Fate/Grand Carnival OVA Announced For 2021 With Two Seasons

2021 will see the release of Fate/Grand Carnival, an OVA with two seasons. The first season will release on Blu-ray and DVD in June 2, while the second season will do the same in August 25.

A key visual and brief promotional video for the OVA were also released. The video is region-locked on YouTube but can be viewed on the OVA’s Twitter page.

As reported by Crunchyroll, each “season” comprises of a half-hour episode. The first season first aired as part of Type-Moon’s New Year’s Eve showcase. 

Fate/Grand Carnival’s staff includes Seiji Kishi (Radiant, Asobi Asobase, Kengan Ashura, Carnival Phantasm) as director, Makoto Uezu (Radiant, Kengan Ashura, Carnival Phantasm) as series composer, and Kazuaki Morita (Kengan Ashura, Carnival Phantasm) and Tomohito Hirose (Radiant monster designer and Astra Lost in Space space creature designer) as both character designers and chief animation directors. 

Other staff include Tomoyuki Kunii (Scum’s Wish) as photography director, Mio Takekawa (Radiant) as color designer, Ayumi Miyakoshi (Assassination Classroom Season 2) as art director, and Yasuhara Takanashi (Talentless Nana) and Keita Haga (Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia) as music composers. Lerche is in charge of animation production. 

The ensemble cast of Fate/Grand Carnival includes Akira Sekine as Ritsuka Fujimura, Rie Takahashi as Mash Kyrielight, Maaya Sakamoto as Leonardo da Vinci, Sakura Tange as Nero Claudius, Nobutoshi Kanna as the Lancer, Caster, and Alter versions of Cú Chulainn, Kazuya Nakai as Cú Chulainn (Prototype), Hikaru Midorikawa as Red Hare (Rider), Makoto Furukawa as Achilles, Saori Hayami as Atalanta and Mysterious Alter Ego Lambda, and Miyuki Sawashiro as Artemis. 

Other cast members include Kana Ueda as Ishtar, Ayane Sakura as Queen Medb, Ayako Kawasumi as Artoria Pendragon and Mysterious Cat X, Chiwa Saitou as Chevalier d’Éon, Takahiro Mizushiwa as Gawain, Atsuko Tanaka as Carmilla and Mysterious Cat Y, Minami Tanaka as Nitocris, Ryoutarou Okiayu as Lancelot, Kouki Uchiyama as Tristan, Rumi Ookubo as Elizabeth Báthory, Ai Nonaka as Mysterious Cat W, and Jouji Nakata as Mysterious Cat V and the Narrator. 

Prior to its full reveal, Fate/Grand Carnival was teased as Fate/Grand Order Completely New Short Anime. Teaser visuals were released on December 2 and December 24 respectively.

Update and correction: More information about the OVA’s “seasons” has been added. In addition, the previous version of this article stated that the OVA seasons would be aired in 2021. This has been amended to state that they are releasing via Blu-ray and DVD.


Sources: Fate/Grand Carnival Twitter page, Fate/Grand Carnival website

Melvyn began his journey at Anime Trending in early 2018 and currently contributes as news writer and occasional reviewer. In the years since, he has experienced the unexpected advent of multiple legal anime streaming platforms in Southeast Asia, changed his Warhammer 40k army twice, and started collecting Infinity and Battletech miniatures. Outside of gaming and watching anime, Melvyn spends his free time self-learning Japanese and reading manga and light novels in their native language.
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