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Animelab Now Streaming When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace and Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

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Madman Entertainment have acquired When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace and Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works and started streaming both series on AnimeLab.

AnimeLab has the first episode of When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace available, you can watch the first episode on AnimeLab.com. No public announcement for the series has been made at this stage.

Madman's acquisition of Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works was revealed on Saturday the 11th of October via Facebook and over email on Sunday the 12th once episode 0 had streamed.

You can view episode 1 on AnimeLab.com and ANN's Season Preview Guide has a few thoughts on the first episode you can view here.

We spoke with Madman Entertainment for further clarification and ANNAU has been informed that Madman have the license for streaming Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works via AnimeLab. This is the first time in Australia where two streaming services owned by two separate Australian companies will release the same title at the same time. However this is not the first time that the same anime title has been available from two separate services similar to North America, Daisuki and Crunchyroll have had titles available in Australia for streaming in the past alongside releases from Hanabee and Madman.

Hanabee will still be streaming Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works on Hanabee.com.au alongside the broadcast and releasing the title to home video in late 2015.

You can view episode 0 on AnimeLab by clicking here. If you would like to view the ANN's thoughts on the first episode you can do so here.

When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace (Inō-Battle wa Nichijō-kei no Naka de)

Six months ago, the five-member literature club all awakened superpowers. Unfortunately this has not led to them having anything else interesting happen in their lives like epic battles or saving the universe. They go about their ordinary lives, just happening to have superpowers, waiting for the call to battle to finally happen - assuming it ever comes at all.

When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace is based on a light-novel series by Kota Nozomi with illustrations by artist Oniku (029 - artist for The Devil is a Part-Timer!) in 2012. Nozomi had made his debut earlier with 3rd GA Bunko Prize finalist Happy Death Day. When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace is now up to it's seventh volume in publication by SB Creative for the GA Bunko imprint. Kōsuke Kurose launched a manga adaptation in Kadokawa's Monthly Comp Ace magazine last September and Kadokawa published the first compiled volume in March.

Masanori Takahashi is directing the series at animation Studio Trigger with series composition by Masahiko Otsuka (script on Little Witch Academia and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt). Satoshi Yamaguchi will be designing the characters for the anime and Elements Garden will be providing the music. Kaori Fukuhara (Lucky Star's Tsukasa) and Emiri Katō (Lucky Star's Kagami) is performing the ending theme song for the anime titled “You Gotta Love Me!” as their musical unit Kato*Fuku. If you would like to view information on the cast and the character designs please click here.

The first episode premiered in Japan on Monday the 6th of October. The series has been licensed by Crunchyroll for free members in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.


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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

Every few decades a group of mages duel through the use of summoned servants for the right to claim and make a wish on the holy grail. Rin Tohsaka is a member of one of the houses of mages that compete for the grail and she is determined to win in memory of her Father, however her plan starts to come apart when the summoned servant, Archer, isn't quite what Rin expected.

Unlimited Blade Works is based on the original Fate/Stay Night visual novel's "Unlimited Blade Works" story path. Kinoko Nasu created the concept for Fate/stay night as a story in college, however he set aside the project to found Type-Moon as a doujin soft circle with friend and artist Takashi Takeuchi. After the success of their adult dōjin visual novel, Tsukihime (in all of it's associated forms) Type-Moon was incorporated as a commercial entity and Nasu and Takeuchi decided that Fate/stay night would be the company's first commercial product. Dengeki Online published a interview in 2006 with Takeuchi and Nasu that goes further into Type-Moon's history, if you're interested you can read a English translation on Comipress.

The new series had a unusual premiere, with worldwide premiere screenings held in Japan's Tokyo, Osaka, and Tokushima prefecture, Los Angeles, California in the United States, Paris, France, Nuremberg, Germany, and Seoul, South Korea on the 28th of September 2014. The series premiered on Japanese TV on the 4th of October and will run for two cours (quarters) with the second cour to premiere in April 2015. This series is produced by ufotable and directed by Takahiro Miura (Fate/Zero) with art director Koji Eto (Steins;Gate, Fate/Zero, Captain Earth). The character designs for the series are being adapted by Tomonori Sudou (Coyote Ragtime Show), Hisayuki Tabata (Yuyushiki) and Atsushi Ikariya (The Devil is a Part-Timer!) and Hideyuki Fukasawa (Vividred Operation) is composing the music. Mashiro Ayano performs the opening theme "ideal white" while musical group Kalafina is performing the ending "believe."

Crunchyroll and Hulu are streaming the series in English speaking territories.

Studio DEEN previously animated the original Fate/stay night anime series in 2006 and followed with the Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works film in 2010 which covered the same story route as this TV series. In North America, Funimation originally released the anime series in 2009 and later Sentai Filmworks released both the anime series and the film. In Australia, Madman Entertainment released the complete anime series on DVD in 2008 then in March 2013 they released the Unlimited Blade Works film.

Studio ufotable previously animated the Fate/Zero prequel anime series that was based on Gen Urobuchi and Type-Moon's novel. Madman acquired Fate/Zero and streamed the series from August 2013 on the Madman Screening Room and later released on DVD and Blu-ray from February 2014.

Fate/Stay night has been adapted into a manga series by Datto Nishiwaki, multiple light-novels and video games and even a magical girl alternate universe manga, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya. That particular manga series has also been adapted into a anime series with an additional two series, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei! and Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!. Hanabee has licensed both Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya and Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei! with the former due to hit DVD and Blu-ray in December and the latter has been streamed on hanabee.com.au.

Hanabee was the first to license Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works for streaming (via Hanabee.com.au) and has estimated to release the title to home video in late 2015.

And finally, in July of this year an anime adaptation of Fate/Stay night's "Heaven's Feel" route was green-lit and will also be produced by ufotable.


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