Fate Series, a Japanese visual novel developed by Type-Moon. It was originally released on Windows in 2004. If you are new to this franchise then Fate Series Watch Order can be downright confusing. The story’s shown in three different time periods and through different routes. Additionally, each route has its own storyline and theme.
The people who want to start the anime must be scared already. Well, we’ll make your job easier. Here’s a complete guide to the must-watch releases of the Fate series. So, let’s begin our discussion without further ado.
About Fate Series Watch Order
Also known as the Stay Night series. It was a visual novel developed by Type-Moon in 2004. The story revolves around Shirou Emiya, who is forced to enter the Fifth Holy Grail War. Basically, it’s a tournament where powerful Masters summon Servants and battle for the rights to the Holy Grail, which will grant the victor one wish.
The story revolves around the protagonist Shirou Emiya, a high school student. He’s an amateur mage who meets Servants Lancer and Saber, completing changing the course of his life.
Fate: Unlimited Blade Works (2014-2015)
This is next in line for you to watch. It’s a 26 episode series that showcases the relationship between Rin Tohsaka and Shirou Emiya. The series also follows Shirou’s struggles in the Holy Grail War. He also discovers that his classmate Rin’s true identity. Well, this is one of the most known in the Fate Series!
Fate: Zero (2011-2012)
Here, we experience the Fourth Holy Grail War. We also see the comeback of Saber. We are also introduced to Master Kiritsugu Emiya, who is hungry for peace and the Holy Grail.
Fate: Heaven’s Feel ( 2017-2020)
Here we are introduced to Shirou’s friend Sakura Matou. This is basically a film trilogy. This marks a turning point in the duo’s relationship. The first movie, Presage Flower, premiered in Oct. 2017. The second movie- Lost Butterfly premiered in January 2019. The third and last movie- Spring Song, premiered in August 2020. Fate Series is famous for this one also!
The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II (2019)
This route takes place between Fate and Fate: Zero. It has a total of 13 episodes. This follows the story of the Masters in the Fourth Holy Grail War.
Fate Series Watch Order: Grand Order
Let’s read how all the movies fit into place in the Fate Series Watch Order. This is a spinoff smartphone game released in 2015. Players experience the Holy Grail War and have to save the world. It involves the Masters, Servants, and the Heroes. This became a huge hit upon its release. It’s available for both iOS and Android in Japanese, English, and Chinese. This also became a storyline for several anime adaptations.
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Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia (2019)
This TV anime series is based on Fate/Grand Order’s “Order VII: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts: Babylonia” arc. We see that Ritsuka and Mash are back with a dangerous mission in B.C. 2655 Mesopotamia. They become King Gilgamesh’s support against the Demonic Beasts.
Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot (2020)
This movie series adopts “The Sacred Round Table Realm: Camelot” storyline. Here we watch Ritsuka and Mash joining the wandering knight Bedivere in Jerusalem to restore human history. This is based on the backdrop of 3 major wars. The first part of the movie- Wandering; Agateram and the second part is -Paladin; Agateram. Both were released in December 2020.
Fate Series Watch Order: Spin-Off Series
Now at the end of Fate Series Watch Order, The craze for the Fate series is never-ending! Therefore, several spinoffs were released to provide more content to the audience. It’s based on several theories of the alternate universe.
Fate: Prisma (2013)
This is an entirely magical spinoff. It’s based on Illyasviel von Einzbern who is transformed into a magical girl by the Kaleidostick Ruby. She is assigned on a mission to collect the seven Class Cards under the supervision of sorceress Rin Tohsaka. This is adapted from the manga by Hiroyama Hiroshi.
Fate Series: Beginner’s Guide to the Show! Know more here!: Apocrypha (2017)
It’s adapted from Yuichiro Higashide and Konoe Ototsugu’s light novel series of the same name. The backdrop is a parallel world to the original series. It revolves around the epic battle between the Red and Black factions from the Mage’s Association and Yggdmillennia respectively.
Fate: Extra Last Encore (2018)
It consists of a total of 13 episodes. It revolves around Hakuno Kishinami, who wakes up in a world he has no memory of and is thrown into battle. He begins his quest for the Holy Grails with the aid of a loyal Servant.
Fate: Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family (2018)
This one is a light-hearted spinoff. Here, Shirou cooks up delicious dishes for the other characters.
Fate Series Watch Order: Conclusion
So, begin your journey into the lives of the characters in this Fate Series Watch Order. It’s recommended you begin with the original title Fate series and then continue in the module provided.
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