Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia Anime to Air for 21 Episodes From October to March
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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, will air for 21 episodes from this October until March 2020. The announcement came during the earliest advance screening of the anime in Tokyo's Shinjuku Wald 9 theater on Monday.
The anime's official website added that the series will have five monthly Blu-ray Disc and DVD volumes, and the first volume will ship on January 29 with episodes 0-3, the bonus Original Soundtrack Vol. 1 CD, an exclusive Babylonia Animation Material I booklet, a collection of trailers and TV spots, clean opening and ending sequences, and next-episode previews.
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 stars:
- Nobunaga Shimazaki as Ritsuka Fujimaru
- Rie Takahashi as Mash Kyrielight
- Ayako Kawasumi as Fou
- Tomokazu Seki as Gilgamesh
- Yū 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 Idolm@ster 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 are performing the opening theme song "Phantom Joke."
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.
Aniplex of America will host the North American premiere of the anime's episodes 0, 1, and 2 at Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo neighborhood on September 29 at 4:00 p.m. Funimation will stream the anime as it airs in Japan, and it will have a one-year window of streaming exclusivity on the dubbed version. Wakanim and Madman Anime Group's AnimeLab will have a 30-day window of streaming exclusivity in their territories.