If you are a fan of the Fate/Stay Night franchise, then your new year is about to get a lot sweeter. A-1 Pictures is the studio who helped bring the original anime to life, and they are going to be heading up several new spin-off projects based on the bestselling series. In 2017, the first film for Fate/Stay Night is slated to premiere, and a brand-new anime is also on its way. Yūichirō Higashide's light novel Fate/Apocrypha is finally getting adapted into an anime, and it will be coming to televisions sooner rather than later.
On New Year's Eve, an official website for Fate/Apocrypha finally launched to the delight of fans. The page announced the new series will debut at some point in 2017 and its first teaser trailer can also be found on the website. The Youtube video is region-locked outside of Japan, but the fiery footage shows a slew of characters locked in intense battle.
If you are not familiar with the Fate/Stay Night franchise, then you should know the series came out back in January 2004 as a video game. The story was then adapted into a manga series in Shonen Ace magazine starting in February 2016. Studio Deen then brought the story to life in an acclaimed anime series in 2010, and the franchise also pushed out a slew of spin-off light novels and video games in the past years.
Fate/Stay Night revolves around a young man named Shirō Emiya who is unwillingly entered into a dangerous magical tournament known as the Holy Grail War. The event pits powerful mages against one another as they fight for the Holy Grail, a mysterious object that has the power to grant any wish. Emiya, an orphan living in Fuyuki City, trains to become one the world's most powerful mages in order to help the city's poorer classes. However, those dreams are complicated when he encounter a young woman named Saber who helps him through the Holy Grail War.
As for Fate/Apocrypha, the series debuted back in 2012 and is set in a parallel world to the one fans saw in Fate/Stay Night. In this world, the Holy Grail was taken from Fuyuki City after one of the tournaments and follows two factions who are fighting over the item. The Red and Black teams are each comprised seven members who are overseen by the Clock Tower Mage's Association and Yggdmillennia. The franchise focuses on two protagonists Ruler and Sieg as an impending Great Holy Grail War grows on the horizon.
When it comes to the anime, Higashide is in charge of the project's scripts while Yoshiyuki Asai will direct. Yūkei Yamada is in-charge of character designs and helped ink the show's first key visual which depicts the 14 Servants of Fate/Apocrypha.
[H/T] Anime News Network