The fourth Holy Grail War will be completed with the North American release of Fate/Zero being released by Aniplex of America this September.
Recently at their panel at Fanime Con in San Jose, Aniplex of America Inc. announced that the Fate/Zero – Blu-ray Disc Box II will be imported from Japan and released in North America on September 19th, 2012 and will be available through anime distributor RightStuf.com and official retailers. Like the Fate/Zero Blu-Ray Disc Box I set released earlier in March, this highly anticipated release—featuring twelve episodes with unaired, new footage, all subtitled in English over five Blu-ray discs—is another example of the company‘s objective to expedite its line-up of wildly popular properties to North America. Fans in North America can take comfort in knowing this BD box set will be released simultaneously with Japan‘s release date, and will mark the first time that the Fate/Zero – Blu-ray Disc Box II is officially made available in North America. In addition, Aniplex of America will include an English translation booklet to accompany the featured Production Material booklet in the North American release.
Hideki Goto, President of Animation Business at Aniplex of America had this to say on the announcement:
We‘re very excited that we can bring the second half of this fan-favorite title to North America at the same time it is being released in Japan. The Fate/Zero – Blu-ray Disc Box I is still in high demand and like our previous release of “The Garden of Sinners”,this project comes from our continuous challenge to deliver the latest shows as soon as possible. Aniplex of America streamed the second season of Fate/Zero through niconico and crunchyroll. Now I‘m glad to announce the BD release date to the North American audience will be the same street date as in Japan. I have no doubt this Fate/Zero – Blu-ray Disc Box II will satisfy not only the Fate/Zero‘ fans who enthusiastically waited for the second half of this show, but also all those who want to watch the most recent and sophisticated anime show to date. It‘s our hope that you‘ll find this a worthy showpiece to add to your collection along with the Fate/Zero Blu-Ray Disc Box I to enjoy and treasure repeatedly.
Unfortunately as with the first release, as it is being simulreleased with Japan and in a Blu-ray set with all the special goodies…. the current SRP for this title is $454.98, with the store price at Rightstuf.com being $329.98.
The Holy Grail War – in this ultimate battle field, in order to obtain the power of the “Holy Grail” that grants any unattainable wish, seven “masters” summon “servants” and fight against each other until the last one survives.
After three inconclusive Holy Grail Wars, the fourth battle has finally started. Hoping to win the battle, each master is heading to the new battlefield, Fuyuki. However, there is a man who is confused and struggling, unable to find meaning in the war. His name is Kirei Kotomine. He wonders why he has been appointed to this task, but without any answers, he encounters his archrival – Kiritsugu Emiya, a master who craves the miracle Holy Grail most of all.
The untold truth of the Fourth Holy Grail War that occurred 10 years before Fate/Stay Night – the truth of the battle fought by Shiro’s adopted father, Rin’s father, and young Kirei Kotomine – is about to be revealed!