Melty Blood (????????, Meruti Buraddo?), is a visual novel and fighting game, co-developed by d?jin circles Type-Moon and French-Bread, originally released at Comiket on December 2002. It is shortened as simply Merubura (?????). Based on Type-Moon’s visual novel game, Tsukihime, it later spawned an arcade version, titled Act Cadenza, that was developed by Ecole Software and has also been ported to the PlayStation 2. Act Cadenza is the first Type-Moon title to receive a PlayStation 2 port. A manga version by Takeru Kirishima has been serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s Comp Ace.