For the card game of the same name, see Danmaku!!
弾幕 (lit. "Barrage")
Mode of attack used by enemies in some shooting games. Complex attack patterns, made of hundreds to thousands of projectiles fill the screen. The player must weave through tiny gaps in the barrage. End-stage boss attacks are especially spectacular, in an attempt to intimidate and dazzle the player.
Danmaku are usually made of missiles, but are sometimes combined with other hazards such as lasers, flames and lightning arcs for added challenge.
Missiles in danmaku have been particularly creative of late, most notably in the Touhou series. Throwing knives, flower petals, paper charms and even ghosts have been employed in addition to the usual shells and colored balls.
This tag is used to refer to depictions of attacks launched by characters or weapons from known shooting games.