Aniplex of America Presents Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia Special Premiere in Los Angeles

Calling all Masters! The Absolute Demonic Front
comes to Little Tokyo for one night only!


SANTA MONICA, CA (September 9, 2019) – Aniplex of America will host the North America premiere of the highly anticipated new series, Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia on September 29 at the Aratani Theatre in the historic Little Tokyo neighborhood of Los Angeles. Lucky fans will be the first to experience this heart pounding new series produced by the acclaimed studio CloverWorks (The Promised Neverland, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai), ahead of its premiere on October 5. The supersized screening will feature three episodes beginning with the prologue Episode 0, which was released on August 3, followed by the premiere of episodes 1 and 2. Aniplex of America will also be selling a limited supply of exclusive merchandise from the show. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday September 10 at 12 PM (PDT) on the Aratani Theatre website with tickets priced at $12.50. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis with a free giveaway at the door and show time is listed at 4 PM (Local Time) on Sunday, September 29.

As the newest series addition to the international phenomenon that is the Fate franchise, Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia chronicles the seventh Singularity of the immensely popular Fate/Grand Order mobile game, which has been recognized as one of the most successful mobile games in the world with over 41 million global downloads. The series is helmed by the two godfathers of the Fate franchise with Takashi Takeuchi serving as lead character designer along with Kinoko Nasu and TYPE-MOON handling the original story. The series has also enlisted Toshifumi Akai, best known for his work as the storyboard animation director for Porter Robinson's “Shelter” music video, as the director with Miyuki Kuroki of The [email protected] SideM as assistant director.

The series stars Nobunaga Shimazaki (Sword Art Online Alicization, Eromanga Sensei) and Rie Takahashi (Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs, Laid Back Camp) as protagonists, Ritsuka Fujimaru and Mash Kyrielight, along with Ayako Kawasumi, most known for her iconic role as Saber within the Fate series, as Fou. The series also reunites Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] cast members Tomokazu Seki, as fan favorite character Gilgamesh, Yuu Asakawa as “Rogue Servant” Ana, and Kana Ueda, who lends her voice as the Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar. Rounding out the all-star cast are veteran voice actors Kenichi Suzumura (the Garden of sinners, Gintama) as Romani Archaman, Takahiro Sakura (Cells at Work!, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) as Merlin, and Maaya Sakamoto (Black Butler, Fate/Apocrypha) as Leornard da Vinci.

For more information on Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia, please visit the official website: https://anime.fate-go.us/ep7-tv/

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Event Name: Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia Special Premiere

Location: Aratani Theatre - 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Date & Time: Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 4 PM (PDT)

Ticket Price: $12.50 – General Admission

Ticket On Sale Date: Tuesday September 10, 2019 at 12 PM (PDT)

Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/FGO7LA

About Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia:

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.

STAFF
Original Story: Kinoko Nasu, TYPE-MOON
Lead Character Designer: Takashi Takeuchi
Director: Toshifumi Akai
Assistant Director: Miyuki Kuroki
Character Design: Tomoaki Takase
Assistant Character Design: Shota Iwasaki
Creature Design: Megumi Kono
Prop Design: Kota Michishita
Action Directors: Megumi Kono, Toya Oshima
Technical Director: Yohei Miyahara
Art Setting: Yoshinori Shiozawa
Art Directors: Hisayo Usui, Satoru Hirayanagi
Color Setting: Kazuko Nakashima
Director of Photography: Yuya Sakuma
3DCG: GEMBA
3D Directors: Hisashi Egawa, Toru Shinozaki
Editing: Akinori Mishima
Music: Keita Haga, Ryo Kawasaki
Sound Director: Yoshikzazu Iwanami
Production: CloverWorks

CAST
Ritsuka Fujimaru: Nobunaga Shimazaki
Mash Kyrielight: Rie Takahashi
Fou: Ayako Kawasumi
Romani Archaman: Kenichi Suzumura
Leonardo da Vinci: Maaya Sakamoto
Gilgamesh: Tomokazu Seki
Enkidu: Yu Kobayashi
Merlin: Takahiro Sakurai
Ana: Yuu Asakawa
Ishtar: Kana Ueda
About Aniplex of America Inc.

Aniplex of America, Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex, Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a division of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), Inc., and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. The company's ever-growing lineup of shows includes: Sword Art Online, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD, Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, March comes in like a lion, Blue Exorcist, KILL la KILL, Gurren Lagann, Monogatari series, anohana -The Flower We Saw That Day-, Cells at Work!, The Promised Neverland, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba. In 2017, the company released the English version of the popular mobile game, Fate/Grand Order, followed by the release of mobile game, Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story's English version in the U.S. and Canada in June of 2019.

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