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The anime studio ufotable's cafés in Tokyo and Tokushima will celebrate the Fate/Zero character Ryunosuke's birthday on January 31. The limited-time Fate/Zero Café campaign launched last fall to celebrate the television anime's October 1 premiere.
Next Tuesday, both locations will sell Ryunosuke Fresh Purple and Caster Green Tea Orange drinks for 500 yen (about US$6). The Tokyo location will also offer Blasphemy Tomato Stew, while Blasphemy Kimchi Yakisoba will be available at the Tokushima café. Both entrées will cost 1,000 yen (about US$13), and visitors will only be able to purchase the special menu items on Ryunosuke's birthday.
Each guest who visits one of the ufotable cafés on January 31 will receive a postcard with a birthday image of Ryunosuke and Caster. Anyone who orders from the birthday menu will also receive a special luncheon mat with super-deformed illustrations of the characters.
The Fate/Zero Cafés offer a variety of dishes and promotional items inspired by the Master/Servant teams in the anime. The two cafés also display the original pencil drawings used in the making of the actual animation.
Fate/Zero adapts the prequel novel by Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Phantom - The Animation, Blassreiter) to Type-Moon's Fate/stay night visual novel software. The story is set a decade before Fate/stay night and reveals the 4th Holy Grail War that sets the stage for the war in the software.
[Via Moe Ota-News Sokuhō]