Fate fans can now mark their calendars for the premiere of the second Fate/stay night anime film. Aniplex of America shot out an announcement this week, lining Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly up for a February 23 premiere in Los Angeles, followed by a wider nationwide run starting on March 14.
Tickets for the premiere go on sale today at 2:00pm Eastern Time, with tickets for the wider release hot on their heels on January 25.
Japan got to check out Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly when it opened there on January 12, and the third and final part of the trilogy—Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song—will close things out in spring of 2020.
Here’s how Aniplex describes the second film:
Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] THE MOVIE II. lost butterfly is the latest installment of the beloved series from the creators of the wildly popular Fate franchise that gave anime fans Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, Fate/Apocrypha, and the hit mobile game, Fate/Grand Order. This three-part movie follows the third route, known as the “Sakura Route,” of the Fate/stay night visual novel game, with the first chapter of the Heaven’s Feel trilogy, I. presage flower, released in 2017 to much fanfare. The film summons the all-star cast of Ayako Kawasumi, Noriaki Sugiyama, Junichi Suwabe, Hiroshi Kamiya, and Noriko Shitaya as the heroine Sakura Matou. Celebrated animation studio ufotable (Fate/Zero, Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], the Garden of sinners) returns to produce the film under the direction of Tomonori Sudou (the Garden of sinners/recalled out summer). Renowned composer Yuki Kajiura, whose work on Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Sword Art Online garnered critical acclaim, lends her musical talent to provide the soundtrack for the film. In November 2018, Japanese rising songstress, Aimer, revealed the title of the theme song for the film, “I beg you,” at the Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] Special Event presented by Aniplex of America, Sony Music Entertainment Japan and Anime NYC.