Following the success of Fate/Zero and Fate/Zero themed cafes, a comedy spin-off manga was produced, fusing the concepts for super-cute results. The series focuses on the day to day shenanigans that take place in a cafe managed by Saber and inhabited by the cast of Fate/Zero. It’s almost as if our group got its own anime!
The adaptation will be paired up in double features with the new Kara No Kyoukai movie that begins airing this summer in Japanese theatres. And on that note...
Kara No Kyoukai – Mirai Fukuin Trailer
Set the spectrum to “spooky” for just a moment, because Ufotable is returning to Kara No Kyoukai to adapt Mirai Fukuin, a side story/epilogue to Kara No Kyoukai. Shiki will face down with precognitives (people with a ‘future sight’, likely allowing them to foretell events) across the years 1996, 1998 and 2008.
Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya PVs
...And now back to ‘cute’! Since we last posted about Kadokawa’s F/KLPI adaptation (yes, it is a mouthful!), there’s been a few PVs popping up here and there – we picked a nice long one to feature above, showing a glimpse of Illya’s ‘normal’ life. The anime is set to begin airing in Japan next season.
The manga is currently in its 3rd series, so it’s hard to say what we’ll get from the anime just yet. Don’t be fooled by the cutesy appearance, though – it’s still Fate, so there’ll be plenty of drama and anguish before it’s done.
Prisma Illya Game in Development for Nintendo 3DS
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Our final bit of Big News for the day comes a bit out of the blue – or the pink, if you prefer. Kadokawa Games announced the development of a 3DS game based on F/KLPI. It makes sense, since they’re also doing the anime. Aha.
The game will see you playing as Illya, and uses elements of card battling games for combat (staying true to the original series) as elemental cards (and from the looks of the screenshots, servant class cards) will provide the basis for your attacks in combat. Beyond that, details are pretty slim – however, it is known that the game will be released in both a standard and limited edition package. No word on a localisation yet – potential importers should be warned that the 3DS is region locked.
...And a Little Bit More News
To finish up, here’s a few smaller bits of news. The publishers of Fate/Extra CCC, Marvellous AQL, are launching Valhalla Knights 3 on the Playstation Vita this week (today, in fact!) in Japan. On June 6, free costumes based on Saber and Caster’s outfits from F/E CCC will be made available to download. Whether these will make it over to Xseed’s North American localisation is yet to be confirmed.
This isn’t the first time, nor is it likely to be the last, that Fate characters have crossed over into other games – recently Fate/Stay Night’s Saber and Archer crossed into Monster Hunter Frontier G. The effect is quite amusing, as the trailer shows. Saber doesn’t seem to realise she should take the sheath off...
Finally, Fate/Extra CCC has enjoyed strong sales in Japan since its launch, selling over 110,000 copies - more than doubling sales of the original game. Above is a trailer showing one of the new pairs participating in the Grail War – a mysterious (and occasionally delusional) nun, Kiara, and her servant, Andersen.
Though a localisation has yet to be announced, there are plenty of Western fans hoping to see it make the jump from the East. One such fan has made a petition to show support for a localisation, and though it’s no guarantee it’ll happen, it can’t hurt to sign the dotted line here.