Type-Moon Ace Volume 5 Coming This June

By Ishaan . May 30, 2010 . 11:36am


Type-Moon Ace, the official magazine published by Kadokawa Shoten about anything and everything related to the company, has a rather sparse release schedule. Although the magazine was originally launched in April 2008, only four volumes have been published to date. Understandable, given the sparse nature of Type-Moon’s own projects.


Unfortunately, the nature of Type-Moon’s projects also means that not every issue of the magazine comes loaded with new information and features that you’d be thrilled to read. For instance, it would appear volume 3 included a horrendous body-swapping crossover manga based on Type-Moon characters, essentially ruining everything sacred about the fascinating world that they were (are?) building up. So far, volume 2, which talked at length about Mahou Tsukai no Yoru, appears to have been the highlight of the magazine.


Fortunately, volume 5 is around the corner, and considering Mahou Tsukai is scheduled for a 2010 release, hopefully, it will include an update on how that project is progressing. Perhaps even a release date.


For those that may not be aware, Mahou Tsukai no Yoru serves as a prequel of sorts to Tsukihime, and was one of the earelier novels written by Type-Moon co-founder Kinoko Nasu. While the game centres around its own story and characters, the protagonist, Aoko Aozaki, was the red-haired lady that gave Tohno Shiki his special glasses at the start of Tsukihime.

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  • Yeah! Mahoyo! I do want that novel =w= I only hear that the novel will be three separate novels because the story is divided in three chapters.

    • Only, Nasu’s only ever written the first chapter!

  • JustAnotherTraveler

    I am a huge Type-Moon fan so maybe I should try to pick this guy up.

  • BrotherCavil

    Rofl. Mana Transfer Dragon. :P


  • They must be living the dream if they get their own print publication dedicated to them, even if they do only publish biannually.

    • BrotherCavil

      Honestly, it sort of pisses me off.Yes, TM makes some good stuff now and then…but the truth is, saying they’re overrated is the understatement of the century. I can name a dozen visual novels, and standard novels hailing from Japan that are absolute lightyears better than anything Nasu has ever written.This magazine not only adds more or less *nothing* to the company’s repertoire, nor does it give any true benefit to the fans, but it only hypes them up while leaving other works in the shadows.

      If this was a VN/N magazine focusing on all the blocks, that’d be fine. But the fact that it’s centered around a single company that rarely puts anything out, it’s pretty degrading.

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