A series of new commercials have been revealed for the upcoming anime adaptation of Type-Moon’s Fate/Extra PlayStation Portable game. The new videos introduce new characters and servants that will appear in the series.
A Fate/EXTRA TV anime adaptation titled Fate/EXTRA Last Encore is currently in production for a Winter 2017/2018 broadcast, premiering in January 2018.
Here is the first promotional video of the anime:
And here is the announcement video:
The main cast currently consists of:
- Sakura Tange (Saber from Carnival Phantasm, Sakura Kinomoto in Cardcaptor Sakura) who will voice Saber
- Atsushi Abe (Touma Kamijou from Toaru Majutsu no Index) joins the cast to voice Hakuno Kishinami
The production staff of the anime includes:
- Chief Director: Akiyuki Simbo (Bakemonogatari, Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
- Director: Yukihiro Miyamoto (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movies, Arakawa Under the Bridge)
- Series Composer: Kinoko Nasu (Fate/stay night, Kara no Kyoukai)
- Anime Character Designer: Masaaki Takiyama (Tokyo ESP, Haiyore! Nyaruko-san)
- Music Composer: Satoru Kousaki (Bakemonogatari, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
- Animation Studio: Shaft (Bakemonogatari, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica)
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).
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!