Aniplex of America launches the “Fate/Zero” Blu-ray Disc Box II on September 19th, 2012

Jun 8th 2012
The story of the legendary Fourth Holy Grail War will be complete in North America this September!

SANTA MONICA, CA (June 1, 2012)– Recently at their panel at Fanime Con in San Jose, Aniplex of America Inc. announced that the Fate/Zero - Blu-ray Disc Box II will be imported from Japan and released in North America on September 19th, 2012 and will be available through anime distributor Right Stuf.com and official retailers (aniplexusa.com/retailers/). Like the Fate/Zero Blu-Ray Disc Box I set released earlier in March, this highly anticipated release—featuring twelve episodes with unaired, new footage, all subtitled in English over five Blu-ray discs—is another example of the company's objective to expedite its line-up of wildly popular properties to North America. Fans in North America can take comfort in knowing this BD box set will be released simultaneously with Japan's release date, and will mark the first time that the Fate/Zero - Blu-ray Disc Box II is officially madeavailable in North America. In addition, Aniplex of America will include an English translation booklet to accompany the featured Production Material booklet in the North American release.

―We're very excited that we can bring the second half of this fan-favorite title to North America at the same time it is being released in Japan,‖ says Hideki Goto, the president of Animation Business of Aniplex of America. ―The Fate/Zero - Blu-ray Disc Box I is still in high demand and like our previous release of "The Garden of Sinners", this project comes from our continuous challenge to deliver the latest shows as soon as possible. Aniplex of America streamed the second season of Fate/Zero through niconico and crunchyroll. Now I'm glad to announce the BD release date to the North American audience will be the same street date as in Japan. I have no doubt this Fate/Zero - Blu-ray Disc Box II will satisfy not only the 'Fate/Zero' fans who enthusiastically waited for the second half of this show, but also all those who want to watch the most recent and sophisticated anime show to date. It's our hope that you'll find this a worthy showpiece to add to your collection along with the Fate/Zero Blu-Ray Disc Box I to enjoy and treasure repeatedly.

Fate/Zero - Blu-ray Disc Box II features:

 Video: 16:9 HD Widescreen / 1920×1080p / MPEG-4 AVC
 Audio: Japanese dialog / Linear PCM / Stereo 48KHz/24bit
 Subtitles: English and Japanese
 Includes 7 discs (4Blu-ray discs + 1 Bonus BD + 2 Bonus CDs): Total length of more than 215
minutes!!
 Extras include New bonus animation (written by Kinoko Nasu), Trailers, TV spots and Textless
Opening and Ending
 Bonus BD: ―Please! Einzbern Counseling Room‖ (story written by Kinoku Nasu)
 Bonus CD 1: Fate/Zero Original Soundtrack Vol. 2 with Music by Yuki Kajiura
 Bonus CD 2: Fate/Zero Original Drama CD written by Gen Urobuchi


 Deluxe Production Material Booklet: Staff interviews, conceptual art, and other never-before-seen production materials
* Exclusive for the North American release: a separate booklet of just English translations of the Japanese text from the Production Material Booklet!
 New cover art exclusively drawn by Co-creator/Artist TAKASHI TAKEUCHI, who envisioned the series' original character concepts and designs
*Cover Art Subject to Change

The Fate/Zero Blu-ray Disc Box II can be pre-ordered and purchased at:
Right Stuf: http://www.Right Stuf.com/i/4534530056382

Street Date : September 19th, 2012
SKU #: ANSX-9441-9447
UPC: 4534530056382
SRP:$454.98
Store price:$329.98

For detailed information on the the Fate/Zero Blu-ray Disc Box II and to view the official trailer, visit:
www.FateZeroUSA.com

About Fate/Zero
Fate/Zero is a visual novel written by Gen Urobuchi (Madoka Magica, Saya no Uta) and is a prequel to TYPE-MOON's hit visual novel "Fate/stay night". The best-selling novel series has since been adapted into a television animated series earlier this year, of which each episode directly covers the original novels. Fate/Zero was the first animated series to be simulcasted worldwide in 8 different subtitle languages immediately following its airing in Japan.

Story of Fate/Zero
The story starts from zero, a beginning…
The Holy Grail War in this ultimate battle field, in order to obtain the power of the "Holy Grail" that makes one's any unattainable wish, seven "masters" summon "servants" and fight against each other until the last one survives…After three inconclusive Holy Grail Wars, the fourth battle has finally started. Hoping to win the battle, each master is heading to the new battlefield called "Fuyuki". However, there is a man who is confused and struggling being unable to find a meaning of the war --his name is Kirei Kotomine. He wonders why he is appointed to this task, but without any answer, he encounters his archrival -his name is Kiritsugu Emiya, a master who craves for the miracle Holy Grail most of all. The untold truth of "the Fourth Holy Grail War" that had occurred 10 years before "Fate/stay night" ---the truth about the battle fought by Shiro's adopted father, Rin's father and young Kirei Kotomine is about to reveal!! STAFF

Original Story: Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus) / TYPE-MOON
Director: Ei Aoki
Original Character Concept: Takashi Takeuchi
Character Design: Tomonori Sudo, Atsushi Ikariya
Color Setting: Emi Chiba
Art Director: Koji Eto
SFX Director: Yuichi Terao
3D Director: Kōjirō Shishido
Music: Yuki Kajiura
Animation Production: ufotable

CAST
Kiritsugu Eimiya: Rikiya Koyama
Saber: Ayako Kawasumi
Irisviel von Einzbern: Sayaka Ohara
Tokiomi Tohsaka: Sho Hayami
Archer: Tomokazu Seki
Kirei Kotomine: Joji Nakata
Assassin: Akina Abe

About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite DVD and Blu-Ray releases such as Gurren Lagann the Movies, Durarara!!, R.O.D series, The Garden of Sinners and Baccano! The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles, Blue Exorcist, Rurouki Kenshin OVA and Movie, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

Official Websites:
www.AniplexUSA.com
www.FateZeroUSA.com
www.Youtube.com/AniplexUS

Japanese official websites
www.Aniplex.co.jp
www.Fate-Zero.jp

About Right Stuf Inc.
Currently celebrating its 23rd year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation ("anime") industry, as both an anime producer/distributor and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, through its online storefront at Right Stuf.com and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications. For more information, visit www.RightStuf.com

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