]

Despite this creature being revealed to be a chupacabra, "Tupai" was kept its name. As Sakuya Izayoi describes it, it has sharp claws and long fangs, resembling a goblin but "sharper".

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Evil Dragon[edit]

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邪竜
Evil Dragon
Evil dragon regaining its power
Evil Dragon in Forbidden Scrollery
Species

Dragon

Location

Human Village (formerly), Above the clouds

Appearances
Print Works

The Evil Dragon (邪竜) is a dragon that was trapped in the form of a snake, until it tricked Marisa Kirisame into releasing its power from the Night Parade Picture Scroll. Apparently, it was responsible for the construction of the Human Village's Inari shrine long ago.

Background Information[edit]

Design

In its sealed form, the evil dragon resembles a white snake. After it has regained some of its power it turns black and sprouts batlike wings. The appearance of its true form is unknown.

Relationships[edit]

Marisa Kirisame
Kosuzu Motoori


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Unnamed Kutsutsura[edit]

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The Kutsutsura in Forbidden Scrollery
Species

Shoe Tsukumogami

Location

Human Village (formerly)

Appearances
Print Works

The Kutsutsura (沓頬) was a shoe Tsukumogami born from one of Kosuzu Motoori's shoes. After it started moving on its own, it tried to become a complete youkai by stealing melons in the village, but is eventually stopped and then exterminated by Marisa Kirisame before the transformation is completed. It is the first known character that has definitively been killed in the current era.

Background Information[edit]

In its incomplete form, the Kutsutsura resembles a smoke-like creature with a vague four-legged animal form. The shoe it is born from stands on its head with the strings flying in the air. It's unknown how it would look like as a complete youkai.

Relationships[edit]

Marisa Kirisame (Exterminator)

Since the Kutsutsura is born from one of Kosuzu's shoes, Marisa exterminates it to protect Kosuzu's reputation, as it would have been bad if the other villagers knew that she was directly or indirectly involved in the creation of a new youkai inside the village.

Kosuzu Motoori (Tool owner)

Kosuzu owned the shoe that gave birth to this youkai.

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Manzairaku[edit]

万歳楽 ()
Manzairaku
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Species

Seal

Occupation

Entertainer

Location

Genbu Ravine, Abandon Pond

Appearances
Official Games
Print Works

Manzairaku (万歳楽) is a seal, found in the Genbu Ravine by the kappa and Marisa Kirisame after she left a party at the Hakurei Shrine. Initially mistaken for a fur-covered monster fish, with a head like an otter's, the kappa let it go due to its appearance and large size. However, after Kasen Ibaraki describes the seal-like folkloric Manzairaku, purported to bring good fortune, Marisa and Reimu Hakurei go back to see the "fish." After using sonar and searchlights to find it once again, crowds later gather to catch a glimpse.

Perturbed by the gathering crowds at their home, Nitori Kawashiro and the other kappa move Manzairaku to the Abandon Pond, where they use it to entertain visitors. It enjoys performing, but becomes depressed. Nitori asks Kasen to help, but still under the assumption the seal is a "strange fish", Nitori explains it might actually be a sea mammal. Kasen explains that it needs saltwater, so Nitori builds an artificial pool. It also tells Kasen its story.

In the Outside World, it swam up a river in a city, where it drew the attention of humans. It was made an honorary citizen, but after it left for the sea and came back, it was forgotten by them, making it lonely, and it wound up in Gensokyo.

In Urban Legend in Limbo it assists Kasen in her attacks.

Background Information[edit]

Origin

Manzairaku seems to be based on Tama-chan, who became renowned in Japan in 2002 when it lived in the Tama River in Tokyo. Seals are not native to Japan, which is why it was a rare sight. Like Manzairaku in the Outside World, interest in Tama-chan also faded.

Design

Manzairaku looks like a typical seal and is grey in color.

Relationships[edit]

Kasen Ibaraki

Manzairaku seems to trust Kasen, being willing to talk to her, and even assisting her in Urban Legend in Limbo.

Kappa

Though initially being frightened of it, the kappa eventually teach Manzairaku tricks and has it put on shows to entertain folks for money. Manzairaku doesn't seem to dislike its position. However, despite treating him well, the kappa were ignorant in how to care for it, by having it live in freshwater and even being hinted to feed it "kappa food" (shirikodama), depressing him briefly.

Humans

Manzairaku seems to love humans and the attention it gets from them, even becoming lonely when it's not the center of their attention.

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Unnamed Fox student[edit]

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The Fox-child student in Forbidden Scrollery
Species

Kitsune

Abilities

Shapeshifting (?)

Location

Human Village

Appearances
Print Works

In Forbidden Scrollery, this youkai fox transformed into a human child to be able to follow Keine Kamishirasawa's lessons and to learn writing in human language. However, because it lacked any paper material to write on, it wrote on the schools door, alarming the villagers as there was a youkai hidden among children. Even after Reimu starts a surveillance at the school, it manages to avoid the shrine maiden's traps and is unaffected by her youkai-repelling ofuda, as it lacks any kind of evil. At the end, it is helped by Kosuzu Motoori, that communicates with it and gives it a notebook to write on, making Reimu and the villagers believe that it left the school.

Background Information[edit]

Design

Its youkai form is that of a young child with short hair, fox ears and a fox tail. While disguised as a human, it appears the same but its animal features are hidden.

Relationships[edit]

Kosuzu Motoori

Kosuzu helps this youkai by giving it paper material and hiding its youkai nature from others humans.

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Tenryuu[edit]

天龍 ()
Tenryuu
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Species

Dragon

Appearances
Print Works

Tenryuu (天龍, lit. "Heavenly Dragon") is a dragon that supposedly lives in the sky, first shown, named and described in the kappa's planetarium in Wild and Horned Hermit, but apparently previously mentioned in Double Spoiler by Aya Shameimaru when talking about Utsuho Reiuji's Seven Stars "Septentrion" spell card. Although it's called the "King of Constellations" and is identified with the Big Dipper, unlike other constellations Tenryuu is considered to be an actual living dragon that soars through the heavens. This dragon is allegedly on its way to devour the North Star, and it is said that when that happens something that makes both Heaven and Earth to tremble will occur. According to Kasen Ibaraki, "dragons will become rulers of everything under Heaven as the Heaven-born dragon dances through the sky".

Background Information[edit]

Design

Tenryuu is shown to have the appearance of a regular eastern-style dragon, but it's actual size and exact color scheme are unknown.

Tenryuu as shown by the kappa's planetarium in Wild and Horned Hermit

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Unnamed Snake youkai[edit]

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The snake youkai in Forbidden Scrollery
Species

Snake youkai

Abilities

Disguising itself (?)

Location

Human Village (formerly), India(?) in the Outside World (formerly)

Appearances
Print Works

A snake from the Outside World that ate a human, causing it to be transported to Gensokyo as a youkai. Using its newfound powers, the snake became an infamous dine-and-dasher in the Human Village, wearing a different human disguise each time and seemingly vanishing into thin air if chased. At the same time, it caused unrest by attacking a number of humans in its true form. Eventually the snake was confronted by Mamizou Futatsuiwa, who broke its disguise and taught it Gensokyo's rules about interfering with human villagers.

Background Information[edit]

Design

Its true form is that of a snake, but it has shown the ability to disguise itself in various ways.

Ability

The snake youkai is capable of disguising itself as a human and can take many different forms. However, according to Mamizou its disguises are "low-ranking" and easily seen through. Exposure to tobacco smoke disrupts the snake's powers and forces it to revert to its true form.

The various disguises used by the snake in Forbidden Scrollery

Relationships[edit]

Mamizou Futatsuiwa

Mamizou is the only one to know of the snake's role in the village's dine-and-dash incidents, and also taught him Gensokyo's rules.

Additional Information[edit]

  • Shortly before the snake youkai appears, Kosuzu and Mamizou are seen reading a news article from the Outside World about a giant snake eating a human in India, implying that this youkai was the snake in question.

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The Fortune-teller[edit]

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The fortune-teller as a jinyou in Forbidden Scrollery
Species

Jinyou (formerly Human)

Abilities

Fortune-telling, Magic

Occupation

Fortune-teller (formerly)

Location

Human Village (formerly)

Appearances
Print Works

A fortune-teller from the Human Village, who was shunned by the village's master diviner for incorporating magic into his techniques. After peering into "the outer edge of our world", he came to resent how Gensokyo's humans lived at the mercy of youkai, and created a plan to become a youkai himself.

Around half a year before the events of Forbidden Scrollery chapter 24, the fortune-teller committed suicide, leaving behind a book in which he had written a mix of powerful divination techniques and childish scribbles. When Kosuzu began taking the book's techniques for her own while discarding the gibberish, it created a grudge that linked the book with the fortune-teller's spirit; by carefully controlling his emotions he was then able to cross over into the mortal world without becoming a vengeful spirit.

The fortune-teller, reborn as a jinyou, is discovered by Reimu who pursues him into the wilderness away from the village. Once no one is around, he claims that he has no intention of harming humans or even living anywhere they could find him, so there is no need for he and the "youkai shrine maiden" to fight. In response Reimu tells the jinyou that he has been misinformed, and that a human villager becoming a youkai is "the greatest sin of all", before apparently killing him.

Background Information[edit]

Design

While still alive the fortune-teller had the appearance of a normal human, with a long nose and black hair swept back into a short ponytail. He is sometimes seen wearing glasses and a coat or cloak.

After becoming a jinyou he takes on a demonic appearance with pointed ears, claws and fangs, similar to the "Nosferatu" depiction of vampires. The inside of his body has apparently transformed into darkness while his skin is now tough and leathery, with his eyes and mouth having become gashes that open into it. He no longer wears glasses, and his cloak collar flares upwards.

Ability
The fortune-teller's original form in Forbidden Scrollery

Relationships[edit]

Kosuzu Motoori (Involuntary helper)

Kosuzu, by claiming the diviner's techniques as her own, involuntarily helped him resurrecting as a jinyou.

Reimu Hakurei (Exterminator)

The fortune-teller was aware of Reimu's reputation as the "youkai shrine maiden", knowing that she allowed youkai to visit her shrine without exterminating them, and believed that she would take his side. However, things turned out to be different, and Reimu exterminated him without hesitation.

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Anxious Moustached Villager[edit]

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The villager describes his symptoms in Forbidden Scrollery
Species

Human

Location

Human Village

Appearances
Print Works

A male human villager who first appears in Forbidden Scrollery chapter 33, where he prays at the Hakurei Shrine while shaking visibly, scared that the end of the world is coming. He reappears in the next chapter, where he praises the medicine seller from Eientei for selling him something that "took all his worries away".

Background Information[edit]

Design

Relationships[edit]

Reisen Udongein Inaba

Salt Merchant[edit]

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The merchant becomes possessed in Forbidden Scrollery
Species

Human

Occupation

Salt merchant

Location

Human Village (formerly)

Appearances
Print Works

A wealthy salt merchant, and a regular customer of Suzunaan; his home in the Human Village was colloquially known as "the salt mansion". After he killed and ate one of his beloved horses, it returned as an umatsuki and began to take over his body. By the time Reimu discovered the umatsuki, nothing of the merchant was left, forcing Reimu to exterminate it. Kosuzu was present at the merchant's funeral, where his death was blamed on illness.

Background Information[edit]

Design

Relationships[edit]

Kosuzu Motoori
Reimu Hakurei

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Unnamed Umatsuki[edit]

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The umatsuki in Forbidden Scrollery
Species

Umatsuki

Abilities

Possessing humans

Location

Human Village (formerly)

Appearances
Print Works

After the salt merchant had one of his horses killed for its meat, it rose from the dead as an umatsuki and began to take over his body. Under its influence the merchant became known for doing odd things, like ordering his servants to destroy andromeda flowers (which are disliked by horses). After Kosuzu sighted a headless horse near the mansion, Mamizou recognised it as an umatsuki and was impressed by its boldness, while Reimu set out to investigate further. After determining that its victim could no longer be saved, Reimu exterminated the umatsuki, leaving behind the salt merchant's lifeless body.

Background Information[edit]

Design
Ability

Relationships[edit]

Kosuzu Motoori
Reimu Hakurei

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Hungry Villager[edit]

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The villager in Wild and Horned Hermit
Species

Human

Location

Human Village

Appearances
Print Works

A human from the vilage that was possessed by a hunger god, which made him exhausted and really hungry. He appears at the Hakurei Shrine right when Reimu and the others are wondering why no one is coming despite all the advertisement for the festival. Reimu immediatly asks him if he was attacked, but he only asks for some water and is then seen eating some food. He is also present when Reimu performs a show of exterminating the hunger god, and then helps the shrine maiden by advertising the festival in the Human Village.

Background Information[edit]

Design

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