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Midboss Spell Card[edit]

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Spell Card 069
幽鬼剣「妖童餓鬼の断食 -Easy-」(Yuukiken "Youdou Gaki no Danjiki")
Ghost Sword "Fasting of the Young Preta -Easy-" [1] [2]
Owner
Youmu Konpaku
Stage 5 — Easy
Spell Card Pattern Description
Youmu will start at the left side, and the game's speed will slow down due to the atmosphere becoming tense.[3] Then, Youmu will run horizontally in less than a second, making a slash across the screen, which will then create circles of blue arrowhead bullets that expand. These bullets will be affected by the game's speed slowing down during the next wave, where youmu will repeat the cut from the right side.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Light dodging, a moment of eternity, keep distance and focus.

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Spell Card 070
幽鬼剣「妖童餓鬼の断食」(Yuukiken "Youdou Gaki no Danjiki")
Ghost Sword "Fasting of the Young Preta"
Owner
Youmu Konpaku
Stage 5 — Normal
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to its Easy version.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Heavy dodging, a moment of eternity, keep distance and focus.

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Spell Card 071
餓鬼剣「餓鬼道草紙」(Gakiken "Gakidou Soushi")
Preta Sword "Scroll of the Preta Realm" [4]
Owner
Youmu Konpaku
Stage 5 — Hard
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to previous spells, with Youmu performing the cuts lower on the screen.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Heavy dodging, a moment of eternity, believe in slow moment.

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Spell Card 072
餓王剣「餓鬼十王の報い」(Gaouken "Gakijuuou no Mukui")
Hungry King Sword "Ten Kings' Retribution on the Preta" [5] [6]
Owner
Youmu Konpaku
Stage 5 — Lunatic
Spell Card Pattern Description
Similar to "Scroll of the Preta Realm", with Youmu performing the cuts even lower on the screen, and the circles being divided into two smaller circles, a fast one, and a very slow one.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Heavy dodging, a moment of eternity, believe in slow moment.

Boss Spell Card #1[edit]

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Spell Card 073
獄界剣「二百由旬の一閃 -Easy-」(Gokukaiken "Nihyaku Yujun no Issen")
Hell Realm Sword "Two Hundred Yojana in One Slash -Easy-" [7] [8]
Owner
Youmu Konpaku
Stage 5 — Easy
Spell Card Pattern Description
Youmu will go to the top of the screen to leave her phantom half there, so that it starts shooting large, purple bubble-like bullets in two arcing zig-zags, one of medium speed, and a much slower one. Youmu's human half will then go to the left side of the screen, the game's speed will slow down, and Youmu will run over to the left side of the screen, slashing any bullets that were in her path into a large clump of smaller red bullets of multiple sizes that explode outwards.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Light dodging, the flash of a sword, bursts of sliced spirits.

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Spell Card 074
獄界剣「二百由旬の一閃」(Gokukaiken "Nihyaku Yujun no Issen")
Hell Realm Sword "Two Hundred Yojana in One Slash"
Owner
Youmu Konpaku
Stage 5 — Normal
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to its Easy version.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Heavy dodging, the flash of a sword, bursts of sliced spirits.

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Spell Card 075
獄炎剣「業風閃影陣」(Gokuenken "Goufuu Sen'eijin")
Hell Fire Sword "Sudden Phantom Formation Slash of Karmic Wind" [9] [10]
Owner
Youmu Konpaku
Stage 5 — Hard
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to "Two Hundred Yojana in One Slash", with the addition of two "extra" slashes, one above and one below the original. The bullets that come out as a result of a bubble-like bullet being cut by these will be purple instead of red.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Heavy dodging, the flash of three slices, fury of condemned spirits.

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Spell Card 076
獄神剣「業風神閃斬」(Gokushinken "Goufuu Shinsenzan")
Hell God Sword "Sudden Divine Severing of Karmic Wind" [11]
Owner
Youmu Konpaku
Stage 5 — Lunatic
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to "Sudden Phantom Formation Slash of Karmic Wind", with four "extra" slashes instead of two.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Heavy dodging, the flash of five slices, fury of condemned spirits.
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Boss Spell Card #2[edit]

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Spell Card 077
畜趣剣「無為無策の冥罰 -Easy-」(Chikushuken "Mui Musaku no Myoubatsu")
Animal Realm Sword "Karmic Punishment of the Idle and Unfocused -Easy-" [12]
Owner
Youmu Konpaku
Stage 5 — Easy
Spell Card Pattern Description
The game's speed will slow down as Youmu prepares to run horizontally across the screen and slash. Once she does, multiple vertical rends will appear, and each of them will shoot multiple lines of green and blue bullets that will be caught up in the slowdown as Youmu prepares to repeat the attack.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Light dodging, calm before the slash, the sword's delayed waves.

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Spell Card 078
畜趣剣「無為無策の冥罰」(Chikushuken "Mui Musaku no Myoubatsu")
Animal Realm Sword "Karmic Punishment of the Idle and Unfocused"
Owner
Youmu Konpaku
Stage 5 — Normal
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to its Easy version, each rend will shoot more lines of bullets.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Standard dodging, calm before the slash, the sword's delayed waves.

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Spell Card 079
修羅剣「現世妄執」(Shuraken "Gense Moushuu")
Asura Sword "Obsession with the Present World" [13] [14]
Owner
Youmu Konpaku
Stage 5 — Hard
Spell Card Pattern Description
Youmu will start at the middle top of the screen, as multiple bullets appear at random heights. Red bullets come from the right side and go straight to the left side, with blue bullets doing the opposite. Youmu will then perform a slash that forms a vertical rend, which will attract bullets and make them circle around it. The game's speed will slow down, and once the slowdown ends the bullets caught up in the rend will aim at the player's position. The rend will then disappear, and Youmu will move along the top edge of the screen towards the player's position.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Standard streaming, horizontal dangers, blade dance of the tornado.

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Spell Card 080
修羅剣「現世妄執 -Lunatic-」(Shuraken "Gense Moushuu")
Asura Sword "Obsession with the Present World -Lunatic-"
Owner
Youmu Konpaku
Stage 5 — Lunatic
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to its Hard version.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Heavy streaming, horizontal dangers, blade dance of the tornado.

Boss Spell Card #3[edit]

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Spell Card 081
人界剣「悟入幻想 -Easy-」(Ningaiken "Gonyuu Gensou")
Human Realm Sword "Fantasy of Entering Enlightenment -Easy-" [15]
Owner
Youmu Konpaku
Stage 5 — Easy
Spell Card Pattern Description
Youmu will start at the bottom right of the screen, the game's speed wil slow down, and she will create a horizontal rend across the bottom of the screen. This rend will remain there for the rest of the spell card, shooting slow, rice-shaped bullets directly upwards from random positions. Youmu will then go to the top of the screen, vaguely following the player as she shoots a pattern of lines of large red bullets aimed at the player's position.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Standard streaming, rain from below, move little and with caution.

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Spell Card 082
人界剣「悟入幻想」(Ningaiken "Gonyuu Gensou")
Human Realm Sword "Fantasy of Entering Enlightenment"
Owner
Youmu Konpaku
Stage 5 — Normal
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to its Easy version.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Standard streaming, rain from below, move little and with caution.

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Spell Card 083
人世剣「大悟顕晦」(Jinseiken "Daigo Kenkai")
Human Era Sword "Great Enlightenment Appearing and Disappearing" [16]
Owner
Youmu Konpaku
Stage 5 — Hard
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to "Fantasy of Entering Enlightenment"
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Standard streaming, rain from below, move little and with caution.

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Spell Card 084
人神剣「俗諦常住」(Ninshinken "Zokutai Joujuu")
Human God Sword "Constancy of the Conventional Truth" [17] [18]
Owner
Youmu Konpaku
Stage 5 — Lunatic
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to the previous two spell cards.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Standard streaming, rain from below, move little and with caution.

Boss Spell Card #4[edit]

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Spell Card 085
天上剣「天人の五衰 -Easy-」(Tenjouken "Tenjin no Gosui")
Heaven Sword "Five Signs of the Dying Deva -Easy-" [19]
Owner
Youmu Konpaku
Stage 5 — Easy
Spell Card Pattern Description
Youmu prepares to attack and the game slows down. She then produces a half-circle of bullets aimed at the player, made of individually random arrowhead bullets of five colors organized per section, from left to right: yellow, orange, red, purple and blue. After the bullets are shot, Youmu prepares another wave while the bullets are still on screen, slowing down the game speed.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Standard dodging, a moment of clarity, find clear path to shrine.

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Spell Card 086
天上剣「天人の五衰」(Tenjouken "Tenjin no Gosui")
Heaven Sword "Five Signs of the Dying Deva"
Owner
Youmu Konpaku
Stage 5 — Normal
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to its Easy version.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Heavy dodging, a moment of clarity, find clear path to shrine.

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Spell Card 087
天界剣「七魄忌諱」(Tenkaiken "Shichihaku Kiki")
Deva Realm Sword "Displeasure of the Seven Hakus" [20]
Owner
Youmu Konpaku
Stage 5 — Hard
Spell Card Pattern Description
Similar to "Five Signs of the Dying Deva", with seven colors instead of five. Green was added left of the yellow section, and cyan right of the blue one.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Heavy dodging, a moment of clarity, pray for enlightenment.

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Spell Card 088
天神剣「三魂七魄」(Tenjinken "Sankon Shichihaku")
Heaven God Sword "Three Kons, Seven Hakus" [21] [22]
Owner
Youmu Konpaku
Stage 5 — Lunatic
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to "Displeasure of the Seven Hakus", with an added pattern of two waves of three large, red, bubble-like bullets aimed at the player.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Heavy dodging, a moment of clarity, pray for enlightenment.

Notes[edit]

  1. Preta: a Buddhist hungry ghost. Read in Japanese as gaki (餓鬼). Those reborn as a preta are always hungry but cannot enjoy food or drink.
  2. 餓鬼の断食 (Gaki no danjiki) (lit. 'preta's fasting'): An idiom that refers to someone performing an action that they already ought to by default, but acting as if they're going out of their way to do something special or praise-worthy.
  3. The Grimoire of Marisa/Youmu Konpaku's Spell Cards
  4. Preta Realm (餓鬼道; Gakido): one of the Six Realms of Rebirth (六道; Rokudo) in Buddhism. This realm is based on possessiveness and desire, and is considered to have the third-lowest rank of the six realms. The "Scroll of Preta" (餓鬼草紙) is a Japanese national treasure.
  5. The Ten Kings (十王; Ju-ou): the judges of the afterlife in Buddhism. They decide the realms that people will be reborn in, based on their past karma.
  6. A possible reference to the play Oguri Hangan ("Judge Oguri"). The titular character is murdered, but returned to life in a preta-like state and in the end is fully revived.
  7. Hell Realm (地獄道; Jigokudo): one of the Six Realms of Rebirth (六道; Rokudo) in Buddhism. This realm is based on hatred, and is considered to have the lowest rank of the six realms.
  8. 由旬 (yojana in Sanskrit, yujun in Japanese): a unit of length in early India. 1 yojana is the distance that the imperial army could advance in 1 day; about 10-15 km. 200 yojanas is the width of the flames in the seventh hot hell in Buddhist cosmology. It's also the width of Yuyuko's garden.
  9. 業風 (gofu) are the torturous winds of hell that blow against sinners as punishment for the negative karma they have accumulated in their life.
  10. 閃 can mean "flash (light)"/"flash (sudden) or "brandish (slash in this case)". 影 can mean "shadow" but it's also used to refer to phantoms. In The Grimoire of Marisa, it is revealed that Youmu's phantom half, Myon, shoots the large bubble bullets for the easy/normal version (and presumably the hard/lunatic versions) of this spell card.
  11. The spell card may be referencing the Kusanagi no Tsurugi. 神剣 (shinken lit. "divine sword"/"god sword") is a common name for 草薙の剣 (Kusanagi no Tsurugi lit. "grass-cutting sword"), one of the Three Sacred Treasures of Japan. The sword is said to have come from the slain body of Yamata no Orochi. 斬 means "to cut (slash)" but specifically with the intention to dismember, decapitate, and kill. The god Susanoo obtained the Kusanagi no Tsurugi after decapitating all of Orochi's heads and tails.
  12. 畜趣: refers to the Animal Realm (畜生道; Chikushodo), which is one of the Six Realms of Rebirth (六道; Rokudo) in Buddhism. Being reborn in this realm is punishment for stupidity, prejudice, sloth, or lack of faith and is considered to be the second-lowest ranking of the six realms.
  13. Asura: refers to the Asura Realm (修羅道; Shurado), which is one of the Six Realms of Rebirth (六道; Roku-dou) in Buddhism. Being reborn in this realm is the result of jealousy, aggressive nature, or irrationality and is considered to have the third-highest rank of the six realms. Asuras are multi-limbed (usually multi-headed as well) deity-like beings in Buddhism that can be either benevolent or wrathful.
  14. Likely a reference to the idiom 修羅の妄執 (Shura no moushuu) ('Asura's obsession'), referring to the Asura Realm's residents' persistent attachment to the present world and the violent, negative emotions associated therewith.
  15. 人界: Human Realm (人間道; Ningendo): one of the Six Realms of Rebirth (六道; Rokudo) in Buddhism. This realm is based on passion, desire, and doubt, and is considered to have the second-highest rank of the six realms. It is seen as one of the easier realms to achieve enlightenment in. In Buddhism, the main goal of humans is to achieve enlightenment.
  16. 大悟 (taigo or daigo) means "great wisdom" or "enlightenment". 顕晦 (kenkai) means "appearing (顕(あら)わす; arawasu) and disappearing (晦(くら)む; kuramu)".
  17. 俗諦常住 (constancy of conventional truth) is a Buddhist term exclusive to the Chinese Tiantai and Japanese Tendai sects.
    In many variants of Buddhism, 真諦 (ultimate truth / paramārtha-satya) refers to the true, underlying state of all things as illusory or empty, and the state of emptiness attained in the process of reaching enlightenment. 俗諦 ("conventional truth" / samvrti-satya) refers to axioms and teachings used in the material world to convey concepts with others (including descriptions of "ultimate truth" itself). Many sects accept "conventional truth" as a provisional means by which to understand the true nature of the universe, despite how its nature ultimately surpasses such descriptions.
    In Tendai Buddhism, however, conventional truth is viewed as an equally valid and 'constant' part of the ultimate truth.
  18. A "human god" (人神) is a person worshiped as a god before or after death (most bodhisattvas and buddhas could be considered to be in this category). One could say that for a human to achieve enlightenment (nirvana) is to become a god themselves.
  19. Heaven Realm (天上道; Tenjo-do): one of the Six Realms of Rebirth (六道; Roku-dou) in Buddhism. This inhabitants (deva) of this realm are blissful and proud. Heaven Realm is the highest ranking of the conventional six realms. Deva (天人; tenjin): a divine being who lives in the Heaven Realm. Deva have very long lives but are not immortal. Five signs of weakness are shown before their death.
  20. Seven "hakus" () make up the most basic properties of the soul in Taoism. In Taoism, it is believed that there is a period where the body contains only hakus between losing the three kons and death. This is an unstable state due to the lack of reason, so the seven hakus are hated (七魄忌諱). However, no one could live without the seven hakus, because they are important base components of the soul. It is worth mentioning that 天界 (Heaven Realm) is a Taoist term that describes a world in which immortals and sages lived. It later became synonymous with the Buddhist 天上道 (Heaven Realm)/天国 (Heaven) in which it then became to mean "Deva Realm".
  21. 三魂七魄 (three kons and seven hakus) are the components of the soul in Taoism. The three kons control mental activity (reason), and the seven hakus control physical activity.
  22. 天神 ("heavenly god") is an uncommon synonym for 天人 (deva). It's also a Shinto term for a god who resides in the skies or who controls the skies.


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