Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace note (ロード・エルメロイⅡ世の事件簿 -魔眼蒐集列車(レール・ツェッペリン) Grace note-, Rōdo Erumeroi Nisei no Jikenbo -Magan shūshū ressha(Rēru Tsepperin) Grace note-?) is an anime adaptation of Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files. After Type-Moon teased a new animation project, produced by studio TroycaWP, a TV anime special episode "Episode 0" for the series was aired on December 31, 2018, during the Fate Project Ōmisoka TV Special 2018. The full anime TV Series was then announced to start airing July 6, 2019.[1] It adapts the "Rail Zeppelin" case of the Light Novel, while including anime original content.[2]


Adaptation Differences[]

  • The anime gives Gray a crush on Waver that she did not have in the novels.
  • Kairi Sisigou is a member of the cast. He never appeared in any of the light novels.
  • Luviagelita Edelfelt, Flat Escardos and Svin Glascheit have minor roles during the Rail Zeppelin case. In the light novels, they did not appear during this story arc.
  • Jean-Mario Supinerra's role is greatly reduced.[3] In the light novels, he was one of the passengers on the train.
  • Svin's graduation is moved to after the Rail Zeppelin case.[4] In the light novels, it was after the Twin Towers of Iselma case.[5]
  • Melvin Weins is introduced earlier, and the explanation for how Waver borrowed money from him happens earlier as well.[6] In the light novels his introduction was his arrival on the train, and the explanation did not happen until he was already aboard.
  • Fernando Li is a passenger on the Rail Zeppelin.[7] As he is an anime-original character, he naturally was not on the train in the novels.


The soundtrack was composed by Yuki KajiuraWP, who had also worked with Type-Moon on Kara no Kyoukai, Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night Heaven's Feel. Kajiura also composed the opening and ending themes, "starting the case: Rail Zeppelin" and "Hibari". "Hibari" was sung by ASCAWP, who had previously sung for Type-Moon on Fate/Apocrypha. The song "You Were My King" which plays in the final episode is a softer piano remix of "You Are My King", Iskandar's theme from Fate/Zero.

The Special Episode featured a new song titled "Kimi ga Mita Yume no Monogatari", which was based on "starting the case: Rail Zeppelin" and was once again composed by Yuki Kajiura and performed by ASCA.



Characters Trailers[]



  1. Official Anime website
  2. Type-Moon's The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II Novels Get TV Anime in July. Anime News Network (2018-12-31)
  3. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files: Grace Note - Rail Zeppelin 3/6: A Sibyl, Decision, and Child of Einnashe
  4. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files: Grace Note - Episode 13: "The Clock Tower, Usual Days, and the First Step Forward to the Future"
  5. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 4: case. Mystic Eyes collection train (Upper) - Prologue
  6. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files: Grace Note - Episode 1: "Babylon, the Condemned, and the Memories of the King"
  7. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files: Grace Note - Rail Zeppelin 1/6: A Train Whistle of Departure and the First Murder

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