Why Tsukihime Deserves a New Anime Series

Type-Moon is best known for creating the Lot series, the huge franchise that started with the visual novel Lot/overnight stay. Lot‘s story focused on evoking legendary figures like Servants, a concept that popularized the series. A large part of LotIts success came from the many anime adaptations, which not only covered the routes of the original novel, but also side stories and spin-offs involving the characters.

Before Lothowever, Type-Moon created another visual novel called Tsukihime, about a young man named Shiki Tohno, who has a strange power that allows him to see Lines of Death. His encounter with the immortal vampire Arcueid Brunestud begins a supernatural tale full of danger and mystery. Unlike the Lot series, Tsukihime is largely unknown, even for Lot fans, even though several of the game’s characters have appeared in games such as Fate/Great Order. That’s a real shame because Tsukihime is an important part of Type-Moon’s catalog and deserves to be treated as such. Tsukihime deserves more exposure, and there are many reasons why Type-Moon should consider making a new anime for one of their main games.

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Relevance in the nasuverse

The Lot series, along with its many spin-off stories and alternate universes, are part of a shared environment known as the Nasuverse, named after Kinoko Nasu, a novelist and writer behind the Type-Moon visual novels. Tsukihime is another part of the Nasuverse, and better to explore the area than Lot. The Lot series mainly focuses on the servants and the various holy grail wars they are involved in, and while it occasionally delves into the workings of the world, it’s mostly a whole story with a narrow focus.


In comparison, Tsukihime does better to expand the world of the Nasuverse, introduce concepts like vampires, and explore institutions like the Holy Church, which is only lightly touched upon in Lot/overnight stay. As a result, it’s a very vital part of the Nasuverse, so it’s a shame that most fans of Lot knows very little about the franchise. A new anime could make up for and allow for this gap in knowledge Lot fans to get to know a whole new side of the world that they enjoy so much.

An anime can tie in with the remakes

The original Tsukihime visual novel originally came out in 2000 which makes it a very old game. It’s not hard to see why younger fans of the Lot series wouldn’t have heard of it. That changed in 2021 when Type-Moon released the first part of a two-part remake for the game. The remakes are fairly faithful to the original story, although changes have been made, such as the addition of new characters who play a major role in the new stories. In addition to the remakes, there is a new fighting game called Melty Blood: Type Lumina was also developed by French Bread, focusing on characters that appeared in the new visual novels.


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The new games certainly bring a lot of new attention to Tsukihime as a franchise, but a new anime would be just as effective. Moreover, the release of these remakes is the perfect time to announce an anime as it would draw the attention of new fans to the series. Moreover, more people are interested in watching anime instead of playing visual novels, so a new one Tsukihime anime is sure to attract more new fans, though fans of the visual novels might not agree. Still, a new anime would be appreciated by everyone Tsukihime fans regardless of the reason.


Tsukihime deserves a second chance

Tsukihime actually received an anime adaptation back in 2003, but it was largely considered mediocre by fans. The anime focused only on Arcueid’s route and removed many of the story elements that made Tsukihime as loved as it was. It was also very short, with only 12 episodes to tell the story of the visual novel (in comparison, the original) Lot/overnight stay anime had 24 episodes just for Saber’s route). The anime is generally considered a misstep, and it may be part of the reason why Tsukihime is not well known in the anime community.

Tsukihime deserves to be given a second chance at an anime adaptation, especially when there is still so much story to tell. If we have enough time to work out the various storylines carried through the visual novel, it is more than possible to create an anime series that Tsukihime to the same heights as fate. In addition, Type-Moon could take the same job as the Lot anime series and customize multiple routes with different series. It would be a lot of work, but if the anime were to succeed, it would certainly encourage Type-Moon to make the effort. Tsukihime is a story as interesting as Lot/overnight stayand a new anime would prove it.


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