Ahnenerbe

Ahnenerbe (アーネンエルベ, Ānen'erube?), meaning "heritage" in German[1], is one of the three Magician’s Box locations created by Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg.[2] It is a coffee shop where parallel worlds can converge.[1]

The shop often is used as the primary setting for TYPE-MOON metafiction involving characters from two or more of the Mahou Tsukai no Hako, Fate, Tsukihime, and Kara no Kyoukai worlds.

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The manager George bakes as a hobby, frequently experimenting with "new and whimsical flavors." The blueberry pie is considered to be the shop's specialty[3], and the strawberry pie is called "unmatched". [4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1
    [v] Mahou Tsukai no Hako Small Encylopedia - Encyclopedia: Ahnenerbe [Shop]

    Ahnenerbe [Shop]
    Ahnenerbe is a coffee shop. The name means “heritage” in German. Chikagi and Hibiki start working part-time at the shop after they enter high school. Although we decided some rules for how to handle parallel worlds, since we did this drama CD the rules seem to be rapidly fading out of use. Slippery slopes are scary.

    アーネンエルベ【店名】
    「遺産」を意味するドイツ語を店名に掲げた喫茶店。千鍵とひびきは高校入学後からこの店でアルバイトを始めている。平行世界を扱う為のルールが色々とあった筈なのに、ドラマCD以降はどんどんうやむやな方向になってる気がする。なし崩しって怖い。

  2. [v] Mahou Tsukai no Hako Small Encylopedia - Encyclopedia: Mahou Tsukai no Hako (Building) [Other]

    Mahou Tsukai no Hako (Building) [Other]
    Three buildings, each with a singularity, are said to have been built by a certain Magician in different locations around the world. Huge, advanced magic circles stretche all the way down to the underground level, it is said that to pass this location one must dash past various troublesome mechanisms in first-person view. Even dimensions used to replace its surroundings have become a mess, creating many problems. That old man really isn’t good for anything!

    魔法使いの匣【そのほか】
    とある魔法使いが世界の3ヶ所に建設させたといわれる、特異点を備えた建物。地下に至るほど巨大かつ高度な術式が敷かれており、この場所を通過する事で色々と面倒くさい工程をすこーんとすっ飛ばせるとは本人の弁。その代わりに周辺の次元がわやくちゃとなり、余計な面倒事が頻発しているとか何とか。あのジジィ本当にろくな事しませんねー!

  3. [v] Kara no Kyoukai - Chapter 3: “Remaining Sense of Pain” Movies Q & A Pamphlets
    Q: What is Café Ahnenerbe’s specialty?

    Q: What is Café Ahnenerbe’s specialty?

    Takeuchi: Without a doubt, it’s the blueberry pie.
    Nasu: Basically, you can’t go wrong with the pie. The shop owner bakes as a hobby, so he’s always experimenting with new and whimsical flavors.

  4. [v] Kara no Kyoukai Special Pamphlet - Encyclopedia: Ahnenerbe [Place name], p.026 [T]

    Ahnenerbe [Place name]
    A cafe where meetings and dates takes place. The strawberry pie there is said to be unmatched.
    The only link with another tale.
    Sometimes, foreign vampires and habit-wearing nuns come to have tea.

    アーネンエルベ【あーねんえるべ】【地名】
    待ち合わせに使われる喫茶《きっさ 》店。ストロベリーパイが絶品だとか。
    違う物語との唯一の接点。
    たまに、外来の吸血鬼とか法衣姿のシスターとかがお茶を飲んでいたりする。

  5. [v] Kara no Kyoukai Special Pamphlet - Encyclopedia: Seo Shizune [Person's name], p.034 [T]

    Shizune Seo [Person's name]
    A girl in her late teens. A student of Reien Girls' Academy. Kokutou Azaka's roommate. Future sight.
    A timid, introverted girl. She was incorporated into the story since the early draft in preparation of acting as the protagonist of Gospel of the Future.
    Although she was not very active in the main story of Kara no Kyoukai, a character of similar concept emerged in the side story of Tsukihime.
    Gospel of the Future would be a story about her chat with Mikiya. The setting would be Ahnenerbe. The planned length was about 30 pages.
    In terms of chronological order, Gospel of the Future would take place before Paradox Spiral. In it, Shizune would advice Mikiya "if you keep going like this, you could die very soon". In Paradox Spiral, the content of Mikiya's reply to Enjou Tomoe was the exact opposite of that. It seemed Mikiya was lying there.

    瀬尾静音【せお―しずね】【人名】
    十代後半の少女。礼園女学院の生徒。黒桐鮮花のルームメイト。未来視。
    おどおどした引っ込み思案の少女で、プロット段階で予備の話として組み込まれていた『未来福音《み らいふくいん》』の主役。
    『空の境界』本編での活躍はなくなってしまったが、同じコンセプトのキャラクターが『月姫』の番外編で登場している。
    『未来福音』は彼女が幹也と軽いお喋りをするだけの話。場所はアーネンエルベで、三十|頁《ページ》程度の閑話《かんわ 》として予定されていた。
    時期は矛盾螺旋の前の話で、幹也は彼女から「今のままだと、近いうちに死んじゃうかもしれません」と忠告されている。矛盾螺旋において、幹也が臙条巴に返答した内容はまるっきり反対、幹也らしいウソなのだった。

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