The track first appeared in Touhou 6: the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, which would become the game that gave international success to the Touhou Project series. It is the theme of the Stage 2 boss, Cirno, who debuted in that game. The track would later appears as arrangement in Touhou 9: Phantasmagoria of Flower View under the title "Adventures of the Lovestruck Tomboy" and in Touhou 12.3: Hisoutensoku.
Cirno would prove to be popular among the new Touhou fans, and in particular two remixes of her theme, "Cirno's Perfect Math Class" by IOSYS and "Chirumiru Cirno" by Conagusuri, achieved memetic popularity reaching outside of the Touhou fanbase. Due to this and other popular memes related to Cirno, she and her theme are some of the most widely-recognized elements of Touhou.
The first rip of the track itself was "Beloved Tomboyish Girl (Extended Mix) - Touhou 6: the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil", which was uploaded on April 19, 2016; while the first rip to feature the track as a joke was "Unfounded Revenge - MOTHER 3" which was uploaded first to the GiIvaSunner channel on March 5, 2016. It is often used as a melody change joke, and has appeared in over 80 rips since.
"Beloved Tomboyish Girl" is the third-most-recurring Touhou-related joke on the channel, behind "Bad Apple!!" and "Hate not the Wind, Spring Blossoms ~ Eternal Wind". It is prominently used in rips on September 9, a day on which fans of the series dedicated to Cirno. As a minor character, she has made occasional appearances on the channel.
- Rips featuring Beloved Tomboyish Girl - YouTube playlist by Aidan Zamboni.