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Touhou Nekokayou #34: Tanks For Everything

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Touhou Nekokayou: Scarlet Weather Archive in Japanese Red #34

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Characters: Rika, Reimu Hakurei, Yukari Yakumo

I would have made something more sexy because this is #34, but I decided not to.

All the changes between the PC-98 games and the Windows games are interesting, when you think about it. I think this is the last remaining "difference" about Reimu in particular that I've explained. (I'm going to handle Marisa's different appearence in Story of Eastern Wonderland versus every other game in Perfect Square.) The actual reason for the change is apparently RL changes in the Japanese language enforced by the government, kinda like how they destroyed the "wi" kana in 1946.

Originally, I was going to have Reimu set Rika's face on fire KirbyM-style, but then I decided to have a reprise of Hax Sign 「You Just Plain F***ing LOSE」. (Speaking of which, I'm given to understand that this is exactly how Reimu defeats Watatsuki no Yorihime in Silent Sinner in Blue. Whoda thunk it, eh?)

Transcript

  1. (An irate Rika stands on top of a tank outside the Hakurei Shrine.)
    Rika: I know you're in there! Come out and face vengeance via the wrath of Rika!
  2. (Reimu comes out.)
    Reimu: Rika!? I haven't seen you in --
    Rika: Hah! You don't fool me! Bring out the *real* Reimu Hakurei!
  3. Reimu: (annoyed) Er, what? I *am* the real Reimu!
    Rika: (turning away in scorn) She *would* get you to say that! You don't even look remotely like her!
  4. Reimu: It's called "changing as you grow up."
    Rika: Yeah, right! You don't even use the same kanji for your name on the shrine's sign!
    Caption: 靈夢 (old "Reimu")
    Caption: 霊夢 (new "Reimu")
  5. (Yukari pokes her head out from behind the Shrine.)
    Reimu: Well, I just felt like changing it, okay!?
    Yukari: (thought cloud) My enforcement of changes in language from the Outside World is a success!
    Rika: In context, that's the stupidest excuse I've ever heard! Get the *real* Reimu now! Or is she too cowardly to show her face!?
  6. Reimu: (turning to enter the Shrine) Well, if you're going to be like *that* ...
    Rika: Mwahahaha! Prepare yourself, Reimu Hakurei!
  7. (Reimu returns, with her hair in PC-98 Reimu's style and accessories.)
    Reimu: There. *Now* do you recognize me?
    Rika: (irate) What!? That's still just you again! I can tell even with your different hairstyle!
  8. (Reimu is now dressed like PC-98 Reimu as well and carries a gohei.)
    Reimu: How about *now*?
    Rika: You're just doing this to infuriate me!
  9. (A Spell Card image of Reimu appears and a swarm of yin-yangs flies at Rika.)
    Reimu: How do you think *I* feel!?
    Blue Spell Card: Hax Sign 「You Just Plain F***ing LOSE -YinYang'd-」
    Rika: Augh!
  10. (Reimu storms off. Rika's tank is now on fire.)
    Rika: (off-panel) Ow ... okay, I admit it was you ... oof ...

All Touhou characters are © Team Shanghai Alice and/or ZUN; create.swf is ⑨ KirbyM with help from Thefre. "Sakura petals" brush in main/4koma logo was made by Kisara Girl. "Falling leaves" brush in 60-Years logo came with Photoshop.

8 Comments (auto-closed) (rss feed)

Anonymous

Uh... What up with the tank? (sorry for my ignorance :P)

Kimiko Muffin

Rika rides tanks (and Evil Eye Sigma in the EX-stage), she was never a boss "on her own."

Facteur Rien

Is she the pilot of the ship in UFO?

Kimiko Muffin

Well, I suppose as far as ridiculous theories in UFO goes, this one only makes slightly less sense than anything else. It's certainly better than "the last boss will be Mima" ...

Tewi Inonymous

To some people the last boss is ALWAYS going to be mimaz, which is really annoying.

Facteur Rien

Well, you're right. Mima wasn't the last boss in UFO.
But the next time, she'll be, for sure!

....Just kidding of course.

Duran

I blame the fact that ZUN never explained what happened to Mima during the changeover and as a result fans are always speculating yet when ZUN does have Mima appear again, he's afraid that people'll go "Why didn't you do it sooner?"

Beta-Maxis

I find the fact that they think they can just change LANGUAGE ITSELF, i.e. the way people speak and write makes (or made) the Japanese government pretty d**n arrogant.