Sentai Filmworks Adds Fate/Stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Film
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it licensed the Fate/Stay night Unlimited Blade Works anime film. The company will release the film digitally and on DVD and Blu-ray Disc later this year. The all-new animated production covered the Unlimited Blade Works storyline from Type-Moon's game franchise. The film opened in Japan in January 2010, and the film's Blu-ray Disc release in Japan in October of that year sold 44,000 copies in its first week.
Director Yuji Yamaguchi, series script supervisor Takuya Sato, character designer and chief animation director Megumi Ishihara, and studio Deen all returned 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 also reprised their respective roles.
Funimation released a Fate/stay night anime series box as one of its first anime DVDs from its distribution deal with Geneon Entertainment. Tokyopop published 11 volumes of Datto Nishiwaki's manga version in North America before its North American branch shut down last May.
Update: Background information and press release link added.
Image © TYPE-MOON / Fate-UBW Project
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