At Otakon, Aniplex of America announced plans to reprint sets of Fate/zero, the 2011 ufotable anime from director Ei Aoki, adapting Gen Urobuchi's Fate/stay night prequel light novels. The two sets, which originally sold for $187.98 and $174.98 before store discounts in 2013 with soundtack CDs, interview DVDs and art by original character designer Takashi Takeuchi. New releases are scheduled for October 25th.
By popular demand, Fate's most popular servant at her coolest is back. From prequel Fate/zero, the King of Knights shows off her impressive B Rank Riding class abilities on her armor equipped motorbike, originally featured in a popular illustration from the Gen Urobuchi/Takashi Takeuchi light novels. The new release of the sold out figure is planned for February 2017 and available for pre-order now. Get a look after the jump.
Through May 18th, smartphone RPG Fate/Grand Order is running a Fate/Accel Zero Order. Fate/stay night prequel light novel Fate/Zero writer Gen Urobuchi is back to provide the scenario which brings in the adult Iskandar Rider for a limited time (the game previously had a child version) along with some new takes on major figures from the series. Get a look after the jump.
Taneda Risa (voice of Shielder), Shimazaki Nobunaga (Arjuna), Kawasumi Ayako (Arturia), and writer/personality Mafia Kajita have gathered for a webcast introducing the next big Fate/Grand Order collaboration. The smartphone game is teaming with prequel light novel turned anime/manga series Fate/Zero for "Fate/Accel Zero Order." Ufotable, the studio behind the Zero anime, were back for a new promo.
Coming with its other updates, the new Type-Moon ACE also has news for Fate/Grand Order. Another event is in the pipeline with comparable scope to the Kara no Kyoukai crossover. Noted writer Gen Urobuchi will handle the scenario as Fate/stay night prequel Fate/Zero hits the smartphone RPG. Arriving with this is the expected (well, leaked) appearance of the familiar Takeuchi Takashi designed, Akio Ōtsuka voiced Alexander the Great.
White Day might have come and gone, but Fate is still celebrating with bishonen. First, Avenger Edmond Dantes, better known as The Count of Monte Cristo has made his appearance in smartphone game Fate/Grand Order. Elsewhere the Ufotable White Day promotion, running through the 21st, has added its delayed fifth to the 5 Hottest Men of Fate with Fate/Zero's Diarmuid Ua Duibhne Lancer joining Fate/Zero Archer, Gilgamesh, Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald, and Tokiomi Tohsaka.
Ufotable, the animators of Fate/Zero and Fate/Stay Night[Unlimited Blade Works] have made some big plans for Valentine's Day reciprocal holiday White Day, on which the East Asian tradition has the guy treating the lady. Studio founder Hikaru Kondo took to Twitter to announce that Type-Moon fans can now reserve a place to treat their significant other to a meal, accompanied by the five hottest men of Fate.
Back during promotion for the Fate/Zero anime, fans were asked what other classes they'd like to see Artoria summoned as. Master won, followed by Rider, Berserker and Lancer. Type-Moon co-founder Takashi Takeuchi followed up on this suggestion with art of the character in school uniform with a katana and a Command Spell. That has now inspired a 1/7 scale figure from Alter.
In the first week of January, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Risa Taneda and commentator/personality Ryuuki "Mafia" Kajita hosted a promo webcast for smartphone game Fate/Grand Order that announced that the RPG is preparing its first collaboration, which was unnamed, but scheduled for February. Well, "February" is now, specifically the 19th. More after the jump.
The AWE me channel's Man at Arms: Reforged series is back on anime with the Excalibur sword from the Fate series. Watch the involved process behind forging a real-life version of Saber's blade after the jump.
Big news for dub fans! Crunchyroll has added the English dubs of Sword Art Online (season 1), Fate/Zero, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica to its catalog of streaming anime. All the episodes of each series are available to Crunchyroll members in the US and Canada, and are all available now. More after the jump.