Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fate/Zero Fan Translation


Fate/Zero is a series of four novels written by the author of Fate/Stay Night, Kinoko Nasu, that chronicles the events of the fourth Holy Grail War, that is the war that happens before the one in Fate/Stay Night.

If you are a hard core FSN junkie like myself then you are probably well aware of the good work the translators at Baka-Tsuki are doing to get these novels translated and out to fans. However, If you are new to FSN then you need to check this site out.

Recently I came across something very helpful to read these translated books. Reading a novel off a website in blocks of text is no way to casually enjoy a good book. Reading it on your laptop might be a little better, but someone out there in the interwebs has compiled the books (well so far just the first volume) into an easy to read PDF format.

Going only by the handle, Ha on the Beast's Lair's Forums, Ha has given fans a much more palatable way to enjoy the Fate/Zero novels.

What this means is that those out there with ebook readers can now easily upload the book into their ebook reader of choice and enjoy the novels as they were meant to be read, weather that is lounging on the couch in front of a warm fire, or in a hammock outside in the cool breeze, and not with a cramped back squinting at the iridescent glow of your computer screen.

Or if you don't have an ebook reader, the PDF makes it a lot easier to print the pages out yourself and make your own book. There is of course a little more craftsmanship involved here, but it gives you a physical copy of the novel you can hold in your hands.

In case you missed the links in the text, here are the direct links to the sites mentioned:

Baka-Tsuki - The good folks doing all the hard work to get these books in the hands of English speaking fans.

Ha on Beast's Lair - making that work so much easier to read.