|Appears in:|| Tsukihime |
Melty Blood / RA / AC / AA
Fate/tiger colosseum Upper
All Around Type-Moon
|Voice actor:||Yuzuki Ryouka|
Neco-Arc (ネコアルク, Neko-Aruku, romanized by French Bread as "neco" rather than "neko" for "cat"?) is a pint-size cat girl parody of Arcueid Brunestud, who acts as the mascot character of Type-Moon. She first appears in Tsukihime, where she "assists" Ciel-sensei in giving the player information on how to avoid the bad endings. She later appears briefly in the Tsukihime PLUS-DISC, and makes an appearance in a few scenes of Kagetsu Tohya. Her largest role is in the Melty Blood series, where she initially appears as a non-playable mini-boss. She is a playable character as of Melty Blood Re-ACT and its sequels. She also makes appearances in the stop-motion extras at the start of the Kara no Kyoukai movies, and she is a playable character in the Fate/tiger colosseum Upper. TYPE-MOON has announced two fake films as April Fools' Day jokes. The first was Neco-Arc The Movie, and the second was Neco-Arc Evolution. Evolution was produced by "Twentieth Century Cats" and its theme song was "Neco Illusion 2009." She also appears in Carnival Phantasm where she usually is the one who starts the show off.
Neko-Arc is referred to as the "work of Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg" according to Aoko Aozaki, suggesting she was brought from another world, but it is also said that she is a rumor brought forth by TATARI. She is treated as both a separate entity from Arcueid, and just as a facet of her personality. Arcueid occasionally changes into Neco-Arc in some comedic scenes in Kagetsu Tohya, and some characters refer to the Neco-Arc of Melty Blood as if she were Arcueid herself. There are also a number of identical members of the NEKO Spirit race, and some unique ones, such as Neco-Arc Bubbles, Neco-Arc Chaos, Neco-Arc Destiny, and Neco-Arc Evolution. Most characters are unnerved by her appearance, and she especially torments White Len, calling her a "tsundere", and Satsuki Yumizuka, who Neko-Arc constantly reminds that she doesn't have a major role in Tsukihime.
Neco-Arc is the second strongest character in the Nasuverse after Magical Amber. She is twice as strong as Arcueid, but she is weaker than Berserker because cats only have nine lives compared to his twelve.
- ↑ May 2007 Comptiq
Q: Who's the top three strongest characters?
A: Magical Amber, Neco Arc, and Tiger.
- ↑ Q: That's more like, whoah, Arc's tough, heh.
Kinoko: (Grinning) 1/2 of Neko Arc.
- ↑ Neko Arc: "Nine lives! It seems that cats have nine lives so we are a little weaker than berserker."
|Shiki Tohno • Arcueid Brunestud • Ciel • Akiha Tohno • Hisui • Kohaku • Len • Michael Roa Valdamjong|
|Arihiko Inui • Aoko Aozaki • Barthomeloi Lorelei • Crimson Moon • Gransurg Blackmore • Kouma Kishima • Merem Solomon • Mr. Dawn • Narbareck • Nanako • Nrvnqsr Chaos • Satsuki Yumizuka|
|Akemi Yamase • Akira Seo • Brainwashing-Detective • Caubac Alcatraz • Curry de Marche • Forte • Fake Shiki • Hanei Misawa • Ichiko Inui • Keiko Arima • Kiri Nanaya • Magical Amber • Maiko Yamase • Makihisa Tohno • Master Panda • Mecha-Shiki • Neco-Arc Bubbles • Neco-Arc Destiny • Neco-Arc Evolution • Phantas-Moon • Sougen Jinan • Souka Tsukihime •|
|Melty Blood characters|
|Miyako Arima • Dust of Osiris • Mech-Hisui • Neco-Arc • Neco-Arc Chaos • Night of Wallachia • Riesbyfe Stridberg • Shiki Ryougi • Sion Eltnam Atlasia • White Len|