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 Lord El-Melloi II, he takes on numerous magical and mystical cases in the Clock Tower, the mages' mecca...
Based on the popular novel by Makoto Sanda, this incredible story has finally been made into a new animated series. In this series, the fan favorite “Rail Zeppelin” arc will be featured as well as original episodes that will lead to the arc.
Animation production is in the hands of TROYCA (ALDNOAH.ZERO, Re:CREATORS), a studio renowned for its sophisticated and colorful style.
The young and talented Makoto Kato, who made his directorial debut with the acclaimed Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru, has been appointed director for the series. He has been both domestically and internationally acknowledged for his brilliant animation style in Yagate Kimi ni Naru. Many other talented creators have joined this program. Ei Aoki, director of Fate/Zero has been appointed as a supervisor to help keep Lord El Melloi II’s world consistent with the rest of the Fate universe. Yuki Kajiura, notable for music composition in Fate/Zero, Sword Art Online and Puella Magi Madoka Magica, has been brought on to create the music of the series staged in London.
This series will explore TYPE-MOON’s world of mages in new and exciting depths, weaving a story shrouded in mystery, illusion, magic, and riddles. Get ready! An epic animated series is about to begin!
A Grave Keeper, a Cat, and a Mage
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.
Lord El-Melloi II
CV: Daisuke Namikawa
One of the twelve Lords that reside at the Clock Tower, the headquarters for all mages. His skills at Magecraft are second tier, but he possesses an incredible breadth and depth of knowledge. One of the very few who participated in the Fourth Holy Grail War held in the Far East to actually survive the experience.
CV: Reina Ueda
Lord El-Melloi II's apprentice. She always covers herself with an ash-colored cape, and hides her face beneath its hood. She carries around the Mystic Code called "Add" inside a birdcage.
CV: Daisuke Ono
A Mystic Code that has been passed down for generations within Gray's family.
Reines El-Melloi Archisorte
CV: Inori Minase
Lord El-Melloi II's adoptive younger sister, and the next head of house El-Melloi that has brought the family together out of the hardships suffered in their downfall. She was the one who gave him the name "El-Melloi" and the seat of the Lord. At times, she seems to enjoy giving her new adopted brother completely unreasonable demands and seeing how he reacts to them.
CV: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
A boy affiliated with the "El-Melloi Class" of the Modern Magecraft Theories department. He is a genius of Magecraft, but within the Clock Tower he has both the distinction of being a top-tier student and the infamy of being a problematic child. Carefree and affectionate, he is a boy none can hate. He showcases an amazing camaraderie with Svin from his class.
CV: Seiichiro Yamashita
A brilliant student who shares the top two spots in the "El-Melloi Class" with Flat. At first glance, he is a jaded, calm student, but in reality he rivals Flat in problematic behavior as well. Flat calls him "Le Chien (The Dog)" as a term of endearment due to Svin's usage of Beast Magecraft, but Svin himself abhors that nickname.
CV: Yusuke Kobayashi
A boy who is the head of the Forvedge family. He has recently transferred to the Clock Tower.