Ranked #1149

Fate/stay night

Alternative Titles

English: Fate/stay night
Synonyms: Fate - Stay Night
Japanese: Fate/stay night


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2006 to Jun 17, 2006
Premiered: Winter 2006
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:30 (JST)
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Score: 7.631 (scored by 168,514 users)
Ranked: #11492
Popularity: #49
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Raised by a mysterious sorcerer after the horrific death of his parents, Shirou Emiya has only just begun to help others using the small tidbits of magic that he's learned. However, when he's suddenly caught in a battle between two more powerful Magus, Shirou finds himself performing a spell above his expected ability, summoning the beautiful spirit warrior Saber to protect him! But safety is only momentary as Shirou and Saber now find themselves thrust into in a secret world of dark magic and deadly challenges: a no-holds barred duel to the death known as the Holy Grail War! At stake: a prize of unimaginable power. But can the inexperienced Shirou and Saber survive long enough to even enter the contest? First they'll have to withstand waves of treachery and assassination, even as Shirou scrambles to learn everything he'll need to know to stay alive as seven teams of Magus and Spirit Servants face off in mortal combat!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Kawasumi, Ayako
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Toosaka, Rin
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Ueda, Kana
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Suwabe, Junichi
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Emiya, Shirou
Emiya, Shirou
Sugiyama, Noriaki
Sugiyama, Noriaki
Noda, Junko
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Yamaguchi, Yuuji
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Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshida, Shunji
Yoshida, Shunji
Episode Director
Ueda, Shigeru
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Episode Director
Okada, Mari
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More episodes Episodes(24/24)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The First Day
Hajimari no Hi (始まりの日)
Jan 7, 2006
2 Fateful Night
Unmei no Yoru (運命の夜)
Jan 13, 2006
3 Opening Act
Kaimaku (開幕)
Jan 20, 2006
4 The Strongest Enemy
Saikyou no Teki (最強の敵)
Jan 27, 2006
5 Two Magi (Part 1)
Majutsushi Futari (Zenpen) (魔術師二人 <前編>)
Feb 3, 2006

Opening Theme

#1: "disillusion" by Tainaka Sachi (eps 1-14)
#2: "Kirameku Namida wa Hoshi ni (きらめく涙は星に)" by Tainaka Sachi (eps 15-23)

Ending Theme

#1: "Anata ga Ita Mori (あなたがいた森)" by Jyukai (eps 1-13, 15-23)
#2: "Hikari (ヒカリ)" by Jyukai (ep 14)
#3: "Kimi to no Ashita (君との明日)" by Tainaka Sachi (ep 24)

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Oct 17, 2015
This is less of a comprehensive review of the series and more of a reaction to what I saw. The reason here is that I haven't finished Fate/Stay Night. I couldn't finish Fate/Stay Night. My body physically rejected this anime halfway through episode 12, causing fever symptoms. As such, halfway through episode 12 is all I will be able to cover.

The story might have been interesting, had it been presented pretty much any other way. The Holy Grail War sounds like it could be a good concept, and probably is a good concept in Fate/Zero, which I will attempt to watch as soon as read more
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Nov 21, 2015
Fate/Stay night was interesting indeed. Although at times I thought it was moving a little too slow, it remained interesting enough for me to continue watching it. This focuses a lot on Sabre, who is an epic hero. It focuses on her past and the relationship between her and the main protagonist. One thing I must say about this series is that the soundtrack is horrible. I swear I found it annoying. Of course many would say not to watch this and watched the new alternative story better since the art is excellent and this is crap compared to it. While I won't disagree, if read more
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Nov 7, 2015
So it’s been nearly a decade since the release of Fate/stay night and its reputation has greatly fallen since then. If you’re reading this review, you’ve most likely heard how atrocious this is compared to ufotable’s Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV)… Well, as an average anime viewer without extremely high expectations, I can say that this adaptation isn’t the best, but isn’t exactly all that bad…

Story (6): The story takes place in Fuyuki City and depicts the events of the 5th Holy Grail War, following the characters Emiya Shirou and Saber. To simplify things, the Holy Grail War is a deadly battle read more
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Nov 3, 2015
Alright, so I just finished watching this and I have to say that it was good but very over-hyped. Let's go step by step now:

The story was serviceable for me. There were no surprises and twists that would blow your mind. The finale is fairly predictable but solid. There are some plotholes however that leave you stumped and the anime loses the realism at times because of it. There are also a bunch of conveniences thrown in so the story can move along. Overall though, the writers had the right idea with the story but they weren't completely successful. read more
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