TYPE-MOON (タイプムーン, Taipu Mūn) é uma promissora companhia japonesa de jogos, mais conhecida por suas novelas visuais. É também conhecida pelo nome Notes (ノーツ, Nōtsu). Após criar a popular novela visual Tsukihime as a doujin soft organization, Type-Moon has since incorporated and produced the immensely popular visual novel Fate/stay night. Both of their works have been adapted into anime and manga series that have amassed a global fanbase.
TYPE-MOON foi fundada pelo artista Takashi Takeuchi e o escritor Kinoko Nasu, cujo primeiro projeto foi a novela Kara no Kyoukai, a qual foi originalmente lançada em Outubro de 1998 e reimpressa em 2004. O nome da companhia em realidade vem de uma das obras antigas de Kinoko, Angel Notes. Em Dezembro de 2000, TYPE-MOON lançou Tsukihime, um jogo erótico em novela visual, a qual vendeu extremamente bem e reuniu uma grande quantia de fãs por causa de sua compreensível e expansiva história e o estilo peculiar de escrita de Kinoko Nasu. O jogo levou a criação de numerosas mercadoria de alta venda, lembranças, e uma base de fãs que atingiu a faixa de milhões em todo o mundo. Tsukihime foi adaptado logo após em 2003 em uma série de anime, Shingetsutan Tsukihime, a qual foi produzida pela J.C.Staff e publicada pela Geneon, e uma série de mangás baseados em Shingetsutan Tsukihime que também foi publicado desde 2004.
Soon after, in January 2001, Type-Moon released Plus-Disk, an addition to Tsukihime that featured three side-stories and assorted multimedia, and in August 2001 released a sequel to Tsukihime, Kagetsu Tohya, and soon, in April 2003 released Tsuki-Bako, a specially packaged three-disk set that included Tsukihime, Plus-Disk and Kagetsu Tohya and a remixed soundtrack for both games and more multimedia.
In December 2002, Type-Moon, in association with French-Bread (known as Watanabe Seisakujo prior to 2003), released their first fighting game, Melty Blood, a PC-based doujin game based on the Tsukihime universe, and which was very popular and was followed soon after by an expansion, Melty Blood ReACT, released in May 2004, to which a patch update, Melty Blood ReACT Final Tuned, was released as a free download over the Internet. Melty Blood is widely considered amongst the best doujin 2D fighting games ever made, and has been released as an arcade port, Melty Blood: Act Cadenza in March 2005, and was released on the PS2 platform in August 2006 which was followed by a PC version, Melty Blood: Act Cadenza B in July 2007.
Type-Moon soon transitioned from a doujin soft organization to a commercial organization, and in 30 January 2004, released their first commercial release, a PC-based eroge visual novel game, Fate/stay night, which broke all records on its opening day and was later adapted into an anime series that aired 24 episodes in Japan starting 6 January 2006 and a manga series that has been published since 26 December 2005 in Shonen Ace (Known for the manga adaptation of Neon Genesis Evangelion and Keroro Gunsou). A sequel to Fate/stay night, Fate/hollow ataraxia, was released on October 28, 2005. Fate/stay night was released on the PS2 platform in May 2007.
At Comiket 72 in 2007 they released the "All Around TYPE-MOON drama CD".
- Takashi Takeuchi - Co., Ltd. Representative Director Notes. Producer, CG artist.
- Kinoko Nasu - Novelist, Screen writer.
- AZ-UME - Programmer.
- Kiyobee (清兵衛) - Programmer.
- KATE - Sound Composer.
- James Harris - Sound Composer.
- OKSG(AYSG) - Website Designer for Mobile Site, General chore.
- Hirokazu Koyama - CG Artist.
- BLACK - CG Artist.
- Takao Aotsuki - CG Artist.
- Azanashi (アザナシ) - Programmer.
- Monoji Tsukuri (つくりものじ, Tsukuri Monoji) - Director, Script writer.
- Meteor Hoshizora - Screen writer.
- Shimokoshi - CG Artist.
- Onkou Sunatori - 3D Modeler.
- Shima Udon - Graphics artist.
- MORIYA - Graphics artist.
- Nokitsu (のきつ) - Copyright management and event management.
- Nori (徳) - Sales spokesman.
Type-Moon have developed and produced the following:
- Kara no Kyoukai, novel, originally released in October 1998 and reprinted in 2004.
- Tsuki no Sango, novel released in December 21 2010.
- Fire Girl
- Tsukihime, PC-based eroge visual novel game, originally released in December 2000.
- Tsukihime PLUS-DISC, released in January 2001.
- Kagetsu Tohya, PC-based Tsukihime sequel, released in August 2001.
- Tsuki-Bako, a specially packaged three-disk set that included Tsukihime, PLUS-Disk and Kagetsu Tohya and a remixed soundtrack for both games and more multimedia, released in April 2003.
- Fate/stay night, PC-based eroge visual novel game, released on January 30, 2004. A DVD version was released on March 29, 2006, and a non-ero PS2 port entitled Fate/stay night Realta Nua has been released in 2007.
- Fate/hollow ataraxia, PC-based Fate/stay night sequel, released on October 28, 2005.
- Melty Blood, PC-based fighting game, in association with French-Bread, released in December 2002.
- Melty Blood ReACT, PC-based expansion to Melty Blood, released in May 2004.
- Melty Blood ReACT Final Tuned, update patch to Melty Blood ReACT, released as a free download.
- Melty Blood: Act Cadenza, arcade port to Melty Blood, released on the PS2 platform in 2006.
- Melty Blood: Act Cadenza Version B, the updated PC port of Act Cadenza, was released on July 27, 2007.
- Melty Blood: Actress Again, another game in the series.