The Touhou anime has proven a resounding success, much to the delight of many and the irritation of some, but it seems Maikaze were not quite as vigilant as we might hope in the production process, for we notice some fairly large errors, documented below.
Of course, nobody is seriously castigated the otherwise excellently produced doujin OVA on this account…
Reimu has at least six fingers, or else a terrible deformity in this still:
What is that thing attached to her wrist?
Some very strange physics seem to affect the world of Touhou:
Notice the reflected fencing. Light does not work that way.
Discretion is the better part of valour, and it looks as if Maikaze opted to remove some of their less well drawn efforts, present in the trailer, in favour of tasteful silouettes:
You can see the errors for yourself in the anime below:
Errors or no errors, this is still a quality product which well deserves fan support.
Even commercial anime, manga and games suffer from such issues on a regular basis, so let us not be too harsh on them. Sometimes entire games get this treatment. Still, a little extra QC would not harm them.
This is brought to our attention by Ichiro Ino on our forums; check out the original thread.