Category Archives: News

Paprika leaves BUTAOTOME + Shoujo Rengoku 5 and Touhou Nekokenban 20

First of all, a very important and sudden announcement: Paprika leaves BUTAOTOME [Translation]. The reason is that, after 10 years of activity non-stop with the group, she wants to move on, continue as a solo pianist, and go abroad. Because of this, Nekokenban 20 will be the last chapter in the series. It’s unknown what BUTAOTOME will do from now… Read more »

One Week BUTAOTOME 139: the Air Comiket releases are done!

The Air Comiket releases are done! This time we’ll get only two albums! The announcement will arrive later this week, but Ranko no Ane posted the cover for the Touhou vocal album already. It’s Shoujo Rengoku 5! Meanwhile, the pandemic doesn’t stop Melonbooks to release a new Touhou compilation full of new songs and related arts! Touhou Tamatebako (東方玉手箱) will… Read more »

One Week BUTAOTOME 138: this year is a freaking mess.

So, the big news of the week is that Reitaisai 17, planned for May 17 (after being postponed from its original March 22 date) has been ultimately cancelled.In the meantime, BUTAOTOME members are recording and writing lyrics for the Air Comiket albums! Today Comp posted a small acoustic Machibito wa Kozu. clip, directly from the studio! We can’t meet each… Read more »

One Week BUTAOTOME 137: working on the Air Comiket releases, etc.

My boyfriend got my copy of Ese Souretsu Shinan, and I’ve already published the romanized lyrics from it! Review coming soon! Also, shout out to my friend Robin, who is translating all the new lyrics! Comiket has been canceled, but as previously mentioned, this won’t stop BUTAOTOME to make new albums and release them on May 5 through BOOTH and… Read more »

One Week BUTAOTOME 136: Comiket 98’s cancellation, new albums on digital stores, etc.

Today is April Fools. This year I didn’t have any particular idea (tho I was considering to repurpose last year’s joke), you are safe! (no, seriously, I swear on Chibi Ranko)I’m quite busy with various stuff, including making album covers on Animal Crossing and updating my list of circles on Touhou Doujin Music Distribution. And this week I should get… Read more »

One Week BUTAOTOME 135: Niconico Net Choukaigi 2020, etc.

Ese Souretsu Shinan and the Itanshinmon reprint are out now in the best doujin shops! You can also order them through BUTAOTOME’s BOOTH (and get a nice letter). I’ve ordered my copy of Ese Souretsu Shinan, however, it won’t arrive at my home, but at my boyfriend’s house in America. So I will update the website as usual with lyrics… Read more »

One Week BUTAOTOME 134: Reitaisai 17 update, etc.

So, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Reitaisai 17 has been postponed. Yeah, “postponed”, not “canceled”. The new date for the convention is May 17, but honestly, I’m willing to bet that it will be postponed again/canceled. However, most of the circles (including Buta) are already done with their releases, and they will still release them on the original day of… Read more »

Ese Souretsu Shinan and Itanshinmon reprint

First of all, Reitaisai, which was originally planned for March 22, has been postponed. But this won’t stop circles to sell their albums on BOOTH or other shops on the original day of the convention! Comp announced that the preorders for the new BUTAOTOME releases (well, actually one new thing and an old one) will start tomorrow! However, the releases… Read more »

One Week BUTAOTOME 133: new Touhou vocal album for Reitaisai 17, new original song for Nostalgia and more!

By the way, tomorrow is my birthday. Reitaisai 17 releaseThe new album is 100% done! There is no official announcement yet, but Ranko no Ane posted the cover art already. The title is “Ese Souretsu Shinan” (似非葬列指南). A Giji Kazoku Nyuumon sequel? We’ll see! Comiket 98 boothThe Comiket 98 circle list is out, and BUTAOTOME will be there! May 5… Read more »

One Week BUTAOTOME 132: another update about Coronavirus (also, other stuff)

Following last week’s update, the Coronavirus is still a big problem all around the world. The official Reitaisai website reported that they will still hold the event. However, at least a couple of circles (MUON KAGURA, Ridil) already decided that they won’t attend it. We will keep you updated about this, most importantly on what BUTAOTOME will consider doing! Touhou… Read more »