We’ve met the best, but now it’s time to start some magical thinking.

Earlier today, the official Fate/Extra Last Encore anime website updated with a new cast reveal. The site confirmed that Ai Nonaka, who played Caster in the games, will reprise her role in the show.

The site also updated with a key visual and a character video.

The visual features Caster drawn in a “chibi” style, holding a tome.

The 15-second teaser video features Nonaka as narrator against a text background. The image dissolves to a short shot of an animated Caster.

Fate/Extra Last Encore will hit Japanese TV next winter. The series will adapt the Fate/Extra series of video games.

Akiyuki Shinbo (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Bakemonogatari) will direct the project at studio Shaft, with Masaaki Takiyama (Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! Season 2, Tokyo ESP) providing character designs. Fate/stay night creator Kinoko Nasu is in charge of series composition.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Series Director: Yukihiro Miyamoto
  • Music: Satoru Kousaki
  • Original Game: Marvelous & Type-Moon

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Hakuno Kishinami: Atsushi Abe
  • Saber: Sakura Tange
  • Rider: Urara Takano
  • Archer: Kousuke Toriumi
  • Caster: Ai Nonaka

The Fate/Extra games first hit Sony’s PSP in July 2010. Aksys Games released the game in North America in November 2011. The title was followed up by companion game Fate/Extra CCC, which features an opening movie directed by Shinbo at Shaft.

Source: MoCa News