Today is the first of three days of Comiket 89, a massive Japanese anime and gaming exhibition that occurs twice every year in Japan.
Earlier this year, during Comiket Special 6, Fire Emblem made its first Comiket appearance to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the series.
Felicia at Comiket 89.
Now, due to popular demand, the Fire Emblem booth is back again, with another plethora of highly sought-after and exclusive merchandise
While Japanese fans and miracle workers frantically queue up to bag the loot, for those unable to attend Comiket (or find friends to go), there are some items you can order from the comfort of your own home.
Fire Emblem Cipher and merchandise collectors will be setting their drool-o-meter to maximum as Fire Emblem triumphantly makes it way to Comiket 89 from 29th to 31st December 2015 in Japan.
As a bonus, a “First Princess of Nohr, Camilla” promotional card, featuring Camilla in a predictably risque Santa costume, will be given away with any purchase made at the booth (while stocks last).
The goods for sale are mostly related to the Cipher card game, but there are some new 25th Anniversary items too; of major interest to fans is the 25th Anniversary Fire Emblem Concert DVD.
(By the way, if anybody is able to visit the Fire Emblem booth, please let me know!)
On 24th and 25th July 2015, Nintendo held a Fire Emblem 25th Anniversary concert event, dubbed “25th Anniversary of Love and Courage: Fire Emblem Festival”, at Tokyo Dome City Hall.
While I didn’t attend the event myself, many fans and members of the press did and, so, I’ve collected their impressions in this (lengthy) post.
Before beginning, I should mention that it’s prohibited to take pictures (or recordings) within the concert itself, so that’s the reason you won’t find any (or many) here.
But anything beforehand is fair game, it seems. Speaking of which, the entrance itself is rather spectacular, featuring life-size replicas of Marth and Chrom’s Falchion and Fire Emblems.
I already made a post with pictures of those, if you’re interested and missed it. Apparently, the replicas were crafted by Hato Ken, a famous weapon designer.
The first day of the Fire Emblem 25th Anniversary Concert is over.
While we wait for fans’ impressions of the concert, check out these impressive replicas that were on display at the event.
(Pictures taken by @ryuhne01)
On the left is Archanea’s Fire Emblem (aka Binding Shield) and Falchion, wielded by Marth the Hero-King in Shadow Dragon and Mystery of the Emblem.
Meanwhile on the right is Ylisse’s Fire Emblem and Falchion, wielded by Chrom, a descendant of Marth, in Awakening.
Here’s both together:
(Picture taken by ranmafan)