I’m so glad there’s a thread for Touhou. Interestingly enough I actually got into Touhou through Umineko. See, I couldn’t get tsurupettan our of my head for a while, so I googled where it was from and found a bunch of IOSYS stuff, and eventually the Touhou games themselves.
Despite getting into Touhou a bit late, I’ve managed to most of the games. Even the Pc-98 ones. Because I love them. And because I’m a masochist. No matter how hard I try to beat them though, I always fail miserably. Of course, I’m bad at bullet hell in general, so this is to be expected. I have yet to play anything beyond UFO yet, but I intend to as soon as I can come up with the time to actually play more Touhou.
My favorite by far is actually Subterranean Animism. I just really like the atmosphere in that one.
My favorite character is probably either Mokou or Alice. That said, my overall favorite is Mima (still waiting her return to Touhou). Either Complete Darkness or Alice in Wonderland are probably my favorite themes.
As for my favorite fan arranges, there’s a guy YouTube by the name of kkcwkoh who just posts piano arranges of Touhou songs.
Seriously, they’re amazing. Give it a listen to. I especially like this arrange of Patchy’s theme.