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Name:

霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめ まりさ)
Marisa Kirisame

Species:

Human

Abilities:

High-level Magic

Age:

Unknown, probably young

Occupation:

Magician

Location:

The Kirisame household in the Forest of Magic

Description:

  • (Touhou 6 to 9) Golden eyes, blond hair, a braid on only one side of her face, carries a bamboo and straw broom. Wears a black witch's hat with a large pink ribbon, and a black and light pink outfit with a white apron.
  • (Touhou 9, alternative outfit) Same as above, but her clothes are mainly purple instead of black.
  • (Touhou 3 to 5) Same as Touhou 6-9, except her clothes were purple instead of black, there was a lot less light pink in her outfit, and she didn't have that one-sided braid.
  • (Touhou 3, alternative outfit) Same as above, buth her clothes are mainly white instead of purple.
  • (Touhou 2) Same as Touhou 3-5, except her eyes and hair were red.

Relationships:

Appearances:

Titles:

See Character Titles

Marisa Kirisame is a human, magician, and one of most important sub-characters of the series (according to ZUN). Her personality is sometimes described as disagreeable, but in some other titles, straight-forward. Either way she is a very self confident person that likes to stick her nose into every trouble out of curiosity.

During the events of Story of Eastern Wonderland, she made her first appearance as a minion of Mima, to prevent Reimu from reaching her boss, but was defeated. Since then, she has appeared in every title but one of the Touhou series (and some non-Touhou titles too), usually sided with Reimu, but sometimes against her.

She is also known as a hard worker, who's trying to catch up to Reimu with her secret training and magic development. That makes a good contrast to other humans appearing in the series, most of them have some kind of natural born talent (Reimu) or ability (Sakuya). So she is sometimes referred as the "most human-ish human" in the series.

Fun Facts

  • The characters for Kirisame literally mean "drizzle" or "misty rain". Marisa doesn't make much sense though... the first character means "magic", the second "logic" or "reason", and the third "sand".
  • Marisa is one of the most frequent characters to appear in the Touhou series, second only to Reimu.
Spark lesson

Marisa's lesson

  • Marisa's lesson of how to "Spark"
    • Concentrate your mind
    • Mutter the spell to Mini-Elemental-Reactor tenderly
    • Aim at someone you don't like
    • Now unleash your annihilation of love!
-ZUN
  • Despite her self-indulgent personality and lack of concern for her fellow man (or most likely because of these things), Marisa happens to be one of the most popular characters to fans, winning a 2005 Touhou popularity contest.
  • She is known for "copying" attacks from enemies she has fought, namely Non-Directional Laser from Patchouli and Master Spark from Yuka Kazami. Additionally, the green projectiles that she fires as a playable character seem to have been lifted from Reimu.


Official Profiles

Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream - 夢時空.txt

 ★ 魔法と紅夢からなる存在 ・・・ 霧雨 魔理沙

   魅魔を「魅魔様」と慕う、天下無敵の魔法使い。(なにが無敵かはさておき)
  こちらは普通の人間である。ただ、ちょっとばかし強力な魔法が使えるごく
  普通の少女である。魔法使いなので、基本的にかなり頭が良い。が、世の中を
  ひねた見方をしたり、「人間どもめが!!」ってコバルト爆弾を爆発させたり
  は、しません。

    今回は、夢幻遺跡からもれてくる魔力にひかれている。

A Being made of Magic and Red Dream - Marisa Kirisame

The unstoppable magician that longs for Mima and calls her "Mima-sama" (Which part of her is unstoppable, don't ask.)
She is quite an ordinary human girl, who can just control some devastating magic.
As is the nature of a magician, she is very intelligent, but does NOT act cynically nor sets off Cobalt Bomb with shout of "Fuck you, Human!!"

This time, she is interested in the magic power flowing out of Fantasic Ruin.


Lotus Land Story - 幻想郷.txt

 ★ 魔法と紅夢からなる存在 ・・・ 霧雨 魔理沙

   魔法使いだが普通の少女である。多少自信過剰ぎみっぽいが、その自信に
  合うだけの力もそれなりに持っている。
   非常に頭が良く、強い力に執着するけど、まだまだ子供。普段なにやって
  るかは不明(笑)
   靈夢よりみためが子供っぽいが(靈夢も子供っぽいが)、歳は同じ位。
  二人とも、ちょっとどこかがずれている様な・・・

A Being made of Magic and Red Dream - Marisa Kirisame

She is an ordinary girl, even though she is a magician.
Her personality is somewhat self confident, but she has enough power to support her confidence too.
She is very intelligent, and is looking for power, but is still a child. What she does in her daily life is unknown.
She looks even younger than Reimu, but their ages are very close.
I think they both are a bit off from average...


Mystic Square - 怪綺談.txt

     霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめまりさ) ・・ 魔法使いさん

   魔法使いだが普通の少女である。多少自信過剰ぎみっぽいが、その自信に
  合うだけの力もそれなりに持っている。
   非常に頭が良く、強い力に執着するけど、まだまだ子供。普段なにやって
  るかは不明(笑)。実は努力家。
   靈夢とは異なった行動原理をもっている様である。

Marisa Kirisame - A Magician

She is an ordinary girl, even though she is a magician.
Her personality is somewhat self confident, but has enough power to support her confidence too.
She is very intelligent, and is looking for power, but is still a child.
What she does in her daily life is unknown. In fact, she is a hard worker.
Apparently she has different standards of behavior from Reimu.


Syu So Gyoku - 創曲幻想.txt

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 ・紅夢の魔法使い  霧雨 魔理沙(キリサメ マリサ)

  東方に住み着く魔法少女。力に執着し、力を誇示する自信家で、いつも闘う相手を
  探しては、難癖を付けて遊ぶ女の子。しかし実は努力家でその力は隠れて修行した
  ものである。修行を全然しないくせに才能だけで強い霊夢に妬みを持つこともあり、
  いつもいじめたりする。その実、魔理沙は霊夢がいないとつまんなくて死んでしま
  う位、仲がよい。

Magician of Red Dreams Marisa Kirisame

A magical girl living in the east. She is a girl who is attached to power, confident enough to like showing off her power, and is always looking for someone to fight with and someone to mock.
However, the truth is she is a hard worker and her power is the result of her secret training.
Because of this, she often gets jealous of Reimu who never trains but still exceeds Marisa with her talent alone, and always tries to get in Reimu's way.
Suprisingly, Marisa is very attached to Reimu at the same time, so much that she would die of boredom without her.


Embodiment of Scarlet Devil - Manual

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 ○奇妙な魔法使い 霧雨 魔理沙(キリサメマリサ)

  魔法使いの宿命として、人々の生活から離れて暮らしている少女。
  基本的に、頭は切れるが、それを自分の生活に生かしていない。
  人間が忘れ去ろうとしている存在なので、自分から人間に干渉しよう
  とはしない。好きなことをやっていれば満足なのである。
  中でも、霊夢が大好物(?)なので、ちょくちょく遊びに行っている。

  武器は魔法。人生全てが遊びなのである。

The Strange Magician, Marisa Kirisame

Abiding by the fate of a magician, Marisa isolates herself from other people. Although she possesses sharp wisdom, she normally doesn't use it to her benefit. As a being that humanity has left behind, she doesn't get involved with them. Even so, she can be appeased very easily. Among all, Reimu is her favourite thing (?), so she frequently visits the red shrine maiden to play.

Her weapon is magic. She leads a self-indulgent life full of playing.


Embodiment of Scarlet Devil - おまけ.txt

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 ○奇妙な魔法使い
  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめ・まりさ)

  能力:魔法を操る程度の能力

  こちらも主人公です。この二人は東方シリーズの主人公です。

  魔理沙は、性格がひねくれてますが、ほんとの所も性格悪いです。
  人間のはずですが人間から遠いところに存在しています。本当に人間な
  のか疑わしいところですが、実は人間です。

  今回はエプロンのようなもの着けて、魔法使いだかなんだか分からなく
  なっていますね。

The Strange Magician
Marisa Kirisame

Ability: Manipulation of magic

This girl is also one of the protagonists. These two (Marisa and Reimu) are the heroines of the Touhou series.

As you know, Marisa has a disagreeable personality and, yes, she really is evil in a sense. Although she's human, she remains distant from other humans and doesn't care much for the well-being of humanity overall. It's questionable as to whether she really is human, but she is.

This time I made her wear something resembling an apron. Doesn't that make everyone wonder if she is a magician?


Perfect Cherry Blossom - Manual

Marisa Kirisame

 ○普通の魔法使い 霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめまりさ)
  普通の少女。寒いと(服を着込む為)若干能力が低下する。
  魔法の力を世に役立たない方向で使用する事を生甲斐とする。環境にも易しい。
  最近の一番の大魔法は、自宅の地下に温泉脈を召喚し床暖房の代わりにした事。
  実は努力家であり、また蒐集家でもある。
  霧雨邸には、どこからくすねて来たのか貴重なグリモワール(魔導書)や、
  マジックアイテムが所狭しと並んでいる。が、使おうとはしない

  武器は魔法。さしあたって今の目標は、丹の生成。

   両武器とも、威力面では申し分ない。唯一の高速キャラ。
   「マジックナパーム」は動きの激しい敵にはあまり効果的ではない。
   恋符の「イリュージョンレーザー」は残像にも攻撃判定があり、途切れることが無い為
   割と使い勝手がよい。
   なお、「マスタースパーク」は安定した最大ダメージが与えられるボムで強い。

Ordinary Magician, Marisa Kirisame
An ordinary girl. The cold weather (or rather, the extra layers of clothing) weakens her abilities somewhat.
Her motivation in life is developing uses for magic that are not beneficial to society. Also eco-friendly, too.
One of her recent great magic spells summoned a hot spring vein underneath her house to use as a floor-heating device.
She is actually a hard worker, as well as a collectomaniac.
There are many precious grimoires and other magic items she has collected from all sorts of places all around her house. However, she doesn't use them.

Magic is her weapon. For the time being, her aim is to create the elixir of immortality.

Both of her Spell Card types are certainly not lacking in damage. She is the only speed-type character.
"Magic Napalm" is not very effective against moving targets.
Love Sign's "Illusion Laser" continues to hit enemies with its afterimage, so it is easy to continuously damage the enemy, making it quite useful.
Also, "Master Spark" is a powerful bomb that can deal the highest damage with good stability.


Perfect Cherry Blossom - キャラ設定.txt

Marisa Kirisame

 ○普通の黒魔術師
  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめ まりさ)

  主に魔法を使う程度の能力を持つ。

  幻想郷に住む、ちょっと普通な魔法使い。蒐集癖を持つ。
  年々、蒐集癖が酷くなっていく気がする。

  滅多に人を招き入れる事の無い霧雨邸は、幻想郷の森(通称 魔法の
  森)の中にある。こぢんまりとした建物である。
  建物の中は、とてつもなく雑然としていて、地震でもあればアイテム
  の雪崩に押しつぶされそうである。

  マジックアイテムは一箇所に集めると、それぞれが干渉して性質を弱
  めたり強めたり、また、別の性質を持つ事がある。この家には魔理沙
  も知らない力を持ったアイテムが眠っているかもしれない。

  ちなみに、冬にこもって製作していた丹は、ちょっと大きすぎて飲み
  込めなかったようである。要改良。

An Ordinary Black Magician
Marisa Kirisame

Her main ability is magic.

A bit of an ordinary magician living in Gensokyo. She has a collection habit.
It looks like her habit is getting more serious after each year.

Her house, which she rarely invites anyone into by the way, is located in the forests of Gensokyo (a.k.a. Forest of Magic). It is a bit on the smallish side. The interior is extremely disordered, and would cause an avalanche of collected items if an earthquake hit.

When magic items are gathered in one place they tend to interfere with each other, causing their powers to amplify, weaken, or in some cases even develop completely different powers. Due to this fact, this house may hide items that even Marisa herself never imagined possible.

On another topic, the elixir of immortality she had been developing during the winter ended up being too large for consumption. More improvement required.


Immaterial and Missing Power - 上海アリス通信.txt

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 ○普通の魔法使い
  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめまりさ)

  種族:人間
  住処:魔法の森にある霧雨邸
  能力:魔法を使う程度の能力

   普通の魔法使いさん。人が余り寄りつかない魔法の森にある家に籠も
  って、日々魔法の研究を続けている。

   性格は、負けず嫌いで意地の悪い所もあるが、根は真っ直ぐ。何処に
  行っても迷惑がられるが、実際に迷惑な行動も多い。

   森に籠もる理由の一つは、人が寄りつかないからである。研究中に邪
  魔が入って欲しくないし、人に会いたいときは自分から出掛ければいい。
  掛ける専用の携帯電話みたいな物である。でも、余所では色々と邪魔を
  する。何処に言ってもだ。

   スピードとパワーはあるが、体術は余り得意ではない。移動は速くて
  もいかんせん技が重い。パワーは魔法を纏う事で必要以上にカバーして
  いる。

Ordinary Magician
Marisa Kirisame

Species: Human
Location: The Kirisame household in the Forest of Magic
Ability: Magic

An ordinary magician. She usually cloisters herself in her house located at the Forest of Magic, where there are almost no visitors, and researches magic.

She is a bit of a sore loser and meanie, but deep down she has a straightforward personality. She is treated like an annoyance wherever she goes, but in fact she often causes the annoyance to begin with.

One of the reasons she stays in the forest is because no one bothers to go there. She doesn't want to be disturbed while she's doing research, and when she wants to meet others she can always go there herself. She's like a send-only cell-phone. However, she causes a disturbance at other places, wherever she goes.

She has good speed and power, but poor melee technique. While her movement is fast, her attacks are slow. She covers for her lack of physical strength with magic, but the amount of enhancement is actually overkill.


Imperishable Night - Manual

Marisa Kirisame

 ○普通の魔法使い 霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめまりさ)
  魔法使いさん。
  魔法の森に住む人間。魔法を使う程度の能力を持つ。
  散らかった部屋を掃除するため、整理整頓に役立つ魔法を研究しようと
  家中のアイテムや本をひっくり返す毎日。言うまでも無く成果は上がらない。
  彼女は努力家であり、また蒐集家でもある。
  負けず嫌いであることがバレバレの負けず嫌いも嫌い、という困った負けず嫌いである。

  武器は魔法。暗いところは魔法で明るくする。

    備考
    今回はアリスと組む。
    低速移動は単独使用時のみの性能である。
    ミサイルは爆発に威力があり、まとまった使い魔を倒す時は一番楽である。
    大抵の敵は瞬殺可能。
    細かい事気にするな。という人にお奨め。

An Ordinary Magician, Marisa Kirisame
A magician.
A human living in the Forest of Magic. She can use magic.
She spends her days rummaging through the items and books in her house, trying to develop the magic of room-cleaning which would solve the problem of her rooms of chaos. Needless to say, this line of research has yielded no results so far.
She is a hard worker, as well as a collectomaniac.
Hates to come in second, though dislikes those who clearly hate to come in second.

Her weapon is magic. When in the dark, she lights up the surroundings with magic.

Notes
She teams with Alice in this title.
Focused speed only applies when she's used as a solo character.
Her missile's explosion deals a good amount of damage, so it's useful for shooting swarms of enemy familiars down.
It will kill most enemies instantly.
Recommended for players who don't care for subtlety.


Imperishable Night - キャラ設定.txt

Marisa Kirisame

 ○普通の黒魔術師
  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめ まりさ)
  Marisa Kirisame

  種族:人間
  能力:魔法を使う程度の能力

  幻想郷にすむ、ちょっと普通な魔法使い。蒐集癖を持つ。
  人間が余り訪れる事の無い魔法の森に住み、魔法の研究をしながら自
  由気ままに暮らしている。

  魔法使いというとインドア(引きこもり)なイメージが強いが、彼女
  は自分から出かけることが多い。魔理沙は研究に没頭している時は人
  が居ない方が良いのだが、そうじゃない時は賑やかなのが大好きだか
  らである。森は人間を引き寄せない為、都合がいいのだ。決して、研
  究途中のものを見せたくないから隠れている訳ではない(魔理沙談)

An Ordinary Black Magician
Marisa Kirisame

Species: Human
Ability: Manipulation of magic

She is an ordinary magician living in Gensokyo. She's also a collectomaniac. No one has any business in the Forest of Magic, so she lives there in comfortable solitude while studying to improve her magical ability.

You might imagine witches as being indoor-type people, but Marisa is a rather active outdoor-type person. She prefers a lively atmosphere over silence, but still doesn't like to be disturbed when she's studying. The Forest of Magic is the perfect place for her because almost no one bothers to visit her there. Marisa would also like to point out that, "Concealing my half-finished works is NOT the reason I'm living in there."


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 ○4面ボス 普通の黒魔術師
  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめ まりさ)
  Marisa Kirisame

  種族:人間
  能力:魔法を使う程度の能力

  普通の魔法使いさん。

  子の刻を過ぎたあたりから森が騒ぎ始めていた。ちょっと不吉な予感
  を感じていたが、暫らくしてその予感は的中する。子の刻を過ぎてか
  ら、通常ならとっくに夜が明けてなければいけない時間が経ったが、
  夜は永遠に続くかのように見えた。こりゃ面白そうだ、と慌てて出発
  したが……、犯人を見つけたときちょっと焦ってしまった。

An Ordinary Black Magician
Marisa Kirisame

Species: Human
Ability: Manipulation of magic

An ordinary magician.

A bit past midnight, she felt a disturbance ripple through the forest. She had a feeling that something bad was about to happen, and she was right. Many hours later, it was still as dark as midnight, long past the time for dawn, as though the night was everlasting. She left home to investigate this interesting night... and was very surprised when she met the people responsible for the unnaturally long night.


Phantasmagoria of Flower View - Manual

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 ○普通の魔法使い 霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめまりさ)
  魔法使いさん。
  魔法の森に住む人間。魔法を使う程度の能力を持つ。
  幻想郷中を花で包んだ今回の異変も、魔法の森にはその
  効果が及ばなかった。
  森にはそんな気の利いた植物など似合わないのである。
  ただ、彼女は森の外で花を楽しんでいるのであまり関係は
  なかった。

Ordinary Magician Marisa Kirisame
A magician.
A human living in the Forest of Magic, and has ability of use of magic.
This disaster, which covered whole Gensokyo with flowers, didn't affect the forest.
The forest doesn't need a pretty plant like that, after all.
That had little effect on her, however, as she enjoys these flowers outside of the forest.


Phantasmagoria of Flower View - キャラ設定.txt

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 ○普通の魔法使い
  霧雨 魔理沙(きりさめ まりさ)
  Kirisame Marisa

  種族:人間
  能力:魔法を使う程度の能力


   幻想郷にすむ、ちょっと普通な魔法使い。蒐集癖を持つ。
   人間が余り訪れる事の無い魔法の森に住み、魔法の研究をしながら
  自由気ままに暮らしている。

   全ての行動は自分の為であり、異変を解決させるのも解決したいか
  らするだけである。
   今回は幻想郷の何処に行ってもまんべんなく異変が及んでいたため、
  片っ端から自分の足で回ってみることにした。

Ordinary Magician
Marisa Kirisame

Species: Human
Ability: Manipulation of magic


A somewhat ordinary magician living in Gensokyo. She is also a collectomaniac.
She lives in the Forest of Magic where humans rarely visit, and leads a carefree life while researching magic.

Every action she takes is for herself, and she solves incidents just because she wants to do so.
This time, as disaster has covered all of Gensokyo evenly, she decided to sweep across the place.

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