Aniplex of America is thrilled to announce that Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace note anime series is set to simulcast new episodes beginning July 6 on Crunchyroll and FunimationNow. Based on The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II by Makoto Sanda/TYPE-MOON, this spinoff series follows the adult Waver Velvet, a TYPE-MOONuniverse fan favorite who is now known as Lord El-Melloi II, as he takes on numerous magical and mystical cases in the Clock Tower. Episode 0 of the series was released much to the surprise and delight of fans on December 31st of last year, following a mysterious post featuring an image of the streets of London and brief mention of TROYCA’s involvement.

Produced by TROYCA (ALDNOAH.ZERO, Re:CREATORS), the TV series is directed by Makoto Kato, who made his directorial debut with the acclaimed Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru. The series is supervised by the esteemed director of Fate/Zero, Ei Aoki, with character design by Jun Nakai from Silver Spoon. The series recently revealed that both the opening and closing theme will be composted by the venerable Yuki Kajiura (Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica), who will also be handling the music for the series. The opening theme is titled “starting the case: Rail Zeppelin” with the closing theme “Hibari” performed by ASCA.

Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace note features an all-star cast led by Daisuke Namikawa returning as Lord El-Melloi II and Reina Ueda (ReLIFE, Idol Incidents) as his apprentice, Gray. The series also stars Daisuke Ono (Cells at Work!), Inori Minase (Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl), Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sword Art Online), Seiichiro Yamashita (Katsugeki TOUKEN RANBU), and Yusuke Kobayashi (Fate/Apocrypha).

Aniplex of America will be hosting the premiere of episode 1 and 2 at Anime Expo in Los Angeles Thursday, July 4 with special guest producer Shizuka Kurosaki.

About Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace note

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.

For more information, please visit: https://elmelloi-anime.com/

STAFF

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
Production: TROYCA

CAST

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

About Aniplex of America Inc.

Aniplex of America, Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex, Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a division of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), Inc., and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. The company’s ever-growing lineup of shows includes: Sword Art Online, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD, Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, March comes in like a lion, Blue Exorcist, KILL la KILL, Gurren Lagann, Monogatari series, anohana -The Flower We Saw That Day-, Cells at Work!The Promised Neverland, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba. In 2017, the company made its first foray into mobile gaming with the launch of the English version of the popular mobile game, Fate/Grand Order, and recently announced their plans to release mobile game Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story’s English versionin the U.S. and Canada.

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