Fate stay night Unlimited Blade Works

Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works

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The Holy Grail War is a battle royale among seven magi who serve as Masters. Masters, through the use of the command seals they are given when they enter the war, command Heroic Spirits known as Servants to fight for them in battle. In the Fifth Holy Grail War, Rin Toosaka is among the magi entering the competition. With her Servant, Archer, she hopes to obtain the ultimate prize—the Holy Grail, a magical artifact capable of granting its wielder any wish. One of Rin's classmates, Emiya Shirou, accidentally enters the competition and ends up commanding a Servant of his own known as Saber. As they find themselves facing mutual enemies, Rin and Shirou decide to form a temporary alliance as they challenge their opponents in the Holy Grail War.

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English: Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] Japanese: Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 12, 2014 to Dec 28, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Notes
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: ufotable
Source: Visual novel
Genres: Action, Fantasy, Magic, Supernatural
Duration: 28 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Dual Audio

Encoder's Notes

This is the usual Fate encode, just divided across two posts because that’s how it is on MyAnimeList and our post data needs to be consistent with it. Make sure you grab both seasons. Episode 00 – Prologue is included here because I don’t want to make another post for it.




Atsuhiro Iwakami – Producer
Hikaru Kondou – Producer
Takahiro Miura – Director, Storyboard
Yoshikazu Iwanami – Sound Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “ideal white” by Mashiro Ayano (eps 1-9, 11-12)
ED1: “believe” by Kalafina (eps 1-11)
ED2: “THIS ILLUSION” by LiSA (ep 12)

Episode List

01: Winter Day, Fateful Night
02: When the Curtain Goes Up
03: The First Battle
04: Finding the Will to Fight
05: Dancing After School
06: Mirage
07: Reward for the Desperate Struggle
08: Winter Days, Whereabouts of Mind
09: The Distance Between Them
10: The Fifth Contractor
11: A Visitor Approaches Lightly
12: The Final Choice



Unlimited budget, Unlimited potential, Unlimited swords, Unlimited husbandos & waifu, Unlimited amount of ways to say unlimited. Unlimited.


Underwhelming. The visuals are still impressive, but themes and strong characters that made Fate/Zero so interesting has all but disappeared


Aside from the insanely good production, has a lot of issues, specially the really bad protagonist and breaking it’s own rules.


Fantastic show with breathtaking animation+fight scenes


Convoluted and unfocused plot with weak characters (I like archer), shame because ufotable goes all out with the visuals. Feels like a mess


Now I know why people hate Shirou


Despite being in a fight to the death characters party up, find excuses to not fight, and the MC is annoying. Oh and the exposition dumps.



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