Madman Entertainment Acquires Fate/Zero
posted on by Jon Hayward
Fate/Zero takes place 10 years prior to Fate/stay night and details the 4th Holy Grail War in Fuyuki City. The Holy Grail Wars are contests where seven mages compete to obtain the Holy Grail, an artifact of immense power that can grant a miracle. After losing three consecutive contests, the Einzbern family has decided that they must win the 4th Holy Grail War regardless of cost and to do so they have brought magus killer Kiritsugu Emiya into their family alongside his servant, Saber.
The anime adapts the prequel novel by Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Phantom - The Animation, Blassreiter) to Type-Moon's Fate/stay night visual novel software. Ei Aoki (Hourou Musuko, Ga-Rei: Zero, Girls Bravo) directed the series at anime studio ufotable and Tomonori Sudō (Coyote Ragtime Show, Kara no Kyōkai - the Garden of sinners) and Atsushi Ikariya adapted the original character designs by novel illustrator Takashi Takeuchi (Fate/stay night, Kara no Kyōkai - the Garden of sinners, Tsukihime, Lunar Legend).
Fate/Zero was split into two series, with Fate/Zero running for 13 episodes and Fate/Zero (TV 2) concluding the series with and additional 12 episodes. We do not know if Madman will release the series as one 25 episode collection or two separate releases.
Madman have previously released Fate/stay night and more recently Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works in Australia and the series was streamed to Australia via Crunchyroll and Nico Nico Douga. Aniplex of America have recently revealed the English dub cast including Kari Wahlgren as Saber and Matthew Mercer as Kiritsugu Emiya. You can view a preview of the English dub below;
 - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Release Announcement: Title was released in March 2013.
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