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Fate/Zero 2nd Season

Fate/Zero 2nd Season

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Fate/Zero Second Season
Japanese: フェイト/ゼロ 2ndシーズン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2012 to Jun 24, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

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Score: 8.791 (scored by 112490 users)
Ranked: #262
Popularity: #96
Members: 175,099
Favorites: 4,428
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Synopsis

The battle for the Holy Grail continues, with more lives lost and more secrets revealed. When the curtain falls, who will emerge victorious is anyone's guess... And what "victorious" truly means, is even more questionable.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Fate/Zero, Fate/Zero
Sequel: Fate/stay night, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) - Prologue
Prequel: Fate/Zero
Side story: Fate/Zero: Onegai! Einzbern Soudanshitsu

Characters & Voice Actors

Saber
Saber
Main
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese
Kawasumi, Ayako
Wahlgren, Kari
English
Wahlgren, Kari
...
Gilgamesh
Gilgamesh
Main
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Seki, Tomokazu
Vincent, David
English
Vincent, David
...
Emiya, Kiritsugu
Emiya, Kiritsugu
Main
Irino, Miyu
Japanese
Irino, Miyu
Koyama, Rikiya
Japanese
Koyama, Rikiya
...
Kotomine, Kirei
Kotomine, Kirei
Main
Freeman, Crispin
English
Freeman, Crispin
Nakata, Jouji
Japanese
Nakata, Jouji
...

Staff

Mori, Yasunori
Producer
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Producer
Aoki, Ei
Director
Kalafina
Theme Song Performance



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Jun 20, 2014
Comet1
(Review for both season 1 and 2, spoiler free)

“Glory lies beyond the horizon. Challenge it because it is unreachable. Speak of conquest and demonstrate it.” - Rider

The Holy Grail—an omnipotent wish granting device which grants the owner any one wish of their deepest desire. For generations, the Holy Grail Wars were held every 60 years to decide who would be worthy to yield an item of such immense power; seven Masters coupled with seven Servants duke it out in a battle royale to the death, but only one master and servant can be victorious.

Fate/Zero is a thrilling, engaging, intellectual and mature anime with read more
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Oct 21, 2012
Archaeon
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely" - Lord John Dalberg-Acton, 1837.

There are many types of power - financial, military, political, religious, etc - and at one time or another each has been used to further the goals of individuals, organisations, and even nations. The odd thing though, is that even though it has been referenced for thousands of years in everything from legends and myths to folktales and history, magic has rarely been placed in the same category. The problem is that people don't really believe in magic any more, and the subject has been relegated to the realms of fiction and read more
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Jan 13, 2015
Piegoose
This review analyzes the entirety of Fate/Zero, not secluded to one seasoned release. Firstly, Fate/Zero is a prequel to the stories of "Fate/stay night". "Fate/stay night" originated as a visual novel and later was released as an anime in 2006. That anime, while it does succeed in some ways to its own right, is something that should be taken as its own entity as it can be considered a failure of being an accurate adaptation of the source material. The visual novel itself comprised of three stories that all are tied to this one. Two of those are currently being brought up in anime-form by read more
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Jun 24, 2012
Selsica
From the mind that gave us works such as Madoka and Saya no Uta comes a tale spun as a predecessor to the wildly popular series Fate/Stay Night. Of course, anyone who has read or watched Fate/Stay Night knows the outcome of the fourth Holy Grail War, but only half the fun of a journey is the destination. Gen Urobuchi and studio Ufotable guide us through a magnificent world saturated with dynamic characters, a beautiful score, jaw-dropping visuals and fluctuating idealistic views, which all congeal into a compelling narrative. Mistakes are made by Ufotable, but compared to the grandiose story and execution they only serve read more
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Recommendations

Same director, same composer, both based of Type Moon novels, along with both containing a similar feel and atmosphere. Both have a mature history. If you like one, you will most definitely like the other.
After watching Fate/Zero, I was reminded of End of Evangelion and the way it ended. Spectacularly dramatic it is because the main characters Kiritsugu and Shinji goes through a series of drama and decisions that decides the factor of the conclusion. Death tolls roll through and one amazing aspect: ACTION PACK! Mechas, swords, magic, and twists occur throughout like a crazy roller coaster!
Fate/Zero and NGE have whats in common:
-People fighting monsters until the plot gets to the climax
-Female characters whose role aren't human but serves something greater but too suspicious
-Drama is crazy
-Couple of character similarities (Difficult decisions, overcoming fear and anxiety, and dealing with the loss of humanity for the greater good)
-ancient conspiracy
-Action
-Dark and mature tone
-Not just adults but younger characters have some screen time
What's different is that:
-Mechas and Angels play a pivotal role in Third Impact whereas seven magicians and seven servants play a role in the success of the the Holy Grail War
-The Impacts and the Holy Grail Wars are alike since they occurred throughout the years but have different outcomes
-Supernatural substances in NGE and Magic in Fate Zero
If you like one or the other, it's worth it trust me, if you watch Fate/Zero, you will be amazed by it's high quality animation and storytelling.
The feelings of both shows are similar since as the story processes, more characters are taken out making it more lonely. For the most part, it reflects on their point of views and their backgrounds. Both have great action, soundtrack, animation, and development. Also similar conclusions as well. I found some character similarities, Kiritsugu=Spike, Kirei=Vicious, Rider=Jet and Kiritsugu's band has the same amount that Spike has. Trust me it's linear since each episodes focuses on the story then they show backstories and pasts, etc.
Characters fight for different reasons including flashbacks that relate to the series prior to the events that occurred. Both have methodical fighting and some characters have similar personalities in terms of supernatural powers, intelligence, and morals. Both have the impact the world theme which involves sacrifices that determines the fate.
If you've watched Fate/Zero, then Aldnoah Zero is worth for you. Aldnoah Zero isn't as well animated as Fate/Zero but the visuals are as good as they can be. Both have the same band, awesome ost, war, violence, deaths, and by the same director.

Opening Theme

"to the beginning" by Kalafina (eps 1-4, 7-11)

Ending Theme

#1: "Sora wa Takaku Kaze wa Utau (空は高く風は歌う)" by Luna Haruna (eps 1-4, 7-11)
#2: "Manten (満天)" by Kalafina (eps 5, 6)
#3: "to the beginning" by Kalafina (ep 12)

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