After several times of delay, TYPE-MOON‘s latest work Mahoutsukai no Yoru (魔法使いの夜, A Magician’s Night, Witch on the Holy Night) was finally released last month on April 12. As part of the TYPE-MOON’s 10th anniversary plan, we just learned that the series will have a total of three parts. As an ADV game, Mahoutsukai no Yoru appears to lack of the traditional way of selecting from options and different routes. For better description, the series is a pure visual novel, without even voice casts. But the character design really stands out. Featuring Hirokazu Koyama (こやま ひろかず), all the characters are just lovely and the novel is a pleasure to read. Personally like Alice Kuonji (久遠寺 有珠) over Aoko Aozaki (蒼崎 青子) and you can tell that from my avatar.
According to ANN, in an recent interview with 4Gamer, Kinoko Nasu (奈須 きのこ), the co-founder and the writer behind all the TYPE-MOON’s works, revealed that the two sequels of the series were already in works, and the series’s story “starts in earnest” with the second game. In the recent issue of printed Asahi Shimbun (朝日新聞), TYPE-MOON was considered to be the best brand in the light novel game industry (Tweet and Pic).
In addition, Nasu also talked about the future plan of the company. He noted that TYPE-MOON will take RPG Fate/Extra CCC as their first priority, and also work on the remake of Tsukihime (月姫, Lunar Princess), which has been expected for years by fans (yes, we do!). As for the 3rd volume of the DDD (Decoration Disorder Disconnection) novel series, Nasu would return to work after Mahoutsukai no Yoru is finished. Taking the delay of the series into consideration, recalling that we first mentioned about the release of Mahoutsukai no Yoru in more than three years ago, we assume it would take another few years.
For illustration fans, as a relatively new artist, Hirokazu Koyama (こやま ひろかず) is responsible for the whole Mahoutsukai no Yoru series. Personally quite like his style compared with Takashi Takeuchi (武内 崇), another co-founder and illustrator of Fate series. I do have to say both illustrators in TYPE-MOON are of great talent and they happened to be in the same company, together with Nasu, creating a legend that no other company in this industry can catch up with.