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“The Distance Between Language and Thought” (ReiMari story)

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Original title: 言語と思考の距離 (Gengo to Shikou no Kyori)Artwork from the book by Ane (sorry for the potato pic, but this is the best I can do since I don’t have a scanner…) Happy birthday to me! This is a Reimu and Marisa story written by Ranko. It was published in November 2014, as an extra for the book “Hakurei Reimu… Read more »

Design of Touhou Doujin CD 2 (August 2016)

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This is a book by the doujin group chromatic-noise (色雑音研究室) published in August 2016. It features reviews of several Touhou albums (focusing on the design part) and interviews with the artists. Here I bring you a translation of the Kouseki Radio review and Ane’s interview! You can still buy this book on BOOTH. About BUTAOTOME is a four members circle:… Read more »

Happy Birthday to Ranko no Ane! (2022) – Ane Appreciation Post

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Happy birthday to the artist behind all the cool BUTAOTOME cover arts and design, and the best dancing bunny! For this year, other than your usual pic (no showcase of random Italian food), I’m planning to do something new. This year is my 10th anniversary as a BUTAOTOME fan, so I want to dedicate each member’s birthday post to talk… Read more »

“Touhou Kaiten Mokuba’s inside story” [Fanbox blog post, 17/08/2021]

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Original post (free) Part of a series of posts where Ane will talk about the albums featured in the Ura Best. Ranko no Ane here.I think I’ll be dropping some production stories from early albums for a while.Please forgive me for the lack of music-related talks.[Touhou Kaiten Mokuba] The copy text on the obi reads, “Nice to meet you, we… Read more »

“Interesting Curses” [Fanbox blog post, 20/04/2021]

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Original post [free to read] A translation of Ane’s latest blog post, where she talks about the latest PV for Hakidasu Aka among other things. TL note: I know this sounds like some kind of “keikaku means plan” meme, but “kiatsu” means “atmospheric pressure”. If you follow BUTAOTOME members on Twitter, you probably have noticed that they constantly talk about… Read more »

“Daihinmin/Daifugou CD production talks” [Fanbox blog post, 18/02/2021]

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Original post [available only to BUTAOTOME Fanbox subscribers] A translation of The Sis’ latest blog post, where she talked about the design of Daihinmin and Daifugou. Note: I’ve omitted some images that were in the original article and replaced them with a description. Ane here. We published a CD called “Daihinmin” at Reitaisai 2018, and a CD called “Daihinmin” at… Read more »

Happy birthday to Ranko no Ane! (2021)

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It’s Ane’s birthday!! Thank you for all the cool artwork you always provide! Wishing you all the best for another year! This time I wanted to go with a more minimal setup, so here are the two chibi sisters enjoying some canestrelli (Ligurian cookies).

“Let’s talk about Paprika” [Fanbox blog post, 01/02/2021]

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Original post [free to read] A translation of The Sis’ newest blog post, where she talked about Paprika. Ranko no Ane here. I’ve been writing every day, so I think I may have gotten out of the Twitter syntax habit. I’m glad. The other day I was looking at a mental health board (read-only).I found a post that said, “Cut… Read more »