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Official Literature

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Six artbooks have been released containing Touhou Project material. Each of these artbooks has a different theme; for example, Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red focuses on characters, while The Grimoire of Marisa is solely dedicated to different kinds of spell cards. It should be noted that Seasonal Dream Vision is semi-official; it is more of a compilation of comics from various authors, along with an original story written by ZUN himself.


Touhou Sangetsusei details the mishaps and adventures of the Three Fairies of Light as they meet various characters in Gensokyo. Touhou Bougetsushou focuses on an expansion of the events that occur in Imperishable Night, and describe a voyage to the Moon to resolve a mysterious conflict. Technically, Cage in Lunatic Runagate is a collection of illustrated short stories that give more insight into the storyline. Wild and Horned Hermit focuses on a new character named Kasen Ibaraki who regularly visits the Hakurei Shrine, while Forbidden Scrollery focuses on Kosuzu Motoori who works at a bookstore in the Human Village.

Lotus Eaters and Foul Detective Satori are ongoing, while the rest are completed.


Strange Creators of Outer World is the first official Touhou Project Magazine with full support and oversight of ZUN. Strange Articles of the Outer World is the official webzine for Touhou news and online media including interviews with ZUN, official manga, reviews, as well as serializations of unofficial fanworks.


Curiosities of Lotus Asia was the first official supplement to the Touhou storyline. Now completed and compiled into a tankobon, each story is a standalone account of the everyday life of Rinnosuke Morichika, the owner of a small variety store specializing in items from the outside world.

Music CDs

Full article: Music CDs

The "ZUN's Music Collection" album series is accompanied by short stories which relate to the tracks (with the exception of Unknown Flower, Mesmerizing Journey and Rainbow-Colored Septentrion). The story of the first album, Dolls in Pseudo Paradise, is set in Gensokyo. Later stories are set in the future of the Outside World, following the adventures of the Secret Sealing Club - a pair of college students in search of the paranormal.



  1. Not an official print work but ZUN got involved