The music dragged me into the game.
I thought the soundtrack was amazing, so i had to play it. When i tried it out, i had a better perspective of what the game was about. This world with the protagonists on one side, and the youkais on the other,
and all this bizarre dialogue between them. It was a little bit weird, but cool at the same time. I realized that even though all the characters were females, little girls,
the game overall had a mature approach, and i really liked that. So i asked myself “should i try to do some drawings?” First of all, Noya picks a vocal arrangement and he developes a story
based on the lyrics Then, he makes a video for that story. What does he like about these fanworks? To be able to draw and create stories For example you can take some hints about a character’s past
and develope a whole story by using your imagination. It is not something strictly developed in the canon, so you have the opportunity
to play with your imagination around it, and that is great. Noya publish his works on the internet every weekend. He communicates with other fans via text and voice chat. Chatting with other Touhou fans it is a lot of fun. Do you want me to draw a character? Remilia? Youmu?
Oh, Youmu was first. What’s your favourite Touhou song? The number one, the one you like the most. Emotional Skyscraper, i do like that one.
But i would have to pick between Lunatic Princess, Phantom Ensamble… and Owen. It is finished. He draw an special MAG-Net version of Shameimaru Aya for us!
Thank you very much! I think you need to be really brave to be able to present such a lighthearted job. I know a lot of people will get mad at me for saying this.
But a good example are the character pictures, they are not really good. Also the story, if a real screen-writer were in charge,
those dialogues would never turned out the way they did. In general, everything is so casual and full of loose ends. And i think that’s what moves people to do so much fanwork about it. If you like to draw, at least a little bit, you might want to draw the characters
yourself and think “Aren’t those much better?” and publish them When im looking at Touhou Art, i always stumble upon things like
Touhou-plus-something It feels like there are Touhou versions of anything.
What i never expected was: Shin Touhou Hige musou Gachimuchi Touhou?
(Big/chubby muscular) Gachimuchi Touhou
(Big/chubby muscular) But it’s still Touhou, right? they have the ZUN hats and everything. It’s valid, even though they have beards. Do you think Touhou popularity increase due to the ease
that it offers regarding fanwork creation? Yes, definitely. There are some series that had a huge impact on different generations.
Gundam on the 80’s and Evangelion on the 90’s I’m from the gundam era. I figured. And Touhou would be the one for 2000. But if you think about it, Gundam and Evangelion were successful
due to their deep plots and development. In fact, they used to give an excessive amount of information,
and that’s why people reacted to it. Touhou on the other hand has too many loose ends, nevertheless
people gather around them. Nowdays that’s a pretty common phenomenom. Even in anime, just having a bunch of girls laughing
and talking to each other is enough, right? In a way, Touhou it’s not that different. So the idea of a deep well rounded plot is falling behind. We say that young people will be ok as long as they keep the communication up. And we can see that on social networks such as Twitter. It isn’t the context what matters, it is all about the meaning behind that continuous
communication. And the blank spots are better suited for that. And the fact that there isn’t much about the context, enables them to
rebuild it as much as they want, the comunication can go on and on. People prefer a less defined structure. If you want to make an anime, you will have all types of costs, so you will
need a defined structure. I mean, you need hundreds of people and stuff like that.
But nowdays a lot of people will rather avoid that type of structure. Poeple now realize that an anime is the final stop for everything. When an anime is realeased, the manga sales goes wild but as soon as the anime ends, the manga stops selling completely. In some cases thats the end of the entire manga. I think fans are afraid of Touhou reaching that ‘goal’, the animation. If that happens and the anime ends, it might feel like Touhou reached its limit I think it has a lot to do with the continious communication
we were talking about earlier. It’s kinda like the expiration date of a product. A cheap keyboard, as long as it works im fine with it. One of the most important things about Touhou Project is the music. ZUN’s music is pretty simple, he only uses his keyboard
and he improvises whatever comes to his mind. Having a reason to play gets me kinda nervous
and i can’t do it properly I usually just play and then i think “hey, that sounds pretty good”
so i use it for a song. It takes a lot of time doing it that way, but oh well… This is a piece of music im working on. After recording the main melody, he adds the accompaniments. It seems like the main melody in piano and the other one are kinda the same. It takes me around 3 or 4 hours to compose a song. If i feel i’m not getting anywhere by that time, i abandon it. Getting them ready in a short period of time, enables me to
focus on the quality of other aspects of the game. If i take some time with the songs, let’s say a week, probably they could be
way better, specially the more complicated parts. But i don’t think it’s really necessary to be that intricate on a videogame. Touhou music has all type of arrangements and fanmade lyrics. Let’s do a comparison between some of the original songs with
their most famous arrangements. Someone even organized an orchestra to play some of those arrangements Mr. K, from the Touhou Brass Band. I got into Touhou via internet, and when i heard the songs,
and all the arrangements for those songs i thought “That’s incredible!” So i thought it would be fun to organize a professional Touhou band,
and that’s how it started. Some parts of the music are pretty fast paced, so it was pretty hard to
arrange them for the orchestra. (This is the song K had to arrenge) Remilia Scarlet theme song. The original scores for the music are not published So, in order to make the arrangement, he needs to write down the song first.