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joined May 1, 2013

Perfectly describe Marisa and Alice story, for me is one of the best doujin of Touhou series and a very good yuri in general!
Not really sure if it is enjoinable without any Touhou background knowledge, the story is understandable but a little clichè..

Nezchan Moderator
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joined Jun 28, 2012

Given it's one of the only doujins I've put on my iPad, I'd have to agree.

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joined Feb 28, 2013

Being totally honest, was crying through the entire last chapter. This was my first Touhou doujin.

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joined Feb 13, 2013

I agree. Who wouldn't feel pain for both of them? Easily my favorite doujin of touhou.

Nezchan Moderator
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joined Jun 28, 2012

I keep meaning to ask this, but is there material missing between 22 and 28? The numbering seems wonky and the river scene ends too abruptly.

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joined Oct 27, 2013

U.U poor Alice, she is my favorite plzz dont let her cry in next series

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joined Oct 27, 2013

i finally finish the series and i must say was wonderfull, my favorite touhou doujin whit my favorite chars, nice drwaing, nice plot, thanksssss

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joined Oct 15, 2013

Can someone explain the ending? Was that an illusion or something? Revived? My knowledge of Touhou Project is smaller than a grain of salt.

Anyways, nice read. Art in the last page looks amazing: http://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/mariali_ch05#29

last edited at Jan 21, 2014 6:13AM

Nezchan Moderator
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Can someone explain the ending? Was that an illusion or something? Revived? My knowledge of Touhou Project is smaller than a grain of salt.

Anyways, nice read. Art in the last page looks amazing: http://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/mariali_ch05#29

My own thought is that this is hundreds of years in the future, with Alice finally passing away (although not having visibly aged since she's a youkai) and finally reuniting with the spirit of her beloved Marisa.

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Can someone explain the ending? Was that an illusion or something? Revived? My knowledge of Touhou Project is smaller than a grain of salt.

Anyways, nice read. Art in the last page looks amazing: http://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/mariali_ch05#29

My own thought is that this is hundreds of years in the future, with Alice finally passing away (although not having visibly aged since she's a youkai) and finally reuniting with the spirit of her beloved Marisa.

Yup, this about sums it up.

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joined Jan 30, 2013

Can someone explain the ending? Was that an illusion or something? Revived? My knowledge of Touhou Project is smaller than a grain of salt.

Anyways, nice read. Art in the last page looks amazing: http://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/mariali_ch05#29

My own thought is that this is hundreds of years in the future, with Alice finally passing away (although not having visibly aged since she's a youkai) and finally reuniting with the spirit of her beloved Marisa.

Hm, I thought it was Marisa reincarnating. After all, Alice was the one waiting.
And rebirth as an "option" after death in Gensokyo is pretty much canon. And mentioned every now and then in some other doujins too.

last edited at Jan 21, 2014 1:48PM

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joined Oct 15, 2013

Can someone explain the ending? Was that an illusion or something? Revived? My knowledge of Touhou Project is smaller than a grain of salt.

Anyways, nice read. Art in the last page looks amazing: http://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/mariali_ch05#29

My own thought is that this is hundreds of years in the future, with Alice finally passing away (although not having visibly aged since she's a youkai) and finally reuniting with the spirit of her beloved Marisa.

Hm, I thought it was Marisa reincarnating. After all, Alice was the one waiting.
And rebirth as an "option" after death in Gensokyo is pretty much canon. And mentioned every now and then in some other doujins too.

I kinda believe it was the rebirth/reincarnation thing cuz it is mentioned in other doujins.

Anyways, thanks.

Nezchan Moderator
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joined Jun 28, 2012

Can someone explain the ending? Was that an illusion or something? Revived? My knowledge of Touhou Project is smaller than a grain of salt.

Anyways, nice read. Art in the last page looks amazing: http://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/mariali_ch05#29

My own thought is that this is hundreds of years in the future, with Alice finally passing away (although not having visibly aged since she's a youkai) and finally reuniting with the spirit of her beloved Marisa.

Hm, I thought it was Marisa reincarnating. After all, Alice was the one waiting.
And rebirth as an "option" after death in Gensokyo is pretty much canon. And mentioned every now and then in some other doujins too.

Seems a bit unexpected she'd reincarnate as an adult with her original clothes too. But I suppose this is Touhou, maybe the outfit reincarnated.

Doesn't explain them walking into a glowing light, though. That seems more like entering heaven (or Touhou equivalent) together.

last edited at Jan 21, 2014 2:34PM

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joined Oct 15, 2013

Can someone explain the ending? Was that an illusion or something? Revived? My knowledge of Touhou Project is smaller than a grain of salt.

Anyways, nice read. Art in the last page looks amazing: http://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/mariali_ch05#29

My own thought is that this is hundreds of years in the future, with Alice finally passing away (although not having visibly aged since she's a youkai) and finally reuniting with the spirit of her beloved Marisa.

Hm, I thought it was Marisa reincarnating. After all, Alice was the one waiting.
And rebirth as an "option" after death in Gensokyo is pretty much canon. And mentioned every now and then in some other doujins too.

Seems a bit unexpected she'd reincarnate as an adult with her original clothes too. But I suppose this is Touhou, maybe the outfit reincarnated.

Doesn't explain them walking into a glowing light, though. That seems more like entering heaven (or Touhou equivalent) together.

Most of the time walking off in a scene like that in manga just means something like "things shall go on, but the manga ends here". Contextually, maybe not?

joined Dec 18, 2013

The whole "immortality is bad for no real reason even though I'd be with my loved ones" thing pisses me off to a completely unreasonable extent. Honestly, someone should write a mokokene story where Keine just goes for it. I've seen it done with Sakuya, but not Marisa or Keine. Aside from that, Marisa should be able to become a youkai herself anyway.
"To experience many different things and with me always there at your side" is not something that is canceled out by immortality.

This nonsense is just pushed onto characters by authors that do so because their way of coming to terms with their mortality is to lie to themselves about immortality and portray it in a negative light.

Sungji
joined Mar 23, 2011

I.. have a knot in my throat. This last chapter is killing me! D'X

Sungji
joined Mar 23, 2011

Can someone explain the ending? Was that an illusion or something? Revived? My knowledge of Touhou Project is smaller than a grain of salt.

Anyways, nice read. Art in the last page looks amazing: http://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/mariali_ch05#29

My own thought is that this is hundreds of years in the future, with Alice finally passing away (although not having visibly aged since she's a youkai) and finally reuniting with the spirit of her beloved Marisa.

yeah that's what I also think. This was a wonderful piece. I enjoyed it.

Nezchan Moderator
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joined Jun 28, 2012

Of course, wouldn't the obvious answer be for Marisa to do whatever forbidden rites made Patchouli stop being human? Or alternatively have Remi make her into a vampire too, although that would have its own problems.

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joined Feb 8, 2014

This was my first Touhou doujin and also, after lots of doujin reading, I really liked this one. I don't know why but I can't see any other person sitting next to Marisa despite her popularity in Gensokyo, they're made for each other I guess. All the bittersweetness and lovey-dovey moments between them are sweet like a candy.
I guess Marisa reincarnated because Alice is the one who waited her. Anyway, I assume that it was a good ending including its sequel, this one : http://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/twinkle_star it's like an ''after all''.

last edited at Apr 17, 2014 2:25PM

Of course, wouldn't the obvious answer be for Marisa to do whatever forbidden rites made Patchouli stop being human? Or alternatively have Remi make her into a vampire too, although that would have its own problems.

She should be a lot older in this story, the fat that she is a magician should have taken her life span past human limits. She also could have became a youkai. And as for patchy, she is a full fledged witch (making marisa a witch in title, or half a witch, either or.) She would have to become a full witch.

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joined Nov 10, 2013

I don't get one thing.
"Alice was once human and became a youkai magician through training. She is young as a youkai, so she is considerate towards humans and still behaves as one of them would." (c) Touhou wikia
WTF why didn't Alice just teach Marisa how to become a youkai?
Though the idea of reincarnation is not bad too.

last edited at Jul 7, 2014 6:10PM

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joined May 8, 2013

I don't think there has been any official "origin story" for Alice. There are several theories, one being what you quoted. I could be wrong though....I admittedly haven't looked into this in awhile.

joined Dec 18, 2013

It's written in PMiSS.

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joined May 2, 2014

I have never played touhou, but I always liked the fan art of these two so I decided to start reading doujins, and this one was really nice.

that ending though ;_; and I look at is as alice dying and going onto the "next world" to be with marisa.

and if alice really lived for hundreds of years after marisa died... that would be terrible, I don't know how she would put up with that. and from reading others comments it sounds like it wouldn't have been that hard to cheat death :P

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joined Dec 18, 2013

What a great series, shame that Ichinose's MeiSaku one isn't as good.

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