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Fate/stay night

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English: Fate/stay night
Synonyms: Fate - Stay Night
Japanese: Fate/stay night


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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.471 (scored by 316,488 users)
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Ranked: #18142
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Popularity: #90
Members: 584,637
Favorites: 6,344


Action-packed anime with magic-girl as leading cast heavily supported by a guy who only looks out for her safety. 
report Recommended by VK11
Both series originaly derive from visual novels by Type-Moon. The stories are also somewhat similar, both featuring a teenage boy being drawn into a conflict, supported by many female characters, and both series have strong female main characters. 
report Recommended by Baman
-Both animes are about receiving or meeting a third party to supply you with powers to fight in a survival game, and aim to defeat the other parties to win the game. 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
In both animes they got a master whom they are fighting together with to become the last ones left and win the competition. 
report Recommended by Kyo_Kagami
Like Shirou, Raki finds himself with a powerful and attractive female warrior. They both come to realize their harsh realities and even develop deep feelings for them while finding out their history and their inevitable dark fates. 
report Recommended by WarMage
These are both fantasy anime about a man who has a contract with a rather skilled girl that comes from nowhere. Moreover, the guy seems really useless at the beginning but will begin to fight along with her. 
report Recommended by ManteR
Though FSN is mainly about sorcerers and BR is about alchemy, they have a very similar feel to their storylines. The main characters in each are drawn into battles they don't seem to belong in starting with the appearance of a sort of 'warrior woman.' They both also have some romance thrown in, though I think this is played upon more in Busou Renkin.  
report Recommended by animeari
Battles of superpower and both have proxies of battle engaged characters. Like dolls. 
report Recommended by candelina
Both of these anime revolve around fighting other people and being the last one standing. In fate/stay night, ghosts become servants and fight with there masters. Fate/Stay night has a darker theme to it, with more blood and violence to it. 
report Recommended by Politoed
Assets are like Servants and the people in the Financial district (Entre's) are like Masters. Both anime's have people who has servants/assets who fight for them and are summoned when needed to. Similarly both have the main character showing compassion and care towards their servant/asset and trying to help them in fights/duels.  
report Recommended by JleeLink
In both anime, the main protagonist is a mage and summons a familiar/servant. 
report Recommended by Kyo_Kagami
Fate-stay night has a number of similarities to Shaman King, but as a seinen series is overall darker and more character-focused. Magic takes on a larger role in F/SN than Shaman King. Both series revolve around a tournament fought with spirit allies over an incredible power. 
report Recommended by Prime32
This anime is beautiful for the design, music and history. i view this anime 10 time and i Recommended the movies Kara No Kyoukai. 
report Recommended by SailorVenus05
Saber and Alice, (the main girls of both animes) are voiced by the same seiyuu. In both animes, a boy has a contract with a powerful girl. In both animes it happened big tragedy in the past because of a war between evil and good. In both animes, the two main guys, masters of the girls, have a similar personality. there´s also romance.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
The protagonists Shiro and Touma are both all about protecting and saving others regardless of any consequences. They both have limited amount of power but somehow manage to survive many fights against most powerful villains. The character constellation in terms of romances is quite the same, the protagonist is living with his main female compagnion and has another tsundere-type love interest which is more loosely connected. 
report Recommended by MikeOnHighway61
In both anime there is the master and servant theme. 
report Recommended by izZzi
Both animes involves magic and fighting. The main protagonist of Fate/Stay Night is somewhat similar to Hiiragi, both having problems with certain women^^. Although Fate/Stay Night is more on the serious side, you'll like it. 
report Recommended by Zodia
Although they don't have the similar style of presenting themselves, both series follows the format in which deals with master/servants in the conflict of a game. The winner of the game will achieve not only glory but also a reward. Each servant from both series is unique and possesses their own abilities. It is however also up to the guide of their masters to achieve victory. Both series also contains supernatural themes. 
report Recommended by Stark700
- Harem - Main heroine is a blonde European sword expert - Unlimited Blade Works (or something kinda like it for Campione) - Takes place in modern Japan - Lots of battles - "Nice Guy" main character who's very merciful and has powers gained from the heroine - Villain who control the behind-the-scenes action - Overkill attacks that couldn't kill someone 
report Recommended by justice0
Both are taking place in one city/village. They also have a mystery murderer, some bloody scene and violence. Fate stay night is a lighter anime than higurashi, but if you like the other one, you probably like the other. 
report Recommended by Keikochan-1228
Same premise of famous heroes / historical figures from throughout history coming through time to battle it out with each-other. If you want a similar historical mish-mash battle-royale as Drifters, Fate Stay Night is well worth checking out too. 
report Recommended by feltano
Both are about killing others to win something and survive. I recommend you guys watch SAO first. 
report Recommended by Dario5514
There is a bloodline traditional game that in order to get your wish granted you must kill. In Crime Edge you have "Killing Goods" instead of "Servants", and instead of killing all servants other than your own to get their wish granted, they must kill the Main female character Iwai. Behind all this there is an organization that oversees the progress of the "Game". That is where there similarity ends.  
report Recommended by murdermajig
Soul Buster is definitely a shorter and less detailed alternative of Fate/Stay night. The start off of both anime are different, but the basic concept of the two involves teenagers playing a game and putting their life on the line for the card that they picked from their dream world. Essentially, there are other players who also chose a card and they hunt each other for the card they have to achieve whatever goal is placed for them. 
report Recommended by Aleron
This anime is similar to F/SN even in the desing of Saber(Kurumi) and Gilgamesh (Ida). They are about a magic war. 
report Recommended by Staric
Both anime involve mediums and their familiars. Both involve fighting, though the animation styles and undertones are much different. Both have tsunderes and strong female characters. 
report Recommended by Elunah
When watching fate.stay night I had this jarring feeling of deja-vu, everytime I heard "shirou" I wondered where did I hear that before? Why do these characters look so familiar. Mayo Chiki and fate/stay night have almost the exact same character types, character relations and interactions, heck the names even sound the same. If you enjoyed Mayo Chiki and want a better plot, watch fate. If you enjoyed Fate and want some nonsense unrelated to the nasuverse, pick up mayochiki 
report Recommended by Muslim_Otaku
It's from a visual novel like fate stay night, that ressembles a lot. 
report Recommended by Mtaku74
Both series feature "master-servant" relationships where an ordinary human being is paired with a character who possess superhuman abilities. The pair is bounded, and the death of either side will greatly affect the other. Battles occur behind the scenes, yet the the consequences are seen in the real world. There are mystery elements in both cases, and character backgrounds are slowly unraveled through battles. 
report Recommended by 8thSin
Both anime deal with a servant-master relationship and are filled with references to historical figures, though Soul Eater is a bit more comic. 
report Recommended by Roxanne
Both involve references to mythology and legend, especially Aruthurian legends. 
report Recommended by Archaeon
Both animes with a lot of battles, and a lot of touching scene's. The main characters are also similar in some ways. And of course, both animes involve magic and people from another world/race ;) 
report Recommended by Zodia
I find that Saber (F/SN) & Sousuke Sagara (FMP!) are very similiar. The pragmatic soldier type that thinks of battle 24/7. While FMP! was more comedic because he was out of place F/SN has Saber in the right environment. The Romance story also takes on a more serious tone. While FMP! keeps the shounen inexperienced, lack of bravery in all regards romantic like confessing one's love; F/SN manages to develop romance and pay it off. Both Male & Female leads are in High School or of that age but comedy is rare in F/SN, the tone remains that of FMP! battle scenes for the most  read more 
report Recommended by Legion17
Demonbane is not prominent anime.But it possesses however sure charm and several pleasant figures.If you look for simple entertainment ,Demonbane can be good choice.Do not wait masterpiece.Do not wait original ideas.This is good entertainment on evenings. 
report Recommended by Zyll666
Similar pace and action with male protagonists that fight for justice with engaging partners and crazy villains. 
report Recommended by lchoister
The mood is completely different, but these anime both have the master/servant thing, a competition to reach an objective, magic, romance, super powers, and fights. Also, both are harem and have a tsundere in them. Believe me or not, I enjoyed Akikan! more than FSN. 
report Recommended by RenaPsychoKiller
Has an excellent blend of action, adventure, and romance, with a great soundtrack to top it off. If you are looking for any of these factors in an anime, then you cannot go wrong with either of these series. 
report Recommended by HeroicIdealism
Servant = angeloid the main character is boy that very pervert but kind and not like fighting and there is one more thing the angeloid is love with her master so there is a love between servant and master 
report Recommended by Hraefns
The protagonist, who is far too kind (kinda negative), teams up with someone strong to defeat enemies. Both are male and have a popular female fellow student as a partner who teaches him new things. Accel World and the Holy Grail War are both settings in which the main characters have to fight and win to gain something. 
report Recommended by Ziafung
People summon magical spirits who are forced to fight in a war. The setting is around a modern city. 
report Recommended by bloge
They both have a male protagonist who seems to have untapped potential that summons something incredibly strong. 
report Recommended by Blackman10
Both share a positive outlook on loss, aswellas having moderately similar soundtrack styles by the same composer - Kenji Kawaii. 
report Recommended by bloge
Both Naruto and FSN have what's important: a good story and lots of action. The main characters, Sabre and Naruto, become involved in many conflicts which bring out emotion and have an effect on everyone around them. These are great anime for action and quest lovers. 
report Recommended by Rikudo14
Archer and Dante look alike in terms of resemblance. Blood, suspense, dark tone, and drama are involved. 
report Recommended by Rikudo14
The setting is similar in Japan and real life but deals with spirits as well. Sense of Justice, blood, suspense, twists, and dramatic moments are involved as well. 
report Recommended by Rikudo14
Fate/Stay Night and Fullmetal Alchemist are very similar to each other. Both series are about a dark plotline: In FMA, they seek the philosopher's stone because it is said to hold to power to grant wishes without equivalent exchange; in Fate/Stay night, they seek the holy grail, which will grant both master and servant a fulfillment in any desire they wish. Both plotlines have twists and curves you don't see coming, and both end up realizing what they seek isn't all it's cracked up to be. They both focus on solving a certain mystery and to do so the heroes have to explore their world  read more 
report Recommended by Rikudo14
FSN is for sure one of the best ever, is very difficult to match, when I saw FSN for sure got a special and very uncommon atmosphere, after long time without get that special feeling I foun MADAN NO OU TO VANADIS. In both warriors with special power fight each others, that chivalric atmosphere, involving honor, loyalty, the bounds the characters develop each others, the sense of duty and to protect the people in Madan no ou to Vanadis is wonderful. The most make them similar are the awesome work in developing both animations, music, voice actors, art and animation is wonderful in both series, for  read more 
report Recommended by blansa
Idealism to end conflict through changes are revolved around both shows as people try to fight and realize that it is not just non violence but with any means necessary. The idea of justice in Fate Stay Night is similar to the idea of peace/pacifism in Gundam Wing. 
report Recommended by Rikudo14
The feel of both anime is similar at times, aswell as some of the styles of animation used during the action scenes. They are both pretty serious and rarely detract from the main plot for the sake of humour. They are both action packed and visually impressive. They both deal a lot with the morals and philosophy around war and fighting. Both of the main protagonists are in high school, and are chosen by a very powerful and beautiful female assistant, who begins the series far more powerful than them, but the gap bridges as the series progresses. These female assistants are similar in demeanour,  read more 
report Recommended by Rikudo14
Both protagonist live a normal life until thrown into the world of magic. 
report Recommended by SgtKupKakez
Kira Yamato and Shirou Emiya start off as ordinary citizens until when they get wound up in conflict that will forever change their lives as they become idealists who are naive until they change and as their journey progresses, revelations, drama, and twists will forever change their minds and life as well. 
report Recommended by Rikudo14
They both have similar concept. In both, there are unnatural abilities controlled by the main characters. 
report Recommended by shadymelov
When I was watching the Anime, I constantly thought of Fate/Stay Night and all its related anime such as Fate/Stay Zero, etc. Alice looks so much like Saber. Although of course Fate/Stay Series were all better that SAO in my opinion, this SAO season for me was the best. 
report Recommended by dixcloxure
well .....although I find Hand Shaker lacks a lot compared to the Fate saga, they do have some similarities. Both anime focus on a group of people who have a servant/partner with whom they have to fight each other. The animation is unique in both anime.  
report Recommended by Nao
Both are action anime with a strong romance sub-plot Both Anime have a protagonist who is not very powerful, who's defining characteristic is that he is responsible.  
report Recommended by rmremail
Both anime have a same concept of servant and master and also the protagonist of both series lost their family at a young age and both have a strong sense of responsibility of helping people.  
report Recommended by sinsoshi
These two anime have lots in common: - MC seems quite generic but he's not completely generic (but he also has flaws) - MC is good at cooking - Blonde main heroine - Fateful encounter between main characters - Main heroine is dense about her own feelings - Four main girls, three are the main possible routes but one of those three is a third wheel while the fourth actually has more interactions (and hopes to be a lov interest) with MC - Same four type of girls: tsundere type, useless type, obsessed type and violent type (though, the actual order between primary and secondaries differs between the two anime) - Two or  read more 
report Recommended by FullyCharged
Fate/Stay night Unlimited blade works is the second route in the OG F/SN game 
report Recommended by Xaber_Chan
Because this film tells about the war that was held on a certain event and leaving only one person from the war  
report Recommended by Monodami
First of all they both have a similar plot in that both are centered around servival of the best. They both revolve around the characters reciving aid from an ally that is more powerful then themselves.(fate zero is reserected magical super spirit people while beatless is androids with hyber andvanced ai and abilities) they both have a very interesting cast that all have their own objectives and desires out of these events. finally they both have many different interesting and changing relations between each character (for fate both spirits and humans, for beatless both android and human) 
report Recommended by frostydeath
if you can get the 2006, and you are a big fan of the series you can try to watch this but the art quality can be comparable with fate zero and fate stay night UBW This is the other route for fate stay night because fate stay night is a visual novel that have 3 path way, the last one is Heaven Feels that will be aired in 2017 and have 3 part of movie 
report Recommended by Christoferho19
Both anime has a character who lost his parents in a fire. And they have spirits that use a weapon that represent them, similar to Noble Phantasms. 
report Recommended by BonnibelPeebles_
X TV and Fate/stay night are, coincidentally or not, about fourteen heroes fighting each other for the ultimate prize; the heroes are the 7 Dragons of Earth and 7 Dragons of Heaven (X), and the 7 magicians with their 7 servants (Fate/S N). The stories are about destiny, power and sacrifice, and are beautifully drawn, both taking place in present-day Japan. These series feature high school students torn from ordinary life for their higher purpose, and really go well together. 
report Recommended by SlaughterDagger
Both have heros that fight for something big in queens blade they fight for ruler ship, and in fate/stay night they fight for the holy grail. Both have epic fight scenes. Both main characters start out inexperienced and become much more powerful as the story progresses. 
report Recommended by Vroknokmen
Artwork in both anime have great resemblances, due to the fact that both stories are written by Type-Moon. These anime feature a world where magic exists, and can be used be a given few people. Furthermore, the female protagonists are sword/knife-wielding bad-ass without descending into the usual dere stereotypes. 
report Recommended by bunny1ov3r
Yugioh 5ds and Fate Stay Night are shows that have people fighting each other through battles. 5Ds fight through cards and FSN fights through masters and servants. The reason why I put this recommendation was because after watching the Dark Signers Arc, it reminds me of FSN in a certain way. 10 signers in teams of 5 and 14 participants in teams of 2 fight for the ultimate prize with marks embedded in them. Suspicious host plays in both tournaments while participants fight each other in a setting. If you enjoyed either war, you'll like the other.  
report Recommended by SlaughterDagger
- Weak, misogynistic protagonists with hero complexes. - Everyone inexplicably loves and accepts the protagonist so the plot can move forward despite all his contextually unacceptable behaviour, which range from actively disgusting to unpleasant. - Faux-medieval setting. - Protagonist suffers many life-threatening injuries but never dies for real. - Battle between factions to obtain sovereignty/legendary item. - Factions consist of one leader and one subordinate at its core. - Lots of blood. Despite my personal ire for both shows, I do think fans of one will probably enjoy the other. 
report Recommended by Lemon
Similarities: Both involve characters summoning spirits (servants) to aid them in a fight against other characters. In Seirei it is to win blade dances in F/SN it is to receive the Holy Grail The summoning marks in F/SN reminded me of the Spirit Seals in Seirei as well as the use of secondary magic The elemental waffen of Seirei are similar to the noble phantasms of F/SN The holder of the Holy Grail and the winner of the upcoming blade dance both get a wish granted Differences: F/SN is much darker and involves a game and battles to the death Seirei is more of a comedy and is harem based, as well  read more 
report Recommended by F3nR1r_N7
WHY is that there was no one who recommended this? Ikoma is very much containing the principles of Shirou Emiya: wanting to be a hero, cheesy and cliche or not, but the similarity is very much as that. 
report Recommended by GiancarloLS
Fate/stay night (2006) is the first entry of Fate series (in realease order), so if you like Fate/Apocrypha you should see how it all started. 
report Recommended by RayRosther
Artwork in both anime have great resemblances, due to the fact that both stories are written by Type-Moon. These anime feature a world where magic exists, and can be used be a given few people. Furthermore, the female protagonists are sword/knife-wielding bad-ass without descending into the usual dere stereotypes. 
report Recommended by bunny1ov3r
Both series aren't all that alike but Fate/Stay Night has some religious themes. The music from both anime are similar to me and both also have a tinge of fantasy and magic. If you like the religious motif and magic involved, you'll like either series. While Fate/Stay Night is organized more as a game for the holy grail, 07 Ghost focuses on the journey of the main character who seeks to find the truth about his past. The main character in Fate/Stay Night also seeks to learn about his past.  
report Recommended by adureme
Both are based on visual novels (or eroges). If you like harem styled series with a solid story, bit of romance and lot of fights and action, definitely go for both of them! 
report Recommended by Bishamonten
Both series have strong, skilled female fighters. The art style is very similar, with a noted similarity mainly in the clothing design of Princess Alita (the main protagonist). Like Saber, Alita is also (to some extent) king (since she's the only ruler of her country). 
report Recommended by TheShamelessMiko
A lot of different beautiful and powerful swords. 
report Recommended by Jigoku_Enma_Ai
-Both animes are about receiving or meeting a third party to supply you with powers to fight in a game, and aim to defeat the other opposing parties to overcome it.  
report Recommended by MagicFlier
In Fate/Stay Night, powerful familiars called Servants fight alongside their contracted Masters to have their wishes fulfilled by the Holy Grail. The Masters provide mana to the Servants so they can exist in the world. In Shikabane Hime, powerful undead corpses called Shikabane Himes fight alongside their Contracted Priests to have their wish of going to heaven fulfilled. The Contracted Priests provide "Run" energy to the Shikabane Himes so they can exist in human form. If that weren't enough, Emiya Shirou of Fate/Stay Night and Oori Kagam of Shikabane Himei are both recklessly brave protagonists, risking their lives again and again to protect the people they  read more 
report Recommended by Felix_Omni
-Both animes are about receiving or meeting a third party to supply you with powers to fight in a survival game, and aim to defeat the opposing parties to win the game. 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
They both feel really similar, when ur watching it you can connect the two of them. Both have some awesome battles, and great plots 
report Recommended by soul4soul
both have action scenes and Canaan kinda looks like Saber and they are both the heroines. They are both strong, courageous, and both seldom talk. Bloody scenes can also be found in both series. 
report Recommended by bwub
Epic series using christian mythology and symbols without restraint for what they're so famous 
report Recommended by Rychulubicz
80% action 20% romance give or take. Magic, strong heroes, epic battles, little to no fillers or what might be considered fillers are more like character development. Neither are super original, but both keep to well formed stories and character developments. That describes both series. 
report Recommended by kazooparcel
Alexander has smilar power to Shirou. In both are battles with using some kind of magic. They also have similar genres. 
report Recommended by Luspea
both have Servant/Master relationship 
report Recommended by pakin
Two of the characters look alike: Saber (Fate Stay Night)/ Sylvia van Hossen (Princess Lover) and Rin Tohsaka (Fate Stay Night) / Seika Houjouin (Princess Lover) FTS is more action and less harem but it used to be a eroge whereas PL is more harem both have good action scenes as well.  
report Recommended by Sousen
When i saw Freezing for the first time my mind just went to Fate Stay Night....i guess i find Saber and Brigette similar...and in both anime the girls are the ones protecting the boy and theres some romance in both so, i`m sure that if you liked one you`ll like the other one too. 
report Recommended by LadyEclair
Well, the plot and setting are totally different but both shows have very similar art and animation and both have sword fighting and magic. 
report Recommended by Magnum40000
Both side characters use same fighting technique/skill Tsubamegaeshi. Both male protagonist are captivated by beauty of girl wearing an armor. Ironically armor is similar too... >.> Some lines are total ripoff from Fate/stay night. DEEN has yet again amazed me with how much they can stain Fate series. Leave Fate alone! You are lucky they even let you make it you bastards! If you are a fan of Fate/stay night and you like puns from it, randomness and all this is the right anime for you. If these things make you sick, as they make me sick, for your sake, skip it, you wont suffer from collateral brain damage as  read more 
report Recommended by Shwele
in both the male and femlae led only work together to acomplish there goal (inuyasha)to find all the jewel shards and in (fatestay)to obtain the holy grail but the main charcters end up falling in love with each other also there both shounen anime that will make u keep waching evendo in both there is alot of fighting they also have a great mix of adventure romance,drama,fantasy and comedy there both just awsome 
report Recommended by SakuraSweetHeart
Ga Rei is like F/SN drama, romans and they are both fantasy. I hope that they who watched Fate would like Ga Rei ^^ 
report Recommended by KuFeL
Nakano Kou from Ajin reminds me a lot of Shirou from FSN. Even though Ajin 1st season is mostly about Nagai Kei, Kou has a more significant role in the 2nd season. Kou and Shirou are both redheads with similar hairstyles; and wouldn't mind risking their own lives to save others. Luckily for them they are both near immortal (Many characters from Ajin because they are an ajin, Shirou because of some kind of plot device). Both anime have plenty of gore and epic action scenes. A major difference is that Ajin has more realistic characters IMO, while in FSN the characters are mostly archetypes (tsundere  read more 
report Recommended by Khalan
Both heroines claim to be knights that will protect and serve the main protagonist. The main protagonist refuse to see the heroine as a servant. Also in Fate/stay night, the servant is actually a knight. Romance and drama in the air. 
report Recommended by skypiercer
A master serving their servant. They battle other people with similar powers 
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Artwork in both anime have great resemblances, due to the fact that both stories are written by Type-Moon. These anime feature a world where magic exists, and can be used be a given few people. Furthermore, the female protagonists are sword/knife-wielding bad-ass without descending into the usual dere stereotypes. 
report Recommended by bunny1ov3r
going to another world and fighting was summoned but fate/stay night have some reward and more bloody 
report Recommended by pakin
Artwork in both anime have great resemblances, due to the fact that both stories are written by Type-Moon. These anime feature a world where magic exists, and can be used be a given few people. Furthermore, the female protagonists are sword/knife-wielding bad-ass without descending into the usual dere stereotypes. 
report Recommended by bunny1ov3r
Artwork in both anime have great resemblances, due to the fact that both stories are written by Type-Moon. These anime feature a world where magic exists, and can be used be a given few people. Furthermore, the female protagonists are sword/knife-wielding bad-ass without descending into the usual dere stereotypes. 
report Recommended by bunny1ov3r
Both series are about magic and fighting. But, in Nanoha you have lolis and more relaxing! FSN is way more serious than Nanoha. 
report Recommended by Kyo_Kagami
Fate/stay Night has servants, Ayakashi has, well, ayakashi. A loli that joins the party after being an enemy, a constant damsel in distress, some blood and gore and a hint of romance in both, the similiarities are quite numerous. However, both also share the flaw of expecting the viewer to have basic backgroud of the story first, since both anime do not show fully its entire story. However, it should be noted that Fate/Stay Night is MUCH MUCH better. 
report Recommended by HalRyder
Both have servants that only they control and both wage war with each other.  
report Recommended by Valeria-chan
I am the fan of fantasy.The Kiba is with this species one of the best things,what I saw.The very good plot,interesting conception of world inflict it that was can oneself in this anime to plunge totally. 
report Recommended by Zyll666
They are pretty similar when it comes to hero's and having magical abilities. As well one of the main character's of Fate/Stay Night who's name is Saber, acts a little like Ferris, with the sword, and the personality. For the boy main character's Shirou and Ryner both have a mark on them that they both bury upon on. Ryner with the cursed eye, and Shirou with a magical mark on his hand.  
report Recommended by xAndromeda
both anime revolves around a normal teenage boy who lives his normal life until one day his life completely turn 360 degree after the arrival of a stranger..  
report Recommended by KOU_SOU
Similar plotlines. Plenty of fighting. Tsunderes. Animation quality is relatively similar. Relatively similar tone and level of tension. Strong female characters. The first half of this season sucks. 
report Recommended by Elunah
Humans must pair up with another being of mythical proportions with supernatural abilities to kill or defeat similar adversaries, fighting for survival, and ambition. The protagonists are also unwittingly thrown into the fray by chance, but end up using the opportunity to defend what they believe in, particularly the people close to them. Some characters might borrow their name from famous literary works, but may have their genders swapped (mainly male to female). While Z/X: Ignition is more of an apocalypse on a global scale, Fate/Stay Night is a small secret "war" within a single city, with only a handful of parties fighting one  read more 
report Recommended by 4kicks
The relationship between Coud and Ren is similar to the relationship between Saber and Shirou.  
report Recommended by Rorschach11
Artwork in both anime have great resemblances, due to the fact that both stories are written by Type-Moon. These anime feature a world where magic exists, and can be used be a given few people. Furthermore, the female protagonists are sword/knife-wielding bad-ass without descending into the usual dere stereotypes. 
report Recommended by bunny1ov3r