Fate/Apocrypha Released Monday

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Also, second volume of Steins;Gate 0 and first volume of standard Blu-ray edition of Gundam ZZ

On Monday September 30, MVM will release the first part of the 2017 series Fate/Apocrypha on Blu-ray, carrying the first 12 episodes.

In the story, there was once a Holy Grail War waged by seven Mages and Heroic Spirits in a town called Fuyuki. However, a certain Mage took advantage of the chaos of World War II to steal a Holy Grail. Several decades have passed, and the Yggdmillennia family, who took upon the Holy Grail as its symbol, defected from the Mages' Association and declared their independence. Furious, the Association sent a force to deal with the Yggdmillennia, but they were defeated by the summoned Servants. With the Holy Grail War system changed, war at an unprecedented scale, with seven versus seven, breaks out. And so, the curtain rises on the epoch-making Great Holy Grail War.

The series is based on a series of light novels by Yuichiro Higashide, set in an alternate timeline from Fate/stay night. Higashide himself was in charge of the anime's series scripts, and Yoshiyuki Asai (Charlotte) directed at A-1 Pictures. Yūkei Yamada adapted Ototsugu Konoe's original character designs for animation. Masaru Yokoyama (The Lost Village, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Nobunaga Concerto) composed music.

Manga Entertainment will release the second volume of Steins;Gate 0 as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, including episodes 13-23 of the series and the extra OVA episode.

Anime Limited will release the first volume of a standard Blu-ray edition of the 1986 mecha series Gundam ZZ, carrying the first 25 episodes of the series.

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