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Celebrating 15 Years—Happy Anniversary Fate/Stay Night!

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

On January 30, 2004, Type-Moon and Kinoko Nasu's Fate/stay night visual novel was released, spawning what would become a huge multimedia franchise. The original story of Shirō Emiya and Saber and their quest to survive the Holy Grail War has inspired prequels, magical girl spin-offs, alternate timelines, and a highly successful mobile game. Staff are planning plenty of events and projects to honor the franchise's big anniversary.

The Soni Music Roppongi Museum will hold an exhibition celebrating Fate/stay night's 15 anniversary this coming winter. The museum will display materials from the visual novel's production and more with additional details set to be announced at a later date.

The overall celebration is kicking off today with special messages on the franchise's official site. Creator Kinoku Nasu, Type-Moon's Takashi Takeuchi, voice actors Noriaki Sugiyama (Shiro Emiya) and Ayako Kawasumi (Saber), and Heaven's Feel II. lost butterfly director Tomonori Sudou contributed messages to the site.

Starting on February 17, participating bookstores throughout Japan will hand out 15th anniversary post cards. Staff created a key visual (also seen on the postcards) for the occasion.

The franchise has a multitude of anime series and films currently in the works. Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel II. lost butterfly, the second film in the Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel anime film trilogy, will screen in the United States on March 14 after holding a premiere event at the Regal L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on February 23. The film will also open in Canada on March 14. It's currently playing in theaters in Japan after opening on January 12.

The Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace note television anime following Waver Velvet after the events of Fate/Zero will premiere in July. Additionally, anime series based on story lines from the Fate/Grand Order video game; Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majū Sensen Babylonia and the Fate/Grand Order Shinsei Entaku Ryōiki Camelot films, are in the works as well as a new original video anime based on the Prisma Illya magical girl spin-off.

Source: Comic Natalie


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