Release Timeline

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This page lists all first-party Touhou Project-related releases, news, and events. Note that this is not a timeline of chronology of when events happen in canon; see Gensokyo Timeline for that.

There is a more up to date version of this page on the Japanese wiki.

2001 and Prior

Date Type Event
1996/11/--/ Exhibit Highly Responsive to Prayers first displayed (20th Hatoyama Festival)
1997/08/15 Game Highly Responsive to Prayers and Story of Eastern Wonderland released (Comiket 52)
1997/12/29 Game Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream released (Comiket 53)
1998/08/14 Game Lotus Land Story released (Comiket 54)
1998/--/-- Touhou is featured in GameLab
1998/11/05 Exhibit Shuusou Gyoku Prototype ("Giant Project") first displayed (22th Hatoyama Festival)
1998/12/30 Game Mystic Square released (Comiket 55)
1999/03/-- ZUN graduates college, joins Taito Corporation
1999/11/05 Exhibit Shuusou Gyoku (Shuusou Gyoku '99) displayed (23rd Hatoyama Festival)
1999/12/08 Touhou Fantasy Space "Hakurei Shrine" (the old name of the official website) is opened
2000/08/12 Trial Shuusou Gyoku trial released (Comiket 58)
2000/12/30 Game Shuusou Gyoku final version released (Comiket 59)
2001/05/04 Game Torte Le Magic Ver. 1.00 released
2001/08/08 Shuusou Gyoku recorded on TechWin DVD
2001/08/10 Trial Kioh Gyoku trial released (Comiket 60)
2001/12/30 Game Kioh Gyoku release (Comiket 61)

2002

Date Type Event
2002/03/20 Taito Work begun on Graffiti Kingdom (PS2)
2002/05/-- A CD release of the first five Touhou games added to distribution
2002/--/-- Trial Embodiment of Scarlet Devil trials released periodically
2002/07/18 Site name changed to Team Shanghai Alice
2002/07/29 November issue of DOS/V POWER REPORT ships with Embodiment of Scarlet Devil trial version 0.08+
2002/08/11 Game Embodiment of Scarlet Devil released (Comiket 62)
2002/08/11 Music Dolls in Pseudo Paradise (C62 version) released (Comiket 62)
2002/09/05 Watanabe Workshop(now known as French Bread) introduces Touhou in the banner of the website
2002/09/19 Distribution of the first five Touhou games ends
2002/12/30 Event Comiket 63 (Day 3: one Touhou derivative circle in attendance)
2002/12/30 Trial Perfect Cherry Blossom trial released (Comiket 63)
2002/12/30 Music Dolls in Pseudo Paradise (Popular Version) released (Comiket 63)

2003

Date Type Event
2003/01/06 Touhou Shofu (ZUN's old diary/blog) opened
2003/01/26 Trial Perfect Cherry Blossom web trial released
2003/02/13 - 04/16 1st Touhou Popularity Contest
2003/08/02 Colorful PUREGIRL's November issue contains a 1-page interview with ZUN
2003/08/15 - 17 Event Comiket 64 (Day 3: 12 Touhou derivative circles in attendance)
2003/08/17 Game Perfect Cherry Blossom released (Comiket 64)
2003/09/14 2nd Touhou Popularity Contest
2003/10/17 1st Touhou Saimoe Tournament
2003/12/04 Curiosities of Lotus Asia announced in Colorful PUREGIRL's January issue
2003/12/28 - 30 Event Comiket 65 (Day 3: 39 Touhou derivative circles in attendance)
2003/12/30 Music Ghostly Field Club released (Comiket 65)
2003/12/30 Imperishable Night announced (Comiket 65)
2003/12/30 ZUN submits a guest contribution for TINAMI's collaborative work, "Youkou Kisou"

2004

Date Type Event
2004/01/05 - 09/03 Book Chapters 1 - 9 of Curiosities of Lotus Asia published in Colorful PUREGIRL
2004/04/18 Event Reitaisai 1
2004/05/16 - 29 EX Touhou Popularity Contest
2004/05/14 Trial Imperishable Night trial released
2004/08/13 - 15 Event Comiket 66
2004/08/15 Game Imperishable Night released
2004/08/15 Trial Immaterial and Missing Power trial released
2004/10/17 - 23 3rd Touhou Popularity Contest
2004/10/29 - 2005/10/05 Book Chapters 10 - 11 and 13 - 16 of Curiosities of Lotus Asia published in Magazine Elfics
2004/12/25 Book Chapters 12 of Curiosities of Lotus Asia published as part of doujinshi "Ryousaishii 2"
2004/12/29 - 31 Event Comiket 67
2004/12/30 Game Immaterial and Missing Power released
2004/12/30 Music Changeability of Strange Dream released

2005

Date Type Event
2005/03/26 - 2006/03/25 Book Eastern and Little Nature Deity published in MediaMix Game Magazine.
2005/05/?? 2nd Touhou Saimoe Tournament
2005/05/04 Event Reitaisai 2
2005/06/12 Trial Phantasmagoria of Flower View trial released
2005/08/11 Book Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red released
2005/08/11 - 13 Event Comiket 68
2005/08/13 Game Phantasmagoria of Flower View released
2005/08/13 Music Immaterial and Missing Power OST released
2005/10/01 Book Seasonal Dream Vision released
2005/12/16 - 2006/02/10 Book Chapters 17 - 18 of Curiosities of Lotus Asia published in Elnavi
2005/12/18 - 24 4th Touhou Popularity Contest
2005/12/29 - 31 Event Comiket 69
2005/12/30 Game Shoot the Bullet released

2006

Date Type Event
2006/05/21 Event Reitaisai 3
2006/05/21 Music Retrospective 53 minutes released
2006/05/21 Music Akyu's Untouched Score vol.1 released
2006/05/26 - 2009/01/26 Book Strange and Bright Nature Deity published in MediaMix Game Magazine.
2006/06 1st Touhou Seimoe Tournament (hosted by Seventh Holy Scripture; later canceled due to huge amounts of cheating)
2006/06/26 - 2007/10/26 Book Chapters 19 - 27 of Curiosities of Lotus Asia published in Dengeki Moeou
2006/07/09 - 15 SP Touhou Popularity Contest (spellcards only)
2006/08/11 - 13 Event Comiket 70
2006/08/13 Music Magical Astronomy released
2006/11/27 Book Memorizable Gensokyo published in December 2006 issue of Comic REX.
2006/12/27 Book Perfect Memento in Strict Sense released
2006/12/29 - 31 Event Comiket 71
2006/12/31 Music Akyu's Untouched Score vol.2 released
2006/12/31 Music Akyu's Untouched Score vol.3 released

2007

Date Type Event
2007/01/26 Book Eastern and Little Nature Deity tankobon released
2007/05/20 Trial Mountain of Faith trial ver. 0.01a released
2007/05/20 Event Reitaisai 4
2007/06/08 - 2009/04/09 Book Silent Sinner in Blue published in Comic REX.
2007/06/22 - 2009/11/22 Book Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth published in Manga 4koma Kings Palette.
2007/06/25 - 2009/06/25 Book Cage in Lunatic Runagate published in Chara☆Mel‎.
2007/07/26 Trial Mountain of Faith trial ver. 0.02a released
2007/08/17 - 19 Event Comiket 72
2007/08/17 Game Mountain of Faith released
2007/10 2nd Touhou Seimoe Tournament
2007/12/29 - 31 Event Comiket 73
2007/12/31 Music Akyu's Untouched Score vol.4 released
2007/12/31 Music Akyu's Untouched Score vol.5 released

2008

Date Type Event
2008/01/26 Book Strange and Bright Nature Deity tankobon 1 released
2008/02/10 - 16 5th Touhou Popularity Contest
2008/04/09 Book Silent Sinner in Blue tankobon 1 released
2008/04/28 Trial Scarlet Weather Rhapsody trial released
2008/05/25 Event Reitaisai 5
2008/05/25 Game Scarlet Weather Rhapsody released
2008/05/25 Trial Subterranean Animism trial ver. 0.01a released
2008/06/29 Trial Subterranean Animism trial ver. 0.02a released
2008/07/20 Trial Subterranean Animism trial ver. 0.02b released
2008/08/13 - 15 Event Comiket 74
2008/08/15 Game Subterranean Animism released
2008/08/15 Music Scarlet Weather Rhapsody OST released
2008/12/09 Book Silent Sinner in Blue tankobon 2 released
2008/12/28 - 30 Event Comiket 75

2009

Date Type Event
2009/01/18 - 24 6th Touhou Popularity Contest
2009/02/18 Book Strange and Bright Nature Deity tankobon 2 released
2009/03/08 Event Reitaisai 6
2009/03/08 Trial Undefined Fantastic Object trial ver. 0.01 released
2009/05/26 - 2012/02/25 Book Oriental Sacred Place published in CompAce.
2009/07/28 Book The Grimoire of Marisa released
2009/08/14 - 16 Event Comiket 76
2009/08/15 Game Undefined Fantastic Object released
2009/08/15 Game Touhou Hisoutensoku released
2009/08/22 Book Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth tankobon 1 released
2009/08/28 Book Strange and Bright Nature Deity tankobon 3 released
2009/10/10 Book Silent Sinner in Blue tankobon 3 released
2009/12/25 Book Cage in Lunatic Runagate tankobon released
2009/12/29 - 31 Event Comiket 77
2009/12/30 Music Touhou Hisoutensoku OST released

2010

Date Type Event
2010/02/07 - 13 7th Touhou Popularity Contest
2010/03/14 Event Reitaisai 7
2010/03/14 Game Double Spoiler released
2010/03/20 Book Oriental Sacred Place tankobon 1 released
2010/07/22 Book Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth tankobon 2 released
2010/07/24 - ? Book Wild and Horned Hermit published in Chara☆Mel Febri
2010/08/13 - 15 Event Comiket 78
2010/08/14 Game Fairy Wars released
2010/09/19 Event Reitaisai SP
2010/09/30 Book Curiosities of Lotus Asia compilation released by ASCII Media Works
2010/12/29 - 31 Event Comiket 79

2011

Date Type Event
2011/02/13 - 19 8th Touhou Popularity Contest
2011/03/13 Event Air Reitaisai 8 held online (Reitaisai 8 was postponed because of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11)
2011/03/26 Book Oriental Sacred Place tankobon 2 released
2011/04/15 Trial Ten Desires web trial ver. 0.01a released
2011/05/08 Event Reitaisai 8
2011/05/08 Music Unknown Flower, Mesmerizing Journey released
2011/06/27 Book Wild and Horned Hermit tankobon 1 released
2011/08/12 - 14 Event Comiket 80
2011/08/13 Game Ten Desires released
2011/09/11 Event Reitaisai SP2
2011/11/16 - 2012/01/23 3rd Touhou Seimoe Tournament (hosted by Suzuran)
2011/12/29 - 31 Event Comiket 81

2012

Date Type Event
2012/02/19 - 26 9th Touhou Popularity Contest
2012/02/29 ZUN announces his marriage (ceremony to be held on May 27)
2012/03/26 Book Oriental Sacred Place tankobon 3 released
2012/03/27 Book Wild and Horned Hermit tankobon 2 released
2012/04/27 Book Symposium of Post-mysticism released
2012/04/30 Event COMIC1☆6
2012/04/30 Music Trojan Green Asteroid released
2012/05/27 Event Reitaisai 9
2012/08/10 - 12 Event Comiket 82
2012/10/26 - ? Book Forbidden Scrollery published in CompAce
2012/12/29 - 31 Event Comiket 83
2012/12/30 Trial Hopeless Masquerade trial released

2013

Date Type Event
2013/03/26 Book Forbidden Scrollery tankobon 1 released
2013/05/26 Event Reitaisai 10
2013/05/26 Game Hopeless Masquerade released
2013/05/26 Trial Double Dealing Character trial ver. 0.01a released
2013/07/27 Book Wild and Horned Hermit tankobon 3 released
2013/08/10 - 12 Event Comiket 84
2013/08/12 Game Double Dealing Character released
2013/08/12 Music Hopeless Masquerade OST released