How to Watch the Fate Series Guide to Navigating Rocky Waters of Adaptation

by hr forhad

The Fate series is no longer an underground property. Although it was first introduced in 2003 as an erotic graphic novel under the name Fate/stay night, the intriguing concept behind TYPE-MOON’s world and characters has since gone on to influence a multitude of sequels spinoffs, adaptations, and spinoffs. Particularly, the mobile game Fate/Grand Order has seen a renewed interest in the game in recent years, with the English version consistently dominating the charts of app stores and earning record profits.

However the Fate series is also afflicted with an unfortunate reputation: it’s inaccessibility. The popular discussion surrounding the series frequently focuses on the many parts it has, alongside its convoluted lore: what is the meaning of’staying up late” mean, anyway? It’s not easy to figure out where to begin and the best order to watch the Fate anime.

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 The guide suggests three different ways that can be used to watch the different Fate anime, but doesn’t pretend to be anything close to being objective. Instead, it provides three different ways you can watch the series and each based on the series’ release and production conditions. It speaks to both new and experienced Fate fans.

 The Problem With the Fate Series in Anime

The biggest issue with reading the Fate series is that the first visual novel, called Fate/stay Night, isn’t legally available in the West.

 The fact that nobody has yet signed up for the licence, considering the series’ rapid growth over the past years is amazing. There are also smaller series that are released regularly. We don’t have the complete information (lack or the availability of distributors) However, you can find several patches that are not official in the game’s extremely helpful subreddit.

 It’s especially unfortunate since the subsequent adaptations of Fate/stay-night have been missing in some way. In these instances, it is easier to go through the source materials before diving into adaptations. But, that’s not the case with Fate. Instead, we’re on the slippery waters of adaptation.

 If you’re new to the Fate series, here’s a brief explanation the story: In Fuyuki City, seven Masters and seven Servants battle to take possession on the Holy Grail: a magical item believed to grant the winner any one desire. The Servants are mythological as well as real-life characters, so it’s a battle royale for those who love history.

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Route 1: The Purist

  • 1. Stay the night/Fate (2006)

  • 2. Stay/fate night: Unlimited Blade Works (2014) and 2nd Season (2015)

  • 3. Fate/stay-Night [Heaven’s Feel] I. presage Flower (2017), II. lost butterfly (2019) I. spring song (2020)

  • 4. 2.

For me and other purists I believe that the Fate series must be seen this way. What’s the reason? It’s not only chronological, but also mirrors the original story. This is important due to the three-dimensional nature of the narrative.

 Similar to most visual novels, Fate/stay night is comprised of three distinct routes: the Fate route, Unlimited Blade Works, and Heaven’s Feel. Similar to most visual novels the three routes are focused on three different female characters: Fate on Saber, Unlimited Blade Works on Rin as well as Heaven’s Love on Sakura.

 Studio DEEN’s 2006 version of the graphic novel of the same name is the only one on this list that actually attempts to take the Fate route. It doesn’t just do this however, as it includes elements from Unlimited Blade Works and Heaven’s Feel. This means things can get a little confusing. It’s both an inept adaptation of The First Arc, and an excellent way to ruin what’s to come later, despite its old appearance.

 It’s a shame , because should you decide to jump right into Studio Ufotable’s 2014 and 2015 adaptations Unlimited Blade Works, then you will arguably miss out the discovery and growth of one of the most loved characters. There is a reason why Saber has been featured in nearly every subsequent edition of the Fate series, leading to the title ‘Saberface’. she’s great, and the fans and producers recognize it. Because Unlimited Blade Works focuses on Rin and Saber, you won’t see Saber’s development in this article.

 I’d suggest that Unlimited Blade Works is the series’ best route in terms of concepts and execution, but it’s also a route that works much better in tandem with the three others. That brings me to the second part: each one of Fate/stay nights’ three main routes springboards off each other, with Fate being the “introductory” story and Unlimited Blade Works being the ‘backside’ of that. Heaven’s Feel is an twist on that structure is, therefore, the most risky starting point.

 The Fate series doesn’t work as well in anime without an efficient Fate path adaptation. This is why the guide was created with these issues in mind. The reason for why Fate/Zero has been put at the end of the guide of the guide, the following section will clarify.

 Route 2: The New Age

  • 1. Fate/Zero (2011) and 2nd Season (2012)

  • 2. Stay/fate night: Unlimited Blade Works (2014) and 2nd Season (2015)

  • 3. Fate/stay-Night/Heaven’s Feel I. prelude Flower (2017), II. lost butterfly (2019) I. lost butterfly (2019), III. spring song (2020)

Perhaps the most controversial aspect of the way Purists go through the Fate series will be the decision to put Fate/Zero at the very end and Fate/stay night at the beginning. It’s becoming commonplace to jump in with Zero and ignore the rest of the show completely. This has its benefits, but it can also cause a lot of problems.

 While the Fate/stay-night adaptation may appear and sound old-fashioned, it contains important information about Saber’s character that isn’t found in other adaptations. It has been said.

 Contrastingly, Zero was praised as one of the most beautiful films ever created when it first aired. This is my personal opinion. While the techniques used by ufotable’s producers are improving, especially when it comes to 3D, Zero still looks solid. Scenes like Saber unleashing Excalibur before the season’s closing give me goosebumps.

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 Nevertheless, Zero is not the ideal place to begin watching the Fate series. Why? The answer is straightforward: the original light novel by Gen Urobuchi, which the series is based off, was written years after the first novels were published. This includes the Holy Grail War and the magic system. But, those who have not seen the show before won’t be able to discern how the two stories are connected. stories.

 A large part of the power of Fate/Zero’s is in filling in the blanks left by the original Fate/stay night visual novel, for instance, how the Fourth Holy Grail war was not completed and how Gilgamesh was able to remain at the mercy of. Nevertheless, the satisfaction of uncovering these answers only works if you’re aware that there are questions in the first initial place! The position of Heaven’s Feel in the final section was described in the previous section.

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