We're going down deeper and deeper.
It's not too bold and very ambient, so it's the traveling song of traveling songs.
Somehow it feels kind of Japanese, but that wasn't on purpose, hence the "somehow".
By the way, this has nothing to do with anything, but caves are great.
She's a youkai with a wounded heart.
So, I thought I'd like to make her a melodious song, and this is how it ended up.
You wouldn't think it's a song for a shooting game, but when I tried to think of something
good for a shooting game it settled down into something like this.
It has that peaceful brawl feeling of a certain Edo street.
It's best to be light and cheerful, after all, isn't it?
This song also has a very nostalgic feel to it.
I'd love to swagger down the city streets with as much excitement as this song has sometime.
I was aiming for a strong, very playful image.
In fact, Yuugi is teaching herself how to fight without spilling a drop of the sake
from her cup. She must be bored.
Somehow I think the oni of hell have more fun than humans.
I tried not to make it too one-sidedly Japanese.
The Palace of the Earth Spirits is surprisingly Western. The people
who live there are probably fancy, too.
But, it's a cat house. I want to be tamed by the cat.
She's the master of the Palace of the Earth Spirits. She's a little fancy and loves animals.
Actually, she should be the highest ranked enemy in Subterranean Animism, but it looks like
fighting isn't her specialty.
I tried to make the song dramatic and otherworldly, too.
Since people stopped being condemned to the hellfires, the oni don't visit anymore
either, so this place has become the playground to spirits and animals.
Actually, I'm thrilled whenever I see something like a building people have abandoned.
The grounds of former hell must be enveloped in the sort of loneliness that surrounds ruins ... is what I thought of as I made this.
This is the theme for a cheery, yet bizarre cat.
Since stages 4 and 5 were pretty heavy, I tried to clear it up in a flash.
The cart Orin is pushing is a wheelbarrow [TL Note: "Cat cart" in Japanese]. What's it carrying, you say?
Best not to ask such questions, I think.
I tried to make it feel like an end-of-game song.
Flying through lava is standard fare for shooting games.
I guess if there's anything in particular I'm trying to say, it's that it's not
unusual for shrine maidens to fly above lava like this. Crows, too.
I tried to make it as modern, light, and simply boss-like as I could.
In fact, she's not that great a youkai, for a last boss. She was originally just a bird.
She's just really, really powerful. I understand very well that even a fool that possesses
great power can't cause too much harm. Ah, even if it's the power of dreams.
It feels like it's rushing you along for some reason, but there's no real reason
to hurry, and everyone's acting carefree.
Even Reimu can't compete with the Moriya Shrine crowd in terms of not having a
care in the world. The song title has no relation to a certain shooting game.
I tried to make it eerie and have the aura of a broken girl.
I think the eeriness is fitting for an extra boss.
Actually, I think a garden with roses strewn all about where thorns can prick you
is really fitting for a battle, but for some reason it's the shrine this time.
The theme here is staying up all night drinking and then making your lonely way home.
The vengeful spirits head back into the depths of the earth, saying to themselves,
"Aw, the festival's over", and "I guess we'd better be getting back now".
Those vengeful spirits are such old fogeys.