So, even though ZUN has said he won’t do a Touhou anime (why again?) I was still thinking about it. If IOSYS did the music and choreographed the opening/ending/battle sequences it could be epic. Get GAINAX doing the producing (their busy with that stupid remake right now…) and it would guarantee be something awesome. Or it could be a train wreck. You know how fans are. It’s never good enough. Well, give Marisa a harem of Alice, Reimu, Patchouli, Yuyuko and Reisen (Yuyuko and Reisen to be debated) and you’ll have a masterpiece right there.
Marisa would HAVE to have a harem. It’s basic knowledge. Seriously. Who honestly favors the guys of Touhou (should they exist) over the pretty females? Seriously. It’s like…like…watching Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha for Chrono and not like Nanoha and/or Fate at all. It’s just plain idiotic (well you don’t have to like Nanoha an/or Fate but seriously, Chrono?).
Thinking about it now I can actually sort of picture or remember the reason why ZUN said he wanted to not y’know…make an anime of Touhou. Wasn’t it because he wouldn’t have enough control over everything? Like he wouldn’t be producing it and writing for it. Someone else would be doing it. I mean at least that’s what I think the reason was.
But if that is the reason then isn’t that a completely idiotic reason not to do the anime? I’m sure someone will tell me it’s not but consider this. Touhou is pretty popular, right? Wouldn’t any company jump at the chance of having Touhou under their belt? I’m sure if the condition was that ZUN got complete creative control over everything involved wouldn’t they jump on board? Well actually that does sound a little demanding.
Anyways forgetting that whole issue about ZUN and his control issues (although I suppose seeing he is Team Shanghai Alice itself and he’s created every game and character like a baby, then having someone else turn them into something else would be a little concerning…) the series could have like 26 episodes and at the most two seasons (as not to kill the franchise altogether). Throwing together a simple plot with some breezy yuri fanservice and you have a masterpiece (as I’ve already stated). But I suppose a Touhou anime is just something we’ll either have to dream about or wait for. But won’t it be such a good thing to wait for?