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Posted 5/26/15 , edited 5/26/15




I guess that's fair enough but considering the anime is focusing primarily on the Emiya's story I think if I had to watch it again I'd prefer FZ first but if are looking to experience it the intended way you are definitely correct.

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Posted 5/26/15

Charlieandthetrollingfactory wrote:





I guess that's fair enough but considering the anime is focusing primarily on the Emiya's story I think if I had to watch it again I'd prefer FZ first but if are looking to experience it the intended way you are definitely correct.



Yeah, basically there are multiple ways to go about it, but since the OP specifically mentioned spoilers in the thread, I figured it made sense to talk about the intended experience. But all in all as long you enjoy it the way you want, it doesn't matter at the end.
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farispie, restoring faith in the Type Moon community
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Shwuishu wrote:

farispie, restoring faith in the Type Moon community


Nah, its all an elaborate ruse to get them to play the VN, *Kotomine smirk*.

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2006 Fate stay night( fate end main characters: Saber, Shiro) 2011 Fate Zero (story line 10years before fate stay night) 2014 Fate stay night ubw (ubw ending. main characters: Archer, Shiro, Lin)
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farispie wrote:

Nah, its all an elaborate ruse to get them to play the VN, *Kotomine smirk*.



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Posted 5/26/15

farispie wrote:

Deen 2006 anime, UBW 2014 anime, HF movies, Fate/Zero (now I personally am hesitant to recommend this one, since I don't think DEEN is a good representation of the fate route).



This I can go with.



Ufotable basically shoehorned bits from the Fate route into the current UBW anime since again, there is no good fate anime at the moment.

This however is subjective, since from my perspective there's a perfectly acceptable Fate anime.
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My suggestion:

Play Fate / Extra. If you end up liking it, consider watching these Fate anime to see what inspired it.

This does not have to be Unlimited VN Works.
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My suggestion:

Play Fate / Extra. If you end up liking it, consider watching these Fate anime to see what inspired it.

This does not have to be Unlimited VN Works.


Its true that Fate/Extra is more or less standalone, but not everyone has access to a psp or a pc powerful enough to emulate one. That being said I loved playing as Extra's caster :P.

Plus Unlimited VN Works isn't that bad >_>.
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Posted 5/27/15
Fate/ Stay Night is after Fate/ Zero. There both sooo good
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Posted 5/27/15 , edited 5/27/15
Fate/ Stay Night visual novel was released first, so read that first. Then, if you want, read Fate/ Hollow Ataraxia. Then watch Fate Zero.
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farispie wrote:

Okay I'll basically summarize how it works. First, this will summarize everything that I am about to say :

http://www.reddit.com/r/fatestaynight/comments/2vuci5/new_to_fate_v2_by_uadelkoenig/

Tldr: Reading the FSN visual novel is the best way to get into the series so you don' have to worry about order.

But I'll elaborate.

So the original visual novel, released back in 2004, had three storylines, also known as routes. These routes use the same characters and premise, but the events are dramatically different between them. In other words they are alternative universes of each other. Now for plot reasons, you read the routes in the following order : Fate, Unlimited Blade Works (UBW) , and Heaven's Feel (HF).

So now way back in 2006, Studio DEEN, did an adaptation of the Fate Route, albeit mixing some elements from the other routes. Generally most people feel like this is a bad adaptation , in particular with characterization. I personally agree with this sentiment. Now Studio DEEN also released a movie that adapted the UBW route, but again it fell short for alot of reasons.

Now Ufotable is currently airing their own adaptation of the UBW route and they plan to release a bunch of movies based on the Heaven's Feel route.

Now after the release of FSN back in 2004, around 2006, Type Moon colloborated with Gen Urobuchi to make a Fate/Zero light novel . Fate/Zero is a prequel story that is set 10 years before FSN. However, it generally assumes you have an understanding of FSN, in particular the Heaven's Feel route. Now, this is why most people tell you to not watch Fate/Zero first since it spois alot of the content in HF, and also that some stuff won't make too much sense without reading FSN first. In any case at 2011, Ufotable released an adaptation of Fate/Zero. That being said, there is nothing wrong with starting with Fate/Zero first, but you certainly get confused at some bits and potentially not have as good of an experience for FSN.

So tldr: Best way to go is to read the FSN visual novel, then watch whatever animes you want.

However, if you really reallly reaaaaally aren't keen on reading the visual novel, which unfortunately is not the best way, then I reccomend doing this anime viewing order :


UBW 2014 Anime, HF movies, Fate /Zero (as to avoid HF spoilers)

OR Fate/Zero first , UBW 2014 anime, HF movies (to get the world building of the fate route from F/Z, but it has HF spoilers )

OR

Read the Fate route of the visual novel, UBW 2014 anime, HF movies , Fate/Zero (this is personally the second best option other than reading the entire FSN vn since you still get to experience the fate route )

OR

Deen 2006 anime, UBW 2014 anime, HF movies, Fate/Zero (now I personally am hesitant to recommend this one, since I don't think DEEN is a good representation of the fate route).



HOW DARE YOU EVERBODY KNOW THAT YOU SHOULD WATCH FZ BEFORE HF AND FSN AND BEFORE WATCHING THE FSN ANIEM YOU SHOULD PLAY THE VN CUZ THE ANIME SUX NOOB
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Where can one read this visual novel?
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BlazeMP wrote:

Where can one read this visual novel?


I can provide you with a link via pm.

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farispie wrote:


BlazeMP wrote:

Where can one read this visual novel?


I can provide you with a link via pm.



Yes please do.
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