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Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works


Alternative Titles

English: Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]
Synonyms: Fate/stay night (2014), Fate - Stay Night
Japanese: Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]

Information

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
Duration: 28 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.421 (scored by 162,342 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #1402
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #129
Members: 266,339
Favorites: 5,442
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Ranked #140Popularity #129Members 266,339
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

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, Emiya Shirou, 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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

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

Saber
Saber
Main
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese
Kawasumi, Ayako
Toosaka, Rin
Toosaka, Rin
Main
Ueda, Kana
Japanese
Ueda, Kana
Archer
Archer
Main
Suwabe, Junichi
Japanese
Suwabe, Junichi
Emiya, Shirou
Emiya, Shirou
Main
Sugiyama, Noriaki
Japanese
Sugiyama, Noriaki
Noda, Junko
Japanese
Noda, Junko
...

Staff

Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Producer
Kondou, Hikaru
Kondou, Hikaru
Producer
Miura, Takahiro
Miura, Takahiro
Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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




More reviewsReviews

dissipated
Jan 13, 2015
Includes insignificant spoilers.

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. You are about to say ‘8.43?’, ‘How can this be?’, and ‘This is scandalous.’ (Jojo reference). Well move closer to the screen and let senpai explain.




Story=3
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,’ read more
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BanjoTheBear
Dec 27, 2014
(This has been adapted from my reddit thread)

In life, one thing is true for everyone: we all have desires. Wanting to be wealthy beyond imagining, finding the love of one's life, obtaining that dream job; there is always a goal, a wish that seems impossible to reach no matter how hard one tries. Aspirations bring about both the best and the worst in people, due to the very nature of what they bring. And if these wishes do happen to come to fruition, they affect not just the winner, but those closest, too. Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Season One is the beginning of such read more
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Stark700
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 read more
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SpikeykoaLa
Dec 27, 2014
As a note, I have not read/played any of the Type Moon visual novels from which this anime is based. I did however find Fate/Zero to be excellent. Coming off of Fate/Zero I was completely pumped to jump right back into the world in Fate/Stay Night. After watching the entire first season I have to say that I'm slightly disappointed.

Story: 6
The story itself is relatively generic as a battle-royale for the holy grail, but is made more complex by the interesting heroes that are summoned to fight and their interactions with their masters. This season however was quite boring. There read more
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