What about a little bonus that won’t let you get confused on which one to catch upon first?
There is this thing called the Holy Grail. It’s a magical cup that grants wishes in the Fate series world. But of course, it’s not that easy. You have to fight for it. In this world, there are people called Magus.
These are people who can cast spells. Seven of them are chosen and they have to fight each other and kill/disable the other until the last one stands and wins. Oh but wait, there is more. They are not fighting themselves. They have servants to fight for them. Now you’re probably wondering what are servants.
They are magical entities that the masters summon to fight for them. To be more specific they are spirits from the past who are shoved in a body that’s similar to their ones in life and they are sent to fight for their masters.
Sure thing if you enjoy deeply intricate narratives. There will be lots of those in Fate, along with a tonne of amazing action scenes and set pieces.
However, we would advise you to steer clear of it if you don’t like those kinds of things or are very opposed to the thought of a significant historical figure becoming genderbent (which occurs frequently in Fate).
The idea itself is brilliant, uniting a variety of diverse historical and mythological individuals from various eras and cultural backgrounds to compete in a battle royale match.
Some of the best character designs in all of the anime may be seen here. At conventions, cosplayers dress as them nonstop. particularly Saber (she, for one, happens to be my Waifu).
The fights are phenomenal. Particularly in Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works TV, Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel film trilogy, and Fate/Zero.
The notion that the Fate series only features good animation, in our opinion, is untrue. Some of its stories, such as Fate/stay the night, Fate/strange fake, Fate/Zero, some chapters of Fate/Grand Order, Fate/Hollow Ataraxia, Tsukihime, and Kara no Kyoukai, offer writing and characters that are superior to those of popular current television shows.
Fate Series Watch Chronological Order
Since there are many multiple franchises of the same anime series. It can be challenging to know where to begin when watching an anime series. Because you don’t want to miss anything important. Complexity is at its peak in the anime series Fate.
Because of this, we’ll talk about which of the Fate series you should start and end within this article. Are you ready to investigate them? Save the list we have given below so that you don’t have to go and wander on any other sites.
1. Fate/Stay Night
Who wouldn’t adore the premise of this story: seven legendary heroes vying for an incredible wish-granting device?
It expands on that idea with impressive worldbuilding (it helps in that sense that it’s linked to earlier and already-popular works like Tsukihime and Kara no Kyoukai), appealing design, and a truly amazing soundtrack considering that it was initially just one step above an amateur project, and writing that, while unconventional, suits the format rather well.
It is safe to say that no one will ever regret watching this anime adaptation of the Route of Fate novel. Although you can’t compare the animation to the other two Routes, it does not lag behind the other Routes in terms of plot. This is the first Route of Fate novel to have an anime adaptation in 2006.
The visual novel format is a tremendous help in this. When you read the Fate route, you probably see Shirou as a vanilla idiot way out of his league, Kirei as a typical one-note villain, Illya as just another cute psycho, Archer as some random badass, Lancer as a bit character, and Caster as pretty much fodder.
2. Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works
Unquestionably one of the best TV series of all time, Unlimited Blade works. Some of the most written and enduring characters in television history may be found on this show.
Particularly, the character journeys of Saber, Archer, Shirou Emiya, Gilgamesh, and Rin Toshaka are some of the most captivating and thought-provoking I have ever seen. The show’s plot also boasts some of the best pacing, story arcs, and world-building ever used in a television program.
The first installment of the series, Fate/Stay Night, started out as a visual novel with three distinct stories (routes): Fate, Unlimited Blade Works, and Heaven’s Feel. It received a follow-up video game called Fate/Hollow Ataraxia, which takes place in an alternative timeline following Fate/Stay Night.
Although it actually takes place in an alternative reality or timeline, Fate/Zero functions as a sort of precursor to Fate/Stay Night.
3. Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Season 2
While many people liked Rin, her tsundere tendencies were borderline idiotic, according to fans. Like, we know that the point of tsundere is being harsh on the outside and soft on the inside and that it takes some time to get through that harsh facade.
But when people experience both sides, it’s still possible to tell that these are two aspects of the same person. With Rin, however, it felt like her “tsun” side had around 60-70 fewer IQ points than her usual self.
Seeing that cool, rational, level-headed, not yielding under pressure girl get reduced to a blabbering, stuttering mess whenever Shirou said something sweet to her was just embarrassing.
Spectators thoroughly enjoyed the prologue episode and the first season. The second season also started quite well for them, because it was focused on Caster, who fans have found to be a very enjoyable villain.
Even though the majority of her backstory was shown at the very end of her arc, there were signs that she is much more than just a typical baddie. She held respect for her enemies, and for her art and she tried to avoid killing her victims.
Her backstory also revealed that, at the very core, she was just a sad woman, who wished for nothing more than to come back home. She was also a very entertaining villain, providing both exciting fight scenes and intricate plans.
And then she was replaced by Gilgamesh. Many people didn’t like Gilgamesh as a villain. His worldview was twisted beyond rational belief, his motivation was something out of “Villainy 101” and all fight scenes with him were actively boring, because he never actually fought.
4. Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel I To III
Heaven’s Feel, the third and final pathway of the Fate/stay night visual novel, is adapted in the trilogy. It centres on Shirou Emiya and Sakura Matou, who are impacted by the Holy Grail War, a dispute between mages. The trilogy is also the first anime adaptation of Heaven’s Feel.
One of the best entries in the Fate series and one of the best prequel shows of all time is Fate/Zero. The characters are all mature and written incredibly well.
Some of the best television characters we have ever seen are Gilgamesh, Saber, Kiritsugu Emiya, Kirei Kotomine, and Kirei. This show’s storytelling is a masterclass in pacing and opposing viewpoints. It never reads as dull or overstuffed and always feels challenging, intricate, and captivating.
The fight scenes and animation are both among the best of their kind, fusing breathtaking action with gorgeous scenery and settings.
Fate/Zero gives a good introduction to the story with top-tier animation and you’ll be introduced to characters that have before appeared in Fate/Stay Night.
Only the most ardent fate fans will notice a very little spoiler that you won’t even see if you watch Fate/Zero, and the reason we know this is because we didn’t even see the spoiler until we heard the hardcore fate fans shouting about it on social media.
Fate/Zero has some great moral conflicts, such as the nature of being a king or the idea of sacrificing a few to save the many. It has some amazing characters who undergo great character development (Rider FTW).
6. Fate/Zero Season 2
There are already two seasons of Fate/Zero. 13 episodes make up the first season, which ran from October 1 to December 24, 2011. and 11 episodes made up the second season, which aired from April 7 to June 23, 2011.
With the exception of an alternate ending OVA published in October 2015, the aforementioned Unlimited Blade Works followed the same format, with the first 12 episodes released between October and December ’14 and the final 13 episodes between April and June 2015.
So that’s it. After that, the plot is completed, and all of the main characters—aside from the bad guy, who is dealt with in Fate/Stay Night 10 years later—have passed away. After all, Fate/Zero is a predecessor to Fate/Stay Night, which notably includes Kiritsugu’s biological daughter and son.
Apocrypha doesn’t, in audience opinions, receive nearly enough praise. Compared to other Fate titles, it innovated quite a bit with its plot, and most of the criticisms have heard about it are either unfounded or lack a compelling narrative justification, rather than being the result of studio, writer, or animator ineptitude.
The series’ followers strongly advise trying it out. It’s not quite as good as UBW, but it’s still worth a shot if for no other reason. In some spectators’ opinions, it rates an 8/10, placing it just above Zero and below UBW.
8. Fate/Extra: Last Encore
Based on the video game Fate/Extra, Fate/Extra Last Encore 2018 is one of the many Fate spin-off series. The story is very confusing and difficult to understand, making it difficult to know what is happening, and the ending was rushed and made no sense, in the opinion of some viewers.
The animation is good, but most of the side characters are short-lived, only appearing for two episodes each before being killed off. In general, the audiences are not really sure how they feel about this part of the series, which is probably only passable.
We think a lot of negative responses to Fate/Extra are probably how different the series is compared to previous installments (UBW, Zero, Apoc). While it does follow the battle royale format, that isn’t the major driver of the show. It’s more so the mystery surrounding the Moon Cell and our characters.
And with this being more of a mystery, they do not tell you everything right away which may lead to some confusion. Also, this is a very Hakuno and Saber-focused series so you do not get as much character development for other characters as you probably do with the game.
We will say that the first 4ish episodes weren’t that amazing, but the more recent episodes have been fantastic. The action scenes leave more to be desired, but if you don’t mind this not being very action heavy and more talking then you’ll be fine.
Also while it seems that this is 10 episodes, there’s already a confirmation of another arc coming, whether that’s another 10 episodes or an OVA is still to be determined.
We will say however that having some knowledge of Fate/Extra does help. We haven’t played the game personally. But we do know some spoilers and we don’t feel lost with this part of the series. But you can play the game after the anime ends to get to know more of the holy grail war and servants that get little screentime and fanfare in the anime.
9. Fate/Grand Order: First Order
When a new recruit to the Chaldea Security Organization discovers that humanity is on the verge of extinction, he travels back in time to safeguard the future.
10. Fate/Grand Order The Movie– Divine Realm Of The Round Table: Camelot
Bedivere, the wandering knight, is on his way to the Holy City, where the Lion King reigns. In the pursuit to reestablish human history, he needs to meet humanity’s final master, Ritsuka Fujimaru, who is associated with Mash Kyrielight.
11. Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia
Two champions journey back in time to ancient Mesopotamia to combat goddesses and demons in a last-ditch effort to save humanity from total destruction.
12. Fate/Grand Order: Final Singularity – Grand Temple Of Time: Solomon
The Chaldea Security Organization has finally arrived at the Grand Order’s endpoint: The Final Singularity, Grand Temple of Time: Solomon, after combating their way through all seven Singularities. Now is the time to take down Solomon, King of Mages, the source of all evil. The time has come to recapture the future.
So is the Fate series done? Nope. We have got two other extra series.
This takes a comedic spin on the original Fate series and happens in an alternative universe. One is the famous parody known as, ‘Carnival Phantasm’, where all characters of the type moon universe are thrown into this parallel universe, where they have to take part in different ground wars which all end up killing Lancer, a poor bad guy.
The second series is less comedic and takes more of a slice-of-life approach, it is none other than ‘Today’s Menu For Emiya Family’. The basic plot for each episode is some event happens.
It triggers Shiro to cook a delicious meal, they may get an animated sequence of delicious food making that is enough to make Ramsay Gordon, and finally, everyone eats it simply. But if you want to see the faces of your old characters and see them smile instead of cry, then this is a must-watch for you.
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