|Height|| 4'1" (125 cm) (Child)|
5'2" (160 cm)
|Weight||100 lbs (45 kg)|
|Hair Color|| Black|
Red (Demon Form)
|English Voice Actor||Julie Ann Taylor (anime)|
|Japanese Voice Actor|| Shizuka Itō (anime)|
Hitomi (Melty Blood & Carnival Phantasm)
Akiha Tohno (遠野 秋葉, Tōno Akiha) is a playable character from Tsukihime series. She is the younger sister of Shiki and the head of the prestigious Tohno family and a student of the elite Asagami Private Girls Academy.
Born into the prestigious Tohno family, Akiha lived a sheltered childhood under the strict supervision of her father Makihisa Tohno and was seldom allowed to go outside the mansion to play. She was also subconsciously afraid of her brother SHIKI, despite the fact that he never did anything wrong, because she felt that he was different and something was wrong with him. When Shiki Nanaya was adopted into the family, she initially disliked him because he had the same name as her brother. One day while she quietly waited for her tutor to arrive, Shiki took her hand, inviting her to play with him and SHIKI and Hisui, the other children at the mansion. Thanks to Shiki she was able to experience at least some semblance of the joys of childhood. Unfortunately, not soon afterward Shiki was near fatally wounded in an accident and was sent by Makihisa to live with the Arimas, relatives from another branch of the family. Akiha tried to visit Shiki at the Arima house several times early on, but pressure from her father and other relatives, in addition to Shiki's constant visits to the hospital, prevented their meeting. Contact was made all but impossible when Akiha was placed in a boarding school and she was forced to live on the campus. Akiha also states that she sent Shiki many letters, but because he was ordered by Makihisa to never speak to Akiha again, he never replied.
Some time later, Akiha and Hisui learned that Makihisa raped Kohaku daily in order to maintain his demon blood. Akiha decided to free Kohaku from Makihisa and live as a normal maid. Upon the death of Makihisa, Akiha became the head of the Tohno household and, ignoring protests from the remaining relatives, called Shiki back to live at the family mansion with her.
The Legacy of Akiha TohnoEdit
- Tsukihime (2000)
- Tsukihime (2011)
- Melty Blood (2002)
- Melty Blood: Act Cadenza (2005)
- Melty Blood: Actress Again (2008)
- Melty Blood: Actress Again: Current Code (2010)
Akiha has long black hair (that turns red in her Crimson Red Vermillion form) decorated with a white hairband. During school she wears the standard Asagami uniform, even when she later transfers to Shiki's school. Her casual clothes consists on a white shirt with a red ribbon on the necktie and a long red skirt.
Akiha is very protective of her brother. She is always intent on knowing what he does with his day, and is extremely suspicious of what he does at night. She gets incredibly jealous when he is around other girls. The constant supervision by his little sister sometimes bears hard on Shiki, but she only watches over him because she worries so much about him. Despite her general peevishness, she really is a sweet girl at heart.
Her father remarked in his journal that Akiha's Tohno blood was of the weaker sort and she could live as a normal human if she wished it. But that changed when Shiki's life was threatened in the "accident" from eight years earlier. She was outside playing with Shiki, her adopted brother, and her real brother, also named SHIKI. But the Tohno blood was much stronger in her real brother and he inverted to his non-human form. In this uncontrollable state, he lost control of himself and attempted to attack Akiha. Shiki jumped in the way to protect her and took the full force of the attack. Shiki died protecting Akiha, but Akiha used powers granted to her by her non-human blood to give him half of her life, allowing him to survive. After the incident, her true brother SHIKI was locked away so that he could never again hurt someone and Akiha severed all ties with him and has since said that Shiki, her adopted brother, is the only person she will ever call her brother. Due to this accident, she needs twice the amount of heat of an average person because she is supporting both her own life and Shiki's. To make up for her increased demand, she must absorb heat from others. She can take this heat in through various means, even by simply absorbing their body heat through contact, but the most efficient method is by drinking fresh blood (as seen when she sucks Kohaku's blood in a scene from the game). Because of the strain on her body this causes, she often experiences attacks of intense pain that can last from a few minutes to several hours. But Akiha bears them bravely, knowing that it is all for the sake of her beloved brother.
Though she tries to conceal it, Akiha called her brother back because she truly loves him and wanted to be near him no matter how much it might alienate her from the rest of the family. She is incredibly shy about her feelings, even acting in complete contradiction to them on occasion. But to her, Shiki is the most important person in the world.
She is very self-conscious about her flat chest and it later causes lots of running gags in later sequels like Kagetsu Tohya.