Hello everyone, and welcome to the recap of the penultimate Touhou LostWord JP Live Stream of 2023! This November edition comes straight after the massive 3.5 Anniversary edition with the one and only ZUN which was a rather huge moment for the game. This month's live stream was a more low-key one compared to the predecessor, but it is still an awesome one regardless!
Once again, obligatory Spoiler Warning! If there are any kinds of content such as Character reveal(s), Fantasy Rebirth, future Costumes, etc that you want to be surprised for their Global releases for, feel free to click away and avoid scrolling down. However, for those who want to jump right into the contents, it's time to go over the miraculous bunch of news!
MV Project News
Of course, just like usual comes our monthly dose of MV Project News, but first, let's remind ourselves of Toyosatomimi no Miko's MV called Sentimental Signals by Touhou LostWord feat. Yumiri Hanamori × Touhou Jihen! Of course, we can probably remember how it ironically came after Byakuren Hijiri's MV.
Don't wound me too badly
Don't you know who I am?
Inside my head, ding-dong
Sentimental signals echo
But as for who we can look forward to being next in line, it is Shion Yorigami who will be getting her own MV next! But where is her sister Joon? Who knows...
Miraculous Turn of Events
Hopefully those who have faith in Sanae Kochiya have some Relic Paper Disks to spare from last month's Genic Genesis, because our next Relic Friend has arrived in the form of the Miraculous Sanae Kochiya (Hand in Hand with a Miracle)! The 5th variant of Sanae here is an Attack-Class Friend and just like L80 Kaguya, comes with a new mechanic of her own to set her apart from the competition!
VS Divergent Spirits
Campaigns and Rerun Prayers
Last month, we had the Grassroots Youkai Network revealed to be next up for access to Fantasy Rebirth, and here they are, ready for their moment very soon: Wakasagihime, Sekibanki, and Kagerou Imaizumi (L1)! However, following those are more of those Hifuu: Code Bm3 inhabitants: Reisen Udongein Inaba (B5), Junko (B2), Seiran (B3), Ringo (B3) and Reisen (B3). Now the Four Temples that came before have additional company, but what other Ultra Festival Friends could be next for Fantasy Rebirth? Only time will tell...
However, as for those who are at the front of the Fantasy Rebirth costume queue, we have Lady Taishi's loyal servants that are Mononobe no Futo and Soga no Tojiko! Both of these costumes look rather similar to Miko's costume (with some subtle color palette differences for each), but the theming is a nice touch. It could be a Divine Spirit Mausoleum theme, unless Seiga and Yoshika's inevitable future costumes are different. However, we won't be finding that out next month, because that space is reserved for Shiki Eiki, Yamaxanadu, Komachi Onozuka and Kutaka Niwatari! Who knows how their costumes will look, but hopefully they will be awesome!
And of course, Fantasy Rebirth 2.0 time! The following Friends are returning for more upgrades, in the form of Eirin Yagokoro, Kanako Yasaka, Satori Komeiji, Benben Tsukumo and Yatsuhashi Tsukumo!
Side note, I like how the images below combine who is getting Fantasy Rebirth soon as well as who is getting it next month, and a similar situation with the Fantasy Rebirth costumes!
Events, Manga and Buddies
We are reaching the tail end of this recap, and speaking of tails, we are currently in the middle of an event with Ran Yakumo and Mamizou Futatsuiwa and their new awesome costumes in the spotlight! It's time to quickly remind ourselves about this event below:
Of course, it's that time for Christmas again! The following event reruns and new costume teasers are going to be reflecting that, so prepare yourselves for a Christmassy Gensokyo season!
First up will be the return of 'Tis the Season for Adventure, featuring Okina Matara, Iku Nagae and Reisen in their festive outfits, and following that will be a currently JP exclusive Christmas themed event (maybe not for much longer?) where we saw new costumes for Kanako Yasaka, Suwako Moriya, Aunn Komano, Shizuha Aki, Misumaru Tamatsukuri and Chimata Tenkyuu!
But who is going to be in the spotlight for Christmas themed costumes this year? Well taking the role of Santa Claus this time will be Seiga Kaku! Does Seiga Claus have a ring to it? Anyways, joining her will be her trusty Yoshika Miyako, whose costume looks a like like Iku's Christmas costume. However, it looks like Keiki Haniyasushin and Mayumi Joutouguu look to be dressed for a little Christmas cooking. Looking forward to this one!
Now for a few final tidbits, such as the monthly tradition of Gensokyo Tales of Fantasy! This time, we have one that looks to be themed around Byakuren Hijiri and Toyosatomimi no Miko!
And for a small Quality of Life update, the Buddy System will show off costumes on any Helpers (will apply to L1 Friends).
And here we are at the end of the recap! Of course, this wasn't going to be as monumental as last month's 3.5 Anniversary Stream since that was a rather high bar, but that didn't stop this one from being awesome in its own right, and we can also be optimistic about next month's edition as the last Live Stream of 2023! Hopefully we get some special content and news that day, but let's wait and see what happens.
So when will the last live stream of 2023 take place? Well set your calendars for December 28th 19:00 JST, and despite this being 3 days after Christmas Day, it should still be a welcome present regardless!
And with that said, thank you as always for supporting Touhou LostWord, and hopefully you enjoyed this livestream and/or this recap!