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Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files[Note 1] (ロード・エルメロイⅡ世の事件簿, Rōdo Erumeroi Nisei no Jikenbo?) is a novel series written by Makoto Sanda and illustrated by Mineji Sakamoto.

It is succeeded by the sequel series, The Adventures of Lord El-Melloi II.



The series takes place in the United Kingdom and revolves around the Clock Tower.

The world of Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files is set as the same parallel world of Fate/stay night[1] and relatively closely to Fate/Zero, as Waver Velvet had participated in the Fourth Holy Grail War.


Ten years after the Fourth Holy Grail War, Waver Velvet, now Lord El-Melloi II and in charge of the Department of Modern Magecraft, solves problems and investigates mysteries in the thaumaturgy world on behalf of magi with the help of his apprentice Gray, all the while navigating the cutthroat politics of the Clock Tower.


Main article: List of Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files characters


The first novel was first published by Type-Moon under their Type-Moon Books label on December 30, 2014. The tenth and last was published on May 17, 2019. Kadokawa Shoten later re-released the novels in a paperback edition.

Case. Adra Castle Separation[]

case. Adra Castle Separation (case.剥離城アドラ, Case. Hakuri-jō adora?)

First volume transcription

"In a way, you could say that the modern magus is in the business of gathering angels."

The detached castle Adra.
Like a lone living being, it is a demon castle created by magi who were fascinated with angels.
The ruler (Lord) of modern thaumaturgy at the Clock Tower, El-Melloi II, gets caught up in a battle for succession over the detached castle. The interior of the castle is adorned with many angels.
Only those who have unraveled the mysteries of the Angel Names granted them are invited to inherit the detached castle.
However, it was no simple solution to a riddle. To the high-ranking magi of the Clock Tower, it was the beginning of an excessively fantastic tragedy--.

Now, the curtain rises on the "Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files", which blends riddles and illusions, thaumaturgy and mysteries.




Case. Twin Form Tower (Upper)[]

case. Twin Towers of Izelma (Upper) (case.双貌塔イゼルマ(上), Case. ?)

Second volume transcription




Case. Twin Form Tower (Lower)[]

case. Twin Towers of Izelma (Lower) (case.双貌塔イゼルマ(下), Case. ?)

Third volume transcription




Case. Mystic Eyes collection train (Upper)[]

case. Mystic Eyes collection train (Upper) (case.魔眼蒐集列車(上), Case. Magan shūshū ressha?)

Fourth volume transcription [T]

"To see, that is the very first magecraft in human history."

Mystic Eyes Collection Train. A legend that even now keeps running in the forest of Europe.
Due to being dragged into by a certain invitation letter, it has been decided that Lord El-Melloi II would participate in an auction of mystic eyes together with Olga Marie and others from the Astronomy Department's (Animusphere) family. However, El-Melloi II's objective lies not in the auction. But to recover his indispensable--- stolen pride.
Those who desire mystic eyes, and those who shun mystic eyes.
What is the mystic eyes of "Rainbow" rank, regarded as a top secret?

As many eyes watch intently, the curtains of the third case rises.




Case. Mystic Eyes collection train (Lower)[]

case. Mystic Eyes collection train (Lower) (case.魔眼蒐集列車(下), Case. Magan shūshū ressha?)

Fifth volume transcription

The murder case on the Mystic Eye Collection Train (Rail Zeppelin) develops in a way no one predicted.

Along with the new warrior's assault bringing down Lord El-Melloi II, the train itself faces a grave danger.
To escape from this perilous situation, Gray cooperates with the Executor with mystic eyes that can see into the past, Karabo, and the self-proclaimed spy Yvette.
The revealed Mystic Eye. The mysterious Heroic Spirit and the lost child of the Dead Apostle.
The secret that the Astrology (Animusphere) department's Olga Marie has uncovered.

Within this intertwining case file of twists, the Mystic Eye auction opens--!




Case. Atlas' contract (Upper)[]

case. Atlas' contract (Upper) (case.アトラスの契約(上), Case. Atorasu no keiyaku?)

Sixth volume transcription





Case. Atlas' contract (Lower)[]

case. Atlas' contract (Lower) (case.アトラスの契約(下), Case. Atorasu no keiyaku?)

Case. Grand Resolution (Upper)[]

Case. Grand Resolution (Upper) (case.冠位決議(上), Case. Kan'i Ketsugi?)

Eighth volume transcription [T]
"Sacrifice your life for the most glorious thing"

As El-Melloi II and Gray were investigating Heartless's ghastly trail, they recived news of the "Crown rank decision."
All the nobles and agents assemble in conference. Of course El-Melloi II is included. However, disaster strikes as the aristocratic faction and democratic faction are both shaken up and the entire Mage's Association is thrown into disarray within a spiral of conspiracy.
Underneath the Clocktower a large labyrinth expands... and its survivor.
A mysterious, serial disappearance case.

And the equally competent rulers of the Clocktower.

Case. Grand Resolution (Middle)[]

Case. Grand Resolution (Middle) (case.冠位決議(中)), Case. Kan'i Ketsugi?)

Ninth volume transcription [T]
"Magi are traitorous beings"

Finally Dr. Heartless's objective is revealed.
El Melloi II who suffers from its contents. On the other hand, the Academic City, Slur, is assaulted by Heartless.
However, Reines and her team who are leading the counterattack come across an astonishing person beyond imagination.
Before the Grand decision, a chain of catastrophes.

The hidden truth behind the serial disappearance case. In the basement of the Clocktower, the intrigue of the Lords and their plans for the Spirit Tomb Albion, strip the wounded El-Melloi II of his fangs.

Case. Grand Resolution (Lower)[]

Case. Grand Resolution (Lower) (case.冠位決議(下)), Case. Kan'i Ketsugi?)


Sanda Makoto (Red Dragon, Rental Magica). Volume one was announced for release at Comiket 87.



Main article: Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files (manga)


Main article: Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files (anime)

Anime Special[]

Main article: Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note - Special Episode

Stage Play[]

Main article: Lord El-Melloi II Case Files: case. Adra Castle Separation (stage play)

Drama CDs[]

Drama CDs were included in the blu-ray disc of the anime releases as bonus:

  • ドラマCD VOL.1 グレイと日記とガラスの壺
  • ドラマCD VOL.2 オーガニック・ミートと電気ウサギ
  • ドラマCD VOL.3 魔眼殺しと救いの言葉
  • ドラマCD VOL.4 三大美女と地球最大の決戦
  • ドラマCD VOL.5 カジノと空と懲りないふたり
  • ドラマCD VOL.6 ランキングの秘密とウロボロスの蛇
  • オリジナルドラマCD: 「生霊とプールサイドと虹の橋」

External links[]


  1. Also translated as The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II


  1. From the Fate/strange Fake volume 1, Kinoko Nasu's afterwards (only in 2015 edition; missing in the Edition translated to English).