Release date: March 1, 2016 (English Edition)
The fourth Holy Grail War has begun, and seven magi must summon heroes from history to battle each other to the death. Only one magi 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.
Prequel to the Fate/Stay Night series, Fate/Zero explores the events of the fourth Holy Grail War, the one which resulted in the events that lead to FSN. The main character is Kiritsugu Emiya, a man who lives for his ideals and is tormented by them. He sees injustice in the world and seeks to bring happiness to all; a foolish ideal he then passes on to his foster son, as you would know in FSN. But here in this volume, we see the starting events of the Holy Grail War, with introduction of the servants Saber (Arthuria Pendragon), Rider, Archer and Assassin; along with introduction of Emiya’s family, and Kotomine Kirei. It is going to be a battle of desire and wills, of ambition and power and honestly I am so excited to read further, especially for the characters. The artwork is not as good as the one for FSN, but passably adequate. I haven’t read the light novel nor seen the anime, so this is going to be wholly a big surprise for me. Or maybe I might just cave and start watching the anime; who knows? It is an interesting series, that’s for sure, with Emiya bring guns to a mage fight.
Received a free galley from Dark Horse Manga, via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.