Tsukihime Remake Artwork Shows Off New Character Designs

By Ishaan . December 14, 2012 . 1:00pm

Volume 8 of Type-Moon Ace magazine in Japan provides an early look at character art from the upcoming Tsukihime remake, and photographed “scans” of the magazine have made their way onto the net. Take a look at the redone character designs from the remake below, courtesy of Japanese blog, Akiba Hell (via Polyphonica):

 

 

Here’s a look at the original game, for the sake of comparison. That’s quite the makeover for both Arcueid and Ciel in the remake. What do you think of the art?

 


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  • Rudy Soto

    Wow, this looks absolutely gorgeous. I look forward to he release of this.

    My only complaint is Ciel’s hair. I don’t know, it just doesn’t sit well with me. I’m just more accustomed to here previous hairstyle I guess.

  • Triplicity

    Evolution of Ciel over 12 years (charts like this for other characters where)

    • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

      2012 seem so out of place…

      • Brek_kapitany

        It’s the glasses. Also her hair.

        • http://twitter.com/Leo058 Leonidas Eliades

          Senpai isn’t Senpai without glasses!

          • Brek_kapitany

            Of course. But they are not round anymore, that’s what I meant.

    • neetyneety

      I honestly like 2011 best. 2012 seems like a much too radical change for her.

    • neocatzon

      looking at those evolution, maybe they want to separate “normal” Ciel to “church” Ciel. Making her appearance as “church” Ciel (with old hairstyle) more impactful. It’s just a wishful thinking though.

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

    I approve. It’s great to see Tsukihime is getting this kind of treatment.

  • Jungo

    This is amazing! I’m definitely looking forward to it.

  • Brimfyre

    Arcueid is so awesome. I always liked that she had one of the least sexy outfits of any female anime heroine, but her personality made her more appealing that 90% of characters out there. She might be a little too sexy/fansericey now, but Tsukihime really did need a facelift. Ceil was horrendous.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      I loved that she wore a long skirt in the original. It gave her a look of maturity that few other heroines have in Japanese games these days. <3

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    I’m not sure how I feel about the new character designs. I feel like they’re pandering to the usual otaku with Arcueid’s new look. The short skirt, the standing hair atop her head, that somewhat “derpy” ditzy look in her eyes. I just feel like she’s lost all of the mysterious aura she had in the original, even though the art obviously looks a little outdated today.

    Ciel, too. She looks way younger than you would imagine her to be, and she has that sort of moe, indignant expression on her face. I understand that times are different now and that the market is different, but this is Type-Moon. I’d hoped they would have more pride than this, especially given that the characters in Mahou Tsukai no Yoru all looked very classy.

    I do notice from the scans that they preserved the “Blue Blue Glass Moon, Under the Crimson Air” tagline from the game, though. That’s nice. It still makes no sense whatsoever, but it did a good job of describing the somewhat melancholic feel of the original Tsukihime nicely.

    • WizardoftheBlueOrder

      Ciel looks far too modern stereotypical “moe” for lack of a better term. I think I agree with you, and I’m not really a fan of the new designs. We’ll see how it sells, but I have to admit that the designs have lost what made them unique.

      Edit: Looking at Arcueid’s design again…oy, you’re right. She’s lost the mature charm her older design offered.

      Second edit: So are they modifying the next edition of Melty Blood with the new designs? >_>

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        You know, now that you mention Melty Blood, I much preferred their designs in that. Even as recently as the Archetype: Earth and Powered Ciel additions shown in this post:

        http://www.siliconera.com/2011/05/28/powerd-ciel-and-archetype-earth-in-melty-blood-actress-again-current-code/

      • TheFoolArcana

        I always thought that the entire point of Ciel’s look was to be stereotypical. Isn’t that what she herself was going for?

        Also I don’t see how Arukuwaido ever had any mature charm, at all, ever. :P

        • raymk

          That’s the way I saw it as well, funny she gets flack for being more like she’s supposed to be.

      • raymk

        Ciel was the character people were supposed to go gaga over which wasn’t really believeable the way she was at first. She just looked like the stereotypical nerd character for her old design and her old design wasn’t even unique. I can agree with the other characters like arcueid but Ceil? Nope, Akiha looks exactly the same really so I’m not going to say anything about her.

    • MrTyrant

      My exactly fealings about Arcueid. I don’t like her that much.

      The new Ciel…I like it, basically because I never liked the design of the old one, she wasn’t “pretty” but I liked her design in Melty Blood.

    • tubers

      The hair is more detailed and flows a bit more naturally. Same with the eyes with a bit more balance to them. (Edit:) There’s some gorgeous soft lines as well being used.

      The body is much closer to that of a model.

      Can’t deny it still looks like the more usual moe look (much less facial detail as opposed to Berserk, Death Note, etc.).

      I’m not exactly sure what you meant by the “usual otaku” but I definitely prefer the new one.

      But nostalgia does have a great impact regarding opinions.

      (I prefer Ragnarok Online’s 2D sprites over RO Vita’s 3D models xD)

  • http://lukalovesgames.blogspot.de/ Alkaid

    Akiha.. m-moe..AH~ this is too much!! >//////<
    That is one hell of a step up. The old designs were classy but Arcueid always looked a bit too plain for her usually very chipper behavior. This way, she still looks serious but not like a boring shut in. … Wonder if she got that dress after a certain inident happend …at night… on the street… *cough*

    Akiha still absolutely looks like herself but I love the black hairband, it makes her look much more refined. The color of her blouse looks magnificent compared to her old drawing. Black goes well with the "red demon" :3

    Ciel …hm her design fits her attitude at school well, I'm sure that they will think of a twist when she's… well… on the job – so to speak.

    overall: for a first look, positively surprised, even though Arcueid has a much shorter skirt. And I am also very pleased with the fact that they fused her with EXTRAs Arcueid a bit (the bangs). The expressions are marvelous again~ can't wait, absolutely can't wait!

  • gamefreak86

    All this time and no localized versions including ps2 melty blood, which is one of favorite fighters if not favorite. damnit.

  • zazza345

    … And it will still take ages to get made, considering Type-Moon’s speed. I was almost thinking the game got cancelled, I’m quite surprised it’s still alive.

  • Pokahontas McGuigan

    Is this worth playing if im not into banging chicks?

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Yes, very much so. There were maybe two sex scenes in the original Tsukihime. Story-wise, it can be a very touching game.

  • http://twitter.com/Xerain Xerain

    Who’s the artist? If you ask me, the art looks like Nagi’s.

  • doubletaco

    Why a miniskirt?

    If nothing else, why that?

  • burucchi

    All this otaku pandering in a genre that “panders” to otaku by definition. How dare they. At times it almost feels as if most people honestly believe that Nasu and Takeuchi are two very serious businessmen who are writing eroge thinking on how to manipulate the silly audience into buying their stuff, and not doing it because they clearly ALSO like cute girls etc.

    I mean, if you even read one of their interviews from back when Tsukihime was originally released, you’ll notice how a lot of things were added due to their ‘otaku-ness’. Kohaku and Hisui were requests made by Takeuchi for Nasu a bit after he had already started writing the game, because he’s like, the biggest maid fan ever, and wanted to draw cute maids. That’s pretty much his reasoning. And yet, I see a lot of ‘otaku pandering’ comments being thrown around on the Internet by anime/eroge fans as if it was something negative. I honestly do not understand and I think I never will, because it just comes across as something quite contradictory to me!

    Rant aside, though, loving how it looks, and I hope this won’t take as long as Mahoyo to pop up. Mahoyo is visually one of the most impressive games in the genre, simply because of how much thought seems to be put into programming every little scene, and while I doubt the SAME quality and attention to detail can/will be found in such a huge game like Tsukihime, I’m sure the improvement in that area will still be TREMENDOUS, compared to the original. And that, along with a new soundtrack, is pretty much all Tsukihime needs to become A LOT more engaging. Hype is on.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      It isn’t a question of Nasu and Takeuchi not liking cute girls. Of course they like cute girls. The problem is that there’s a difference between a female character being cute in a unique way and a female character being cute in a stereotypical or archetypical manner.

      Arcueid very much had her own personality and feel in the original Tsukihime, which is part of why she was such a remarkable character. There was no one else like her in any other game out there. She was mature but playful at the same time. She was calm but could be excitable. She was a vampire, but also so very human. She was royalty, but she dressed modestly. These are all traits that made her who she was and her modest character design reflected that.

      Her updated art, however, looks like they’re following the trends set by other products that cater to the intended audience, rather than preserving their own uniqueness.

      Type-Moon are the leaders of their genre. One would expect them to be setting trends, not following them, especially in light of Mahou Tsukai no Yoru, which looks and feels like a Type-Moon game, through and through, starting with the stellar art work and character design.

      • http://twitter.com/tsumori_ Tsumori

        Mahoyo sure was setting trends huh, because a long-haired heroine with giant boobs and zettai ryouiki is so original, as is a moe short-haired girl dressed like a nun.

        If you had actually played Mahoyo, which you obviously didn’t, you’d know Aoko wears something that’s not much different from what Arcueid is wearing here, it actually even exposed some of the legs.

        • burucchi

          Point in case: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2tyheotzB1rsppwao1_1280.jpg

          Sure, it’s a mini-skirt drawn by Koyama, who’s a more talented artist than Takeuchi, but it’s still a mini-skirt, and all of these outfits are just very very cute and “stereotypical”, “pandering” to trends such as zettai ryouiki etc.

          Type-Moon is “leader of their genre” because they do what their audience wants, and they do it well. This has included, for as long as I can remember, these stereotypes you seem to diss so much. Remember Rin in Fate/Stay Night? A classic tsundere with zettai ryouiki. Twin maids? One of them being incredibly subservient to Shiki? And wearing cute maid uniforms? Geez, I wonder why that was added!

          Sure, having a good plot and writing good characters is important, otherwise we’d all be going and playing only cheap nukige, but part of what makes eroge, well, eroge, is that people will come up with attractive looking characters, and this has included a bunch of tropes for as long as I can remember. Arcueid, despite being a princess, was always very girl-like around Shiki, and this is reflected a lot better through some clothing that looks and feels like what a young adult/teen would be wearing than some bland purple long skirt.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Rin was definitely a classic tsundere and the maid observation is a very good point, too, and I won’t even attempt to debate those. You’re absolutely right in that T-M have followed archetypes in many cases.

            However, they have also developed many wonderful, original characters, and I suppose I’m disappointed that those are being retroactively changed to conform to a certain increasingly niche audience.

            If this was a reboot, or a re-telling, or something along those lines… great, by all means, do new designs. I’m all for it. But it’s a remake, and that means that some amount of faithfulness to the original product is expected. So… why take away Arcueid’s modesty when that was precisely what made her unique?

          • burucchi

            I guess I just don’t see how exactly it has taken away her modesty. She’s still the same character, unless they completely rewrite her. I guess where we disagree is that I simply do not see this excessive pandering in her design that many others do. These clothes (like Aoko’s up there), are really the sort of clothes that you’d expect seeing from a normal girl going out with her friends in this day and age.

            Besides, and this being just another thing I think should be taken into account, Tsukihime was originally released as a doujin game that met major success because of how great the storyline and characters were. But looking at those old images, there isn’t much to praise it in regards to the art displayed on it, much less the music and other more technical aspects. Nasu and Takeuchi have improved a lot as creators over the years, and personally,, I think that if they’re now revisiting their first major success and making minor changes like this, it must really be how they feel the game should be.

            I’d say It isn’t outrageous to think that, despite their major success, this might actually be the first time Tsukihime will be made avaible to some of their newer fans that might’ve gotten to know them through stuff like Fate/Stay Night, Fate/Extra, Mahoyo etc etc. It’s not a reboot, but it’s about both Nasu and Takeuchi revisiting the thing that started it all, and now having a bigger team and a lot more money to spend, as well as the experience obtained throughout years and years of work in the industry, in order to bring both a fantastic remake to those who have had the chance to enjoy the original title, as well as be able to cater to that newer audience, who might actually experience Tsukihime for the first time, be it because they didn’t bother playing through a very archaic looking game or because they simply never had the chance to obtain it.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            I agree completely that this is remake is intended to allow people who were too young to play Tsukihime (or didn’t know about it) to finally try the game out. And again, from that perspective, updated character art makes complete sense.

            I guess what we aren’t agreeing on is just how far a remake should go. For instance, look at The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. I thought that straddled the line between being faithful to its source material and being updated for today’s standards very well.

            In the case of Arcueid, specifically, I guess what I miss is the maturity she had to her in the original game, which is being toned down here somewhat, and I feel that takes away from the character itself. If they had changed her clothes but still preserved that modest, old-fashioned vibe that she had in the original, I wouldn’t have bothered to bring the point up at all, since updated designs are obviously to be expected. :)

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          Except that there was no set standard for Aoko. Mahou Tsukai no Yoru only existed as a thick screenplay prior to the game being made, so there were no expectations in place for Aoko to fulfill. Arcueid, on the other hand, has been long-established as a character with a set personality.

          • http://twitter.com/tsumori_ Tsumori

            And this design fits her personality better than her old one. I’m starting to think you didn’t even play Tsukihime too.

            Not to mention Aoko and Alice already had their designs made back when the original Mahoyo was written, and any T-M fan had already seen them, so THERE WAS a set standard for Aoko.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Please stop with the “You didn’t play” garbage just because someone else has a different opinion than your own. I wouldn’t be bothering with these debates in the first place if I didn’t play and love these games.

            As for Aoko… only the most dedicated of fans had any expectations of what she was like prior to Mahoyo, either through exposure to T-M creation material or due to seeing her early on in Tsukihime.

            T-M effectively could do whatever they wanted with her in Mahoyo and very few people would have caught wind of it or cared. Not every single person that buys these games sits on a forum following every little droplet of news. Those fans are in the minority and Type-Moon’s games obviously extend well beyond those.

          • http://twitter.com/tsumori_ Tsumori

            “Most dedicated fans”? She’s referenced in almost every T-M game so I’m sure any T-M fan, dedicated or not, had expectations of what she was like. And you can be sure that “minority” were the ones that went to buy Mahoyo even though they knew it was a short game with no routes, voices or ero, so it’s a pretty important “minority” that cared.

            And after playing Mahoyo you can tell that story was supposed to be the entry point to the Nasuverse and Aoko is sort of like the main character in it. Tsukihime and F/sn just feel like side stories to the overall Mahoyo story which has just started. I’m sure getting Aoko to be like what the fans expected was much more important to T-M than getting a new Arcueid DESIGN to be like what the fans were expecting.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            We’ll just have to agree to disagree. I feel that Mahoyo was the story that was intended to flesh out Aoko and give people insight into the kind of person she was.

            And as someone that hasn’t followed every last bit of Type-Moon media, despite being a very big fan, I honestly have no idea where Aoko is referenced in any concrete manner outside of Tsukihime. It’s not in Kara no Kyoukai to my recollection. It’s not in Fate/stay Night. It’s not in Fate/zero. Those are the big T-M products that the vast majority have been exposed to.

            With that being the case, I assume you’re talking about spin-off novels or manga shorts in Type-Moon Ace or maybe Carnival Phantasm (none of which, admittedly, I’m very interested in). I would hardly think those qualify to set the personality of a character who has an entire high-budget game dedicated to developing her.

            I think you underestimate how large and diverse Type-Moon’s audience has become over the years. They aren’t some tiny company, they’re a fullblown multimedia brand. Yes, their dedicated fans are obviously important, but those are not the sole people they cater to by a long shot.

  • shuyai

    more importantly where is the maid?

    and the miniskirt somehow make Arcueid feel totally different, it is suppose the be mature smart type but now is just genki baka type.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    Saying otaku pandering for a VN kinda makes me face roll

    • http://wiredjungle.wordpress.com/ DrakosAmatras

      There are VNs with different ideas and audiences – Ace Attorney, for example; they don’t come by as often, but they exist. I understand that the VN market is dominated by Otaku consumers, but that doesn’t mean they own the genre.

      • malek86

        I think there’s a bit of a difference though: the non-sexual VNs such as Ace Attorney (for the comedy side) or Machi (for the serious side) are generally made for consoles. PCs almost always get the otaku-pandering ones.

        • http://wiredjungle.wordpress.com/ DrakosAmatras

          True, but that doesn’t mean every PC VN is (supposed to be) an excuse-plot for a shallow self-insert sex-fest.

          • malek86

            Well, there’s Higurashi for example. But you can see how the vast majority is a sex-fest. With consoles it’s different because they don’t allow explicit content, so companies that want to try their hands on the console market must rely on different things.

      • Luna Kazemaru

        I never said that they own it i just find it silly to say something like that over a change in skirt or the fact they made ciel younger IMO she really only looks younger due to her hair but that’s moe now it seems.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      How do you roll on your face?

      • Luna Kazemaru

        Get a table ;3

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          You get a table!

          • raymk

            lol, nice comeback ish.

  • Magus KilIer

    And what about Hisui and Kohaku?
    Anyways,i’m going to join the Arcueid looked better with her other skirt club

  • SirRichard

    I don’t quite like Aruceid’s new one. The long dress-like skirt made sense for Aruceid, given her age and that she spent a lot of her time sleeping. She wouldn’t know the standards and styles of the modern world and would dress like someone considerably older than she looked. It was a nice detail about her design that a heart attack-inducingly short skirt loses out on. Always with the hair flicks, too.

    Seems Ciel’s been redesigned to look more demure, because that’s all the rage these days. Doesn’t quite fit with how she got on in the original VN, frankly, here’s hoping they didn’t rewrite her to fit it. I wonder how (if) they’ll change her other outfits?

    The new art style definitely suits Akiha more, at least, if only because she hasn’t really changed much!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1592056013 Arowa Rimu

      If anything, I’m guessing a shorter skirt makes for better combat attire, because I reckon with her intense strength and speed, Arcueid probably leaps and lunges a lot with her claws.

      In the end I chocked it up to the fact that she changed her clothes when she awoke, lol.

  • Raze

    Arcueid….
    The modest vampire lol…

    I like the new Ciel though….

  • Laith Rem

    Arc’s miniskirt makes sense because Arc always check what’s the most “in” thing before leaving her castle. She looks the same otherwise. Well except for the boots, which are better than high heeled shoes from before.

    Ciel looks a lot like Ayaka Saijou (Fate/Prototype.) Still, her appeal comes from her other face so I’ll wait for that to be shown.

    Akiha looks like a proper High Class Lady now. The blue shirt she wore threw that conception somehow. The change from black hair to brown is also good. Also her flatness is more noticeable now =V

    Still missing Hisui, Kohaku, Satsuki, Arihiko and (T.) Shiki’s redesign. Last one may or may not appear, but it would be nice if they did it at least.

  • WingsOfEternity

    I played the original Tsukihime about 2-3 years ago and I have nothing against the new art, it looks gorgeous. Ciel has changed the most out of the three, but I like the changes; she is supposed to be the senior that the younger boys would obsess over but I think she looked too “nerdy” in the original to be that archetype.

  • BloodyNights

    I see Akiha Tohno still looks good enough to be my waifu :D

  • zephyrsword

    I could live with this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Altin-Bujupaj/1157167838 Altin Bujupaj

    Why did they have to ruin every character. The only remotely improved character that I am seeing thus far is Ciel T__T

  • http://amc9988.deviantart.com/ amc99

    Akihaaaaaaa!

  • Göran Isacson

    I wonder what it says about me that I at first didn’t even see any differences except the lines being a bit rounder. Took me a look at that Ciel-chart to really notice the differences, and I’ve gotta say I think I prefer 2011 Ciel. What can I say, I’m weak to nuns carrying BIG guns-except it’s not really guns but whatever, I needed a rhyme.

    • Exkaiser

      Well, it’s not like they’ve revealed her battle attire or Seventh Holy Scripture attire yet.

      • Göran Isacson

        If her new, softer-lined form can look as fierce as her old, I for one will be pleased.

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    So happy they are making a remake to Tsukihime! I’m really digging the new art style. It’s nice on the eyes and they still all look great. Thank you Type-Moon =^_^=

  • E15

    Dat skirt..
    I am pleased.

  • Testsubject909

    I see this artist likes thin legs.

    Ah well, good legs are good legs. Though I do enjoy more shapes in the thighs personally. In any case, I see the glasses got stylized heavily in comparison to their original counterpart huh.

  • 果林

    heh if they add voice to this ill gladly play it xD

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    As a long time fan, I’m loving the new look

  • https://twitter.com/RaiohV Raioh

    Really loving the new designs. They’re not as extremely different as people make it out to be, but are actually very well designed. Not to mention that the general art is very beautiful.

    If the short skirt of Arcueid is such a big deal for many I must wonder if they just totally ignored anything besides her clothes while playing the game..

  • Darkrise

    Definitely loving the re-designs. The original art was what put me off from Tsukihime.

  • ragingmerifes

    Eroge, please.

  • Exkaiser

    I’m more concerned about what Shiki’s new design will look like. Is he still going to wear that dorky baseball shirt in all his non-school scenes? Will he still be a faceless monster?

    …He’ll probably just end up looking even more like Kokuto.

  • Neppygear

    Daaaaaamn, Arc is looking fine.

  • Amagidyne

    I’m sorta in the ‘I like Arc’s old skirt better’ camp, but I think it’s just because the newer skirt takes a little getting used to compared to the original (I actually just thought she was wearing leggings when I glanced at the pic straight offXD). It’s an odd change, but not a horrible one, she still looks cute, especially with those boots.

    I’m loving Arc and Ciel’s newer hairstyles too, especially the more bob-ish one for Arcueid…it’s very stylish looking~

  • Astrotrain

    I approve of Arcueid and Ciel new designs, not so much of Akiha’s, she’s my favorite character, she needs her red skirt.

  • AkuLord3

    Love Akiha, thinks Arcueid’s is alright but ehh Ciel…idk just doesn’t suit her. Her old look suits her character better especially the curry stained ones…wait

  • neetyneety

    SEE guys, it was coming!

    … Actually I’m just as surprised as anybody to see this.

  • Ferrick

    i’m digging the new ciel’s design XD

  • Nitraion

    Ciel change its so drastic… so different…

    That hair style and new glasess

    The other two don’t change so much only with mini skirt and stocking

    black hair band and tie….

  • LynxAmali

    Ciel’s and Aikha’s new designs I can get behind.

    Arcueid, on the other hand….

    What did they do to you?

    • Himiko

      Made her better~

      • LynxAmali

        I’d be inclined to disagree.

        I liked the dress. Made her character and fit her personality for me.

        • Himiko

          Ah the dress? I was presuming we were talking about facial features. Then I agree.

  • Himiko

    Looks great and really cute. <3 Akiha and Arcueid look lovely!

  • RablaAndrews

    Hopefully ReTsuki has the same direction and flow as Mahoyo, since that game is stunningly beautiful.

  • Alexandra Cordes

    I never minded the original style but… AKIHA IS SO CUTE JFDSFKJKJSD
    I am so going to replay this.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Some things really are worth waiting for. And this right here is one of them. If only the language wouldn’t be such an impenetrable barrier~. =/

  • Shirogane Takeru

    Yumizuka route anyone?

  • Sano Tony

    Meet fate stay night with tsukihime eg:Saber to Arcueid,Sakura to Ceil and Rin to Akiha.
    Well for sion to ?????

  • Christopher Nunes

    I’m not sure how I feel about the new redesigns for these characters.

    For Arcueid she’s so radical different as if I’m looking at an entirely new character instead of the old Arcueid. I prefer her old hairstyle more as it fits her and it was easy to identify her with that her, they should’ve gone with the EXTRA look instead… that would’ve been better in more opinion. I’m a little shocked with the mini-skirt, wasn’t expecting it and makes sense to have more leg more for combat but I kinda prefer her old long skirt better… it fit her image of someone old-school or knew little about the modern way but at the same time keeping her mature yet playful attitude as her character even if she was royalty and never acted like it (I still forget that, I just don’t see her a royalty).

    Ciel is OK in my opinion, actually I think it’s much better. Compared to her old look she now looks like someone the boys would DEFINITELY go after more than her old look but than again I wished they kept her old hairstyle or at least blended the two hairstyles together to keep it fresh and new but a homage to her original hairstyle. Again her new hair makes her an entirely new character to me.

    Finally Akiha Tohno looks better than before and I love it! The black headband is even better than the white one and her black ribbon makes her more digfning than her red ribbon and looks more mature and her redesign makes her a more proper and elegant young lady than ever before. This is the only one I’m perfectly fine with.

    I’ll still give the new designs a chance, but it doesn’t feel like the characters to me anymore though that is my opinion and it’s possible that it’s perfect fine to everyone else and I respect your opinions. To each of their own as they say.

    Well I look forward to more news on the game in the future!

  • Go2hell66

    hnnnghhhhh
    ciel

    <3

  • Nicolas Vasquez

    chaces are this will atract people who the art migth had turned off,and people that enjoyed the original most likely dont mind the art at all, but i gotta say the clothing of the old arcueid fit better the character story and background.

  • http://twitter.com/Leo058 Leonidas Eliades

    Ciel’s design, I can get used to. Never was particularly attached to her old design anyway.

    But as for Arcueid and Akiha… not so much.

    As for Arcueid, there really was nothing wrong with her old design. I understand that “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is a bit of a stupid idea, since there’s almost always room for improvement, but her old outfit – white sweater, purple dress skirt – has become somewhat of an icon for her. Changing even just the dress skirt makes it seem like an entirely different outfit. Her hair, too, was incredibly unique and one of her more defining features. And now it just looks dull.

    Akiha, my only main gripe is that even before the redesign, she looked (and acted) way too much like a carbon copy of Azaka. Now she looks EXACTLY like Azaka.

    • Kaihedgie

      Her hair is unique?

      Wat

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

    I definitely prefer the new art over the old art. And no more photo-shopped background XD Now the wait D: Speaking of it, progress of Mahoyo TL patch?
    Still, no matter the design, fundamentally they are still the same person :P

    Under tht cute Ciel face she is still the curry lover we all come to love/hate. The redesign just made her look more cute :3

    Now Akiha looks really like a ojou-sama! Still Akiha new design sure look like Homura + Azaka XD Also her flatness is obvious standing next to Arc and Ciel ;P *runs immediately*

    I can live with Arc new design. Its not tht big of a deal IMO. Just needs some time for getting use to it.

  • YourAshyAss_Elbows

    screw the outits. Otaku and fan artists have been doing their own for the longest.
    What I think is amazing is the awesome detail in the art. it looks awesome

  • Tales_of_Master

    Damn it Akiha, did they really need to make her this cute ? She looks too similar to Rin now. Damn it I have to go with her route first -_-….my beautiful Rin….ehm.

    Ciel looks great too imo. I think she still resembles her old self, it’s just that her angry portrait have her bangs straighter, which probably what threw people off, considering that the portrait takes up most of the scan.

    Arcueid….she looks kinda….bimbo-ish if that makes any sense. I have no problem with her face, it’s the short skirt that’s bothering me. Her long conservative long skirt gave her a dignified look that contrasted her savage vampire persona. I think she lost that touch that made her unique.

    Overall, I’m HYPED for this remake. I hope that someone will start picking up Type-Moon works and bring them to the U.S. I mean seriously TM is like the biggest company out there when it comes to Visual Novels, why nobody tried to publish their work to other part of the world yet is beyond me.

    This remake, Mahou Tsukai no Yoru, Fate/Stay Night RN Vita, and Fate/Extra CCC need to come to the U.S, and fast >:c

  • Niyari

    personally, i love the new Ciel look. the others are pretty much the same, just updated to conform with the Ufotable design.

  • Amine Hsu Nekuchan

    *Arcueid is made bustier* soniamdisapoint.jpg

  • idofgrahf

    …the progenitor princess now looks like a little kid…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

      Imagine the cute little kid killing things with tht cute :D face…..

      You get the idea.

  • Ridho Siregar

    Can Fate/Stay Night gets something like this too? Pleeassee TypeMoon. rerelease or HD ports are just not enough. :3

    I’m not the only one that feels “this should be better” when playing the original LN after watching movie Unlimited Blade Works right?

    • LynxAmali

      You did it wrong then.
      You’re supposed to play the VN first and THEN watch UBW.

      Besides, this is has been in the works for yeaaaaaars. Fate is constantly getting new material with Tsukihime getting nothing…

      Fate got two anime series. Tsukihime did not get a single one, aside from roles in Carnival Phantasm. /denial

      • Ridho Siregar

        Well, I PLAYED the VN first. But I do play it several times again, after watching UBW is one of that. I’m just trying to picture these feelings that come when seeing an old artwork, and just craving the old VN shines once again with an all new reworked artwork.

        I don’t mind anything with this Tsukihime remake, also. I’m really glad, in fact. With this I can try an old great work from TypeMoon without bothered by the old artworks (Yeah I’m a graphics whore). Fate series is the only thing I know from TypeMoon, never played the other VNs, games, or watched other animes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

      Welp…. there Fate/Apocrypha LN & CCC if you need more Fate/…

      • Ridho Siregar

        no no no, not CCC. others too. It’s specific. I’m talking about the original VN with an “upgraded” artwork from the original artist.

  • grevlinghore

    What kind of game is this?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

      Visual Novel.

  • XiaomuArisu

    The new art is amazing!
    I was afraid they would use the carnivalphantasm art.

  • Souji Tendou

    YES, probly one of the best news I’ve heard today. Rejoice Tsukihime fans!

    • XiaomuArisu

      Every time I hear “rejoice”in something type-moon related I hear Kotomines voice….I bet im not the only one!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Baltiher-Alter/100002823251514 Baltiher Alter

    I actually like these edits to me they look a little better like arcueid looks more rebellious than before. and ciel is more nerdish.

  • Aoshi00

    I like this new art design, only watched the anime, and liked the anime design too. Hopefully this remake would come on the console as original was on the PC before.

  • TheFoolArcana

    The fact that people are saying Arcueid lost her “mature charm” with this redesign is hilarious to me. She never had any. Now she just looks as bubbly as she acts.

  • MiyuEinzbern

    Give us that Satsuki route please.

  • XiaomuArisu

    I see many complains about lil´arc.
    Why?She is a bubbly funny weapon of mass destruction with her new outfit its easier to move for her.

  • Sam Park

    Ciel definitely looks better
    Arc may take time to get used to but still looks more natural

    Akiha, still no change
    I wonder how they would change Shiki though

  • http://twitter.com/Nates4Christ Nate

    Is this a visual novel game? Was it released in the states?

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Yes, this is a visual novel. And none of Type-Moon’s PC games have been officially released outside of Japan, but fan-translations exist for the major ones like Tsukihime and Fate/stay Night. :)

  • WyattEpp

    Oh cool, Nasu still remembers Turkeyhandle is a thing. I honestly wondered if it had gotten buried under the never-ending deluge of Fate/Mollusk Gibberish. For what it’s worth, I like Arcade’s new outfit.

  • Jeremy Abrahamson

    The point has been made before, but yes, Arc needs her old outfit back. You could modernize it, but it’s too sudden a change after a consistent look for 12 years. Just extending the length of the skirt would work. I could see her wearing it occasionally, but part of her character is how odd she is, and the long skirt seems to fit that better.
    On a more personal note, I would prefer Ciel with the oldschool glasses, but that’s not as important. Ciel was never my favorite heroine in the first place, I’m holding out for Kohaku artwork.

  • thiagomast3r

    Would love to have a Melty Blood HD with the new character designs.

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