Set ten years before the events of Fate/stay night, the anime tells the story of the Fourth Holy Grail War, a secret magical tournament held in Fuyuki City, Japan where seven magicians known as Masters summoned Servants, reincarnations of legendary souls and heroes from all across time, where they fight in a deadly battle royale where the winner obtains the Holy Grail, a magical legendary chalice capable of granting wishes. Many of Fate/zero characters are related in some ways to the characters of Fate/stay night particularly Fate/zero's main protagonist, Kiritsugu Emiya, foster father of Fate/stay night's protagonist, Shirō Emiya, a infamous assassin known for being a merciless mage killer who joins the tournament on behalf of his wife's family, the Einzberns. The anime is jointly produced by Aniplex, Nitroplus, Notes, Seikaisha and Ufotable and directed by Ei Aoki, produced by Atsuhiro Iwakami, music by Yuki Kajiura, character design by Atsushi Ikariya and Tomonori Sudou, and Art, 3D and Photography directions by Koji Eto, Kōjirō Shishido and Yuichi Terao respectively. The anime premiered on MBS on October 2, 2011 and later dates on Independent UHF Stations, TV Hokkaido, BS-11, TVQ and Kids Station. The anime's opening theme song is "Oath Sign" by LiSA and the ending theme "Memoria" is performed by Eir Aoi.
List of EpisodesEdit
|"Summoning of the Heroes"||October 2, 2011|
|"False Start"||October 9, 2011|
|"Land of Winter Trees"||October 16, 2011|
|"Blade of the Demon Spear"||October 23, 2011|
|"Scream of a Mad Beast"||October 30, 2011|
|130px||"Night of Stratagems"||November 6, 2011|