Touhou Suzunaan: Forbidden Scrollery.
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Touhou Suzunaan: Forbidden Scrollery.

Alternative Titles

English: Forbidden Scrollery
Japanese: 東方鈴奈庵 ~ Forbidden Scrollery.


Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 54
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 25, 2012 to Jul 26, 2017
Genres: FantasyFantasy
Authors: ZUN (Story), Harukawa, Moe (Art)
Serialization: Comp Ace


Score: 8.051 (scored by 14081,408 users)
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Ranked: #6032
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Popularity: #2936
Members: 4,884
Favorites: 245
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Touhou Suzunaan: Forbidden Scrollery. is a Touhou official comic published by Kadokawa. It introduces the human book renter and collector Kosuzu Motoori as the main character, with the story centered around her mysterious ability to decipher any book no matter the language or script, and her assortment of various rare and dangerous demon books.

Marisa Kirisame runs into Hieda no Akyuu on her way through the Human Village, and notices that she's carrying a strange book—a youma book, said to be indecipherable. Afterwards she makes her way to the Hakurei Shrine to ask Reimu Hakurei about them, but she doesn't know much on the subject. Marisa explains their dark and mysterious nature, and the two decide to take a visit to Suzunaan to talk to Kosuzu Motoori about it. She reveals her collection of demon books, as well as her recently-awakened powers that allow her to decipher any sort of script. Reimu worries that it might be dangerous, but Kosuzu is not very concerned.

(Source: Touhou Wikia, MU)


Touhou Suzunaan: Forbidden Scrollery. has been published in English as Forbidden Scrollery by Yen Press since November 21, 2017.

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Dec 28, 2018
AzureDaora (All reviews)
People fear the unknown, and perhaps more importantly, try to understand it.
I'm a massive Touhoufag - expect a nigh-incomprehensible review unless you are one as well.

Forbidden Scrollery is about a curious human girl thrust in a world where she does not belong; the land of Gensokyo, a land filled to the brim with mythological gods and youkai. A place where humans are weak and the minority, and not the leaders of society.
With a newfound ability to be able to read anything in any written language, she delves deeper into the world of Youkai, something that she has little understanding of beyond the written wiles of read more
Dec 4, 2017
Lord_Odous (All reviews)
Touhou Project has grown to become quite a large multimedia franchise spanning from official video games, novels, mangas, artbooks and music CDs. There are also tons of fanmade stuffs such as music remixes, anime, fanarts, fanfictions, doujin mangas, fangames etc. It is quite difficult to get into the fandom out of nowhere because of the overwhelming amount of works of it.

Here, I would recommend Forbidden Scrollery as a start to begin your venture into Touhou Project.

In a familiar manga medium, Forbidden Scrollery is primarily about the wonders and mysteries of the world of Gensokyo. Through the eyes of a normal human, Kosuzu Motoori, read more
Feb 1, 2015
ap1001 (All reviews)
Touhou review - Forbidden Scrollery

ZUN is a genius, as a man who have a family, lots of life experience and alcohol, ZUN's work drips with messages and his life views, and as a result tend to run deeper than most manga and anime, one chapter of Forbidden Scrollery is worth a deep analysis about both the lore and messages, and is more fulfilling than 10 or more chapters of any other manga.

Story - 8

Suzunaan's story revolves around the book store called Suzunaan ran by the family of Motoori Kosuzu, and ties into the ongoing world of Touhou lore. Featuring stories ranging from the dangerous youkai read more
May 22, 2016
SanaeK10 (All reviews)
Forbidden Scrollery is a lot more different than your typical Touhou manga. Unlike the more whimsical Wild and Horned Hermit, or the lighthearted Three Fairies manga, Forbidden Scrollery tells a more serious, perhaps harrowing tale of life in Gensoukyou, seen through an ordinary human inhabitant rather than a person with considerable power.

This, I feel, is one of the strengths of the manga, and what makes it stand out from the rest of the Touhou manga. World-Building is top-notch as per ZUN's previous works, but the story, now delivered in 2-parters, are excellently told and often contain twists and turns, some unexpected, that make for read more

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