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Fate/stay night Heaven's Feel Film Project Is Trilogy Starting in 2017

posted on by Karen Ressler
Trilogy adapts third route from original visual novel

The staff of the Fate/stay night franchise announced on Sunday at its stage at AnimeJapan 2016 that the previously-announced Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel film will be split into three separate films, with the first premiering sometime in 2017. The project was initially announced in 2014 as a single film.

Tomonori Sudō is directing the films, and ufotable is animating the work. The initial announcement revealed that Takahiro Miura was providing the storyboards.

The official website posted a teaser video.

Note: The summary below reveals spoilers about the Fate/stay night story. Highlight to read.

[The story of the film will revolve around Sakura Matō, the younger sister by blood to Rin Tohsaka, but when she was young, Sakura was sent to the Matō household as an adopted daughter. There, she was given torturous training in order to give her powerful magic powers. Sakura was not supposed to enter the Holy Grail War, but due to her getting into a romantic relationship with Shirō, the passion hidden within herself and her mental restraints go berserk. Sakura becomes a large game-changer in the Holy Grail War, and forces Shirō to walk toward a cruel fate.]

"Heaven's Feel" is a route from the original visual novel. A manga adaptation of the route began in May.

The TV anime adaptation of Fate/stay night's 'Unlimited Blade Works' route premiered last October. The initial Fate/stay night anime premiered in 2005.

Thanks to Dennis R. for the embedded video.

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