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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: "Autumn Reitaisai" at Nov 24
« Reply #690 on: March 17, 2014, 02:27:32 AM »
The Reitaisai site has still not been updated with any news about their future plans. However, they have released a full list of participating circles. Due to some system glitch, only the version sorted by booth number is available now.

http://reitaisai.com/2485/

There are 4312 circles in the final list (according to yunonote), compared to the initial 4317 registered circles.
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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: "Autumn Reitaisai" at Nov 24
« Reply #691 on: March 17, 2014, 08:46:04 AM »
I'm at ぬ(nu)-14b. Hopefully there'll be something new to sell this time!!!!!

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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: "Autumn Reitaisai" at Nov 24
« Reply #692 on: March 17, 2014, 08:56:22 AM »
I'm at ぬ(nu)-14b. Hopefully there'll be something new to sell this time!!!!!
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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: "Autumn Reitaisai" at Nov 24
« Reply #693 on: March 18, 2014, 02:51:37 AM »
I'm curious, is this later reitaisai going to have the same circles or is it going to be a bit like an overflow, like deciding the main one will go uo to X circles and other can go to the other one (not implying one is lesser than the other).

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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: BitSummit talk session at 4:00PM Mar 8
« Reply #694 on: March 18, 2014, 04:36:45 PM »
some publishers are threatening to ban internet spoilers and summaries - people who get the newest magazine before their regular street date, and immediately post photos, scans and synopsis on the internet.

Yeah this seems to be the case lately, for example when we wait for Shingeki no Kyojin spoilers on the 5th ~ 7th of every month when it's regular street date is usually on the 9th. Somehow the Chinese have a way with getting us the spoilers early. Naturally the publishers aren't very happy with this, hence the crackdown. If I recall correctly this has been said months ago and yet we're still here getting spoilers two or three days early every month. If they were really serious about this, it would've been in effect for quite some time now (right?).

But I think this will have less of an effect on Touhou, imo since we wait all the way until Comikets for full releases without any shortcuts imo :V
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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: "Autumn Reitaisai" at Nov 24
« Reply #695 on: March 19, 2014, 05:31:01 PM »
someone upload Zun at bitsummit 2014 on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caL5vJ-Nhm8

I have no clue in japanese so I thank and look forward to read your full report about this event

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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: "Autumn Reitaisai" at Nov 24
« Reply #696 on: April 12, 2014, 11:55:20 PM »
Apparently, there is going to be a new Touhou game coming at Reitaisai 11.
Touhou 14.3- Impossible Spell Card
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2XZ1w-vvwI
So the new gameplay mechanic is that you use items to get through impossible patterns.
Also, Seija is the main character of this game.
 
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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: "Autumn Reitaisai" at Nov 24
« Reply #697 on: April 13, 2014, 12:43:12 AM »
Apparently, there is going to be a new Touhou game coming at Reitaisai 11.
Touhou 14.3- Impossible Spell Card
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2XZ1w-vvwI
So the new gameplay mechanic is that you use items to get through impossible patterns.
Also, Seija is the main character of this game.
 

We already have an entire topic for that :V

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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: "Autumn Reitaisai" at Nov 24
« Reply #698 on: April 13, 2014, 12:48:24 AM »
 :colonveeplusalpha:
Whoops, I didn't check Front Page Headlines.
I feel so dumb now.  :fail:

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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: Super Indie ZUN
« Reply #699 on: April 16, 2014, 01:21:55 PM »
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ZUN: Now that I've taken a look at Youtube comments on the Danmaku Amanojaku trailer, I see there are many English comments. In terms of numbers of views, the U.S. is also second only to Japan. I am quite surprised, but it still must be pointed out that the May 11 release will be only for Japan...

ZUN: Also, about 15% viewers are female, much higher than expected. I feel so embarassed.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2014, 03:11:23 PM by cuc »
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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: Super Indie ZUN
« Reply #700 on: April 16, 2014, 02:47:38 PM »
So ZUN did conduct some kind of experiment by efforting in a Youtube tutorial. As I said in the 14.3 thread, he most likely is starting to take oversea more serious. Pleasant developments.

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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: Super Indie ZUN
« Reply #701 on: April 17, 2014, 09:15:09 AM »
Well, there's also the fact that Americans/English-speakers are more willing to comment (to a fault in most cases) although he seemed to realize the view count was most important.

Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: Super Indie ZUN
« Reply #702 on: April 17, 2014, 07:10:10 PM »
I didn't realize that Youtube kept track of the viewers' genders. Well, I guess that's probably connected to its integration with Google. Now I have a number to cite! Although I wonder why ZUN thought 15% was surprisingly high.

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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: Super Indie ZUN
« Reply #703 on: April 17, 2014, 09:00:42 PM »
My guess is that since the series is largely famous for its all-female cast, he may doubt that there's much to serve as a hook for women to get into the series.

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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: Super Indie ZUN
« Reply #704 on: April 17, 2014, 09:04:41 PM »
Yeah. In most cases Bishoujo are for boys and Bishounen for girls.

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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: Super Indie ZUN
« Reply #705 on: April 24, 2014, 01:51:04 PM »
In the Touhou Popularity Contests, the male-to-female ratio has been aroung 9:1. Of course their representativeness is debatable.


The 3rd NicoNico Super Conference starts the day after tomorrow. You know ZUN will be selling his own craft beer made by Baird Brewery, but have you found out about what is this year's ZUN Beer?
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ZUN: Time for a proper announcement. At April 26, 27's NicoNico Super Conference 3, you'll be able to drink my exclusive beer again. The beer this time is "Super Indie Game Ale w". As you can guess, it is an Indian Pale Ale. I want to make you feel my indie soul through the beer. Link

ZUN: By the way, the "w" is for "world". It seems hops from around the world have been put into it.
Either a single "w" or multiple "w"s are Japanese internet slang for laughter (warau), and ZUN isn't above using "w" on twitter for mockery, which I've always translated as "lol". No matter what he says, it seems he's too shy to admit he's attracted to this indie thing, so he has to put in an "lol" to show he's not too serious about it.


This time, the NicoNico site has an introduction to this beer:
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ZUN's comment:
This is named after a beer style, "Indian Pale Ale". I gave it this name out of mutual feelings with the recent indie game movement, and my wish for it to prosper. Baird Beer is a brewery that keeps on refining its indie taste rather than going with the crowd. This is a feeling me as a doujin game creator can relate to.

Bryan Baird, Owner of Baird Brewery:
This beer contains 5 to 6.5% alcohol. It feels super hoppy.

Between my life and my utter incompetence, I've been unable to deliver timely updates on the BitSummit talk and what ZUN has been saying since then, which means you may not have the full context to appreciate this update. Some catching up might be in order...


Also at the event is another Reitaisai Super Condensed. Notable features this year includes a DDC Score Attack Tournament to win a ZUN-signed DDC disc, and the launch of a promotion campaign for Touhou music in Taiko Drum Master.



NOTE: The photos in the links above are all from last year.
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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: Super Indie ZUN
« Reply #706 on: April 24, 2014, 02:19:24 PM »
The fact that ZUN chose to make an IPA gives me no end of satisfaction.

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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: Super Indie ZUN
« Reply #707 on: April 24, 2014, 02:51:34 PM »
I will laugh if one of the tracks in the Taiko Drum Master promotion is not Pristine Beat

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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: Super Indie ZUN
« Reply #708 on: April 24, 2014, 11:06:11 PM »
Is that for the arcade version?
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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: Super Indie ZUN
« Reply #709 on: April 30, 2014, 02:23:48 PM »
There are more important news I still haven't covered (how many times will I be saying that?), and I failed to properly cover the recent book releases, but here is a thing:

In the Comic REX magazine, an ad page has revealed the cover art of Wild and Horned Hermit Vol.4. The next issue of Comic REX will come with a replaceable cover for the book.

(Click to enlarge)


A book signing event will be held on June 1 at Melonbooks Nagoya (Note: this is not a permanent link). As before, I'm not going to translate the details about how to get in, because if you are in a good place to get in, you probably has some way to read the page.

How Azuma announced the event:


She also wrote a list of the preorder bonuses by hand.

EDIT:
Never mind about WaHH Vol. 4, just now ZUN has announed on the Nikenme Radio stream that he will be attending the Summer Comiket (86) this year.

For context, earlier in today's show, he said he was going to release Touhou 14.3 at Comiket 86, but moved it to Reitaisai so he can enjoy more free time.

If he wants to enjoy free time, the Comiket release must take even less time to make. A new music CD?
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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: Super Indie ZUN
« Reply #710 on: April 30, 2014, 10:20:31 PM »
A new CD!? Oh yes I hope so!

Also I love Reimu and Sanae on the cover.

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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: ZUN's wife is pregnant
« Reply #711 on: May 02, 2014, 11:49:11 AM »
https://twitter.com/korindo/status/462186370581032960

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The wife has started taking maternity leave this May. My home has since been filled by a mysterious air. She is making our supper now, and I have so much free time I've got only one work to do: tweeting.

Maternity leave in Japan starts from 6 weeks prior to expected birth date.

Congratulations!

(I think I'll make a news thread when the child is born.)
« Last Edit: May 02, 2014, 11:59:06 AM by cuc »
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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: ZUN's wife is pregnant
« Reply #712 on: May 02, 2014, 12:13:33 PM »
Suddenly, the prospect of more side-games makes so much more sense. Either way, my best wishes!

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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: ZUN's wife is pregnant
« Reply #713 on: May 02, 2014, 12:19:31 PM »
Chibi-ZUN incoming, then! Congrats ZUN!!
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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: ZUN's wife is pregnant
« Reply #714 on: May 02, 2014, 01:11:55 PM »
Oh shiiit, ZUN 2! Now we know the answer to the "What would happen to Touhou if ZUN died?" question: It would be passed on to a baby, who would be expected to make regular releases starting immediately.
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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: ZUN's wife is pregnant
« Reply #715 on: May 02, 2014, 01:57:11 PM »
Oh shiiit, ZUN 2! Now we know the answer to the "What would happen to Touhou if ZUN died?" question: It would be passed on to a baby, who would be expected to make regular releases starting immediately.

Looking forward to the new art style when that happens.

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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: ZUN's wife is pregnant
« Reply #716 on: May 02, 2014, 02:07:13 PM »
Let's think of baby names:

For a boy, Kourin/Myouren.

For a girl, Reimu/Yuyuko.

But, yeah, family business.
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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: ZUN's wife is pregnant
« Reply #717 on: May 02, 2014, 02:55:17 PM »
Let's think of baby names:

For a boy, Kourin/Myouren.

For a girl, Reimu/Yuyuko.

But, yeah, family business.

For a girl:

1) she will be tiny

2) she must like alcoholic drinks

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE......... SUIKA :D

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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: ZUN's wife is pregnant
« Reply #718 on: May 02, 2014, 04:55:02 PM »
I will be happy for him regardless if it's a girl or a boy, but if it is a girl, well... let's say I'll laugh a lot... ZUN sure can't create male characters~ *runs like hell*
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Re: ZUN and Touhou status update: ZUN's wife is pregnant
« Reply #719 on: May 02, 2014, 05:12:04 PM »
Well, I think we just figured out why ZUN wanted to push to release Impossible Spell Card for Reitaisai. Congratulations to him and his wife.