If you’re a fan of Fate/Grand Order, then this year is sure to be a treat. We’re already about to witness the 2nd half of Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia, the anime adaptation of the final chapter of the first part of Fate/Grand Order‘s main story. Now, we’re also about to get a series of films that will adapt another huge story chapter from the incredibly popular mobile phone game. The Fate/Grand Order The Movie Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot film project premieres in Japan this Summer, and a slew of new visuals and info about the highly anticipated adaptation have just been shared.
Fate/Grand Order The Movie Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot is a feature-length film adaptation of the Sixth Singularity from the original phone game, Order VI: The Sacred Round Table Realm: Camelot. There’s a lot to unpack in that story, which tells an alternate version of the history of Artoria Pendragon and her Knights of the Round Table. Considering how long the Camelot storyline is, it’s not surprising that the film adaptation project will actually be split into two feature-length releases. The first is titled Wandering: Agateram, while the second film is titled Paladin: Agateram. According to the official website for the Fate/Grand Order The Movie Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot project, the first film in the two-part adaptation will premiere in the summer of 2020 for Japanese theatergoers. An overseas premiere has not been confirmed as of yet.
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The news was accompanied by a brief new video teaser for the Fate/Grand Order The Movie Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot film series, previewing some of the characters we can expect to encounter in the two-part event. Three new official visuals were also released to accompany the announcement. The first visual features the iconic Knights of the Round that serve Artoria Pendragon in Camelot. It features iconic faces like Mordred, Tristan, Lancelot, and Gawain. The second poster shows off one of the other groups that play an important part in the story, made up of the heroes Ozymandias, Nitocris and Xuanzang Sanzang. Finally, the third poster shows off Hassan of the Cursed Arms, Hassan of the Serenity, and Arash.
Some of the voice actors set to star in the films are Mamoru Miyano as Bedivere, Rie Takahashi as Mash Kyrielight, and Nobunaga Shimazaki as Ritsuka Fujimaru. The films are being produced by Production I.G., with Kei Suezawa directing the first film and Kazuto Arai directing the second film. Both Kei Suezawa and Kazuto Arai previously worked on FLCL Progressive. Character design is being handled by Takashi Takeuchi, who is the regular character designer and art director for the Fate anime franchise. Mieko Hosoi will be in charge of adapting those designs for animation. Mieko Hosoi previously worked on Aiura, Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū, Grimgar, and Ashes and Illusions. Nakaya Onsen and Kazuchika Kise will be co-designing characters alongside Mieko Hosoi. Kazuchika Kise has previously worked on Blood-C, Made in Abyss, and xxxHOLiC.
Music for the film will be composed by Keita Haga and Hideyuki Fukasawa. Keita Haga was previously responsible for penning the lyrics to the Fate/stay night theme song, while Hideyuki Fukasawa has also composed for Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works. Another Fate veteran will be handling the script for the Fate/Grand Order The Movie Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot, with Ukyo Kodachi of Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace note set to contribute his writing skills. Kodachi previously worked on Boruto: Naruto Next Generations and Chaos Dragon. The films will be distributed by Aniplex. Considering their international prowess, a worldwide release for the film project seems likely.
Back in January of 2018, Aniplex launched a survey to ask fans what story chapters from the original Fate/Grand Order mobile game were their favorite, as well as what kind of spin-offs and developments they’d like to see the franchise pursue. The seventh singularity chapter of the game, Babylonia, ranked as the #1 most popular chapter, while the sixth singularity Camelot came in at #2. Meanwhile, the #1 most requested franchise development was a “TV anime”, while the #2 winner was an “anime film.” Thanks to those survey results, in July of 2018 Aniplex announced that Babylonia would be getting a TV anime adaptation, while Camelot would be getting a film adaptation.
This isn’t the first time that Fate/Grand Order has gotten the anime treatment, though. On top of regular short anime trailers to celebrate the launch of new story chapters and story events for the mobile game, there have been a number of special TV anime shorts based on the popular gacha game. In December of 2016, the 74-minute television anime Fate/Grand Order: First Order aired in Japan. That same day, Aniplex of America, Crunchyroll, and Daisuki streamed the official English version. A year later, Aniplex of America would release the special on Blu-Ray in North America with both Japanese and English audio. Additionally, in January of 2018, two additional anime shorts were aired during the Fate Project New Year’s Eve TV Special: Fate/Grand Order: Moonlight/Lostroom and Fate/Grand Order x Himuro no Tenchi: 7-nin no Saikyō Ijin-hen.
Fate Grand/Order is available now on iOS and Andriod devices for free, with optional in-game purchases available.