Fate/stay night

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Synonyms: Fate - Stay Night
Japanese: Fate/stay night
English: Fate/stay night
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2006 to Jun 17, 2006
Premiered: Winter 2006
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:30 (JST)
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Visual novel
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 7.281 (scored by 519632519,632 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #28182
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #171
Members: 947,356
Favorites: 7,308

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Synopsis

After a mysterious inferno kills his family, Shirou is saved and adopted by Kiritsugu Emiya, who teaches him the ways of magic and justice.

One night, years after Kiritsugu's death, Shirou is cleaning at school, when he finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly encounter between two superhumans known as Servants. During his attempt to escape, the boy is caught by one of the Servants and receives a life-threatening injury. Miraculously, he survives, but the same Servant returns to finish what he started. In desperation, Shirou summons a Servant of his own, a knight named Saber. The two must now participate in the Fifth Holy Grail War, a battle royale of seven Servants and the mages who summoned them, with the grand prize being none other than the omnipotent Holy Grail itself.

Fate/stay night follows Shirou as he struggles to find the fine line between a hero and a killer, his ideals clashing with the harsh reality around him. Will the boy become a hero like his foster father, or die trying?

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Background

Fate/stay night is based on the first route of Type-Moon's visual novel of the same title, with elements from the second and third route combined in. Originally released in 2004 for Microsoft Windows, the visual novel later received an enhanced port―titled Fate/stay night: Réalta Nua―for the PS2 in 2007, the PS Vita in 2012, and Android and iOS in 2015.

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1: "disillusion" by Tainaka Sachi (eps 1-14)
2: "Kirameku Namida wa Hoshi ni (きらめく涙は星に)" by Tainaka Sachi (eps 15-23)
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Ending Theme

1: "Anata ga Ita Mori (あなたがいた森)" by Jyukai (eps 1-13,15-23)
2: "Hikari (ヒカリ)" by Jyukai (eps 14)
3: "Kimi to no Ashita (君との明日)" by Tainaka Sachi (eps 24)

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Jun 30, 2009
711
Just finished this show a couple of moments ago, the hype I got before watching this was IMENSE, but after sitting trough it all I can definitely see where it comes from... for the better and the worse.

I will refrain myself from commenting on the show before I give my view on specific issues. I will try my best to refrain myself from spoilers, but rest assured, some will exist SO if you didn`t watch it yet you are better jumping straight to my conclusion.

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In simple words it’s GORGEOUS. If you take into account it’s from 2006 it gets even better, surely nothing that year ...
Oct 30, 2008
Mixed Feelings
Fate/Stay Night is a bit of a sore spot for me. It's the first time I ever sat down, giddy to watch a certain series and came away scratching my head thinking "this is what all the commotion was about?" But in all fairness, Fate/Stay Night is not a terrible anime, just a very overrated one.

The story takes place in modern-day Japan, revolving around a boy named Shirou Emiya and has reluctant participation in a city-wide battle royale known as the Holy Grail War. While this sounds like a shounen set-up, Fate is rather talkative. Scratch that, Fate is way too talkative for its own ...
Oct 21, 2013
**SPOILER FREE REVIEW**

After finishing Fate/Zero, which went on to become one of my all time favorite anime, I couldn't resist checking out the wildly popular prequel know as Fate/Stay Night; an adaptation of what many have called "the greatest visual novel of all time". Considering the attachment to Fate/Zero and the hype around the source material, it's only natural that I got my hopes up for this anime. Well... Whoops.

There are very few anime that I would say have managed to "shock" me. I am usually a relatively unflappable person. However, out of all the shows that succeeded in surprising, Fate/Stay Night is the only ...

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