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|Native name||奈須 きのこ|
|Born||28 November 1973|
|Occupation||Writer, video game designer|
|Known for||Co-founder of Type-Moon
Author of successful prose and visual novels
Kara no Kyōkai
Kinoko Nasu (奈須 きのこ Nasu Kinoko?, male, born 28 November 1973) is a Japanese author, best known for writing the novel Kara no Kyōkai and visual novels Tsukihime and Fate/stay night. Renowned for a unique style of storytelling and prose, Nasu is amongst the most prominent visual novelists in Japan. He graduated from Hosei University with a major in Human science.
Together with his junior high school classmate and friend Takashi Takeuchi, Nasu formed Type-Moon in 2000, originally as a dōjin group to create the visual novel Tsukihime, which soon gained immense popularity, much of which is attributed to Nasu's unique style of storytelling. Nasu's influences include Hideyuki Kikuchi, Yukito Ayatsuji, Soji Shimada, Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Kenji Takemoto, Ken Ishikawa, and Yasuhiro Nightow.
Following the success of Tsukihime, Type-Moon became a commercial organization. A sequel to Tsukihime, Kagetsu Tohya, was released in August 2001. On 28 January 2004 Type-Moon released Fate/stay night, written by Nasu; it, too, gained great success, becoming one of the most popular visual novels on the day of its release. A sequel to Fate/stay night, Fate/hollow ataraxia, was released on 28 October 2005. Both of Nasu's visual novel works (Tsukihime and Fate/stay night) have been adapted to extremely popular manga and anime series.
Among Kinoko Nasu's earlier works are the novels Kara no Kyōkai, originally released in 1998 and re-printed in 2004, Angel Notes, Mahōtsukai no Yoru and Kōri no Hana.
- Kara no Kyōkai also called Garden of Sinners - originally released in 1998 and re-printed in 2004. It was also re-released in a three-volume format with new illustrations in 2007
- Decoration Disorder Disconnection
- Tsuki no Sango (Moon’s Coral)
- Mahōtsukai no Yoru
- Notes. (Angel Voice)
- Kōri no Hana (氷の花 Ice Flowers?)
- Tsukihime – Released in December 2000.
- Kagetsu Tohya – Fan-disc of Tsukihime, released in August 2001.
- Fate/stay night – Released on January 28, 2004.
- Fate/hollow ataraxia – Fan-disc of Fate/stay night, released on October 28, 2005.
- Mahōtsukai no Yoru – Adaptation of the novel, released on April 12, 2012.
- Melty Blood (2002) – Story dialogue
- Melty Blood React (2004) – Story dialogue
- 428: Fūsa Sareta Shibuya de – Nasu wrote a special scenario for the game, with fellow Type-Moon co-founder Takashi Takeuchi providing the character designs. This scenario was subsequently adapted into an anime, Canaan.
- Kinoko Nasu's and Takashi Takeuchi's official website and online diary (Japanese)
- Type-Moon's official website (Japanese)
- Kinoko Nasu manga in Media Arts Database (Japanese)
- Kinoko Nasu anime listing in Media Arts Database (Japanese)