Fate/Stay Night News

Fate/Stay Night is a franchise comprised of 3 movies, 2 anime series, 4 manga series
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At an announcement conference in Shinigawa, Tokyo just today, the staff and crew for the upcoming Fate/ Stay Night TV anime at Ufotable revealed their production plans with the popular Type-Moon franchise. Instead of one project, they will be working on two animated projects for the franchise. The TV anime they will be developing will be an all-new adaptation of the Unlimited Blade Works route from the Fate/ Stay Night visual novel that will be made to air for two separate seasons. The first half of the series will premiere on Japanese television on October 4 and the second half will resume things in April 2015.

Unlimited Blade Works is the second route in the Stay Night visual novel game that focuses on Shiro Emiya's interactions with Rin Tohsaka as the two team together to deal with developments in the fifth Holy Grail War where magi can summon the spirits of seven legendary heroes to compete in duels to the death where the winner will be able to make a wish upon the Holy Grail. Unlimited Blade Works was previously adapted into a 90-minute film adaptation by Studio Deen in 2010, where it was later licensed for American video release by Sentai Filmworks. A trailer for the upcoming Unlimited Blade Works TV anime can be seen here:

As for the second animated project...

Ufotable will be adapting the Heaven's Feel route of the Stay Night series into a film adaptation that they are presently in development with. Heaven's Feel is the third route in the visual novel series that had yet to receive an animated adaptation until now. It is the darkest among the three routes of the visual novel as it will focus on Shiro's interactions with Sakura Matou, a girl in his class who has romantic interest in him and regularly deals with an abusive relationship that she has with members of the Matou family that escalates during the events of the Holy Grail War. A trailer for the upcoming Heaven's Feel movie can be seen below:

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It looks like ufotable is digging into more work from Type Moon. The studio that made animated adaptations of Fate/ Zero and the Kara no Kyoukai film series will be working on a remake of Fate/ Stay Night that will premiere as a TV anime in the Fall 2014 anime season. Takahiro Miura, the director of the two prior Type-Moon titles adapted, will lead in direction of this new adaptation of Stay Night.

Fate/Stay Night was previously adapted by Studio Deen in a 26-episode TV anime series back in 2006, which was licensed by Geneon in 2006 and then Sentai Filmworks in 2012. The 2006 TV anime was released by Sentai on DVD and Blu-Ray video formats last year.

Both titles are adaptations of Type Moon's popular visual novel game that was originally released in Japan in 2004. The series revolves around a high schooler named Shiro Emiya who becomes entangled in a tournament called the Holy Grail War that involve battles to the death involving the spirits of seven warriors famous from legendary and historical lore.

A trailer for the upcoming remake can be seen here:

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Welcome to the 2nd Platonic Harem blog! I dropped the weekly part since I can't do it every week due to school and wiki projects.

Synopsis

For those who haven't tried Fate Stay Night:

It is about a young teenage boy named Shirou whose dream is to become a hero of justice like his late father, Emiya Kiritsugu. When he stumbles upon a fight between two servants and accidentally summons Saber who protects, his life is forever changed. Shirou finds himself fighting against other mages and their servants who are heroes of the past in the Holy Grail War. Whoever wins the Holy Grail has the right to make wish on this holy chalice.

Fate Stay Night is based on the visual novel game that has three routes: Fate, Unlimited Bladeworks, and Heavens Feel. In each route, Shirou is the main character while the female lead changes.

  • Fate: Shirou and Saber
  • UBW: Shirou and Rin Tohsaka
  • Heavens Feel: Shirou and Sakura Matou

What is a Platonic Harem?

I use Platonic to refer to harems where you have a group of girls or guys that can form a relationship with the opposite sex. However, unlike traditional harems, there could only be one relationship at a time. Platonic means every day.

Characters

Beware of spoilers!

Shirou Emiya
Shirou Emiya
Shirou Emiya is our male lead with a strong sense of justice. In Fate Stay Night, he is known for his quote: People die when they're killed. He's not a gifted mage since he knows reinforce and trace on. His partner is Saber for all routes. From a weak mage, Shirou quickly becomes strong and capable of holding himself up.

In all of the routes of Fate Stay Night visual novel, he can form a relationship with one girl at a time. Since Fate Stay Night visual novel is an eroge, the relationship becomes very intimate and deep for each girl.
Saber
Saber
Saber is a beautiful knight who is the female version of King Arthur, and she is the Saber class which is known for their high offensive and balance stats. Like Shirou, she follows a code of honor. In the Fate route and Fate Stay Night anime, Shirou and Saber are partners whose relationship blossoms into love. Due to censorship, their intimacy is concealed. To see the truth, check out the Implied Sex Scene.
Rin Tohsaka
Rin Tohsaka
She's an bright, gifted mage whose partner is Archer. Rin helps Shirou learn how to use magic and the rules of the Holy Grail, and she becomes his ally. In the Unlimited Blade Works movie and route of the same name, Rin and Shirou can share a special relationship. Though, Shirou has to break through Rin's Tsundere barrier to get to know Rin up close and personal. Their romance becomes more interwined when Shirou learns who he is and Rin bonds with both Archer and Shirou.
Sakura Matou
Sakura Matou
Sakura is Shirou's shy classmate who has a crush on Shirou. Her role varies in the 3 Fate Routes. Sakura has the potential to become a great mage, but other masters try to use her for their personal gains. There is no anime or manga series that is exclusive to the Heavens Feel route, the route for Shirou and Sakura's romantic relationship.
Illyasviel von Einzbern is mage from the north who looks sweet and innocent, but she is quite sadistic. For some odd reason, she has a thing for Shirou. There is no route or anime for Illyasviel's relationship with Shirou. One can only imagine a loli-esque relationship.

Conclusion

Fate Stay Night Female Leads
Fate Stay Night Female Leads

Fate Stay Night is a strong example of platonic harem since Shirou can only form one relationship at a time. Each route in the visual novel is dedicated to that. Only two relationships have appeared in the anime world, Fate Stay Night and Unlimited Blade Works movie. Both of them do a great job in revealing the inner works of Shirou's relationships.

I enjoyed the Fate Stay Night series and its prequel, Fate Zero. It's a series that focuses on magic and the Holy Grail, but underneath it lies some good romance stories.

Question: Which relationship you guys and gals loved the most?

I haven't play the visual novel, so I don't know much about Sakura Matou's relationship with Shirou. If I make a mistake, please feel free to correct me.

Other Platonic Harem Blogs: Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?

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In this blog, I will be posting the links to whatever news features or blogs that I post here on AnimeVice on a mostly-daily basis. Be sure to drop by this thread every couple of days for the latest news from trusted sources around the industry (primarily ANN and SGcafe, All Original Rights Reserved to Them).

Organized by date written, will be updated whenever new blog news entry is made:

Segment One: The Anime/Manga/Game News of July

1. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation + Tiger and Bunny: The Beginning (2012) Updates

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/jojos-bizarre-adventure-the-animation-tiger-and-bunny-update/107-9361/

2. Fate/stay Night [Realta Nua] Visual Novel Ported to the PS Vita

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/anime-news-fatestay-night-visual-novel-coming-to-the-ps-vita/107-9367/

3. New Fairy Tail: The Maiden of the Phoenix (2012) Film Trailer

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/anime-news-new-fairy-tail-the-maiden-of-the-phoenix-trailer/107-9369/

4. D.C. III (Da Capo III) Visual Novel Series to Get a Anime Series

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/anime-news-three-dc-iii-da-capo-projects-in-the-works/107-9373/

5. Type-MOON Announces New Projects at Day One of Festival

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/news-type-moon-festival-day-one-announcements/107-9376/

6. Cool Tech: Augmented Reality Setup Allows You to Take Vocaloid diva Hatsune Miku Out for a Walk

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/cool-tech-augmented-vr-reality-allows-you-to-walk-with-miku/107-9381/

7. New Trailer for the Three Puella Magi Madoka Magica Films Released

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/news-three-puella-magi-madoka-magica-films-appear-in-trailer/107-9382/

8. The 27th and Final Trailer Promoting Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: 2nd A's Released

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/news-final-lyrical-nanoha-the-movie-2nd-as-trailer-released/107-9385/

9. Two New Animes Based Off Two Manga Series Penned by Wataru Watari Get Green Light for Production

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/news-light-novel-my-youth-romantic-comedy-gets-tv-anime-series/107-9390/

10. CrunchyRoll Announces Streaming of Both Dog Days Seasons Plus Stream of Hakuoki Reimeiroku

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/anime-news-crunchyroll-announces-several-new-series/107-9391/

11. 2nd Official Trailer for the Upcoming From the New World Anime Released

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/anime-news-2nd-from-the-new-world-anime-trailer-released/107-9393/

12. Fate/Kaleid Anime Series Green Lighted by SILVER LINK

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/anime-news-silver-link-studio-green-lights-fatekaleid-anime/107-9394/

13. One Piece's Own Romantic Dawn Arc Will Be Used in New RPG Game One Piece Romantic Dawn: Boken no Yoake

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/anime-game-news-one-pieces-romance-dawn-arc-to-get-psp-rpg/107-9398/

14. Both Muv-Luv Visual Novels (Original + Muv-Luv Alternative) to Be Ported to PS3

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/anime-game-news-muv-luv-visual-novel-to-be-ported-to-ps3/107-9400/

15. Kyoto Animation Announces Their New Anime Series Scheduled for Fall 2012 Release

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/anime-news-kyoto-animation-announces-new-fall-2012-project/107-9406/

16. The Team at Nippon Ichi Software Announces Anime Project Based Off One of Their Games

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/anime-news-nippon-ichi-plans-to-release-anime-based-on-game/107-9409/

17. GoHands/GoRA Project Releases the 4th Official Promotion Trailer for Fall 2012 Anime Series K

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/news-4th-promotional-trailer-for-gora-projects-k-anime-now-live/107-9410/

18. Studio Bones and Aniplex Announce Voice Cast for Main Characters in Zetsuen no Tempest Anime

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/news-aniplex-studio-bones-working-on-zetsuen-no-tempest-anime/107-9411/

19. Docomo Announces Limited Edition Cell Phone infused with JoJo's Bizarre Adventures + Extra Features

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/news-docomo-teams-up-with-jojos-bizarre-adventure-for-new-phone/107-9415/

20. Famitsu Begins Streaming the Opening of Persona 4: Arena on Their Site

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/famitsu-begins-streaming-persona-4-arenas-opening/107-9417/

21. Newest Trailer for One Piece: Pirate Warriors Released by Namco Bandai Games at Comic-Con 2012

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/news-latest-one-piece-pirate-warriors-trailer-at-comic-con-12/107-9418/

22. New Zettai Karen Children Anime Project in the Works As Part of Anniversary For the Franchise

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/news-zettai-karen-children-franchise-getting-new-anime-series/107-9419/

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Type-MOON Announces Seven New or Upcoming Projects/Releases [Confirmed]

For a two day period, Type-MOON is celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary by hosting a special festival at the Pacifico's National Convention Hall located in Yokohama. At this event, Type-MOON celebrates their franchises, fans, and reveals their upcoming projects for the near future, and on the first day, they did not disappoint. Announced on July 7th were the following projects and/or releases that Type-MOON will be working on:

  • Fate/stay Night [Realta Nua] (2007 PC/PS2 visual novel ported to PS Vita with new animated cutscenes)
  • Fate/Extra (A sound drama for the Fate/stay Night Franchise that begins Winter 2012)
  • Corals of the Moon (New manga franchise, illustrated by Sasaki Shounen)
  • The Garden of Sinners (Slated to get anime series TBA/TBD)
  • Fate/Apocryphia (Currently in development, will see new content in Winter 2012)
  • Fire Girl (New manga penned by Hoshizora Meteor, who did the Room of the April Witch franchise)
  • Tsukihime (Total remake confirmed, with changes to Ciel)
Fate/stay Night (Franchise)
Fate/stay Night (Franchise)

More announcements or information is expected to arrive tomorrow (later today in Japan). What are your thoughts?

Full Story Link: http://sgcafe.com/2012/07/type-moon-fes-announcements/

Original Story Link: http://0taku.livedoor.biz/archives/4237967.html

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Popular Fate/stay Night [Realta Nua] Visual Novel May Be Heading to the PS Vita [Confirmed]

Fans of the vastly popular Fate/stay Night franchise should be excited to hear that there is a great chance that the PC and PS2 visual novel Fate/stay Night [Realta Nua] should be getting a release for the PS Vita entertainment handheld. Revealed in the newest issue (August 2012) of New Type magazine, this game will be re-launched for the PS Vita this fall with new animated cutscenes that are being done by Ufotable.

Originally released for the PC in 2006 and ported to the PS2 in 2007, it now appears that this visual novel will once again see the light of day on the PS Vita when it is released on November 29th, 2012. Trailer for the game can be found below the image and link below:

Fate/stay Night [Realta Nua] PS2 Edition (2007)
Fate/stay Night [Realta Nua] PS2 Edition (2007)

Full Story Link: http://sgcafe.com/2012/07/rumour-visual-novel-fatestay-nightrealta-nua-may-be-headed-to-the-ps-vita/

What are your opinions or thoughts? Be sure to chime in!

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Hello everyone. I'm proud to announced that the Fate Zero anime series project is complete. I say it's about 95% finished because the new wiki pages are not added to the episode pages due to a glitch. For today, Anime Vice has a big glitch where things and images did not appear in the search bar. Nonetheless, I finished the last three episode wiki pages today. It was an intense and time consuming project when I'm still working on other wiki projects. It would take about a range of 44 minutes to an hour and a half to finish each episode wiki page. I'm happy that I finished this wonderful anime's wiki pages. Though, the character pages are not formatted correctly. I have to devote more time to work on those pages.

I cannot remember the exact date that I started working on the episodes, but I do remember working at the same time with Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka? of the Dead in May of 2012. It took about two months to finished this project.

For Episode Formatting: Every episode has a Crunchyroll Synopsis, a plot summary, and a points of interest section. Though, I don't have every associations and seiyuu added for consistency. I finished when Anime Vice stops being glitchy. Also, I have to decorate the plot summaries with images to make everything look nice and consistent as well as proofread each summary.

Episodes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25.

Don't forget to check out the list of characters. Feel free to work on the characters. I welcome all help as long you guys and gals don't plagiarize.

Fate Zero Exclusive Wiki Pages: Fuyuki City, Servant(Heroic Spirit), Avalon, Command Seal, Excalibur, Gae Buidhe, Gae Dearg, Gate of Babylon, Gordius Wheel, Noble Phantasm, and Saber's Motorcycle. There are more pages to be created. I felt this was enough because I don't want to expand too much where you can write at least one decent paragraph for each page.

Thank you everyone for your support. Even though I worked solo on this project, I still have teammates working with me on other wiki projects. I'm glad to have their support.

Also, I thank the following Wiki Editors who worked on this anime series project before me.

Episodes

Characters

If I miss anyone who worked on Fate Zero related pages, please tell me. I wouldn't want to miss some wiki editors.

Future Blogs

I will post a Fate Zero Anime Wrap up blog and a Beginner Guide to help people try out this wonderful anime series as well as promoting the anime. Unfortunately, my time is running out as summer school approaches. I have other Beginner Guides to work on in addition to Fate Zero.

Thank you everyone and Go Anime Vice!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ****NOTE****
Due to my current enrollment at Butte College, this will be the last Weekly Figure Preview that will feature 3 figures with a nendoroid in each new preview. Starting next week, all future previews will be only 2 figures along with a nendoroid until mid-May. This will allow me to comply with my homework, studying, and hopefully allows me to continue this weekly feature.

 
Welcome, my fellow AnimeVice members, to this my fifth installment of the Weekly Figure Preview feature here on the Vice. Last week, we previewed three anime figures (Hitagi, Saber Alter, Erica) along with one nendoroid (Kuroneko), and this week will feature the same preview formula. All of the figures/nendoroids that will be featured in this preview can be found on Play-Asia's site. If there are any figures that do not appear on Play-Asia's site, then I will provide a link for the product at the end of the figure's respective article. The line up for today, as follows:
 
  1. Fate/unlimited Codes 1/8th Scale PVC: Saber Lily (Gift Version) (Good Smile Company)
  2. Okami-san and Her Seven Companions 1/8th Scale PVC: Ryoko Okami (ALTER Corporation)
  3. Fate/stay Night 1/8th Scale PVC: Rin Tohsaka (UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS Version) (Good Smile Company)
  4. Fortune Arterial Non-Scale Nendoroid PVC: Erika Sendo (Good Smile Company)
 
I will give the readers a preview of each figure, complete with two images, descriptions, price, and my overall thoughts on each figure.

Fate/unlimited Codes 1/8th Scale PVC: Saber Lily (Gift Version)

Produced by the Gift Company in a distributive deal with Good Smile Company and licensed by TYPE MOON and Capcom as a official product from their hit fighting game Fate/unlimited Codes on the PS2/PSP, the 1/8th Scale Fate/unlimited Codes PVC Saber Lily figure is expected to see global market release around June 2011 in Japan and on Play-Asia's site for roughly 9,570 Yen (excluding taxes). It was sculpted by the talented figure sculptor Toda Satoshi in cooperation with figure painter Saura for the Good Smile Company.
Saber Lily (Gift Version) Fate/unlimited Codes
Saber Lily (Gift Version) Fate/unlimited Codes
Earlier this week, I decided that this week's preview would feature at least two figures from one particular anime/manga franchise, and after some thought, I decided on featuring two figures related to the Fate/stay Night franchise. This special version of Saber is her new Saber Lily form from the hit Arcade/PS2/PSP fighting game Fate/unlimited Codes (Which saw release in 2008 in Japan and made it's way to the western audience in September 2009) produced by Capcom. I was unsuccessful in locating much information regarding Saber's Lily form (spent several hours on Wikipedia, Giant Bomb, and various game sites), so I can not elaborate fully into what makes this version of her so special compared to her standard form. What I like about this figure is the attention to detail that Gift and sculptor Toda Satoshi has put into this figure, from her overall appearance to the detail on her armor plating down to the confident smile on Saber's face. As a fan of both the Fate/stay Night anime as well as the manga series, that is perhaps the single biggest reason that I chose to feature this greatly detailed Saber Lily from Gift and Good Smile. She would make a great addition to anyone's figure collection that is looking to add a good quality figure to their expanding collection that will not hurt you in the pocketbook as some figures of the same quality can.
Saber Lily (Gift Version) Fate/stay Night
Saber Lily (Gift Version) Fate/stay Night
Height: 180 Mm (18 Cm)
Availability: Limited (Limited Edition: Currently for pre-order on Play-Asia and expecting global release in June 2011)
Price: 9,570 Yen (roughly $114.90 USD)
Who It is Recommended For: Fans of the Fate/stay Night franchise, Saber, or anyone looking to add a beautiful, quality figure to their growing collections that will attract the eyes of all who lay eyes upon her. 

Okami-San and Her Seven Companions 1/8th Scale PVC: Ryoko Okami

Produced by the ALTER Corporation and licensed by the joint association of ASCII Media Works and J.C. Staff as part of their officially licensed Okami-san line of products, the 1/8th Scale Okami-san and Her Seven Companions PVC Ryoko Okami figure is expected to see global market release towards the end of this month (February 2011) in Japan and on Play-Asia's site for roughly 7,070 Yen (excluding taxes). Unfortunately, I was unable to discover exactly who sculpted this figure, but it was done for the ALTER Corporation.
Okami-san and Her Seven Companions: Ryoko Okami
Okami-san and Her Seven Companions: Ryoko Okami
Since I am new to the entire Okami-san and Her Seven Companions anime as well as the Okami-san franchise, I had to at first research more information regarding the Okami-san anime as well as it's main female protagonist, Ryoko Okami on both AnimeVice and AnimeNewsNetwork. I first came across this figure when browsing the line up of upcoming figure releases on ALTER's site (through Google Translator, since the site is in Japanese), and had originally intended to feature her two weeks ago, but I decided to wait until a later date closer to the actual release date. Scowling at those who dare to look her in the face, Ryoko Okami shoots a cold, intense glare at all who attempt to make eye contact with her. The intricate detail and care that ALTER has put into her is nothing short of amazing, from the details on her school outfit down to the stern expression she has on her face. She comes with her infamous Neko Neko Knuckles on her belt and to my knowledge, she has no swappable/removable parts on her. I am not 100% sure what about this figure captured my attention to the point that I decided to feature her, but in the end, I know a good figure when I see one, and with ALTER behind the reins, this figure is sure not to disappoint whoever decides to add her to their expanding collection. She would make a great addition for the figure collector who is looking for a high-quality figure that will not break the bank in the process. Perhaps one of these days I will look into Okami-san and Her Seven Companions, especially after reading the good things that FoxxFireArt had to say about it in his earlier blogs.
Okami-san and Her Seven Companions: Ryoko Okami
Okami-san and Her Seven Companions: Ryoko Okami
Height: 195 Mm (19.5 Cm)
Availability: Limited (Limited Edition: Currently for pre-order on Play-Asia and expected to see global release later this month [February 2011])
Price: 7,070 Yen (roughly $84.90 USD)
Who It is Recommended For: Fans of the Okami-san and Her Seven Companions franchise, Ryoko Okami, or anyone looking to make a great addition to their figure collection that will not put the hurt on their wallets. 

Fate/stay Night 1/8th Scale PVC: Rin Tohsaka (UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS Version)

Produced by the Good Smile Company and licensed by the joint association of TYPE MOON and the Fate-UBW Project as part of their official line of products related to the hit anime movie Fate/stay Night: UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS, the 1/8th Scale Fate/stay Night PVC Rin Tohsaka figure is expected to see global market release in May 2011 in Japan and on Play-Asia's site for roughly 8,730 Yen (excluding taxes). It was crafted by the talented figure sculptor Ken Yokota for the Good Smile Company.
Rin Tohsaka (Fate/stay Night: UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS)
Rin Tohsaka (Fate/stay Night: UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS)
As a fan of the Fate/stay Night franchise (having both read the entire manga series and completed 70% of the hit anime show), I was interested in the fact that there was a movie that re-told part of the Fate/stay Night story, so I decided to take a deeper look into it. After browsing around for several minutes, I came across this amazing figure of female character and powerful magus Rin Tohsaka, surrounded by various swords and holding her red pendant in her hand as her long brown hair swirls around her. She comes with a swappable sword Azoth that replaces her pendant on her left hand and to my knowledge, that is the only part of her that can be changed. Seeing the great quality that both sculptor Ken Yokota and Good Smile have put into her is amazing, from her flowing brown hair to the swords sticking out of the base down to the overall appearance of her outfit, this is one figure that is sure not to disappoint whoever adds her to their collection. She would make a great addition to the figure collector that is looking for a high quality figure that will make a eye-catching and interesting addition to their collection.
Rin Tohsaka (Fate/stay Night: UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS)
Rin Tohsaka (Fate/stay Night: UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS)
Height: 180 Mm (18 Cm)
Availability: Limited (Limited Edition: Currently for pre-order on Play-Asia and expected to see global release in May 2011)
Price: 8,730 Yen (roughly $104.90 USD)
Who It is Recommended For: Fans of the Fate/stay Night franchise, the Fate/stay Night: UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS film, Rin Tohsaka, or the figure collector looking to make a great addition to their collection that will get noticed by all who lay eyes upon her.

Nendoroid Corner: Fortune Arterial Nendoroid Non-Scale PVC: Erika Sendo

In this installment of the Nendoroid Corner, we will be looking into another of Good Smile Company's amazing nendoroids. This week, we feature Erika Sendo from the popular Fortune Arterial franchise, known for it's Japanese adult visual novels and the recently released anime show. Produced by the Good Smile Company in cooperation with Nendoron and in the joint association of ASCII Media Works, AUGUST, and Zexcs as part of their official line of Fortune Arterial products, the Non-Scale Fortune Arterial Nendoroid PVC Erika Sendo figure is expected to see global market release around June 2011 in Japan and via Good Smile's site for roughly 3,500 Yen (excluding taxes). It was crafted by the talented figure sculptor JUN (E.V.) for the Good Smile Company.
Nendoroid Corner: Erika Sendo (with Chair, Tea Cup and Saucer)
Nendoroid Corner: Erika Sendo (with Chair, Tea Cup and Saucer)
Being new to the Fortune Arterial anime as well as the Fortune Arterial franchise, I had to spend some time researching this franchise on both AnimeVice and Wikipedia at first so I could learn more information regarding 5th-year student Erika Sendo, the main female lead in both the Fortune Arterial anime and visual novels. She comes with multiple swappable arms and legs that allow for various poses, as well as a chair along with her white tea cup and saucer to pose with. Erika comes with 3 faces, her winking face (pictured above), a smiling face, and her red-eyed serious vampire face that can be changed to the collector's preferences. I am still not a big fan of these nendoroids, but with each one of these Good Smile nendoroids that I feature in every new preview, I am slowly becoming more and more interested in these mini figures and their unique appearances compared to normal scale figures. Once again, Good Smile along with Nendoron and figure sculptor JUN have done a incredible job with this nendoroid, from her overall appearance down to the colorful details on every visible part of her. She would make a colorful and cute addition to the collector's expanding nendoroid collection who is looking for a good quality figure that they can purchase for a decent price and make the centerpiece of their collection.
Nendoroid Corner: Erika Sendo (with Serious Red-Eyed Vampire face)
Nendoroid Corner: Erika Sendo (with Serious Red-Eyed Vampire face)
Height: 100 Mm (10 Cm)
Availability: Limited (Limited Edition: Currently for pre-order on Good Smile's site via the Sofmap link. Expected global release is June 2011)
Price: 3,500 Yen (roughly $42.90 USD)
Who It is Recommended For: Fans of the Fortune Arterial franchise, Erika Sendo, or anyone looking to add a bight, adorable nendoroid that is of high quality coming from Good Smile and Nendoron.
 
LINK: Fortune Arterial Non-Scale Erika Sendo (Good Smile)
 
This concludes this week's Weekly Figure Preview. Next week's line up to be announced on my AnimeVice profile by this weekend. 
 
* William Anderson is currently attending classes at Butte College in the process of earning a Radio/TV/Film Bachelor's Degree by 2012. He writes short stories, regularly contributes to both AnimeVice and Giant Bomb's wiki databases, and is trying to catch up on the anime shows that he has fallen more than 3 months behind on. If you have any questions or figure requests, please PM me today!
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