Here is the right order to watch the Fate Anime Series. One of Japan’s most popular anime and manga series happens to be the Fate/stay night series. The franchise that was originally an adult visual novel by Type-moon now has a cinematic universe of its own. The novels first started serialization on January 30, 2004. Later, a manga project got a green signal in 2005. Moreover, Datto Nishiwaki was responsible for creating the manga. Many mangas were serialized after this by multiple writers.
The Fate/stay night franchise is so vast and diverse that many viewers often get confused about where to start. Therefore, this article will help you hit the right order of the show. Thus, without any further ado, here is the order in which you should watch the Fate Anime series.
1. Fate/Zero (2011)
The first watch that should be on your list for Fate binge is the Fate/Zero anime series that came out in 2012. Even though this was the second installment of the franchise, it still manages to effectively introduce the world of Fate. Although the story imbibes the Fourth War of Holy Grail, the premise of the first three wars is also efficiently set up.
Fate/Zero started airing on October 1, 2011. The series has two seasons with twelve episodes each. Studio Ufotable is responsible for the production of this visual masterpiece. You can start your Fate venture with this one on Netflix.
2. Fate/Stay Night (2006)
Anime Fate/Stay Night was the inaugural series of the Fate franchise. The single-season show came out on January 7, 2006. The first and final season had 24 episodes. Moreover, Fate/Stay Night follows the origin story of the world of Fate. Shirou Emiya is the protagonist who accidentally gets involved in the Fifth Holy Grail War. However, we are made familiar with the world that took place before this. Hence, watching this one later is a wise idea.
Fate/Stay Night is currently available for streaming on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Aniplex. So, whichever subscription you own, use it for witnessing a wonderful story.
3. Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2014)
The next edition that you should watch in the chronology is Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works that came out back in 2014. The third installment consists of two seasons with 13 episodes each. So, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works follows the events of the debut season where everybody is in the midst of the Fifth Holy Grail War. The battle is still going on as Shirou learns that his classmate Rin is also in the game.
You can stream both the seasons of the third installment in the Fate Anime Series on Netflix. The series is also available on Hulu.
4. Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel (2017)
Now, the Fate franchise takes a sudden turn from anime series to a three-part film franchise. Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel film series has three movies that came out in 2017, 2019, and 2020. All three of them are in chronological order so you can watch the film on the basis of their release year:
Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel I Presage Flower (Movie: 2017)
The story of the first revolves around an unknown enemy who has been killing many people in Fuyuki City. Now, Shirou and Rin must get back to business even though the Grail War is over. Who is this mysterious killer? Why is it killing so many people? The film has all the answers. Presage Flower is currently available on Netflix and Amazon Prime for a minimal subscription.
Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel II Lost Butterfly (Movie: 2019)
The second installment of the film saga takes the story back to the Grail games. The qualified champions are finally against each other to win the Holy Grail. However, continuing the games will not be easy this time because a new threat is wandering above everyone. What is this dark shadow? Are Shirou and Rin in danger again? Subscribe to Netflix to find out.
Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel III Spring Song (Movie: 2020)
The last edition to the entire cinematic universe of the Fate franchise is Spring Song. The film is not about games or wars this time. The stakes of the world are not the same anymore. All that Shirou ever believes in is proving to be untrue. Thus, he goes on a quest to look for answers. Furthermore, Heaven’s Feel III Spring Song was an immensely popular conclusion to the Fate series. Hence, you can watch this one on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Thus, this was the chronological order of the Fate Anime series. We hope this article will help you with a better watching experience. Do share your reviews about the series in the comment box below. For more such informative articles on manga and anime series, keep coming back to The Anime Daily.