Touhou Suzunaan: Forbidden Scrollery. Manga Ends

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Yen Press to debut manga about Touhou character Kosuzu Motoori in N. America in November

The September issue of Kadokawa's Comp Ace magazine published the final chapter of Moe Harukawa's Touhou Suzunaan: Forbidden Scrollery. manga on Wednesday. The magazine also revealed that the manga's seventh and final volume will ship on September 26.

The manga's story is set in the world of Gensōkyō, the world of ZUN and Team Shanghai Alice's Touhou Project franchise. The manga centers on Kosuzu Motoori, an employee at the Suzunaan library, who has recently awakened to a new power that allows her to translate anything she reads, including the supposedly unintelligible "yōma book" that describes yōkai creatures. Reimu Hakurei, a problem-solver and yōkai exorcist in Gensōkyō, worries about the book, and the yōkai begin to make their move.

Yen Press will release the first volume of the manga in North America under the title Forbidden Scrollery on November 14.

The manga launched in Comp Ace in October 2012. Kadokawa published the manga's sixth volume last December. Kosuzu Motoori made her first appearance in the Touhou Project games as a background character in the 2013 Touhou Shinkirō ~ Hopeless Masquerade fighting game that is labelled as the "13.5th" installment in the game series.

ZUN, the founder and sole member of the Team Shanghai Alice dōjin game developer circle, released the Highly Responsive to Prayers game in 1995 on the PC-98 platform. The game is the first title in his Touhou Project vertical-scrolling "bullet hell" (danmaku) game series. Since then, the series has spawned 15 other main games, multiple spin-offs, and many fan-made derivative works based on characters and stories from the series. ZUN will release the 16th game at this year's Summer Comiket (Comic Market) in August. Playism, NIS America, and XSEED have released some of the fan-made games based on the franchise.

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