We learned last summer that the Fate/Grand Order project is working through various projects, one of which is the Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majū Sensen Babylonia anime that debuted on October 5th, 2019. The two-cour show is set for a twenty-one episode run as we previously knew. Funimation and Crunchyroll are streaming the TV series with Funimation having it for a 30-day exclusive, so it looks like it’ll be a four-episode gap if you’re going to wait on Crunchyroll. And now we’re learning that HIDIVE is getting in on this as well with the first episode set to go live on November 5th, 2019 on the service with new episodes following every Tuesday.
CloverWorks will be animating the TV series with Toshifumi Akai directing it with Miyuki Kuroki. The film project has Production I.G. behind it.
The Japanese cast includes Nobunaga Shimazaki as Ritsuka Fujimaru, Rie Takahashi as Mashu Kyrielight and Ayako Kawasumi as Fou, Tomokazu Seki as Gilgamesh, Yu Kobayashi as Enkidu, Kana Ueda as Ishtar, Takahiro Sakurai as Merlin, Yuu Asakawa as Ana, Kenichi Suzumura as Romani Archaman, Maaya Sakamoto as Leonardo Da Vinci, and Yumi Uchiyama as Siduri.
Check out our review of the previous special.
Plot Concept: A.D. 2017 The last era in which Magecraft still existed.
Society was created by human hands, but Mages grasped the truth of the world. Magecraft is comprised of techniques from past humans that cannot be explained by science, while science encompasses the techniques of future humans that Magecraft cannot achieve. Researchers and scholars of both Magecraft and science have been gathered to maintain human civilization under the Chaldea Security Organization.
But calculations then proved the extinction of humanity in 2019. The cause of this is “realms that cannot be observed” that suddenly appeared in various eras of history, called “Singularities.”
Ritsuka Fujimaru, the one Master remaining in Chaldea, has been intervening within these Singularites, alongside the Demi-Servant Mash Kyrielight. He has been attending to the forbidden rituals to resolve or destroy the Singularities: the “Grand Order”.
A seventh Singularity has been discovered—in ancient Mesopotamia in the year 2655 B.C.
The land of Uruk, governed by the wise King Gilgamesh after his return from a journey seeking immortality, was grand and prosperous until three goddesses and countless Demonic Beasts appeared.
These enemies have brought Uruk to the brink of destruction. With a “Rayshift”—a method of time travel to the past—Fujimaru and Mash arrive in the lands of Uruk to encounter the fortress city of Uruk and the Absolute Demonic Front, fighting back the fearsome attack of the Demonic Beasts. There, the people who live their lives to the fullest despite facing a major threat, continue to fight for their future.
Deities and Demonic Beasts make their assault, and mankind stands up against it…
It is the destined era where humans and gods part ways.