Griffon Enterprises is going to release the Unmoving Great Library ( 動かない大図書館 ) Patchouli Knowledge ( パチュリー・ノーレッジ ) 1/8 PVC figure 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 October 2009. Around 160mm tall, 6,800 yen.
Patchouli is my most favorite (along with Alice) Touhou girl and I like her a lot. She is one of the yougest youkai in Gensokyo ( 幻想郷 ). Guess how old she is? 13? 15? No, no, she is *ONLY about 100 years old, LOL. Unlike Alice who used to be hamun witch and turned into youkai witch, Patchouli is a genuine witch so her magical power is terrifying. She can use seven elemental magic (fire, water, wood, earth, metal, sun, and moon) and mix and match them. So she is also known as the “One-week Girl” ( 日陰の少女 ) since the days of the week on a Japanese calendar are “fire, water, wood, earth, metal, sun, and moon”.
This Patchouli is so MOE!!! I found that Amazon.jp is actually selling these Touhou figures by Griffon! I’ll see if I can get them to ship to North America. =D
——Description from Touhou Wiki——
Patchouli Knowledge is a very smart, anemic witch from the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Although she has only been a boss in one game, and playable character in two others, she is still a very popular character, showing up in many endings and is referenced quite often. She spends most of her time in the mansion’s library reading and writing magic books. It seems that she’s capable of very powerful magic of all kinds, using many elements in a single spell, but due to asthma and general poor health she’s often unable to recite her spells.
In Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, she tried to stop you from getting deep into the mansion, but failed. In the extra stage, she tried again and used much more powerful magic because she felt better that day but still failed.
She rarely leaves Scarlet Devil Mansion, but in Immaterial and Missing Power makes an exception to go investigate the recent strange events. In other character’s scenarios she’s visited by several of them thinking that she, of all people, must know what the strange mist is. However, getting a straight answer from her is anything but easy. In Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, she decided to find what was the cause of the weather disaster. In the events of Subterranean Animism, she noticed the abnormalities in the underground, and had Marisa go with the help of Yukari preparing Marisa’s options.
Patchouli – Up the hill
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