Farce90’s Post Series: Part 29 – Hakurei Reimu

Before I start anything I have a quick word for you all. I haven’t quit the blog, I haven’t died, and I haven’t dropped off the face of the Earth. Though I haven’t participated much I still check the blog frequently. I’m on Spring break until this coming Sunday so I’ll try and add in a few posts before then.

One other quick thing: ZUN has announced Touhou 13 and a demo will be released at the coming Reiteisai. Other than that I don’t know much more, other than Sanae and Youmu will be returning as playable characters alongside Reimu and Marisa. I’ll be adding that in at a later date as Post #28.1, leaving room for possible future games to be jotted in. Now, on to the main attraction.

So this is Hakurei Reimu. If you don’t know who Reimu is at this point you either need to rethink why you’re visiting this blog or completely revisit everything Touhou. On the left, I have a higher quality image of Reimu and a generally more pleasing one at that. On the right I have ZUN’s original artwork ripped from Touhou 12: Undefined Fantastic Object.

Reimu’s age is speculated somewhere between 16 and possibly  up to 19, generally late teens. She is the shrine maiden of the Hakurei shrine located at the border between the human realm and Gensokyo. Unlike most characters she has a couple of prominent abilities, those being the ability to seal away spirits, the ability to call upon the power of gods, and the ability to be able to fly somehow. Her disposition, from my own observations, seems to be cold and calculated. She knows her goal and is willing to do whatever it takes to set things right and will see them through until the end. She’s usually quite lazy as well but will not hesitate to act if needed to, or if someone messes with her stuff.

Reimu’s theme is called Maiden’s Capriccio ~ Dream Battle. Its her boss theme from Touhou 8: Imperishable Night and is her most well known one. She has a number of other themes as well, mostly from the other fighting games but she also has her PC-98 themes as well.

In fannon, she is much different. She is usually portrayed as a tsundere (if you don’t know what it is, look it up people). She is also usually said to be poor to the point that she will eat grass or leaves, as I had actually read in some fan comic somewhere. She is usually depicted as kind with a cold edge, or sometimes just outright rude, mostly for comic relief or some such.

There are a number of jokes surrounding Reimu as well. One of the most popular ones is that she has really attractive armpits. I do have to admit that I saw one particular image in which her armpits looked incredible. Another rather popular joke is calling Reimu a zombie due to the tone of her skin in Touhou 10: Mountain of Faith in which her skin appeared somewhat yellow and jaundiced. Her being poor is another popular joke, mostly being with her donation box being empty day in and day and willing to do practically anything to make a quick buck, including breaking some fingers if necessary.

I may come back and edit this at a later date to tack things on. Comments are appreciated. As for now it’s 1 in the morning so I think I need to catch some sleep. Goodnight all.


6 responses to “Farce90’s Post Series: Part 29 – Hakurei Reimu

  1. Hey, welcome back Farce-senpai. I don’t know if it is me or not, but the I can’t see the big picture next to the small Reimu picture^0^

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