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Touhou Nekokayou: Scarlet Weather Archive in Japanese Red #119

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Characters: Ruukoto, Reimu Hakurei, Satori Komeiji, Byakuren Hijiri, Orange

I figured I'd have to address both of these things sooner or later, so I decided to do both at once. Oh, and also present a more sensible reason for Yukari burying Ruukoto.

My idea for Orange's rescued-by-Satori story has steadily gotten less and less angsty. This entailed making her less and less traumatized by the whole affair. This basically culminated in what she was doing in panels 4 and 7.

Part of my motivation for recoloring the flashback in panel 6 was the fact that, on my new computer, various effects (such as color-correction in the Source Engine) actually work now, thus changing my experience in some ways. (I would have added some sort of film-grain effect, but that made the filesize way too huge.)


  1. (Yukari, Reimu, and Ruukoto (with a broom) are at the front of the Shrine.)
    Reimu: Man, Ruukoto, I'm glad to have you back, even if it is only temporary ...
    Ruukoto: Yeah ... maybe we could arrange for something like, Satori has custody but you can see me on alternate weekends?
  2. Ruukoto: But yeah, there *is* just something about how I was built specifically for you, even if you were a kid at the time. It's fun to see how you've grown up.
    Reimu: Heh ... and less likely to accidentally nuke Gensokyo with your internal reactor. Right, Yukari?
    SFX: *actual* reason Yukari put Ruukoto underground
  3. (Reimu angrily turns to Yukari as Ruukoto giggles.)
    Yukari: Um, yes, I suppose that *is* technically correct ... y'know, since she has Utsuho ...
    Reimu: HEY!
    Ruukoto SFX: hee hee
  4. (In the Human village, Satori and Orange are meeting Byakuren.)
    Satori: I found her in the dumping grounds where sealed-away youkai from aboveground often land. Her name is Orange.
    Byakuren: Oh, poor thing!
    Orange: (aside) Seriously, I'm mostly fine. You can *see* that I'm fine.
  5. (A thought-cloud containing a menacing-looking PC-98 Reimu appears above Orange's head.)
    Satori: I'm not sure how long she was down there. It was a shrine maiden named Reimu, but I don't think it's the one we know, she looked completely different ...
    Orange: She *was* scary, though!
    Byakuren: (more serious) Different, you say?
  6. Narration box: One flashback earlier ...
    (A sepia-tone scene with Reimu and Byakuren onboard the Palanquin Ship.)
    Reimu: I mean, when I was fourteen ... well, I used to have purple hair, but then there was this magical explosion, and ...
  7. (Back to the village.)
    Satori: (darkly) ... oh.
    Orange: ?
  8. (Reimu and Ruukoto are standing in front of the Shrine.)
    Ruukoto: Oh, I forgot to mention -- Miss Satori found a young youkai sealed up in a part of the Underground. She didn't think *you'd* done it, but ...
    Reimu: Yeah?
  9. (In the background, Satori and Byakuren are abruptly thrown into the air from down the steps.)
    Ruukoto: ... or, um, uh, let's just drop the subject.

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at least this is nicer than how some Reimus treat their robo maids

John Evans

I just recently defeated Orange~


It may just be the sepia tone in the sixth panel but it looks like Byakuren's hair hasn't had enough magical explosion.


People need to seriously drop Byakuren, and call her Hijiri. Byakuren is totally her surname. But other than that, nice job Muffin, for including Hijiri! Her first appearance in kayou~


/ Modified by Dizzy H. Muffin:

Byakuren is totally not her surname. See her Touhou Wiki profile, and note the order of her name in Japanese. (Also, the fact that her brother's name is Myouren Hijiri should be a hint.)


>Insisting on calling Byakuren by her last name due to getting the orders mixed up.


Orange might have been the original joke character of the series.

Dizzy H. Muffin

@Duran: Okay, the next time you refer to people as "NO TRUE FAN" for any reason, let alone a silly mistake due to the Japanese/Western naming-order, I'm-a ban you for a few days. You are being an elitist asshole and I do not want that appearing on my site. Got it?


I must admit, Orange is one of the last characters I would've ever expected to see in this comic. (Not THE last, but whatev.)

Dizzy H. Muffin

Who is the last, for that matter?


YuugenMagan, definitely.

(Shingyoku's in second, incidentally.)

Shinku tsuki

Lemme guess... Shingyoku?(first boss from touhou 01 who is really weird in shape)

Atmos Blitzer

YuugenMagan would have been the last...machine thingy...I'd expect to see. Not Shingyoku, who's just the ignored gatekeeper. (In sharp contrast with Meiling, I see.)


Is it bad that the only thing I can think of now is the inevitable meeting of Orange and Flan?


The last character I expect to see in this comic is Five Magic Stones.


I noted a spelling error in panel 3, technically. Nothing too serious, really. Other than that, it was a funny comic. My recommendation is biased due to Byakuren's presence.

Related to that, Yukari just seeded a Rokuuto X Utsuho crack pairing idea, AND IT'S PERMANENTLY ETCHED IN MY BRAIN. Someone fund this for my mental health's sake. @_@


Doesn't Patchy have them in her possession, though? So it is possible to introduce them sometime along the road...

Also, CAPTCHA: 9. Somehow this amuses me.

Dizzy H. Muffin

Typo fixed!

... and Byakuren's size, d'oh!



actually I seriously wanna see that... if there ever was a doujin. Since the time I realized Okuu was a nuclear reactor, I began to wonder if it was homage to Ruukoto lol