Category Archives: Articles & Interviews

Rolling Stone Japan interview [15/03/2017]

This interview was published on Rolling Stone Japan’s website around Furubokko’s release. It was sitting in my backlog for too much time, just like 95% of BUTAOTOME interviews. Now, here it is! Main topics are the usual formation stuff, how the major debut impacted the Pig and how things changed over the course of the years, some production stuff about… Read more »

Antinomy of Common Themes, part 0 – Introduction

One of the most fun things with Touhou songs is that you can do pretty much anything you want with the same theme, and have fun doing different things with each one of ZUN (and Uni Akiyama)’s compositions. And over the years, BUTAOTOME managed to make arrangements of 90% of the Touhou themes. There are some themes the Pig never… Read more »

Ranko’s “for every like I will tweet about a song I usually listen to” (May 2019)

On a sleepless night, Ranko decided to do one of those “for every like I will tweet about something” hashtags. She tweeted 44 songs. Since most of them are Japanese non-doujin music, I thought it was interesting to translate!You can find the original thread here.

Touhou Garakuta’s live reports – Michiteki Gensou Kayoukai (Chinese live) (BUTAOTOME part only)

The website Touhou Garakuta Soushi posted a two-parts live report for Michiteki Gensou Kayoukai, a Touhou live that was held in Shanghai on December 7 of last year. Here is a translation of the BUTAOTOME part! The original post is here. Do not repost this translation without permission.

Touhou Nekokenban 19 – commentary by Paprika (fanclub blog post, 31/12/2019)

Original post (accessible only from mobile and if you have a BUTAOTOME fanclub subscription) Sorry for the late! Here is a translation of Paprika’s commentary about Nekokenban 19! The original post had a bunch of pictures, but I removed them due to my usual policy about fanclub posts, as well as the related description. However, this post is perfectly readable… Read more »

Woman Insight interview (March 10, 2016)

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Original article Due to me feeling sick, I decided to focus on some translations instead of finishing a certain rank(o)ing (will I be able to finish it before the end of the year?). I went back through my interview backlog and found this one. For some context, this short interview was made around the time of the BUTAOTOME Fanbook release… Read more »

Touhou Garakuta’s CD reviews – Epitaph

The website Touhou Garakuta published a review of Epitaph as part of their weekly review feature! You can read the original text here. A small note before the translation starts: if you remember my review of this album you probably know this, but my opinion of Epitaph is the exact opposite of the one of this review. Different strokes for… Read more »

Ranko’s commentary of Buta Lounge

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This was posted back in April on BUTAOTOME’s official fanclub blog.I decided to translate this one for a couple of reasons. The first one is that I want to give to the readers of this website a good insight into how Buta Lounge was. The second is that I hope it will also make you want to listen to a… Read more »

Paprika’s blog post [13/08/2019]

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For the first time ever, Paprika decided to post a track-by-track commentary about her newest work! This is a translation of her latest fanclub post, where she talks about Touhou Nekokenban 18! Note: due to my policy about fanclub contents, I removed not just the intro and the outro of her post, but also the pics that were included there,… Read more »

Ranko’s blog post [12/08/2019]

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The C96 releases are out and Ranko already posted her track-by-track commentary about the vocal albums! Here is a translation! I’m surprised by how I managed to translate it faster than my usual times, but I still want to thank Robin for the help with a couple of sentences!This might be revised once I get my copies. Please, don’t repost this… Read more »