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Fate/Apocrypha Anime Gets New PV, Visual; Series Premieres 7/1/2017


It looks like fate has delivered us a small fortune, today!

Yesterday, the official Fate/Apocrypha anime website updated with a new TV spot and visual, along with a full broadcast schedule. We break down the details below:

Promo Video

The 30-second teaser features a narrator explaining the show’s concept, as clips play in the background. The ad ends with a confirmation of the show’s July 1 première.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5pxf3f_fate-apocrypha-tv-cm1-ruler_tv

Key Visual

The new visual features the male Saber of Black, fighting back-to-back with Ruler in a battle-scarred landscape.

Premiere Schedule

The series will air on the following:

  • Tokyo MX: 7/1/2017 at 24:00 (7/2/2017 at midnight)
  • BS11: 7/1/2017 at 24:00 (7/2/2017 at midnight)
  • Gunma TV: 7/1/2017 at 24:00 (7/2/2017 at midnight)
  • Tochigi TV: 7/1/2017 at 24:00 (7/2/2017 at midnight)
  • Netflix Japan: 7/3/2017 (Time unspecified)
  • MBS: 7/4/2017 at 27:30 (7/5/2017 at 3:30AM)

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.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • 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

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.

Source: Twitter (FateApocryphaTV), DailyMotion (pKjd)

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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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