Tsukihime

Tsukihime (Japanese: 月姫, lit. "Moon Princess") is a Japanese adult visual novel created by the dōjin circle Type-Moon, who first released it at the Winter Comiket in December 2000. In 2003, it was adapted into both an anime television series, Lunar Legend Tsukihime, animated by J.C.Staff, and a manga series, which was serialized between 2003 and 2010 in MediaWorks seinen magazine Dengeki Daioh, with 10 volumes released.

Tsukihime
Tsukihime.jpg
Visual novel cover featuring Arcueid Brunestud.
月姫
GenreDark fantasy
Game
DeveloperType-Moon
PublisherType-Moon
GenreVisual novel, Eroge
EngineNScripter
PlatformMicrosoft Windows
Released
  • JP: December 29, 2000
Game
Tsukihime Plus-Disc
DeveloperType-Moon
PublisherType-Moon
GenreVisual novel
EngineNScripter / KiriKiri
PlatformMicrosoft Windows
Released
  • JP: January 2001
Manga
Lunar Legend Tsukihime
Written bySasaki Shōnen
Published byASCII Media Works
English publisher
MagazineDengeki Daioh
DemographicSeinen
Original runAugust 21, 2003July 27, 2010
Volumes10
Anime television series
Lunar Legend Tsukihime
Directed byKatsushi Sakurabi
Produced byTakeshi Jinguji
Yuichi Sekido
Yuji Matsukura
Written byHiroko Tokita
Music byToshiyuki Omori
StudioJ.C.Staff
Licensed by
Original networkAnimax, TBS, BS-i
English network
Original run October 10, 2003 December 26, 2003
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
Game
Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon-
DeveloperType-Moon
PublisherAniplex
GenreVisual novel
PlatformNintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Released
  • JP: August 26, 2021
Game
Tsukihime -The other side of red garden-
DeveloperType-Moon
PublisherAniplex
GenreVisual novel
Related media
Wikipe-tan face.svg Anime and manga portal

Several other related media have also been released, including the bonus disc Tsukihime Plus-Disc, a fan disc Kagetsu Tohya and the fighting game series Melty Blood. Story concepts and characters shared many similarities with other Type Moon's series The Garden of Sinners, and the two were also subtly connected.[1] A remake with updated art and story was announced in 2008. The first part of the remake, Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon-, featuring a rewritten and expanded version of two of the original routes, was released on August 26, 2021. The second part, Tsukihime -The other side of red garden-, was teased in a secret unlockable trailer in -A piece of blue glass moon-. Melty Blood: Type Lumina, a new fighting game, was released worldwide on September 30, 2021 as companion to the remake titles.

GameplayEdit

 
A screenshot of gameplay in Tsukihime. The colors of the backgrounds in the game are often monochromatic shades of dark blue at night, with lighter blues and vermillion in the day.

Tsukihime is a visual novel where the story is presented via text that intermittently presents choices for the player to make. These choices influence the story, some in large ways while others in small ways. Some choices lead to bad endings where the protagonist dies, after which the player can optionally view a comedic section called Teach Me, Ciel-sensei!, where a fourth wall–breaking version of the character Ciel offers hints on what led to the bad ending. The game is divided into five routes, distributed amongst two scenarios: The Near Side of the Moon (Arcueid and Ciel routes), and the Far Side of the Moon (Akiha, Hisui, and Kohaku routes). Every heroine except Kohaku has two possible endings. When the player has achieved all possible endings, a new epilogue part, entitled Eclipse, is unlocked.

Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon- is a visual novel like the original, and though it features modern amenities (such as better skip functions) it plays mostly the same. The Teach Me, Ciel-sensei! section after a bad ending also return. Unlike the original, the first part of the remake has only two routes, Tsukihime as the Arcueid route and Rainbow in the Night as the Ciel route and the Arcueid route has only one ending.

PlotEdit

Tsukihime's plot follows the perspective of protagonist Shiki Tohno (遠野 志貴, Tōno Shiki), a second year high school student in the fictional town of Misaki, taking place in 1999.[2] Shiki suffers a life-threatening injury when he was young. When he regains consciousness, he gains the ability to see "Death lines" lines by which things, living or not, will eventually break when they die. Due to his injury, Shiki has immense headaches as his mind cannot cope with the sight of death. Soon after he is given special glasses from Aoko Aozaki that blocks the sight of these lines. Due to his injury, Shiki is banished by his father to a branch family of the Tohno household. Eight years later he is called back home by his sister after his father dies. After moving back Shiki has trouble adjusting to the old-fashioned lifestyle his sister lives by. As the story progresses Shiki confronts supernatural beings such as vampires called "Dead Apostles" (死徒, Shito), as well as his family's secrets. The remake titles of the visual novel takes place in the city of Soya in an unspecified year in the 2010s.[3]

CharactersEdit

Main charactersEdit

Shiki Tohno (遠野 志貴, Tōno Shiki)
Voiced by: Kenji Nojima (Melty Blood, Carnival Phantasm), Ryosuke Kanemoto (Remake), Kenichi Suzumura (Anime)
The protagonist, who has the ability to see "Death lines" on objects and people which, when traced, destroy what they are on. An accident 8 years before the game's events resulted in him being excommunicated from the Tohno clan by his father, and he lived with a branch family of the clan during that time. At the beginning of the game, he moves back home at the behest of his sister Akiha after their father's death. He carries a switchblade which he uses as protection against the supernatural enemies he encounters.
Arcueid Brunestud (アルクェイド・ブリュンスタッド, Arukweido Buryunsutaddo)
Voiced by: Ryōka Yuzuki (Melty Blood, Carnival Phantasm, Fate/EXTRA), Ikumi Hasegawa (Remake), Hitomi Nabatame (Anime)
Arcueid is a mysterious vampire princess. She lacks some vampiric qualities, such as that of needing to consume blood to survive (though she suppresses the desire), and being nocturnal. She seems to be quite knowledgeable about many things, but is portrayed as very naïve when it comes to modern ideas. She is killed by Shiki in their first encounter, but regenerates, and recruits Shiki to hunt a vampire.
Ciel (シエル, Shieru)
Voiced by: Kumi Sakuma (Melty Blood, Carnival Phantasm), Kaede Hondo (Remake), Fumiko Orikasa (Anime)
Ciel is introduced as an upperclassman of Shiki's is the sole member of the Japanese tea ceremony club but is actually a secret agent of the Church's "Burial Angecy" created to exterminate heresy. She has a strange obsession for curry and will agree to almost anything for food that is curry-related.
Akiha Tohno (遠野 秋葉, Tōno Akiha)
Voiced by: Hitomi (Melty Blood, Carnival Phantasm), Shino Shimoji (Remake), Shizuka Itō (Anime)
Shiki's younger sister, she assumed the responsibility as the family's head and acquired the knowledge, behavior and etiquette for appropriate noble family. She has mixed feelings about her brother Shiki, who has been estranged for seven years, and seeking him to live like an upper class man.
Hisui (翡翠)
Voiced by: Miyu Matsuki (Melty Blood, Carnival Phantasm), Kana Ichinose (Remake), Yumi Kakazu (Anime)
Hisui is the younger of the twin maids in the Tohno mansion, and is a childhood friend of Shiki. She attends to Shiki when he comes back to the Tohno mansion. She acts cold and unfeeling, but it is only an act to hide her kinder nature.
Kohaku (琥珀)
Voiced by: Naoko Takano (Melty Blood, Carnival Phantasm), Yūki Kuwahara (Remake), Kana Ueda (Anime)
Kohaku is the older of the twin maids in the Tohno mansion and is always seen to be smiling and cheerful. She is gifted with medicine.

Recurring charactersEdit

Aoko Aozaki (蒼崎 青子, Aozaki Aoko)
Voiced by: Kotono Mitsuishi (Melty Blood, Carnival Phantasm), Haruka Tomatsu (Remake), Akiko Kimura (Anime)
A mysterious woman, who gives Shiki glasses that allow him to block out sight of the lines.
Arihiko Inui (乾 有彦, Inui Arihiko)
Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa (Remake), Takahiro Sakurai (Anime)
Shiki's best friend and classmate, who frequently is absent from school.
Satsuki Yumizuka (弓塚 さつき, Yumizuka Satsuki)
Voiced by: Omi Minami (Melty Blood, Carnival Phantasm), Minami Tanaka (Remake), Kaori Tanaka (Anime)
A classmate of Shiki. In the Far-side routes she becomes a vampire.
NRVNQSR Chaos (ネロ・カオス, Nero Kaosu)[a]
Voiced by: Jōji Nakata (Melty Blood, Carnival Phantasm), Kenta Miyake (Anime)
A vampire and the secondary antagonist of the Near-side routes in original game. However, he only has a minor appearance in the remake game.
Michael Roa Valdamjong (ミハイル・ロア・バルダムヨォン, Mihairu Roa Barudamuyon)
Voiced by: Ken Narita (Melty Blood, Carnival Phantasm, Fate/Grand Order Drama CD), Yohei Azakami (Remake), Hiroyuki Yoshino (Anime)
An 800-year-old vampire who uses reincarnation as a path to immortality. He is the main antagonist for the Near-side Routes.
SHIKI Tohno (遠野 四季, Tōno Shiki)[b]
Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Anime), Yohei Azakami (Remake)
Akiha's older brother, and the protagonist’s adoptive brother. The main antagonist in the Far-side routes.

Remake exclusivesEdit

Mio Saiki (斎木 みお, Saiki Mio)
Voiced by: Rina Hidaka
A mysterious girl who Shiki meet sometimes in the city.
Gouto Saiki (斎木 業人, Saiki Gōto)
Voiced by: Chikahiro Kobayashi
A man who claims to be a business partner of the Tohno clan. Due to burns, His entire face is wrapped in black bandages. He looks down on Shiki, Who was excommunicated from the Tohno family, and hates him.
Neko Araku (阿良句 寧子, Araku Neko)
Voiced by: Mamiko Noto
Also known as "Arach" (アラク, Araku). Said to be an old acquaintance of Makihisa Tohno from university, due to her closeness with the Tohno family through him, she has been working for Akiha as a consultant in both architectural and medical matters.
Noel (ノエル, Noeru)
Voiced by: Ai Kayano
A teacher at Shiki's school. Actually a subordinate of Ciel.
Mario Gallo Bestino (マリオ・ガッロ・ベスチノ, Mario Garro Besuchino)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura
An Italian bishop of Holy Church.
Yuugo Ando (安藤 裕吾, Ando Yugo)
Voiced by: Ryota Asari
One of Mario's two direct subordinates.
Karius Berlusconi (カリウス・ベルルスコーニ, Carius Berlusconi)
Voiced by: Shuta Morishima
One of Mario's two direct subordinates.
Vlov Arkhangel (ヴローヴ・アルハンゲル, Vurōvu Aruhangeru)
Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda
A vampire who serves as the secondary antagonist, replacing the role of NRVNQSR Chaos from the original game.

DevelopmentEdit

The original story of Tsukihime was based on one of Kinoko Nasu's ideas for a novel. It featured Arcueid as a cold stereotypical vampire that is the complete opposite of her finished incarnation. The basis for Shiki was a middle-aged old, worn-down vampire who says to Arcueid upon her first approach "I have no interest in women I've already killed once." The tone of the story was the complete opposite and only the tagline of "a biting relationship between a murderer who can see death lines and a vampire" remained in the final version.[citation needed] Upon developing the story for Tsukihime, they pictured Arcueid as a cool and princess-like "Noble Vampire", but thought that it overlapped with Akiha's "Lady" character. All of the heroines spoke politely to the main character, so they figured that the only character who could fit the role of someone who didn't speak politely would be Arcueid. They eventually came up with the idea of a "pure white" vampire that developed her character very differently from the original version.[citation needed] There was originally a planned Satsuki route for the original version, but it was later cut.[citation needed]

Several trial versions of Tsukihime were released before its full release. The first preview version of Tsukihime was a free promotional version of which 300 copies (on 3½ floppy disks) were produced and distributed at Comiket 56 in 1999 [4] At the next Comiket 57 in late 1999, a demo was sold for 100 yen, with only 50 being produced and sold, also distributed on 3½ floppy disks.[5] At Comiket 58 in 2000, Tsukihime Half Moon Edition was released. 300 copies were produced and sold for 1,000 yen each. This version contained Arcueid and Ciel's "Near Side of the Moon" storylines. The half moon edition came with bonuses including a coupon that would allow purchasers to claim the complete edition in the future.[6] The complete edition of Tsukihime was first released at Comiket in December 2000.[7]

Type-Moon released Tsukihime Plus-Disc developed with NScripter in January 2001, a light-hearted addition to Tsukihime that featured two short stories Alliance Of Illusionary Eyes and Geccha. Assorted multimedia The first edition includes wallpapers, the first four chapters of The Garden of Sinners, an early demo version of Tsukihime, a contemporary Tsukihime demo, and two omakes featuring Tsukihime characters. The second edition Tsukihime Plus+Disc adds two more stories Geccha 2 and Kinoko's Masterpiece Experimental Theater. This version came to the more capable KiriKiri engine. In April 2003, Type-Moon released Tsuki-Bako (月箱, lit. Moon Box), a three-disc set that included Tsukihime, Tsukihime Plus+Disc, Kagetsu Tohya, a remixed soundtrack, a trial version of Melty Blood and other assorted multimedia.[8] The original visual novel was available to play with Game Boy Advance with the conversion software "Rinkai Tsukihime" distributed by the doujin circle "Hataya Inside".[9]

RemakeEdit

A remake of Tsukihime was announced in 2008, with work commencing in 2012. Work was then suspended in 2013 due to Type Moon's work on Fate/Grand Order, before resuming in 2017.[10] It was later announced that it would be released in two parts, with the first, titled Tsukihime –A piece of blue glass moon-, containing the "Near-side" part of the game. The game was released on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch consoles on August 26, 2021 in Japan.[11] The theme songs Seimeisen and Juvenile, as well as the ending themes Lost and Believer were written, composed and arranged by Kegani from Live Lab and performed by ReoNa, and released on CD on September 1, 2021.[12][13] The soundtrack was composed by Hideyuki Fukasawa and Keita Haga[14] and will be released as a set of eight CDs on November 24, 2021.[15] Tsukihime -The other side of red garden-, containing the remake's equivalent of the "Far-side" part of the original, was teased in an unlockable secret trailer in Tsukihime – A piece of blue glass moon-.

The remake modernizes the setting of Tsukihime, having it take place in a large city in the 2010s (as opposed to the suburban town in 1999 of the original), and also makes changes to the plot. The remake also adds new characters, voice acting, and new character designs.[16] Writer Kinoko Nasu has stated in interviews that he was inspired by Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone to make the changes, and when writing the remake, Arcueid's route was written to be a reproduction of the old Tsukihime, while Ciel's route was written to be new.[17]

SequelEdit

Kagetsu Tohya has teasers for a Tsukihime 2, and writer Kinoko Nasu's short stories talk. and Prelude from Tsukihime material book's Plus Period published in October 22, 2004 and the Type-Moon's Character material published on August 20, 2006 are set before it.[citation needed] References to it have been mostly been made into jokes during recent interviews,[citation needed] and they have displayed no current plans to actually create the project.[citation needed] According to Character material, the sequel would have been called Tsukihime: The Dark Six and would have revolved, at least in part, around a ritual gathering of Dead Apostle ancestors. Arcueid's sister Altrogue would have had a possible role.[citation needed]

Related mediaEdit

Video gamesEdit

Kagetsu Tohya is a sequel released in August 2001 that takes place one year after the events in the main Tsukihime storyline.[18] Shiki gets into an accident and has a repeating dream sequence in which he must relive the same day over until he finds Len. As the player repeats each day they are able to make different choices which affect the flow of the narrative and unlock extra content in the game, including 10 short stories.

Melty Blood is a PC dojin fighting game series developed by Type-Moon and French-Bread, originally released at Comiket 63 in 2002.[19] The game features characters from the Tsukihime games as well as new characters specific for the games. Multiple updated versions of the game have been created as well as a sequel. It later spawned an arcade version,[20] titled Act Cadenza, that was developed by Ecole Software and was then ported to the PlayStation 2.[21] A decade later, Type-Moon and French-Bread collaborated once again to developed the fifth installment and reboot, Melty Blood: Type Lumina, featuring the characters from the remake titles.

AnimeEdit

A 12-episode anime television series adaptation titled Lunar Legend Tsukihime (真月譚 月姫, Shingetsutan Tsukihime) was directed by Katsushi Sakurabi and produced by J.C.Staff. The series was written by Hiroko Tokita and features original music by Toshiyuki Ōmori. It first aired between October 10 to December 26, 2003 on BS-i, TBS and Animax, who also subsequently broadcast it worldwide, including its English language networks in Southeast Asia and South Asia. Two pieces of theme music are used for the episodes; one opening theme and one ending theme. The opening theme was titled "The Sacred Moon" by Toshiyuki Omori, and the ending theme was "Rinne no Hate ni" (輪廻の果てに) by Fumiko Orikasa. The reason for choosing "Lunar Legend Tsukihime" instead of the title "Tsukihime" is that the trademark of "Tsukihime" had already been used.[22]

The anime plot is based on the route of Arcueid, but the staff thinks that it is difficult to include all the elements of the original in the short number of episodes of 12 episodes, so no important setting is drawn. In addition, some changes have been made to the settings and characters.

Geneon announced it had licensed the series for distribution in North America in 2004 under the title Tsukihime, Lunar Legend.[23] Upon Geneon's American operations having shut down, the newly instituted licensor Sentai Filmworks acquired the North American rights to the series, with Section23 Films handling its distribution and marketing, along with other titles.[24]

PrintEdit

A manga adaptation using the same Lunar Legend Tsukihime title as the anime, illustrated by Sasaki Shōnen, was serialized in ASCII Media Works' shōnen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh between October 2003 and September 2010. The plot largely follows the game's Arcueid route with a mix of the other routes. The chapters were collected in ten volumes published by ASCII Media Works.[25] Tsukihime creator Kinoko Nasu has praised Sasaki's manga, saying that the settings mentioned in Tsukihime and Kagetsu Tohya are integrated without damaging the atmosphere of the original.[26] Nasu also went on to say that Sasaki Shonen's manga was the greatest rival to the remake game project, and that Sasaki's stamp of approval after he playtested it meant there was "nothing to be afraid of".[27] The manga was licensed for an English-language release in North America by ComicsOne in 2004.[28] In 2005, DR Master took over the publication of ComicsOne's manga titles including Tsukihime.[29] Six out of ten volumes were published.

Tsuki no Sango is a short story by Kinoko Nasu for Maaya Sakamoto's Full Moon Recital Hall, a project organized by the Japanese online magazine Saizensen, that consisted of Sakamoto reading short novels in a theater while an accompanying short animation was aired in the background. Tsuki no Sango was the first of the recitals on December 21, 2010, and it was aired live on Ustream. The short movie was animated by Ufotable, which also animated The Garden of Sinners and Fate/Zero, and features drawings by Takashi Takeuchi and Chihiro Aikura. The animation used Frédéric Chopin composed music. The concept is "Tsukihime 3000" and the Princess Kaguya folktale.[30] There is also a 42-page booklet version of the story with illustrations by Takeuchi and Aikura. Tsuki no Sango also got a manga adaptation with story and art by Sasaki Shōnen. It was serialized on the Saizensen web magazine from July 7, 2012 until January 22, 2019. The chapters were compiled into two tankobon volumes published by Seikaisha Comics. The first volume was released on March 10, 2014 and the second volume on May 26, 2019. An omnibus version was also published on May 26, 2019.

MusicEdit

A remake of the visual novel's soundtrack was released on February 24, 2004 titled Ever After ~Music from "Tsukihime" Reproduction~.[31] Two soundtrack compilations were released for the anime Lunar Legend Tsukihime, titled Moonlit Archives and Moonlit Memoirs.[32][33] The music was composed by Keita Haga.[34] The Tsukihime –A piece of blue glass moon- theme songs by ReoNa were released on CD on September 1, 2021[35] while the eight disc soundtrack, which was composed by Keita Haga and Hideyuki Fukasawa, will be released on November 24, 2021.[36][14]

Game themes
Title Composition, Arrangement and Lyrics Performance Type
"Seimeisen" Kegani (Live Lab) ReoNa Opening theme (-A piece of blue glass moon-, Tsukhime route)
"Juvenile" Kegani (Live Lab) ReoNa Opening theme (-A piece of blue glass moon-, Rainbow in the Night route)
"Lost" Kegani (Live Lab) ReoNa Ending theme (-A piece of blue glass moon-, Tsukihime route)
"Believer Kegani (Live Lab) ReoNa Ending theme (-A piece of blue glass moon-, Rainbow in the Night route)
Anime themes
Title Composition and Arrangement Lyrics Performance Type
"The Sacred Moon" Toshiyuki Omori Opening theme
"The End of the Cycle of Reincarnation..." Yoko Ueno Makoto Iriyama Fumiko Orikasa Ending theme

ReceptionEdit

Following its release, Tsukihime -A Piece of Blue Glass Moon- sold 72,237 units on the Nintendo Switch and 66,171 units on the PlayStation 4, bringing it to a total of 138,408 copies sold at retail. This does not include download sales.[37] Frontline Gaming Japan reviewed Tsukihime -A Piece of Blue Glass Moon- stating that it "does a fantastic job of modernising Tsukihime, with an exceptional presentation and enough changes to make the story feel like something new to old players while retaining its identity.".[38]

The manga series has shown high sales figures in its later volumes, with volume seven staying in the Japanese comic ranking for two weeks,[39][40] while volume eight stayed in for three weeks.[41][42][43]

Carlos Santos of Anime News Network's opinion on the anime's third DVD release is that it "is a show that's all about creating a mood, which it does very well with its carefully planned color schemes and evocative music score." He states, "It's an ending that takes its time, however, as this show's deliberate pacing ensures that the story is revealed only to those who are patient enough."[44]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The Hebrew form of the Greek form of "Nero Caesar"; per gematria, this has a value of 666, the number of the beast- see SCM Core Text New Testament, Richard Cooke, SCM Press, 2009, p. 310
  2. ^ In English, SHIKI's name is written in all-caps to distinguish him from the main protagonist, as their names are spelt with different kanji characters in Japanese.

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