Visual Novel Remake of Tsukihime to Release Globally on June 27


Aniplex of America has announced that the English release of “Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon-“, the remake of Type-Moon’s Tsukihime doujin visual novel game, will be available in the West starting June 27th. Players can enjoy the game on both PlayStation 4 and Switch consoles.

Tsukihime

Ahead of its release, Aniplex of America treated fans to an English promotional video showcasing the game’s opening sequence.

Originally launched in Japan in August 2021 for PlayStation 4 and Switch, the game has achieved notable success with 300,000 units sold as of January this year.

The English version boasts a fresh voice cast compared to the 2003 Lunar Legend Tsukihime television anime adaptation:

Ryōsuke Kanemoto as Shiki Tohno

Ikumi Hasegawa as Arcueid Brunestud

Kaede Hondo as Ciel

Shino Shimoji as Akiha Tohno

Yūki Kuwahara as Kohaku

Kana Ichinose as Hisui

There is also new characters and cast members for Tsukihime, such as Ai Kayano as Noel and Ayane Sakura as Mario Gallo Bestino.

The remake sees the return of Kinoko Nasu as the scenario writer and director, along with Takashi Takeuchi as the character designer. ReoNa, under the Sacra Music label, provides the game’s theme songs “Seimeisen” (Lifeline) and “JUVENILE,” while the opening animation is handled by ufotable.

This announcement follows Aniplex’s successful release of Type-Moon’s “Mahōtsukai no Yoru” (Witch on the Holy Night) visual novel game for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in the West in December 2022. This marked the first official English translation release of a Type-Moon visual novel. “Witch on the Holy Night” holds significance as one of the early collaborations between Kinoko Nasu and Takashi Takeuchi in the mid-90s before the establishment of Type-Moon. Initially conceived as a novel, it eventually evolved into a visual novel with artwork by Hirokazu Koyama, released in April 2012, with two sequels planned. The game is currently inspiring an anime film adaptation by ufotable.

Aniplex of America describes the story as follows:

Tsukihime follows the story of Shiki Tohno, a high school student who begins to see ‘lines of death’ after suffering an accident as a child. Following the death of his father, Shiki moves back home to live with his sister, Akiha Tohno, and begins to uncover dark truths lurking in his hometown. See the reimagined world of Tsukihime through Shiki’s eyes as he unravels mysterious killings and meets both fan-favorite and unexpected new characters.

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Source: ANN


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