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So lemme tell you why Raiko is the best new girl, in a manner which you will all understand.
First of all, her attire. Kimonos, ponchos, anticuated dresses? Hell no! Raiko has class, evidenced by that cool as fuck suit, tie and skirt, reminiscent of the most famous pop artist in the Outside world. Couple that with that smug, confident smirk, and you get a motherfucking thunder deity ready to pimpslap some bitches like the Extra Boss she is. Also, may I point out to what does she wear in her head? THAT'S RIGHT, ABSO-FUCKING-LUTELY NOTHING, BITCHES! Screw that "2hus with no headwear die" thing, Raiko gives that rule the middle finger while she plays the dance of 'Not giving a single fuck' in her taiko drum, or her electronic drumkit.
Wait, did you read that right? Hell yeah, she's a tsukumogami controlling TWO instruments at the same time! That's double the power, bitches! And not only she has the power to make anything follow a rhythm, she also has the power to throw motherfucking lightning at you and fry yo ass to ash and cinders. Do you know what that means? She fucking rides the lightning with the power of drummers in the Outside World! If you don't think that ain't the most metal thing in existence, then get out of my face.
Her spellcards. Yeah, she starts easy. That's because she wants you to feel overconfident, to give you false hope, only to crush it when she gets her gloves off - can't you see it in that smile? She's always in control of the situation, bitches. Her fourth spellcard is titled "Death Drum". That only spells problem to you unfortunate souls who dare to challenge her. What's that, your screen is shaking? Fake difficulty? Raiko is having none of your shit, while she plays the dance of 'Deal with it' with her drums. And in "Blue Lady Show", her pattern follows the rhythm of the stage music. We had our share of musicians on Touhou, but if you can synchronize your attacks with Almighty ZUN's songs, then it's proven you're the best motherfucking musician in Gensokyo.
And if that doesn't convicen you of how incredibly cool this stone cold pimp is, then lemme tell ya a short story. Raiko was born a taiko tsukumogami by the power of Sukuna mallet, but she soon realized the origin of her powers, and knowing that once the Mallet was put out of commision by the protagonists, she'd lose her existence. So what does she do? She adquires the power of drummers in the Outside world and possess an electronic drumkit. So not only does she save her own life, she also gets one of the most versatile instruments in the world and doubles her own power level. Furthermore, because she's a pretty chill gal, she tells your oh so beloved Tsukumo sisters the same trick, so that they can save their sorry asses too. And that's how Raiko started her own harem/band of tsukumogami instruments.
And that's why, you Benben and Yatsuhashi fanboys, Raiko Horikawa is the best newhou, even more than Sekibanki, and you must accept her as your Lord and Savior and bow in front of her overwhelming girth and swagger.