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Japanese: Fate/Apocrypha


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Premiered: Summer 2017
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.191 (scored by 246904246,904 users)
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Ranked: #32142
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Popularity: #461
Members: 466,497
Favorites: 2,534

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The Holy Grail is a powerful, ancient relic capable of granting any wish the beholder desires. In order to obtain this power, various magi known as "masters" summon legendary Heroic Spirits called "servants" to fight for them in a destructive battle royale—the Holy Grail War. Only the last master-servant pair standing may claim the Grail for themselves. Yet, the third war ended inconclusively, as the Grail mysteriously disappeared following the conflict.

Many years later, the magi clan Yggdmillennia announces its possession of the Holy Grail, and intends to leave the Mage's Association. In response, the Association sends 50 elite magi to retrieve the Grail; however, all but one are killed by an unknown servant. The lone survivor is used as a messenger to convey Yggdmillennia's declaration of war on the Association.

As there are only two parties involved in the conflict, the Holy Grail War takes on an unusual form. Yggdmillennia and the Mage's Association will each deploy seven master-servant pairs, and the side that loses all its combatants first will forfeit the artifact. As the 14 masters summon their servants and assemble on the battlefield, the magical world shivers in anticipation with the rise of the Great Holy Grail War.

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Opening Theme

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1: "Eiyuu Unmei no Uta (英雄 運命の詩)" by EGOIST  (eps 2-12)
2: "ASH" by LiSA (eps 13-24)

Ending Theme

1: "Eiyuu Unmei no Uta (英雄 運命の詩)" by EGOIST (eps 1)
2: "Désir" by GARNiDELiA (eps 2-12,25)
3: "KOE" by ASCA (eps 13-24)


Aug 26, 2023
I’ve personally never really been sold on the “brilliance” of the Fate series. It’s always been an interesting premise: summoning legendary historical/mythological figures to fight as servants in a battle royal for an all-powerful wish granting device allows the different Fate stories to show a multitude of worldviews, personal stakes and ideological battles. And yet, I’ve always found myself feeling pretty emotionally detached from the anime adaptations. Sure, Fate/Zero has some excellent character studies—in the case of Kiritsugu and Kirei, but I found it difficult to invest in any other member of its considerably large cast. Unlimited Blade Works was the opposite, sullying it’s initial ...
Jan 23, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The show is not that bad... but not that good either.

The biggest problem with this show is that the characters are only "semi-likeable"; they're not bad but not nearly as likeable as the characters in Fate/Stay Night. Sieg is a very bland protagonist, so if you didn't like Shirou in F/SN, you'll like him even less. There are just too many characters, too, with not enough time for develop them all. For what its worth, the master/servant pairing of Kairi and Mordred clicked instantly, as they both have amazing chemistry together.

As far as the plot goes, it's nothing to write home about. It's about the ...
Jun 1, 2023
A friend of mine warned me that Fate/Zero was an outlier in the Fate franchise and that I was probably not going to enjoy the rest of it. I should've listened.
Fate/Apocrypha is essentially a check list of shit I either hate or find exceptionally boring in anime. Dozens of interchangeable "I can't believe its not isekai" character designs, writing attempting to cover dark topics like slavery and child soldiers with the depth of of a sixteen year old's first fan fiction, and dull super combat moves that are rarely more than big laser swords and explosions.
Its so bland, repetitive and interchangeable with every other basic ...

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