Sir Ian McKellen the award-winning actor known for both his classic and his genre work, has been interviewed by Bilibili, a Chinese video sharing site focused on anime and games. He discussed Shakespeare, X-Men, including the Xavier x Magneto yaoi implications, recent sitcom Vicious, and capped it all off by reading the Unlimited Blade Works incantation from Fate/stay night. Check it out after the jump.
Artoria "Blue" Saber, Souji Okita "Sakura" Saber, Nobunaga Oda "Demon" Archer and their nude-versions from Keikenchi's Fate/ gag manga Koha-Aceand the Grand Order GudaGuda promo strips are the subject of a set of six charms, shipping from Bellfine this July. The 3.5 straps go for 1,404yen each.
When you never stop spinning remakes and remixes of TYPE-MOON's battle of legends for the Holy Grail, you're eventually going to land on the crew sitting down for a game of mahjong, as happened last year with the Twi4 (as in Twitter four-panel) launch of syatey's web manga Fate/Mahjong Night - Seihai Sensou. A first collection of this gambling comedy is out on May 11th, and syatey has illustrated a series of bonus art for Japanese bookstores.
The Machi*Asobi event in anime studio ufotable's Tokushima backyard famously takes place on the water with Hyoutan river dock-side talks by the creators and stars and board tours of giant banners hung under the local bridges. One of the many Fate/stay night cosplayers at this Golden Week edition went next-level as an intrepid Cú Chulainn Lancer pressed his luck, taking to the water on a paddleboard. Get a look after the jump.
A number of big, Japanese anime events are coming up at the end of the month/opening of May in time for the Golden Week block of holidays, including Character1 at Tokyo Big Sight and Machi Asobi in Tokushima. Anime studio ufotable is getting ready for these and, implicitly, the upcoming Fate/stay night[Heaven's Feel] anime movie trilogy with a special, event b0 bath towel. Get a look after the jump.
Fate series creator Type-Moon is known for their elaborate April Fool's jokes. This year, there was a malfunction in the Chaldea Gate that saw Type-Moon's site, as well as all the servants in smart phone RPG Fate/Grand Order scrambled in the style of irreverent manga artist Riyo (author of very real tutorial manga). Get a look after the jump.
It's been the better part of a year since Comp Ace's irregularly published TYPE-MOON spinoff has offered an update on plans for the long-anticipated remake of vampire visual novel Tsukihime. Well, there's an 11th edition out April 15th, and a preview of its contents is promising news about the project. More after the jump.
At this weekend's Anime Japan, anime studio ufotable presented their latest update on the theatrical anime adaptation of visual Fate/stay night's "Heaven's Feel" route, in which Sakura Matō is the heroine. The big news on the projects is that it is now being planned as a trilogy of anime movies launching in 2017 with Tomonori Sudou, animation director/character designer of ufotable's Unlimited Blade Works TV anime, as director.