At this weekend’s AnimeJapan event, lots of new details and announcements are being made about upcoming anime. In one particular instance, a new visual has been spotted for the upcoming anime adaptation of Type-Moon’s Fate/Extra PlayStation Portable game, Fate/EXTRA Last Encore.
During AnimeJapan the full visual will be revealed within the next day. In addition, a brand new promotional video will also be released at the event.
The Fate/Extra adaptation will be titled Fate/EXTRA Last Encore and will air in the Winter 2017/2018 anime season. The series will be animated by studio Shaft (Bakemonogatari, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica) with Kinoko Nasu (Fate/stay night, Kara no Kyoukai) handling the series’ composition. The anime will have its character designs based on Aruko Wada’s original artworks.
Sakura Tange (Saber from Carnival Phantasm, Sakura Kinomoto in Cardcaptor Sakura) will voice Saber in the upcoming anime.
The second promotional video has been released, which briefly shows off the stunning visuals from studio Shaft (Bakemonogatari, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica).
Here is the announcement video for the anime:
Fate/EXTRA is a JRPG that is set in a parallel universe to the main game. It was released in Japan on July 2010 for the PSP, with a spin-off titled Fate/EXTRA CCC being released in March 2013. The Opening animated sequence to the game was animated by studio Shaft and directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (Bakemonogatari, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica).
Fate/stay night is a visual novel released by Type-Moon for the PC in 2004, and is the first in their Fate series. The visual novel was very successful and claimed the title of highest selling visual novel in that year. 2006 saw two adaptations of the game, a manga by Datto Nishiwaki and an anime series by Studio Deen. Additionally in that year, a light novel series titled Fate/Zero was written by Gen Urobuchi. It is a prequel to the visual novels, set 10 years prior. An anime and manga adaptation of Fate/Zero were created, with the manga written by Urobuchi himself in 2011 and the anime being animated by ufotable. A second season of Fate/Zero was also produced. ufotable produced a new Fate/stay night anime based on the Unlimited Blade Works route and is producing a Fate/stay night trilogy based on the Heaven’s Feel Route.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
Raised by a mysterious sorcerer after the horrific death of his parents, Shiro Emiya has only just begun to help others using the small tidbits of magic that he’s learned. However, when he’s suddenly caught in a battle between two more powerful Magus, Shiro finds himself performing a spell above his expected ability, summoning the beautiful spirit warrior Saber to protect him! But safety is only momentary as Shiro and Saber now find themselves thrust into in a secret world of dark magic and deadly challenges: a no-holds barred duel to the death known as the Holy Grail War! At stake: a prize of unimaginable power. But can the inexperienced Shiro and Saber survive long enough to even enter the contest? First they’ll have to withstand waves of treachery and assassination, even as Shiro scrambles to learn everything he’ll need to know to stay alive as seven teams of Magus and Spirit Servants face off in mortal combat!
A Fate/EXTRA TV anime adaptation titled Fate/EXTRA Last Encore is currently in production for a Winter 2017/2018 broadcast. Further information about the series will be revealed at AnimeJapan.
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