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: 8.201 (scored by 561612561,612 users)
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Ranked: #3272
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Popularity: #126
Members: 903,647
Favorites: 14,556

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F/SN UBW and Kara no Kyoukai movie series are part of the Nasuverse, originally produced by Type-Moon. Like any Type-Moon creations, they are dark in its portrayal, showcasing clash in ideals between people who inevitably fight each other. Both are fantasy series in which certain people possess magical/supernatural power. 
report Recommended by bunny1ov3r
Both Main Characthers have a strong desire to do what is morally right and will try to save as many people as possible, even if they have to risk their own lives to do it. 
report Recommended by ulysses8500
Similar death game scenario, similar flashy animation, even a romance story with a Tsundere. Pretty much everything people like about SAO is in Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, but better. 
report Recommended by kairyu_gen1
Both animes are death games, where the last surviving player will win something on a mass scale. To survive the death games, the characters participating are given something to help them succeed. In UBW, the characters have servants, who were once heroic spirits, fend for them. However in Mirai Nikki, the characters have personalised future diaries . 
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Heroes of old get summoned to fight each other for their masters to achieve a goal. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Famous people throughout history meet each other in a battlefield. 
report Recommended by iRemorse
Both have A strong, magical female lead A weak male protagonist that becomes stronger Also the way the viewer is immersed in the story is similar.  
report Recommended by Oniifam_
Animes where "People Don't Die When They're Killed"! # where the protagonist seeks a powerfull mysterious mythological object # where sacrifices are required to save people # where the antagonists have different motives like greed, lust, pride... # where a battle needs more strategy then pure strength A dark non-episodic deep epic story full of action with great animation & soundtracks. 
report Recommended by Deago
* Both are EPIC action/fantasy type of shows. * Both have Master x Servant relationships... * Both has ideal MC's ( except Rin from UBW )...who can kickass when needed... * Masters must be a magicians to have Servants...without magic power/mana they're just weaklings... * Kill or be killed type of tournaments.... * Both has luckiest MC's ever... * Both shows has great sidekicks, memorable BGM's....and great art/har designs... * Must Watch series...to every anime fan/lover or bodypillow warriors xD  
report Recommended by Konte
Both Re:Creators and Fate/Stay Night UBW are about people summoning important figures from history/literature into the real world, where they fight each other. Both follow a story of a highschool boy who accidentally meets one of the important figures (Saber/Selesia). 
report Recommended by dadnaya
Dark and epic with great characters. 
report Recommended by Arkrayven
Both are amazing , wonderful , full of action and excitement. the battle scenes are awesome. The story is just bomb. 
report Recommended by i0kabe_rintar0u
Both have a fight to the death where the reward is an all-powerful wish. Lots of action, blood, etc. Juuni Taisen's characters are based off the Chinese zodiac animals, whereas Fate's is based of historical figures. 
report Recommended by entropyflow
If you were amazed of the art / graphics of the fight scene in Kimetsu no Yaiba then the Fate Series is top animation (fight scene) of the decade 
report Recommended by ACW_
Both main characters are thrown into a battle involving the supernatural, and must fight in order to protect innocent people who are inevitably caught up in the conflict. Both have to deal with moral dilemmas of what is right and wrong, how far should one go to protect strangers, and the purpose to fight. In both anime other characters challenge the MC's way of thinking, as every character attempts to progress his or her agenda by killing his or her enemies. As both anime are action anime, one would enjoy both series for their great fights and duels between either servants or parasites, although  read more 
report Recommended by Catnotic
Artistically similar, action-orientated, with fantasy elements. Where Tales is pure high fantasy, Fate is set in a more modern scenario, mixing in historical characters and magic where appropriate.  
report Recommended by AmethystPhoenyx
both are mature stories taking place in and around high school, both feature teenagers struggling to fulfil their inherently flawed ideals, both main characters enter into a tournament where the grand prize is to grant miracles, sword fights are metaphors for idealogical clashes and finally I find Akio & Archer to be very similar characters. 
report Recommended by emueswil
First of all they both have a similar plot in that both are centered around servival of the best. They both revolve around the characters reciving aid from an ally that is more powerful then themselves.(fate zero is reserected magical super spirit people while beatless is androids with hyber andvanced ai and abilities) they both have a very interesting cast that all have their own objectives and desires out of these events. finally they both have many different interesting and changing relations between each character (for fate both spirits and humans, for beatless both android and human) 
report Recommended by frostydeath
One doesn't simply question the Unlimited Budget Works. All jokes aside. If you are a fan of the following genre you might consider investing your time on this two series. Plot, Epic OST/BGM, Fantasy, Overpowering, Having two characters doing two different things in a linear time-line of a video without splitscreen(Both Log and Fate do it without killing your head don't worry), Know what is going on but don't really know what is going on. Yes that a genre. You can just use a that little perception of yours and still understand what is going on but not 100% sure that is really behind it or  read more 
report Recommended by Shadowblade12212
The female chracter is amazing fighting the enemy. You will love her her attitude of never giving up. 
report Recommended by Hoshijiro
This anime the hero is also female, some romance and fighting scene. It really good! 
report Recommended by Hoshijiro
Teenagers fighting without no say in the matter for one ultimate goal. The main protagonist, Shirou Emiya also suffers from a form of trauma, though its mostly oblivious unless you read thr visual novel. Various other aspects are borrowed from Evangelion like Rin's personality being somewhat similar to Asuka, how both Saber and Rei have a hard time expressing happiness and how Shirou lacks a father figure. 
report Recommended by EmperorMiyamoto
-both made by Ufotable -if you want the same character from fate/ stay night but not fighting, this is the slice of life anime for you! 
report Recommended by HyperProX_Andrew
This series are a battle royale for a God-like power as a reward. The interesting thing in both is that the victory is decided mostly through making the right alliances and applying tactics rather than raw power, wich obviously gives an edge anyway. 
report Recommended by andrewgon
Gash Bell and Fate have the same system of servants and also both have a protagonist that dont have so much skills but is developing with the time, and both have the similarity of a war of servants... 
report Recommended by NyeLink
The concept of shamans strongly resembles that of masters. Both involve the use of ghost-like entities (spirits and servants) to fight each other. Both series also involve the practice of similar rituals (the Shaman Fight and the Holy Grail War), where these special people fight each other to win the tournament, which each grant a grand prize (the Great Spirit and the Holy Grail). 
report Recommended by blondedzero
Holy Grail War Styled Theme minus the trading cards for one and the magic (mostly) for the other 
report Recommended by Desmondus
If you want to watch the anime with a main character who wants to be a hero, you should watch them. Oh and both of main characters have similar personality. It's worth to watch because we can learn from these two main characters to never give up. Well, I can say that bcs both main characters are the loser in the beginning 
report Recommended by Chan_Chun
Both show have magic and the protagonists both have the ability to make weapons with their minds. 
report Recommended by NitrogenAA
I recommend C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control, or more commonly known as C Control, because it uses a similar power system to fate, in which the characters use assets (similar to servants) to fight for them. It also has a good balance of action and story/character development. 
report Recommended by Coccaa
Grancrest is similar to many of the main Fate series/movies. (Note - If your new to the Fate franchise, I advise watching by order of release. Many will disagree, but I think it's the best way. Starting with Fate Stay Night - Studio Dean. Similarity's include: - Both have to form pacts/contacts in pairs to fight - GRANCREST has Lord's and Mages and FATE has Master's and Legendary Hero. - Both fight to obtain the Holy Grail (albeit for different reasons) - Both have a dark/light or good/evil vibe. - Both are heavily battle oriented, with great fight scenes. - Both have romantic elements (though not initially the main focus point) - Both  read more 
report Recommended by PushingZedzzzzz
While the stories and animation styles are quite different, the characters are strikingly similar. -Araragi and Shirou: both guys trying to "save" everyone, have a harem, try to solve all problems by getting themselves beaten up, have healing abilities -Senjougahara and Rin: both tsunderes and the girlfriend of the MC -Oshino and Kiritsugu: father figures who tell the MC that he can't save everyone -Hachikuji and Illyasviel: both non-human little girls who latch on to the MC -Sengoku and Sakura: both tormented with serpent-like creatures (snakes or worms), childhood friend of the MC -Hanekawa and Taiga: both associated with cats and may gain cat-like features when stressed or angry -Kanbaru and Saber:  read more 
report Recommended by ccorn
Ambos tem um grande enredo e épicas lutas de espada, com protagonistas focados em seus objetivos. --------------------------------------------------------- Both have a great plot and epic sword fights, with protagonists focused on their goals. 
report Recommended by leroki
If you have seen either shows, you will notice something similar. Both installments are darker than their counterparts along with having similar elements. Yusei and Shirou start off with their daily lives only to realize that their destiny is leading them to something greater than they can imagine. They are later accompanied by powerful beings (Stardust Dragon and Saber) along with friends they trust (Ex. Jack, Rua, Ruca, Aki and Rin, Archer). For the most part despite the differences using weapons and cards, the concept of time is used in both series. What is interesting is that SPOILER ALERT: Kirei and Rex are similar as  read more 
report Recommended by SlaughterDagger
Same feeling The female protagonist depend of the male at the end Same unsatisfying ending The female protagonist somehow empower the male protagonist The "Iwillsacriceforbettermentoftheworld" type of protagonist 
report Recommended by Jonat-san
Similar artstyle and similar start : Mysterious murders happened in the city MCs living at, and as it's revealed the incidents are related with supernatural events the MCs just discovered. The main characters in both anime are teenagers whose powers to summon a supernatural creatures to fight. Both anime are also adapted from an interactive game/VN with action RPG. However, Fate/ Stay Night : UBW is more serious and action-focused, while Persona 4, despite also has actions, more excels in its mysteries, comedies and the fun aspects of its characters' interactions. 
report Recommended by toumei_
Similar concept of a few individuals gaining supernatural helpers and powers and then fighting each other for a reward (Holy Grail/becoming God). And the main character is a high schooler. 
report Recommended by bmw830
As main characters, Shirou (Fate/stay night) and Yuuji (Jujutsu Kaisen) have a strong moral code that determine their behaviour toward strangers, friends, and foes. They will not hesitate to endanger themselves to save someone else, even to the point of being reckless. Fate/stay night and Jujutsu Kaisen represents some of the best action anime series. 
report Recommended by lancelot200
SD Gundam is basically the Gundam version of the Fate franchise with many of the heroes being based on Historical figures. 
report Recommended by komic
Both main characters want to be a hero; this makes them very reckless as they take on very overpowering opponents, so both anime have many plot conveniences to keep them alive. Also both MC have the power of materialization. In both anime there is a female character that fights besides the MC; in Yumekui Merry the main female is badass and cute, while in FSN the female is just badass. Merry is from another dimension, while Saber is from the past; so neither of the female characters is very familar with the modern world. Both anime take place in modern day Japan, but also have a dark  read more 
report Recommended by Khalan
In both shows gods/warriors of the past and from mythologies are manifesting in the modern world and humans with magic fight against or alongside them. Both male MCs aren't knowledgable about myths, history and magic and need the help of the female MCs. 
report Recommended by iwsifakismag
The concept is the same summoner-summoned relationship where the male MC doesnt know much about the new world he has stepped in. Both male MC and his summon(girl) fight against other summoners for their own reasons, but they also gain some friend(s)/companion(s) along the way. 
report Recommended by iwsifakismag
Magic is the thing in both shows and plays a key role in the plot. Only difference is that the both the male and female leads in both shows are opposite in terms of personality and strength. The art, animation, visuals, and character design are splendid in both shows. Soundtrack in both shows are insanely well done. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Both series are darker than the previous series and have to do with survival through wars. I found Orga Itsuka to be the Gundam version of Archer and Kudelia to Saber. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
This recommendantion considers the two seasons of fate stay night UBW - both animes have a fantasy plot settled in our world - most of the characters in both series can use magic - The characters are complex and have their own ideas, stories and motivations - Both animes have smart dialogues and unespected twists in the story - both animes are quite phylosophical in some aspects - both have good action fights - the animation and design in both series are nice. 
report Recommended by ColdEvans
Last man standing. 
report Recommended by Luminie
As main characters, Shirou (Fate/stay night) and Shinra (Fire Force) are shaped by their childhood trauma from witnessing the deaths of their family. Because of this, they grew up wanting to become heroes to prevent tragedies from happening to others. When given the opportunity to save others, Shirou and Shinra jumped at the chance, no matter the cost to themselves. Fire Force and Fate/Stay night are some of the best action tv series.  
report Recommended by lancelot200
Holy Grail War=Alice Game, A battle royale setting Master=Medium, The one who supply the Rozen Maiden/Servant with mana/energy. 7 Servants=7 Rozen Maidens, The one who must fuch each other for the prize There is actions, character chemistry, and everyday life scenes. 
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if you like fate stay night UBW and Fate Zero try to watch this one to but if you haven't watch fate stay night or fate zero you will have trouble for understanding the plot because everything is explained in the prequels. however this is a same universe with fate stay night and fate zero Fate Apocrypha is a pararel world of fate zero and fate stay night world 
report Recommended by Christoferho19
These two anime share so much in common with respect to the circumstances their protagonists find themselves in. Shirou and Kaneki both struggle to hold on to their "Borrowed Ideals" and are always willing to sacrifice themselves for others. If you enjoyed watching this struggle between ideals and reality, Fate/Stay Night UBW will offer you with that same experience.  
report Recommended by AsukaLangley
Both MC in these two animes was saved by a girl after getting killed. Both are fantasy anime that are enjoyable and awesome fight scenes. "Fate" is a serious series while "is this a zombie" is more on comedy. enjoy! 
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