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Touhou - Shoot the Moon by JohnSu Touhou - Shoot the Moon by JohnSu
Full title, because deviantArt has limits or something:
Touhou - Shoot the Moon (with a Gun! Hahaha!)
By the Way, You Guys Should Turn Around if You Want to Do That Because That's Where the Moon is


So why did I decide to make Touhou with guns? Because I figured "Hey, what if the bullets in bullet hell games came from guns? WOULDN'T THAT BE CRAZY??" and then "Mafia Touhou could be pretty cool."

But then I realized I had already drawn a mafia picture not too long ago, so I thought Okay, how about a Western? And I could call it 西砲 or something, which <2% of visitors would probably understand ('cause like, "touhou" has "east" in it, but "seihou" has "west" instead, and the "hou" has been changed to mean "gun." It gets funnier the more I explain it, right?).

Anyhow, admittedly I haven't played all that much Touhou, but I do like their character designs (which I didn't preserve! Why did I make this, then?) and I guess the internet likes it a little, too. I started working on this almost two months ago, and then was completely distracted by Bravely Default. But it's finally done, so I hope you enjoy it!

Also, I had made an alternate background with a lot of bullets, but which I ultimately found to be too busy so I replaced it with this busy tree. But you can see it here! thejohnsu.tumblr.com/post/8064…

Made in Manga Studio 5
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data-pack Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL that comment
I thought the exact same thing
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outbreak21093 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Stylish gohei, Reimu... And I have to wonder, do the holes made by Marisa's guns leave star-shaped holes? ...Wait, that came out all wrong! Anywho, I have to wonder, did Marisa shoot the base of her broom-gun?

Also, a question: How is Manga Studio? I got the 4th one years ago, and never got around to opening the thing... Just recently started arting again, and finding out that you can do something like 'this' in it is quite exciting, to say the least...
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Marisa's broom-gun simply has a star on it, not fired from her pistols.

I'm liking Manga Studio! Mainly the watercolor brushes and the ability to set layer colors.
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outbreak21093 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aww. And here I was thinking of all the whacky situations that could have brought about a bullet hole! Perhaps someone stole her gun! Or maybe she was twirling them on her fingers, and accidentally let go! The possibilities are endless! Or they would be, anyways. Ohh well. Not everything can have a funny story behind it~

And that sounds pretty cool! I'll have to install it eventually.
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SaijeeHiguchi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like your take on the designs
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YunaKozue Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are they from an anime?
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Volchonokilli Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Again that question :/
Toho is a game.
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ComicaPaloozaStudios Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, Toho is a Movie Studio. Touhou is the game. It's even in the title.
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Volchonokilli Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It's spelled more like Toho. Actually, correct spelling is something like Tōhō, but not much people writes with macrons, so...
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ComicaPaloozaStudios Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, ok. Thank you for correcting that.

And you're right: not many people write with macrons, as I've noticed. Or umlats, or accents, or AE as one letter, etc.
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Volchonokilli Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're wēlcōmē... Oh,̄̄̄ no,̄̄̄̄ macrons is getting over me!̄̄̄̄̄̄̄
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YunaKozue Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For what platform?
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Volchonokilli Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
First 5 games are for PC-98, other all are for PC and have another plot. Try it, 東方 Embodiment of Scarlet Devil. Don't play at easy, don't use continues. And you will see the Gensokyo sometime
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YunaKozue Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok. Thanks. I look forward to play this game^_^
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Volchonokilli Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome
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YunaKozue Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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KageRyu798 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Touhou.
I love John Su's drawrings.

I LOVE THIS PIECE SO MUCH.

As a fan of you and a fan of Touhou...this has so much YES in it... I am faving this so hard.

And Marisa's broomstick gun is awesome. Reimu's...stick-thing sniper rifle is pretty cool too.

And Marisa has so many guns...which she would have, of course. She's just missing the missile launcher for the Magic Missiles. She probably used it already.


Apologies for the ramble. But this piece is fantastic.
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JohnSu Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I probably should have learned about the magic missiles before drawing this! But then again, I doubt I would have been able to work it into the theme.
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KageRyu798 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I guess missiles would be difficult to work into a western theme. Marisa does have them as an option shot in most of the games, though.

She also really likes lasers, but that's definitely far from western, haha.
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Pokefreak85 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
I love Marisa's star-shaped barrels. Completely ridiculous from a realistic point of view, but who cares? STAR BULLETS!

And does Reimu have an intergrated flash suppressor in her rifle? That feels kind of weird considering danmaku is all about being flashy.
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JohnSu Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I know nothing about guns! \(_o)/
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KirbyGotenksabsorbed Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cowboy, maid, magician. The number of themes mixed in for Marisa are many. =p
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Magmos Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
The Touhou fandom is actually MUCH bigger than most people would think. While the gameplay and characters are pretty awesome, the games wouldn't have gathered such a massive world-spanning fandom if it hadn't been for the games OST's. ZUN, the guy who makes the games is a musical genius. If you haven't played Touhou or heard the OST's, I highly reccomend it.
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Wasil Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Yoooo, this is really neat, Nii. 
Are you going to be making prints of this!
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JohnSu Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Imo!

And yes, I will be making prints of this at AX.
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AndrewMcWherter Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Words can't even begin to describe how awesome this is!
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darkside-ky Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Zun makes some of the best music.  I really need to play more of those games (they need to get ported to game consoles instead of just PC).
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rufiangel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I kinda like the bullet background better, hahaha. The perspective throws me off in the tree one, though the tree one is lovely, too~
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AmariGemerald Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
I love the description that goes with this xD
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Tariray Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
needs more guns and bullets - then it'd be Hou Hou?
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nolimites Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
yay, FPS Touhou game!
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KittyGallor Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO COOL!!  like ice cream! mmm... tard-cream 
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Demosthenes-101 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Amazing picture as always John.......but a confusing @$$ description as usual too! :faint:  And that stupid DA word limit on the title......really irks me! :9  If there were any justice in the world you would be allowed to make your title 500 words long! :nod:
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ayoubjezine Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you will land among the stars :)

I loved your fan art man
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JadoaEsraOhn Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
...woah...

manga studio 5 you say. Noted. (though I'm sure your skill has plenty to do with it. :P )
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JSxeno Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
One of my favorite Touhou fanarts of all time!

Really love the creative twist to this.
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Tsukuart Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Filmographer
How many guns are in this pic?
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Seven are visible. Reimu might have another pistol on her left side, though, bringing it up to eight.
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Tsukuart Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Filmographer
Eleven if you count the eyes because they're shooting a look
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redpbass Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Ha!  This is awesome.  Marisa's definitely the two gun type.

I like this interpretation of them.
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SekaiNoMaster Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Filmographer
Gensokyo Justice!  DAZEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! > w o )+
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FuuDayvan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Amazing work as always-

The details and coloring are perf
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ULTRAntaraniaManga Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww... So lovely!Little Cat  free avatar 
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Demialc-neeb-sah-em Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Marisa and Remui: crime fighting duo.
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drawsammy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Sweet dig the poses/colour/ and guns!
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Kibichan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
this is pretty awesome.
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Dragonith Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dat title tho.
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iVaril Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Everything you make is better than the original. Wow. :O

Turn around, you two!~
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illogictree Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
...is it wrong to say I would rather play something like this than standard Touhou? If so, I'm not sure I want to be right. XD

Who thought it would be a good idea to make Marisa sheriff? I mean, it fits with her general star theme, but...

Y'know, you could have given Reimu there a playing-card theme. Since Reimu uses cards in normal Touhou and in Westerns you almost always have one character who's a gambler... (I note there's already a spade-shaped hole in her coat edge.)
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
SH*T, that's a good idea I didn't do
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