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Shingetsutan Tsukihime (Manga)

Shingetsutan Tsukihime

Alternative Titles

English: Lunar Legend Tsukihime
Synonyms: True Lunar Chronicle Tsukihime, Lunar Legend Chronicles
Japanese: 真月譚 月姫


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 74
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 21, 2003 to Jul 27, 2010
Authors: Type-Moon (Story), Nasu, Kinoko (Story), Sasaki, Shonen (Story & Art)
Serialization: Dengeki Daioh


Score: 8.401 (scored by 5898 users)
Ranked: #2522
Popularity: #250
Members: 12,453
Favorites: 671
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Shiki Tohno sustained a life threatening injury as a child, and due to that incident he was sent away from the Tohno household and was given to a relative to be raised. Years later, when Shiki is in high school, the head of the Tohno household—his father—dies, and he is ordered to move back in by his sister Akiha, who is the new head of the household. However, Shiki holds a huge secret. Ever since that injury, he has been seeing lines on objects, and only with a special pair of glasses is he able to stop seeing them. Also he is unable to remember anything well from the time before his accident.

The day he moves back to the Tohno household is the day he stumbles upon a woman named Arcueid Brunstud and decapitates her with one stab of his knife in a temporary fit of insanity. When she suddenly showed up beside him later alive and well, and ask him to be her bodyguard, Shiki's journey to unravel the mysteries of his past begins.

(Source: ANN)

Related Manga

Side story: Take Moon
Sequel: Melty Blood
Alternative setting: All Around Type-Moon
Adaptation: Shingetsutan Tsukihime


Brunestud, Arcueid
Tohno, Shiki
Tohno, Akiha
Aozaki, Aoko

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May 24, 2010
Tsukihime was originally a visual novel for the PC released by Type-Moon in 2000. It was later adapted into an anime series that was not well-received by fans (to the point that fans deny the existence of the anime) and a manga series that is still being published. I played the Tsukihime game not too long ago, and I loved it. It had one of the greatest and most touching storylines I've ever seen in a video game, but it also had many disturbing scenes as well. I was able to buy the first five volumes of the manga (volume 6 is rare and expensive read more
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Jul 16, 2008
The first thing id like to say is if you are put off from reading this manga because of the anime of the same name don't be, the difference between the anime and the manga's attempt to recreate the visual novel are worlds apart. Now on to the actual review.

Story: 10
For anyone who does not know the story for Tsukihime there is one phrase that i use that i believe describes it effectively. That is that Tsukihime has "the biggest characters you can imagine in the smallest story possible". The reason i use this phrase is because the story simply involves a young high school read more
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Jul 6, 2013
Although i appreciate the lengthy detailed reviews of others, i'll keep mine a bit shorter and without actual examples in the hopes of drawing in any passerby's to an amazing manga while avoiding any and all spoilers. Let me just say this manga really is amazing, the characters are excellently developed and the story actually comes together in not so easily predictable ways. If i may say so, it appeals to me with one of the most touching stories i'v ever experienced as well as some very disturbing moments, all compiling a fantastic story that is well paced and perfectly balanced. The art isn't perfect, read more
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Mar 6, 2011
Tsukihime, yet another manga about vampire beauty and some boy possesing mysterious power. It seems boring doesn't it? The thing is that it is the opposite!

Story 9: It is great one, the main idea is that Shiki (protagonist) from the time which he had near-death accident 8 years ago, can see some mysterious lines which are the visualisation of death itself. In addition he can cut through them which leads to certain death of the thing he slice! Good start right? But in the same time background of action is typical one - you know some serial murderer case and Shiki involved in this because read more
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Manga adapted from novels written by Nasu Kinoko, the founder of Type-Moon. Both features protagonists named "Shiki" who has the ability to see the lines that symbolize the death of a thing and allows them to "kill" that thing. Both has supernatural, romance, and thriller genre. There might be some similarities of characters, too, like Tohno Shiki with Ryougi Shiki and Mikiya, Akiha with Azaka, etc.
IF Shiki has close-range "death" attack, Tatsuya Shiba has the long-range version of it. However, the relationship between characters is the main attraction of both series, not the action. Reading the Tatsuya x Miyuki scenes gives me the same warm and relax feeling as when i read the Shiki x Acruied or Shiki x Akiha scenes. The main characer in MknR - Tatsuya is a family man, just like Shiki. He will do what he must to keep his love one from harm. Even if he has to "break the law"!!! Fun fact: "Shiki" and "Shiba" both means "death".
Both main characters have special eyes that help them.
Both has servant-master relationships, romance, supernatural powers, powerful heroines and mysteries that surrounds the protagonists.
Both protagonist awake in some hospital. Sometime later they realize their eyes have special power thus their everyday life change for good.
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Scheme: we see the struggle and the development of the relationship between the naive and unsuspecting guy and the iconic "girl on the run" in a supernatural ambient of sublime darkness, constant gore and riveting suspense that paves way to a very emotional and solemn story (albeit Elfen Lied requires a more unyielding stomach than Tsukihime). In any case, they give the same overall intrinsic feel that reminds one of the other.

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