Tsukihime Lunar Legend Summary
Tsukihime Lunar Legend anime is based on 2001 visual novel video game by Type Moon. The plot is about a teenage boy named Shiki Tohno, who was a victim of a accident in his past. Shiki doesn’t have any memory of this incident but later on remembers. He was staying at Arima family for 8 years but now moves back into Tohno household. Shiki meets Ahika Tohno (his adopted sister) along with sister maid Hitsui and Kohaku. He goes to school and friends with Inuim Yumitsuku along with Ciel. Shiki has the power to see lines which is called “Mystic Eyes of Perception”. Mystic Eyes of Perception is a power to cut or trance lines resulting in death. Which Arcueid stated in one of the episodes about Shiki having power of Shimigami.
One day, Shiki meets Arcueid Brunstud who is a vampire and True Ancestor. Arcueid doesn’t drink blood like any other vampire. She hunts rogue supernatural creatures like Dead Apostles. Shiki first encounter of Arc is by cutting her in 16 pieces. Later on Arc revives herself and befriends Shiki in the series. Arcueid wants to find Roa who has a history with him. Shiki agrees with Arc to help solve recent murders and defeating Roa. Other characters intend to hinder their progress such as Nero Chaos and Ciel. Ciel is from “The Church” and hunts supernatural creatures like Arc. Nero Chaos is a Dead Apostle assassin that hunts our protagonists. Throughout the show, Shiki acts vert defense mode of the people around him.
A Vampire Story
Due to him meeting Arcuied causes him to lose focus on the people around him. Having to worry his friends and family to see he is okay or not. Arcuied does show romantic interest in Shiki due to his kind nature. We learn that Roa does love Arc and is the real Shiki Tohno. He is reincarnated for 800 years to find hosts of a new body. One of them was Ciel and she can heal herself. Ciel body is unable to die thanks to Roa. Shiki does have alot of love interest in the series. I think the anime is adapting Arcueid route but not Ciel, Akiha and the twin maids. We do learn about Akiha is not human and has crimson hair. I think Akiha is a vampire and need blood to survive and Kohaku offers. Later on Shiki find out the truth on what happen to him.
Shiki was not in Tohno family but Nanaya and was adopted later on. He wakes up in a hospital bed after getting stabbed by Roa. Aoko (Shiki’s teacher) gave him a pair of glasses to protect him seeing lines. During mid-series, Arcueid goes on a date with Shiki and build a relationship. There were other girls jealous of Arc and Shiki relationship which had me laughing. Other than that, Tsukihime Lunar Legend is a 12 episodes tv show which fill like something is missing. I think there is more thing happen that anime doesn’t show you. Fate Stay Night anime did a great job with that. I would check out Fate series, if you have a chance or not. There is a remake of Tsukihime visual novel called “a piece of glass moon” and “the other side of red garden”.
Tsukhime remake is available on Japan on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. I don’t know it will come in American. Sekai Project might handle and localize the remakes one day. But for US audience, there is a fighting game called “Melty Blood Type Lumina”a based on 2002 Doujin with same name. Melty Blood Type Lumia is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. There is a fan disc sequel called Kagetsu Tohya and a parallel series called “The Garden of Sinners”. Which is a character similar to Shiki Tohno called Ryougi Shiki who always uses Mystic eyes of Perception. Tsukhime Lunar Legends is dark and gritty which is not for younger audience. It doesn’t have H-scenes like original visual novel but very little. J.C. Staff did a okay job but I didn’t like character design but 2006 Fate Stay night was better.
The designs didn’t capture Type moon essence and look. Story keeps you interested in wanting learn more about Tohno family. Overall show is not bad but I am hoping of anime remake of this. If you are a Type Moon fan, give it a watch will ya. Tsukhime Lunar Legend is available on Dvd on Amazon. If you want more blogpost or info, follow me on social media and discord. Thank you for reading my blogpost and tune in for the next one. Let me know what your thoughts on Tsukhime series as a whole in the comments. Note: you can download original visual novel here if you like,