It only took 18 days for Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel I. presage flower to top 1 billion yen ($8.78 million) at the Japanese box office. The film has already beaten the total box office revenue of popular films like Psycho-Pass, Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa, Kizumonogatari Part I: Tekketsu-hen, and Ghost in the Shell: New Movie.
Presage flower is the first film of a trilogy, and part two will debut in 2018.
Ufotable is producing the trilogy, which adapts the Heaven’s Feel route from the Fate/stay night visual novel. The story places Sakura Matou in the main heroine role. At a young age, Sakura was given to the Matou household from her real family, and she was subjected to torturous training to give her powerful magic skills. She was never supposed to participate in the Holy Grail War, but a relationship with Shirou causes Sakura’s mental restraints to collapse. Eventually, Sakura forms a powerful and dark bond with Shirou, which forces him toward a cruel fate.
Ufotable previously worked on Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works. Many of Heaven’s Feel staff worked on the previous Fate/ projects, including director Tomonori Sudou and music composer Yuki Kajiura.
International distributors are also beginning to debut presage flower in theaters. Aniplex of America will host screenings on November 17th in select American theaters and Madman Film will host Australian screenings on November 16th.