Fate/Zero Will Be Split Into 2 Seasons!


Hello everybody, I hope many of you are doing well in School or work as we are almost halfway though Oct. (Halloween is on Oct 31)

Anyways, As many of you may or may not know that Fate Zero is going to have 2 seasons. You heard me right and this is no joke at all. This was decided by ufotable production team (they produce this anime, so yeah) in November issue of Newtype Magazine. Their reason is to maintain quality, even though Fate/Zero is confirmed to have a total of 25 episodes.

The first half (eps 1-13) will air from October to December 2011, then the second half (eps 14-25) will resume from April to June 2012.

Here is the related artict from Anime News Network (ANN) below. (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-06/fate/zero-bd-box-release-to-add-cut-scenes)

Fate/Zero BD Box Release to Add Cut Scenes
posted on 2011-10-06 08:30 EDT
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TV anime to air in 2 seasons in October-December, April-June
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The November issue of Kadokawa Shoten’s Monthly Newtype magazine is reporting this Saturday that the Blu-ray Disc box release of the Fate/Zero anime series will have the “original edition” of episodes with scenes cut from the television broadcast. The Blu-ray Disc box release will be split between the two scheduled seasons of the anime; the first 13-episode season will air from October to December, and the second will start from episode #14 next April. The end of the Holy Grail War will be depicted in the anime in June.

Producer Atsuhiro Iwakami explained that the staff decided on the two-season split to maintain quality across the entire anime.

Director Ei Aoki (Hourou Musuko, Ga-Rei: Zero, Girls Bravo) and the studio ufotable are animating the prequel novel by Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Phantom – The Animation, Blassreiter) to Type-Moon’s Fate/stay night visual novel software. The story is set a decade before Fate/stay night and reveals the 4th Holy Grail War that sets the stage for the war in the software.

As the anime airs in Japan, Aniplex is streaming each episode in eight different subtitled languages worldwide via the Niconico Live and Niconico Channel services for the first week. Crunchyroll will then stream each episode a week later in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

[Via Seasons of Change, 0takomu]

Here is the scan from the issue below.


Apparently this has sparked outrage/disappointment for the fans of the series. When I read about it, I was going like “WTF” and such. I must admit, the animation quality is top-notch, the best I’ve seen so far.

Have a nice day or night, wherever your reading from.

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