Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works

Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]

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Synonyms: Fate/stay night (2014), Fate - Stay Night
Japanese: Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]
English: Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]
German: Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]
Spanish: Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]
French: Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 12, 2014 to Dec 28, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Notes
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: ufotable
Source: Visual novel
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 28 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.181 (scored by 659589659,589 users)
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Ranked: #3752
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Popularity: #138
Members: 1,041,379
Favorites: 16,285

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The Holy Grail War is a battle royale among seven magi who serve as Masters. Masters, through the use of the command seals they are given when they enter the war, command Heroic Spirits known as Servants to fight for them in battle. In the Fifth Holy Grail War, Rin Toosaka is among the magi entering the competition. With her Servant, Archer, she hopes to obtain the ultimate prize—the Holy Grail, a magical artifact capable of granting its wielder any wish.

One of Rin's classmates, Shirou Emiya, accidentally enters the competition and ends up commanding a Servant of his own known as Saber. As they find themselves facing mutual enemies, Rin and Shirou decide to form a temporary alliance as they challenge their opponents in the Holy Grail War.

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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works is based on the second route of Type-Moon's visual novel, Fate/Stay Night. It was originally released in 2004 for Microsoft Windows and later ported to the PS2 and PS Vita in the form of an updated edition, with bonus content, titled Fate/Stay Night: Réalta Nua.

Episode 1 was previewed at screenings in Tokyo and Tokushima on September 28, 2014. Regular broadcasting began on October 12, 2014.

The first episode is 48 minutes in length, which is included in the average episode duration.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Miura, Takahiro
Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"ideal white" by Mashiro Ayano (eps 1-9, 11-12)

Ending Theme

1: "believe" by Kalafina (eps 1-11)
2: "THIS ILLUSION" by LiSA (eps 12)


Dec 27, 2014
If there’s one word that any anime fan can be familiar with, it may be ‘Fate’. The franchise adapted from the highly popular Type-Moon visual novel has been around for a decade. In 2006, an anime adaptation by studio DEEN was released in an attempt to adapt the visual novel. And while it included the characters from the series, there were controversy regarding the actual adaptation. Then, there was the movie titled ‘Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works’ movie that was released four years later. But even so, that only ran less than two full hours in a futile attempt to adapt the Unlimited Blade ...
Feb 16, 2015
Mixed Feelings
The Fate franchise is among the most recognizable and highly lauded titles in the anime community. It should go without saying that this lofty praise is largely due to Ufotable's impeccable presentation and production values. When it comes to the Fate franchise and other Type-Moon adaptations, the studio pull out all the stops as evident with Kara no Kyoukai and the critically acclaimed Fate/Zero.
If there was ever a black sheep attached to the Fate franchise's name, many will without a doubt point to the 2006 lackluster adaptation of Fate/Stay Night and the 2010 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works movie by Studio DEEN. The Fate ...
Jan 13, 2015

This is the most overrated anime I have ever seen. If one is expecting a grand follow-up to Fate Zero, one is gravely mistaken. Well move closer to the screen and let senpai explain.

The story consists of tossing a teenage boy into the Holy Grail war (an Armageddon between masters (contemporary individuals who supposedly command their respective servants) and servants (summoned titans) for the sake of obtaining the Holy Grail). This should be a gruesome event with fights to the death, BUT . . . ‘Fuck that,’ Shirou brazenly proclaims. ‘I am going to lead my harem life and ignore every ...

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