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I've been wanting to get into the Fate/ franchise for a while now but, I found getting started confusing with all the different series it has.

Fate/stay night
Fate/Zero
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (Movie)
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV series)
And think there are others like ovas

I'm ok with watching long anime and multiple series from beginning to end so don't spare any details please. Also if you could recommend which order to watch it in that would also be very kind.
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WarpGaze_91 wrote:

I've been wanting to get into the Fate/ franchise for a while now but, I found getting started confusing with all the different series it has.

Fate/stay night
Fate/Zero
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (Movie)
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV series)
And think there are others like ovas

I'm ok with watching long anime and multiple series from beginning to end so don't spare any details please. Also if you could recommend which order to watch it in that would also be very kind.


I've moved this to the Advice, Info, Recommendations forum, but this has been asked before so you might get a good answer just by searching for "Fate" in both the Advice, Info, Recommendations forum and the Anime forum (be careful what you click on in the Anime section though -- a lot of the threads have spoilers in them).
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Posted 7/4/15 , edited 7/4/15

WarpGaze_91 wrote:

I've been wanting to get into the Fate/ franchise for a while now but, I found getting started confusing with all the different series it has.

Fate/stay night
Fate/Zero
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (Movie)
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV series)
And think there are others like ovas

I'm ok with watching long anime and multiple series from beginning to end so don't spare any details please. Also if you could recommend which order to watch it in that would also be very kind.


I'm not a Fate expert, but I'll give it a try.

The Fate series is based on a VN with three routes but only two routes have been adapted so far.

Fate/Stay Night is the adaptation of the first route called Fate, so this is as good a starting point as any. However this is also the worst adaptation so far (and has not aged well on top of that), so it gets better after this series.

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV series) - Adapts the second route called Unlimited Blade Works.

The third route Heaven's Feel is being adapted as a series of movies but has not been released yet.

Fate/Zero - Prequel to the events in the above series. It covers the events of the previous Holy Grail War. It is possible to watch this first, but is chock full of spoilers for Fate and UBW.

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya - An alternate world magical girl spin-off of the Fate series in which the events in Fate/Zero did not occur. It is a separate series and does not need to be watched with the above series. Knowledge of the Fate series is useful but not necessary. A good series but very different from the rest of the Fate shows.

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (Movie) - An attempt to adapt the UBW route in a single movie, as a result the story is very condensed and jammed into into its time constraint. You can watch it if you like but is not necessary as it covers the same ground as the TV series.
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Thank you that helped alot. Really looking forward to getting now.
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Its better to play the visual novel of Fate/Stay Night first route then go to the tv series of ubw or zero.
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WarpGaze_91 wrote:



Thank you that helped alot. Really looking forward to getting now.



DarkSasword wrote:

Its better to play the visual novel of Fate/Stay Night first route then go to the tv series of ubw or zero.


But it's not required.
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