TYPE-MOON and Aniplex of America have updated the official website of the upcoming Western release of Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon-. Character profiles, screenshots, and key terminology are all highlighted.
Regarding the lattermost aspect, the following terms are explained:
- The Accident Seven Years Ago – Shiki was severely injured in a traffic accident when he was young, badly enough that he was thought beyond saving. He still bears the scars on his chest from that day.
- Lines of Death – After the accident seven years ago brought him to the brink of life and death, Shiki became able to see lines along which things easily break. No one else can see these lines. By simply tracing a blade along the lines, he can sever anything, be it natural or artificial.
- Master – An enigmatic woman who appeared before young Shiki seven years ago. She left after giving him eyeglasses which filter out the Lines of Death, and he never saw her again.
- Tohno Family – A noble family with old roots in Souya. The Tohnos have amassed a substantial business empire and have numerous branch families. It is currently led by Akiha Tohno, who inherited her late father Makihisa’s position.
- Vampire Murders – Grotesque serial killings that have been occurring in downtown Souya. It’s rumored that the victims’ bodies were found totally drained of blood.
- Vampires – Beings that drink human blood, who appear in fairy tales. The serial killer rampaging in Souya is believed to be a vampire.
The following character profiles were provided:
The protagonist of this story. At first glance, he appears to be an intelligent, mild-mannered young man. He has an unusual perspective on life and death compared to others his age, thanks to an incident in his past. Seven years ago, Shiki was involved in a motor accident and ended up in a coma. When he woke up, he found that he could see lines along which things easily break—lines which bring about the death of all things.
In the hospital, he met a mentor who gave him a way to control his eyes and taught him how to go on living, which allowed him to return to a normal life. After his recovery, Shiki was placed in the care of a distant relative. Now, he has been summoned back to his original household due to the death of his father.
The main heroine of Tsukihime. A mystifying woman whose flawless grace belies her innocent and childish attitude. While in pursuit of someone in Souya, Arcueid has a chance..encounter with Shiki that leads to them working together for the foreseeable future. Her true identity is that of a True Ancestor; vampire royalty, or so she claims.
True Ancestors are considered threats to humanity due to their unbelievable physical prowess and ability to walk under the sun. However, unlike the horrifying blood-drinking vampires of myth and legend, Arcueid is cheerful and friendly for reasons that even she is not sure of.
Shiki’s upperclassman at school. Know for her brisk personality, perky smile, and cute glasses. Ciel’s gentle and polite demeanor readily endear others, and Shiki often goes to her for advice. Ciel can often be found in the tea ceremony club room during lunch and after school.
She regularly treats Shiki to sweets and they gradually deepen their relationship each time they meet. Many at school admire and crush on her, including Shiki’s best friend Arihiko. To the both of them, she is a symbol of their idyllic, everyday life.
Shiki’s little sister, and the young head of the Tohno family since the death of their father. Akiha was raised to inherit the family legacy in Shiki’s place. She possesses the education, bearing, and manners befitting a lady of her pedigree, at the cost of the girlishness one might expect from someone her age.
Akiha’s feelings about her long-estranged brother are complicated. She wants him to adopt an upper-class lifestyle, but is worried about the after-effects of his old accident, as well as his bizarre relationships. She also seems to know secrets about Shiki’s past…
The younger of the twin sisters serving the Tohno household. Both sisters are very close and make up for each other’s shortcomings, with Kohaku handling cooking, while Hisui specializes in cleaning. In contrast to Kohaku, Hisui dresses in a classical maid style.
Her stoic and unexpressive demeanor give off a mechanical impression, but her devotion to Shiki is extraordinary. She has been assigned as Shiki’s personal maid since his return to the mansion, and comes to wake him up in the morning. Due to this, Hisui quickly becomes aware of his physical changes.
The older of the twin sisters serving the Tohno household. Only Kohaku and Hisui take care of the house now, after all of the other family servants were let go. Kohaku is a young woman who wears a perpetually sunny smile in addition to her traditional serving attire of apron over kimono.
On the other hand, her happy-go-lucky attitude tends to get others caught up in her pace, and her teasing behavior is ever the headache for her mistress, Akiha. Within the Tohno mansion, this remarkable housekeeper is charged with managing Akiha’s affairs, overseeing all household chores, and caring for Shiki’s health.
You can view the latest Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon- screenshots via our gallery below:
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Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon- is coming west on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in the Summer of 2024. A PC edition has also been teased by TYPE-MOON in their Ace magazine Volume 15, but there has been no more information about it since then.
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