ˈsʌni mɪɬk (♫)
Sunny Milk in Fairy Wars
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Refraction of light
Leader of the Three Fairies of Light
Sunny Milk (サニーミルク Sanī Miruku) is the leader of the Three Fairies of Light composed of her, Luna Child, and Star Sapphire. She is a fairy who currently lives in a tree close to the Hakurei Shrine with her two partners.
Sunny first appeared in the manga Touhou Sangetsusei's first work Eastern and Little Nature Deity as one of the three main protagonists, and had the same role throughout the sub-series. She later made an appearance in a game as a boss in Fairy Wars.
She often pranks humans; her most common prank is making humans get lost, but she rarely executes them alone, often taking other fairies or her partners along. She also enjoys eavesdropping on others for things that might interest her, like clues for a treasure hunt.
Sunny is described as energetic and very curious. She is also fond of delicious foods and any kind of liquor.
- Refracting light
While she is reported to be considerably weak, her power allows her to change the refraction of light, making her able to hide herself or change how an environment looks. In Strange and Bright Nature Deity, this name was changed to "manipulating sunlight". It is the same as being able to hide herself and make herself invisible. It is a fairy-like ability, mainly used in mischief, but her power gets weaker when the sun is not present, and rain gives away her illusions.
The usage method of this ability has been confirmed the manga to be as followed; by refracting light, she was able to make herself and others unable to be seen, give off light, bend the light of the sun & shine on shadows, and reflect danmaku that was made of light – she wasn't able to bounce back danmaku other than light. In Visionary Fairies in Shrine, while inside her home, she bent light to see how the front door looked like from outside. Also followed in Perfect Memento in Strict Sense; she was able to refract light and change the scenery, make humans lost in the forest, and also upon basking in the sun, was especially quick to recover her wounds; this may be due to the power of the sun.
Her full name is Sunny Milk (サニーミルク). Sunny's name is based on the element which she draws power from; the sun.
Sunny Milk's depiction stayed the same in the entirety of her presence in the series bare for minor changes to her clothes. In Eastern and Little Nature Deity, she has short red hair braided at the sides of her head with red ribbons, blue eyes, as well as a pair of wings. She wears a red and white dress with long sleeves and frills, along with a pink ribbon attached at the top of the dress. She also wears red shoes, as well as a maid headband between her braids.
In Strange and Bright Nature Deity, her dress gains additional details; the middle of her sleeves now have red ribbons attached to them, the end of her sleeves now have a red line, and the bottom of her dress now have a white line. Her pink ribbon is changed for a yellow neckerchief and her shoes are now black and white.
- Eastern and Little Nature Deity / Strange and Bright Nature Deity / Oriental Sacred Place / Visionary Fairies in Shrine
These graphic novels follow the daily occurrences of Sunny Milk, Luna Child, and Star Sapphire.
- Fairy Wars
In Strange and Bright Nature Deity, during New Year's eve, Sunny decides that she wants to bond all the fairies together to cause an incident. Sunny decides to crush Cirno's house, along with her partners and leaving a flag showcasing images of their faces to show their superiority. Afterwards, Cirno decides to send them a declaration of war, however, the fairy trio believes that it's from the humans and train for the months to come everyday, believing they would soon fight Reimu Hakurei.
The next spring, they are confronted by Cirno, who was reminded by the fairies flag that they had destroyed her house months prior, resulting in the Fairy War.
- Hopeless Masquerade
Sunny made a background cameo appearance in Hopeless Masquerade on the Hakurei Shrine, Hall of Dreams' Great Mausoleum and Youkai Tanuki Forest stage. On each stage, she is seen with Luna Child and Star Sapphire floating and cheering.
Sunny lives with Luna Child and Star Sapphire in the same house. They often go out together when playing pranks. She, along with her two partners, met a lot of the residents of Gensokyo in their daily adventures.
They are also one of the few customers who actually used the services of Marisa's Kirisame Magic Shop, its owner sometimes help the trio, and the opposite as well, although she is also prone to their pranks.
They are also impressed by Cirno's ability to control ice, asking her to help with some pranks, but soon after end in a small war against her.
Sunny's sleepwear in Eastern and Little Nature Deity
Sunny artwork from Fairy Wars
Sunny in maid uniform in Strange and Bright Nature Deity
Sunny in Oriental Sacred Place
Sunny reflecting light in Strange and Bright Nature Deity
Sunny deflecting light danmaku in Strange and Bright Nature Deity
- Sunny and her partners originally lived in a tree house within the Forest of Magic. According to the story, the location of the house was quite close to where Alice Margatroid and Marisa Kirisame live, making them neighbors despite the fact that they are oblivious to Alice's existence in the beginning of the story.
- ZUN stated that the reason why he chose Sunny, Luna, and Star as main characters is because the three of them have little fighting abilities, yet are much more outgoing than Rinnosuke Morichika, making them ideal characters for introducing various aspects of Gensokyo's daily life that Rinnosuke does not participate in.[ ]
- Sunny, Luna, and Star are the first characters in the series to originally appear in a comic, then later in a game.
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