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Rinnosuke Morichika
Rinnosuke-face
"May I help you?"

Real Name:

Rinnosuke Morichika

Debut:

Touhou Kourindou ~ Curiosities of Lotus Asia (2004)

Home World:

Gensokyo

Status:

Alive

Rinnosuke Morichika is a shopkeeper from Gensokyo. He serves a Trophy Keeper in both The Quest For YouTube and Lunarosse, exchanging prizes for certain trophies found. He's an half-human half-youkai hybrid and using his ability to know the name and purpose of an object, he runs Kourindou, an antique shop specializing in items from the Outside World. He's one of the few male characters depicted in the Touhou Project.

Physical AppearanceEdit

Shown in a number of works, Rinnosuke has golden eyes, short silver hair, and wears a pair of glasses. His clothes are black and blue, and he often carries a small bag with him. His appearance has not changed since Marisa was a small child, indicating his status as a half-youkai.

PersonalityEdit

Rinnosuke is a kind shopkeeper to most customers in his shop - excluding Reimu and Marisa, who annoy him. When he first meets the player characters, he comes off as annoyed, but learns to warm up to them. In Lunarosse, he presents a mysterious air about him, as though he knows he's not in his own world, and even tells stories about it to Channing and the others.

AbilitiesEdit

By examining any manmade object, Rinnosuke can learn its name and what it's used for. While knowledgeable, this doesn't, however, tell him how to use it, and the information he receives can sometimes be vague or confusing. He lacks an overall understanding about the outside and modern science, so he often ends up drawing strange conclusions about certain items (in one case leading him to mistake a Game Boy for a doomsday device). This even extends to his theories about Gensokyo. ZUN is quick to mention that Rinnosuke doesn't know as much as he thinks he does and his various hypotheses about everything are mostly pulled out of thin air.

Apparently, Rinnosuke doesn't have any fighting abilities like Reimu Hakurei or Marisa Kirisame do, which makes him an ideal character to describe typical daily life in Gensokyo. ZUN has stated in an interview that Rinnosuke isn't the type to use spell cards. Perfect Memento in Strict Sense states that he is not very strong due to a lack of training. Additionally, in a reply to the second question on Gensou Bulletin Board on the date stamped 031212, it was stated that he actually cannot fight with Reimu and other characters using danmaku.

BiographyEdit

Before The Quest for YouTubeEdit

A few more years than eleven years ago (a few years before 1996), he worked as an apprentice for Marisa's father at his store in the Human Village. However, his ability and interest in the outside wasn't being put to its best use. So, he left and opened Kourindou, an antiques shop on the border of the Forest of Magic specializing in objects from the Outside World, which he acquires after they fall into Gensokyo through the Hakurei Border. Located between the forest and Human Village, he chose the location in the hopes that both human and non-human customers would visit.

However, between his poor business sense, such as his refusal to let go of any useful or interesting items, personality, location, niche merchandise, and inability to determine just how to use something, his business can be deemed a failure. Currently, with the exception of just a few visitors, Kourindou is often deserted.

Because of the events occuring throughout the worlds, Gaspra brings him to his tower to aid the YouTube Poop Unification Squad, a task he finds annoying.

The Quest for YouTubeEdit

Rinnosuke stays in the tower and presents prizes to the players should they acquire enough Gamer Score from the Atrophyments earned. This includes Support Characters. Once the player collects all the Support Characters in the game and speak with him he'll join as a support. His ability is quite "broken" amongst the many supports in the game: Auto-Haste, Auto-Reflect, Auto-Regen, and all stat +10.

LunarosseEdit

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Rinnosuke as "Rin" in "Lunarosse".

In "Lunarosse," Rinnosuke - now calling himself Rin - appears again as a Trophy Keeper. He becomes recruitable after finding five trophies, then entering his room in the library. After speaking to him and learning about the Trophies, he'll join. Throughout the course of the game, he'll drop hints of his true identity and the world he came from.

TriviaEdit

  • The Creator has stated that Rinnosuke doesn't count as an official character in "Lunarosse," but as a guest character for the Trophies.
  • Though he hasn't appeared in many Touhou projects, Rinnosuke has quite the following.
  • He's portrayed as the main antagonist in the fan project, "Touhou Fantasy."
  • He seems to have some kind of connection to Yukari Yakumo, but nothing is ever brought up in "The Quest for YouTube."
  • It's unknown if he'll return for the sequel.
e v YouTube Poop RPG
Main Characters: Link · Zelda
YTP Unification Squad: Ami · Anarchy Panty · Anarchy Stocking · Angry Video Game Nerd · Bagelman · Billy Mays · Briefers Rock · Captain Cyril · Captain Falcon · Chip · Cirno · Claude Frollo · Divatox · Dr. Brushwell · Dr. Rabbit · Dr. Robotnik · Feebi · Flandre Scarlet · Ganon · Garterbelt · Gaspra · God of Order · Gwonam · I.M. Meen · Ice Queen · Impa · Kagami Hiiragi · King Harkinian · Konata Izumi · Luigi · Madotsuki · Mario · Marisa Kirisame · Miyuki Takara · Morshu · Nostalgia Chick · Nostalgia Critic · Otacon · Phoenix Wright · Poniko · Reimu Hakurei · Rinnosuke Morichika · Rumia · Solid Snake · Sonic the Hedgehog · Tails Doll · Tommy Wiseau · Tomo Takino · Tsukara Hiiragi
Antagonists: Adolf Hitler · Cardians · Corset · Cousin Mel Spankenheimer · Dark Link · Demon Kneesocks · Demon Scanty · Donald McDonald · Evil King · Four Fiends · Gibdo · Glutko · God of Chaos · Goronu · Harlequin · Hectan · Hulk Hogan · I.M. Slime · Lupay · Malleo · Master Purin · Militron · Omfak · Queen Beryl · Siobhan · True Darkness · Weegee · Wizzrobe
Databases: List of YTP RPG Characters · Atrophyments · Mutant Rampage Bodyslam · Support Characters · Creator
e v Lunarosse
Main Characters: Channing Farrow · Garrett Davis · Gloria Harper · Noel Warhol
Mnemosyne Company: Abel Donovan · Alek Dawson · Angel Wittenaur · Apollo Holland · Ashley Audubon · Bahrmuel Donovan · Beverly Morrison · Briea · Bruce Parker · Carmen Jimenez · D. Sensei · Elijah Cavarno · Erika Wells · Esau Dittmar · Hanamori Miyamoto · Himiko Oshiro · Icas Astrophel · Isabelle Crown · Izumi · Jacque Sullivan · Joyce Fairweather · Lauma Wei · Llyr · Marina Audubon · Milo Cavarno · Nalhir · Nerida · Oracle · Ouri · Phillip Landis · Rin · Sonia Klein · Sophia · Sylvia Server · Tarja Sonne · Tierkreis · Vicious · ???
Lunarosse Empire: Empress Corlia del Lunarosse · Gerard the Deceiver · Noita the Enchanted · Vaarn the Indestructible · Xanatos the Absolute · Zevahn
Yliandra Faction: Bellahan · Lujayn · Rasul · Yliandra
Other Characters: Creid Maeus · Desideria · Lone Child · Naamari · Placido Escobar · Sojourner Vescual · Tuntema
Database: Achievements · Every Time You Kissed Me · Glyphs · Lunarosse: Original Soundtrack · Over Night · Snow Flowers · Song of the Goddess: The Eternal Path · There's A Place For Us

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