During this year’s edition of the Fate Project Oomisoka TV Special 2020 (Fate Project 大 晦 日 TV ス ペ シ ャ ル 2020), the production of a new series of OVAs titled Fate / Grand Carnival was announced. The first season will premiere on June 2, 2021, followed by the second season on August 25, 2021. Although not much has been explained about this new project, it is evident that it is directly related to the Carnival Phantasm project, only that the inclusion of Fate / Grand Order (denoted by the presence of Mash Kyrielight and Gudako) implied the name change.
Although the production did not specify the details about the distribution of these “seasons”, the details of the Blu-ray / DVD versions that will be released on the aforementioned dates were revealed through the official site:
First Season: June 2, 2021, with content lasting approximately 30 minutes.
Second Season: August 25, 2021, with content lasting approximately 30 minutes.
Seiji Kishi (Angel Beats !, Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Carnival Phantasm), is in charge of the project direction at Lerche studios.
Makoto Uezu (Akame ga Kill !, Arslan Senki (TV), Carnival Phantasm), is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
Kazuaki Morita (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Carnival Phantasm) and Tomohito Hirose (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Carnival Phantasm) are in charge of character design and animation direction.
Yasuharu Takanashi (Carnival Phantasm, Fairy Tail, Gunjou no Magmell), is in charge of the composition of the soundtrack.
Carnival Phantasm Synopsis
How do you resolve a conflict between powerful spirits of famous heroes who compete for a prize capable of granting any wish? Fight a war that will cost blood, sweat, and tears? Too much work, how about a game show contest?
Carnivel Phantasm takes various characters from Type-Moon’s original works and puts them in a variety of lighthearted settings that parody their respective series. Watch Lancer suffer due to his lousy “Luck” stat, or watch the selfish King of Heroes gleefully kneel before a dominatrix King of Knights. Just remember to leave your sanity at the door before entering.