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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Rikiya Koyama ...
 Kiritsugu Emiya (19 episodes, 2011-2012)
Daisuke Namikawa ...
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Lucien Dodge ...
 Waver Velvet (16 episodes, 2011-2012)
Tomokazu Seki ...
 Archer (15 episodes, 2011-2012)
Akio Ôtsuka ...
 Rider (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jamieson Price ...
 Rider (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
Shô Hayami ...
 Tokiomi Tohsaka (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Bridget Hoffman ...
 Irisviel von Einzbern (12 episodes, 2011)
Ayumi Tsunematsu ...
 Maiya Hisau (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Hikaru Midorikawa ...
 Lancer (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Kiritsugu Emiya (10 episodes, 2011)
Patrick Seitz ...
 Assassin (10 episodes, 2011)
Tarusuke Shingaki ...
 Kariya Matou (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
Marc Diraison ...
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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 »


Performed by Eir Aoi
Lyrics by Eir & Fumio Yasuda
Music by Fumio Yasuda
Arrangement by Kayo Shimokawa
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One of the greats, so lovable
29 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You could watch this anime and never hear of the original Fate/stay night which is a beauty.

It pretty much sums everything up in the first episode, it's long and might bore you but it will pay off to understand the rest of the series.

If you're into historical subjects then you will enjoy it, however, they do twist it up a bit (not the reason why it's a 8 by the way)

Absolutely amazing writing, alike with another anime: Attack On Titan (and all the fangirls flip their shizz) it is very dark, maybe even a bit darker. Unlike AOT it does have lighthearted moments, not many but a few.

The characters are also nicely detailed, the fight scenes are great and you fall in love with the characters. Fate/Zero does stay fray of the traditional animes however, it's more realistic than some I've seen. In all honestly, it would be cool to see this as a live action.

It is such a great set up for its remake of Fate/stay night.

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