Sunday, February 27, 2011

Type-Moon Ace 6

Type-Moon Ace Vol. 6 was released last December, and featured the guidelines of TYPE-MOON related projects for the year 2011. Since this magazine is 2 months old, every piece of information has already been discussed everywhere.

Fate/Zero will be getting an anime adaptation by ufotable. The director will be Aoki Ei (Ga-Rei Zero, the first Kara no Kyoukai movie...).

A manga adaptation of Fate/Zero by Shinjiro is being serialized in Young Ace as well.

There's a small gallery of Koyama drawings for Mahou Tsukai no Yoru. No fixed release date yet besides "this Winter", so either it will be released in the following 20 days before Spring or it will be delayed yet again...

Rough sketches of Girl's Work heroine Asube Shirube.

The sub-characters Miyamoto Ariso (right) and Kurayamizaka Jizeru (Giselle?) (left).

Girl's Work story is by Hoshizora Meteo (Kusarihime 〜euthanasia〜, Forest) and the character designs by Takenashi Eri (Kannagi), so is a TYPE-MOON project only in name, since neither Nasu nor Takeuchi are working on it.
Is not completely stated, but it really seems that the VN was discarded in favor of the anime.

Rough sketches for the OVA Carnival Phantasm. Based in an anthology comic by Takenashi Eri, directed by Kishi Seiji (Angel Beats!) and the animation is going to be produced by the newly established studio Lerche (that will do an anime adaptation of Maji de Watashi ni Koishinasai! too).

Info for the already released epilogue chapter of Kara No Kyoukai and the limited BD box set.

Mahotsukai no Hako stuff.

An interview with Nasu Kinoko regarding Fate/EXTRA, with illustrations by Wada Arco.

An interview with Matou Sakura's seiyuu Shitaya Noriko.

A Dollfie Saber Lily photo session.

And the usual bunch of manga section:

All Around TYPE-MOON by Bsuke

Arcuetyp by ACPI

Melty Blood X by Kirishima Takeru

A X'mas special chapter of CANAAN by Ishida Akira

A Fate/Zero one shot comic starring a maid Sola-Ui and Kayneth El-Melloi drawn by Kurohachi.

Another one-shot by Medori featuring gender-swapped Fate/stay night characters. In the picture Kotomine, Rider, Sakura, Rin, Archer, Shirou and Taiga gender-swapped.

A short chapter of Fate/stay night by Nishiwaki Datto. Assassin being harassed by Caster by wearing female clothes.

Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya 2wei! bonus chapter starring Sella and Leysritt, by Hiroyama Hiroshi.

A Fate/EXTRA one-shot by Robina

And HibiChika Time by Oomori Hayashi.

The extra DVD contains a Kara No Kyoukai trailer and 3 episodes called Type-Moon Ace Omake Gekijou.
The first and second episodes contains the Extra versions of Saber, Caster, Archer and Sakura answering several questions about Fate/EXTRA world.
In the 3rd chapter, Extra Sakura, tired of being only a neglected side character, kidnaps the main character Master (both the male and female version) and fights against the Servants.

Dark Sakura decides to attack all the time, while the other 3 are guarding, thus counterattacking all the attacks.

Caster and Saber realizing that their Master is actually the same person.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Kara no Kyoukai C79 set

The full set of Kara No Kyoukai items sold at Comic Market 79.

Kara no Kyoukai 2011 Calendar. Unlike most of the anime themed calendars, this features a different image for each month, and each image matches with that month.

Kara no Kyoukai E-conte Shuu. The storyboard for the last chapter. Full color.

Kara no Kyoukai Case Poster. A stick poster in a specifically designed case. Not really visible in the photo, but it have a cool metallic gloss effect.

And the full color Kara no Kyoukai Genga Shuu. Contains the key animations from the final chapter.

Most of the pages have the corresponding screen-shots for comparison.

Like the other Genga Shuu books, it contains a flip-book part with a scene for Shiki...

...and another for Mikiya.

Origin of Type-Moon Comptiq booklet

Origin of TYPE-MOON was an extra booklet from Comptiq October '10 issue.

The main information is about Mahoutsukai No Yoru, with pictures that already appeared everywhere.

Kuonji Alice

Church themed sub-characters.

But the reason of my purchase is because this booklet is the only place were Takeuchi's rough sketches for Fate/EXTRA appears (at least for now):






Rubicon Hearts Kyoto, aki posters

The doujin circle Rubicon Hearts (a circle formed by several authors, but mainly Takeuchi from TYPE-MOON, and the School Rumble author Kobayashi Jin) released a set two A2 size posters at Comitia 94 . Those are called Kyoto, aki (Kyoto, autumn), the continuation of the Kyoto, haru doujinshi realesed at C77.

The Takeuchi Takashi poster with the cute blond Ariel and her twin sister.

And the one drawn by Kobayashi Jin

The paper of both poster have some sort of texture, that is why it seems like dirt stains in the photos.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Comp Ace December '10 issue

It's been a while since I last purchased a Comp Ace (over a year ago). Is not really expensive (only 680 yen), but since is almost 800 pages long and weights over a kilo, the shipping cost is comparatively pricey.
Anyway, I bought it for the Takeuchi drawn cover featuring Illya and Miyu from Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya and Hibiki and Chikagi from Mahoutsukai no Hako, and for the original drama CD included.

A reversible poster with the cover is included:

The other side features Kuro, Illya and Miyu drawn by Hiroyama:

Since over a year had passed since I last read it, several series that I was following are already over, and there are plenty of new series as well. The TYPE-MOON related ones are:

Melty Blood X by Kirishima Takeru.

The last time I read it was still in the Miyako arc. Now it seems is over and the new arc is centered in the Back Alley Alliance formed by Sion, Riesbyfe and Satsuki.

Sexy Ries with short pants.

Fate/Kaleid Liner PrismIllya 2wei! by Hiroyama Hiroshi.

Besides the extra chapters in the TYPE-MOON Ace and a couple of scattered chapters in the last Comp Ace's that I bought, I didn't read this since the end of the first series. It seems that Kuro is now part of the team, and in this chapter for some reason Miyu is fighting against Bazett.

HibiChika Time by Oomori Hayashi

A series of 4-koma manga with the characters of Mahotsukai no Hako with Miyu and Illya as guest characters. Not sure if this series began a while back or is recent.

Weiss Schwarz collection update

As I wrote yesterday, I also received several Weiß Schwarz cards, a Melty Blood Booster Box, 3 Weiss Schwarz Fate/hollow ataraxia Extra Booster Boxes and several single ones.

With those my collection is right now as follow:

THE iDOLM@STER: I have all the 100 from the booster. Still missing 8 PR cards and pretty much all the SP cards.

The PR and SP that I have.

THE iDOLM@STER Dearly Stars: Completed

Fate stay/night
: I have all the 100 from the booster. Missing the 3 PR chibi character cards and almost all the SR and RRR cards.

Fate hollow/ataraxia
: All the 45 normal ones. 40 out of 45 of the parallel ones. Only one PR card, missing 4.

Melty Blood: Missing 10 for a full set. No SP cards and no PR cards

The rare card from the Booster Box was the triple rare card of Sion drawn by KEI, that I willing to sell or trade (ALREADY SOLD)

CANAAN: Completed.

Kara no Kyoukai: All the 7 PR cards acquired. Completed.

Shiki card is pretty cool. No wonder is the most expensive from the set.

And I don't have much luck with it, but for WS cards sales and trades, please visit this post.