Category Archives: Review

Billiards – 10th anniversary review

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Hey, it’s time for a new review! While Billiards is not an album in the same, ultimate tier as Chess or Kyou ga Saigo no Ichinichi, I decided to write this review because a particular song deserves something for its 10th anniversary. Colorfully striking. BUTAOTOME’s third original album. Since this is an original album (and it’s not as meaningful as… Read more »

Majotachi no Ongakushitsu – re-review

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So, I was in the mood of writing something, but didn’t have any idea. Then I checked my drafts and recalled that I wanted to re-review this album after Itanshinmon, so here we are. The Kikeijuu trilogy re-reviews are coming next, and hopefully one of them will be released before Comiket lol Although maybe I should write a Billiards review… Read more »

May-June 2023 doujin packages pseudo-review

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Decided to make this an irregular series, because why not. As usual, being a BUTAOTOME website, I’ll only talk about the Pig-related content, but I’ll dedicate a couple of extra paragraphs to other stuff. I got most of the stuff thanks to my friend Jaefine from Japan. She also handled some stuff from last year that was never shipped before… Read more »

BUTABEST 5 – review

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Oh, welcome back to the review corner! It’s earlier than usual because, for Reitaisai 20, BUTAOTOME won’t bring anything that’s actually new. Another Best of? For real? I started writing this review on April 14, as soon as I spotted the album in the shops. It’s a best of with no new content*. I can easily review it now, before… Read more »

Best – review

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Better late than never, I guess! This review will have a format similar to the one I used for my scrapped Ura Best review. Beyond Touhou Touhou is not everything that revolves around the doujin world. Or the world in general. We are all humans, and our interests shift over time. Of course, sometimes they just remain the same. In… Read more »

Houkiboshi – review

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I wanted Best to get the first review of the year, but due to stuff, Houkiboshi gets the spotlight. Don’t worry, the original best will eventually get the love it deserves! (maybe sometime next month, in between the sis’ birthdays?) A journey to meet the gods deep in the mountains of Japan, lured by a white demon.Midwinter Touhou vocal arrangements… Read more »

Chess – 10th anniversary review

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Welcome to the final post of 2022!This year was my 10th anniversary as a BUTAOTOME fan, and to end this celebration in grand style, I’ve decided to review an album that is extremely important to me, and that turns 10 today. “What is your favorite BUTAOTOME album?”This question returns from the Kyou ga Saigo no Ichinichi 5th anniversary review. I… Read more »

Houkiboshi and Best – pre-release commentary

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Taking a break from the end-of-the-year review to write this! I will also include a couple of translated bits from the latest Ane post. Let’s start with Houkiboshi, the new Touhou album! Snow… Japan and snow… I thought about what makes the most coherent and strong impression on me.My greatest impression of “snow” is Kenji Miyazawa’s “The Morning of Last… Read more »

Hakuma EP (and more?) – review

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“There are so many endless worriesSettlement and deliverance are far awayMaitreya has not come yet” New release, new review! Wow, when was the last time BUTAOTOME gave us something actually new on an autumnal event? :checks: the Memorial Disc of Yuusei Hakurankai in 2018. But if we exclude event-limited remixes, then… Itanshinmon in 2013, holy sheep. Either way, I guess… Read more »

Itanshinmon – review

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I wanted to talk about this old album for a very, very, long time. And now, here it’s its review, with the “2021 format” you have seen in recent reviews! A peek into the depths of the heretical girls, and you’ll find decadence.A sweet and fetishistic Touhou full vocal album. Nobody expected the BUTAOTOME Inquisition! …okay, let’s start for real…. Read more »