Latest Rail Zeppelin preview gives us a glimpse at Waver Velvet's early days
In a few days, the adventures of Lord El-Melloi II will resume. In fact, the full series is coming to Crunchyroll starting July 6! To whet your appetite, there's a new PV featuring glimpses into the mysteries to come.
Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files takes place in the time between Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night, as the mage formerly known as Waver Velvet awaits a new successor and head of the El Melloi household. But in the intervening time, magical mysteries begin occurring in London. Together with his new apprentice Gray, El-Melloi investigates.
The new PV features samples of the series OP "starting the case: Rail Zeppelin" and ED "Kotenshi," both composed by Yuki Kajiura (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Sword Art Online Alicization) with the ED performed by ASCA (Fate/Apocrypha). Check it out:
Additionally, a soundtrack CD has been announced for release on September 4, featuring art by character designer Jun Nakai (Silver Spoon):
Staff and cast:
Original Story: Makoto Sanda/TYPE-MOON
Original Character Design: Mineji Sakamoto
Director: Makoto Kato
Series Composition: Ukyo Kodachi
Character Design: Jun Nakai
Supervisor: Ei Aoki
Prop Design: Kazutaka Ema
Magecraft Research: Kiyomune Miwa
Art Director: Akira Ito（Studio ARA）
Art Setting: Ryu Sakamoto（bic studio）
Color Setting: Mariko Shinohara
Director of Photography: Tomonori Kato
CG Director: Mitsutaka Iguchi
Editing: Shota Migiyama
Animation Producer: Toshiyuki Nagano
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Sound Production: Magic Capsule
Music: Yuki Kajiura
Lord El-Melloi: Daisuke Namikawa
Gray: Reina Ueda
Add: Daisuke Ono
Reines El-Melloi Archisorte: Inori Minase
Flat Escardos: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Svin Glascheit: Seiichiro Yamashita
Caules Forvedge: Yusuke Kobayashi
Waver Velvet – The boy who fought side by side with the King of Conquerors, Iskandar, during the Fourth Holy Grail War in Fate/Zero. Time has passed, and the mature Waver has now adopted the name of Lord El-Melloi II.
As one of the Lords of the Clock Tower as well as the department head of the Modern Magecraft Theories department, Lord El-Melloi II holds yet another lecture for his diverse array of students. After the post-lecture meeting with other Clock Tower nobility, he throws out a few insults at the fellow Lords who are interested only in their internal power struggles – but quickly receives a counter-curse in retaliation.
On the following day, while in transit with his apprentice Gray, he notices a cat that had been hit by a car – the very same stray cat that frequently visited his room of late.
Lord El-Melloi II realizes that this was an attempt to take his life, and commences a hunt for the perpetrator alongside Gray, Flat, and Svin.
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