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: 8.051 (scored by 180962180,962 users)
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Ranked: #4992
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Popularity: #674
Members: 289,900
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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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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


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

Oct 5, 2014
amirhoss (All reviews)
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
Feb 16, 2015
AmbiMonster_PhD (All reviews)
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
Oct 7, 2014
Otakusoulemotion (All reviews)
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
Oct 5, 2014
Jmac (All reviews)
My first review on MAL since EVER!

Being a fan of the VN for some time now and looking back at the horrid adaptions that came with Studio Deen, could see why some people would be turned way from anything related to Type-Moon.

I rated the 2006 highly at first, because I didn't read the source material. But after reading the VN, I dropped the Deen produced verison, because I felt they didn't do the VN any justice at all. The chopped, hodge-podge of mess made me think that FSN ran it's course and no one would give it's adaption it right deserves.

Ufotable is no read more

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