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Japanese: Fate/Prototype


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 31, 2011
Producers: Notes
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Studios: Lerche
Source: Original
Duration: 12 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.861 (scored by 35,175 users)
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Ranked: #42532
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Fate/Prototype is a digest version of Kinoko Nasu's original version of Fate/stay night.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Sakurai, Takahiro
Sajou, Ayaka
Hanazawa, Kana
Nakai, Kazuya
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Reiroukan, Misaya
Saito, Chiwa
Sajou, Manaka
Toyosaki, Aki
Miyano, Mamoru
Isemi, Aro
Ogata, Megumi
Sajyou, Father
Touchi, Hiroki
Sancraid, Phahn
Koyasu, Takehito


Kishi, Seiji
Nasu, Kinoko
Original Creator
Original Creator
Takanashi, Yasuharu

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Dec 8, 2012
jessifer (All reviews)
This is basically what Fate/staynight could have been. The format is kind of similar to a trailer.

First of all, the animation is absolutely fantastic, and the soundtrack isn't bad either.

In this version of the Holy Grail War, the main character is instead a girl called Ayaka, whose family was involved in the previous war. She doesn't want to get involved in the present war (apparently they take place every 8 years now). However, she gets attacked by Lancer, and ends up summoning Saber. Who is male.

The rest of the OVA is composed of really quick flashes of scenes and battles. It's confusing to watch, and read more
Jan 12, 2016
OmegaKatana92 (All reviews)
I WISHED THIS WAS TURNED TO A FULL FLEDGED ANIME SERIES for fate's next 10 anniversary. Because this short work looked like it was going to be an announcement as the next big fate anime project. but it was an awesome commercial instead. The animation is top notch even if it isn't be utotable. and the fight scenes between gigamesh and male saber are epic. the female version of shirou is annoying as hell despite understanding to wanting to do anything with the holy grail war. The other characters aren't explained much in detail so that the end of that . Music was fitting but read more
Dec 25, 2017
Amidach (All reviews)
Fate/Prototype is not a full-fledged series, or even a proper OVA - instead this is more of a trailer/preview, that was released as a bonus segment with the third season of Carnival Phantasm. This trailer shows Kinoko Nasu's original version of the Holy Grail War, which Nasu later re-worked into what we all know as Fate/Stay Night.

Shirou from the original is now a girl named Ayaka Sajyou, and servant Saber is a man (same hero though). There are many commonalities rules-wise towards how the Holy Grail War works, with the main differences being that in this version, the War takes place every 8 years; also, read more


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Short OVA 'Fate / Prototype' Released

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