The first preview clip of a planned Touhou doujin anime has been released – although being a doujin work, this upcoming spectacle is already being regarded as a high quality “professional caliber” animation.
And quite frankly, we agree. Watching the PV below, the music is unbelievably beautiful – lovely vocals accompany an abstract scene of video which exhibits assorted patterns until reaching the title screen to show “~The Memories of Phantasm~”. Whilst we’re already frozen in awe, the video then infuriates a rage of desire within us once we see the amazingly accurate character designs which are completely loyal to the original concepts from Touhou’s progenitor ZUN, yet all while adapting uniquely to a livid anime atmosphere.
Impressing us with ease, the video shares the sight of all the Touhou characters you will already know and love if you’re familiar with the games – however even if you’re not, seeing a large gathering of undressed girls bathing in a single onsen is more than enough to entice many otaku to watch.
Making this PV very effective an appetizer is that it consists of meaningful excerpts from the soon to be available series. It introduces us to the characters as a group, as mentioned above – then it further presents them as individuals, showing us who they interact with, qualities of their personality, and how they carry themselves during free time, as well as during more crucial matters.
It’s not merely the character designs which are incredible, but the fluid motion visuals as well – the action scenes are on par, if not better than your average action series in terms of composition. And similarly to the characters, the fights are kept true to Touhou’s danmaku bullet hell style – yet molded to fit an anime format.
Just as an assurance of the impending abundance of epic this doujin work will deliver, it is being crafted by the same circle responsible for Comiket 80′s Fantasy Kaleidoscope Touhou Doujin anime work – alongside some additional members they’ve managed to acquire to create this sure to be spectacular short anime.