The official website of ufotable’s (Fate/Zero, Kara no Kyoukai) anime trilogy adaptation of the Heaven’s Feel route in Type-Moon’s Fate/stay night visual novel has revealed the first details for the upcoming Blu-ray release of the first film, Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel – I .presage flower. The home media release will be out in Japan on May 9th.
The Blu-ray and DVD release of the first film in the Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel trilogy will be out in Japan on May 9th. Both editions of the release will contain the full film in Japanese audio with Japanese and English subtitles, surround sound and 5.1 surround sound audio, and a collection of promotional videos and commercials.
The prices for the releases are:
- The DVD edition will retail for ¥4,800 (~ USD$43.00) without tax
- The Blu-ray edition retailing for ¥5,800 (~ USD$51.80) without tax
There will also be a limited edition Blu-ray release retailing for ¥9,800 (~ USD$87.20) without tax that will include a variety of bonuses:
- The OST
- A special box designed by franchise artist Takashi Takeuchi
- Illustration booklet
- Interviews with the production staff
- Radio discussion with the main cast
With the limited edition Blu-ray release, fans will also obtain additional trinkets and bonuses called Animation Material. The bonus material will go in depth into the creation of certain scenes from the film, starting from the initial conception stage to the finished product.
The material includes snippets of storyboards and notes from the director.
The behind the scenes footage will feature each of the main fights in the film:
As of December 3rd, Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel – I .presage flower has earned over ¥1.39 Billion at the Japanese box office since its release on October 14th. The earnings has correlated with over 700,000 tickets sold. During the film’s opening weekend is has sold over 247,000 tickets for a ¥413,030,840 (~ US$3.65 Million) opening.
The film has had the second biggest opening weekend for an anime film based on a late night anime series, just behind Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale‘s ¥425 Million (~ US$3.76 Million) opening with over 308,000 tickets sold. The film’s opening surpassed Love Live! The School Idol Movie, ¥400.23 Million (~ US$3.55 Million), and Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica: Rebellion, ¥400 Million (~ US$3.54 Million).
Here is the film’s theatrical trailer:
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 film 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!
The first film in the anime adaptation of Fate/stay night – Heaven’s Feel, Fate/stay night – Heaven’s Feel: .presage flower, will release on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan on May 9th. The second film Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel – II. lost butterfly set to release in Japan later this year.
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