Kinoko Nasu

Kinoko Nasu (奈須 きのこ, Nasu Kinoko, male,[1] born 28 November 1973) is a Japanese author, best known for writing the light novel The Garden of Sinners and visual novels Tsukihime and Fate/stay night. Renowned for a unique style of storytelling and prose, Nasu is amongst the most prominent visual novelists in Japan. He graduated from Hosei University with a major in human science.

Kinoko Nasu
奈須 きのこ
Born (1973-11-28) 28 November 1973 (age 47)
OccupationCo-founder of Type-Moon, Writer, video game designer
Years active1998–present
Notable work
Fate/stay night
The Garden of Sinners


Together with his junior high school classmate and friend Takashi Takeuchi, Nasu formed Type-Moon in 2000, originally as a dōjin group to create the visual novel Tsukihime, which soon gained immense popularity. Nasu's influences include Hideyuki Kikuchi, Yukito Ayatsuji, Soji Shimada, Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Kenji Takemoto,[2] Ken Ishikawa,[3] and Yasuhiro Nightow.[4]

Following the success of Tsukihime, Type-Moon became a commercial organization. A sequel to Tsukihime, Kagetsu Tohya, was released in August 2001. On 28 January 2004, Type-Moon released Fate/stay night, written by Nasu; it, too, gained great success, becoming one of the most popular visual novels on the day of its release. A sequel to Fate/stay night, Fate/hollow ataraxia, was released on 28 October 2005. Nasu's visual novel work has been adapted to extremely popular manga and anime series.


Among Kinoko Nasu's earlier works are the novels Kara no Kyōkai, originally released in 1998 and re-printed in 2004, Angel Notes, Mahōtsukai no Yoru and Kōri no Hana.


  • Kara no Kyōkai also called Garden of Sinners - originally released in 1998 and re-printed in 2004. It was also re-released in a three-volume format with new illustrations in 2007
  • Decoration Disorder Disconnection
  • Tsuki no Sango (Moon’s Coral)
  • Mahōtsukai no Yoru
  • Notes. (Angel Voice)
  • Kōri no Hana (氷の花, Ice Flowers)
  • Clock Tower 2015
  • Garden Of Avalon

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  1. ^ Nasu, Kinoko (2004-07-23). "And so I became a girl。". Retrieved 2013-09-22.
  2. ^ まんだらけ同人館/コラム 第七回 奈須
  3. ^ TYPE-MOON 武内崇×奈須きのこ×OKSG スタッフ座談会第二夜
  4. ^ 応援団メッセージ#24 奈須きのこ 『TRIGUN』オフィシャルブログ Archived 2014-02-21 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "". 12 October 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2008.

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