Fate/Apocrypha TV Anime Gets 25 Episodes
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The staff of the television anime of TYPE-MOON and Yuichiro Higashide's Fate/Apocrypha novels announced at an advance screening event at Tokyo's Shinjuku Wald 9 theater on Friday that the series will run for two consecutive cour and have a total of 25 episodes. Voice actors Natsuki Hanae, Maaya Sakamoto, Kouki Uchiyama, Makoto Furukawa, Rumi Ookubo, Junichi Suwabe, Chinatsu Akasaki, and Yūsuke Kobayashi participated in a talk show at the event.
The anime premiered on Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, and Tochigi TV on July 1 at 24:00 (effectively 12:00 a.m. on July 2). It will debut on MBS on July 4 at 27:30 (effectively 3:30 a.m. on July 5). The series will begin exclusively streaming on Netflix on July 3.
In the story, there was once a Holy Grail War waged by seven Mages and Heroic Spirits in a town called Fuyuki. However, a certain Mage took advantage of the chaos of World War II to steal a Holy Grail. Several decades have passed, and the Yggdmillennia family, who took upon the Holy Grail as its symbol, defected from the Mages' Association and declared their independence. Furious, the Association sent a force to deal with the Yggdmillennia, but they were defeated by the summoned Servants. With the Holy Grail War system changed, war at an unprecedented scale, with seven versus seven, breaks out. And so, the curtain rises on the epoch-making Great Holy Grail War.
Higashide himself is in charge of the anime's series scripts, and Yoshiyuki Asai (Charlotte) is directing at A-1 Pictures. Yūkei Yamada is adapting Ototsugu Konoe's original character designs for animation. Masaru Yokoyama (The Lost Village, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Nobunaga Concerto) is composing music.
Source: MoCa News