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Hey everyone if you didn’t get a chance yet head over to my youtube page Express Team Wave for some of my Crunchyroll Expo 2017 videos. We had a great time here at Anime Pad at the con. All of the fans and attendees had a great time too. It was a big huge con with a small con feel. They were sooo impressed with the level of the con for the first year. I talked with many fans and many of the staff at Crunchyroll; they really have everyone in mind.

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I love the mobile game Fate/Grand Order and I was having an incredible time getting the hang of it. But Aniplex of America let me hangout with them and personally taught me how to play the game lol. I’m talking tips and everything, and guess what I’m dope at the game now. I couldn’t believe how bad I was at the game, and I even gave them some tips on how others felt about the game. I’m now seeing some of those discussions being implemented in the product and promotion of the game. Awesome.

 

At the end of the con Crunchyroll’s Director of Entertainment held a Q & A for how attendees felt. I attended this meeting too, just to see what concerns there might be. The only concern was to get an updated badge system with names or barcodes on them. That was the only concern for the massively successful convention they put on. I was very thrilled for the time I spent at the con and I’m ready for next year already.

 

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Rejoice Fate fans! Tickets for the first of three Fate movies now available!

Today, Aniplex of America has officially opened ticket sales for the nationwide theatrical release of the highly anticipated movie, Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower, on the series’ official homepage. Earlier this week, Aniplex of America, along with the film distribution company AZOLAND PICTURES, announced that they will be holding a special one-night only premiere event at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (Los Angeles, CA) on Friday, November 3rd.  Tickets for both the premiere event and nationwide theatrical release are available at: http://www.fatestaynightusa.com/theater/.

I first got wind of the movie and the trailer at the Crunchyroll Expo 2017. I have the trailer on video, but was asked to remove it nicely. I might put it back up now that it has been officially announced. I was sooo hyped when I saw the trailer and now even more lit to know I can see this in theatres.

 

The star-studded cast of both Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] and Fate/Zero returns in the first chapter of the epic film trilogy, including Noriaki Sugiyma as protagonist Shirou Emiya, Ayako Kawasumi as Saber, Kana Ueda as Rin Tohsaka, and Noriko Shitaya as the series’ tragic heroine, Sakura Matou. Fan-favorite ufotable (the Garden of Sinners, God Eater) and director Tomonori Sudou (Fate/Zero, Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]) also join the team of returning staff for the feature film, along with music by Yuki Kajiura (Sword Art Online franchise, Puella Magi Madoka franchise). Based on the original story by Kinoko Nasu and TYPE-MOON, Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower brings the Fate series’ unique storytelling and otherworldly cast of characters to the big screen for the first time. Movie-goers will now have a chance to experience the despair, romance, and terrifying secrets of the Holy Grail War in the first chapter of this high-stakes trilogy.

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“I know that many people, including the staff and myself, have been looking forward to the Sakura route of Fate/stay night,” says Noriaki Sugiyama at the Heaven’s Feel Talk Show for the Fate/Grand Order Festival in July. “We’ve been done with recording for a while now, so seeing the PV today, I was blown away by the CG and high quality production value. I can’t wait to see it in the theaters! I urge everyone to go watch it not just once, but twice or even three times!”

 

About Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower:

“If I became a bad person, would you be able to forgive me?”

 

The boy wished to protect the girl. That was his thought.

10 years after the Holy Grail War—a battle waged by Masters and Servants over the wish-granter, the Holy Grail—another war breaks out in Fuyuki City.

Shirou Emiya—the adopted son of Kiritsugu Emiya, a participant of the previous Holy Grail War—resolves to fight, carrying out Kiritsugu’s dying wish.

 

There’s a young girl by Shirou’s side who’s in love with him—Sakura Matou.

Every morning, she goes to Shirou’s house to make breakfast and dinner for him, bringing kindness into the life of a boy utterly alone in the world.

But once the Holy Grail War starts, there’s a change in the air in Fuyuki City.

Murders abound across the city, and the atmosphere grows ominous.

Shirou decides to shelter Sakura in his home.

 

Along with Saber, the Servant he summons, Shirou allies himself with the mage Rin Tohsaka and takes part in the Holy Grail War.

 

But the battle starts to go awry as secret maneuvers by unseen forces are put into play.

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.fatestaynightusa.com/.

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STAFF

Original Story: Kinoko Nasu/TYPE-MOON

Original Character Design: Takashi Takeuchi

Director: Tomonori Sudo

Character Design: Tomonori Sudo, Atsushi Ikariya

Screenplay: Akira Hayama (ufotable)

Art Director: Koji Eto

Director of Photography: Yuichi Terao

3D Director: Kazuki Nishiwaki

Color Setting: Mika Matsuoka

Editing: Manabu Kamino

Music: Yuki Kajiura

Animation Producer: Hikaru Kondo

Animation Production: ufotable

Distributed by: Aniplex
Theme song: “Hana no Uta” by Aimer

 

CAST

Shirou Emiya: Noriaki Sugiyama

Sakura Matou: Noriko Shitaya

Shinji Matou: Hiroshi Kamiya

Saber: Ayako Kawasumi

Rin Tohsaka: Kana Ueda

Taiga Fujimura: Miko Ito

Kirei Kotomine: Joji Nakata

Zouken Matou: Masane Tsukayama

Ayako Mitsuzuri: Fumie Mizusawa

Issei Ryudou: Mitsuaki Madono

Kiritsugu Emiya: Rikiya Koyama

Lancer: Nobutoshi Kanna

Gilgamesh: Tomokazu Seki

Rider: Yu Asakawa

Assassin: Shinichiro Miki

Caster: Atsuko Tanaka

Archer: Junichi Suwabe

Souichirou Kuzuki: Masaki Terasoma

Illyasviel von Einzbern: Mai Kadowaki

Leysritt: Miho Miyagawa

Sella: Haruhi Nanao

True Assassin: Tetsu Inada

 

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Fate/Grand Order Surpasses 1 Million Downloads in U.S. and Canada

 

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Fate/Grand Order officially goes gold with one million downloads!

 

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 31, 2017) – On Tuesday, the tremendously popular mobile game, Fate/Grand Order, announced on its official Facebook page that it has surpassed 1 million downloads in the U.S. and Canada. To commemorate this milestone, Fate/Grand Order challenged fans to help them get 10,000 likes and 2,000 shares on their Facebook post to unlock a bevy of prizes, including 18 Saint Quartz, 4 Summon Tickets, 3 Golden Fruits, and up to 130 Mana Prisms. The post took less than 30 minutes to reach 2,000 shares and a little over an hour to exceed 10,000 likes, as fans answered the call in full force. The announcement also revealed the arrival of 5-star Berserker class Servant, Sakata Kintoki, a Fate/Grand Order exclusive character known for his fondness for anything gold. The Facebook post showcased a video of Sakata Kintoki’s Noble Phantasm, “Golden Spark,” along with the Noble Phantasm video of ★4 (SR) Altria Pendragon [Alter] and ★4 (SR) Martha. Released in June of this year, the game is currently available in the U.S. and Canada on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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This came about after the huge presence and panel at Crunchyroll Expo 2017 with the Producer of Localization Albert Kao. He also gave a Q & A, and some  personal help to some select fans/people. You can check out our coverage of the panel Part One & Part Two.

 

 

 

 

 

Questions 1 Million

“Since a gold record signifies one million records sold, we wanted to celebrate one million downloads with the Fate/Grand Order character who epitomizes gold,” says Localization Producer of Fate/Grand Order (English Version), Albert Kao. “His favorite phrases are ‘gold’ and ‘golden.’ His favorite dog is the golden retriever. Who better to celebrate our golden milestone than Sakata Kintoki?”

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Fate/Grand Order warns players that Sakata Kintoki will not be available in the Story Summons after the Pickup period, which starts August 31st midnight PDT and ends September 13th 8:59 pm PDT. Furthermore, different Servants will be featured each day as an additional pickup Servant, including ★5 (SSR) Altria Pendragon, ★5 (SSR) Altera, ★5 (SSR) Jeanne d’Arc, ★5 (SSR) Vlad III, and ★5 (SSR) Zhuge Liang (El Melloi II). Rewards for the Facebook campaign will be distributed from September 6th 9:00 pm PDT to September 20th 8:59 pm PDT. Players can also look forward to half off on AP costs for various Daily Quests starting August 31st to September 13th.

 

One of the most successful mobile role-playing games ever in Asia, Fate/Grand Order has players summon powerful allies or Heroic Spirits, who are based on popular historical, literary, and mythological figures such as Joan of Arc, William Shakespeare, Spartacus, and Mozart. The game takes players back through history to embark on an epic quest known as the Grand Order. The mobile game has been called “the most addicting game I’ve played on my phone” by David Estrella of Ani-gamers and the “otaku event of the summer” by Gabriella Ekens of Anime News Network. Last month, the official Apple App Store Games tweeted, “We were curious why Fate/Grand Order was so popular. Now we can’t stop playing it.”

Further details of the North American version will be released regularly on the official website (http://fate-go.us), Facebook (@FateGO.USA), and Twitter (@FateGO_USA).

About the 1 Million Download Campaign:

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Eligibility:
Anyone who played “Fate/Grand Order” during the above-mentioned period.
Thanks to everyone’s continuous support, Fate/Grand Order (English) has reached over 1 million downloads! To celebrate this occasion, we have prepared a special Facebook campaign!
During the campaign period, if the designated Facebook post reaches a certain amount of likes and shares, we will give away amazing prizes for all players!
https://www.facebook.com/FateGO.USA/
For reaching 10,000 Likes…
Players will receive 18 Saint Quartz, 4 Summon Tickets, and 3 Golden Fruits!
For reaching 2,000 Shares…
Players will receive 10 Mana Prisms a day during a special period for up to 130 Mana Prisms!
* During the Distribution Period, you can receive up to all the above prizes when you log in for 13 consecutive days.

Distribution Period:
9/06/2017 9:00 pm PDT ~ 9/20/2017 8:59 pm PDT.

* The first login bonus will be given out after 9/6/2017 9:00 pm PDT.

* The next login bonuses will be given out at 9:00pm PDT each day.

* The login bonuses can be claimed up to 13 times; however, that number may change
depending on the time you start the game.
About the AP Cost ½ Campaign:
Details:
AP Costs for the Daily Quests that appear in Chaldea Gate will be ½ for a limited time.
These Daily Quests drop useful items like Ascension materials and QP. Use this chance to strengthen your Servants!

Campaign Period:
The AP Cost for Daily Quests will become ½ during the following period:

“Enter the Treasure Vault” AP Cost ½ Period: 8/31/2017 midnight PDT – 9/7/2017 8:59 pm PDT
“Duel with the Three Knights” “Duel with the Four Cavalries” “Monster Hunting” AP Cost ½ Period: 9/7/2017 midnight PDT – 9/13/2017 8:59 pm PDT

Saint Quartz Summon
About 1 Million Download Pickup Summon (Daily):
Details:
For a limited time, we’ll be holding a “1 Million Download Pickup Summon (Daily). To celebrate the game reaching 1 million downloads, Limited Time Servant “★5 (SSR) Sakata Kintoki” will be available for the first time! “★4 (SR) Altria Pendragon [Alter],” “★4 (SR) Martha,” “★3 (R) Robin Hood,” and “★3 (R) Boudica” will also be featured everyday as part of the pickup lineup.
Furthermore, different Servants will be featured each day as the additional pickup Servant! The featured Servants will include “★5 (SSR) Altria Pendragon,” “★5 (SSR) Altera,” “★5 (SSR) Jeanne d’Arc,” “★5 (SSR) Vlad III,” and “★5 (SSR) Zhuge Liang (El Melloi II).”
* Sakata Kintoki will NOT be available in the Story Summons after the Pickup period.
* During the 1 Million Download Pickup Summon Period, Altria Pendragon [Alter] will be
available even without clearing the Prologue.
* 10x Summon will have 1 guaranteed ★4 (SR) or above card and 1 guaranteed ★3 (R) or above
Servant!
* Guaranteed ★4 (SR) or above card will be either a Servant or a Craft
Essence.)
* “Increased drop rate” indicates the picked up cards will have higher drop rate than Servants or
Craft Essences of the same rarity.

Campaign Period:

8/31/2017 midnight PDT ~ 9/13/2017 8:59 pm PDT

Daily Pick up Summon Period and Pickup Summon Line Up:

8/31 midnight ~9/1/2017 4:59 pm PDT: Sakata Kintoki

9/1 5:00 pm ~9/2/2017 4:59 pm PDT: Sakata Kintoki + Altria Pendragon

9/2 5:00 pm ~9/3/2017 4:59 pm PDT: Sakata Kintoki + Altera

9/3 5:00 pm ~9/4/2017 4:59 pm PDT: Sakata Kintoki + Jeanne d’Arc

9/4 5:00 pm ~9/5/2017 4:59 pm PDT: Sakata Kintoki + Vlad III

9/5 5:00 pm ~9/6/2017 4:59 pm PDT: Sakata Kintoki + Zhuge Liang (El Melloi II)

9/6 5:00 pm ~9/7/2017 4:59 pm PDT: Sakata Kintoki

9/7 5:00 pm ~9/8/2017 4:59 pm PDT: Sakata Kintoki + Altria Pendragon

9/8 5:00 pm ~9/9/2017 4:59 pm PDT: Sakata Kintoki + Altera

9/9 5:00 pm ~9/10/2017 4:59 pm PDT: Sakata Kintoki + Jeanne d’Arc

9/10 5:00 pm ~9/11/2017 4:59 pm PDT: Sakata Kintoki + Vlad III

9/11 5:00 pm ~9/12/2017 4:59 pm PDT: Sakata Kintoki + Zhuge Liang (El Melloi II)

9/12 5:00 pm ~09-13 8:59 pm PDT: Sakata Kintoki

 

FATE/GRAND ORDER (ENGLISH VERSION):

Title: Fate/Grand Order (English)

Genre: Role-Playing Game

Platform: iOS/Android

Release Date: June 25, 2017

URL: http://fate-go.us

Copyright: ©TYPE-MOON / FGO PROJECT

 

About Aniplex of America Inc.

Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases including Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, the Sword Art Online series, Your lie in April, KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, NISEKOI, the OREIMO series, DURARARA!!×2, Magi series, Expelled From Paradise, The irregular at magic high school, and ALDNOAH.ZERO. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows include: March comes in like a lion, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, ERASED, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, KIZUMONOGATARI, Charlotte, Occultic;Nine, WWW.WAGNARIA!!, GRANBLUE FANTASY, Eromanga Sensei, and Katsugeki TOUKEN RANBU. In June 2017, the company launched its first mobile game based on the Fate franchise, Fate/Grand Order for iOS and Android.

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Hey everyone great news here at Anime Pad……!!!! We’ve been invited out to Crunchyroll’s 2017 Expo, in Santa Clara, CA.  We will also attend MAGWest Gaming Culture Convention. We normally don’t do much with video games, but they have partnered with Crunchyroll. So, you’ll get Anime, games, and crossovers coming up August 25-27.

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Crunchyroll will have a slew of booths, props, anime, panels, artists, YouTubers and great things to do. Some of the Guests include Freddie Wong, Adam Savage, Monica Rail, MOSTFLOGGED, Caitlin Glass, Yoshitaka Amano-San, and so many more!! Tickets are still available! See you there!!