Aniplex Announces 20th Anniversary Event Featuring Fate/Stay Night Shirou & Saber VAs; Some Fans Hoping for Fate Route Adaptation

Aniplex Announces 20th Anniversary Event Featuring Fate/Stay Night Shirou & Saber VAs; Some Fans Hoping for Fate Route Adaptation

Aniplex has announced a 20th-anniversary event featuring various franchises, with one being TYPE-MOON’s Fate IP.

In particular, the voice actor and voice actress for Shirou and Saber will be present to reflect on and discuss the Fate franchise’s history. Some fans are hoping that an announcement for the Fate route of Fate/Stay Night is announced.

For those unaware, the Unlimited Blade Works route received a full anime series by Ufotable, and the same studio made a trilogy of films for the Heaven’s Feel route. Saber is the heroine of the Fate route, so that’s the basis that some fans are latching onto.

You can view translations of this Aniplex event and the Fate one specifically via our team’s Ryuji below:

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Aniplex, established in 2003, the Aniplex 20th Anniversary Event -Talk Session & Creator Signing Event- will be held to thank all the fans.

A total of 3,000 people will be invited to this talk session and creator signing event free of charge! The talk session will be about the “past” and “future” of the works that Aniplex has been involved in the production of, and the creators who have drawn many famous characters will be accepting autographs!

We hope this event will be an opportunity for you to meet directly with the staff and cast who have created many works and characters.

Event Details

When: January 7, 2024
Where: Ariake Central Tower Hall (3-7-18 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0063, Japan)

Lottery Application Period: December 1 to December 10, 2023 (JST)
Notification of Winners: December 19, 2023


Fate Anime Review Talk Session

Noriaki Sugiyama, who plays Shiro Emiya in Fate/Stay Night, and Ayako Kawasumi, who plays Saber in Fate/Stay Night, will join us to look back on the Fate series, which has been widely adapted into numerous projects within Aniplex.

You can view the official website for additional details.

Fate/Stay Night features three routes: Fate, Unlimited Blade Works, and Heaven’s Feel. The lattermost is arguably the most beloved by fans, with a well-done movie trilogy also animated by Ufotable. The company worked on a two-cour anime adaption for Unlimited Blade Works, too.

Unfortunately, despite the IP’s growing relevance in the West, incredibly bolstered by the presence of Fate/Grand Order, no edition of Fate/Stay Night has ever been localized.

However, it’s possible that it may finally officially grace Western shores in the near future, thanks to one of Type-Moon’s newer visual novel releases, Witch on the Holy Night, having launched West. Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon- is also coming West. Here’s hoping this game’s launch succeeds so more of Type-Moon’s extensive catalog can be enjoyed by vaster crowds.

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