Fire Emblem Cipher (Sai) Festival 2017 Details + Merchandise

Announced last year, we now have concrete details for the Fire Emblem Cipher Festival 2017 events, which will be held in Japan during February.

Like last year’s events, there will be a ton of activities for Fire Emblem Cipher fans and Fire Emblem fans in general, not least the opportunity to bag some amazing exclusive merchandise and rare promo cards.

Below, you can find the event details.

Cipher Festival 2016 West (Osaka)

Venue Sunrise Building Osaka
Date Sunday 19th February
Time 9:00 to 16:00 (doors close 15:30)
Address 2-6-8 Bingo-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (4 minutes walk from Hommachi Station)
Notes No participation fee

Cipher Festival 2016 East (Tokyo)

Venue TOC Gotanda Messe
Date Saturday 26th February
Time 9:00 to 16:00 (doors close 15:30)
Address 6-6-19 Nishigotanda Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo (10 minutes walk from Gotanda Station)
Notes No participation fee

Events kick off from 10 AM with an introduction from the various hosts and illustrators, etc. After that, there will be mini concerts performed by the Cavalier Duo and even exhibition battles between the staff.

During the afternoon, fans can look forward to signing sessions with some prestigious Cipher and game illustrators.

  • West: Yusuke Kozaki, Suzuki Rika and Kotaro Yamada
  • East: Senri Kita, Daisuke Izuka and Kotaro Yamada

Meanwhile, throughout the day, there will be the opportunity to collect stamps from the following event areas: Free battles/female-only battles, Bond battle area, Pack battle area, Cipher demo area, Everyone’s forum, Quiz area.

Those who have collected enough stamps will be given a special set of marker cards, shown above.

As a bonus, there will also be a special marker card given out in the Pack battle area, specifically for use in that area.

At the end of the day, when doors close at 15:30, all visitors will be given a set of cute promotional cards featuring the little sisters from Fates.

This way, it makes it harder for people to cheat and get duplicates. By the way… if anyone gets their hands on a Sakura card and doesn’t want it for some reason, do give me a call…

Last, but not least, the moment die-hard collectors have been waiting for! Here’s all the exclusive Fire Emblem Cipher merchandise available to purchase at the event.

As if anyone needed incentive to buy something, all purchases over 1,000 Yen come with a promotional Lyn card–the same one given out at Comiket 91 at the end of last year.

Fire Emblem Cipher Artworks VII – 2,000 Yen

(Fire Emblem Cipher Artworks I to VI will also be available for purchase.)

For the unacquainted, the “Fire Emblem Cipher Artworks” are very thin, glossy books containing a dozen full page illustrations from the Cipher card game.

In particular, VII (which is new) contains artwork from Cipher series 7, Rise to Honour.

Play Mats – 3,500 Yen each

These are stylish mats that you can use to play the Cipher card game. This time there are two brand new versions: Pixel map style (based on the NES Shadow Dragon) and, dun dun dun, secret.

By the way, these sell out fast.

Card Binders – 3,000 Yen each

Fancy card binders that you can use to proudly display your Cipher (or other) card collection. Every Cipher fans needs one in their life, but they’re certainly not easy to get…

Clear file set – 1,000 Yen

A set of three A4 clear files, which you can use to store a few pieces of paper. These are popular collectibles in Japan.

Ball pen – 500 Yen each

Fire Emblem Cipher themed ball pens. Comes in little sisters (new) and pixel variants. We totally need one of these in the Serenes Forest headquarters…

Pin badge set – 1,500 Yen

Oversized tin badges that you can use to show off your Fire Emblem love. The one for sale is for the Jugdrali (yellow) characters.

Fire Emblem Cipher Sleeve Collection – 700 Yen each

These are packs of 65 sleeves for use with the Cipher card game or other compatible card games (which is probably most of them). In case they look familiar, these are the same sleeves found in the Player’s Boxes from Comiket 91.

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