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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
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 12 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.651 (scored by 5356353,563 users)
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Ranked: #58012
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1782
Members: 107,817
Favorites: 106


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Coming from a renowned magus family, Ayaka Sajou is much expected to partake in the Holy Grail War. But ever since her father and sister's demise in the previous battle, she has grown gloomy and unwilling to involve herself in the matters that killed her loved ones. Soon, she finds herself in grave danger at the hands of a knight and ends up summoning her own Servant named Saber. With him by her side, Ayaka ultimately becomes an official participant in the war she initially wanted to avoid so much.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Fate/Prototype is Kinoko Nasu's initial visualization for Fate/stay night.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sakurai, Takahiro

Sajou, Ayaka

Hanazawa, Kana


Nakamura, Yuuichi


Nakai, Kazuya

Sajou, Manaka

Toyosaki, Aki

Reiroukan, Misaya

Saitou, Chiwa


Miyano, Mamoru

Isemi, Aro

Ogata, Megumi

Sajyou, Father

Touchi, Hiroki

Sancraid, Phahn

Koyasu, Takehito


Kishi, Seiji
Ogura, Nobutoshi
Nasu, Kinoko
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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 ...
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 ...
Dec 25, 2017
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, ...

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Short OVA 'Fate / Prototype' Released

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