Touhou Project – Yuyuko Saigyouji Free Papercraft
Posted on Aug 20 2012 at 12:45:32 AM in Artists
This papercraft is the Yuyuko Saigyouji, based on the game series Touhou Project, the paper doll is designed by Lili. Yuyuko Saigyouji is the ghost princess of Hakugyokurou in the Netherworld. She first appeared as the stage 6 boss in Perfect Cherry Blossom and appeared in several subsequent works as well.
Her surname Saigyouji obviously comes from her motif as a daughter of the famous Japanese poet Saigyō Hōshi but adding an extra kanji ji at the end. Her first name Yuyuko actually doesn’t have much meaning but can be literally translated to “ghostly child” or “ghost ghost child”.
Unlike many departed spirits, she resembles a living human. She is very cheerful and friendly: Her playful, good-humored personality, otherworldly beauty, and courtesan charm can have a disarming effect. She often makes bizarre and apparently nonsensical remarks and sometimes seems to overlook the obvious, leading to her characterization as an airhead or a ditz. As an instance, in Bougetsushou, she toyed with Youmu as a daily occurrence even with Ran Yakumo present.
However, at other times she will reveal an extremely cunning and perceptive side and will also sometimes display an extraordinary level of knowledge. For instance, in Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, she was the quickest one to identify the culprit as Tenshi Hinanawi when the incident was in the omen stage. Additionally, in Ten Desires, she obliquely informed the playable character about the location of the incident regarding the divine spirits. She is also known for her incredible appetite and seems to have a food-related metaphor for any situation: Yuyuko is truly “dead and loving it”.
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