Wild and Horned Hermit/Volume 3

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東方茨歌仙
Wild and Horned Hermit
Vol.3
Wild and Horned Hermit Vol.3
Publisher

Ichijinsha

Released

July 27, 2013

Genre

Comic

Writers

ZUN

Illustrators

Aya Azuma

Pages

144

Chapters

5

Followed by

Wild and Horned Hermit Vol.4

ISBN

9784758013178

東方茨歌仙
Wild and Horned Hermit
Vol.3 Limited Edition
Wild and Horned Hermit Vol.3 Limited Edition
Publisher

Ichijinsha

Released

July 26, 2013

Genre

Comic

Writers

ZUN

Illustrators

Aya Azuma

Pages

145(?)

Chapters

5

Followed by

Wild and Horned Hermit Vol.4

ISBN

-


Compilation Version[edit]

WaHH Vol 3 Complete

Compilation of volume 3.

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Chapters[edit]

Chapter Eleven: Unshou the Fisherman (March 24, 2012)

Translated by Clarste, Nietz (Gaku-Touhou), edited by Clarste and Hylarn, Mae (Gaku-Touhou)

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Summary: Reimu is pushing Kasen to host the annual flower-viewing party when an injured Marisa arrives; she was trying to find Kasen's house again to steal her valuables but was warded off and attack by her pet tiger due to Marisa's intention of taking it's rare pelt. Marisa leaves, but returns soon afterwards with her cut completely gone - apparently a fisherman in the Human Village named Unshou has been healing people with a mysterious ointment. Marisa suggests that Kasen seek him out to have her "injured" arm healed (Kasen hiding that her arm is fake). Kasen first searches Unshou's house, then approaches him in person, asking where he found Kappa's Nostrum and where he's keeping "the arm". Unshou claims he received the medicine from a kappa in exchange for a pair of "kappa's arms" he found in the river, one in a box (apparently the arm from chapter 1) and the other a still-living humanoid arm which was carrying it. Kasen ends up hiring Unshou to provide fish for the party.

Gaku-Touhou Version: http://gallery.gensokyo.org/archive/Aya_Azuma_and_ZUN_-_Wild_and_Horned_Hermit_CH11.zip

Chapter Twelve: Hell's Welcoming (May 25, 2012)

Translated by Clarste, Nietz (Gaku-Touhou), edited by Clarste, Mae (Gaku-Touhou)

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Summary: Komachi arrives at Kasen's dojo, who notes that she's altered the route since Marisa found it. When Kasen refers to ferryman shinigami as lower-ranking than those who collect mortals at their time of death, Komachi reveals that the second type are actually an elaborate hoax - only those who would illegally extend their life need "collecting", and Hell sends "something much scarier than a shinigami" to do it. At the shrine Reimu and Marisa witness a sudden downpour, followed by a giant geyser erupting from Genbu Ravine. They arrive to find that the water is so pressurized that anything touching it will be disintegrated, and that the kappa have been rendered homeless. The water was actually gathered by the kishin chief Suiki to trap and kill Seiga Kaku, because she has lived too long. The trap's structure makes Seiga's ability useless on it, but she escapes by tunneling through the ground. On meeting Seiga, Kasen wonders if what she's done is really so wicked, and, if simply living too long is a wicked act, what that means for the youkai. It's at least a few days before Suiki realises Seiga is gone.

Gaku-Touhou Version: http://gallery.gensokyo.org/archive/Aya_Azuma_and_ZUN_-_Wild_and_Horned_Hermit_CH12.zip

Chapter Thirteen: Kappa Forsaking the River (July 25, 2012)

Translated by Clarste, Nietz (Gaku-Touhou), edited by Clarste, Mae (Gaku-Touhou)

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Summary: In the forest, Kasen sees animals fleeing from what appears to be the sound of a gunshot. At the shrine, she blames it on some of the displaced kappa from the last chapter, who have become yamawaro and take part in wargames. However, she learns from her eagle that not only are the yamawaro not using guns, the animals are even joining in the fun. Claiming that a human villager was shot, Reimu heads for the mountains to exterminate the yamawaro, but is rudely turned away. Soon afterwards, reports come in that one of the yamawaro has been shot. Investigating, Kasen discovers that the villager's wound is actually a bite, deciding that he must have mistaken the attack for a gunshot from its sound and because he couldn't see its source. Kasen tracks the culprit to a group of mami (a tanuki-like animal) that have started to transform into noteppou in response to the wargames. She instructs them to bring apology gifts to those they attacked, and tells them a way to reverse their youkai transformation. Reimu is annoyed by the yamawaro's apparent stroke of generosity, and heads back up to give them a piece of her mind.

Gaku-Touhou Version: http://gallery.gensokyo.org/archive/Aya_Azuma_and_ZUN_-_Wild_and_Horned_Hermit_CH13.zip

Chapter Fourteen: Youkai Preferred by Humans (December 10, 2012)

Translated by Clarste, Nietz (Gaku-Touhou), edited by Clarste, Mae (Gaku-Touhou)

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Summary: In the Human Village, Kasen sees the residents of a house begging a young girl in a kimono not to leave, who then vanishes into thin air. Reimu explains that the girl was a zashiki-warashi, a benevolent household spirit, and that they have been leaving in great numbers lately. According to Yukari there has been demand for them in the Outside World as part of a small-town revitalisation project. Yukari arrives with a hobgoblin, saying that they're the zashiki-warashi's Western equivalents and she's invited them to Gensokyo to fill in for them. The hobgoblins, however, prove unpopular with the villagers due to their ugly appearance. When Kasen asks Yukari why she would go so far to replace the zashiki-warashi, Yukari explains that the other youkai rely on them to spy on the village and report on any subversive elements; a request from the outside world, though, was too big of an opportunity to go to waste. Kasen starts to realise their true goal, but Yukari cuts her off, saying the youkai in Gensokyo have to get their food from somewhere. Kasen is confused about why Yukari would tell her all this, to which she responds "Oh? Aren't you on our side?". Kasen and Reimu exterminate the hobgoblins under the excuse that they're youkai spies. The zashiki-warashi return, having misunderstood the demand, while the hobgoblins find jobs at the Scarlet Devil Mansion.

Gaku-Touhou Version: http://gallery.gensokyo.org/archive/Aya_Azuma_and_ZUN_-_Wild_and_Horned_Hermit_CH14.zip

Chapter Fifteen: Visible Goshintai[1] (February 16, 2013)

Translated by Clarste, Nietz (Gaku-Touhou), edited by Clarste, Mae (Gaku-Touhou)

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Summary: Winter has come, and Marisa comes to visit Reimu at the Hakurei Shrine, which isn't looking good from the outside. Reimu explains that she doesn't work during the early part of the year and that she never gets visitors anyway, but it's clear that she's just been slacking off for a long time, and Marisa is unable to shake her out of her lethargy. Meanwhile, the Myouren Temple is getting plenty of visitors. Later on, Kasen goes to the Hakurei Shrine as well; apparently there was a big exhibition at the temple. She says that the relics they were showing off were nothing special, but Marisa says it certainly brings in the worshipers. Marisa reminds Reimu of the Goshintai she tried to set up in Chapter 1, and Reimu gets the idea to use the Goshintai to put on a big show. A few days later, Kasen returns to find the shrine crystal-clean, but the donation box has a sign on it directing people away to see the Goshintai. Kasen wanders in that direction and finds Reimu with a big plum tree. Using questionable logic, she deduces that since plum trees make people think of Lord Tenjin, then that must obviously be the god that's enshrined here. However, as Tenjin is a spirit of academic success, and it isn't really needed in the Human Village, faith in him is small. Reimu's idea is to have the plum tree there to draw in visitors, and thus collect faith at the same time. Later in the year, the plan actually bears fruit, and even Yukari Yakumo comes to visit. She points out that the tree is known for growing branches that grow into the ground to become roots, and then explains that in the real world, the Goshintai tree was chopped down and became a youkai tree that casted a curse as strong as the amount of faith it had gathered. A while afterwards, Kasen visits Reimu to find her removing the decorative ropes(shimenawa) from the plum tree to put them on a cherry blossom. Kasen points out that it's a bad idea becuase of the plum tree's curse, and Reimu hastily replaces it, deciding to get some new shimenawa instead. Unfortunately the tree eventually grew too large for the shimenawa, and the divine spirits started leaking out of it, causing visitors to stop coming.

Gaku-Touhou Version: http://gallery.gensokyo.org/archive/Aya_Azuma_and_ZUN_-_Wild_and_Horned_Hermit_CH15.zip

References[edit]

  1. The title was "Shrine Few Humans Approaches" when it was published in the magazine.