The universe of the writings of TYPE-MOON's scenario director, Kinoko Nasu. It's made up of several "sub-universes" ("franchises" that share characters) that take place in the same world with the same rules, but interestingly enough, seldom obviously cross over. Also of note is that while the franchises are notalternate continuities to each other, the franchises themselves are made up of several, since the primary works are visual novels with multiple andverymutually exclusive paths which are all canon by virtue of being alternate continuities to one another.Several of the main works are H-games (aka eroge, marked as such), while many of the related works are not.
A list of the works within the verse (and a short summary):
Originally an unpublished short story; it details the past of Aoko Aozaki (the minor but major character of Tsukihime) and her mentor, Alice Kuonji. They meet Shizuki Soujuurou, a man unfamiliar with city life. A Visual Novel adaptation was released (after a very long wait) on April 12, 2012. It is also Type-Moon's first all-ages visual novel.
Also called Angel Notes; it's a short story featuring an apocalyptic future where The Ultimate Ones invade the planet and destroy the remains of humanity after the death of Gaia. Also notable for providing the foundation for some concepts in the 'verse, namely that "Gaia" is a living being and that each planet has an "Ultimate One".
Protagonist Shiki Ryougi wakes up from a coma, and finds that while she retains her memories, she cannot identify with them as her own. As she struggles through her own life like a stranger, strange events - suicides, murders - begin to happen around town.
Three novels, divided into seven chapters and an epilogue. A series of 7 animated feature-length films air in theaters from late 2007 to 2009. The DVD editions for all movies are available as of December 2009, while the Blu-Ray editions (incidentally with English subtitles) were released in February 2011, together with an OVA of the epilogue.
Mirai Fukuin: recalled out summer, a bonus chapter released ten years after the original series. An animated adaptation has been greenlit.
Being one of the first works written, this is the one work Word of God maintains to be in an Alternate Universe from the rest (due to major discrepancies, such as Shiki's eyes and Touko's goal). Most of the characters here can be considered the 'blueprints' for those in the rest of the 'verse. To clarify, every character from the other works are still present in KnK's universe (with the exception of anyone True Ancestor-related) and vice-versa, but they are slightly different given the conflicting aspects of each universe having possibly changed their circumstances. Excluding Zelretch, who can pop into any given universe at a whim. Shiki is included as a Character in Melty Blood: Actress Again. She is pulled across dimensions, thus indicating that Kara no Kyoukai and Melty Blood; at least, are Alternate Continuity.
Tsukihime PLUS+DISC, a visual novel. A "fun disc" with a new short story (introducing two new characters, and finally revealing protagonist Tohno Shiki's face) and several other shorts discussing the Verse. Also, sequel promotion.
Kagetsu Tohya, a eroge visual novel. Yet another "fun disc" sequel that doesn't specifically take place in any one particular ending of the original game. In any case, about 90% of it is a (very messed up) dream.
Melty Blood, a fighting game. Relatively story-heavy for its genre. Has several sequels itself, some of them expanding the story considerably, mostly the update Melty Blood Re-Act. Supposedly takes place after an unreleased story route in Tsukihime.
Tsukihime 2 / the dark six, currently a running joke. A brief trailer is in Kagetsu Tohya, and there have been many short stories that expanded the characters (especially Tohno Shiki) far beyond their original roles.
Fate/stay night, an eroge visual novel. Shirou Emiya, Mage-in-self-training, stumbles into the "Holy Grail War". Has a manga, an anime adaption and a movie by Studio DEEN, and a PlayStation 2 port, all with the aforementioned bleached underpants.
Fate/Apocrypha: A light novel by Yuichiro Higashide that centred on a version of Heaven's Feel with fourteen Servants sorted into two teams of seven. The project was originally pitched as an MMORPG, but it never took off and its place in official canon is uncertain.
Fate/strange fake: a proposed novella by Ryohgo Narita that focuses on a knock-off version of Heaven's Feel taking place in California, ten years after Fate/hollow ataraxia. According to the release, it was a cancelled project meant to introduce the setting of a potential role-playing game, but considering it was published on April Fools' Day in 2008, the question of if it was ever a serious project remains unanswered.
Fate/tiger colosseum, a PSP exclusive 3D brawler, which serves as both a sequel and parody of the original games. Taiga Fujimura initiates a war for the Tiger Grail and the Masters and Servants compete for it once more. Followed by a stand-alone expansion pack, Fate/tiger colosseum UPPER, which added more playable characters from hollow ataraxia and zero, as well as Arcueid, Kohaku (both in Magical Girl form), and Neco-Arc, making it the first real Crossover between Fate and Tsukihime.
Fate/Unlimited Codes, a fighting game. Follows the general plot of Fate/stay night but proceeds into a different direction; "What if this character was the protagonist?". Also includes Luviagelita Edelfelt from Fate/hollow ataraxia, a surprise entry of Lancer from Fate/Zero, and Saber Alter from the Heaven's Feel route, as well as a "new" entry of "Saber Lily", an apparently "Bright" version of Saber to round off the trifecta.
Fate/EXTRA, an alternate universe setting with a new Holy Grail War, released for the PSP in July, 2010. Differs from the rest of the series in that the player can choose their character's gender and Servant (from Saber, Caster, or Archer). Has a sequel in the form of Fate/EXTRA CCC.
This series strays far from most other Type-Moon franchises in that instead of revolving around magic, mages, and the supernatural, it revolves around terrorism and biological weaponry. It also strays from Nasuverse in that it's the only Type/Moon franchise where we have characters who fight using guns, as opposed to the bladed weapons used by other Type-Moon characters.
While this series was created by Type-Moon co-founders Kinoko Nasu and Takashi Takeuchi, it is possibly not part of the Nasuverse proper due to it's status as a Spin-Off to an unrelated Visual Novel.
A short story by Nasu written for Maaya Sakamoto's Full Moon Recital and later adapted in a manga by Sasaki Shonen, of the Tsukihime Manga fame. It follows a girl whose grandmother claims to come from the moon. It is passed in a world where people started colonies in the Moon, but soon lost interest, resulting in then giving up on living.
Notable for not being done by Kinoko Nasu and Takashi Takeuchi, despite being a Type-Moon production. The story reportedly is about supernatural happenings in Shinjuku. The title was announced in 2008 as a Visual Novel, and then in December 2010 it was reported that it would be released as an anime instead. Since then nothing has been heard about it.
Has its own wikihere.The Nasuverse is mostly unified in its rules on Functional Magic and related topics (like non-human species). However, while crossovers are rare, they do happen, even if in incredibly roundabout ways. This 'verse is also notable for a very high amount of incredibly detailed canon and a comparatively low amount of fanon (since pretty much everything that can be explained is somewhere).Then again, as already stated, it isn't internally consistent because large portions of the source material are mutually exclusive, and some parts of it are obviously not canon to begin with (like self-parodies etc.) - the canon universe is more about characters and the interaction between them, and less about the actual plot(s) taking place. Doujinshi authors take full advantage of this, and the amount of fan material available is staggering.Due to the sheer amount of rules and terminologies involved within the Nasuverse, there is now an analysis page as a guide to all the terminologies and rules involved, also serving as a dissection of the setting through tropes. Please feel free to contribute. Also now has a memes page.Pastimes of Nasuverse fans (sometimes called "Type-Lunatics", even by themselves) include:
Discussing power levels inside and across franchises. Of particular note, the Word of God strongest being, Type-Mercury/ORT has become a loved and hated icon of the Nasu Verse.
Hating the Tsukihime anime adaptation, mostly citing low budget, character wrecking, vague storytelling, and OOC actions that just don't make sense when one has read the visual novel, and loving the manga adaptation. They even claim that the anime doesn't exist.
Arguing about the intelligence/stupidity levels of the protagonists (a verytouchytopic - one end of the spectrum has them as subtle geniuses, the other as having noticeable cases of Down Syndrome), Shirou Emiya being the most common focus.
Figuring out scenarios based on the ridiculously convoluted character relationships◊ (enlarged)◊. Even that chart only slightly helps (though it doesn't include the characters from Fate Zero, and does not show most of the relationships, especially Shirou or Shiki's relationships with most of the heroines correctly, for instance missing out Shirou's love for Sakura and Rin, even though their routes are just as canon as Saber's).