3rd Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel Anime Film Rescheduled for August 15 After COVID-19 Delay
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The official website and Twitter account for the Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel film trilogy announced on Friday that the third film, Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel III. spring song, will open on August 15. The anime's website advises people to check the theaters' websites for schedules and information on countermeasures against the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It also cautions that the new opening date is subject to change, depending if the national and local governments announce new guidelines.
A limited edition CD with the trilogy's three theme songs by singer Aimer will go on sale on August 19. This edition will include a music video for each song and a new arrangement of the song "Haru wa Yuku" by Yuki Kajiura. This new arrangement will also debut digitally on August 15.
Aniplex had originally scheduled the film for Saturday, March 28 before announcing the first delay to Saturday, April 25 just two days in advance on March 26. It then delayed the film again in April until further notice. The company cited the announcements by government officials and organizations to contain the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The first Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel film, Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel I. presage flower, opened at #1 at the Japanese box office by both attendance and box office earnings in October 2017. The film sold a total of 980,000 tickets to earn 1.5 billion yen (about US$13.5 million).
The first film screened in the United States in November-December 2017. The film then screened in Canada in January 2018. The English dub of the first film debuted in theaters in the United States in June 2018. Aniplex of America released the film on Blu-ray Disc in November 2018.
Fathom Events had planned to screen the first two films as a double feature on April 23 in North America, and had planned to screen the third film on May 7. However, the company announced in March it was postponing the screenings. Aniplex of America also announced that it is canceling the North American premiere of the third film, which was scheduled to be held at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on April 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Japanese distributors have delayed the release of such recent films as Shimajirō to Sora Tobu Fune (Shimajirō and the Flying Ship), Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Shin Kyoryū, (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur), Gekijō-ban Ultraman Taiga: New Gene Climax (Ultraman Taiga The Movie: New Generation Climax), Eiga Precure Miracle Leap: Minna to Fushigi na 1-nichi (Everyone and the Mysterious 1 Day), Onward, Dolittle, Sonic the Hedgehog, Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel III. spring song, Harriet, Little Women, Bokutachi no Uso to Shinjitsu: Documentary of Keyakizaka46, The Dead Don't Die, Step, Vox Lux, and The Current War. They have also delayed the upcoming films Princess Principal: Crown Handler, No Time to Die, Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet, Mulan, Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Gekitotsu! Rakuga Kingdom to Hobo Yonin no Yūsha, Violet Evergarden: The Movie, A Quiet Place Part II, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, and Looking for Magical Doremi.