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Japanese: Fate/Zero


Volumes: 4
Chapters: 18
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 29, 2006 to Dec 29, 2007
Genres: Action Action, Fantasy Fantasy, Supernatural Supernatural
Serialization: None
Authors: Takeuchi, Takashi (Art), Urobuchi, Gen (Story)


Score: 8.511 (scored by 87308,730 users)
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Ranked: #1382
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #652
Members: 27,765
Favorites: 954

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The Holy Grail War is a ritualistic battle fought to determine who is worthy of commanding the Holy Grail: an omnipotent wish-granting device. The war is held between seven mages, each armed with their own familiar, an ancient heroic spirit of legend.

The Einzberns, a major contender in the grail war, have recruited the infamous mage killer Kiritsugu Emiya as their representative in the Fourth Holy Grail War. Though armed with his own arsenal, Kiritsugu is faced with six other mages vying to win. From bettering humanity to garnering respect, all opponents have their own reasons for seeking the Holy Grail.

Taking place 10 years before the events of Fate/Stay Night, Fate/Zero illustrates the events of the fateful Fourth Holy Grail War.

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Fate/Zero was initially released as a doujinshi collaboration by Type-Moon and Nitro+ between 2006 and 2007 at Comic Market conventions. A six-volume bunkoban edition was officially published by Sekaisha in 2011.

The series received four drama CD adaptations between 2008 and 2010, an image soundtrack in 2007, as well as two anime adaptations, produced by ufotable.

It has been published in Polish by Kotori since December 18, 2017.



Apr 8, 2011
After hearing that Fate/Zero will be made into anime. I decided to read its novel and in the end I was very impressed with the storyline and the characters in here.

The storyline of Fate/Zero takes place 10 years prior to the events of Fate/stay night. You don't have to play or watch Fate Stay Night first to understand its story but it would be better if you do so because it will give you much more understandings about this novel.

Fate/Zero is about war between 7 magi in the event named Holy Grail War, in this war each of the magi summon their own servant(the heroic ...
Sep 15, 2011
Fate/zero Is the prequel of Fate/Stay Night. I only watched the anime series , but there's a manga and a few eletronic games named Fate/Stay Night.

Fate/Zero has a different mood compared to FSN, it's more dark, and more dramatic. Also it's more mature , with many intelligent quotes around the history.

History:in short, the history is about 7 mages that become masters of 7 heroic spirits summoned to fight for a artefact called Holy Grail, that can realize 1 wish. while FSN is about the 5th grail war, this one is the 4th, with many characters of the FSN present, but at the same time, ...
Aug 28, 2015
Read, or at least watch, Fate/Stay Night before getting into this novel. It should make the reading experience much smoother and way more enjoyable.

I find the anime adaptation of the novel to be superior in virtually every way. I’d suggest reading the novel only if you want to learn more about the Fate universe, or if you are interested in checking out the writing style of this story.

Fate/Zero by Gen Urobuchi is a prequel to the highly acclaimed, overly popular and endlessly adapted visual novel: Fate/Stay Night. The story sheds light on the events of the Fourth Holy Grail War, the contents of which were ...

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Why does it say "4 volumes"?
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