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Japanese: Fate/Prototype


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 31, 2011
Producers: Notes
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Lerche
Source: Original
Duration: 12 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.021 (scored by 23,834 users)
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Ranked: #33042
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Popularity: #1262
Members: 42,240
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Jan 1, 2012
*Fate/Prototype- Before Fate/Stay Night was around as we know it, the creator Kinoko Nasu had many prior thoughts of what FSN could be like. As a teen in high school this was actually the original concept he came up with before they where entirely reworked for the Visual Novel.

Updated 1/23/12: Yay Subs that are easier to understand =], Added a bit to story, and characters


From what I can gather Fate/Prototype is the *original version* of Fate/Stay Night (FSN) before it was completely redone into the FSN Visual Novel as it is today. Substantial changes were made to the script and characters to get the FSN read more
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Dec 8, 2012
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
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Jan 12, 2016
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
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