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[English Translation] Emma and Shade from the frontlines of Cipher!

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Today the Cipher homepage updated with a talk column featuring the two characters original to Cipher that you might have already seen from the Series 2 teasers. It will provide news on events and also give deck building tips. Also, cute icons!

The script is quite simple, so I thought I would take a shot at it with my mediocre Japanese as practice hehe

Chapter 1 | Nice to meet you! We're Emma and Shade


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Sha..Shade-san! Shade-san!
I've got big news!

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My, what is it? Emma.

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Look at this! Our esteemed seniors have
been made into cards!

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Could that be... The first series of the popular now available in stores popular Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher) TCG, "Warblades of Heroes"?

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Tea-Sea-G?

I'm not sure what that is... Anyway, it looks super cool!

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Ufufu, doesn't it?
I'll explain in detail.

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Of course the cards look spectacular!
That's because all of the illustrations have been drawn specifically for the game!※1
In charge, is Daisuke Izuka as the Art Director.

Many renowned Fire Emblem artists have participated, along with the main staff of certain video games.

They've gone all out to firmly grasp the fans' gaze with their stunning illustrations!

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I, I see!
That's awesome...
I wonder... if I'll have a card made in my name if I study harder?

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What are you saying? You're going to be in it too soon, you know?

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Ehh!? In the Tea-Sea-G?!

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That's right. It's been decided that we will join the people from if/Fates in the second series of the TCG, "Divine Flames of Light and Darkness" (released on the 17th of September) into battle.

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O-oh my.. W-w-wha.. What to do!
My, my heart's not ready...!

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...But, is it really alright like this?
When the players don't even know who we are...?

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My, that's true...
We should introduce ourselves then.

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I am Shade, a Dark Mage.

People call me the "Teacher of the Pitch-dark Shadows「黒陰の教師」"

Though it is impolite, I will be entering into battle (Cipher) as an original character.
Pleased to make your acquaintace!

This is the illustration for the card.↓

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Eh? Erm...

I-I'm an apprentice under the Pegasus Knights, please call me Emma.

I'm thirteen years old, and I try my best to study to polish my skills!
I'm still a very inexperienced apprentice, please take care of me!

This is the illustration for the card.↓

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Now, I belong to the side of Nohr, but Emma fights for Hoshido.

If you happen to find us in your booster packs, don't toss us away.
Please kindly use us in your decks, alright?

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We're on opposing sides...?!
Uwah, that's scary, but...

I won't lose, Shade-san!

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That's not going to be easy, Emma.
Now then, onward with my plan...

《CLINK☆》

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E,Eh...?

I just... heard something similar to the sound of a lock being closed...

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Ufufu... Now no one will disturb us until morning...
I'll teach you p-l-e-n-t-y about the game ❤

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Eeeeh!? U,until morning...!?

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There will be no sleeping tonight...

Now, come over here...

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Noo-! Ouut!
I wanna go home~~~!!!

The sudden appearance of the two's personal column! Please look forward to future chapters!

※1 Except a few of the promos. Just a few!

Originally posted in Japanese here

I thought this was really cute, so I'll attempt translations for future chapters, unless the complexity is way above my knowledge of Japanese (which isn't much)

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Shade seems like Tharja in some ways though...

But that's cute. :o

Edited by Naughx

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Thanks! Not sure how I missed this earlier o__o

Oh, maybe I was typing up my news post at the same time XD

I think its because they only posted the actual column a bit later after they made the page up, I went to the page when the JP twitter just officially launched it and there was nothing there until I checked later :^D

Shade seems like Tharja in some ways though...

But that's cute. :o

It's a Dark Mage thing(probably)!

I wonder why they went with such a western name for Emma?

It's a pun, her name is spelled as Ema but I used Emma because when I saved the icons off the page the file name said Emma (I guess we can take that as the official english name?)

Some of you might know this already, but today a second column went up discussing the recent Women's only event. I'll be taking a shot at it too, but it'll likely take a little longer because the column is more lengthy than this introductory one.

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Saw Chapter 3 being released/published so I felt a little guilty I'm put off studying for a while to work on this:

My Japanese is still below the desired standard, so I'm getting a friend to double check my t/l and I'll update accordingly if there's any errors. But for now,

Chapter 2 | We went to the 'First Women's Gathering" and 'Social Club meet'! Part 1

(I'll do Part 2 soon it's the longer half of the two)

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Now then, previously introduced, “Emma and Shade on the frontlines of Cipher!”

Your hosts being me, The Shadow-Clad Teacher, Shade, and…

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Hellooo!

Um… I’m the pegasus trainee, Emma!

Have you remembered our names?

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Emma, have you yet memorised the rules of Cipher?

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Ugh… The crash course was intensive, but I’ve mostly gotten it!

Although I say that, Cipher’s really interesting!

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Heheh..

That's good to hear.

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This time, we’ll be reporting on the “Fire Emblem Cipher 1st Girl’s Meet” and the “Social Meet” that have happened recently.

Let’s do the Girl’s Meet first, Emma.

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Y-yes!

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Right, so...

The Girl’s Meet was held at the bar Dining Barcello on the 23rd July, at 6pm.

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It was an event where the fans could enjoy the food, mix around and try out Cipher.

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There were only women…

Ah! Hence, “Girl’s Meet”?

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Indeed.

Till now many Cipher trial events have been held in various locations but…
As the TCG genre is dominated by males, it feels that many girls, though interested, feel that there’s a high entry hurdle.

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Ehh! But it’s so fun… What a waste!

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Long ago, the Fire Emblem series used to be supported by many female fans and so...

We wanted an environment where those female fans could enjoy the game in a relaxed manner!

Going with that train of thought, that's how the idea of the Girl's Meet came to be.

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I, I see...!

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Now then, Emma.

Go on and describe what the event was like.

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First up, here's the entrance.

The great Hero King Marth welcomed you at the reception!

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Whether it’s a fan that has been with us since long ago, or have just joined us recently because of Feif, we’d hoped for all kinds of people to attend.

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Producer Kawade's greeting toast signaled off the start to the event!

While the food and drink were being enjoyed, the fans lively bonded with each other!

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Even though it was all of their first times being here, everyone openly discussed Fire Emblem animatedly. It was quite impressive.

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Cipher Lectures were given by the Teaching Staff!

You were sure to grasp the gameplay!

Producer Kawade could be seen battling too.
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In his Q&A Corner, Producer Kawade played the straight man and answered simple questions sharply... Surrounded by the hearty fans, you could really feel the power.

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We've heard everyone's voices!

“I was confused since I came alone, but my neighbours kindly called out to me. I was really happy.”

“I think having the rare opportunity to meet more female FE fans is really wonderful.”

“There was an affable atmosphere, glad it was a easygoing gathering”

We were really pleased to see these!

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Though it lasted two hours, it passed quickly in the blink of an eye.

There’s more to say, but it seems everyone enjoyed it.❤

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There will be more Girl's Meets in the future;

Please do join us then too!

Edited by pasu

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Despite it being the first meet up, impressively everyone instantly unreservedly indulged in discussing Fire Emblem with each other animatedly.

Wow, what a sentence

I'm surprised, it looks like a lot of people showed up

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I went to redid the entire translation for Chapter 2.1, because I was kind of bothered with how lame it was, it should read better now!

Thanks!

Aww, I'd love to go to a Fire Emblem (Cipher) gathering... they sound fun XD

I'm... planning to attend one myself if they hold one when I go to Japan this Winter /prays to Naga

Wow, what a sentence

I'm surprised, it looks like a lot of people showed up

Yeah! Although I'd take a pinch of salt too since they would really only post positive things..

Ohhh my goodness. ITS JUST SO CUTE!!!!! :) I cannot wait to see their abilities in battle, and I hope to see them in decks!

Me too! Chapter 4 gets even more cuter but uh /sweats I'll try and hurry up on my tls!

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Here's the rest of Chapter 2!

Chapter 2 | We went to the 'First Women's Gathering" and 'Social Club meet'! Part 2


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Well then, Emma.
Next is the report on the Social Meet.
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The Social Meet was held in the Cynthia banquet hell, located in the Tokyo Dome Hotel on the 25th of July at 4pm.
… Ah, Cynthia is also the name of my senior from Awakening!

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That’s right… It feels a little bit like fate.
It was near the location where the Fire Emblem Festival was held on the very same day, in Tokyo Dome City Hall.
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Lots of people came!
The amount of people who attended the FE Festival was quite large too.
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Approximately 70 people joined us.
Lots of girls attended, I’m quite happy~❤
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Illustrations from Cipher were displayed onto huge panels!
They were all so cool!


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Producer Kawade did the welcome toast for the Social Meet too.
Right after that, quizzes were held at every table.
Everyone’s love for Fire Emblem made them attempt the quizzes seriously.


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Ugh… This quiz was hard...
In these cards, there’s a character hidden other than the three axe brothers, Bord, Cord, and Barst. What could this mean?

(TL note: I have no idea either)


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Slowly think it over.
Everyone, feel free to think about the answer too.

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The quizzes really roused the crowd, but then!
The Sound Staff of Fire Emblem gave a surprise performance!
As expected, a live performance is really something~!

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Five songs were performed, but the last one, Fire Emblem’s main theme, was specially arranged for this Social Meet.
Those who got to listen to it are certainly lucky, eh?❤

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After the performance, you were free to talk or battle!
Naturally, there was also a corner for the Teaching Staff to teach those who are new to the game.


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There were certainly many people there, in that corner.
It seems the tables were full of chatter and excitement.


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On the other side of the room, attendees were talking to and challenging Producer Kawade too!
Ah, the buffet looks really delicious-!


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Lastly, there was a bingo event where you could win Fire Emblem goods.
Would you believe it, there were illustrations personally signed by Kozaki Yuusuke and Daisuke Izuka!

(TL note: Pretty sure everyone knows who Kozaki is, but here’s a list of contributions by Daisuke Izuka for the Fire Emblem series. Apparently he mainly illustrates for Cardfight Vanguard now… Although he’s also the Art Director for Cipher, how busy!)

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And again, we’ve heard everyone’s voices-!
“I felt that the hurdle was pretty high, but the Cipher games were very enjoyable.”
“Having females in a card game event, it’s quite different from what I’m used to. I’m glad I could talk to the other attendees about various serieses.”
“To be able to make friends with someone all the way from Hokkaido, it has left quite the impression on me.”
“Really touched by the passion the FE fans have.”
For the Social Meet as well, we absolutely hope everyone had enjoyed themselves!

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Now then, though regrettable, our report on the Social Meet ends here.

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Playing Cipher really gets people talking and excited, it's so fun!

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It’s all thanks to the fans that we’ve gotten so far, we’re really happy❤
After the Social Meet ended, the attendees were taking photos with each and exchanged contact details in the event venue.

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Producer Kawade was on standby outside to send everyone off, but no one was coming out and he looked pretty lonely.

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Shh...!
You shouldn’t say that!!

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Anyway, the Girl’s Meet and the Social Meet were both big successes-!

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Thank you very much!

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I’m quite pleased...
We have to hurry up and plan the next event.
There’s no time to rest.
We’re off to an urgent planning meeting!


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Eh! W-w-w.. wait for me!




Those that came down to the Girl’s Meet and Social Meet, thank you very much.
It’s thanks to you, our fans, who made the events wonderful.
From now on too, please lend us your support!
Producer Kawade Ryouta

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Thanks!

Hmm, the axe trio conundrum has me stumped as well. Is there a character in the background or is a pun on Japanese symbols?

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It's kinda sad that so little people are interested in Emma and Shade. I can see comedy looking at their portraits. Who can translate those better than Google? They might have been busy at the moment. :-(

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Well... Emma and Shade are barely in the card game, their set just released today/yesterday. I imagine they'll be far more popular when their cards can actually played with, instead of just watching them talk about the tcg on a website.

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第3回 Chapter 3| Report on the TCG Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher) Special Livestream!

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Greetings, everyone.

Today, we'll be discussing the Cipher Livestream that was broadcast on Nico Nico on the 14th of August.

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Actually the both of us - were also there on the scene (in the corner of the studio)! We got to see the live, and had the chance to see Lynn-san and Producer Kawade up close!

* tl note you all probably already know this but Lynn is the VA for Aqua in the Japanese version

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The broadcast featured various new information about Cipher.

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Yea! Every time they revealed something new, my heart beat really fast!

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Well, here's the list of news. First, news related to events were revealed first.

・Test play events to be held before the retail release of Series 2!

・Official tournaments to be held in Tokyo and Osaka next year, in January and February!

・Promotional card packs and Special Marker Cards presents to be available at Tournaments at officially recognized shops in September!

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The tournament will bring together the best players from East and West Japan. Ufufu.. To gather experienced Cipher stalwarts together in one place, it's bound to be an exciting event!

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S-stalwarts...!?

The inexperienced me, to even go near them... Oh no...

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Don't you worry.

Right now, it seems they're also planning for beginners to be able to join and have fun too.

Moreover, beginners will be able to observe and learn from other people playing, so we hope for them to participate with a leisurely state of mind.

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Wow... That makes me relieved...!

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However, it's highly encouraged to go to the many tournaments at card shops and retail shops to hone and polish your skills before then.

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Indeed! Will we be able to get the cool illustrated Marker Cards then?

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Correct. The promotional pack given out during the tournaments in the officially recognized shops in September will include a Special Marker Card as a present. While you can't use it in your deck, you can use it as a Main Lord marker.

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There's 4 kinds in total! Gonna collect 'em all!

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After that, announcements for the 3rd series are as follows.

・December release date confirmed.

・To be themed after Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem if: Invisible Kingdom.

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Speaking of Path of Radiance, it's where the mature Ike that has also recently appeared in Smash Brothers and even made into an Amiibo originated from.

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Yes, and the illustrations were also publically revealed for the first time too.

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These Aquas are too beautiful! They're going to be the signed foil cards for Series 3, right?

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Indeed. And while the signs are done by the voice actors of the character along with a quote from the game... Today in the studio we had the voice actress for Aqua, Lynn-san, and we held a survey where the livestream viewers could decide which line would be on the card.

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After the quote was selected, Lynn-san did the signature right there on air!

It does feel like its certainly only possible during a live stream!

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And now for news on Series 4!

Series 4 will cover three titles, Radiant Dawn, Fire Emblem Awakening, and the last one...

(There's actually a typo, they forgot to mention Mystery of the Emblem; on stream they revealed Series 4 will be of Radiant Dawn, an expansion for series 1 (based on Awakening and Mystery of the Emblem) and a third title that's still unknown.)

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Gulp... What's the last one?

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Unfortunately, it's still a s-e-c-r-e-t?

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That sucks! Producer Kawade sucks!

(*The original jp said stingy/cheap but I'm not sure how that fits in)

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On the other hand, they also revealed some illustrations from Series 4.

From Mystery of the Emblem, Minerva, and from Awakening, Cynthia. She's still being worked on.

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The Minerva-san in this illustration... She's not riding a wyvern?

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In the Super Famicon version of Mystery of the Emblem, Wyvern Knights and Cavaliers can descend from their mounts into Knights, and that has been reproduced.

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As expected of Shade-san! You sure know your stuff about the older games!

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…!N-not really, I only happened to read about the older materials.

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In addition, the Series 2 page has been updated with details of the Starter Decks and Booster Box!

Even though we've pretty much covered the information from the stream, I kind of want to watch it again!

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T-that's, good dedication!

You can watch it again here.

※Nico nico account is required

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And now for some big news! It seems that there will be another livestream for Series 2 before it releases in stores!

I'm really excited for it-!!

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As for details, please keep a lookout on the official homepage and the official twitter account.

Until then, make sure to finish preparations and reviewing.

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Got it! The Fire Emblem games released on the older consoles, please teach me plenty about them!

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B-but I already said I don't know too much about them, you know?

I don't own a Super Famicon, and I don't know anything about the old Famicon's square--

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Well then, please excuse us!

Farewell!

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Thank you all for watching despite it being Obon season! Stay tuned for the next Nico Nico live broadcast!

I'm super disappointed in Shade's skill in Cipher ;_; too busy playing Series 2 to translate lmao

will try to translate the rest soon!

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Was trying to find this thread again; I guess we won't be getting the recent ones translated?

I really liked these, would be nice if they were picked up again :D

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