October 25, 2003

Shingetsutan Tsukihime


Everybody has been waiting for this one. The game is mostly text with a few static images and no voices, but the story is so compelling it pulls you along. And it's doujinshi! Amazing how doujinshi is rising up to turn into a mainstream product, like Haibane Renmei did.

Since the game's images were so static and sparse, it is very easy for me to be absorbed in the realtime motion and interaction and spoken dialogue that exists in the anime version. It seems to be sticking fairly close to the game's story, with allowances for film-style storytelling versus book-style. It's great to see the characters "alive" like this.

The opening song is reminiscent of Enigma, hee hee. Sneaky, without having to pay licensing or royalties. Ah, Megamisama did a similar thing in their soundtrack. I swear they just lifted songs from Windham Hill's catalogue and tweaked them just enough to be different and royalty-free.

This is one of those shows where I know the story so I'm just enjoying watching how it folds out in another form of storytelling. Shingetsukan Tsukihime Official Site

Posted by izumi at October 25, 2003 01:36 PM


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