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Wrath of the Amanojaku Poster v2 by Spaztique
(Title Page not final.)

WRATH OF THE AMANOJAKU
Directed and Written by Spaztique
Adapted from Doubling Dealing Character, Symposium of Post-Mysticism, Hopeless Masquerade, Mountain of Faith, Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, and Impossible Spell Card by ZUN.
With critiques by the Walfas Station Wagon and /r/Touhou

Rated PG for fantasy violence, crude humor, and mild language.

Synopsis: Long ago, there was a great kingdom of inchlings, founded by the legendary inchling hero Issun-Boshi and forged by his Miracle Mallet. However, the kingdom fell into ruin when the inchlings forgot the price of the Miracle Mallet's power: that any large wish that benefits the user will equally hurt the user. In the modern fantasy land of Gensokyo, the legend has been long-forgotten by Sukuna Shinmyoumaru, one of the last remaining descendants of Issun-Boshi. One day, an amanojaku youkai, Seija Kijin, shows up with the Miracle Mallet, but tells her a completely different story about the inchlings: that they were oppressed by the youkai, and that Gensokyo has turned into a land of tyranny, ruled by corrupt "heroes" who crush anyone they disagree with. With Gensokyo soon to face an incident unlike anything they've ever faced before, it's up to Gensokyo's bravest humans, strongest religious leaders, and unorthodox non-humans to save the day and prove that Gensokyo really is a good place...

Notes: This is the antithesis to Diamond In The Rough: whereas DitR was about showing the dark corners of Gensokyo and making viewers question if they knew everything about Touhou, this is a more optimistic adventure that explores the heroism of Gensokyo's residents, celebrates both canon and fanon, puts back together what DitR took apart, and gives the middle finger to those who say Gensokyo is a horrible place (and, subtextually, against "fans" who act like Seija and turn people against eachother for personal gain). This comic will be a celebration of all things Touhou and the Touhou community, as well as take Walfas comics to new heights with a bigger emphasis on camera angles and page layouts.

Production to be streamed on my Youtube streaming page.

You can also read the comedically shortened Wrath of the Amanojaku: The Quick Version! here!

PRODUCTION PROGRESS: 50% COMPLETED


PLANNING: 100%
Outline: Complete


DRAFTING: 100%
Chapter 1: Complete
Chapter 2: Complete
Chapter 3: Complete

Chapter 4: Complete
Chapter 5: Complete
Chapter 6: Complete
Chapter 7: Complete
Chapter 8: Complete
Chapter 9: Complete
Chapter 10: Complete

Link to the rewriting/art team chat will be posted somewhere in Quarter 1 of 2019. Until then, leave your comments on the Stash pages.

REWRITING PHASE: 0%
Rewrite Iteration 1: In Queue.
Rewrite Iteration 2: In Queue.
Rewrite Iteration 3: In Queue.
Final Beta Read Reaction: In Queue.

PHOTOGRAPHY: 0%
Custom Prop Acquisition: In Queue.
Chapter 1: In Queue
Chapter 2: In Queue
Chapter 3: In Queue
Chapter 4: In Queue.
Chapter 5: In Queue.
Chapter 6: In Queue.
Chapter 7: In Queue.
Chapter 8: In Queue.
Chapter 9: In Queue.
Chapter 10: In Queue.
Premiere Reaction: In Queue.
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HereComeOlFlatTop Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018  Student Digital Artist
This seem promising, might as well watch playthroughs of the games covered within this project beforehand.
Good luck to you Spaz and make sure dont overwork yourself with too much things seeing as how you have so many projects
you currently working on. . .
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Spaztique Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries: my current schedule is to work on prose works on my lunch breaks, prioritize immediate sketch stuff, and block out an hour for WotA. Plus, once the shooting draft is done, I’ll leave it open for folks to submit sprites/frames, which should lighten the load. (And given the insane scale of the battles, especially the final battle, I might actually need a full co-animating crew.)
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metalshadowinsanity Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018
The Anti-DitR? An uplifting, optimistic Touhou fiction that doesn't end with Spaz crushing our souls? I am more than okay with this. All aboard the hype train!
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Poke-Eterey Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017
I'm a noob at understanding... but this is the plot of DDC mashed up with plots from other games?
Am I correct?
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Spaztique Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. Mostly DDC, but with elements of ISC, HM, and SoPM. Plus, I'll be adding my own elements: parodies/references galore, military porn, and a few fanon stuffs.
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Poke-Eterey Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017
Oh boy... That sounds amazing!  I'm definitely gonna read it all and follow it.  My only question now how did you came up with the idea... not important, just curious... (Hopefully not written in the text because it would make me look dumb...)
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Spaztique Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unfortunately, it is in the text.
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Poke-Eterey Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017
Welp... That's just great... I'll prep the dunce cap... (ouo)b
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Poke-Eterey Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018
Yeah!    60% of the way done!!~!
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ChairmanGab Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017
wow progress is looking good, looking forward to this
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MrDrVinwoody Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I know next to nothing about Touhou, but I'd be happy to give the complete project an actual review once it comes out in full, if only to give the Touhou outsider's point of view. It'd give me something to do, at least.
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Enderking152 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
Might I interest you in a project I'm working on as well? It's a non-canon interpretation of the first 5 touhou games in the form of a 3d animated series. I'd love to get an outsider's impressions of it.
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Spaztique Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alrighty. Luckily for you, this is gonna be quite possibly the most vanilla Touhou thing I've ever made (though, I'm not above the occasional parody/gag), so my goal is to leave a good impression on folks going in blind.
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DeityDiz93 Featured By Owner Edited May 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Say, what's your plan for the 'Beta Read Reaction'? I'd imagine if you are look for a fresh reaction it'd be from someone who hasn't read the plans or outlines yet (I admit I've been holding off from reading the outlines in full because I wanna be surprised when I read this), but at the same time, I have no idea what this currently 'In Queue' part for the beta reading means for sure. ^^;
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Spaztique Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've basically got it: I'd like to show the finished (no-image) beta to folks who've yet to critique it.
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DeityDiz93 Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Ah well, I'm glad I checked, then, thank you.
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WatcherCCG Featured By Owner May 18, 2017
Cheers, Spaz. I'll follow you all the way to the end, no matter what.
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UniWaifu Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This has all caught my interest when you first released the idea of this story! I can't wait to start reading it!
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