The highly divisive (unofficial) Touhou Anime Project has given rise to a doujin anime of very great quality indeed, one which looks set for commercial success and continuation, much to the distress of the substantial contingent of detractors the (unofficial) anime has attracted.
Since the reproduction of the (unofficial) Touhou Anime almost certainly being tacitly permitted by Nico and Maikaze (it has been reported innumerable times, and the admins have locked the tags, as they were developing into a microcosm of the war between pro and anti, so clearly they know of it), I will just reproduce the video below (subbed HD version):
Original version if the above fare badly:
Nico. It should be interesting to see when (if) it gets deleted, as it is unlikely the anime could gain 100,000 views in less than a day any other way.
The seiyuu work is absolutely fantastic, and the animation and overall production quality seem much better than we might expect, certainly being on par with the less admirable sort of commercial anime.
Between the fact that many places are now sold out, and that it is restricted in distribution to doujinshi outlets which rarely service overseas customers, the (unofficial) DVD looks as if it will be difficult to get, but fans are still advised to support it with a purchase if possible, so as to ensure its continuation and hopeful further adaptation.
In fact, many of the anti-anime contingent are livid that the (unofficial) anime, or “parasite anime”, is even being distributed on Nico or similar at all, keenly repeating the commandments laid down by ZUN. Strangely, nobody seems to be taking any notice of them.
Many even suspect that the project has external backing, which would explain much…
The (unofficial) anime ends with a very unambiguous “to be continued”, but the details of this are unclear, leaving fans to await further developments as they are sure to do – they seem fairly confident of an OVA format across several episodes leaving the story in need of continuation as they do.
Further works, whether doujin in nature or commercially produced, are sure to be a pleasure to behold if this level of quality continues or is improved upon.