Official Print Works

A de-texted version of the cover art for “Forbidden Scrollery,” merely given a label for this section.
Kosuzu Motoori is the one on the left.
 

Serialized Works

Those works which are not stand-alone and can have an ongoing nature to them; at this time, two presently do, and those two are listed first, as they’re pretty popular to keep up with right now.

When it comes to downloading these, the way things work is, you’re expected to make your own main folder for containing the series of any of these multi-volume items (the one exception being “Eastern and Little Nature Deity,” which is only a single volume), and place the unzipped contents in it.  The reason being, even though the zip files themselves are marked with which series they’re part of, the folder containing each volume only designates which volume it is (“Volume 2,” for example) so it can be plopped right into the appropriate series folder.

So here’s what you want to end up with, for example:
* Forbidden Scrollery [Series folder you created.]
-> Volume folders (Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, and Volume 4).

Visionary Fairies in Shrine

Serial / 2016 – Present (Ongoing)
Part 4 of Japanese Saga “Touhou Sangetsusei”
​Name Abbreviation: VFiS
 

 

Synopsis: What, did you think the mischief had ended?  Absolutely not!  Proving that the popular series showing the ongoing adventures of the Three Mischievous Fairies cannot be put down by repeated disasters befalling those who do its art, we are now treated to another attempt to show us what our most beloved comedy team is up to these days.  As it turns out; quite a bit – as the cover depicts, Clownpiece joins our favorite fairy troupe at this point, multiplying the mischief and mayhem!

Series Notes: This story is the fourth in “Touhou Sangetsusei” (the story of the three mischievous fairies); “Eastern and Little Nature Deity” came first, then “Strange and Bright Nature Deity,” followed by “Oriental Sacred Place,” and then this saga.

Release Information
Writer: Zun
Artist: Makoto Hirasaka
Publisher: Comp Ace / Kadokawa Shoten
Type: Manga
Original Run: January 27, 2016 – Ongoing
Single Volume
(Ch. 1-5)
2016

Forbidden Scrollery

Serial / 2012 – Present (Ongoing)
Is Japanese Saga “Touhou Suzunaan”
Name Abbreviation: FS
 

 

Synopsis: This series introduces the human book renter and collector Kosuzu Motoori as the main character, along with her book shop, Suzunaan. The story centers around Kosuzu’s mysterious ability to read any book, no matter what language it’s written in.  Subplots revolve around her assortment of various rare and dangerous demon books, as well as those who come to her shop needing to utilize her skills to learn more about the things they’re dealing with.

Series Notes: This is among the most recently-started saga in Zun’s written works, and since it’s still ongoing, remains a popular choice to read and keep up with, alongside Wild and Horned Hermit.

Release Information
Writer: Zun
Artist: Moe Harukawa
Publisher: Kadokawa
Type: Manga
Original Run: October 26, 2012 – Ongoing
Volume 1
(Ch. 1-5)
2012-2013

Volume 6
(Ch. 38-45)
2016
[Volume 6 hasn’t been released as a volume yet, so there is no cover for the volume at this time.]
Volume 2
(Ch. 6-13)
2013

Volume 3
(Ch. 14-21)
2014

Volume 4
(Ch. 22-29)
2014-2015

Volume 5
(Ch. 30-37)
2015-2016

Wild and Horned Hermit

Serial / 2010 – Present (Ongoing)
Is Japanese Saga “Touhou Ibarakasen”
Name Abbreviations: WHH / WaHH / W&HH
 

 

Synopsis:  There’s a new face in town; hermit Kasen, whose most distinct feature is her tightly-wrapped injured arm.  More importantly, exactly who is Kasen, and why is she suddenly helping everyone out?  Is she really a hermit?  What’s the secret behind her bandaged arm?  These questions and more are answered or are to be answered in the future.

Series Notes:  “Wild and Horned Hermit” is the current story arc of the “Touhou Ibarakasen” saga, and is still ongoing; it’s one of the longest-running single storylines in the franchise, and remains one of the most popular to keep up with at the moment, alongside Forbidden Scrollery.

Release Information
Writer: Zun
Artist: Aya Azuma
Publisher: Ichijinsha
Type: Manga
Original Run: 2010 – Ongoing

Volume 1
(Ch. 1-5)
2010-2011

Volume 6
(Ch. 26-30)
2015

Volume 2
(Ch. 6-10)
2011-2012

Volume 7
(Ch. 31-35)
2016
[Volume 7 hasn’t been released as a volume yet, so there is no cover for the volume at this time.]
Volume 3
(Ch. 11-15)
2012-2013

Volume 4
(Ch. 16-20)
2013

Volume 5
(Ch. 21-25)
2014

Silent Sinner in Blue

Serial / 2007 – 2009 (Finished)
Part of Japanese Saga “Touhou Bougetsushou”
Name Abbreviation: SSiB
 

 

Synopsis:  It seems everyone’s interested in going to the moon all of a sudden; Reimu receives a message telling her to train for the trip, and Remilia decides she wants to take over the lunar capital.  Amidst all this, there is one who is escaping attention, manipulating events under the radar; someone who has a more subtle goal in mind: the Silent Sinner in Blue.  The focus of this work is primarily on the Watatsuki sisters, Yorihime and Toyohime, as well as a moon rabbit we now call “Little Reisen.”

Series Notes: This story is one of three in the loosely interconnected storyline of “Touhou Bougetsushou,” alongside the short novel “Cage in Lunatic Runagate”.

Release Information
Publisher: Zun &
Aki★Eda
Type: Manga
Original Run: 2007 – 2009
Volume 1
(Ch. 1-7)
2008

Volume 2
(Ch. 8-14)
2008

Volume 3
(Ch. 15-21)
2009

Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth

Serial / 2007 – 2010 (Finished)
Part of Japanese Saga “Touhou Bougetsushou”
Name Abbreviations: IotMaIotE or IotM&IotE
 

 

Synopsis:  This is a rather whimsical and comedic look into the everyday lives of the moon rabbits who live in Eientei and those who live with them – Reisen, Tewi, Eirin, and Kaguya – and those they cross paths with.  This has some limited crossover with the storyline of “Silent Sinner in Blue,” as Yorihime and Toyohime make appearances, along with common faces (such as Reimu and Marisa) and some whose personalities were previously not as fleshed-out (you’ll get to see Akyu!).

Series Notes:  This story is the third of three in the loosely interconnected storyline of “Touhou Bougetsushou,” alongside the manga “Silent Sinner in Blue” (above) and the short novel “Cage in Lunatic Runagate.”

Unique Character Features:  In Inaba, we will meet the new Reisen (named after Reisen Udongein), as well as having some cameo appearances by Yorihime and Toyohime Watatsuki.

Release Information
Type: Manga
Original Run: 2007-2010
Volume 1
(Ch. 1-15)
2009

Volume 2
(Ch. 16-30)
2010

Eastern and Little Nature Deity

Serial / 2005 – 2006 (Finished)
Part 1 of Japanese Saga “Touhou Sangetsusei”
Name Abbreviation: EaLND
 

 

Synopsis: There is a group of three mischievous fairies who are the traditional blame for anyone who loses their way in the Forest of Magic.  Their names are Sunny Milk, Luna Child, and Star Sapphire.  Each with their own special abilities, they use teamwork to pull pranks on others.  This is the first saga in the story of the three troublemakers.

Series Notes:  This story is first in “Touhou Sangetsusei” (the story of the three mischievous fairies); “Strange and Bright Nature Deity” comes after this, then “Oriental Sacred Place.”  The illustrator had to quit for health reasons, and when the new illustrator took over, the manga was renamed, so this original saga is only one volume, containing only 5 chapters.  EaLND is not quite as good (or as long) as SaBND, and contains some name mistakes, but is still the necessary beginning to the tale of the Three Mischievous Fairies.

Release Information
Writer: Zun
Artist: Nemu Matsukara
Publisher: MediaMix Game Magazine
Type: Manga
Original Run: 2005 – 2006
Single Volume
(Ch. 1-5)
2007
Strange and Bright Nature Deity
Serial / 2006 – 2009 (Finished)
Part 2 of Japanese Saga “Touhou Sangetsusei”
Name Abbreviation: SaBND
 

 

Synopsis:  The Three Mischievous Fairies: Sunny Milk can make the group invisible, Luna Child can mask sound, and Star Sapphire can detect any nearby living things.  With these abilities, and maybe a bit of planning, they love to play practical jokes, including making humans become lost in the Forest of Magic.  This is the second saga in the story of the three mischief makers.

Series Notes: This story is second in “Touhou Sangetsusei” (the story of the three mischievous fairies); “Eastern and Little Nature Deity” came first, then “Strange and Bright Nature Deity,” then “Oriental Sacred Place,” and finally “Visionary Fairies in Shrine”

Game Tie-Ins: Extra Chapter 2, found in Volume 2, is the story behind the game “Great Fairy Wars” (Touhou 12.8).

Release Information
Writer: Zun
Artist: Makoto Hirasaka
Publisher: MediaMix Game Magazine
Type: Manga
Original Run: 2006 – 2009
Volume 1
(Ch. 1-8)
2008

Volume 2
(Ch. 9-16)
2009

Volume 3
(Ch. 17-25)
2009

Oriental Sacred Place

Serial / 2009 – 2012 (Finished)
Part 3 of Japanese Saga “Touhou Sangetsusei”
Name Abbreviation: OSP
 

 

Synopsis:  We continue to track the misadventures of our favorite three mischievous fairies – Sunny Milk, Luna Child, and Star Sapphire.  They have now taken up residence in a large tree near the Hakurei Shrine; what shenanigans can they get into from there?

Series Notes: This story is the third in “Touhou Sangetsusei” (the story of the three mischievous fairies); “Eastern and Little Nature Deity” came first, then “Strange and Bright Nature Deity,” and now “Oriental Sacred Place.”  It was announced that, despite the fact that this arc was completed, there would be no further serialization of this storyline, presumably since this arc’s artist also wound up in the hospital in the middle of it. However, the artist seems to have recovered and is now making “Visionary Fairies in Shrine.”

Release Information
Publisher: CompAce
Writer: Zun
Artist: Makoto Hirasaka
Type: Manga
Original Run: 2009 – 2012
Volume 1
(Ch. 1-8)
2010

Volume 2
(Ch. 9-13)
2011

Volume 3
(Ch. 14-18)
2012
Stand-Alone Works
Some hold connections to each other, others don’t, but in these cases, you don’t need to know anything about the previously-released items to read the next one.  Similar types of books are listed together.

Perfect Memento in Strict Sense

Stand-Alone / 2006

Part of Akyu’s Chronicles

Name Abbreviation: PMiSS

Release Information
Publisher: Ichijinsha
Writer: Zun
Illustrators: Aki★Eda, Genji Asai, Monoji Tsukuri, TOKIAME, Yagi Shinba, & Yamai
Date of Release: December 27, 2006
(Comiket 70)
Type: Illustrated Reference Book
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Synopsis:  Here, we see Gensokyo from the perspective of the (almost) normal human Akyu Hieda, a recorder of its history who lives in Gensokyo. Her descriptions show a quite different realm; one where things are described in terms of ‘threat levels’, and most youkai are to be feared and avoided rather than laughed at. It deals primarily with the characteristics of the youkai, as well as countermeasures that can be taken against them. However, everything recorded is only things within the range of Akyu’s knowledge – many of the youkai she interviewed asked her to exaggerate some, so don’t be entirely fooled.
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A cute little side-story released as a prequel to PMiSS.

Symposium of Post-Mysticism

Stand-Alone / 2012
Part of Akyu’s Chronicles
Name Abbreviation: SoPM


Release Information
Publisher: Ichijinsha
Writer: Zun
Illustrators: Masakichi (匡吉), TOKIAME, Aya Azuma, Asakura Masatoki (阿桜), Kitsune (キツネ)
Date of Release: April 27, 2012
Type: Illustrated Reference Book
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Synopsis: Character profiles are interspersed among the so-called “symposium” – essentially a dialogue hosted by Marisa Kirisame featuring Kanako Yasaka, Byakuren Hijiri, and Miko Toyosatomimi. These longer interviews involve the three discussing various topics while Hieda no Akyuu records their discussions.

Notes: Various articles from the Bunbunmaru Newspaper and the Kakashi Spirit News are also included at the end of the book, and deal with characters that weren’t given an official profile, as well as certain events and various character interactions.

Curiosities of Lotus Asia

Stand-Alone / 2010
Is Japanese Saga “Touhou Kourindou”
Name Abbreviation: CoLA
 

Release Information
Publisher: Zun
Type: Book (Illustrated)
Original Run: 2004 – 2007
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Synopsis: In a carefully-chosen location in Gensokyo lies a shop dealing in curiosities and outside-world items, Kourindou.  CoLA tells of the events that happen in Rinnosuke’s shop, mostly from his own perspective, as he deals with the girls as both actual customers and as freeloaders who just come by to use his stove to cook.

The Grimoire of Marisa

Stand-Alone / 2009
Name Abbreviation: GoM / TGoM

Release Information
Publisher: Ichijinsha
Writer: Zun
Illustrators: Moriki Takeshi, Genji Asai, Kususaga Rin
Date of Release: July 28, 2009
Type: Illustrated Reference Book
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Synopsis: Marisa wants to take a few minutes to sit down and truly analyze everyone’s spell cards, hoping that it will reveal some greater truths to her – or at least allow her to figure something out about where she wants to go with her own magic.  Dive into the surprisingly-analytical mind of everyone’s favorite not-so-“ordinary” magician as she discusses the strengths, weaknesses, and other aspects of the spell cards she’s seen – even her own cards are not exempt from analysis: she provides her thoughts on her own cards as well.

Stand-Alone Fanworks

Fanbooks that Zun knows about and supports in an official sense.  These vary in range from artbooks to those that have actual stories.  Their canonicity is debatable, since they were not originally created by Zun.

Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red

Fanbook / 2005
Is “Touhou Bunkachou ~ Bohemian Archive in Japaneses Red”
Name Abbreviation: BAiJR

Release Information
Publisher: Ichijinsha

Writer: Zun
Illustrators: Kususaga Rin, Alphes & Tobi
Date of Release: August 11, 2005
Comiket 69
Type: 
Illustrated Official Fan Book

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​​Synopsis: 
Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red, lit. “Eastern Album of Words and Flowers“) is the first official fanbook of the Touhou series. It is written by ZUN and drawn by Kususaga Rin and some others. It features Aya Shameimaru writing a newspaper about the Touhou world, with some comics and newspaper articles. It also comes with a music CD featuring tracks from Phantasmagoria of Flower View.

Seasonal Dream Vision

Fanbook / 2005
Is “Touhou Shikouhana”
Name Abbreviation: SDV

Release Information
Publisher: Tora no Ana
Writer: ZUN
Illustrators:
D Sato-PON (Kanoneya)
Haniwa (Haniwa’s Store)
SINRA (DRAGIN)
Hikawa Shou (Saku Saku Tei)
Yuu Kamiya (Pixel Phantom)
Kiryuu (Hero Bear)
Chiha Ayami (Hero Bear)
Makura Yumesato (Daten)
Kisaragi Ryou
Yuki Narumi (Iron Temple)
Makoto Hirasaka (Clash House)
uri uri (Show and Tell)
Date of Release: October 1, 2005
Type: Illustrated Semi-official Fan Book