Griffon Enterprises is going to release the Shrine Maiden of Paradise Hakurei Reimu ( 楽園の巫女 博麗霊夢 ) 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 in August 2009. Around 190mm tall, 6,800 yen.

Here is the armpit shrine maiden Reimu! The main character of Touhou since day one. She isn’t my farovite characters in Touhou, but that can’t stop me from pre-order her. As Kimichi said, this summer is rather scary. So many nice figures that I want to get are coming out in Aug and Sept. Since I’m a big Touhou fan, I will buy all of these four Touhou figures for sure. I would rather cancel my pre-order of Black Rock Shooter and the World is Mine Miku just to save money to get these four Touhou figures. =D

It’s unbelieveable! Griffon Enterprises is releasing the Touhou PVC figures!!! For those who don’t know, the creator of Touhou, ZUN, is a really nice guy. He let everybody free to sell any Touhou item without his permission, but can only sell them as limited quantity items in the doujin event (e.g. Comiket), doujin store (e.g. Toranoana), and online store. He strongly restricts any commercial sale of Touhou stuff. That’s why although Touhou is sooooo popular, you don’t see many Touhou items around. Since PVC figures are mass production items and Griffon Enterprises isn’t a doujin circle at all. I’m so supprised that ZUN gives Griffon permission to do so.

2:40am update: Now I know why, coz these Touhou figures are only available at selected stores. Check here

——Description from Wiki——

Reimu Hakurei (博麗 霊夢)

  • Species: Human
  • Ability: Mainly able to fly in the sky
  • Residence: Hakurei Shrine

Reimu is the main character of Touhou games 1-12. She is the shrine maiden of the Hakurei Shrine, a remote building far in the east where the boundaries of Gensōkyō and the human world overlap. Reimu is very easygoing—some would say lazy—and hates to train. As such, even though she’s naturally talented, her offensive and magical abilities are only average. However, she has a strong sense of duty, and if it’s for the sake of Gensokyo she can overcome almost any obstacle through sheer perseverance. Her main abilities are flying in the sky, good intuition, and getting along with everyone; even those who were once her enemies. In the games, she is characterized by her homing amulets and yin-yang orbs. In addition to being in all of the Touhou games (save Touhou 9.5), she is featured in Graffiti Kingdom as “Flying Maiden”.

Touhou doujin anime – A Summer Day’s Dream Part 1
You can watch Part 2 in the Marisa post

Official Team Shanghai Alice homepage

via Griffon Enterprise