Fate/Grand Order: Camelot -Wandering; Agateram- Anime Film’s Main Theme Details Revealed

26.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / MUSIC

Fate/Grand Order The Movie Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot is an upcoming two-part anime film series, with the first part Wandering; Agateram set for release on August 15, 2020. The series is based on the popular mobile RPG game Fate/Grand Order which has over 50 million downloads worldwide.


It has been revealed that the first film’s main theme is entitled Dokuhaku (“Monologue”) which is written and sung by Maaya Sakamoto and composed and arranged by Takahito Uchisawa of J-rock band androp. Uchisawa previously collaborated with Sakamoto on her 24th single Replica. Nasu Kinoko, the creator of the Fate series, said that the song influenced him when he was writing the scenario for Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot, and that it’s a popular song amongst players of FGO.


It was also revealed that Maaya Sakamoto will perform the second main theme for the Fate/Grand Order game. Titled Katsudou, the lyrics were written by Sakamoto, it was composed by Koga Shohei of yourness, and the song was arranged and music performed by yourness.


Maaya Sakamoto | Comment

“I asked the director how he wanted me to portray the last scene of the first film and how best to connect it to the second. I gave seriously thought to the song’s role as a main theme song and came up with this song, ‘Dokuhaku.’ When you see that final scene in the theatre, I’m sure you’ll be staring at the credit roll unable to even stand as you process the many different emotions swirling inside Bedivere. I think the song we’ve written is a suitable match for that final moment. Be sure to experience it in the theatre.”




  • Aimer to Perform at Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song Live Viewing

    14.August.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song will be released on August 15, 2020 and will serve as the final entry to the ongoing anime film trilogy.

    The previous film Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly was released last year and was seen by over 1.09 million people in Japan, grossing over ¥1.67 billion in the box office.

    A new commercial for the upcoming third and final film was shown on TV in Japan on August 8 featuring new cuts of the main characters. It can be seen below.


    “Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song” CM

    A special live viewing is scheduled to take place on August 15, 2020, the same day the film releases. This viewing will showcase a section from the film as well as feature a talk by the film’s director Tomonori Sudō, who has directed the entire trilogy, as well as the main voice cast. Aimer will also perform live on the stream. Those who attend the live viewing in Japan will receive a free Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song holographic poster. Tickets are now available to buy via the official website.



  • ‘Fate’ Anime Series Fairs to be Held at Animate Stores in Japan

    18.February.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    Two fairs for the popular Fate anime series are set to be held at Animate branches across Japan: the “Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia Climax Fair” and the “Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven’s Feel – III. Spring Song Release Fair.”

    Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia

    Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel

    The Fate series began in 2004 with the release of the PC game Fate/stay night. This was the start of things to come to what would be turned into a franchise, eventually spawning anime series, animated movies, books, games, and more. The series continues to grow in popularity and is lauded the world over.

    Special Clear Cards (5 Designs)

    The “Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia Climax Fair” will be held in conjunction with the TV anime series Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia, which is set to begin airing on March  7, 2020. Fans who purchase or pre-order related merchandise will be gifted one of the above-pictured cards, including one of Ereshkigal and Kingu. Merchandise with these illustrations will be sold at Animate stores from March 7 onward, including folders, acrylic stands, and more.

    Illustrations used on merchandise at the fair

    The other fair will be held in promotion of the upcoming film Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven’s Feel – III. Spring Song, the third and final movie in the Heaven’s Feel trilogy. Fans will also get special cards at this fair when purchasing or pre-ordering merchandise. Like with the other fair, all-new character merchandise will be available to pick up using the above illustrations, like folders, acrylic stands, and more, from April 4.



  • Fate/Grand Order Anime Ending Theme Singer milet to Stream Live Studio Concert On YouTube

    21.January.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been announced that Japanese singer milet will promote the release of her upcoming 5th EP Prover/Tell me with a live streamed performance on YouTube which will take place on her channel on February 19, 2020 from 21:00 (JST) below.


    milet 5th EP – “Prover / Tell me” Release Promotion STUDIO LIVE

    milet is a Japanese singer-songwriter whose debut track inside you took home the Tokyo Drama Award last year. It also dominated the Recochoku Yearly Charts foro 2019, placing number one in the Download and Streaming categories for New Artist. milet made her industry-shaking debut in March last year, and continues to march forward with unstoppable force.


    Her new song Prover, taken from her upcoming new EP Prover Tell me which is set for release on February 19, began being used as the second ending theme for the ongoing TV anime series Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front on Sunday. The song was released as an individual track on online music platforms, placing on the Top 10 on iTunes, mora, Recochoku and elsewhere.


    milet is set to embark on her “Green Lights” tour from March 6, 2020. The tour will take her to 7 locations for 8 shows including two performances at Akasaka BLITZ in Tokyo. Her solo tour last year saw all tickets sold out.

  • milet’s Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia Ending Theme Released Digitally

    19.January.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Milet will release her new EP Prover/Tell Me on February 19, 2020. In the run up to its release, the singer just dropped the track Prover today digitally ahead of the CD. The song is being used as the second ending theme for the ongoing TV anime series Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia.

    milet is a Japanese singer-songwriter whose debut track inside you took home the Tokyo Drama Award last year. It also dominated the Recochoku Yearly Charts foro 2019, placing number one in the Download and Streaming categories for New Artist. milet made her industry-shaking debut in March last year, and continues to march forward with unstoppable force.

    Together with the early release of Prover, the song’s official music video was also posted on the singer’s official YouTube channel.

    The video was shot in a single take, and sees milet alone aboard a tiny boat with the vast night sky above her. A great storm surges, but we see her pull through, with a flock of birds flying overhead towards the end.


    milet – “Prover” MUSIC VIDEO

    milet is set to embark on her “Green Lights” tour from March 6, 2020. The tour will take her to 7 locations for 8 shows including two performances at Akasaka BLITZ in Tokyo.



  • Fate/Grand Order Season 2 Ending Theme Song Unveiled as ‘Prover’ Performed by milet

    30.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Popular anime Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia, which broadcasts every Saturday from 23:00, has just unveiled the key visuals for season 2’s new ending theme song which was performed by milet. The new ending theme song is called Prover and there is a chance to hear it in the anime’s second promotional highlights compilation video Sōshūhen 2 Tamashii no Tatakai, which will be dropped on December 28.

    milet’s song inside you, which was released in March 2019, became a prize-winning theme song, earning the Tokyo Drama Award of 2019. milet recently sprung up as a new artist and is now becoming more and more widely known. You can hear the Fate/Grand Order’s season 2 ending theme song performed by milet in the upcoming promotion video. 

    The release of a small snippet and summary of episode 12 Ou no Shi (Death of the king) which is set to premiere on January 4, 2020 has also been announced to whet our appetites even more for the new season. 

    A Statement by milet

    I’m the singer of the season two ending theme song for Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: BabyloniaI just cannot express how happy I am to have actually contributed to a series that is not only deeply rooted in our culture, but so many people, including myself, have loved endlessly. This song is dedicated to all FGO characters who are fighting for their lives. I, along with other Fate fans, will always be absorbed in the fascinating world of FGO. I hope this song helps us to get even closer to the series. 



  • Aimer to Perform Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song Main Theme

    16.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Japanese singer-songwriter Aimer, known for her deep and husky voice, is currently on her sold out 24-date tour Aimer Hall Tour 19/20 “rouge de bleu” which is taking her to 17 locations across Japan.

    Aimer revealed at her concert on Saturday 14th in Sendai that she will perform the main theme song for the upcoming anime film Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song which will release as the final film in the planned trilogy in 2020. Aimer also performed the main themes for the previous two films, Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel I. presage flower (2017) and Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly (2019).

    The title of the song is Haru wa Yuku (“Spring Continues”). It will be produced by Yuki Kajiura who also produced the previous two main themes by Aimer, Hana no Uta and I beg you.


    I beg you peaked at No. 1 on Oricon’s Weekly CD Singles charts, so excitement is high to hear Aimer’s next collaboration with Kajiura.


    Haru wa Yuku will release on March 25, 2020 as Aimer’s 18th single. It will include a new song entitled marie which is being used as the image song for “The Habsburg Dynasty 600 Years of Imperial Collections,” an exhibition currently taking place at the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo from until January 26, 2020 in commemoration of Japan and Austria’s 150 years of friendship.

    Aimer said: “I am both happy and privileged to be able to sing all of the main theme songs until the final film like this. I would like to thank Kajiura, as well all of the people associated with the series, and all of the people who love the series, from the bottom of my heart. I was overwhelmed when Kajiura presented me with this song. I knew we’d have to perfect it down to the tiniest details. But I also wanted to sing about love, and all of the emotions it comes with, succinctly in one answer, and so I sang with everything I had. I cannot stop hoping that ‘Haru wa Yuku’ is a sing that the people who have watched the story to the end will love.”

    Yuki Kajiura said: “I am so happy from the bottom of my heart to have been able to work on the three main theme songs of Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel with Aimer. Over the course of the series, her voice has added to its flavour, and has consistently tied together everything from the sound to the world and how the heroines are portrayed. And she has once again poured her soul into ‘Haru wa Yuku,’ the song of the final chapter. I hope people enjoy it.”

  • Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly New Character Key Visual Revealed

    09.October.2018 | ANIME&GAME

    Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly is the second film of a planned trilogy which will premiere in Japan on January 12, 2019. A third key visual for the movie illustrated by Fate/stay night character designer Takashi Takeuchi was unveiled at a special event in promotion of the sequel which took place  in Tokushima on October 7 in collaboration with AbemaTV.

    It was also announced at the event that AbemaTV will be partnering up with TYPE-MOON to begin streaming their anime series. The first two series to feature are Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works and Fate/Zero.


    Aniplex of America will screen Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly in U.S. theatres in 2019. The film is being directed by animation director Tomonori Sudou (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Fate/Zero) and animated by Ufotable.

  • Fate/Grand Order x Sanrio Character Cafés to Open in Tokyo, Osaka & Sendai

    28.August.2018 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Sanrio have teamed up once more with the hugely popular online free-to-play RPG mobile game Fate/Grand Order―which is based on Type-Moon’s Fate/stay night franchise―to open three collaborative cafés.


    This collaboration first took place at the beginning of this year where cafés opened in Tokyo and Osaka. They are returning again to Tokyo and Osaka alongside Sendai for the first time.

    Gilgamesh’s Golden Curry – ¥1,480 (Pre-Tax)


    Edmond Dantès & Sherlock Holmes’ Mont Blanc Parfait – ¥1,180 (Pre-Tax)


    All the food, drinks and merchandise available at the cafés are inspired by the Servants of Fate/Grand Order who have been drawn with cute designs.


    Pin Badges (16 Designs) – ¥450 (Pre-Tax)


    Pouch – ¥850 (Pre-Tax)


    16 Servants will make an appearance at the cafés which is even more than last time. The decorations and designs have also been made even cuter and more fun.




    You must book in advance to enter any of the cafés. Those who do book will receive a set of stickers, and those who order any item from the menu will receive one coaster randomly selected from a possible 16!



    Fate/Grand Order Design produced by Sanrio Collab Café
    Booking Price: ¥650 (Pre-Tax)

    Tokyo Café
    Address: B1F Fujiwara Bldg., 1-3-24 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo
    Running: September 20, 2018 – October 28, 2018
    Opening Hours: 10:00am-9:20pm

    Osaka Café
    Address: 2F/3F KUS Nipponbashi Bldg., 4-8-16 Nipponbashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
    Running: September 27, 2018 – October 30, 2018
    Opening Hours: 10:00am-9:20pm

    Miyagi Café
    Address: 8F Sendai LOFT, 1-10-10 Chuo, Aoba Ward, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
    Running: September 22, 2018 – October 21, 2018
    Opening Hours: 10:20am-8:40pm

    Bookings can be made via the official website below.

  • Luna Haruna to Digitally Release Fate/EXTELLA LINK Theme Song “JUSTICE”

    10.April.2018 | MUSIC

    Luna Haruna is a major player in the anime song industry, having sang themes for series including Fate/ZeroSword Art Online, the Monogatari series, Saekano: How to Raise a Boring GirlfriendHigh School Fleet, and more.


    The next entru to her theme song discography has been announced. She is set to undertake the opening theme song to Fate/EXTELLA LINK, the latest addition addition to the Fate series set for release on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita.

    春奈るな JUSTICE

    JUSTICE marks 6 years since Luna Haruna provided a song for the Fate series, the last being her debut single Sora wa Takaku Kaze wa Utau. The cool rock song covers new ground for Haruna, intertwining a fast-paced feeling with a solid sound.


    It will be released as a digital-only song on June 7th, the same day as when the game comes out. The opening clip of the game has been released featuring Haruna’s new track, as well as a lyric video showcasing her new look for the release.



    Be sure to check out the videos along with JUSTICE.



    Luna Haruna – “JUSTICE” (OP Theme for PS4® and PS®Vita game Fate/EXTELLA LINK)

    On Sale: June 7, 2018


    Tour Schedule:

    Luna Haruna Talk & Mini Live “JUSTICE”



    Venue: TOKYO CULTURE CULTURE Shibuya (Shibuya, Tokyo)

    Date: May 2, 2018

    Time: 18:30 OPEN / 19:00 START

    Venue Website: http://tokyocultureculture.com/



    Venue: Flamingo the Arusha (Namba, Osaka)

    Time: May 3, 2018

    Time: Daytime – 13:00 OPEN / 14:00 START & Evening – 17:00 OPEN / 18:00 START

    Venue Website: http://www.flmg.jp/


    Luna Haruna Official Website: http://www.harunaluna.jp/

    Fate/EXTELLA LINK (PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita): http://fate-extella-link.jp/


  • The second collaborative eyeglasses of Mash Kyrielight from “Fate/Grand Order” is now on sale

    11.January.2018 | FASHION

    A simple version of Mash Kyrielight’s (Fate/Grand Order) collaborative eyeglass which does not have the “shield” design on the frame is now on sale.


    These eyeglasses use the motif of Mash Kyrielight from the very popular smart-phone RPG game, “Fate/Grand Order” produced by the game brand, TYPE-MOON.


    The current model which is gaining popularity has a “shield” design on the left frame which Mash uses as a weapon, but the new version does not.



    The model was created under the concept of “creating a pair of eyeglass that the character wears regularly.”


    Both versions have an illustration of “Pho kun” on the inner side of the frame.


    The product comes with a foldable originally designed case and a “Mash eyeglasses cleaning cloth.”

    ※“Pho kun eyeglass cleaning cloth” will come with the first limited edition as an amenity.


    This new version was created by the famous Japanese eyeglasses maker “Less than human.” The eyeglasses are comfortable to wear but the intensity is very strong.


    It is an eyeglass frame which can be used every day and it is recommended for both men and women.

    Why not try using this pair of collaborative eye glasses of “Fate/Grand Order?”


     “Fate/Grand Order” Mash Kyrielight resembling Collaboration Eyeglass (without the shield design)

    Release date: 2018,01,06 (Sat.)

    Price: 11,000 yen (tax not included)

    Function: Prescription and PC lenes can be attached (fee for the lenses is not included)

    URL : https://eyemirror.jp/fgo/


    <Available stores>

    Animation collaborative eye glass specialized store -Animegane-

    Address: Sezon Akihabara Building 1F, 4th avenue, 8-3, Sotokanda, Chiyodaku, Tokyo



    Shitsuji Megane eyemirror

    Address: 1-31-13, Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshimaku, Tokyo



    <Male-order shop>

    Shitsuji Megane eyemirror online shop


  • LiSA Releases Music Video for TV Anime “Fate/Apocrypha” Series Opening Theme “ASH”

    08.November.2017 | MUSIC

    LiSA is set to release her next single “ASH” on November 29th. The single will be her 13th in total. The music video for the title track, “ASH,” was just released on YouTube.


    The song is being used as the second opening theme to the popular anime series “Fate/Apocrypha” which began broadcasting in October. The lyrics and composition were completed by SID’s vocalist Mao and bassist Aki which has attracted much attention.


    LiSA’s new music video breaks away from full colour and is replaced with monochrome imagery (hence “ash” = grey) with red being the only standout colour in the entire clip. The ends of LiSA’s hair are also a conspicuous red. The deliberate imagery carried by the conscious use of colour expresses a burning will (red) penetrating through dark times (grey). It’s a song signifying a sliver of hope that screams to never let go of your wishes – to keep moving forward.


    The music video will be released on DVD with the first press limited edition versions of the single.


    【LiSA 『ASH』-YouTube EDiT ver.-】




    ▼Comments from SID band members (“ASH” Lyrics & Composition)

    Mao: My name is Mao, the vocalist of SID, and I was in charge of writing the lyrics for “ASH.” “ASH” is a song about staying resilient in the face of adversity. I tried to keep the lyrics faithful to both LiSA’s singing voice and the world of “Fate/Apocrypha.” I hope lots of people will come to love the song. Thank you so much!


    Aki: I’m Aki, SID’s bassist! I composed the music for ‘ASH.’ The song captures the dramatic story of “Fate/Apocrypha” as well as show both the strong and subtle sides of LiSA’s voice. It’s a fast-paced rock song. I hope everyone looks forward to hearing it!”



    ▼Comment from LiSA

    LiSA: I’m LiSA and I was put in charge of the opening theme for “Fate/Apocrypha.” The first anime song I performed as LiSA was my 1st single “oath sign” for “Fate/Zero.” It’s been 6 years since then, and I’m overjoyed to be returning to the Fate series once more. “ASH” is a song about being ready to fight for your wishes and desires. I pray for each and every one of you to look forward to the song along with the characters’ story in the Holy Grail War.



    LiSA is currently on her 13 venue nationwide hall tour, LiVE is Smile Always~LiTTLE DEViL PARADE~ “Soshite Parade wa Tsuzuku”. 2017 is nowhere near over yet for LiSA.



    LiSA Official Website: http://www.lxixsxa.com/

    LiSA Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lisaSMEJ


    <Release Information>

    【First Press Limited Edition(CD+DVD)】 VVCL-1130~1131 / ¥1,600 + tax
    01. ASH – Lyrics: Mao (SID) Music: Aki Mimegumi (SID) Arrangement: Ryo Eguchi (“Fate/Apocrypha” 2nd Opening Theme)

    02. Coupling A
    03. Coupling B
    04. ASH -Instrumental-

    Contains “ASH” music video

    【Regular Edition (CD)】 VVCL-1132 / ¥1,200 + tax

    01. ASH – Lyrics: Mao (SID) Music: Aki Mimegumi (SID) Arrangement: Ryo Eguchi (“Fate/Apocrypha” 2nd Opening Theme)

    02. Coupling A
    03. Coupling B
    04. ASH -Instrumental-


    【Limited Pressing Edition (CD+DVD)】VVCL-1133~1134 / ¥1,600 + tax

    01. ASH – Lyrics: Mao (SID) Music: Aki Mimegumi (SID) Arrangement: Ryo Eguchi (“Fate/Apocrypha” 2nd Opening Theme)

    02. Coupling A
    03. Coupling B
    04. ASH (TV Version)


    ☆ Contains non-credit anime opening video

    ☆ Includes mini illustration poster

    ☆ Includes illustrated CD sleeve case

    ※ Shipping period: until February 2018

    Download digital version of “ASH” now at https://lisa.lnk.to/ASH

    TV Anime「Fate/Apocrypha」Official Homepage: http://fate-apocrypha.com/
    TV Anime「Fate/Apocrypha」2nd Cool PV: https://youtu.be/A14xTieK9B8

    ©Yūichirō Higashide / TYPE-MOON / FAPC


    <Tour Information>

    【Nationwide Japan Hall Tour】 THANK YOU SOLD OUT!! (approximately 25,000 people!)

    LiVE is Smile Always ~LiTTLE DEViL PARADE~ “Soshite Parade wa Tsuzuku”

    ・September 24th @ Tokyo Electron Hall Miyagi (Miyagi Prefecture)

    ・September 30th @ Hokuto Community Hall, Dai Hall

    ・October 1st @ Honda no Mori Hall (Ishikawa Prefecture)

    ・October 7th @ Nagaragawa Convention Center (Gifu Prefecture)

    ・October 9th @ Shizuoka City Shimizu Cultural Center (Shizuoka Prefecture)

    ・October 15th @ Kawasaki Sports & Bunka Sougou Center (Kanagawa Prefecture)

    ・October 21st @ Biwako Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Dai Hall

    ・October 28th @ Tochigi Prefectural Cultural Center

    ・November 3rd @ Sunport Hall Takamatsu (Kagawa Prefecture)

    ・November 9th @ Nakano Sun Plaza Hall (Tokyo)

    ・November 18th @ Hiroshima City Cultural Exchange Hall (Hiroshima Prefecture)

    ・November 19th @ Fukuoka Sun Palace (Fukuoka Prefecture)

    ・November 24th @ Wakwak Holiday Hall (Hokkaido)


    【Live Event Performance Information】

    ・December 28th-31st – “rockin’on presents COUNTDOWN JAPAN 17/18” (Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall 1-11) *LiSA will perform on just one of the dates

  • Aimer who sang the theme song of the animated movie “Gekijoban Fate” talks about the allurements of the movie!

    02.November.2017 | MUSIC

    It has been a week since the animated movie “Fate/stay night [Heaven‘s Feel]” was released. The box sales of the movie exceeded 400 million yen and the number of  viewers has exceeded 240 thousand. Aimer who sang the theme song of the movie and the music director Yuki Kajiura talked about “HF.”


    “HF” is called the “Sakura route” (one of  several endings) in the “Fate series” which was started as a PC game. The unique episode was recreated using latest animation technologies.


    The feelings of the heroin represented in the theme song and the new music which you could not hear in the past “Fate” series are gathering much attention. Aimer commented, “How much blood will be spilled and how many tears wll be shed?” with regards to the creating of this works.


    The two talk about the eroding world which is being played out behind the everyday life of the hero, Shiro Emiya and the heroine, Sakura Mato depicted in this works.


    ▼Conversation between Aimer (singer) and Yuki Kajiura (music producer)


    The movie “Fate/stay night [Heaven‘s Feel]” made us feeling anxious. We are now afraid of the Servant”


    -Please tell me about your impressions of this movie.

    Yuki Kajiura (Kajiura): I had seen the animation before its completion but I was surprised when I saw the completed version. The snow and the facial expressions of the characters were so beautiful. The swarm of bugs was so scary.

    Aimer: Right.


    Kajiura: I thought, “Does it have to be this precise?” Another allurement of this movie is the beautiful scenery of the city – the quiet, peaceful atmosphere that the city has. The contrast between the quiet and peaceful city in the first part and the cold atmosphere of the city in the latter part is great.


    Aimer: I felt excited when I saw the fighting scenes. I was thinking, “What is happening!?” The sound effects were memorable because the characters are not talking too much. The sound of Shiro drawing a bow was so realistic.


    -Were there any other parts that you liked?


    Kajiura: The battle scenes against the berserker was so scary. I was thinking “The battle of servant is sure scary.” while watching the battle scenes. The berserker was so big and fast. You can feel the power that the servant has through the big screen. I’m sure everybody will be surprised.


    Aimer: The movie was filled with a feeling of despair. I felt sympathy for Shiro who gets involved with another world. I was thinking “What’s going to happen? Is he going to die?” There was no, “He’s never gonna lose.” feel to it.

    Kajiura: That’s true


    Aimer: In this movie, battles are fought in very realistic sceneries and many people in the movie are not aware of the battles. I often walk around at nighttime, so I often think “something might happen.” I think maybe there is a battle going on that we don’t know about. There is a reality that makes me think that way.


    Kajiura: I was thinking “run away, Shiro!” while watching the movie. I was feeling nervous for sure.


    <The lyrics of the theme song “Hana no Uta” reveals the content of the next movie? >


    -Were there any stipulations from the director with regards to the music?


    Kajiura: To tell you the truth, I didn’t want to insert any music in the first part of the movie. I intended to put less music in the first part.


    -You (Kajiwara) have been creating music for the “Fate” series. What is the character of this movie?


    Kajiwara: The stories depicted in the “Fate”series are hidden behind the daily lives of Shiro and Sakura. So, I used brave music in the scenes where the hidden stories proceed. In the scenes featuring Shiro and Sakura, I used mellow-sounding music to boost the atmosphere of a love story which I have never used in previous “Fate” works.


    Aimer: The music represents the fact that there is an epic battle behind the small world where Shiro and the other characters reside. By the way, I had a good cry when I heard the arranged version of “Hana no Uta” used in the scene where Shiro and Sakura talk inside the storehouse.


    Kajiura: It might be hard to notice but the melody of “Hanauta” is used often in the movie. The chorus of the song is used in the opening theme.


    Aimer: Oh, really? I will watch the movie carefully again.


    -I heard you (Kajiwara) created the lyrics and melody of the theme song “Hana no Uta.” Does the song represent the feelings of Sakura Mato, the heroin of the movie?


    Kajiura: Yes. I wanted to create a song from the viewpoint of Sakura. Sakura does not show her feelings in the first episode of the work, so I represented her feelings through the song so that the viewer of the movie can understand her feelings. However, the lyrics of the songs reveal the story of the movie a bit. But the creators of the movie told me “It is OK to make a song representing the feelings of Sakura.”


    -What was your impression when you (Aimer) first heard “Hana no Uta?”


    Aimer: I thought the melody of the chorus was very catchy. Then I thought, “You’re not going to that note next!” It seemed you were going to the note that you weren’t supposed to go to.

    I like the lyrics on the first verse “I can’t forgive everything that hurt you” and on the second verse “You did not forgive the things that hurt me.” I felt like I was hit by the lyrics.


    -I see.


    Aimer: I have never sung such a feminine song. The passionate lyrics of the song have a strong impact because Sakura is a quiet person. I felt sympathy with her feelings. Pure feelings can get dark sometimes. I felt emotional while I was singing this song.

    The highlights of the movie – I wonder how much blood was spilled and how many tears were shed in this works.


    -Who is your favorite character?


    Kajiura: I have to say Sakura is my favorite character. This is a movie which makes you like Sakura. I want everybody to see how Shiro and Sakura will face difficulties.


    Aimer: My favorite character is Sakura too. She had the impression of “a girl who loves cooking” but I was pleased to know her feelings.


    -Lastly, please tell me your recommended parts and music in the animation movie “Fate/stay night [Heaven‘s Feel]”


    Kajiura: As the viewpoint of the music director, I want the viewers to enjoy the difference between the music used in the scenes of Shiro and Sakura and the battle scenes. In mid part of the movie, you can see the long battle scene between the servant (lancer) and a character and I want everybody to watch this scene closely. By the way, it is recommended to watch the first/second episodes of “Unlimited Blade Works”(TV version broadcasted in 2014) in order to understand the story of the movie deeply.


    Aimer: You can feel the evolvement of Japanese animation through this movie. They must have worked so hard to create the battle scenes.


    Kajiura: Right.


    Aimer: Talking about the theme song, I cried when I heard it in the end roll, even though I had sung it. I would be pleased if you could listen to the song until the end since Kajiura-san presented the feelings of Sakura through the song.

    -I see. Now, I want to watch the movie again even though I have already watched it once. Thank you for your time.

    Let’s watch the movie “Gekijoban Fate” at movie theatres and listen to the theme song “Hana no Uta”sung by Aimer.




    Movie「Fate/stay night [Heaven‘s Feel]」official site