It's time for the yearly Touhou popularity poll! Vote here: https://toho-vote.info/vote>How do I vote? I can't read moonrunes.See: https://imgur.com/a/icpc4 or just MTL the pages.
Time to vote for Youmu and Koishi!
How do I submit my vote?
>>41219746You click this huge button.
Please vote for Mai.
>>41219759I did but it didn't save my vote. I went back to double check and my votes were cleared.
>>41219769>I went back to double check and my votes were cleared.What do you mean? Have you tried to correct it or something?
>>41219803Yes. I tried to correct it and my votes were wiped.
koishie is my wifekoshie is my life
Done.Wish I had more spots. How long has it been 7?Let's hope my girls see at least one rise up the list. The thrills of seeing who moved the most is quite fun to engage in, even if it doesnt amount to much.May your 1st vote do great, /jp/
>>41219809That's weird, are you sure you put in the right ID? I voted for the characters so far, tried correcting, and it's there as I put it in.>>41219893For me, 7 spots for characters feels a bit too much, compared to just 5 for works and 10 for music. 5 would be alright if it was just the official games, but it's also print works...
>>41219930Correcting the vote allows me to edit my choices, but if I click on the icons of the three voting categories it wipes my choices.
>>41219945You mean you send the vote, then click the voting category icon again and get a blank form? The form isn't saved as far as I know, why would it be?
>>41219955Okay. But I saw in the /v/ thread that red boxes appeared over the categories that were voted for, but no red boxes appeared for me. I even tried a different internet browser.
How long do we have to vote?
>>41219976Until 24th 6 AM (JST).
Hmmm, I didn't like the flatty before now but I'm feeling quite like voting youmu.
been thinking about Hina a lot lately and CDS made it better, gave Mizuchi a vote too, she's a funny ghost
Vote for Miko.
CHIMATA FOR THE WIN AAAAAAAAAAHHHH
>>41219993Darn, for some reason i thought it would last to the october. Gotta step it up with drawing my favourites then.
Who'd you vote for, /jp/?-Reimu-Yamame-Chimata-Megumu-Mizuchi>Iku>Kana
>>41220268please don't bully me about the two quotation marks I lost track and thought I'd missed someone and then I just did it by accident I swear
>>41219930I guess with everything in mind, limiting it to 5 works can feel rather small. I did have a no nonsense approach to it and just put in my Top 5 games, although I love certain music CDs quite a bit. Music's always hard and on a whim a lot could have changed minus like, 2 or 3 tracks. The rest comes to me as it does, thinking about how great it is and just putting it in.>>41220268Hina, Letty, Sannyo, Yachie, Kana, Elly, and Shinki
>>41220268Yuuka, Ran, Nitori, Satori, Cirno, Patchouli, Junko.>>41220318Yeah, putting the games in is probably the best choice. But only 10 spots for music is just not nearly enough, I could put in 10 from a single game. Especially baffling since there's much more music than there are characters. But eh, what can you do.
>>41220268RemimiMarisaMy daughterwife LunaSatoriSuwakoStarChimatan
>>41220268Junko (main vote)PerseeNazrinYuukaCirnoKomachiNemuno
>>41220268Alice, Aya, Hina, Tenshi, Reisen, Mizuchi, Sanae
>>41220463Damn wrong picture
>>41220318>Lettydangerously basedfor a lack of a more mature termI will vote for her too
Just voted, was kinda fun desu
>>41219210W-why is Koishie looking at me like that..?
which ones are the mosy unpopular so i can give them my vote?
>>41221586https://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Touhou_Project_Popularity_Poll#17th_.282021.29Some of them are joke picks though. If an entry doesn't have linked character page, it's most likely more of a joke entry (though not always, for example Chang'e).
>>41219823What if I was Koishi
I kept clicking my favorites name but they kept changing to Youmu what gives
My wife youmu wins again!
>>41220268- Youmu- Tewi- Kaguya
Toyosatomimi no MikoHakurei ReimuShiki EikiHouraisan KaguyaYagokoro no EirinFujiwara no MokouKurokoma SakiDesire DriveStarry Sky of Small DesiresShoutoku Legend ~ True AdministratorOnigashima in the Fairyland ~ Missing PowerEastern Judgement of the 60th Year ~ Fate of 60 YearsEntrust this World to Idols ~ Idolatrize WorldThe Lost EmotionWind of AgarthaOre from the Age of the GodsIllusionary White TravellerAkutagawa Ryuunosuke's "Kappa" ~ Candid FriendSatori Maiden ~ 3rd EyeTouhou Fuujinroku ~ Mountain of FaithTouhou Chireiden ~ Subterranean AnimismTouhou Bougetsushou Enseki Hakutsubushi ~ Dr. Latency's Freak ReportTouhou Kouryuudou ~ Unconnected Marketeers
I have represented the Taoists.
>>41222512>Toyosatomimi no MikoMy brother
>Duplicate votes. You cannot vote for the same character.gay the only 2hu i care about is Nue
>>41219210I'm not voting in your trash link. Use strawpoll next time newshit. Also best 2hu probably isn't even there.
>>41226211Just filter the attentionwhore, anon.
Vote for PC98 midboss.
When's the deadline to vote?
I'm more curious about next year's votes.
Ready to laugh at the losers.
>>41219210the pc-98 songs weren't in the voting right? I wanted to place romantic children but I couldn't find it
>>41244276Late but yes, they are.After the Windows music.
>>41244811She's the second coolest Touhou after Yukari, I'll give her that, with her higher dimensional thing.
>>41244912So why didn't you vote for her?
>>41244987I voted for the ones I came up with when told I could only claim 7 or 8 Touhous as wives and be believed. As for why I didn't think of Hecatia, probably because she feels more like a boss lady than a love interest. Also I find despite her design being really sexy most of her art is so-so.
My votes were just the top 7 from my sorterReimuAyaMeilingOkuuHecatiaChimataSuwako
>>41244276Most of my music votes were for PC98.
I can't draw or do anything else to support my picks, but I've updated my collage.Compared to last year, I've removed Satori and added Sanae.Favorite games:UFOEoSDPoFVStBHSiFS(the last 4 in no particular order)>>41220318I hope Sannyo does well. She's among the characters I quite like but don't have enough votes to personally support.
>>41220268RemiTewiClownpiCirnoLunaRumiat. not a lolicon
>>41255597Star is just too lewd.
>>41220268Tenshi, Iku, Kasen, Yuuka, Eirin, Kaguya, Alice.
>>41220268Kanako, Keine, and some others.
I don't care to rate games/manga or music so I didn't bother with those.
>>41256591A man of class
What songs did you guys voted for?For me it was couple of Dipp and GFC songs, Night Sakura of dead spirits and Heartfelt fancy.
>>41262542Inanimate Dream, Enigmatic Doll, Midnight Fairy Dance, Maple Wise, The Sea Where One's Home Planet Reflects, Infinite Nightmare, Nightmare Journal, Rural Makai City Esoteria, The Perpetual Snow of Komakusa Blossoms, Lost River.
>>41262048>voted for meiling Very nice, I love that lazy yet toned gate gardener
>>41219210Can't be arsed to do all of that shit. It's clearly not made for westerners to vote, so why bother.
>>41262542Hidden Star in All SeasonsPure FuriesJelly StoneA Soul as Red as CherriesA Star of Hope Rises in the SkyExpress DreamMaple WiseUnknown XFlower LandWitch of Love Potion
I don't see a lot of Kogasa love in this thread...
>>41284472That Dumbrella has been abandoned again.
>>41287545The result for first place already came out.
>>41287639I want her to win only to see the shitstorm.
>>41287647She won the two last polls, I don't think anyone will be surprised if she wins again.
>>41287647Japanese are currently all over that Flan music video so It's more likely that Youmu falls to like 5th while Flan takes 1st.
>>41288242That "internet survivor" thing?
>>41288248Yes, I keep seeing new artwork for it every day.
>>41288242I fucking hate how much influence beatmario holds over the fanbasehe can barely compose and his vocals suck
>>41288453He made ZUN compose a song though. His existence is worth it just for that.
>>41287639Fuck off SHITmu
I forgot this was on and made a last minute vote today for Suwako and Futo, I did my part.
Flan's got a shot? Go Flan!
I guess number 1 is now just determined by "what's popular right now"
>>41292369it's their predictions or something. Results coming in a little over 10 minutes it seems.
Did I win?
In my dreams, Doremy is the winner.
I'm sure my last minute Satorin votes pushed her up a spot!
Youmu is kill
YOUMU BROSWHERE WERE OUR BOT ACCOUNTS
>>41293158Yukari is so pathetic now
A fucking joke, I don't consider any of this valid.
how do you shut down gacha servers
https://toho-vote.info/result/characterFULL RESULTS ARE UP
Rigged.Youmu had the most first place votes. She's the real winner.Vampires are dumb and lame.
If you take away the male votes Marisa wins.
Remember the one year that Yuuka got third place? That was good times/
All hail the NEET princess of the Scarlet Estate!
So why did Flandre win this time? What did she do recently to get a push?
>>41294209Literally one video got her there. This is power of people who vote for current popular thing.
At least it's not Y*umu™
>>41294363https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6N943NlCbwIt's like a sugar rush of old 2hu nostalgia
All you had to do was vote for Kasen, /jp/...
>>41294209She was playable in Gouyoku IbunWhen Koishi was playable in the fighters her popularity rised like crazy, so it makes sense those who are given playable status stay popular
>>41294209Just a bit of flexing to remind the Internet whose the boss.
https://maribelhearn.com/thvoteSakuya is slowly climbing to the top! Chima-chan on the other hand..
>>41294987Honestly its kinda depressing reading this.It really feels that majority of new fans have mentality of "old good, new bad".
>>41295099Well, I expected Sakuya to get a boost, due to her being in UM.
>>41223854SATORINjunkoyuukamimaauunI forgote k i g aLoLKCDSHSiFSAFiEUWaHH
>>41295099It feels like the majority of franchises either end up with fans of this mentality or the other extreme. There's lots of games lately where the reboots earn the series a lot of new fans, and that for them defines the series, but for something like Touhou characters from the first ~5 Windows games will always be popular because they're so well-established and already have a lot of content. EoSD in particular has always stayed relevant and gets a special level of love as the first Windows game.
I love the Aki sisters, but I can't help to think that they are helped by the timing of the poll. They're probably on everyone's mind right now.
>>41295136Nobody wants old hags, only loli cunny>>41295342It also gets the privilege of being most people's first Touhou game.
>>41295697Please do not talk about my wife like that, Anonymous.
>>41295099It's just a lot of characters from newer games only ever have had a single appearance then never get brought up again. If it was as simple as old thing good then letty, wriggle, and the prismrivers wouldn't be so far down it is just they only ever appeared once and then rarely are mentioned or referenced again beyond background cameos. But then look at Yuuma who in their first poll did decently well just cause their game was recent, give it time though and if they are never mentioned or referenced they will fall off hard in a couple polls too. The more characters there are in touhou the more characters there are that are not appearing in things so that trend hits newer characters harder.
It seems poor Sannyo is destined to the bottom. Only 6 votes away from Nemuno. I'm sure they enjoy each other's company, and Nemuno was able to hold a thread on her own in /jp/, so ultimately, it's not that bad.
>輝く針の小人族 ～ Little Princess down to 32 from 19 last year and 13 the year beforeWhat happened? Why did everyone forget how great that track is?
Is raw data available? I can't find it in the site. I'd like to see what the rankings would be when discriminating by age, sex and stuff.
>紅楼 ～ Eastern Dream... >This time: 29>Last time: 68I wonder why.
Youmu didn't get away with voter fraud this year.
>>41296243Youmu won fair and square If anything, this year's poll is the one that had fraud.
>>41295948Not the anon you were talking to. After going through the poll I found:Over 50% of voters got into touhou from 2014 onwards.Over 50% of the voters were 19 or younger.Hidden Star in Four Seasons was the game most voters haven't played.The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil was the game most voters have played.1/3 of voters don't care about the games.Seems like newer, younger fans are more interested in older touhous, which is why characters from EoSD and PCB have all gone up in ranks, except for Daiyousei, Lyrica Prismriver and Youmu, though every character that overtook Youmu is even older than her. Also, 1/3 of voters know only about characters that get a lot of exposure, meaning older, established characters as well as characters from the latest game. So, there are three voter groups: players that know all characters and can vote for any (though they probably will vote more for high exposure characters), casuals that will give most of their votes to high exposure characters, and newer players that only know about older characters. How it ends up is that older, established characters have a huge advantage, while minor, older characters have and advantage over minor, newer characters. Also, important characters from newer (but not newest) games, such as Keiki or Chimata, fall because most of their votes came from casuals that voted for them when they were current. They stop falling after a while, if you check characters from LoLK or HsiFS their ranks are mostly stable when compared to last year.
易者 - 104why...
>>41296894I think that issue is that we reached a feedback loop with touhou.A younger fans are well...zoomers who are easily influenced and generally need to be spoonfeed, while not looking for things themselves. Because of that they will mostly interact only with part of fandom that someone else. This makes their experience very hermetic and is the reason why so many of them know only about popular things (Fumos, Heart-throbbing adventure etc).Then they become "veteran" fans and influence more people essentially continuing the loop.When i talk to people im often surprised that dedicated fans never heard about things like "Advent Cirno" "Night sparrow in love" "Tag dream" and many other works that i consider to be essential for touhou. They are completely unfamiliar with classic artists like Morito Hon or Millet soup. And thats because noone pointed them to those things.They basically lock themselves in the small loop of repeated memes and few popular characters. This results in those characters to have even more attention from artists which makes problem even worse.
yuyuko top 10 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>〜9歳 36 0.24%>10〜14歳 2,314 15.29%>15〜19歳 5,939 39.24%>20〜24歳 3,343 22.09%>25〜29歳 1,711 11.30%>30〜34歳 912 6.03%>35〜39歳 469 3.10%>40〜44歳 223 1.47%>45〜49歳 100 0.66%>50歳〜 88 0.58%I had no idea the fanbase was so incredibly young.
>>41297240Even outside of memes and fan-content, for the other 2/3 there is the simple truth that a lot of players who will get into the franchise now will naturally think "Where do I start?", see that EoSD is the first Windows game and go from there. And if they end up falling in love with the franchise, it will have to have been early on for them to even stick around enough to play the later games, meaning that if they fall in love with the series it will have a high chance of being when they play the early games.
>>41297669I'm not sure, but I don't think the age range of the fanbase itself has changed much and it's not like the target demographic of Touhou are 40 year olds.The people who are actively invested in Touhou rotate, the older crowd tends to move on and younger people move in. You can't expect the exact same people who were around 15 years ago to stick forever, this site is no different in this regard.
>>41297669I got into Touhou when I was 17 but I was first introduced when I was 13
>>41297767That's why when that question comes, I first answer that the series is fairly consistent overall, before engaging with some common entry points. If i'm feeling through I might mention unique points about entries I like. Want a sense of experimentation with each run? Try UM. Want a good beginner entry that eases you in through relatively simple patterns rather than a huge amount of ressources, letting you engage with more of the game instead of skipping it with bombs? Try TD. You can make arguments for every game.I am of the opinion that even at its most gimmicky, no Touhou game is that overwhelming as long as you're willing. In fact, the strongest source that may dissuade one over that small time frame is difficulty, which is why I rank 11, 12 and 15 slightly lower as beginner entries (Might fit for a certain crowd especially with PD in 15 helping practice if you're wiling to endure a bit of bashing against the wall)No matter the title, most beginners will go through roughly the same hardships: First struggles in Stage 2, getting tougher in Stage 3, big stage spike and likely roadblocked in Stage 4, needing to practice, facing more hurdles in the later stages, trying to avoid bleeding ressources in the first 3 stages, and losing your 1cc virginity. Might as well have it be to Miko, Kanako or Keiki instead of Remilia all the time.
>>41294441>>41294646I honestly thought Marisa had a good chance for 1st place because of 100th Black Market, but even then she's very close to Flan points-wise. Wonder where Flan would be if this video released after the poll.
78>79...Could it be that Kanako isn't popular?
>>41294987I don't like youmu and I'm genuinely glad to know that she didn't even get 3rd place
>>41297669>〜9歳 36 0.24%I got into Touhou when I was 9 but I'm almost certain these numbers are from some parents into Touhou making their kid vote for shits and giggles and not actual kid Touhou fans.
>>41298248Probably yeah. After all, a 9 year old doesnt really have much to do on the Internet. It's the kids of parents who introduced him to Touhou
>>41298248I too find it hard to believe that 36 children use the internet.
>>41298292Kids are practically raised on the internet these days, I'm not doubting that as much as I don't think a kid would have the patience to do a poll like this.
>>41296273>It's only fraud when my favorite character doesn't wink
Louise is going places!
>From 44th to 47thWhat the FUCK happened?
>>41298889buddhism's uncool, granny
>>41298889her last appearance was her getting shat on by Aya, then she became 47th for two years now
>>41298982>her last appearance was her getting shat on by AyaBut Aya was writing fake news, while the actual scenes showed Byakuren working hard and honestly.
>>41299033She beats old men with a stick.
>>41299287I want Byakuren to whap me
>>41299033Byakuren literally did nothing wrong, but it made her look dumb for trusting the Bitch Tengu desu
>>41299287>Byakuren will never use corporal punishment on you for partaking in sin
>>41299033Clearly you aren't familiar with Byakuren's character. Aya may have been exaggerating, but she wasn't far off, given what we've had to read about Byakuren.
>>4129498752 is not that much worse than 44. I think being brand new generally gives characters a boost, so it's not unexpected to see her go down a bit.The real test will be next year. Can she maintain her popularity for another year?>>41297240You should make a list of essential works.
The scarlet sandwich got bigger!
>>41297669GEE GOLLY JEEPERS, I WONDER WHAT MADE THE YOUTH AUDIENCE SKYROCKET
>>41298713*invests lifesavings on Louisecoin*
>>41295136>Well, I expected Sakuya to get a boost, due to her being in UM.AHHAHAHAHAHAHA I wish.The characters getting boosted are those who also happen to be OP on teh gacha. Same reason why Red Marisa suddenly climbed last year.
>>41301974>>41302016Lmao does the gacha really have that much influence?
>>41302161It hit 2 million downloads some time ago.
>>41302387Disgusting.How many downloads+physical discs sold do all the real touhou games have combined?
>>41302536half a million last I checked
>>41302719>>41302594Not like this true2hu sisters.... not like this....
>79 有機体全てのメメント ～ Memory of Fossil Energy.>136 強欲な獣のメメントShould've been higher
34 isn't too bad, a bit better than last time
>2020: 20th>2021: 20th>2022: 25thKogasabros...
>>41219210>81stwe're getting higher wrigglebros
>>41294209Popular video. Was finally a protag recently. Sure Marisa got 100th black market but it's not like that'd affect her as much since she's always playable anyway.
>>41302769>>41302719It's time to pack your bags and leave 2hubrosNo reason to stay here any longee
>>41302594>>41302719>>41303779Does popularity really matter that much?
>>41302982why would so many people waste votes on a Texas Instruments calculator?
My wife almost win!
>>41305029why does your wife look like a frogsnake creation?
>>41291900>YoumuINSHALLAH NEXT YEAR WE WILL WIN BY A MARGIN OF 1 MILLION VOTES WITH THE POWER OF SAZANAMI MIO WE WILL GET 1/1/1 FOR 23/24/25
>>41307501>1 MILLION VOTESThat's a lot of votes Youmu has to buy.Her strategy of giving a blowjob to anyone how promises to vote for her might not be viable anymore.
>>41302719If it makes you feel better I'm sure half of those downloads are people trying to re-roll when making a new account or whatever it is that gachafags do to get a head start
>>41307999Trips of truth.
>>41307675YOUMU ISN'T A WHORE SHE'S A /G/OONCOPEWE WILL ACHIEVE 1/1/1
>>41308355Youmu is /plant/ or /ck/
>>41303715soon us wrigglers will get the vote
>>41304684my calculator cant be this cute
IS NOT FAIW! YOUMU-CHAN WOWKED SO HAWD PWOGWAMING THOSE BOTS!SHE DESEWWVED TO WIN THE POLL!YWYWKO-SAMA SAY SOMETHING!
>>41308928I want to sex this calculator
>>41309054the bots never existedthe 3000 votes from tuvalu ips is fakepast two years all the artists were rt each other shit and like stashes shit up in prep to release something new everyday leading up to vote but it just didnt happen this year, like only sazanami mio did it no 258n no daydreamer no my962 etc no coordination was just no hype bc i think everyone thought the vote was already decided and that we'd win again
>>41304448It doesn't because Touhou always had big secondary appeal. Years ago it was IOSYS and the like causing the boom, today it's gacha and twitter memes. The only thing that changed about popularity was the means through which it spread.And as much as I hate the gacha, ZUN made a smart decision in giving them the OK if his goal was bringing in new blood.
>>41309145ZUN's goal is to make money to feed his family and wife. It's over, dude. Touhou is dead. Now he's approaching 50 years old and he'll be withering and demented by then. He'll be too decrepit to make Touhou so he'll be happy with the amount of monwy he made off secondaries who got introduced to gacha.
>>41297669I'm sure that half of these are just twitter kids that like the fanart, well that and westoid fumomeme subhumans.
>>41309300Why even participate in the poll if these are the people you're associating with?
>>41296138Showed up in danmaku kagura.
>>41309333Pretty influential for a game they're about to kill.
ha ha stupid youmu fuck off
>>41305375hey, i personally love frogsnake's noses!
>>41310524I don't really get why people hate him so much. He got distinct style sure, but its kinda cute.
>>41315760You wouldn't be defending him if he wasn't japanese.
>>41315854NTA but I would
>>41315864You need glasses.
Was the poll once against blatantly rigged?
>>41309500Bad Apple saw a huge spike in 2021 when it released, which lines up well with newer fans being exposed to music. It was EoSD's 20th anniversary this year as well, so that probably counts for something. I'm more curious about the 105 > 61 jump the title theme saw last year.
I still can't believe how high the "not played" section is. At the very least play MoF...
>>41294209There's one more bit anons forgot and also relates a bit to Youmu; she's the most powerful unit by-far in the gacha.
>>41309500It's been doing pretty well in terms of sales and popularity, but unfortunately DeNA is close to bankruptcy so it had to cut down on everything besides its most profitable games like pokemon masters ex.
>>41317100Honestly, I don't think you should be allowed to vote unless you have at least a single 1cc, even if it's just on LLS.
>>41309266ZUN said himself that he wants to make Touhou games with his kids if I remember right, so that's a possible future of Touhou. I could be mixing him up with some other indie dev though
>>41318246Honestly I don't even care about 1cc's, or even with continues, just playing any given game to stage 3 only takes up a couple dozen minutes of your time at worst...
>>41321094Just do it you sissyJust 1cc the game
>>41321116I'm working on it anon, there's just a small snag in my PCB playthrough
African Touhou superplayers...They're real...The Japanese have competition
>>41321116I'm not saying I can't, though I fucking suck and have only 1cc'd MoF and IN on normal, I'm saying that if people vote the very least they could do is at least try the games for a bit before the usual difficulty spike. I know secondaries will be secondaries but its just depressing to see people taking time out of their day to vote for something literally more than half of them have never touched.
>>41321160Only 63 in my shitty region of the world, sad but I'm also semi-glad
>>41321171The poll is about popularity and open to everyone. Even people who never touched a touhou game and only know a bit about touhou from browsing the internet know about Reimu, Marisa and EoSD characters. If you think about it that way, what's actually surprising is that Cirno is not the winner.That said, it sucks that we can't filter through the raw data to check what people who have actually played the games have voted, as this info would be more interesting for actual touhou fans.
>>41321160I thought Oceania would've had hundreds of more votes from SEAfags but seems like it was only AUSNZ
>>41321160Eurobros not like this...
>>41322020Casualfags are shit.
>>41219210Is this still going?
Keiki theme has 6th place? How fucking tone deaf can you be
How difficult would it be to get my favorite to 1st place all on my own?
>>41346933arguably one of the best themes ZUN's composed in the past 10 years getting a high ranking? say it ain't so