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Fate/Zero (2011– )

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Seven chosen magi and their summoned epic heroes fight against each other to try and win the holy grail: a magical device that can grant any wish.

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Series cast summary:
Lucien Dodge ...
 Waver Velvet (16 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Sakura (13 episodes, 2011)
Bridget Hoffman ...
 Irisviel von Einzbern (12 episodes, 2011)
Ayako Kawasumi ...
 Saber (12 episodes, 2011)
Sayaka Ohara ...
 Irisviel von Einzbern (12 episodes, 2011)
 Saber (12 episodes, 2011)
Akina Abe ...
 Assassin (10 episodes, 2011)
 Kirei Kotomine (10 episodes, 2011)
Rikiya Koyama ...
 Kiritsugu Emiya (10 episodes, 2011)
 Kiritsugu Emiya (10 episodes, 2011)
Jôji Nakata ...
 Kirei Kotomine (10 episodes, 2011)
Patrick Seitz ...
 Assassin (10 episodes, 2011)
Marc Diraison ...
 Tokiomi Tohsaka (9 episodes, 2011)
Shô Hayami ...
 Tokiomi Tohsaka (9 episodes, 2011)
Jamieson Price ...
 Rider (9 episodes, 2011)
Akio Ôtsuka ...
 Rider (9 episodes, 2011)
Tomokazu Seki ...
 Archer (8 episodes, 2011)
David Vincent ...
 Archer (8 episodes, 2011)
Doug Erholtz ...
 Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald (7 episodes, 2011)
Takumi Yamazaki ...
 Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald (7 episodes, 2011)


War of the Holy Grail - Pursuing the power of the "Holy Grail" which grants a miracle, this is a contest in which seven magi summon seven Heroic Spirits to compete for it. In that battle whose conclusion was postponed three times, now, the fourth war commenced again. Entrusting their dearest wish of victory, the magi joined the battleground called "Fuyuki", but amongst them, there was a man who was always alone, and could not find out the meaning behind his fights. His name was Kotomine Kirei. Not comprehending the guidance of fate, Kirei was lost, and had kept questioning. Why someone like his was given the Command Seals. However, the fate of his fights crossed Kirei's path with a nemesis by chance. That person is - Emiya Kiritsugu. A man who was sterner than anyone else, more merciless than anyone else, and who sought the miracle of the Holy Grail. Merely recited in fragments in Fate/Stay Night, this is the Fourth War of the Holy Grail 10 years ago. The truth which unfolded behind ... Written by Anonymous

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The series was initially planned to be one 26 episode series but producers decided to split it into two 13 episode series. See more »


Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: Especial Anime (2011) See more »

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Incredible scene after incredible scene
16 August 2013 | by (uk) – See all my reviews

This anime is fantastic. The most amazing thing about it (especially in the second season) is its unflinching attitude to the darker themes - some scenes will shock you, others will make you cry, and all of them are fantastic. Just when you are about to predict the story it will smack you across the face and tell you to try again. When you know that almost 95% of all the characters can either die or get some seriously messed up treatment, it makes for some of the most tense TV moments... ever.

The characters are generally good. You'll find yourself picking sides and favourites very early on due to the nature of the show. The show presents all sides, all characters and their motivations while managing to keep the some huge story elements secret until they are revealed - that's good writing and it engages the audience.

Animation is literally eye candy. I don't normally enjoy CGI effects, but this show perfectly marries 3D and 2D animation into one. The production values of this show are amazing and I applaud the animators and artists for not taking a half assed approach to some scenes while giving special treatment to others. The OST is used well and the sound is very nicely done.

Overall, 9/10. The 1 deducted was due to the story maybe introducing a little too much characters early on, making it fairly hard to keep track of in the first few episodes.

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