Fate/stay night

TV (24 eps)
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The Holy Grail War is a battle between seven magicians who each summon a mythical hero to fight for their cause. Shirou, a twice orphaned high school boy, had so little magical talent that his foster father did not bother teaching him about the war and its meaning. Thanks to that lack of foresight, Shirou finds himself in a bit of a pinch when he accidentally summons a hero of the strongest class, and is sucked into the fray. The Grail grants the winner any wish they have. But driven by an unyielding sense of justice and self-sacrifice, for what will Shirou fight?

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  • The Day It Began image

    Episode 1

    The Day It Began

  • Night of Fate image

    Episode 2

    Night of Fate

  • Raising the Curtain image

    Episode 3

    Raising the Curtain

  • The Strongest Enemy image

    Episode 4

    The Strongest Enemy

  • The Two Magus, Part 1 image

    Episode 5

    The Two Magus, Part 1

  • The Two Magus, Part 2 image

    Episode 6

    The Two Magus, Part 2

  • Despicable Acts image

    Episode 7

    Despicable Acts

  • Dissonant Melody image

    Episode 8

    Dissonant Melody

  • Elegance in the Moonlight image

    Episode 9

    Elegance in the Moonlight

  • The Calm Interlude image

    Episode 10

    The Calm Interlude

  • Blood Fort Andromeda image

    Episode 11

    Blood Fort Andromeda

  • Splitting the Sky image

    Episode 12

    Splitting the Sky

  • Winter Castle image

    Episode 13

    Winter Castle

  • The Ideal Conclusion image

    Episode 14

    The Ideal Conclusion

  • The Twelve Trials image

    Episode 15

    The Twelve Trials

  • The Sword That Brings the Promised Victory image

    Episode 16

    The Sword That Brings the Promised Victory

  • Mark of the Witch image

    Episode 17

    Mark of the Witch

  • Decisive Battle image

    Episode 18

    Decisive Battle

  • The Golden King image

    Episode 19

    The Golden King

  • Distant Trace of a Dream image

    Episode 20

    Distant Trace of a Dream

  • Separation of Heaven and Earth and the Creation of a Star image

    Episode 21

    Separation of Heaven and Earth and the Creation of a Star

  • Result of a Wish image

    Episode 22

    Result of a Wish

  • Holy Grail image

    Episode 23

    Holy Grail

  • The All Distant Utopia image

    Episode 24

    The All Distant Utopia

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Sheex's avatar by Sheex on Jan 18, 2008
Score 5/10

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Of my many problems with Fate/Stay Night, none irks me more than the fact it boiled down to be only superficially coherent.  Yes, there is a loose central theme that drives the series; yes, the series does progress in a fairly linear fashion; ultimately, however, none of it makes much sense.  While the series had a given premise and a pre-determined end, the actual content turned out to... read more

LightFantastic's avatar by LightFantastic on Jul 27, 2015
Score 5.5/10

"The only people a superhero can save are the people he sides with." An entire review of the Fate/Stay Night anime adaptation can be boiled down to a single sentence; Shirou Emiya fucking sucks. Seinen anime can easily be tanked by a terrible lead, and Fate/Stay Night is obviously no exception. The burden of Shirou Emiya is like wearing a full suit of armor while trying to go for a swim, no matter... read more

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