Fate/Grand Order RPG App Gets Feature-Length TV Anime Special
posted on by Egan Loo
A television anime special adaptation of TYPE-MOON's smartphone role-playing game Fate/Grand Order will air at the end of this year. Hitoshi Nanba (Baki the Grappler, Gosick, Heroman) is directing the feature-length Fate/Grand Order -First Order- special with assistant director Takurō Tsukada at the studio Lay-duce (Magi: Adventure of Sinbad, Classroom Crisis, Go! Go! 575).
The story is set in the year 2015, during the final era over which magic still held sway. The humanity survival and security organization Caldea was established to observe the world that can only be seen by magic and the world that can only be measured by science — as well as to prevent the final extinction of mankind.
Thanks to the efforts of many researchers, the path of human history has been ensured for 100 years into the future. However, without warning, the realm of the future that was under constant observation by Caldea vanished. The extinction of humanity in 2017 was observed — no, confirmed.
The apparent cause of the extinction was in the Japanese city of Fuyuki in 2004. In that city, there was an "unobservable realm" which had never existed until now.
Caldea issued the Grand Order for a "Holy Grail Expedition," to investigate, uncover, and possibly destroy the singularity that apparently will cause the extinction of humanity.
The cast includes:
Rie Takahashi as Kirieraito Mashu, a girl with an mysterious air about her, who works at Caldea
Ayako Kawasumi as Fou, a cute animal attached to Mashu
Madoka Yonezawa as Olgamarie Animusufia
Kenichi Suzumura as Romani Aakiman
Tomokazu Sugita as Refu Rainōru
Ayumi Sekine (Makura no Danshi) wrote the script based on Kinoko Nasu's original story concepts, and Keisuke Goto (Yatterman Night) is adapting Takashi Takeuchi's game character designs for animation. Takashi Akaishizawa is credited with design works. Ryo Kawasaki (Luger Code 1951, Reikenzan: Eichi e no Shikaku) is composing the music, and Maaya Sakamoto (flying dog) is performing the theme song "Shikisai" (Color). Takeshi Takadera is directing the sound at Half H.P Studio.
The other staff members include:
- Color Key Artist: Satoru Takezawa
- Art Design: Takeshi Satou
- Art Director: TAkuya Ebisawa
- Director of Photography: Shinya Matsui
- Editor: Gō Sadamatsu
The game has been downloaded over 7 million times since it launched on Android and iOS devices in summer 2015.