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Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works Film Confirmed (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
Studio DEEN's entirely new work to open in Japan on January 23, 2010

The September issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine will confirm on Monday that the Fate/stay night film will be an entirely new work covering the Unlimited Blade Works storyline from Type-Moon's game franchise. A teaser website already revealed the film's existence and indicated that it will cover that storyline. The film will open in Tokyo's Cinema Sunshine Ikebukuro and at least 11 other theaters throughout Japan on January 23, 2010.

Last September, Funimation released a Fate/stay night anime series box as one of its first anime DVDs from its distribution deal with Geneon Entertainment. Geneon Entertainment had ceased in-house distribution of its own titles in 2007. Tokyopop has been publishing Datto Nishiwaki's manga version in North America since last October.

Source: 2channel

Image © Type-Moon/Fate Project

Update: Director Yuji Yamaguchi, series script supervisor Takuya Satō, character designer and chief animation director Megumi Ishihara, and Studio DEEN are returning from the Fate/stay night television series. Voice cast members Noriaki Sugiyama, Ayako Kawasumi, Kana Ueda, Noriko Shitaya, Mai Kadowaki, Miki Itou, Junichi Suwabe, Yuu Asakawa, and Jouji Nakata will also reprise their respective roles.

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