Lunar Legend Tsukihime

(Shingetsutan Tsukihime)

Distributor: Geneon Animation
[Lunar Legend Tsukihime]
The ability to see the threads that bind everything and to be able to destroy anything just by severing it is known as the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception. Shiki has such a power, or would that be a curse that he must endure? Thankfully, he was given glasses that can seal this curse and he was finally able to live life normally... until now.
TV Series: 12 episodes

Average Rating

Average Ratings: 53
Number of Review Sites: 8

Review Links

Vol. 1 - "This is a show with vampires, rather than a story about them - and that makes all the difference. "
Anime Jump! (Jason Carter) - 4 stars (out of 5)

Vol. 1 - "The problem with all this mystery and intrigue is that there are no genuinely mysterious happenings at all." (Justin Freeman) - C
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Carlo Santos) - B+
Anime News Network

Vol. 1 - "We get some tidbits of this culture in this volume but it's been wrapped around by some very slow pacing, amateurish dialogue and character interactions that look just plain bad. " (Chris Beveridge) - C
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - C+
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - C
Anime on DVD

Vol. 1 - "If I can get this much enjoyment and the feeling of discovery from watching Lunar Legend Tsukihime again, this time on DVD, then you probably will as well!"
Animefringe (Janet Crocker) - 80%

"I liked Lunar Legend Tsukihime's overall concept, a pity that the series suffers from excruciatingly slow pacing."
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)

Vol. 1 - "I liked this vampire tale with a twist. "
DVD Talk (John Sinnott) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)

Vol. 1 - "Despite the liberal amounts of horrific gore and spookiness, Lunar Legend Tsukihime plods along surprisingly slowly..." (Adam Arseneau) - 75 (out of 100)
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Dan Mancini) - 77 (out of 100)
DVD Verdict

"Tsukihime, though somewhat entertaining and atmospheric, is a title that just didn’t fully maximize its potential."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Jeremy A Beard) - 3 stars (out of 5)