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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 867747867,747 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3012
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #79
Members: 1,512,592
Favorites: 33,684

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Preliminary Spoiler
Jan 14, 2012
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, ...
Nov 11, 2011
Animerican Pie (to the tune of "American Pie")

A long, long time ago
I can still remember how that Emiya
used to make me smile.
And I knew if it had a chance
Fate/Zero could make those haters dance
and maybe, we'd all be happy, for a while...
But Studio DEEN made me shiver
As Blade Works was delivered
Dec 20, 2011
Preliminary (Unknown/13 eps)
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 ...
Oct 23, 2011
Every once in awhile there will be an epic masterpiece that appears which is truly outstanding and fascinating. Fate/Zero is one of them, and i believe it has the potential to be one of the best anime of the year.

Story wise, it's been following the light novel consistently with great precision, picking up almost every single finest detail that are required to elaborate the story into a fine piece. The battle scenes are just simply amazing, you could never get enough of the fighting scenes, some of the episodes filled with action just make your blood boiled when you watch them. The way how they ...
Oct 21, 2011
Preliminary (3/13 eps)
This anime so far has been absolutely mind blowing. The first 3 episodes has done an outstanding job of following the original Light Novel's story, as well as capturing Gen Urobuchi's writing. An absolute MUST SEE for everyone this season. Filled with fluid consistent animation, gorgeous art, 3 dimensional characters, and an amazing sound track from Yuki Kajiura. This will be a show to be remembered.
Oct 3, 2011
Ufotable probably used the Holy Grail and granted the fan's wish.most of the fans turned their attention to fate/zero the moment they heard about the involvement of ufotable since they knew they could expect great things with other works they had seen from them.as we all know just having a good story won't make an anime good.how to adapt it and include the parts of the story,the good use of music and art and many other things are playing a big role in an anime.this anime didn't disappoint and tried hard to bring out the awesomeness.

Starting with the story the anime made a good use ...
Jan 18, 2012
The main flaws with this anime are that it's dialogue heavy and the fights are ultimately pointless.

Story: 8
The "Holy Grail War" is a battle royale with 7 sets of Masters/Servants partnering together to take out the other 6, winner gets the Holy Grail, which grants a miracle. Masters can use magic or guns to fight, or are completely useless in battle, some staying far away from the action. The servants all have a fighting style unique to their "class", Lancer uses spears, Saber uses a sword, Assassin is an assassin...you get the point. A few more people are thrown in to the war to make ...
Oct 29, 2014
“Mature, innovative, fun and mesmerizing. A journey of epic proportions in a well-grounded mythological world based on reality, a masterpiece”


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, ...
Mar 10, 2014
Fate/Zero is a show as confident in its storytelling as it is confused in its aims. After many tries, I've filed it away still unable to describe what point Urobuchi is trying to make with this. The closest I've come is that it's a condemnation of idealism, but this is only weakly supported by the text, and I suspect that impression is more a function of it being a prequel to a visual novel that thoroughly affirms the great moral significance of ideals. In that light, Fate/Zero's grim, cynical ending merely serves a narrative purpose. This doesn't make it unwatchable or even bad, but it ...
Oct 4, 2011
Preliminary (1/13 eps)
I have been waiting for this for so long, my wish finally granted by the Golden studios ufotable! It’s not every day that a Type-Moon fangirl like me (who has to yearn for VN & light novel translations to keep her company) gets such a treat. After finally getting a closure on Kara no Kyoukai after reading the light novels, Carnival Phantasm and Fate/Zero were the beacons I wanted to grasp. I say, forget the Fate/stay night anime right now, srsly right now! DEEN simply raped it badly and the VN’s epicness was never captured but if you’ve seen it, at least it gives you ...
Apr 13, 2014
In almost all forms of media, spinoffs, sequels, and prequels all have one thing in common. They are a crap shoot. Most of the time these spinoffs suck. Fortunately in anime, that is not always the case. In fact there are several times where I find myself enjoy the sequel/ prequel better than the original. However this anime is true rarity, in which the prequel just about outdoes the original in virtually every aspect. This review focuses solely on the first season of fate/zero. I'll write a separate review for season 2.
O.K. here is the actual review with my IADb rating system:
Story: Fate ...
Nov 8, 2013
"Say that humanity has been narrowed down to merely 500 people. 300 of them are packed onto one ship, 200 are on another, sailing toward an irrelevant destination. Suddenly, both ships suffer massive structural damage simultaneously and begin to sink; you are the only one who can repair them. However, there is only time to repair one ship: What do you do?"
"The answer is simple. Repair the ship with 300 people."
"Suppose that upon learning this, the ship of 200 people captures you and demands that you fix their ship first. Now what do you do?"
"...Kill all 200."

The ...
Nov 23, 2011
Preliminary (8/13 eps)
tired of ridiculous fan catering anime and manga with annoying wimpy protagonists and bad production values with terrible plot lines?

you've come to the right page. now please enjoy my first review.

fate/zero is the prequel for the extremely popular fate/stay night visual novel.

the fate/stay night anime received mixed reactions and if you ask me, its extremely overrated.

studio deen known for butchering adaptations did it again. and the result wasn't pretty.
Mar 19, 2013
Fate/Zero is about as close to a masterpiece as you can get in terms of quality.

This anime is, put simply, freaking amazing. I had heard about the fate series since before I even got into anime. I gave stay/night a try, and wasn't able to get into it. So I saw fate/zero, and at the time, I had been in the middle of the stay/night visual novel, so I was reluctant to watch it for fear of spoilers. But, after it was recommended to me by a friend, I chose to watch it, and thank god I did.

Art/Animation 10/10

I was instantly drawn into this series. ...
Aug 4, 2014
Fate/Zero was the very first experience I had with the Fate franchise by Type Moon; I never played/read the Visual Novels/Light Novels nor watched anything Fate/Stay Night or Fate/Kaleid related before, so I’m not going to make endless comparisons to any other things Fate related. Just to make that clear. Also, this review covers both seasons for convenience.

To be honest, Fate/Zero's premise sounded rather cheesy to me at first. But I'll promise you, the execution is fantastic, thrilling, and mature. That ranges from the fantastic visuals to the excellent soundtrack, the interesting and intriguing characters, their dialogues, as well as to the very well realized ...
Feb 24, 2013
One of the most impressive achievements a writer could make is to take an existing concept and make you look at it in a completely different light. This is a feat that is often demonstrated in the works of Gen Urobuchi, and perhaps “Fate/Zero” is the work that exemplifies this in the most literal sense, as it is Urobuchi’s way of making his own imprint in the already existing “fate” franchise. It is the prequel story of Nasu Kinoko’s original “Fate/Stay-Night” visual novel, telling all about the events of the Holy Grail war of 10 years ago. With a level of ambition that goes through ...
Nov 13, 2014
This a review of only the first half of Fate/Zero

Fate/Zero is the prequel to the VN Fate/Stay Night. Set during the 4th Holy Grail War, Fate/Zero lived up to what i expected but more. I had watched part of studio Deen's adaptation of Fate/Stay Night and ufotable's Fate/Stay night Unlimited blade works and thought i should give Fate/Zero a try.


Fate/Zero take place during the 4th Holy Grail War, 10 years before the events of Fate/Stay Night. The grail selects 7 master to take part in the war by assigning each master a servant. The story take itself very seriously and very well written The ...
Apr 17, 2015
After rewatched this anime about 3 times i believe that now i am in a position of writing a proper review about it without any mistakes about my judgement. Fate/Zero is a prequel to the popular anime Fate/Stay Night(Main route) and Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works(Another route). I would like to mention here that if you havent watched any of the Fate/Stay Night then just go to Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works because compared to the other one, this one is just a masterpiece.

Story - 10
Just like the other Fate series the plot is about the same. The fourth Holy Grail War is about ...
Jun 1, 2014
"Glory lies beyond the horizon. Challenge it because it is unreachable. Speak of conquest and demonstrate it"

Rider (Fate/Zero)

And thus, I shall try conquering the hearts of my readers, as every soul deserves to see the jewel of an anime that is Fate/Zero.

*This review accounts for both season 1 and season 2 of Fate/Zero.

Fate/Zero, prequel to the widely known series Fate/stay night, details the events of the 4th Holy Grail War; 10 years prior to the events as seen in Fate/stay night, which covers the 5th Holy Grail War. The setting is not any different:
- 7 Masters, which are usually magicians, all with the ...
Aug 6, 2015
The first half of Fate/Zero is a tour de force of character building, technicality and the portrayal of ideologies and conflict, while also serving as a strong foundation for Ufotable’s ever expanding Type-Moon animated universe. In spite of occasionally awkward structure, unclear character motivations and questionable directorial decisions, Fate/Zero succeeds on so many levels that these flaws may almost be forgiven.

The story of Fate/Zero begins with the introduction of the seven masters, who have been selected to fight in the Holy Grail war, and their respective servants. During this time, the focus is given to their motives, beliefs and nature, allowing the characters to (with ...