Strange and Bright Nature Deity

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東方三月精
Strange and Bright Nature Deity
Strange and Bright Nature Deity Vol.1
Publisher

CompAce /
Kadokawa Shoten

Released

May 2006 through January 2009

Writers

ZUN

Illustrators

Makoto Hirasaka

Chapters

25 + 3 extras

Followed by

Oriental Sacred Place

Comes with

Strange and Bright Nature Deity 1 (CD), Strange and Bright Nature Deity 2 (CD), Strange and Bright Nature Deity 3 (CD)

Touhou Sangetsusei (Three Fairies)  ~ Strange and Bright Nature Deity (東方三月精 ~ Strange and Bright Nature Deity) is the second entry in the Touhou Sangetsusei manga series, running in MediaMix Game Magazine[1] from May 2006 to January 2009. It is drawn by Makoto Hirasaka (taking over from Nemu Matsukura to the latter's health problems) and written by ZUN.

On Jan 26, 2008, the first volume of Strange and Bright Nature Deity went on sale. Volume 2 was released on Feb 18, 2009, and volume 3 was released on August 28, 2009. Each volume came with a CD (1, 2, 3).

After 2009-05, the comic moved to the magazine Comp Ace and was renamed 東方三月精 ~ Oriental Sacred Place.

Contents

Read online (complete)[edit]

MangaDex: Touhou Sangetsusei ~ Strange and Bright Nature Deity.

Released by Gaku Gaku Animal Land and UMAD SCANS.

Compilation Version[edit]

SaBND Complete

Compilation of all the chapters (Cardcaptor/Mysterio006/Nietz/UMAD Scans/Gaku-Touhou)

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Strange and Bright Nature Deity Vol.1[edit]

東方三月精
Strange and Bright Nature Deity
Vol. 1
Strange and Bright Nature Deity Vol.1
Released

January 26, 2008

Writers

ZUN

Illustrators

Makoto Hirasaka

Chapters

8 + Extra

Followed by

Strange and Bright Nature Deity Vol.2

Comes with

Strange and Bright Nature Deity 1 (CD)

ISBN

9784048541527

SaBND Chapter One: Villa of the Rainy Season (May 26, 2006)

Translated by Cardcaptor, edited by Mysterio006

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Summary: The three fairies tire of the rainy season and try to stay in the Scarlet Devil Mansion for free.

SaBND Chapter Two: The Melancholy of Ghosts (July 26, 2006)

Translated by Cardcaptor, edited by Mysterio006

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Summary: The fairies battle the summer heat by catching a few ghosts.

SaBND Chapter Three: Tall Grass Rabbit (September 26, 2006)

Translated by Cardcaptor, edited by Mysterio006

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Summary: The fairies are chasing rabbits in the Bamboo Forest of the Lost, only to get lost themselves and are discovered by another rabbit.

SaBND Chapter Four: Beyond the Incidents (December 26, 2006)

Translated by Nietz, edited by Mysterio006

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Summary: The fairies are hanging out near Muenzuka and run into Komachi.

SaBND Chapter Five: Witches and Lies (First Part) (January 26, 2007)

Translated by Nietz, edited by Mysterio006

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Summary: Reimu is preparing a new ritual, while the fairies try to break into Alice's house.

SaBND Chapter Six: Witches and Lies (Latter Part) (February 26, 2007)

Translated by Nietz, edited by Mysterio006

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Summary: The three fairies meet Alice and have tea with her. Meanwhile, Reimu is experimenting with bullfinches in a new ritual.

SaBND Chapter Seven: Spring's Illusion (First Part) (March 26, 2007)

Translated by Nietz, edited by Mysterio006

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Summary: Spring is coming to Gensokyo, and rumors about Lily White are abound.

SaBND Chapter Eight: Spring's Illusion (Latter Part) (April 26, 2007)

Translated by Nietz, edited by Mysterio006

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Summary: Remilia wants to capture Lily White and sends Sakuya out to find her.

SaBND Volume 1 Extra: Make it Three Drinks

Translated by Nietz, edited by Mysterio006

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Summary: The fairies reminisce about the past few incidents and resolve to create one of their own. And they also get drunk.

Strange and Bright Nature Deity Vol.2[edit]

東方三月精
Strange and Bright Nature Deity
Vol. 2
Strange and Bright Nature Deity Vol.2
Released

February 18, 2009

Writers

ZUN

Illustrators

Makoto Hirasaka

Chapters

8 + Extra

Followed by

Strange and Bright Nature Deity Vol.3

Comes with

Strange and Bright Nature Deity 2 (CD)

ISBN

9784048542135

SaBND Chapter Nine: The Delicate Kirisame (First Part) (May 26, 2007)

Translated by Nietz, edited by Mysterio006

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Summary: The fairies' home is covered in vines, and they end up going to Marisa for help.

SaBND Chapter Ten: The Delicate Kirisame (Latter Part) (June 26, 2007)

Translated by Nietz, edited by Mysterio006

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Summary: Marisa and the fairies find out that the vines were controlled by a tsuchinoko, and Marisa decides to keep it as a pet.

SaBND Chapter Eleven: Xuanwu's Ravine (First Part) (July 26, 2007)

Translated by Nietz, edited by Mysterio006

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Summary: The three fairies explore Genbu Ravine looking for a shining moss after hearing about it at the Hakurei Shrine.

SaBND Chapter Twelve: Xuanwu's Ravine (Latter Part) (August 25, 2007)

Translated by Nietz, edited by Mysterio006

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Summary: The fairies look through the ravine again in search of the glowing moss.

SaBND Chapter Thirteen: The Strongest Storm (First Part) (September 26, 2007)

Translated by Nietz, edited by Mysterio006

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Summary: The three meet Cirno while she was playing hide-and-seek.

SaBND Chapter Fourteen: The Strongest Storm (Latter Part) (November 26, 2007)

Translated by Nietz, edited by Mysterio006

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Summary: The fairies enlist Cirno's powers in their latest prank on Reimu.

SaBND Chapter Fifteen: The God and the Devil of the Sky (First Part) (December 26, 2007)

Translated by DamageDesu (UMAD Scans), Nietz (Gaku-Touhou), edited by Hong Meiling 門門 (UMAD Scans), Mysterio006 (Gaku-Touhou)

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Summary: The Scarlet Devil Mansion celebrates the new year while the fairies head to the Hakurei Shrine.

Gaku-Touhou Version

SaBND Chapter Sixteen: The God and the Devil of the Sky (Latter Part) (January 26, 2008)

Translated by DamageDesu (UMAD Scans), Nietz (Gaku-Touhou), edited by Hong Meiling 門門 (UMAD Scans), Mysterio006 (Gaku-Touhou)

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Summary: Reimu prepares a ritual to prevent the "year of the youkai", but the fairies pull one last prank of the year...

Gaku-Touhou Version

SaBND Volume 2 Extra: The Great Fairy War

Translated by DamageDesu (UMAD Scans), edited by Hong Meiling 門門 (UMAD Scans)

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Summary: The three fairies try to start the "Great Fairy War", and attempt to enlist Cirno to their side.

Strange and Bright Nature Deity Vol.3[edit]

東方三月精
Strange and Bright Nature Deity
Vol. 3
Strange and Bright Nature Deity Vol.3
Released

August 28, 2009

Writers

ZUN

Illustrators

Makoto Hirasaka

Chapters

9 + Extra Omake

Followed by

Oriental Sacred Place

Comes with

Strange and Bright Nature Deity 3 (CD)

ISBN

9784048543651

SaBND Chapter Seventeen: The Worm Inside the Jar, the Wine Worm's Vase (First Part) (March 26, 2008)

Translated by DamageDesu (UMAD Scans), Nietz (Gaku-Touhou), edited by Hong Meiling 門門 (UMAD Scans), Nietz (Gaku-Touhou)

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Summary: Reimu gets a jar from Suika, who tells her it will contain sake after a day. The fairies steal the jar from Reimu and run into Reisen and Eirin.

Gaku-Touhou Version

SaBND Chapter Eighteen: The Worm Inside the Jar, the Wine Worm's Vase (Latter Part) (April 26, 2008)

Translated by DamageDesu (UMAD Scans), Nietz (Gaku-Touhou), edited by Hong Meiling 門門 (UMAD Scans), Nietz (Gaku-Touhou)

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Summary: Eirin treats the three fairies at her clinic and takes the jar as payment. It is revealed that the jar contains a sake bug.

Gaku-Touhou Version

SaBND Chapter Nineteen: The Terror of Monsters (First Part) (May 26, 2008)

Translated by DamageDesu (UMAD Scans), edited by Hong Meiling 門門 (UMAD Scans)

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Summary: The three fairies try to scare Reimu, but Reimu just beats them up. They are trying to think of a solution when Aya hears of their problem.

SaBND Chapter Twenty: The Terror of Monsters (Latter Part) (June 26, 2008)

Translated by DamageDesu (UMAD Scans), edited by Hong Meiling 門門 (UMAD Scans)

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Summary: Aya tells Reimu about a tsukumogami called a "kamimai" that resides in newspapers and possesses other objects if the paper is left unread. Aya also gets the three fairies to help with her hoax.

SaBND Chapter Twenty-One: The Largest Organism in the World (First Part) (July 26, 2008)

Translated by DamageDesu (UMAD Scans), edited by Hong Meiling 門門 (UMAD Scans)

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Summary: Lightning has struck an oak tree at the back of the Hakurei Shrine.

SaBND Chapter Twenty-Two: The Largest Organism in the World (Latter Part) (August 26, 2008)

Translated by DamageDesu (UMAD Scans), edited by Hong Meiling 門門 (UMAD Scans)

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Summary: Reimu decides to enshrine the tree, and the fairies plan to make the tree into a summer home.

SaBND Chapter Twenty-Three: The Two Worlds (First Part) (October 25, 2008)

Translated by DamageDesu (UMAD Scans), edited by Hong Meiling 門門 (UMAD Scans)

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Summary: It is a few months after the tree was hit. Reimu has abandoned the tree while the fairies are about to move into it.

SaBND Chapter Twenty-Four: The Two Worlds (Second Part) (December 26, 2008)

Translated by DamageDesu (UMAD Scans), edited by Hong Meiling 門門 (UMAD Scans)

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Summary: Yukari decides to test the fairies to see if they are worthy of inhabiting the tree.

SaBND Chapter Twenty-Five: The Two Worlds (Final Part) (January 26, 2009)

Translated by DamageDesu (UMAD Scans), edited by Hong Meiling 門門 (UMAD Scans)

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Summary: The fairies finish moving in, while Reimu, Marisa, and Yukari talk about why the tree has regrown so quickly.

SaBND Volume 3 Extra Omake: An everyday of the Three Fairies

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