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Translations are from the Touhou wiki's "Hidden_Star_in_Four_Seasons/Music" page.

Music titles translation
No. 1 The Sky Where Cherry Blossoms Flutter Down

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This is the title screen theme.

A theme with a "we're about to begin!" sort of feeling.

It ended up having a Japanese-style, light-hearted, and somewhat serious feel to it.

No. 2 A Star of Hope Rises in the Blue Sky

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This is the Stage 1 theme.

I tried to bring out an "introductory" feeling, and the exhilaration of summer. It's a pretty light theme even by Touhou standards. Did I manage to express a feeling of speed, I wonder?

With all said and done, it goes well with beer.

No. 3 A Midsummer Fairy's Dream

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This is Eternity Larva's theme.

I went for a feeling of a fairy with something mysterious hidden within her. I think butterflies that appear in video games are definitely a symbol of mysteriousness.

I mean, she's just a fairy so her head's empty, but still.

No. 4 The Colorless Wind on Youkai Mountain

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This is the stage 2 theme.

In contrast to Stage 1's unending cheer, I added a sort of melancholy to this one and brought out an autumnal feel. Tailoring the music to sound uniform across the whole game, even as the seasons

change, is kind of fun.

No. 5 Deep-Mountain Encounter

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This is Nemuno Sakata's theme.

I think this theme turned out particularly video-gamey. Yikes, it's a yamanba. They show up often in folk tales, but in spite of that they're a pretty hard creature to pin down.

Using eerieness and hot-blooded fervor as my base, I made a Touhou-style theme.

No. 6 Swim in a Cherry Blossom-Colored Sea

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This is the stage 3 theme.

The concept for this one is flying high in the night sky, where only the cherry blossoms are shining in the moonlight.

Cherry blossoms always have a sense of fleetingness about them, and this time is no different.

No. 7 A Pair of Divine Beasts

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This is Aunn Komano's theme.

A feeling of spring, bravery, and a somewhat-strong opponent, as well as that of a mascot. It's an all-over-the-place theme with all those things crammed into it. Her character concept is "a single divine beast acting as a pair," but she doesn't have

a split personality or anything. Also, you can't see it, but she's got herself a tail!

No. 8 Illusionary White Traveler

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This is the Stage 4 theme.

"Winter" means "blizzards," that's for sure. You might not know this if you don't live in a snowy country, but blizzards are actually different from rainstorms. They happen when snow gets whipped up off the ground and blows back down on a

horizontal slant. Wearing a straw hat in one is pointless.

No. 9 The Magic Straw-Hat Jizo

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This is Narumi Yatadera's theme.

I composed it with an image of someone with her feet planted firmly on the ground. The original Jizo Bodhisattva is an honorable figure who provides salvation in the long era until Maitreya appears, but at some point or another, a countless number of eccentric Jizo statues spread

throughout all of Japan. So I figure it'd be nice if there was a magic Jizo somewhere in there.

No. 10 Does the Forbidden Door Lead to This World, or the World Beyond?

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This is the Stage 5 theme.

A world that's creepier than anything in Touhou thus far. Although, when you consider the fact that all those doors are connected to people's backs, I guess you could call it convenient in a way.

They seem like they'd be kind of lukewarm, those doors.

No. 11 Crazy Backup Dancers

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This is Mai Teireida and Satono Nishida's theme.

I incorporated a great deal of things into this song: eeriness, lightheartedness, strong hostility, innocence, and on top of all that, a midboss-esque feeling. I put enough in for both characters, so it's an extravagant song in a number of ways.

Created with an image of them dancing madly and eerily.


No. 12 Into Backdoor

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This is the Stage 6 theme.

Made with an image of a high-speed stage before the boss. I think it exudes a feeling of being rushed along,

regardless of the nature of the story going on.

No. 13 The Concealed Four Seasons

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This is Okina Matara's theme.

A very "This is the climax!" sort of song with a lot of strength to it. It has a strong melody, even compared to the other songs in the game, so it might've been nice if I just went all-in and started singing lyrics to it. It's very likely that

you'd start laughing too hard to even play the game, but that might actually be the best outcome.

No. 14 No More Going Through Doors

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This is the Extra Stage theme.

A mysterious world that we dive into once more, having mustered up our resolve. It's a song that combines both eeriness and gentleness.

The song does a good job of conveying the stage's difficulty, so it's pretty depressing. (lol)

No. 15 Secret God Matara ~ Hidden Star in All Seasons.

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The theme for Okina Matara (True).

Even though it's an Extra Stage, it wound up being part of the main story. Since it's your true battle with Okina, I swept away all the refreshing feeling of nature, but still made it a song with a strong melody befitting of the true final boss.

Honestly, getting attacked from behind is just the worst!

No. 16 Unnatural Nature

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This is the ending theme.

It kind of feels like a bad ending, but to tell the truth,

all the endings this time are like bad endings.

No. 17 White Traveler

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This is the staff roll theme.

It's a different version of the winter stage theme made with an image of a refreshing conclusion.

Speaking of which. Why is a "winter blizzard" song refreshing, you ask?

That's because I made it with "early morning" in mind. Fuyu wa tsutomete, as they say.