This is a list of the characters that belong to the Touhou Project, a series of danmaku and fighting video games by ZUN from Team Shanghai Alice. Most Touhou characters reside in a fictional realm called Gensokyo, wherein humans and yōkai coexist. Gensokyo's culture and customs are like those of feudal Japan, but the Touhou games take place in the present day. Many yōkai prey on and eat humans, and humans subsequently try to exorcise them, but no racial animosity exists between the two. The characters in the Touhou Project have unique abilities, and many of them are based on Japanese folklore and religion.