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Perfect Cherry Blossom

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Adding in やうやう double meaning in a footnote, changes to the literal kanji translation pending by way of Discord Debate (TM)
| publisher1Cat = Team Shanghai Alice
| released = Trial+: December 30, 2002<br/>Trial: January 26, 2003<br/>Full: August 17, 2003
| convention =Comiket 64
| genre1 = Vertical Danmaku Shooting
| gameplay = Single-Player Story Mode
*16MB VRAM
*DirectSound
*SC-88Pro (if MIDI is selected)
*128MB RAM
}}
{{nihongothtitle|Touhou |東方妖々夢 ~ Perfect Cherry BlossomYouyoumu|ruby=Mystical Dream<ref>Literally 妖 (spiritual, supernatural, ghostly, etc.), 々 (marker for repeating the previous kanji) 夢 (dream). As ZUN mentions in the [[Perfect_Cherry_Blossom/Story/Demo_Afterword|demo afterword]], the pronunciation '''Touhou Youyoumu ~ Perfect Cherry Blossom'youyou''contains a double meaning in reference to a line from a poem by [[wikipedia:Sei_Shōnagon|lit. Sei Shônagon]]-- "as the light gradually (''Eastern Ghostly Dreamyauyau'') creeps over the hills"-- so the title can also be taken to mean "gradually-moving dream".</ref>| ~ Perfect Cherry Blossom|jp=東方妖々夢 ~ Perfect Cherry Blossom}} is a vertical-scrolling shooter, and is the seventh official game in the ''[[Touhou Project]]''.
==Gameplay==
Following on the heels of ''[[the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil]]'', ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'' was created with the same goals in mind - high speed danmaku, patterned after somewhat abstract concepts. The theme this time around revolves around the [[Netherworld]], and the extra stages also deal a little bit with the [[Great Hakurei Border]] and the concept of a "spiriting away", though these are not discussed in very much detail, as the dialogue remains very light.
The name "youyoumu" implies some sort of mysterious dream. {{lang|ja|妖々}}, taken to mean "ghostlymystical", is possibly referring to the spirits overall theme of the Netherworldand its inhabitants, including [[Youmu Konpaku]] and [[Yuyuko Saigyouji]], the first of which contains the kanji {{lang|ja|妖}} in her name. It can also be a reference to the [[Saigyou Ayakashi]], which also contains the character. "Perfect Cherry Blossom" is referring to Yuyuko's end goal to force the [[Saigyou Ayakashi]] to fully bloom by collecting the essence of springtime. Additionally, the word ''Ghastly'' is misspelled as ''Ghastry'' on the jewel case in what would be the Japanese pronunciation.
==Story==
{{Main|/Story|l1=Story|/Translation|l2=Translation|/Characters|l2l3=Characters}}<blockquote>"Dead bodies are buried under the cherry trees! You have to believe it. Otherwise, you couldn't possibly explain the beauty of the cherry blossoms. I was restless, lately, because I couldn't believe in this beauty. But I have now finally understood: dead bodies are buried under the cherry trees! You have to believe it." <br/>-- [[Wikipedia:Motojirō Kajii|Motojirō Kajii]], opening of "Under the Cherry Trees"</blockquote>
Winter drags on past its expiration date in [[Gensokyo]], eventually prompting the three main characters – Reimu Hakurei, Marisa Kirisame, and Sakuya Izayoi – to investigate the cause. Their travels lead them into the Netherworld, where they discover that certain people are attempting to gather the essence of spring for themselves, for some unknown cause.
==Music==
{{Main|/Music|l1=Music}}
''Perfect Cherry Blossom'' has 19 20 tracks in total, and is one of the largest soundtracks in the ''[[Touhou Project]]''. ZUN states in the Afterword afterword that he wanted to create music that was "intense, emotional, and a little exotic". Rather than adding an Oriental oriental spin to otherwise Westernwestern-sounding tunes, he instead started with an Oriental oriental feel as the base and tried to work in a Western western tone.
ZUN has re-arranged some of the songs on various [[music CDs]], such as ''Eastern Mystical Dream'' and ''Necro-Fantasy'' on ''[[Ghostly Field Club]]'', ''Doll Judgement'' on ''[[Changeability of Strange Dream]]'', and ''Necrofantasia'' on ''[[Magical Astronomy]]''. The fighting games have also featured various themes for characters originating in this game.
==Reception==
The characters in ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'' continue to be some of the most popular ones in the [[Touhou Project]]. Being the only stage in the series, the Phantasm stage makes inspiration to having difficult [[danmaku]] because of its uniqueness.
Its unique Phantasm stage, not present in any other game in the series, particularly appeals to skillful [[danmaku]] fans. The Phantasm stage was shown on the British review show ''[[Wikipedia:Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe|Gameswipe]]'' as an example of a [[shoot 'em up]]. British comedian and satirist [[Wikipedia:Charlie Brooker|Charlie Brooker]] says "masochistic maniacs actively enjoy dipping into", and that he described the game as "sort of resembles a firework display being sick", and as something "masochistic maniacs actively enjoy dipping into". ==English patches=={{thcrap|th07|http://www.mediafire.com/download/dici1ays7qrasrm/th07_%28thpatch-en%29.zip}} * [[/English patch| Alternative English Static patch]]
==External links==
[[ru:Perfect Cherry Blossom]]
[[uk:Perfect Cherry Blossom]]
[[vi:Perfect Cherry Blossom]]
[[zh:东方妖妖梦]]
 
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