Type-Moon Games releases opening animation from Ufotable of ‘Tsukihime’

To celebrate the visual novel game’s release, Type-Moon Games has uploaded the full Tsukihime remake opening animation video of it on its official YouTube channel. It was originally revealed in December 2020 as part of the teaser trailer for Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon, but is now available as a standalone video.

The trailer showcases the opening cutscene animated by Ufotable, adorned by the theme song Seimei-sen which translates as “Lifeline” and is performed by popular Japanese singer ReoNa.

The game launched in Japan for PS4 and Switch on 26 August. The game features a different voice cast from the 2003 Lunar Legend Tsukihime television anime adaptation. The cast includes Ryosuke Kanemoto as Shiki Tohno, Ikumi Hasegawa as Arcueid Brunestud, Kaede Hondo as Ciel, Shino Shimoji as Akiha Tohno, Yuki Kuwahara as Kohaku, Kana Ichinose as Hisui.

New characters and cast members include Ai Kayano as Noel and Ayane Sakura as Mario Gallo Bestino. Kinoko Nasu returned to write the scenario and direct the remake, and Takashi Takeuchi also returned as the character designer.

Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon was originally an eroge released for Windows in December 2000 by Type-Moon, the creators of the Fate series. It was then adapted in 2003 into an anime series titled Shingetsutan Tsukihime. A 12-episode anime adaptation premiered in 2003 and Geneon Entertainment released the series on DVD in North America. 

Sasakishonen drew a manga based on Tsukihime beginning in 2004, and DrMaster released six of the 10 volumes of the series in English. Takeru Kirishima began a manga based on the sequel, Melty Blood, in 2006 and Kadokawa Shoten published the ninth and final compiled volume in 2010.

Ufotable is a longtime Type-Moon collaborator, and is responsible for the animated adaptations of many Type-Moon works, including Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel, Fate/Zero, and The Garden of Sinners. It also produced the God Eater anime adaptation, as well as Demon Slayer. The Demon Slayer: Mugen Train feature film broke global records for playanime box office earnings.

The series is yet to get an English version so far and fans are eagerly waiting for it, something which is evident on the video’s comment section.

Melty Blood: Type Lumina, a fighting game featuring Tsukihime characters as they appear in remake, will release worldwide on 30 September 2021 for Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.