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my friend was actually really into touhou for like years before i started playing, and he told me about this game called "touhou luna nights" which is really fun if you like metroidvanias (pretty short though)

i liked the funny clownpiece and decided to play the game with her in it, and, to this day, still cannot beat her

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When i was little I randomly came across this video, looking for piano tutorials (since I play piano frquently) 

This video has a very special place in my heart, it was the first black midi video I had ever seen and blew my mind, and I also loved the melody, which was in my head for years. I go back to that video and a similar bad apple piano tutorial all the time for nostalgias sake.

oh, and I found out the original song was from touhou through the comments on the video, and I looked up the game and was shocked at how hard the game looked, just like anyone else.

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Rampaging Sakuya somewhere in 2009, unfortunately I forgot about it and only in 2019 remembered it after hearing Night of Nights in a different meme

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So a couple of years ago I saw videos with rampaging sakuya theme (I cant remember the videos) and I never saw the themes of touhou again until... I used to play and watch battle cats, so one battle cats vid used touhou music and some time later I got reccomended tohou themes from a youtuber called ScarletFlame (or something like that) so I didn't know ANYTHING about the games yet as I got hooked on touhou music. After a year or so (after moving on from tohou music) a close friend of mine looked into the description of the video and searched the characters up and found the tohou games and told me, and I got promptly hooked. So yea.. my first piece of tohou I ever saw was from random videos I can't even remember.

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Like most people:From music.

 I found the music a long time ago, I thought it was really good, but didn't care to search it up until a year later, so then I basically became addicted. (And still kinda am.)

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It started around October of 2020. I was as usual browsing Youtube until I came across a Touhou animation. I've gotten these time to time and anytime I watched some my recommendations get bombarded by Touhou stuff. This time was no different, but it finally made me go and actually find out what Touhou actually was. I played TH 6 1st and slowly but surely I made it to where I am now, a huge fan of the series.

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In 2015-2016 after seeing the name touhou on random videos on Youtube (don't remember what, probably just music), I looked into it and found out it was a a bullet hell game, it piqued my interest and I decided to download a game from the series (I distinctly remember it was Touhou 1 which is funny because Touhou 1 wasn't a bullet hell) but my laptop was so shit it lagged and it lagged bad, so I decided to delete it and play it when I can actually play it, and it wasn't until the start of 2020 to where I'd like to say I got a decent laptop (it was my brothers old laptop that he gave me money to repair) but considering it just froze in the middle of writing this so I had to restart it and if this site didn't save it I would have to write it all over again, not so decent eh? anyway I was going to say at that point I had long forgotten about Touhou.

But at the tail end of 2020 a video of a guy playing Night of Nights on a telephone got into my recommended, liked the music, I looked at the comments and found out it was from Touhou, had a bit of a Deja vu for a couple of days and finally remembered "OH! Create it's that!" and so I decided to look into the story, characters and setting, and got hooked on that then got fucking sad Hata no Kokoro hasn't uploaded in 7 years at the start of 2021 I finally actually start playing the games, I looked up where to start and it said 6 so I started playing 6 and eventually 7 and 8 as well.

So yeah, would've probably gotten into the series sooner if my laptop hadn't been so shit but that's that I guess.

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Oddly from nintendo youtuber, Nathanial Bandy. He did a video of Mario 64 rom hacks (I think it was slide rom hacks), and night of nights was the theme for one. Me, knowing nothing about touhou, said "what the heck is this music and why is it so fast?". I then saw a comment saying the name of the song, searched it, and the rabbit hole opened there. I watched loads of videos on it until one day I said to myself, "why don't I play a Touhou game?", searched on youtube for "how to download touhou", found the website, and thats pretty much it.

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My introduction was rather odd. Okay, so back in around 2010, I was interested in the YTPMV/MAD community at the time. So naturally, I will come across many different types of songs and sources people used. My first ever pieces of Touhou I heard were Night of Nights, Marisa Stole the Precious Thing and Ronald McDonald Insanity. However there was one other piece of media that I kept seeing. I could only tell that they were the same characters popping up time from time. It was mostly just Marisa and Reimu as I only recognized those two by design at the time. I didn't search anything up about touhou until 9 years later. I saw those pieces of media and it kept bothering me on how I didn't know what it was from. So I did a 30 minute search on where it was. And dear god, what a glorious mistake. When I found the sources, I figured out that they were the Cookie Touhou voice dramas. So I did a bit more research and found out why it has such a meme status. If you search it up, you'll also wonder how it got to this and probably say "This is really what got you into Touhou?". After that, it was a normal journey, I stumbled upon a 6 hour video called Cafe de Touhou 1-8. Then later found a channel that has videos with up to 10 hours full of music from Comiket. This only happened in about 2 or 3 weeks but I instantly got hooked on Touhou after I searched it up. It just took me almost 10 years to finally realize my fate. I later found this site when I got interested in playing touhou games and now its gonna be a year since this happened. Hopefully this will be a good one.

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First listened to Bad Apple, then Marisa Stole the Precious Thing, then Nick Nitro's Night of Nights remix. I eventually got curious, because I really enjoyed the series, and now I'm *kinda* obsessed. Kinda. 

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black midi were interesting, that is how i found touhou for the first time

 

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you know the omae wa mou song? that cute song called already dead? years ago i found that that song was actually a remix of another song called tiny little adiantrum and the creator of already dead stole that song. tiny little adiantrum was a remix as well, and you know what the original original song of already dead was? IT WAS YUUKAS POFV THEME AND I ABSOLUTELY  LOVED IT. i loved the character (yuuka) AND the music and i found out that it was from a game called touhou 9. i installed touhou, i likes it, and today im here answering this question

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JZBoy's Frisk/Chara vs Sakuya Izayoi. Not joking, i was curious about this character and the game it come from.

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So, I was searching up some maid... uh... "offbrand manga," when I discovered Sakuya Izayoi.

Needless to say, she introduced me to the world of Gensokyo and changed who I am as a person for the better.
To that, I'm thankful for her existence.

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When I was 8, I would just watch the nico nico douga videos that were uploaded to youtube back in 2013. I have known it for a long time now.

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I always admired Touhou from afar as that one cool anime thing, but never really got into it as I didn't want to go through the effort of installing patches and all that. But one day I got Touhou Luna Nights and I've been a fan ever since.

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Those Automatic Mario videos on Youtube were how I find out about Touhou.

But I got into it years later when I played Imperishable Night, which is my favorite game of the franchise.

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I used to (still love) enjoy listening to this song called "Marisa Stole the Precious Thing",  which I found out from Windows Crazy Error videos you can find on YouTube, so then I started researching where it came from. When I found out, I noticed that Alice was in one of the multi-fandom games I was playing, so I did even more research, and when I downloaded one of the games... That's where it all started.I also watched this video called "Asriel Dreemur V.S. Marisa Kirisame", a crossover between Undertale and Touhou.(I enjoyed Undertale back then too.)

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i first heard about touhou when i was frequenting smashfaqs (gamefaqs smash boards) due to people requesting for reimu to be added in smash, didn't really think much of her until i stumbled upon cirno's perfect math class which got me hooked on 2hu music and iosys stuff. Several mouths later + after learning about fumos, i finally decided to pick up the series by watching that one touhou introduction video on youtube and logging in moriyashrine.org.

by far the best thing that happened to me since picking up undertale and the my biggest regret is not joining the 2hu fandom sooner.

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I first heard of Touhou when one my fellow piano students suggested a duet version of Cool&Create's U.N. Owen Was Her? mix (from the exact video Seamus posted a page ago) for a performance piece. So we did, and it was awesome. The basic background research on the song gave me only the name of the game, "Embodiment of Scarlet Devil," which gave me a really inaccurate picture of the nature of the series.

A few years afterward, I ended up finding more of the music, then got on a listening kick with some piano arrangements, and got so hooked on the music that I learned a bunch of it for piano. Then I downloaded EoSD to try it out, and I kinda fell in love with it on first play.

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A very long time ago (around 2011?) I used to watch a lot of MMD videos and characters from Touhou would show up a lot in them, I really liked their designs but didn't know where they were from at the time.

A couple years later I find U.N. Owen was her? on YT and recognized Flandre, then looked up Touhou and got super into it

Until last year, I've only ever listened to the music, play fangames, draw the characters, etc. (then I got Hidden Star in Four Seasons as my first official Touhou game and I've only gotten more into the series)

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I first discovered touhou when I was way younger, when I found Smooth McGroove's acapella cover of UN Owen was Her?. Here's the link if you want to listen to it. At the time I had no idea what the game was, but I liked the music and the pretty bullets. After that I found Night of Nights and Flowering Night, and sort of forgot about touhou. I sometimes remembered it existed, but never really went looking for it.

One day almost a decade later, I was playing TF2 and I happened upon the Saxton Hale mode. It was a little different than usual, since instead of just Hale, there were touhou playermodels. When it was my turn to be Hale, I ended up with Nue. At that point I knew there was an actual shitton more to touhou than I knew, and I immediately went to look up more music. Fast forward a couple years and here I am listening to touhou doujin music and playing fangames. Extremely glad I found it. Thanks Smooth and TF2 for getting me here.

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