It truly is turning into a fateful year, isn’t it?
Yesterday, the official Fate/Apocrypha anime website updated with a new promo video, visual, and cast list, along with several new staff members.
The minute-long teaser confirms the show’s cast, while confirming the new cast and staff members. The trailer also reveals that Fate/Apocrypha will hit Japanese TV in July.
The image features Saber of Black against a white background. His shadow bleeds out to the top-right corner, enveloping his sword.
The series will star:
- Ruler: Maaya Sakamoto
- Sieg: Natsuki Hanae
- Black Saber: Junichi Suwabe
- Shirō Kotomine: Kouki Uchiyama
- Red Saber: Miyuki Sawashiro
- Red Archer: Saori Hayami
- Red Lancer: Koji Yusa
- Red Rider: Makoto Furukawa
- Red Caster: Tetsu Inada
- Red Berserker: Satoshi Tsuruoka
- Red Assassin: Kei Shindou
- Black Archer: Shunsuke Takeuchi
- Black Lancer: Ryotaro Okiayu
- Black Rider: Rumi Ookubo
- Black Caster: Mitsuru Miyamoto
- Black Berserker: Ai Nonaka
- Black Assassin: Sakura Tange
The following staff members were confirmed in the latest trailer:
- Sub-Character Design: Tomoko Sudo
- Prop Design: Kazuma Tanaka, Kiminori Itō
- Monster Design: Hidekazu Ebina
- Action Director: Hayao Enokido, Takahito Sakazume
- Art Director: Kazuhiro Inoue
- Background Art: Nobuhito Sue
- Color Key: Takahiro Mogi, Makiko Doi
- CG Director: Hiroshi Nakajima
- Director of Photography: Masaharu Okazaki
- Editing: Ayumu Takahashi
- Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
- Sound Production: HALF H·P STUDIO
Fate/Apocrypha will hit Japanese TV in July. The series will air on Tokyo MX, BS11, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, and MBS. Netflix is the exclusive digital distributor for the series as of press time.
Yoshiyuki Asai will direct the Fate/Apocrypha anime at A-1 Pictures, with Yūkei Yamada providing character designs. Series author Yuichiro Higashide is in charge of series composition, while Masaru Yokoyama (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) composes the music.
Yuichiro Higashide and Type-Moon kicked off the Fate/Apocrypha novels in 2012. The series spans five volumes, with the final book hitting retailers on December 30, 2014. Higashide kicked off a manga adaptation with illustrator Akira Ishida on April 15, in the pages of Kadokawa Shoten’s Comp Ace magazine. The first collected volume was officially released in August. The Volume 2 is slated for a January 26 release.