Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files Anime Unveils New Video, New Cast Member
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace note, the anime adaptation of Makoto Sanda's Lord El-Melloi II-sei no Jikenbo (The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II) mystery novel spinoff series for Type-Moon's Fate franchise, began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Saturday. (Note: The video on the website is region-locked to Japan. A region-free version is embedded below.)
The anime's Twitter account also revealed that Daisuke Hirakawa will play the character Melvin Waynes (seen below), a mage in the Clock Tower's Creation Department, and an old friend of El-Melloi II. He is the only one who calls him by his old name of Waver Velvet.
The anime's cast includes:
Reina Ueda as Gray
Daisuke Ono as Add
Inori Minase as Reines El-Melloi Archisorte
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Flat Escardos
Seiichirō Yamashita as Svin Glascheit
Yūsuke Kobayashi as Caules Forvedge Yggdmillennia
Namikawa, Matsuoka, and Kobayashi are reprising their roles from previous anime in the franchise.
The anime will adapt the "Rail Zeppelin" story from the novels and also include original content, with the original content airing for the show's first half, and the "Rail Zeppelin" story airing for the show's second half.
Makoto Katō (Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation-, Bloom Into You) is directing the series at TROYCA. Ukyō Kodachi (Chaos Dragon, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations) is in charge of series composition. Jun Nakai (GATE, Silver Spoon) is designing the characters. Ei Aoki (Fate/Zero director) is credited as supervisor.
The novels center on the titular character Lord El-Melloi II, the adult Waver Velvet from Fate/Zero, and successor of Kayneth, as well as Lord El-Melloi II's apprentice Gray. The story takes place in the Clock Tower, the Mage's Association's headquarters in England. There, Lord El-Melloi II and Gray solve various mysteries of a magical nature surrounding the Mage's Association.
Sanda published the first novel in the series in December 2014. The ninth novel shipped on December 31. Tō Azuma launched a manga adaptation of the novels in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine in October 2017, and Kadokawa published the manga's the third volume on January 10.
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