The Grail War in Fuyuki City paled in comparison to the war between fan girls at the charity auction during anime/manga/gaming event Machi ★ Asobi, held in Tokushima neighborhood of anime studio ufotable. The most heated bout of bidding and rock-paper-scissors for rare and unique items came for a Fate/zero tapestry of Tokiomi Tohsaka which went up to 750,000yen ($6,250) when the ladies refused to stop. More after the jump.
Fate/zero antagonist Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald is receiving a lot of love this April. Ahead of his April 11th Birthday, fans have been sending series animators ufotable cards and flowers, which their cafes displayed at a special ufotableDINING night on Saturday. The studio also presented a special sketch of Lancer and Mercury-chan offering their well wishes, while the Fate franchise' Type-Moon chimed in with an irreverent illustration for the occasion.
White Day is an Asian holiday, celebrated March 15th, during which males are supposed to reciprocate the gift that their partner gave them on Valentine's Day. Animation studio ufotable will be celebrating with the men of their anime and game works, including Fate (/zero and /stay night), Tales of Xillia 2 and God Eater 2. Get a look after the jump.
A couple of eagerly awaited fan favorites are finally on their way to arcade version of Examu (Arcana Heart) developed crossover fighting game Nitroplus Blasters: Infinite Heroines Duel. The next four additions include the Fate/zero version of Saber and Ethica Kibanohara from the upcoming Tokyo Necro as playable characters. Meanwhile Super Sonico and Psycho-Pass' Akane Tsunemori join as support characters.
With new anime here or coming soon, Kotobukiya has begun taking orders for re-released their sold-out dream pillows of Durarara!!'s Izaya Orihara and Fate/zero's Archer/Gilgamesh. Along with that handsome pair, Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ maji LOVE 2000%'s Ai Mikaze and Camus are available pre-order ahead of May re-releases. The H750 × W750mm items go for 4,860yen. Get a look after the jump.
Dark Horse has licensed Shinjirou's ongoing manga adaptation of modern fantasy Fate/zero. Gen Urobuchi's light novel prequel to Fate/stay night was also adapted into a 2011 ufotable anime. More after the jump.
While the animation production team is working busily on the upcoming Fate/stay night at Ufotable, the ufotable cafes around Japan with licensed goods sales have posted their newest item! Following the seasonal theme, a Japanese summer staple in Somen noodles will be sold in a nice Fate/stay night branded box. More after the jump!
Despite their crude humor and crude style, the Crayon Shin-Chan movies have featured remarkable animation from the likes of Masaaki Yuasa. In a series of fan videos, a NicoNico poster has reanimated some of the notable scenes with characters from Fate/zero and Fate/stay night. Get a look after the jump.