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Fate/Zero 2nd Season

Fate/Zero 2nd Season

Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 8.791 (scored by 142083 users)
Ranked: #262
Popularity: #85
Members: 220,574
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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)


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Irino, Miyu
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Koyama, Rikiya
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Seki, Tomokazu
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Kotomine, Kirei
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Nakata, Jouji
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Iwakami, Atsuhiro
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Mori, Yasunori
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Aoki, Ei
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Miura, Takahiro
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Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The Bloody Battle of Mion River
Miongawa Kessen (未遠川血戦)
Apr 8, 2012
2 Golden Radiance
Ougon no Kagayaki (黄金の輝き)
Apr 15, 2012
3 The Terminus of Honor
Eiyo no Hate (栄誉の果て)
Apr 22, 2012
4 The Eighth Contract
Daihachi no Keiyaku (第八の契約)
Apr 29, 2012
5 Distant Memories
Tooi Kioku (遠い記憶)
May 6, 2012

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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Oct 21, 2012 2:28 PM
"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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Jun 24, 2012 10:15 AM
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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Jun 20, 2014 9:46 AM
(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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Apr 17, 2012 8:44 PM
The Holy Grail War: A war fought between seven selected masters and their servants to determine a sole victor, who will then bless one miracle upon the world. The Holy Grail War can either bring about an ideal wish that saves innocent lives or lead to chaotic destruction in the process. Or both. The Fate Zero series' plot circles around the Holy Grail War, its history and its future. The previous season focused on the characters' backgrounds, and in this season it is now all-out war.

The Holy Grail War also involves several sets of conflicts between various supernatural families. All the families for one read more
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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! 
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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
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-Not just adults but younger characters have some screen time
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