Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Prologue

Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works - Prologue

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Synonyms: Fate/stay night (2014) Episode 00
Japanese: Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] プロローグ
English: Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works - Prologue
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2014
Producers: Aniplex, Notes
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: ufotable
Source: Visual novel
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 51 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.041 (scored by 194959194,959 users)
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Ranked: #5522
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Popularity: #730
Members: 313,784
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In Fuyuki City, a long-lived ritual involving battles between seven magi and their servants is taking place. This ritual is known as the Holy Grail War and it promises to grant the victor any wish. With the war now entering its fifth iteration, the stage is set for Rin Toosaka to succeed her father's legacy.

Rin wishes to summon Saber, said to be the most powerful class. But when she miscalculates and summons Archer instead, how will she fare in the battles that lie ahead of her?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Toosaka, Rin

Ueda, Kana


Suwabe, Junichi



Emiya, Shirou

Sugiyama, Noriaki

Matou, Sakura

Shitaya, Noriko

Kotomine, Kirei

Nakata, Jouji


Canna, Nobutoshi

Matou, Shinji

Kamiya, Hiroshi

Fujimura, Taiga

Itou, Miki

Mitsuzuri, Ayako

Mizusawa, Fumie


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


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Ending Theme

1: "ideal white" by Ayano Mashiro
2: "Unlimited Blade Works" by Hideyuki Fukasawa


Jul 3, 2023
I am very much hyped for what this series has to offer. I am starting off with this prologue but I can see why ufotable is so highly regarded. The animation was crisp and clean, flashy but effective. I think that Rin, from what I have seen is a bearable tsundere. None of the characters struck me in a negative light so thats nice. The plot is clearly missing things however, I haven't seen fate/zero so this whole "holy grail" stuff does not really make a whole lot of sense for me. I think that Archer and Rin have shown a good character dynamic that ...
Jun 23, 2022
I don't think I've ever seen an action scene as good as the one that I've seen from here. The part that I enjoy the most is just the straight up choreophraphy. The art and animation alone, especially for an action scene as intense as this, raises my enjoyment and score so high.

This is just the prologue, and comes out with a bang. It sets the tone for the rest the series. Rin is such a likeable character and it's nice to get to finally see her side of the story while these events are happening. Archer comes off as a badass, reliable, and ...
Apr 8, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Well, well, well, if it isn't Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works - Prologue. Let's see, where do I begin with this one?

First off, the story is just fantastic, isn't it? I mean, who doesn't love a good old-fashioned tale of magical battles and heroic quests? And the way the plot is executed in this anime is simply flawless. It's so predictable and clichéd, but that's what makes it so darn enjoyable, am I right?

And let's not forget the main characters. Oh boy, they are just a joy to watch. I mean, who needs complex and nuanced personalities when you can have stereotypical archetypes? The stoic ...

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Hannah_Ana - Nov 17, 2014
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Sep 27, 12:44 PM
Plot Hole (spoilers)
Mescalink - Jul 7
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Jul 8, 6:48 PM
Is there a huge flaw or am I missing something?
Barrusu - Apr 19, 2017
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Jun 30, 9:52 PM
That fight scene
Kiyopxn - May 13
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May 15, 2:16 PM
What happened to the quality of voice acting?
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