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Light Novel 'Fate/strange Fake' Gets TV Special in December 2022

by Vindstot
Sep 24, 12:45 AM | 25 Comments

The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event announced a television special anime for Ryohgo Narita's Fate/strange Fake light novel on Saturday. Aniplex simultaneously opened an official website, revealing the main staff, cast, a teaser visual (pictured) and teaser promo. The special episode, subtitled Whispers of Dawn, will debut on December 31 this year.

Director: Shun Enokido (Manga de Wakaru! Fate/Grand Order), Takahito Sakazume (Princess Connect! Re:Dive Season 2 episode director)
Script: Daisuke Oohigashi (Mahoujin Guruguru (2017))
Character Design: Yuukei Yamada (Fate/Apocrypha)
Music: Hiroyuki Sawano (86)
Studio: A-1 Pictures

Ayaka Sajou: Kana Hanazawa (Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome)
Saber: Yuuki Ono (Hataraku Maou-sama!)
Archer: Tomokazu Seki (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works)
Lancer: Yuu Kobayashi (Vampire in the Garden)

The text—Fake/states night—was originally placed as an April Fools joke on Narita's homepage, presented as a prologue and introduction to a role-playing game. The second volume of TYPE-MOON Ace reissued it as a stand-alone novel form under the title Fate/strange Fake in January 2009.

Kadokawa began publishing it through its Dengeki Bunko imprint in January 2015, featuring illustrations by Shizuki Morii (Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia). The seventh volume went on sale on March 10.

Type-Moon concurrently began releasing a manga adaptation by Narita and Morii digitally under its Type-Moon Books imprint the same month as the light novel, with Kadokawa publishing the print version. The fifth volume also shipped on March 10.

A-1 Pictures produced a promotional video commemorating the release of the sixth light novel volume on New Year's Eve in 2019.

Fate/strange Fake centers around an imperfect copy of a Grail War based on the Third Holy Grail War in Fuyuki. Following the conclusion of the third Grail War, a US-based organization with magi distinct from the London-based Mage Association, used data from Fuyuki's Grail War to plan their own ritual. Seventy years later, they used the city of Snowfield as the Sacred Land for their own Grail War. However, they were unable to successfully replicate every aspect of the ritual, resulting in it acting only as an imitation that has lost the Saber class and allowed for the summoning of strange Servants due to the blurring of the definition of a "hero."

Rohngall and his pupil, Faldeus, have been dispatched by the Mage's Association to investigate the city and the state of the war. Faldeus, a US organization spy, has Rohngall sniped upon his arrival, despite knowing that Rohngall is a puppet. He declares that their Holy Grail War has been in development and is real, causing a commotion at the Clock Tower, and that he wishes to "advertise" the project to the Association.

Teaser PV

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Source: Dengeki Online

Fate/strange Fake: Whispers of Dawn on MAL

20 of 25 Comments Recent Comments

DREAM-T said:
Is the LN already finished?

No, it isn't. Stii publishing.

Nov 20, 5:23 AM by Memore

Is the LN already finished?

Sep 27, 8:15 PM by DREAM-T

After hollow ataraxia. I know someone's going to ask, that's when.

Not my favourite but ok. I'd prefer a sequel to Case Files or anything from Requiem.

Sep 26, 3:25 AM by O_T_T

big day today for gambling addicts every where

Sep 25, 9:05 PM by Crow_Black

I'm hoping this leads to a full tv anime.

Sep 25, 9:03 PM by malvarez1

Hanakana get type/moon projects for 1st time

Sep 25, 7:52 AM by reny1966nanin

Oh yes I'm super excited for this

Sep 24, 6:08 PM by RedChrome

Well, let's see how the combination of author i love and franchise i don't like goes. 1 special episode is too short though, hope a full series comes afterwards.

Sep 24, 11:25 AM by Adampk

A1 studio also made this promotional PV of this show years ago so high chance this is how it will look like

i hope they reuse that Sawano song again on the actual TV show

Sep 24, 5:26 AM by deg

It already has, out of nowhere an english cast announced ... potential full series is netflix jail, you read it here second.

Sep 24, 4:17 AM by Swagernator

guys based on the recent trend of Fate anime shows im sure the TV adaptation will follow like late 2023 since other recent Fate anime airs a special episode by the end of the year then followed by a TV anime by next year so relax the TV anime will come

Sep 24, 3:22 AM by deg

For one I am kind of sad it's only a Special, but that was to be expected as the author stated there will be no Anime till the original LN is finished. On the other hand, everytime Type-Moon release a Special Episode on December 31st, a full anime is announced and/or released the following year or two (Lord El-Melloi IIs Case Files and Grand Order).

Sep 24, 3:21 AM by Blu3Zz

Never heard of this Fate entry but I'm always sold when it comes to my second favorite anime franchise. Hopefully I enjoy this more that Grand Order but the fact that Sawagoat is attached to this makes me hyped

Sep 24, 2:56 AM by Tokoya

Why, why, why only ONE special?? It needs a full TV adaptation!! I am very happy, but also sad!

Really hope they do TV adaptation too soon!

Sep 24, 2:51 AM by Memore

I thought it already had an adaptation, but well, that's to be expected.

Sep 24, 1:53 AM by RobertBobert

i expect a full anime in late 2023

Sep 24, 1:24 AM by deg

Shun Enokido + Takahito Sakazume

So it should be a full sakugafest.

Sep 24, 1:23 AM by Etherius_ZS

Richard Lionheart hype!

Sep 24, 1:12 AM by deg

MegamiRem said:
Why just a special and not a tv anime, sigh.

The Author once stated that he would refuse all Anime adaptations as long as he didn't finished his Novel , so i was septic about the rumor...
But it still get a Special at least , i'm not really disappointed.

Sep 24, 1:08 AM by Alexioos95

Why just a special and not a tv anime, sigh.

Sep 24, 1:02 AM by MegamiRem

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