Fate/Zero Anime Inspires Gilgamesh's Chess Set in Real Life
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The Premium Bandai retail website unveiled a chess set inspired by the chacter Gilgamesh's set from the Fate/Zero television anime series. The website began accepting pre-orders on Thursday and plans to begin shipment in December.
The set includes 16 gold pieces: seven Servants, eight Masters, and the Holy Grail. The pieces are made of iron as well as ABS and PVC plastics, and they range in height from 40 to 110 millimeters (about 1.6 to 4.3 inches). The complete set also includes a chess board and costs 9,980 yen (about US$125).
The second season of the Fate/Zero anime series premiered in Japan on April 7. The anime adapts Urobuchi's prequel novel 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.
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