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Ah, it started with me coming across Night of Nights in my Youtube recommendations. I liked the music and scrolled through the comments speaking of Touhou (Mostly Sakuya, Dio Brando, and pad jokes). Other than that, I didn't bother with it, as I was more invested in anime and manga. 

After a year or so (I discovered Night of Nights at 2019), I went for a playthrough of Calamity Mod in Terraria, and saw some pretty badass weapons called 'Resurrection Butterfly', a strong pre-Moon Lord summon weapon and 'Scarlet Devil', an endgame Rogue class weapon. Since I like to consult wikis a lot, I happen to discover Touhou again and I finally decided to try Touhou, after watching some prominent Touhou fanworks such as Cirno's Perfect Math Class. I decided to download Mountain of Faith in this very website last October, and I liked it enough to warrant myself discovering more about the franchise as a whole.

Damn, the music and character designs are good.

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I think i just had touhou around a fair bit in my life for a while, there were some vids i had watched of it, songs i had liked, fumo, but i never really got into it until i chose to get involved in it and realized how much more there was 

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I was attending the Iron Man of Gaming 2008 in Dallas when someone threw one of the games on the big screen and a bunch of us watched for a while. Didn't really think much of it at the time other than "neat!" I think I downloaded ESoD not too long afterwards to give it a shot, but didn't keep at it back then.

Couple of years later, I met a friend who was really into it at the time and I mentioned I thought the games and music were neat. They proceeded to show me a bunch of fan creations like some of the popular music videos, general art, and the immense amount of stuff there just is. Eventually we all went to a local convention where they were dressed as Youmu and they introduced me to a group of other fans who were very nice and fun to hang out with.

Ever since then it was a slow incline which reached the final "get into" part when 16 came out on steam and I thought I really ought to sit down and actually play these games.

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I've been at least peripherally aware of Touhou for a long time; the Bad Apple!! video was a big deal in my friend group, even though none of them cared anything about the source of the song or characters. Occasionally I'd try to look it up, but it seemed impenetrable because of how much there was.

Then when Smooth McGroove did his cover of UN Owen Was Her!? I finally saw Touhou gameplay for the first time, and instantly knew I needed to play that game. Now it's several years later and I still can't 1CC any of the games (or even make it through with continues in most cases) but I have a blast playing the games, listening to the music and reading the manga.

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Seems like a lot of people have been introduced to Touhou by a friend. The same goes for me; I had somebody online recommend me the games around 2 years ago, though I had been aware of the series before. I decided to give them a try, and now here I am. Just goes to show how nice the Touhou community is, at least in my opinion. I've never really had any strikingly bad experiences with fans of the games.

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A friend back in high school sent some gaming video with an impressively edited intro that used night of nights as the background music into our group chat. I remember being blown away by the editing and the music they used at the time and decided to try and find the music itself one day. Finding the video on youtube led to my recommendation's list getting filled with touhou music. I didn't think too much at first but eventually got curious as to what all these remixes were based off of. One thing leads to another and I ended up somehow getting into the games and reading the mangas

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My first exposure to Touhou was by this guy on Twitch who went by the name Yggdrasiface. I watched him for half a year without really looking into the series being lost as to what game I was watching him play. Then he streamed an alttp randomizer while the Touhou Maiden bgm was playing in the background, asked for the link to the playlist, listened to that for two months, then I started actually looking into the series and five months later, here I am.

If I had stopped watching Yggdrasiface out of sheer overwhelmness, I would not be here. Looking back, I’m amazing I managed to continue watching with zero clue as to what Touhou was for half a year.

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  • 3 weeks later...

I'm Basic as hell so Bad Apple!! came on my discover weekly (Or3o's electroswing version), at first I only liked it but

TW suicide

Spoiler

After my Ex killed herself it was the only thing I could listen to for a month straight

and after so long I got curious about where the song was from and stuff.

 

(BTW now my fav songs are a few of Beloved Tomboyish Daughter's remixes, especially Lonely Dreaming Girl, so i'm not that basic anymore)

 

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  • 1 month later...

I have known about the existence of touhou for a long time(I listened to a lot of touhou tracks without knowing they are from touhou) but had never actually checked it out until 3 years ago.I used to be obsessed with a game called geometry dash(i found nuclear fusion,my favorite touhou song, through this game) and used to watch a youtuber named EricVanWilderman who said in one of his videos that touhou music is good which piqued my curiosity so i decided to listen to it and forgot about it for two years.Late last year,i got bored so i randomly watched Eric's older video again and remembered about touhou so i downloaded Eosd from this site and here i am.I have to thank Eric for helping me discovered one of my favorite series of all time.

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i discovered touhou when i was finding retro game roms and i found touhou 1 and i searched touhou on google and i found some videos of touhou EoSD and some music like: bad apple, cirno's perfect math class and convictor yamaxanadu because of this i downloaded touhou EoSD and i'm playing the retro era games :)

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how i stumbled on 2hou was kinda weird xD
through the random YT algorythm we found the video "Gaben stole the precious thing" (in 2011) but we had NO CLUE where the origin of that video came ... very late like 2019 we found out w8 gaben video is a spoof of an old Iosys song about 2hou ... what is that franchise? now ... i can sing Marisa stole the precoius thing even if i cant speak japanese ... due to overlistining the song over and over and over xD
Also Marine Senchou from Hololive helped out too abit to cement that touhou vibes lol (look at her 2hou spell bubble video when That iosys song comes she freaks out man its addicting her passion)
https://youtu.be/ZpkC8aVrCTM?t=109 here the refference.

 

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found it when touhou was dominating the internet (during late 2000s, early 2010s), Bad Apple, Marisa stole the precious thing and etc.

 

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