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Fire Emblem Cipher Series 14 Release!

Today, 27 September, is the official release day for Fire Emblem Cipher Series 14! The set, titled Eyegazing Future, is now available in card shops in Japan and for import around the world.

S14 features cards and characters from five different Fire Emblem titles. The first half of the set is made of Blue cards for Awakening and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. The remaining cards are split between the Birthright path of Fates and Green cards for Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn in Tellius.

Scroll on down below for a closer look at the cards and promotional items available in the set. NOTE: Some of the artwork and cards contained in this set do contain spoilers for their respective games. Proceed with caution if you’ve not yet finished playing these titles.

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Cipher Series 14 Pre-release Livestream (With Series 15 Reveals)!

During 22nd September 2018, Fire Emblem Cipher held a pre-release livestream on NicoNico and YouTube to hype up the impending release of Series 14 “Eyegazing Future”.

If you missed the livestream and are interested in watching it, it’s now available for viewing via timeshift on NicoNico or directly on YouTube. For your convenience, you can find a recap of all the important news below!

Series 14 Booster Series

The main focus of this livestream was naturally on Series 14, which launches very soon on 28th September 2018 in Japan. As we learned earlier, this series features characters from the Tellius games, Awakening, Fates (Birthright) and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.

On the Tellius front, we got new unpromoted cards for Marcia and Oscar. In particular, Oscar looks pretty relaxed in his casual wear.

Next, time for the healers to shine, with cards for Radiant Dawn Cleric Mist and both unpromoted and promoted versions of Rhys.

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Fates Artbook Officially Teased + Upcoming Kotaro Yamada Artworks

It’s been over 3 years since Fates released in Japan, but fans have still been waiting for a fully-fledged artbook similar in vein to The Art of Awakening or the more recent Valentia Accordion.


A recreation of the teaser featured in the fan books.

The wait continues, but there’s now a visible light at the end of the tunnel. Because we finally have confirmation that a Fates artbook is actually happening, from the most unlikely of sources: the Takumi and Leo fan books released on 31st August.

Towards the end of the books, there’s a teaser for the Fates artbook from the same team behind the fan books, as well as the Tellius and Valentia artbooks. All it says is that “production [of the Fates artbook] is underway”.

A big thanks to @theprinceofiris for the heads up–and Japanese fans for sharing this information.

Back in March, Kozaki Yusuke–the artist of Fates–mentioned that he’s hoping to finish the Fates artbook before the end of 2018. However, judging from the wording and the timing of the teaser, the chances of that happening seems slim: expect a 2019 release.


The cover art appears to be of an original character inspired by Fire Emblem.

If you’re hungering for some Fire Emblem art goodness sooner rather than later, all hope isn’t lost. On 22nd September 2018, “Via luminis“, an artbook dedicated to the works of Kotaro Yamada will be released in Japan.

This 128 page artbook features art from over a dozen franchises that Yamada has worked on, including Fire Emblem. For reference, Yamada has contributed to Heroes and Cipher, and he was also the author of the Binding Blade manga, Hasha no Tsurugi.

Currently, the book’s exact contents are unknown, but as an educated guess, there ought to be at least 10 pages of Fire Emblem–and you can bet that Narcian will be among them. Hopefully there’s this Cipher art of the Hasha no Tsurugi crew as well.

Fates: Takumi and Leo Fan Books Coming to Japan

Fire Emblem Fates has been out in Japan for 3 years and, regardless of the game’s reception, its characters are still proving to be extremely popular.

Case in point, from 31st August 2018, two separate fan books dedicated to Takumi and Leo–the two younger royal brothers–will be released in Japan, published by the Nintendo Dream editorial team.

(Note: The cover and contents are subject to change.)

For reference, Leo was the highest ranking male during Nintendo Japan’s official Fates popularity poll, while Takumi scored 3rd place. Meanwhile in the international Choose Your Legends Round 2, they placed 30th and 18th among all the series’s characters.

Back to the books themselves, each comes with a set of 6 B2 size posters. The posters are double-sided and can be combined to create one life-size poster! According to the Amazon listings (Takumi | Leo), each book includes 52 pages and retails for 1,998 Yen.

Because they are fan books, the editorial team is looking for fans to submit their content. Firstly, there are a pair of questionnaires for Takumi and Leo fans to answer. A rough translation will be provided below. Entries close halfway through 23rd July.

In addition, fans are encouraged to send their artwork. Artwork should be posted to the address above in the form of a postcard. The artwork itself can be horizontal or vertical. The deadline for submissions is 27th July, so fans will need to be pretty quick!

Hmm, would they ever do versions for the little sisters…?

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