Fate/Zero Novel Gets Ufotable Anime Along With Manga (Update 6)
posted on by Egan Loo
An advertisement for the February issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine has revealed that an anime adaptation of Gen Urobuchi and Type-Moon's Fate/Zero novel has been green-lit. Urobuchi, the scenario writer best known for the software from Nitroplus, collaborated with the software studio Type-Moon to write a prequel to Type-Moon's Fate/stay night visual novel software. The story is set a decade before Fate/stay night and reveals the 4th Holy Grail War that sets the stage for the war in the software.
The original Fate/stay night software already inspired a television anime series from Studio DEEN; Geneon Entertainment released that earlier anime in North America.
The February issue of Young Ace will ship on December 29. The artist Shinjirō is launching the manga adaptation of Fate/Zero in this issue.
Update: More background and story information added.
Update 3: Advertising for the sixth volume of Type-Moon Ace confirms that the anime studio ufotable is involved.
Update 4: The sixth volume of Type-Moon Ace lists Ei Aoki (Ga-Rei: Zero, Girls Bravo) as the director. Tomonori Sudou (Coyote Ragtime Show, Kara no Kyoukai - the Garden of sinners) and Atsushi Ikariya are adapting the original character designs by novel illustrator Takashi Takeuchi (Fate/stay night, Kara no Kyoukai - the Garden of sinners, Tsukihime, Lunar Legend). [Via Seasons of Change, Uri-Sure Matome R]
Image © Nitroplus/Type-Moon
Update 5: The full website opened on Friday with new key art and confirmation that Aniplex is involved with the project. The website also confirms that the cast of the anime is the same as the cast in the drama CD version. Thanks, insanezero.
Update 6: The February issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine is revealing on Monday that the Fate/Zero anime will air on television this year. [Via Seasons of Change]
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