Musashiya is going to release the Moriya Suwako ( 洩矢 諏訪子 ) 1/6 GK from the doujin danmaku shooting game series “Touhou Project” ( 東方プロジェクト ) by the circle Team Shanghai Alice ( 上海アリス幻樂団 ). Will be released on July 26, 2009 in Wonder Festival 2009 [Summer]. Around 280mm tall (included the ZUN hat), 9,800 yen. Only 50 pieces will be manufactured. Kit is not painted nor assembled.
Most girls in Touhou Project are teenager (or at least they looks like one). And usually the older they look like, the more powerful they are (e.g. Yukari, Yuyuko, Eirin). But Moriya Suwako is one of the exception. She is one of the most powerful characters in the Gensokyo but she looks like a kid. To me she looks like one of those first stage boss rather than a extra stage final boss.
Well anyway, since I don’t like “Touhou 10: Mountain of Faith” that much (I hate the bombing system!), I don’t like Suwako either. =P
——Description from Touhou Wikia——
Moriya Suwako is the extra boss of Mountain of Faith and god of the Moriya Shrine. Although, she said the shrine wasn’t exactly hers (she mentioned it in both Reimu’s and Marisa’s story) saying it was officially Kanako’s because she was beaten by her and had to relinquish control of the Shrine, willingly at that.
In Subterranean Animism, Suwako appeared in Reimu and Yukari’s Scenario revealing an industrial revolution project by Kanako that caused Reimu to get mad for being sent to the Hell of Blazing Fires.
It is revealed that during ancient times, Suwako was a ruler of a small kingdom and controlled the Mishaguji, who were curse gods that had obtained enormous amounts of faith, cursing birth, harvests, militaries, and many other things. Only Suwako was able tame them. However, gods from the Yamato (Ancient Japan) invaded her kingdom, saying that they were going to unify all the kingdoms to create a single country known as Japan. Unwilling to let this happen, Suwako resisted and fought with the finest steel weapons of the time. However, Kanako held out a thin vine, and Suwako’s large steel arsenal instantly rusted away. Suwako realized the difference in their divine powers and her defeat; she valiantly forfeited and relinquished her kingdom. It is said that her only direct descendant was Sanae, although Sanae didn’t even know it until the events of Subterranean Animism.
Hakurei Reimu VS Moriya Suwako
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