By Patrick Aguda / December 31st, 2016
The official website for Fate/Apocrypha announced that the light novel would be receiving an anime adaptation. Along with this news, a trailer for the upcoming anime was also streamed. The trailer features multiple servants including Jeanne d’Arc. You can check out that trailer below.
Yoshiyuki Asai will direct the anime at A-1 Pictures. Yūichirō Higashide will handle the series composition. Yūkei Yamada will adapt Ototsugu Konoe’s character designs for the anime. Masaru Yokoyama will compose the music for the series.
Fate/Apocrypha is a light novel series written by Yūichirō Higashide and illustrated by Ototsugu Konoe. It was published by Type-Moon and had a total of 5 volumes. The series takes place in a world parallel to the one Fate/stay night is set in.
A synopsis for the light novel is provided by the Type-Moon Wikia:
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 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 (黒の陣営, Kuro no Jinei?), whose members are part of Yggdramillennia, and the Red Faction (赤の陣営, Aka no Jinei?), 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.
Fate/Apocrypha is set to premiere in Japan sometime in 2017. If you’re interested in the anime at all, you can follow its official Twitter account HERE.
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