Type-Moon Museum Will Recreate Kinoko Nasu's Workspace
posted on by Kim Morrissy
The upcoming Type-Moon Museum shared details about the contents of the exhibit on Friday. According to the museum's website, the venue will have an area recreating Fate/Stay Night creator Kinoko Nasu's workspace, as well as a 13-meter map projection showing the entirety of Fuyuki City, the fictional Japanese city depicted in Fate/Stay Night.
The "Type-Moon Museum: Tracing 15 Years of Type-Moon" exhibit will be sorted into seven areas:
- "The Face of Type-Moon." The area recreates Kinoko Nasu's workspace, as well as the office and desk spaces at Type-Moon.
- "Type-Moon's history, as shown through production materials." A showcase of production art and materials spanning not only all of Type-Moon's works, but also from events and limited-time goods.
- "How to Make Fate/Stay Night." A breakdown of the characters, videos, soundtrack, and direction.
- "Gallery Type-Moon." A gallery of illustrations from Type-Moon works. This will include some pieces that Takashi Takeuchi drew for the U.K. travelogue included in his Return to Avalon art book.
- "Type-Moon and Our Era." A showcase of works derived from Fate/Stay Night's setting.
- "Fuyuki City; Day & Nightmare." A 13-meter map projection and diorama shows the entirety of Fuyuki City.
- "A 'Carnival' Phantasm." A showcase of magazine covers featuring Type-Moon characters and messages of support from various people related to the franchise.
The museum celebrates Fate/Stay Night's 15th anniversary. It will be held at the Sony Music Roppongi Museum from December 20 to April 5. The "Fate" phase will run from December 20 to January 20, the “Unlimited Blade Works” will run from January 23 to February 24, and the "Heaven's Feel" phase will run from February 27 to April 5.
Advance tickets will cost 2,300 yen (US$21), while same-day tickets will cost 2,500 yen (US$23). Lawson ticket opened sales of advance tickets with allocated timing on Friday. Visitors will receive a memorial ticket and booklet as an entry bonus.
Type-Moon is a label of the Notes company, but began in 1999 as an independent dōjin novel and game circle with writer Kinoko Nasu and artist Takashi Takeuchi. The pair went on to develop the Tsukihime visual novel, as well as the Fate/stay night visual novel. Both have inspired multiple spinoffs in manga, novels, anime, games, and other mediums. The pair are also notable for The Garden of Sinners novel, published before Type-Moon's founding, and inspiring a series of anime films of the same name. Most of Type-Moon's works are notable for being loosely connected, and implying a shared universe and cosmology that English-speaking fans have unofficially dubbed the "Nasuverse."
On January 30, 2004, Type-Moon and Kinoko Nasu's Fate/stay night visual novel was released, spawning what would become a huge multimedia franchise. The original story of Shirō Emiya and Saber and their quest to survive the Holy Grail War has inspired prequels, magical girl spin-offs, alternate timelines, and a highly successful mobile game.
Source: Type-Moon Museum's Official website
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