Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia Anime Gets N. American Premiere on September 29
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Aniplex of America announced on Monday that it will host the North American premiere of Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia (Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majū Sensen Babylonia), the television anime of the Fate/Grand Order smartphone game's "Dai Nana Tokuiten Zettai Majū Sensen Babylonia" (Order VII: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts: Babylonia) story, at Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo neighborhood on September 29 at 4:00 p.m.
The screening will include episodes 0,1, and 2. Tickets will go on sale online on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. EDT.
Aniplex of America describes the anime's story:
A.D. 2017 The last era in which Magecraft still existed.
Society was created by human hands, but Mages grasped the truth of the world. Magecraft is comprised of techniques from past humans that cannot be explained by science, while science encompasses the techniques of future humans that Magecraft cannot achieve. Researchers and scholars of both Magecraft and science have been gathered to maintain human civilization under the Chaldea Security Organization.
But calculations then proved the extinction of humanity in 2019. The cause of this is “realms that cannot be observed” that suddenly appeared in various eras of history, called “Singularities.”
Ritsuka Fujimaru, the one Master remaining in Chaldea, has been intervening within these Singularites, alongside the Demi-Servant Mash Kyrielight. He has been attending to the forbidden rituals to resolve or destroy the Singularities: the “Grand Order”.
A seventh Singularity has been discovered—in ancient Mesopotamia in the year 2655 B.C.
The land of Uruk, governed by the wise King Gilgamesh after his return from a journey seeking immortality, was grand and prosperous until three goddesses and countless Demonic Beasts appeared.
These enemies have brought Uruk to the brink of destruction. With a “Rayshift”—a method of time travel to the past—Fujimaru and Mash arrive in the lands of Uruk to encounter the fortress city of Uruk and the Absolute Demonic Front, fighting back the fearsome attack of the Demonic Beasts. There, the people who live their lives to the fullest despite facing a major threat, continue to fight for their future.
Deities and Demonic Beasts make their assault, and mankind stands up against it…
It is the destined era where humans and gods part ways.
The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, and Tochigi TV on October 5 at 11:30 p.m. The anime will also air on MBS and will stream on AbemaTV, Niconico Nama Dōga, Niconico Channel, and d Anime Store.
The anime stars:
- Nobunaga Shimazaki as Ritsuka Fujimaru
- Rie Takahashi as Mash Kyrielight
- Ayako Kawasumi as Fou
- Tomokazu Seki as Gilgamesh
- Yu Kobayashi as Enkidu
- Kana Ueda as Ishtar
- Takahiro Sakurai as Merlin
- Yuu Asakawa as Ana
- Kenichi Suzumura as Romani Archaman
- Maaya Sakamoto as Leonardo Da Vinci
CloverWorks (DARLING in the FRANXX, Persona 5 The Animation) is producing the television anime series, with lead character designer Takeshi Takeuchi (Fate anime franchise). Toshifumi Akai (assistant director DARLING in the FRANXX, Porter Robinson's "Shelter" director) is directing the series, with assistant director Miyuki Kuroki (The [email protected] SideM director). Tomoaki Takase (Occultic;Nine, Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend) is the character designer. Keita Haga (Fate/Stay night theme song lyrics) and Ryo Kawasaki (Fate/Grand Order: First Order) are composing the music.
Unison Square Garden is performing the opening theme song "Phantom Joke."
"Episode 0 Initium Iter" of the anime already debuted within the main Fate/Grand Order game app on August 11 (the episode was only available for 24 hours), and became available on Japanese streaming services on August 12. Crunchyroll began streaming the episode on September 5.
The game is also inspiring a two-part anime film project. Fate/Grand Order Shinsei Entaku Ryōiki Camelot: Wandering: Agateram and Fate/Grand Order Shinsei Entaku Ryōiki Camelot: Paladin: Agateram will adapt the "Dai Roku Tokuiten Shinsei Entaku Ryōiki: Camelot" (Order VI: The Sacred Round Table Realm: Camelot) story from the game. The first film will open in 2020.
Aniplex released the Fate/Grand Order smartphone game in Japan in summer 2015. The game received an English release in the United States and Canada in June 2017.
Source: Press release