danmaku/bullet hell

danmaku aka bullet hells are a type of shooting game that feature massive amounts of bullets on the screen (danmaku being a romanization of 弾幕, literally “barrage”) that the player must dodge to survive.
they are notoriously difficult, but fun, especially if one can get into a flow state, which will allow you to maneuver skillfully.
here are some of my favorites, divided by developer:

team shanghai alice

CAVE interactive

idea factory

doujin soft & indie developers

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