Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia Anime to Stream on Crunchyroll After Premiering on FUNimation

Aniplex of America has announced that the Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia (Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majū Sensen Babylonia) anime will also stream on Crunchyroll “at a later date” after FUNimation Entertainment’s stream of the anime. While the announcement did not specify when exactly Crunchyroll will begin streaming the anime, FUNimation, Wakanim and Madman Anime Group’s AnimeLab will have a 30-day window of streaming exclusivity in their territories.

FUNimation will also have a one-year window of streaming exclusivity on the dubbed version.

Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 5, 2019.

Source: ANN

Aniplex of America Presents Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia Special Premiere in Los Angeles

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 PM (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 PM (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.

Crunchyroll to Add the Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia Anime’s “Episode 0”

Crunchyroll has announced that it will add “Episode 0 Initium Iter” of Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia (Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majū Sensen Babylonia), the television anime of the Fate/Grand Order smartphone game’s “Dai Nana Tokuiten Zettai Majū Sensen Babylonia” (Order VII: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts: Babylonia) story. The episode will be available on September 5, 2019 at 3:00 a.m. EDT (12:00 a.m. PDT) in North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

“Episode 0 Initium Iter” already debuted within the main Fate/Grand Order game app on August 11, 2019, but the episode was only available for 24 hours. It became available on Japanese streaming services on August 12, 2019.

The main anime is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 5, 2019.

Source: ANN

Learning with Manga! Fate/Grand Order Manga Gets a 15-Minute Anime

A 15-minute anime based on RiyO’s Learning with Manga! Fate/Grand Order (Manga de Wakaru! Fate/Grand Order) manga debuted during the Fate Project Ōmisoka TV Special 2018 (Fate Project New Year’s Eve TV Special) on December 31, 2018. The anime is now streaming on the Fate/Grand Order game’s YouTube channel.

The cast includes:

  • Tomoko Kaneda is both the male and female protagonists
  • Rie Takahashi is Mash Kyrielight
  • Madoka Yonezawa is Olga Marie Animusphere
  • Maaya Sakamoto is Jeanne d’Arc and Jeanne d’Arc Alter Santa Lily
  • Mamiko Noto is Attila
  • Rumi Okubo is Astolfo
  • Chiwa Saito is Tamamo no Mae
  • Rumi Okubo is Elizabeth Báthory
  • Risa Taneda is Kiyohime
  • Sakura Tange is Jack the Ripper
  • Ai Nonaka is Nursery Rhyme
  • Chiaki Omigawa is Paul Bunyan

The manga runs on the Fate/Grand Order smartphone game’s website and Twitter account. Kadokawa published the first compiled volume in August 2017. The manga also serializes in English on the game’s English website.

Source: ANN

Kodansha Comics Licenses the Cardcaptor Sakura, Tales of Berseria, and Fate/Grand Order Manga

Kodansha Comics announced at Anime NYC that it has licensed CLAMP’s Cardcaptor Sakura, Nobu Aonagi’s Tales of Berseria, and Shiramine’s Fate/Grand Order – mortalis:stella manga. In addition, the company announced that it plans to release a collector’s edition box set for its nine Princess Jellyfish omnibus volumes in Summer 2019.

The publisher will release the first volume of its Cardcaptor Sakura: Collector’s Edition in Spring 2019. The edition will consist of nine hardcover volumes with a newly-revised translation and all the original color pages. Each volume will have new cover art by CLAMP and a “Clow Card.” The publisher teased that those who collect all nine volumes will get a “special treat.”

Kodansha Comics will begin releasing the four-volume Tales of Berseria series in Fall 2019.

The publisher will begin releasing the Fate/Grand Order – mortalis:stella series in Fall 2019.

Source: ANN

Aniplex of America Announces Events and Special Guests for Anime Expo 2018

At their Industry Panel at A-Kon in Fort Worth, Texas, Aniplex of America announced their schedule of events and special guests for Anime Expo 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The announcement revealed that they would be hosting panels and events for many of their shows including PERSONA5 the Animation, Cells at Work!, Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online, and the highly anticipated Sword Art Online: Alicization-. Furthermore, following last year’s successful event, the immensely popular Fate/Grand Order returns with their first anniversary celebration event at Petree Hall.

In the Sword Art Online corner, the many special guests scheduled to appear include Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (VA for Kirito for SAO -Alicization-), Ai Kayano (VA for Alice of SAO -Alicization-), Tomori Kusunoki (VA for LLENN of SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online), Keiichi Sigsawa (Creator of SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online), Shinichiro Kashiwada (Producer of the SAO series), Kazuki Adachi (Producer of the SAO series), and Kenta Suzuki (Producer of the SAO series).

From the halls of Chaldea in Fate/Grand Order, the guests featured will be Ayako Kawasumi (VA of Altria Pendragon from Fate/Grand Order), Satoshi Tsuruoka (VA of Arash, Gilles de Rais, Caligula, and Spartacus from Fate/Grand Order), and Yōsuke Shiokawa (Creative Producer of FGO PROJECT).

Cells at Work! will be in full swing with guests Tomoaki Maeno (VA of White Blood Cell from Cells at Work!), Nobutaka Kasama from David Production (Producer of Cells at Work!), Yohei Ito from Kodansha (Producer of Cells at Work!), and Yuma Takahashi (Producer of Cells at Work!).

Meanwhile, Masashi Ishihama (Director of PERSONA5 the Animation) and Kazuki Adachi (Producer of PERSONA5 the Animation) will be representing the stylish game-turned-anime PERSONA5 the Animation.

Each event will feature giveaways and more details are available on the Aniplex of America website. Considered the largest anime and manga convention in North America and the second longest running anime convention, Anime Expo will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 5-8, 2018.

THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018:

Aniplex of America Industry Panel
• Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (PDT)
• Location: Petree Hall (LP1)

Do titles like Sword Art Online, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Kill la Kill, or Blue Exorcist make your otaku heart skip a beat? Then you don’t want to miss the Aniplex of America Industry Panel. Join us as we bring you the latest news on all your favorite Aniplex shows. Score some free gifts just for showing up and prepare to be entertained as we show you the coolest trailers. Plus, you’ll have a chance to enter our raffle where we’ll be giving away some awesome prizes.

FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2018:

Cells at Work! at Anime Expo
• Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (PDT)
• Location: Room #411 (LP4)

From the popular manga Cells at Work! comes a brand new anthropomorphic anime series produced by David Production. From the oxygen carrying Red Blood Cells to the bacteria fighting White Blood Cells, get to know these unsung heroes and the drama that unfolds inside your body. Join Aniplex of America as they explore the oddly relatable and interesting story that is the life of cells with an advance screening of Episode 1 and free giveaways.

Special Guests:

  • Tomoaki Maeno (VA of Red Blood Cell)
  • Yohei Ito (Producer)
  • Nobutaka Kasama (Producer)
  • Yuma Takahashi (Producer)

PERSONA5 the Animation Steals Anime Expo
• Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (PDT)
• Location: Petree Hall (LP1)

Unleash your PERSONA and enter the Metaverse with the JRPG by Atlus turned anime series, PERSONA5 the Animation. Join Aniplex of America and special guest director Masashi Ishihama as we go behind the scenes of this highly stylish series. The event will include a special giveaway plus a super-secret guest appearance by a member of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts.

Special Guests:

  • Masashi Ishihama (Director)
  • Kazuki Adachi (Producer)
  • Plus a surprise guest

Sword Art Online Summer Festival 2018
• Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (PDT)
• Location: Petree Hall (LP1)

Link Start and join us for the most talked about event of Anime Expo. From the perils of Aincrad to the battlefields of Gun Gale Online to the depths of the Underworld, we’ll explore the worlds of SAO, familiar and new. Join us for this very special event as we look at the past, present and the future of anime’s most beloved virtual reality series.

Special Guests:

  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (VA of Kirito from Sword Art Online: Alicization –)
  • Ai Kayano (VA of Alice from Sword Art Online: Alicization –)
  • Tomori Kusunoki (VA actress of LLENN from Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online)
  • Keiichi Sigsawa (Creator of Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online)
  • Shinichiro Kashiwada (Producer)
  • Kazuki Adachi (Producer)
  • Kenta Suzuki (Producer)

SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018:

Fate/Grand Order 1st Anniversary Celebration Event
• Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm (PDT)
• Location: Petree Hall (LP1)

Fellow Masters, join us as we celebrate Fate/Grand Order‘s one year anniversary with special guests Ayako Kawasumi (Altria Pendragon), Satoshi Tsuruoka (Arash/Gilles de Rais/Caligula/Spartacus) and Yōsuke Shiokawa (Creative Producer of the FGO PROJECT). Rayshift to Petree Hall for the latest news and giveaways.

Special Guests:

  • Ayako Kawasumi (VA of Altria Pendragon)
  • Satoshi Tsuruoka (VA of Arash, Gilles de Rais, Caligula, and Spartacus)
  • Yōsuke Shiokawa (Creative Producer of the FGO PROJECT)