Among the many other Fate anime series and movies scheduled to premiere in the next several months, the official website for the anime adaption of Fate/Apocrypha released a new trailer featuring “Ruler.” The trailer announced the anime is scheduled to premiere July 1st, during the Summer 2017 Anime Season.
The 30-second trailer featured new animation for the upcoming series. With the focus of the trailer on “Ruler,” the protagonist “Sieg” and support character “Shirou Kotomine” were also featured.
(The trailer on the official website is region-locked to Japan)
The official website reported the anime will be broadcast in Japan on July 1st on various networks but will be streamed on Netflix on July 3rd. Whether it will be streamed exclusively on Netflix Japan or worldwide has yet to be confirmed. A-1 Pictures is animating the anime series with Yoshiyuki Asai as the director. Fate/Apocrypha is a light novel series created by Yuichiro Higashide which takes place in a parallel universe to the Fate/Stay Night series. Here is a brief synopsis:
The setting of Fate/Apocrypha is a parallel world to Fate/stay night where the Greater Grail was removed from Fuyuki after the Third Holy Grail War disappeared for many years. Around the 2000s, around the same time as the Fifth Holy Grail War would have happened, the group that plundered the Grail, Yggdmillennia, openly declares their secession from the Mage’s Association and that they are in possession of the Grail. The Association dispatches fifty magi to retrieve it, but all but one are instantly slaughtered by Lancer of Black. The one remaining manages to activate the reserve system of the Greater Grail, allowing for the summoning of fourteen Servants in total. (via TYPE-MOON wiki)
TLDR: Yggdmillennia grabs the greater Grail and screws everyone, thus creating the two factions. (via Agnes Nguyen)
The anime will be a nominee for the Top 10 Anime of the Week for the Summer 2017 Anime Season on Anime Trending.
Key Visual for Fate/Apocrypha