(Touhou 2) Same as Touhou 3-5, except her eyes and hair were red. Her hair was also short and straight. (Touhou 3, alternative outfit) Same as above, but her clothes are mainly white instead of purple. (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. When appearing as a boss, rides what appears to be a magical vine instead of a broom. (Touhou 6 to 10.5) Same as above, except without the shawl, and the outfit is mainly black instead of navy blue. (Touhou 7.5 and 10.5, alternative outfit) Same as above, but her clothes are mainly white instead of black. (Touhou 9, alternative outfit) Same as above, but her clothes are mainly purple instead of black. (Touhou 11) Golden eyes, blond hair, a braid on only one side of her face, carries a bamboo and straw broom. Wears a navy blue witch's hat with a large pink ribbon, and a navy blue and light pink outfit with a white petticoat, and with a light blue shawl over her shoulders. (Touhou 12) Skirt is once again black, with a tan apron over it with an "M" embroidered on it. Wears a black vest over a pink shirt, hair ribbon is now white. Her hat resembles that of a cowboy more than a witch(or the point is floppy and isn't seen at the angle of her in game art). Carries a wand made of wood. (Touhou 12.5, 12.8) Golden eyes and blonde hair with a braid down her left shoulder, tied with a green ribbon. Wears a black witches' hat with a star on it, a white apron, a black skirt and a green bow. Holds a bag or purse of some sort in her left hand. (Touhou 13) Marisa has her usual attire. However, her hat's bow is purple, a purple ribbon is attached to the left side of her hair, her shoes are maroon colored with small purple ribbons on them, and a red ribbon is tied to her neck. (Touhou 13.5) Same as 10.5, except her outfit is dark blue, her shirt has a v-cut at the bottom, her hat is larger, and her hair is more golden than yellow.
Story of Eastern Wonderland (Stage 4 Boss) Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream (Playable Character, Possible Opponent) Lotus Land Story (Playable Character, Stage 4 Boss) Mystic Square (Playable Character) Shuusou Gyoku (Extra Boss 1) Embodiment of Scarlet Devil (Playable Character) Perfect Cherry Blossom (Playable Character) Immaterial and Missing Power (Playable Character, Possible Opponent) Imperishable Night (Playable Character, Stage 4B Midboss, Stage 4B Boss) Phantasmagoria of Flower View (Playable Character, Possible Opponent) Mountain of Faith (Playable Character) Scarlet Weather Rhapsody (Playable Character, Possible Opponent) Subterranean Animism (Playable Character) Undefined Fantastic Object (Playable Character) Unthinkable Natural Law (Playable Character) The Grimoire of Marisa (Main Character) Double Spoiler (Scene EX-2, EX-5, EX-8 Boss) Fairy Wars (Extra Boss) Ten Desires (Playable Character) Hopeless Masquerade (Playable Character, Possible Opponent) Double Dealing Character (Playable Character) Impossible Spell Card (Day 7-1, 7-5 Boss) Urban Legend in Limbo (Playable Character, Possible Opponent) Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom (Playable Character) Hidden Star in Four Seasons (Playable Character)
A Being made of Magic and Red Dream (TH03, TH04) A Magician (TH05) Magician of Red Dreams (SSG) The Strange Magician (TH06) Ordinary Magician (TH07, TH07.5, TH08, TH10.5, TH11, TH12, TH12.3, TH12.5, PMiSS) An Ordinary Black Magician (TH08 character intros.txt, TH09, TH10) Magician of Misty Rain (TH10.5) Boldly Timid Human (WaHH) The Magician Passing By (TH12.8) Greedy Magician (TH13) Extremely Ordinary Magician (FS) The Magician Representing Humanity (HM)
Marisa Kirisame is a human magician, and is one of the most important sub-characters of the series (according to series producer ZUN). Her personality is sometimes described as disagreeable, but in some other titles, straightforward. 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 all but one title 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.
Marisa is the author of
The Grimoire of Marisa, a collection of notes about spellcards used by her and other danmaku users she has encountered.