Two huge announcements for the Fate universe arrived side by side early last year. As Monogatari’s studio SHAFT confirmed a Fate/Extra Last Encore anime for 2017, ufotable presented their plans to adapt the Fate/stay night visual novel’s Heaven’s Feel route as a trilogy of anime movies.
As the New Year came in on Saturday, the official website for the Fate/stay franchise unveiled the first trailer for the first Heaven’s Feel film. So just sit back, and let its beauty wash over you.
Fate/stay night Heaven’s Feel Film PV via pKjd
The movie’s set to premiere sometime this year, with Tomonori Sudo stepping up at ufotable. Previously the animation director and character designer for the Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works anime, he’ll be leading the project as director this time. It was also announced that Madoka Magica composer Yuki Kajiura will be returning as composer. She worked the soundtracks for both series of Fate/Zero, and composed, arranged and wrote the ending themes for both series of Unlimited Blade Works.
On the SHAFT anime front, with Akiyuki Shinbo as director, staff credits announced last year included Kinoko Nasu returning as scriptwriter, adapting a story by Type-Moon and Marvelous, with character designs by Arco Wada. But as of the weekend, Yukihiro Miyamoto of Madoka Magica was confirmed as Last Encore‘s series director, with Masaaki Takiyama of Tokyo ESP designing Wada’s characters for animation. Satoru Kousaki of Bakemonogatari and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya also joins on as composer.
The anime will premiere next winter, but while there’s still a long wait ahead of us, there’s a new trailer for this project too. Red Saber is striking as ever in this one.
Fate/EXTRA Last Encore TV anime PV2 via pKjd
On January 10th, the new issue of Kadokawa’s Monthly Newtype magazine will run a feature on what this year has in store for Fate. The article will release more info on the Heaven’s Feel films and Fate/Extra Last Encore series, as well as the TV special Fate/Grand Order: First Order, and Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya. As an added bonus, the issue will include original illustrations by Takashi Takeuchi, character designer for the Fate/stay night visual novel. Well, this year’s already shaping up to be an exciting one for anime.