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Japanese: フェイト/ゼロ
English: Fate/Zero
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2011 to Dec 25, 2011
Premiered: Fall 2011
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: ufotable
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.271 (scored by 864997864,997 users)
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Ranked: #2912
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #79
Members: 1,507,728
Favorites: 33,653

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With the promise of granting any wish, the omnipotent Holy Grail triggered three wars in the past, each too cruel and fierce to leave a victor. In spite of that, the wealthy Einzbern family is confident that the Fourth Holy Grail War will be different; namely, with a vessel of the Holy Grail now in their grasp. Solely for this reason, the much hated "Magus Killer" Kiritsugu Emiya is hired by the Einzberns, with marriage to their only daughter Irisviel as binding contract.

Kiritsugu now stands at the center of a cutthroat game of survival, facing off against six other participants, each armed with an ancient familiar, and fueled by unique desires and ideals. Accompanied by his own familiar, Saber, the notorious mercenary soon finds his greatest opponent in Kirei Kotomine, a priest who seeks salvation from the emptiness within himself in pursuit of Kiritsugu.

Based on the light novel written by Gen Urobuchi, Fate/Zero depicts the events of the Fourth Holy Grail War—10 years prior to Fate/stay night. Witness a battle royale in which no one is guaranteed to survive.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Fate/Zero was simulcasted around the world, with subtitles covering eight major languages. It is currently licensed by Aniplex of America for release in North America.

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Opening Theme

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"oath sign" by LiSA  (eps 2-10, 12-13)

Ending Theme

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

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Mar 17, 2024
Fate/Zero is the prequel to Fate/Night and is recommended to be watched first

The first episode is 1 hour long just for the record.

The story of fate/zero to put it simple is mages who make contracts with mythological and long dead villains, rulers and kings thoughout history and utilize them in battle all to win the "holy grail" a magical item capable of granting any wish that appears every several years.

The story follows several different mages and shows their viewpoints rather then focusing on 1 person. none of them are the "hero" of the story as they all have ulterior motives and will ...
Apr 8, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Ah yes, Fate/Zero, the anime that everyone seems to love. Let's see, where do I start with this one?

The story is about a bunch of people fighting to the death to get their hands on the Holy Grail. Riveting stuff, really. I mean, who doesn't love a good old-fashioned death match? It's not like we haven't seen that before in every other shounen anime out there.

As for the style, well, it's your typical dark and edgy anime with lots of blood and gore. Because nothing says "mature storytelling" like excessive violence, right?

Let's talk about the characters. There's Kiritsugu Emiya, the brooding protagonist who's all about ...
Jan 15, 2024
(ENG vers.)
Reading the synopsis of this anime, the concept of the world and the story seem very interesting, but all the interest in it is wasted with a progress that is completely boring to watch. In the first few minutes of the first episode, countless information is thrown at the audience in a very poorly thought out way, making it extremely difficult and tiring to understand the plot, with almost 50 minutes of just loose dialogue without prior context. This is tedious.

Other than that, most of the characters are not at all charismatic and their fights are not exciting, both due to terrible direction and ...

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