Dive into the prequel to Type-Moon’s “Fate” saga!

MILWAUKIE, OR, August 26, 2015—Expanding on the hit anime, novel, and game series Fate from Type-Moon, Gen Urobuchi and Shinjiro’s Fate/Zero is a faithful manga adaptation that also offers extended scenes and never-before-seen content!

The Fourth Holy Grail War has begun, and seven mages must summon heroes from history to battle each other to the death. Only one mage-and-hero pair will remain to claim the Grail and have their wishes granted! Kiritsugu Emiya was once an assassin but now fights in this war to save the world from those who would destroy it with the Grail’s power.

Fate/Zero Volume 1 is in stores February 10, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop or through these fine retailers:

Barnes and Noble

Praise for Fate/Zero:

“It has dynamic, multifaceted characters, explores great philosophies and themes, and tops it off with large helpings of action. It also has the will to go deep into dark, psychological territory to improve both its characters and story.”—Kotaku

Fate/Zero has well more than enough great scenes and great dialogue . . . its strong ending does an impressive job of setting up Fate/Stay Night. As both a standalone project and a prequel, the series is an unqualified success.”—Anime News Network

Fate/Zero Volume 1
2/10/16 | $11.99 | 978-1-61655-919-9

Fate/Zero Volume 2
6/8/16 | $11.99 | 978-1-61655-954-0

NYCC 2011:Aniplex of America

By Cass Pineda

Speakers: Hideo Katsumata, Koichiro Natsume


Renowned anime distribution and production company Aniplex had quite a number of exciting announcements to make at their panel on Friday, including some re-releases that will excite fans of old classics and streaming deals that will thrill fans of new shows.

Streaming anime online has become more common in recent years, and Aniplex announced that they several of their shows will be available on Hulu, Crackle, Crunchyroll, and Niconico. This includes their hit series Blue Exorcist, which just wrapped up this month, as well as Star Driver, Oreimo, and the much anticipated Type Moon prequel Fate Zero will begin simulcasting on Niconico.com with subtitles this month.

They also announced the DVD releases of several series, new and old. Action classic Rurouni Kenshin (known by some as Samurai X) is due out on Bluray, along with the movies and OVAs. Limited editions will be available, but you’ll want to reserve your copies online, since they’ll no doubt sell out quick. Blue Exorcist will be coming out on DVD, released in four parts. Magical girl favorite Madoka Magica will be released in three parts, beginning in February 2012. The limited edition box set will contain the Bluray, DVD, soundtrack, booklet, poster, and of course, a coveted collector’s box. Pre-orders begin on October 17th.