Aniplex of America will host the North America premiere of the new series, Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia on September 29, 2019 at the Aratani Theatre in the historic Little Tokyo neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Lucky fans will be the first to experience this heart pounding new series produced by the acclaimed studio CloverWorks, ahead of its premiere on October 5, 2019. The screening will feature three episodes beginning with the prologue Episode 0, which was released on August 3, 2019, followed by the premiere of Episodes 1 and 2. Aniplex of America will also be selling a limited supply of exclusive merchandise from the show. Tickets will go on sale September 10, 2019 at 12 p.m. PDT on the Aratani Theatre website with tickets priced at $12.50. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis with a free giveaway at the door and show time is listed at 4 p.m. local time on September 29, 2019.
As the newest series addition to the Fate franchise, Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia chronicles the seventh Singularity of the Fate/Grand Order mobile game, which has been recognized as one of the most successful mobile games in the world with over 41 million global downloads. The series is helmed by the two godfathers of the Fate franchise with Takashi Takeuchi serving as lead character designer along with Kinoko Nasu and TYPE-MOON handling the original story. The series has also enlisted Toshifumi Akai, best known for his work as the storyboard animation director for Porter Robinson’s “Shelter” music video, as the director with Miyuki Kuroki of The Idolm@ster SideM as assistant director.
The series stars Nobunaga Shimazaki and Rie Takahashi as protagonists, Ritsuka Fujimaru and Mash Kyrielight, along with Ayako Kawasumi, most known for her role as Saber within the Fate series, as Fou. The series also reunites Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] cast members Tomokazu Seki, as fan favorite character Gilgamesh, Yuu Asakawa as “Rogue Servant” Ana, and Kana Ueda, who lends her voice as the Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar. Rounding out the cast are veteran voice actors Kenichi Suzumura as Romani Archaman, Takahiro Sakura as Merlin, and Maaya Sakamoto as Leornard da Vinci.