Fate Series and TYPE-MOON Ace Anniversary Event at Gamers

A series as rife with sorrow as the Fate titles is always on the lookout for an excuse to celebrate and offset the angst. Well, break out the bubbly because the original light novel for Windows PCs turned the big one-oh in January and Gamers in Akihabara is holding the birthday bash. 

Party guests are greeted by these larger than life covers from TYPE-MOON Ace. The magazine launched on April 21st, 2008 as spin-off of Monthly Comp Ace, a monthly computer game and manga publication from Kadokawa Shoten. Issues are infrequent though they've settled into an annual release schedule. 

TYPE-MOON employs amazing talent and boasts even more amazing friends. These pieces were commissioned to Jun Suemi (Guin Saga), Takehito Harada (Disgaea), Nitro+ illustrator Namaniku ATK and other artists who are as familiar with the original work as they are skilled with a brush.

Not everyone is able to read moon runes, but anyone can pick up floriography, the secret symbolism of flowers. The Fate/flower shower art book has prolific anime and manga illustrators reinterpret the world and its characters using the language of flowers. Currently it's only available as a rare prize through the Ichiban Kuji lottery--a cruel fate indeed!

The exhibit was rounded out with goods, art books and a sneak peak at the other Ichiban Kuji prizes. The lottery starts on the 12th and it's 600 yen per pull. Looks like I'm going back on the instant ramen diet this month.

Think you have the dedication to be a better husdando to Saber than this guy? It goes without saying that he was drawing fan art of Saber based on the Saber background on his phone. This kind of hero worship throws the master/servant dichotomy on its head. A word to all you young 'uns out there--if you chose to serve a king (or queen), make sure it's the right one before you swear loyalty. You might end up being sacrificed for the good of the kingdom.

Event dates: April 5th-13th 
Address: 1-14-7 Soto Kanda, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
Takarada Building 5F
Hours: 10:00-21:00
Official homepage: http://1kuji.bpnavi.jp/item/779