As previously reported, m&c! is publishing the Fate/strange fake novel in Indonesia through its novel-publishing imprint Penerbit Clover. The first volume was released in April 2021, and it became one of Clover’s best-selling books in the first half of 2021. Beside Fate/strange fake, another Japanese novel in the list is Psychic Detective Yakumo Another Files: The Dead’s Wish, also released in April 2021.
Fate/strange fake retails for IDR 98000 (around US$ 6.8) and the second volume has also been released in July 2021. Psychic Detective Yakumo Another Files: The Dead’s Wish retails for IDR 89000 (about US$ 6.17).
Fate/strange Fake centers around a Grail War copied from the Third Holy Grail War in Fuyuki by an organization from the United States separate from the London-based Mage Association using data taken from Fuyuki’s Grail War, with the city of Snowfield used as the Sacred Land. Since they are unable to successfully copy every aspect of the ritual, the imitation War lost the Saber class and allows strange Servants being summoned due to the definition of a “hero” being blurred. The Mage’s Association sends Rohngall and his pupil, Faldeus, to investigate the anomalous war.
The novel is one of many side stories coming from TYPE-MOON‘s Fate series. Ryohgo Narita writes the story with illustration by Shizuki Morii who also draws the manga version. Since 2015, six volumes of novel and four volumes of the manga has been published at the time of this writing.
Psychic Detective Yakumo is a mystery novel series written by Manabu Kaminaga. The series follows a college student named Yakumo Saitou, who was born with a red left eye that allows him to see spirits, with whom he can communicate to resolve their problems and let them move on to the afterlife. He frequently gets involved in cases related to the supernatural.
Clover has first revealed that it has licensed Fate/strange Fake in an Instagram post in December 2020 along with Sword Art Online, both of which were planned to be released in Indonesia in 2021.
m&c! is a comics publisher under the Kompas-Gramedia group. Other than publishing manga, the publisher also publishes Disney comics magazines, and books, Hong Kong martial arts comics, as well as Indonesian comics under the Koloni imprint. The publisher also has the Akasha imprint for mature comics and the Clover imprint for domestic and translated novels.