Shingetsutan Tsukihime

Lunar Legend Tsukihime

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Alternative Titles

English: Lunar Legend Tsukihime
Synonyms: Tsukihime - Lunar Legend, Lunar Legend Moon Princess, Moon Princess, True Lunar Chronicle Tsukihime, Lunar Legends
Japanese: 真月譚 月姫


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 2003 to Dec 26, 2003
Premiered: Fall 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TBS, Rondo Robe, Movic
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Visual novel
Genres: ActionAction, HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance, Super PowerSuper Power, SupernaturalSupernatural, VampireVampire
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.881 (scored by 6216162,161 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #41952
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1171
Members: 142,133
Favorites: 597

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Shiki Toono sustained a life threatening injury as a child, and due to that incident he was sent away from the Toono household and was given to a relative to be raised. Years later, when Shiki is in high school, the head of the Toono 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 Toono 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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sakurabi, Katsushi
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Abo, Takao
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Assistant Director, Animation Director
Asami, Matsuo
Episode Director


Opening Theme

"The Sacred Moon" by Toshiyuki Oomori

Ending Theme

"Rinne No Hate Ni..." by Fumiko Orikasa

Apr 25, 2010
linearrush (All reviews)
"There is no Tsukihime Anime."

Ah yes, those infamous words. Before all of you say anything, I DID finish the visual novel and I HAVE read the manga (well, the first three volumes) and guess what, I STILL enjoyed this anime so sit back, relax and let me tell it like it is.

As far as story goes, I don't see what the problem was. Quite honestly, I thought the visual novel was redundant when explaining the differences between a Dead Apostle and a True Ancestor. In the anime, it goes straight to the point and makes easy on the viewers. Dead Apostle is a human read more
Apr 18, 2010
McRib (All reviews)
So there's a funny little joke that goes around anime communities and it goes along the lines of "There is no Tsukihime anime". I thought it was all in jest when I decided to see what the fuss was about on this show. Sadly though, I too believe there is no Tsukihime anime after watching this monstrosity.

Flashback, its 2000..there's a little doujin game called Tsukihime out there that's taking the visual novel world by storm..3 years later JC Staff..a prominent animation studio makes an adaptation of the wildly popular game. However, they either A: Did not play the game or B: Just made this as read more
Aug 20, 2007
dataznmaverick (All reviews)
You might be wondering. I gave all the rest of the criteria 10's. But why is the overall a 6?

It started a long time ago, when I got word of a highly acclaimed, super popular doujin game called Tsukihime. Although I was never a fan of the 'point & click' type of anime games, this game caught my interest, because of how several rave reviewers were praising this game's depth, plot and amazing characters.

So I got it and played it. Boy, did it have all of the aforementioned stuff plus a whole lot more. By the end, I was hooked. And something happened to read more
Jan 13, 2008
Master10K (All reviews)
Lunar Legend Tsukihime is a Supernatural, Romance, Drama about Shiki Tohno; a boy who’s said to have been caught in a terrible accident 8 years ago and since then he has been able to see the lines of Death in everything and everyone. One day in the park he kills a lady but then wakes up in his room. Was it all a dream? Maybe or maybe not, because the next day he meets her again.

Well this is the starting point to this very short anime and even though it’s short the story is surprisingly slow moving. Even though it doesn’t seem like it in read more

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