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  • Bonus Material
    • Once you've cleared all the routes (and "Eclipse") in the game, it seems like there's nothing more to do... but click the topmost Kanji for the Mirror Moon Staff Room, the thin bar for a series of gags, and the words "TYPE-MOON" along the bottom for more gags.
    • Kagetsu Tohya also has 10 short stories, which are unlockable through doing certain actions during the game. Three of these are non canon, but the others are used for world building including one that is actually the epilogue to Akiha's better ending.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • "The Gland", "The Tohno Gland" note 
    • Miss Blue (or THE Blue), Magic Gunner note 
    • Brainwasher Detective note 
    • Satsujinki note 
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    • Capslock-kun note 
    • Haruo note 
    • Curry Butt note 
    • Sacchin, Badluck Vampire note 
    • The Russian fandom also gives you "Vugluskr" for Nrvnsqr. "Vugluskr" is a word from a particular obscene Russian joke about bestiality.
    • Arcade Bumstead/Atari Dumbledore note 
    • Lord of Bedroom Jackassery note 
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  • Inspiration for the Work: The author of Higurashi: When They Cry was inspired by this and visual novels published by Key (such as Kanon). Specifically, he decided that what made those works popular was how they started out happy and ordinary, only for something horrifying and tragic to happen.
  • Meaningful Release Date: The remake was officially announced on December 31, 2020, two days after the twentieth anniversary of the original visual novel's release date.
  • The Original Darrin: Miyu Matsuki, who voiced Hisui since Melty Blood, succumbed to lymphoma on October 27, 2015. As a result, the role of Hisui returned to Yumi Kakazu, who voiced her from the anime adaptation of Tsukihime albeit in the form of Magical Sapphire beginning with the fourth season of Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA.
  • The Other Darrin: The anime's voice cast is entirely replaced by that of Melty Blood for succeeding appearances. And the 2021 remake will replace the cast again.
  • Production Nickname: To differentiate the remake from the original before the 2021 trailer would reveal its subtitle, it was referred to internally by Type-Moon employees as Tsukihime "R"(emake).
  • Referenced by...: Chie Rumiko from Higurashi: When They Cry is confirmed to be an expy of Ciel.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: Kirei Kotomine and Nvrnqsr Chaos are both voiced by Joji Nakata and Jamieson Price (although Price only voices Kirei in the DEEN anime adaptations of Fate/stay night).
  • Saved from Development Hell: The remake was announced in 2008 and for over a decade, all fans knew is that it was being worked on concurrently with Fate/Grand Order. With only concept art released in the first half of the 2010s, it had seemed like Tsukihime was abandoned in the second half as news pretty much came to a halt. However, it was announced on New Year's Eve 2020 that the game would finally be released in summer 2021 for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
  • Shrug of God: Supposedly, a request to describe Altrouge's appearance was declined because "it's more interesting that way!"
  • Vaporware:
    • Tsukihime 2: The Dark Six. It got a No Fourth Wall trailer alongside the release of Kagetsu Tohya and TM posted three prologue chapters which have floated around the internet forever. And then Nasu & co. decided they wanted to make a different, simple little action VN for their first commercial product, both because they just liked the concept of it, noticed fans liked Tsukihime's action sequences and wanted to give fans more of that, and because they wanted to expand on some worldbuilding that would be handy for TDS (specifically the idea of the Counter Force and Counter Guardians, who are similar to Servants), and once that was done, they'd get right back to Tsukihime. Needless to say, after Fate/stay night's explosive success, there has been no real discussion of Tsukihime 2 since 2004.
    • The Tsukihime remake used to be this, as it was rumored and vaguely hinted at for years (since Type-Moon had money after F/SN and wanted to go back and clean up the rough bits), and finally got officially announced at the end of the manga adaptation in 2008... and aside from occasional updates promptly disappeared into deep Development Hell again, especially once the wider Fate 'verse picked up steam and became a genuine media juggernaut. Interestingly, though, Nasu has committed, publicly, to getting the remake out in the timeframe of Fate/Grand Order's second story arc in order to use the juggernaut popularity of F/GO to promote the remake. Interestingly enough, this point has been used to help bring some of Tsukihime's lore into the wider Fate franchise, including several characters connected or originating from Tsukihime stories being added to the game. At the end of 2020, the remake was finally given the release window of Summer 2021.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Satsuki was originally supposed to be one of the main Tsukihime heroines with her own route. This was removed at the last minute and she simply became a minor character. One of the big supposed thrusts of the remake is that it will finally restore this content... and the remake's initial announcement said nothing about this. Isn't... it... sad?
    • The sequel would have explained that the accidental Magus ritual incident in the 1970's that was responsible for the depletion of mana in the Fate/EXTRA universe was the Aylesbury Valesti ritual, which was the Dead Apostle Ancestors attempting to revive the Dark Six. This happened earlier in the Fate/EXTRA timeline while it was supposed to happen during Tsukihime II in the Tsukihime timelines and would have been seen. Despite this being planned and still considered even somewhat canon, later works in the EXTRA setting completely retconned this out and made it a combination of the Harway families ritual and the White Titan during the Age of Gods causing the decline of magic.


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