Shingetsutan Tsukihime Review
Shingetsutan Tsukihime (“Lunar Chronicles: Moon Princess”) is an anime based on a H-game made first by TYPE-MOON and then developed into a doujin fighting game called ‘Melty Blood’. For those who have noticed, TYPE-MOON has made plenty of these kinds of games, including the infamous Fate/Stay Night (that’s coming out someday as an anime). There is a huge fan base for this anime, supported by the fan boys and fan girls.
Tsukihime is about a teenager Shiki Tohno, who has the ‘eyes of death perception’. He meets this girl whose a vampire called Arcueid Brunestud, they work together as a team to slay other rogue vampires, demons and so forth. Now one may assume that, “Oh, vampires; Hellsing. That was great, is this going to be like that?” I have a very very firm answer to this question:No.
In many ways, Shingetsutan Tsukihime is better than Hellsing. OMGWTF I am a heretic. Please kill me. Hellsing lacked some things which Tsukihime had plenty of. It doesn’t require awesome violence or characters that are out of this world completely, or the ‘cool’ factor. It is a story, elaborated by the twists and characters that turn the pages of a well versed book that reaches out to the viewer. The story, though, yes is driven the characters is intriguing and maintained interest, though to some people find it dull and boring. However, I don’t blame them. I ‘blame’ what they have watched before. You can not compare all vampire animes that one has seen; more or less it is better to watch it entirely without a bias (which isn’t possible). Its original and takes a different perspective due to the complexity of the anime. The character aren’t outrageous, though not human or have superhuman abilities, they remain ‘human’ and realistic .For reference, go to this site and see how complex the story is: http://www.geocities.com/max3075/tsukihime/anime.htm
Story wise…Tsukihime rocks. 6/5 (yes it is THAT
Tsukihime really didn’t have great GREAT revolutionary animation, but it was good enough as the story really carried it though. It stays loyal to TYPE-MOON and I wasn’t asking for the best animation in the world for this, but rather the development of the characters, their relationships and their interactions with the story. It met my expectations least to say.
Music in Tsukhime is also impressive. There are times though it can be a little repetitive, but it doesn’t push the limits of muting your media player. The ED is the best, I have listened to it God know how long and many times and the music in the background is suited to the moments…Nothing too much to complain here, but its no Yoko Konno either.
Well. IT IS BAD. Nah. If I said that in front of a TYPE-MOON fan HQ, I wouldn’t be standing. In fact I would be dead. Its good and believable, it draws strength into the characters and their emotions. I don’t understand Seiyuu’s. They almost always do a great job
You have to watch this. Its only 12 eps, and if you’re curious why this has been so popular, then watch it. Oh, you might want to play Melty Blood, read the manga, read the cute 4 panels, get the H-game, look at the art as well. This is why TYPE-MOON is soo famous, so you have to see this anime. Or die.
Total Score: 82.5 anime goodness out of 100. actually it should be 110, but damn my maths skills.