As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, countless countries are doing their best to keep people safe and ensure the virus can’t spread any further than it already is. This has led to restaurants, public places, and events across the world being postponed or canceled altogether in an attempt to prevent large gatherings of people as much as possible. As concerns over the coronavirus increase in Tokyo, Japan, the bustling city is being hit with just as many closures and cancellations. The latest event to be postponed is sure to hurt anime fans, though, as the March 28th debut of Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song has been delayed to Saturday, April 25.
This delay comes at an incredibly awkward time. Just a couple of days before the film was set to debut and this announcement was made, numerous screenings for the anime feature had already been sold out. Unfortunately, major theater chain TOHO CINEMAS announcing that they would close all theaters in Tokyo, Saitama, and Kanagawa as of that same weekend spelled disaster for the highly anticipated finale to the Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel movie trilogy by Ufotable. Screenings at the remaining TOHO CINEMAS theaters will also be significantly affected, as the company plans to cancel screenings that begin later than 8:00 p.m. from Monday, March 30 to Thursday, April 2. The company is set to announce further alterations to their operating hours on April 3.
A bevy of other theaters are also set to close, including Cinema City Tachikawa, the Theatre Cinema Group, Humax Cinema, 109 Cinemas, and Shochiku Multiplex Theaters. While Shinjuku Wald 9 and T-Joy PRINCE Shinagawa are remaining open as of now, they will not be screening Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song.
Aniplex of America describes the story of Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song as follows:
“I’m determined to become a hero of justice for Sakura.” To save the girl…to enact the justice he’s chosen…
The young man will no longer turn a blind eye to the truth.
Mages (Masters) and Heroic Spirits (Servants) work together in the battles of the Holy Grail War…a fight for an omnipotent wish-granting container called the Holy Grail.
However, this war has become horribly twisted.
A young woman named Sakura Matou, with the sins she has committed, drowns in the murky darkness.
A young man named Shirou Emiya, who vowed to protect Sakura, works together with Rin Tohsaka and throws himself into the raging battle to put a stop to the Holy Grail War.
Illyasviel von Einzbern, as one of the few who knows the truth behind the conflict, confronts her own fate, while Zouken Matou uses Sakura to try to fulfill his own desires.
Will the young man’s wish reach her even as he challenges fate itself, battling against the rising tide?
The Holy Grail War is coming to an end…
The final battle is about to begin.
Like the previous two films in the series, Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song is produced by anime studio Ufotable. Tomonori Sudo, who previously worked on Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works and Fate/Zero, is directing the film. Yuki Kajiura is the composer for the film, having previously served as the theme song composer for Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works and the music and theme composer for Fate/Zero. Takahiro Miura is working on storyboards for the film, while musician Aimer is performing the new theme song “Haru wa Yuku.”