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:
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
Shô Hayami Shô 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
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 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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 October 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Доля/Початок See more »

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Aniplex,Nitroplus,Seikaisha See more »
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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

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

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Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: Especial Anime (2011) 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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Absolutely excellent
16 December 2016 | by normksisSee all my reviews

I've watched a lot of anime in my 35 years on this Earth. Recently I've been binge-watching series after series. I've seen some ones that I have truly loved, and others that were excellent.

I find this anime different from those. Firstly, the script is astounding. The way it has been translated into English is fantastic, and the depth of the philosophical conversations, and the concepts and trains of thought therein, are highly intellectual. This adds massively to the richness of the characters, in what could otherwise be considered as a kind of swords and sorcery story.

The different characters from history concept made me dubious before they appeared, but they are done in such a unique way and so unexpectedly; that again it adds to the depth of the story. The voices are marvellous in some instances.

This animation is engrossing and fun, with a story that does not feel episodic. I rate it very highly. It's better than Stein's Gate, and on par with Parasyte: The Maxim and Elfen Lied.


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