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Fate/Zero

Fate/Zero

Alternative Titles

Japanese: フェイト/ゼロ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2011 to Dec 25, 2011
Duration: 26 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.581 (scored by 145766 users)
Ranked: #812
Popularity: #43
Members: 250,627
Favorites: 8,892
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Fate/Zero takes place 10 years prior to the events of Fate/stay night, detailing the events of the 4th Holy Grail War in Fuyuki City. The War of the Holy Grail is a contest in which seven magi summon seven Heroic Spirits to compete to obtain the power of the "Holy Grail," which grants a miracle. After three inconclusive wars for the elusive Holy Grail, the Fourth War commences.

Founded by the Einzbern, Makiri, and Tohsaka families centuries ago, the Einzbern family is determined to achieve success after three successive failures, no matter the cost. As a result, they have elected to bring the hated magus killer, Kiritsugu Emiya, into their ranks, despite his methods and reputation as a skilled mercenary and a hitman who employs whatever he can use to accomplish his goals. Though Kiritsugu had once wanted to become a hero who could save everyone, he has long since abandoned this ideal upon realizing that saving one person comes at the cost of another's life. For the sake of humanity, he will ruthlessly destroy anything and anyone who threatens the peace of others.

However, Kiritsugu finds himself deeply torn between the love he has found for his new family—his wife Irisviel and their daughter Illya—and what he must do to obtain the Holy Grail. Meanwhile, Kiritsugu's greatest opponent appears in the form of Kirei Kotomine, a priest who cannot find any sense of fulfillment in his life and sets his sights on Kiritsugu as the possible answer to the emptiness he feels.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Fate/Zero, Fate/Zero
Sequel: Fate/Zero 2nd Season
Summary: Fate/Zero Remix
Side story: Fate/Zero: Onegai! Einzbern Soudanshitsu
Other: Fate/Zero Cafe

Characters & Voice Actors

Saber
Saber
Main
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese
Kawasumi, Ayako
Wahlgren, Kari
English
Wahlgren, Kari
...
Emiya, Kiritsugu
Emiya, Kiritsugu
Main
Koyama, Rikiya
Japanese
Koyama, Rikiya
Mercer, Matthew
English
Mercer, Matthew
...
Kotomine, Kirei
Kotomine, Kirei
Main
Freeman, Crispin
English
Freeman, Crispin
Nakata, Jouji
Japanese
Nakata, Jouji
...
von Einzbern, Irisviel
von Einzbern, Irisviel
Main
Ohara, Sayaka
Japanese
Ohara, Sayaka
Hoffman, Bridget
English
Hoffman, Bridget
...

Staff

Mori, Yasunori
Producer
Kondo, Hikaru
Producer
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Producer
Aoki, Ei
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard



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Jan 14, 2012
Archaeon
Type-Moon have made a habit of finding success with their dark blend of magic and supernatural elements in modern day settings, but with the release of the Fate/Stay Night visual novel on the PC in 2004, the developer seemed to have found its flagship title. Unfortunately things never really work out the way people expect, and while Studio Deen's 2006 anime adaptation of the "Fate" storyline was well received by fans, many who were unfamiliar with the source material found it all a bit ... juvenile.

At the end of 2006 the developer began collaborating with Nitroplus in order to create a prequel light novel series, read more
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Dec 20, 2011
Reckoner
Being the prequel of the well known franchise Fate/Stay Night, Fate/zero certainly captured the attention of many very easily. What is immediately clear about this production though is not only does it match its predecessor, it far surpasses it in every way imaginable. Whether it be the directing, visuals, character exposition, or anything you can possibly think of, Fate/zero manages to move into a class of its own. In the end, this all adds up to a much more complex and interesting tale, which one will certainly not be soon to forget.

The very base of Fate/Zero is no different from Fate/Stay Night. It revolves around read more
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Oct 29, 2014
GonWithARose
“Mature, innovative, fun and mesmerizing. A journey of epic proportions in a well-grounded mythological world based on reality, a masterpiece”

REVIEW FREE OF SPOILERS!

As I have stated before in my reviews I’ve been watching anime shows for a short period of time -3 years-. And as I’ve said before, thanks to the help/aid of some of my friends, I’ve had one of the best beginnings/introductions to the anime world, and here’s where “FATE/…” comes in, more specifically FATE/STAY NIGHT. [I know this is a “FATE/ ZERO” review]
FATE/S. N. Was the third anime that I watched. I’ve been a fan of magic stories since I can remember, read more
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Dec 28, 2014
Digital_Fuzion
Fate/Zero is a critically acclaimed, contemporary fantasy series about the battle between magicians and their Servants, who are historical and legendary heroic figures from the past and mythology, for the ultimate wish granting device, The Holy Grail. While the premise is simple enough to explain, how the series executes this premise is more difficult to explain.

The series is not pure battle; the series is much more about the strategy the contestants use, the intense suspense that results because of it, and the clash of the character's desire for the Grail. In addition, Fate/Zero is about the ideals of the chivalric code that the heroes read more
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Recommendations

Both animes are about receiving or meeting a third party to supply you with powers to fight in a survival game, and aim to defeat the other parties to win the game.
Both have groups that build bonds over the time they spend together.
Same director, same composer, both based of Type Moon novels, along with both containing a similar feel and atmosphere. If you like one, you will most definitely like the other.
Because Gen Urobuchi is an amazing writer. If you've watched and enjoyed one, you will be very likely to enjoy the other; ignore that they seem to be completely different genres.
Both main characters are somewhat fictional in the world that the action is taking place, deal with swords and increasing inner strength/ skill. Also, in both shows the art and sound are great.
Action shows with involving stories, dark atmospheres and very pretty, very flashy battles.
Two men who undertand each other more than anyone else but have completely opposite goals.

Opening Theme

"oath sign" by LiSA

Ending Theme

#1: "oath sign" by LiSA (ep 1)
#2: "MEMORIA" by Aoi Eir (eps 2-13)

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