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Shoot the Bullet/Characters

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This article lists all the characters that appear in Shoot the Bullet.

There is only one playable character, Aya Shameimaru, who does not shoot any danmaku. Instead, she takes pictures to clear the opponent's danmaku. The idea of a photography game with danmaku had been in ZUN's mind since Embodiment of Scarlet Devil. However, at the time the idea did not work out very well and there wasn't a suitable character for it. In Phantasmagoria of Flower View, Aya Shameimaru was created, who is a tengu reporter. She was perfect for such a game, and ZUN started working on it.

The bosses of Shoot the Bullet are all bosses appearing in Embodiment of Scarlet Devil to Phantasmagoria of Flower View. Some bosses were left out, like the Prismriver Sisters and Yuuka Kazami. Bosses are encountered in levels that relatively correspond to the stage they appeared in within their debut games, so bosses who debuted in earlier stages like Rumia or Cirno appear in levels 1 and 2, while characters debuting later in their games like Eirin Yagokoro and Eiki Shiki appear at levels 9 and 10. In Level Ex, the bosses for the Extra Stages from the first four games appear within it.

There is one character that did not appear in one of the main games, but rather in the fighting game spin off Immaterial and Missing Power, which is Suika Ibuki. This is also the first game where none of the main characters appear at all. They only appear in the Special Story of the afterword and Marisa's face appears as the game icon.

Playable Characters

Aya Shameimaru
Humble Tengu Newspaper Reporter

Aya Shameimaru
Playable Character

The tengu reporter is looking for some interesting events in Gensokyo to write about it for her Bunbunmaru Newspaper. Irritated by the reporter the youkai shoot back with danmaku. Though, this does not discourage Aya.

Enemy Characters

Swarm of Bright Bugs
Wriggle Nightbug
Level 1 Boss
Youkai Hiding in the Darkness
Level 1 Boss
Unnatural Chill
Level 2 Boss
Localized Cold Wave
Letty Whiterock
Level 2 Boss
Superficially Busy Youkai
Alice Margatroid
Level 3 Boss
Bookish Historian
Keine Kamishirasawa
Level 3 Boss
Sight-Shaking Youkai Rabbit
Reisen Udongein Inaba
Level 4 Boss
Doll Unkind to Body
Medicine Melancholy
Level 4 Boss
Herd of Leaping Rabbits
Tewi Inaba
Level 4 Boss
Colorful Rainbow Gatekeeper
Hong Meiling
Level 5 Boss
Enigmatic Source of Magic
Patchouli Knowledge
Level 5 Boss
Hyperactive Monster Cat
Level 6 Boss
Kirisute Gomen [1]
Youmu Konpaku
Level 6 Boss
Dangerous Illusionist
Sakuya Izayoi
Level 7 Boss
World of Crimson
Remilia Scarlet
Level 7 Boss
Unusual Animal
Ran Yakumo
Level 8 Boss
Noble Spirit Photography
Yuyuko Saigyouji
Level 8 Boss
Town Pharmacist
Eirin Yagokoro
Level 9 Boss
Inhuman Princess
Kaguya Houraisan
Level 9 Boss
Edokko God of Death [2]
Komachi Onozuka
Level 10 Boss
Nagging Helpful Lecture
Eiki Shiki, Yamaxanadu
Level 10 Boss
Diabolic Wave
Flandre Scarlet
Level Ex Boss
Uncanny Smile
Yukari Yakumo
Level Ex Boss
Human Immune to Death by Fire
Fujiwara no Mokou
Level Ex Boss
The Dawn of Time
Suika Ibuki
Level Ex Boss


  1. Kirisute gomen is the right of a samurai to cut down an impolite person. This privilege was rarely invoked, as its use was heavily scrutinized, and the samurai would lose his title and home if he was found to have misused it.
  2. Edokko is someone who was born and raised in Tokyo. Edo is an older name for Tokyo. Edokkos use vulgar language, but they are loyal and compassionate.