Category Archives: Articles & Interviews

Daily Bibibi – Hyakumannin no Heikou Hifuu’s production notes [14/01/2022]

Original post In this month’s Bibibi article, Ranko talks about how she writes lyrics and records vocals, with some behind-the-scenes tidbits about Hyakumannin no Heikou Hifuu! I’m Ranko, the BUTAOTOME vocalist.This is a series of articles where I introduce my favorite manga and anime in whatever way I like, and sometimes I write a production diary. Happy New Year, everyone.I… Read more »

Daily Bibibi – What is the appeal of Ryoko Yamagishi’s masterpiece “Hi Izuru Tokoro no Tenshi”? [13/12/2021]

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Original post In December’s Bibibi column, Ranko talks about Ryoko Yamagishi and her manga about Prince Shoutoku! I’m Ranko, the BUTAOTOME vocalist. This series of articles is about the things I like and how I like them. …but you know, from this point on, it’s going to be “a series of articles and sometimes a production diary about my favorite… Read more »

Daily Bibibi – Jason has a sense of heroism and fairness!? [02/11/2021]

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Original post In her monthly Bibibi post, Ranko talks about the Friday the 13th movie series and its main villain, Jason! I’m Ranko, the BUTAOTOME vocalist.This series of articles is about the things I like and how I like them. Halloween is over, but I’d like to talk about a Halloween-related theme. Have you ever heard of a horror movie… Read more »

Daily Bibibi – A fluffy-feathered t-rex with a mysterious “friend”… [14/10/2021]

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Original post In this month’s Bibibi article, Ranko talks about stuffed animals! I’m Ranko, the BUTAOTOME vocalist. This series of articles is about the things I like and how I like them. First of all, I’d like to report that Universal Studios Japan is currently holding a limited time Gegege no Kitaro attraction~~~~!!!! (great joy) (ultra celebration) It’s called “Gegege… Read more »

Touhou popularity poll 17 – BUTAOTOME-related stats

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Updated on January 17, 2022. The results for the 17th Touhou popularity poll have been released yesterday. You can read here its results here (Japanese) or here (English). Between this and that, I decided to do some stats related to the music. Here is a list of themes in the top 100 that don’t have a BUTAOTOME arrangement yet. Tracks… Read more »

Touhou Garakuta’s Otohanabi review – Kawaranai Sora ni

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Original post The writers of Touhou Garakuta Soushi are publishing a track-by-track review of Touhou Otohanabi. Here is the review of BUTAOTOME’s track. How long will Gensoukyou last? BUTAOTOME is seriously trying to create a “hometown that will always be here”, which should be impossible. The song begins with the chorus. The verses, which are almost like punk rock, are… Read more »

Touhou Otohanabi – special comments

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The booklet of Touhou Otohanabi’s special edition features a series of comments by most of the artists involved in the compilation, talking about their memories and what they like about each mainline Touhou game from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil to Unconnected Marketeers (+ an additional section for other works). Here is a translation of the BUTAOTOME comments! Note that they… Read more »

“En’s inside story” [Fanbox blog post, 12/09/2021]

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Original post (free) Part of a series of posts where Ane talks about the albums featured in the Ura Best. Ane here. I’m writing about the production of our early CDs in connection with the Ura Best.[Ura Best] This time I talk about “En”.[En] We distributed a CD called “En” at Comic Market 79.It’s C79, guys.Whoa. WhoaaaaaaaaaaHere’s an image from… Read more »

Daily Bibibi – Let’s talk about the “special processing” of doujinshi! [01/09/2021]

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Original post This is a follow-up to Ranko’s previous post. Hi there, Daily Bibibi readers. I’m Ranko, the vocalist of BUTAOTOME. In this series of articles, I’m going to introduce you to things that I like, as I like them. Last time, I talked about my favorite “special paper” in relation to my favorite doujinshi. This time I’d like to… Read more »

“Just wanted to talk about Uso to Doukoku” [Fanbox blog post, 24/08/2021]

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Original post (free) I was thinking of doing that.Out of nowhere.Ah, Ranko here. Is everyone okay? It’s been a while since the release of Touhou Danmaku Kagura. It includes three BUTAOTOME songs (Hakanaki Mono Ningen, Machibito wa Kozu. and Gekokujoujou, which it’s quite an unusual choice), but it’s not often that I get to hear my songs from other circles… Read more »