Gen Urobuchi Clarifies Writing Role on Fate/Zero Anime

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Fate/stay night prequel novel creator not scripting the fantasy adaptation

Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Phantom - The Animation, Blassreiter) stated on his Twitter account on Sunday that he is not writing the scripts for the upcoming Fate/Zero television anime series. Although Urobuchi wrote the prequel novel to Type-Moon's Fate/stay night visual novel software, he is supervising the script rather than writing for the anime adaptation. Urobuchi noted he approves the final manuscript for every episode of the fantasy series as well as offering input at recording sessions.

Urobuchi previously wrote the script for every episode of Puella Magi Madoka Magica and some episodes of Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~. He has written many Nitroplus studio releases and penned the novel adaptation of Rei Hiroe's Black Lagoon action manga in 2008.

Fate/Zero's story takes place a decade before Fate/stay night's scenario and tells the story of the 4th Holy Grail War that sets the stage for the war in the original software. Directed by Ei Aoki (Hourou Musuko, Ga-Rei: Zero, Girls Bravo), ufotable's Fate/Zero anime premieres in Japan on October 1.

Aniplex of America announced that it will stream Fate/Zero with subtitles in eight languages worldwide, and the U.S. premiere of the first two episodes of the series will screen at the New York Anime Fest on October 15.

Source: Gen Urobuchi via Yaraon!

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