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When you ask the question, “What is the best action anime?” Most people will tell you Fate/Zero (they better). Wriiten by Gen Urobochi of Madoka-fame and animated by Ufotable who you might know for Kara no Kyoukai. Fate/Zero had an excellent reception among anime fans. It’s movie-level production values makes it one of the most high-quality shows to ever air on Japanese television.
This is the prequel to Fate/Stay Night, the visual novel published by Type-Moon. However, do not watch the Fate/Stay Night anime from 2006 by Studio Deen. It’s a poorly made adaptation and not necessary for enjoying Fate/Zero.
Fate/Zero details the events of the 4th Holy Grail War. A battle royale where sevens mages summon seven heroic spirits from all across history to fight to the death. The victor who obtains the grail can have a single wish granted.
The advantage of battle royale-style stories is that the viewer gets to explore the personal motivations and colorful personalities of a large cast of characters all while engaged in high-tension, high-stakes conflict. And Fate/Zero delivers on this promise and then some. The action setpieces have superb buildups and payoffs. The viewer gets to see the planning stages of every move each mage makes and keeps you guessing how the battles will turn out. The servants are all highly-skilled warriors and the animation proudly touts their combat skills. This show features some of the most well-choreographed, insanely fluid, fight scenes in anime. Period.
By opting for a 50 minute exposition in episode 1. Fate/Zero successfully avoids most of the pitfalls of having a large number of characters by flying through all the introductions and jumping to the interactions. Every character, both magi and servants, are well developed through their conversations and clashes with the other characters. Urobochi never wastes a line of dialogue. All of it provides some kind of insightful understanding of their actions or personal philosophies.
Did I mention Ufotable is remaking Fate/Stay Night this Fall season? Yes, they are and it’s going to be one of the biggest hits this year. So if you haven’t seen Fate/Zero now is the best time. It’s on Netflix.
(this gif is from Fate/Stay Night 2014)
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Happy Father’s Day!!!
Original airing dates of these episodes were impeccable.
Fate/Zero Opening 1: Oath Sign (LiSA)
Apparently from the Fate/Zero Drama CD.
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