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Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works - Prologue


Alternative Titles

English: Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works - Prologue
Synonyms: Fate/stay night (2014) Episode 00
Japanese: Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] プロローグ

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2014
Producers: Aniplex, Notes
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: ufotable
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 51 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Ranked: #2102
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Popularity: #512
Members: 105,834
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Synopsis

Fuyuki City—a city surrounded by the ocean and the mountains becomes the setting for an age-old ritual. To realize the mythical Holy Grail, which is said to grant any wish from its possessor, seven masters are given seven heroic spirits chosen by the Grail. These heroic spirits or servants are: Saber, Lancer, Archer, Rider, Caster, Assassin, Berserker.

Each master will enter into a contract with their assigned servants and battle the other masters and servants to the death until only one pair remains...

This is the "Holy Grail War."

This story focuses primarily on the heroine Rin Toosaka. After her father's death, Rin enters the Holy Grail War as the sole heir to the prestigious Toosaka Household, with her servant Archer. But, she soon finds out that Shirou Emiya, a boy from her high school has gotten himself involved in the battles and unexpectedly saves him when he is fatally injured.

(Source: Aniplex USA)

Background

Episode 0 was previewed at screenings in Osaka, Los Angeles, France, Germany, and Korea on September 28, 2014. Regular broadcasting was on October 5, 2014.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Toosaka, Rin
Toosaka, Rin
Main
Ueda, Kana
Japanese
Ueda, Kana
Archer
Archer
Main
Suwabe, Junichi
Japanese
Suwabe, Junichi
Emiya, Shirou
Emiya, Shirou
Supporting
Sugiyama, Noriaki
Japanese
Sugiyama, Noriaki
Kotomine, Kirei
Kotomine, Kirei
Supporting
Nakata, Jouji
Japanese
Nakata, Jouji

Staff

Miura, Takahiro
Miura, Takahiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Hinata, Megumi
Hinata, Megumi
Theme Song Lyrics
Ayano, Mashiro
Ayano, Mashiro
Theme Song Performance


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#1. "ideal white" by Ayano Mashiro (first half of ending theme)
#2. "Unlimited Blade Works" composed by Hideyuki Fukasawa (second half of ending theme)




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amirhoss
Oct 5, 2014
Here we are with another positive review for Ufotable and it’s Type-Moon works…and well, they deserve it. Once again they shown their strength with great care and attention and brought it all to life this time with Fate Stay Night’s Second Route – Unlimited Blade Works, focusing on Rin Tohsaka specially for this prologue. So naturally this episode starts with her, focusing on what’s going on with her life and what’s about to happen so it prepares you for the fifth Holy Grail War. This long episode dubbed as episode 0 (smart move) tries to make you ready for what is about to come and read more
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AmbiguousMonster
Feb 16, 2015
Going into this anime, my expectations were very high. Normally I can manage them, but having immersed myself in the world of Kinoko Nasu through his masterful "Garden of Sinners" series and Gen Urobuchi's prequel Fat/Zero, I truly wanted this to be the definitive version of Fate/Stay Night. This prologue, if it can be believed, met my high expectations.

It follows the adventures of Rin Tohsaka, a high school student descended from a long line of mages, and her summoning of her Archer servant. The episodes begins rather slowly, mirroring Rin's initial drowsiness, yet succeeds in establishing her character with minimal words; her mannerisms, expressions and read more
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Otakusoulemotion
Oct 7, 2014
This definitely exceeded my expectations. It was adapted to the prologue of the visual novel very nicely. All aspects including the animation, art, BGM and ambience/atmospheric feel were all executed superbly within the hour.

Even for this first episode, the animated fight scenes had me blown away already. Simple character movements such as dashing or leaping and sophisticated mechanics such as momentum or speed were presented in an unbroken and uncluttered manner, allowing viewers to be able to follow every action happening in each scene or frame and hence, be entranced in the battle sequences the entire time. Ufotable have also done an amazing job with read more
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Detective
Oct 5, 2014
Wow, I am so sick of all these fanboys writing about F/sn - prologue and not touching on it's most important aspect - epicness. So this is the prologue of the visual novel condensed into 45 minutes. Seeing as it's a ufotbale Fate adaptation I took it upon myself to write a short review for this anime because it is as I would like to say "pretty epic."

F/SN - Prologue is epic. There are epic characters and epic fights and epic final smashs (known as Noble Phantasms). Luckily, instead of Studio DEEN (epic fail) we have ufotable (epic win). For characters, Rin is especially epic read more
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