The studies Ufotable released a series of updates that are part of the project celebrating the 10th anniversary of the anime adaptation of the light novels written by Gen Urobuchi and illustrated by Takashi takeuchi, Fate / Zero. The press release wrote:
«On October 1, 2021, the television animation “Fate / Zero” celebrated its 10th anniversary. We would like to thank everyone who has supported this work. We are pleased to present you a special illustration of Ufotable. The theme of the exhibition was “A painting I want to do now, ten years after it was broadcast,” and it was drawn by Tomonori Sudou, the character designer for this work. Additionally, Tomonori Sudou and seven other staff members who worked on the animation at the time have drawn up a commemorative letter of intent and a commemorative illustration. Please have a look».
Urobuchi and Takeuchi published the light novels through the publishing division of TYPE-MOON between December 2006 and December 2007, accumulating a total of four volumes. In addition to the manga adaptation by Shinjirou, the play inspired a twenty-five episode anime adaptation produced by the studios Ufotable (his first foray into Fate Series), released in October 2011 in Japan.
The anime was originally going to air continuously for all episodes, but later a one-season hiatus was made between episodes 13 and 14 to allow for better animation. The first season aired from October 1 to December 24, 2011, and the second from April 7 to June 23, 2012.
Fate / Zero Synopsis
Promising to grant any wish, the omnipotent Holy Grail unleashed three wars in the past, each one too cruel and fierce to leave behind a victor. Despite this, the wealthy Einzbern family is confident that the Fourth Holy Grail War will be different; Specifically, with a container of the Holy Grail now in his hands. For this reason alone, the much-hated “wizard-killer” Kiritsugu Emiya is hired by the Einzbern, with marriage to his only daughter Irisviel as a binding contract. Kiritsugu now finds himself at the center of a ruthless game of survival, facing six other participants, each armed with a former familiar, and fueled by unique wishes and ideals.
Accompanied by his own familiar, Saber, the famous mercenary soon finds his greatest opponent in Kirei Kotomine, a priest who seeks salvation from the void within in search of Kiritsugu. Based on the light novel written by Gen Urobuchi, Fate / Zero describes the events of the Fourth Holy Grail War, 10 years before Fate / Stay Night. Witness a battle royale where no one is guaranteed survival.
Source: Official site
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