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You all knew it was inevitable. Unavoidable even. That the day would come where I would make a thread on this game. And, at last, that day has finally come!

 

What is Become Fumo?

The title says it all. Become Fumo is a socialization game where you can dress as various Touhou characters in fumo form.

 

Why did you make this thread?

My Roblox username is "GarSunn", same as my Twitter handle, and if you've been paying attention, you'll notice that I've been hidden in plain site. Lurking from the shadows. Always watching.

https://twitter.com/KyotoBee/status/1365014634722304000 video: "cirno spells 9"

https://twitter.com/ThatPebble/status/1364974325594353672/photo/1 video: "narumi bench gang" 

 

Videos

So I've documented the historical events that have happened in the game. Specifically with the Youtube channel aptly named "BecomeFumo".

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOOdFRFyjD40A0mT83JpjTA

 

Model Downloads

I've also ripped the models from the game and have made them publicly available to download. I've rigged them in Blender too. Don't worry, though a complicated but happy-ending turn of events, I got the creator's permission to do this.

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1srj878

https://twitter.com/become_fumo/with_replies

 

An Analysis of the Subculture Spawned from "Become Fumo".

For this section, I'll go over the most popular "memes" that have originated from the game. Of course, it's not fully complete, these are just the ones I've seen the most.

NazrinSpins = An account made where a Nazrin Fumo spins around very fast. So fast that if anyone touches it, they bounce off instantly and in many directions. Commonly referred to as "Rat Goddess"

SuwakoOnAChair = Inside one of the hills, a Suwako Fumo sits on a froggy chair.

[Insert Name Here] Fumo = They select the name of the Fumo from their Roblox username and disable physics, letting them be pushed around.

Lobster Lord = Under the pool there's a giant model of a lobster.

 

Why now of all times?

You're probably wondering "Why post this now". It's because I've done the unthinkable. That's right. I've created a becomefumo.fandom.wiki page for the game. A shocking revelation to be sure.

https://becomefumo.fandom.com/

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'Become Fumo' seems like a very, very interesting game... when I get on Roblox I'll go check this out!

...when I get my hands on the Koishi Fumo outfit...

Touhou Fumo for sale | eBay

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On 2/26/2021 at 11:55 AM, Garison DeCrick said:

What is Become Fumo?

The title says it all. Become Fumo is a socialization game where you can dress as various Touhou characters in fumo form.

 

On 2/26/2021 at 11:55 AM, Garison DeCrick said:

An Analysis of the Subculture Spawned from "Become Fumo".

For this section, I'll go over the most popular "memes" that have originated from the game. Of course, it's not fully complete, these are just the ones I've seen the most.

NazrinSpins = An account made where a Nazrin Fumo spins around very fast. So fast that if anyone touches it, they bounce off instantly and in many directions. Commonly referred to as "Rat Goddess"

SuwakoOnAChair = Inside one of the hills, a Suwako Fumo sits on a froggy chair.

[Insert Name Here] Fumo = They select the name of the Fumo from their Roblox username and disable physics, letting them be pushed around.

Lobster Lord = Under the pool there's a giant model of a lobster.

That's . . . nice?  But what [i]is[/i] this Fumo thing?

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5 hours ago, jssf1992 said:

That's . . . nice?  But what [i]is[/i] this Fumo thing?

Oh lol I probably should explain that first XD

Fumos are essentially a line of stuffed toys like the Koishi that Shadow posted above. They have a chibi design and their main distinction are the cute eyes. Due to their high demand and low supply, they can sometimes go for crazy prices ranging in the hundreds of dollars from scalpers. And there's countless bootlegs on the market. So it makes trying to collect them very intense.

They first appeared in a 2008 doujin by ANGELTYPE with Sakuya. The company Gift later partnered with ANGELTYPE to produce stuffed dolls in a similar style. Their name "Fumo Fumo", shortened to just "Fumo" for brevity sake, comes from the Japanese onomatopoeia "mofu mofu" showing feelings of softness. It's where synonymous names like "soft girls" come from as well.

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The earliest videos on them date back to 2016 with the channel FumosTV. Back then, they were just purely instructional.

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So it wasn't until Yumemey's 2018 comedy-skit video series on them where they really spiked in popularity in the general western fandom.

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This eventually culminated into the scary08 releasing a Roblox game titled "Become Fumo" this year as a way for people to experience the cuteness of Fumos they saw on videos without spending hundreds of dollars trying to get one. All in all, it's interesting to see how such a specific subculture could spawn out of Touhou.

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So they're plushies, essentially?  But part of the Touhou fandom has made a fad of them?

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29 minutes ago, jssf1992 said:

plushies

Yeah pretty much lol. Moe exceeds all reasoning.

May be an image of 1 person

 

Speaking of which, a brand new update has been released today!

 

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2 hours ago, Garison DeCrick said:

Speaking of which, a brand new update has been released today!

 

Hecatia update yes

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On 2/26/2021 at 12:55 PM, Garison DeCrick said:

https://www.roblox.com/games/6238705697/Become-Fumo?refPageId=8f417daa-568c-4abb-a8e1-06c81b775c56#!/about

You all knew it was inevitable. Unavoidable even. That the day would come where I would make a thread on this game. And, at last, that day has finally come!

 

What is Become Fumo?

The title says it all. Become Fumo is a socialization game where you can dress as various Touhou characters in fumo form.

 

Why did you make this thread?

My Roblox username is "GarSunn", same as my Twitter handle, and if you've been paying attention, you'll notice that I've been hidden in plain site. Lurking from the shadows. Always watching.

https://twitter.com/KyotoBee/status/1365014634722304000 video: "cirno spells 9"

https://twitter.com/ThatPebble/status/1364974325594353672/photo/1 video: "narumi bench gang" 

 

Videos

So I've documented the historical events that have happened in the game. Specifically with the Youtube channel aptly named "BecomeFumo".

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOOdFRFyjD40A0mT83JpjTA

 

Model Downloads

I've also ripped the models from the game and have made them publicly available to download. I've rigged them in Blender too. Don't worry, though a complicated but happy-ending turn of events, I got the creator's permission to do this.

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1srj878

https://twitter.com/become_fumo/with_replies

 

An Analysis of the Subculture Spawned from "Become Fumo".

For this section, I'll go over the most popular "memes" that have originated from the game. Of course, it's not fully complete, these are just the ones I've seen the most.

NazrinSpins = An account made where a Nazrin Fumo spins around very fast. So fast that if anyone touches it, they bounce off instantly and in many directions. Commonly referred to as "Rat Goddess"

SuwakoOnAChair = Inside one of the hills, a Suwako Fumo sits on a froggy chair.

[Insert Name Here] Fumo = They select the name of the Fumo from their Roblox username and disable physics, letting them be pushed around.

Lobster Lord = Under the pool there's a giant model of a lobster.

 

Why now of all times?

You're probably wondering "Why post this now". It's because I've done the unthinkable. That's right. I've created a becomefumo.fandom.wiki page for the game. A shocking revelation to be sure.

https://becomefumo.fandom.com/

uhhhhhh can you see why this happensimage.thumb.png.4931b84b5c7ca8b6635d304ab3a0cc01.png

why is the fumo naked

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8 hours ago, Koru64 said:

why is the fumo naked

I have two hypothesis:

1) The program I used when ripping the models was X Ripper from Vermillion.net. Though, the models are stored externally on the server, meaning they could only be saved when a user was online using said model. So I'm assuming a capture was made while a person was still loading up as Cirno, causing some of the assets to not have loaded in properly, which is why they're missing. All the fumos use the same base model "naked fumo" after all.

2) There have been a few Roblox updates in the months ago that I took the capture, so this could have caused compatibility issues where the models don't work correctly. You can see this with a lot of older Roblox games and models work, where they're missing a lot of assets.

Either way, as of right now, I have no way to fix the model, because V3rmillion's scripts aren't working yet, so it's just a matter of waiting until those are fixed. Honestly, I wish the creators of these models would just officially release these, rather than having me leak them each time, since it's just inevitable at this point. But you could also trying loading them up as .OBJ or .FBX models on Blender and then exporting them back into Roblox Studio.

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On 6/8/2021 at 11:33 AM, Koru64 said:

blender wont work for me

 

Hmmm... did you try downloading the Portable Version of the app and installing that on an external USB drive, rather than using the default installation package and putting it on the Program Files/C: Drive location? That's what I did for mine at least, since my laptop doesn't have a lot of memory space. So it might not be opening up because there's not enough memory on your hard drive.

https://portableapps.com/apps/graphics_pictures/blender_portable

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