Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Fate/EXTRA Visual Fanbook

Slowly filling the review list. I still have 8 figures unopened and 6 artbooks/guidebooks to do... In order of purchase the next is Fate/Extra Visual Fanbook, released back in February.

Unlike the disappointment that was Fate/EXTRA Perfect Guide, this artbook contains all the stuff I wanted, specially an extensive gallery section and early design and sketches for the characters.

The first part is the gallery section, filled with pictures from promotional material (mostly telecards). Most of them are by Wada Rco, with a few by Takeuchi.

Yuri overtoned picture of Saber and Rin.

Cute Caster and Rin.

The character bios section includes not only their stats but also the in-game character cuts:

Bio page for Saber.

It includes an extensive part filled with Takeuchi's initial designs. Most of them already appeared here.

Gawain and Lu Bu designs by Takeuchi

The info for the huke designed weapons. In the picture Lancer's Gae Bolg, Gawain's Excalibur Gallatin and Berserker's God Force.

The following part are a bunch of interviews, that I didn't take pictures of it because was mostly a wall of text.

Next is a gallery made by guest artists. Unlike the official art that most of the times includes either Saber, Caster or Rin, the characters here are pretty diverse:

Saber by AkaRingo

Caster & Alice by Fruit Punch

Leo and Gawain by Sumihei

The last part part includes a couple of short manga by Wada Rco (one of them already appeared in Type-Moon Ace 5) and a short novel called "Seven's feel".

Random page from the short manga.

1 comment:

Arietta said...

Looks very nice. I'll have to look into it more later, though I'd like to avoid possible spoilers.