Fate/Apocrypha TV Anime to Run for 25 Episodes

During a recent screening session for the TV anime adaptation of Yuichiro Higashide and Ototsugu Konoe’s Fate/Apocrypha light novel series, the series’ staff revealed that the anime will run for a total of 25 episodes.

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The Fate/Apocrypha TV anime will be a 2 cour series, airing over 2 consecutive seasons, for a total of 25 episodes. The series currently airs on Tokyo MX, BS11, Tochigi TV and Gunma TV on Saturday at midnight, effectively Sunday. The anime is also airing on MBS on Wednesdays at 3:30am JST and is currently streaming online via Netflix.

The main cast of the anime stars:

  • Kouki Uchiyama (Seiya Kanie from Amagi Brilliant Park) who will voice Shirou Kotomine
  • Maaya Sakamoto (Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell) as Ruler
  • Natsuki Hanae (Inaho Kaizuka from Aldnoah.Zero) is going to voice Sieg
  • Ai Nonaka (Kyouko Sakura in Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica) voices Berserker of Black
  • Junichi Suwabe (Archer from Fate/stay/night) as Saber of Black
  • Kei Shindou (Gentoku Ryuubi from Ikkitousen) is going to voice Assassin of Red
  • Kouji Yusa (Kyousuke Hyoubu from Zettai Karen Children) will be voicing Lancer of Red
  • Makoto Furukawa (Saitama from One Punch-Man) voicing the role of Rider of Red
  • Mitsuru Miyamoto (Maiza Avaro in Baccano!) is going to voice Caster of Black
  • Miyuki Sawashiro (Celty Sturluson from Durarara!!) voices Saber of Red
  • Rumi Ookubo (Tsumiki Miniwa in Acchi Kocchi) as Rider of Black
  • Ryotaro Okiayu (Kunimitsu Tezuka in Prince of Tennis) voices Lancer of Black
  • Sakura Tange (Saber from Carnival Phantasm) will be voicing the role of Assassin of Black
  • Saori Hayami (Yukino Yukinoshita from Oregairu) is going to voice Archer of Red
  • Satoshi Tsuruoka (Caster in Fate/Zero) will star as Berserker of Red
  • Shunsuke Takeuchi (Producer from The [email protected] Cinderella Girls) as Archer of Red
  • Tetsu Inada (Ira Gamagoori from Kill la Kill) plays the role of Caster of Red

The leading members of the Fate/Apocrypha production staff consists of:

  • Director: Yoshiyuki Asai (Charlotte)
  • Series Composition: Yuichiro Higashide
  • Anime Character Designer: Yuukei Yamada (The [email protected] Cinderella Girls and Madoka★Magica Movie: RebellionAnimation Director)
  • Music Composer: Masaru Yokoyama (Plastic MemoriesShigatsu wa Kimi no Uso )
  • Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures (Sword Art OnlineBoku dake ga Inai Machi)

The Opening theme song of the anime is Eiyuu Unmei no Uta performed by EGOIST, whilst the Ending theme being Désirby GARNiDELiA.

Fate/Apocrypha is a light novel series written by Yuichiro Higashide (Judgement Overman – Houkago no Kessha) and illustrated by Ototsugu Konoe. The series is a spin-off of Type-Moon’s Fate/stay night franchise set in an alternative universe where the events of the visual novel and the prequel Fate/Zero did not occur. The novels ran for a total of 5 compiled volumes, ending in December 2014. A manga adaptation of the novels started serialization in Kadokawa Shoten’s Comp Ace magazine in April 2016.

Fate/stay night is a visual novel released by Type-Moon for the PC in 2004, and is the first in their Fate series. The visual novel was very successful and claimed the title of highest selling visual novel in that year. 2006 saw two adaptations of the game, a manga by Datto Nishiwaki and an anime series by Studio Deen. Additionally in that year, a prequel light novel series titled Fate/Zero was written by Gen Urobuchi. An anime and manga adaptation of Fate/Zero were created, with the manga written by Urobuchi himself in 2011 and the anime being animated by ufotable. A second season of Fate/Zero was also produced. ufotable produced a new Fate/stay night anime based on the Unlimited Blade Works route and is producing a Fate/stay night trilogy based on the Heaven’s Feel Route.

Here is a synopsis of Fate/Apocrypha novels from MAL:

The setting of Fate/Apocrypha is a parallel world to Fate/stay night where the Greater Grail was removed from Fuyuki after the Third Holy Grail War and disappeared for many years. Around the 2000s, around the same time as the Fifth Holy Grail War would have happened, the group that plundered the Grail, Yggdmillennia, openly declares their secession from the Mage’s Association and that they are in possession of the Grail. The Association dispatches fifty magi to retrieve it, but all but one are instantly slaughtered by Lancer of Black. The one remaining manages to activate the reserve system of the Greater Grail, allowing for the summoning of fourteen Servants in total.

This marks the start of the Great Holy Grail War in Trifas, featuring two different factions, the Black Faction, whose members are part of Yggdramillennia, and the Red Faction, whose members were sent by the Mage’s Association with the exception of one from the Church. The Grail itself also summons Ruler to act as a mediator of the Holy Grail War.

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The TV anime adaptation of Fate/Apocrypha currently airs every Saturday on Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV and Tochigi TV at 0:00, effectively Sunday, during the Summer 2017 anime season. The series will air for a total of 25 episodes.