東方Project is a series of 2D (with 3D background) vertically-scrolling danmaku shooting games made by Team Shanghai Alice.
The series takes place in Gensokyo, though there are a few instances where it goes to other places, with the Outside World being one of them. The main Touhou theme is Shintō, though other themes like Buddhism, Taoism, and Hindu is referenced/seen.
The series has gained very much of popularity and is extremely well known around the world (much like OTL Mario, Sonic, Grand Theft Auto).
The 東方Project large music collection inspired many remixes (lots more then OTL), and is highly popular. It also is played on some music stations worldwide, and some of the signers/bands/etc. sometimes even based their music off the tracks.
Most recognised character in the world. Originally had her history back since 1988. A resident of the Hall of Dreams' Great Mausoleum, she goes to help solve incidents, and sometimes bring Yoshika along.
Second main character and second most popular character in the world. She is a very popular character along with Koishi Komeiji and Watatsuki no Yorihime, but mostly in Eurasia. She has an average attitude overall and is decently very strong.
The third main character in the series. She can teleport by use of portals, and can use transportation and road signs to use as projectiles, and other powers.
Fourth main character in the series. She is very lenient and usually has a kind heart, but can get aggressive at times.
Secondary Main characters
- Byakuren Hijiri
- Satori Komeiji
- Soga no Tojiko
- Rin Kaenbyou
- Utsuho Reiuji
- Watatsuki no Yorihime
- Watatsuki no Toyohime
- Youmu Konpaku
- Nitori Kawashiro
- Rikako Asakura
- Yuuka Kazami
- Seija Kijin
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