Did you hear that? That’s the sound of pure hype.
Last night, Aniplex released a pair of trailers during their NicoNico Live event.
The first was the third promo video for the upcoming Fate/Stay Night TV reboot, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works. This will be a retelling of the original series, as presented by ufotable (Fate/Zero, Garden of Sinners). The company’s done the franchise right in the past, and Studio Deen’s adaptation is largely seen as a misstep in the franchise’s animated lineage.
Previously, the path the series would take was unknown, so to get confirmation that the series would redo the Unlimited Blade Works branch was a huge source of excitement. The October 4 premiere date was just icing on the cake.
As you can guess, people were pumped.
The excitement was pushed to a fever pitch, though, shortly thereafter. Aniplex rolled a trailer for a previously unannounced Fate/Stay Night film. This new film, Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel, will cover a previously un-adapted path in the original Fate/Stay Night storyline.
It looks simply glorious.
In addition to the trailers, two pieces of key art for the properties have already hit the web:
While the film’s details are still shrouded in mystery, there are already high hopes for it, found in forums and just about every social media outlet from Reddit to Tumblr. Here’s hoping that the film and TV series are able to deliver on the weighty expectations when they finally hit!