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Fate/Zero 

Seven chosen mages and their summoned heroic spirits fight against each other to try and win the Holy Grail: a magical device that can grant any wish.
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2012   2011  
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Series cast summary:
Ayako Kawasumi ...  Saber 22 episodes, 2011-2012
Kari Wahlgren ...  Saber 22 episodes, 2011-2012
Sayaka Ôhara Sayaka Ôhara ...  Irisviel von Einzbern 20 episodes, 2011-2012
Jôji Nakata ...  Kirei Kotomine 20 episodes, 2011-2012
Crispin Freeman ...  Kirei Kotomine 20 episodes, 2011-2012
Bridget Hoffman ...  Irisviel von Einzbern 20 episodes, 2011-2012
Matthew Mercer ...  Kiritsugu Emiya 20 episodes, 2011-2012
Rikiya Koyama ...  Kiritsugu Emiya 19 episodes, 2011-2012
Lucien Dodge ...  Waver Velvet 17 episodes, 2011-2012
Daisuke Namikawa ...  Waver Velvet 16 episodes, 2011-2012
Tomokazu Seki ...  Archer 15 episodes, 2011-2012
David Vincent ...  Archer 15 episodes, 2011-2012
Akio Ôtsuka ...  Rider 14 episodes, 2011-2012
Jamieson Price ...  Rider 14 episodes, 2011-2012
Show Hayami Show Hayami ...  Tokiomi Tohsaka 13 episodes, 2011-2012
Marc Diraison ...  Tokiomi Tohsaka 13 episodes, 2011-2012
Ayumi Tsunematsu Ayumi Tsunematsu ...  Maiya Hisau 11 episodes, 2011-2012
Hikaru Midorikawa ...  Lancer 11 episodes, 2011-2012
Grant George ...  Lancer 11 episodes, 2011-2012
Carrie Keranen ...  Maiya Hisau 11 episodes, 2011-2012
Patrick Seitz ...  Assassin / ... 10 episodes, 2011
Tarusuke Shingaki Tarusuke Shingaki ...  Kariya Matou 9 episodes, 2011-2012
Liam O'Brien ...  Kariya Matou 9 episodes, 2011-2012
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War for the Holy Grail - Pursuing the power of the "Holy Grail" which grants a miracle, this is a contest in which seven mages summon seven Heroic Spirits to compete for it. In the battle whose conclusion was postponed three times, now, the fourth war commences. Amongst the mages, there was a man who was always alone, and could not find out the meaning behind his life. His name was Kirei Kotomine. Not comprehending the guidance of fate, Kirei was lost, and had kept questioning why someone like him was given the Command Seals. However, a nemesis crossed Kirei's path. That person is - Kiritsugu Emiya. A merciless mage killer and assassin-for-hire who sought the miracle of the Holy Grail on behalf of his wife's family - the Einzberns. Merely recited in fragments in Fate/stay night, this is the Fourth Holy Grail War that took place 10 years prior. The truth that unfolded behind the battle between Shirou's foster father, Rin's father, and the younger Kirei Kotomine, is finally revealed. Written by Anonymous

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The second season will be the first time composer Yuki Kajiura will have written the score as well as the opening and ending theme songs, since her work on Madlax (2004), in 2004. See more »


Soundtracks

MEMORIA
Performed by Eir Aoi
Lyrics by Eir & Fumio Yasuda
Music by Fumio Yasuda
Arrangement by Kayo Shimokawa
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Incredible scene after incredible scene
16 August 2013 | by simpsonDDSSee 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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Japan

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English | Japanese

Release Date:

1 October 2011 (Japan) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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16:9 HD
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