Fate Project Year End Special Show 2018 on Monday has announced that Lord El-Melloi II-sei no Jikenbo novel will get a TV anime. Titled Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note, the anime will adapt the popular episode of the same title as well as the anime original story related to it. The anime is slated for Summer 2019 via Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV and MBS. Its pilot episode, which is the previously announced new Type-Moon anime, was also aired on Monday.
When Lord El-Melloi II, the former Waver Velvet, gets asked to claim his inheritance over Adra Castle, he travels there with his apprentice Gray to do so. But they are not the only ones called that way. The will of the previous owner states that the assembled contestants - including Luviagelita Edelfelt - must compete in a game of wits to win the castle.
Director: Makoto Katou (Yagate Kimi ni Naru)
Series Composition: Ukyou Kodachi (Gakkougurashi! script)
Character Design: Jun Nakai (Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri)
Supervisor: Ei Aoki (Fate/Zero director)
Prop Design: Ichiryuu Ema (RErideD: Tokigoe no Derrida mechanical director)
Magic Investigation: Kiyomune Miwa (Fate/Apocrypha script)
Art Director: Sei Itou (Juushinki Pandora)
Art Setting: Ryuu Sakamoto (Senjuushi)
Color Design: Mariko Shinohara (Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru)
Director of Photography: Tomonari Katou (Aldnoah.Zero)
CG Director: Mitsutaka Iguchi (Re:Creator)
Editing: Shouta Migiyama (Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki)
Animation Producer: Toshiyuki Nagano (IDOLiSH7 plan)
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa (Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken)
Sound Production: Magic Capsule
Music: Yuki Kajiura (Princess Principal)
Lord El-Melloi II-sei no Jikenbo is a spin-out novel to Fate/stay night franchise by Makoto Sanda and illustrated by Mineji Sakamoto. It was first published on December 2014 via Type-Moon Books and 9 volumes have been released as of December 31. A manga adaptation drawn by Tou Azuma is serialized via Young Ace magazine since October 2017. Two compiled volumes have been released as of August 4, and third volume will be released on January 10, 2019.
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