Fans of Fate/Zero will certainly find interest in this doujin work appropriately entitled “Fate/Zero material” – as the name implies, it covers all aspects of the immense series from characters to weapons.
According to the Akihabara shop stocking the book, it has an “aura of supremacy” – the title very directly sums up the fact that it is a a “dictionary of materials, settings, weapons, and characters found in Fate/Zero”. The book highlights an approximate amount of 21 characters – all illustrated as featured in the anime amidst a variety of poses and angles, as well as colored and flat alternatives for greater emphasis on line and shape.
Looking below, one can see incredibly simple sketches of Tohsaka and Sakura – these are more geared towards exhibiting their composition than serving as a enticing artwork on its own. Comments from the designers are neatly organized in a miniature and modest looking table – this information above their heads regards their name, physical traits, and mild personality characteristics.
Further within the tome are detailed descriptions of the events as they occurred, as well as the premise of the series as a whole – not to mention, an all-inclusive glossary which goes over many of the terms and ridiculous lingo used throughout the series. It’s an overall rather bland book in terms of aesthetics, yet the contents within are well above average and satisfy their purpose quite perfectly.
Currently, Amazon Japan is carrying the work and offers some meager, yet mighty samplings of the contraptions insightfully broken down in an explanatory fashion inside. A fairly fine creation overall for any interested in Fate/Zero.