Continuing from Fate/Stay Night, this anime is actually the prequel. But Fate/Zero was aired on 2011. It tells us about the fourth Holy Grail War that involves Kiritsugu Emiya, a magus killer hired by the Einzberns. Together with his servant, Saber, Kiritsugu must win the fight between him and six other masters while finding the dark truth of the Holy Grail itself.
I don’t know why they chose to separate this anime into two seasons. But luckily, we can just watch all of them without waiting for two long, as there is a four-months-gap between the two seasons. At the first episode, I was a bit confused because the characters are just talking to each other (about the holy grail war) and this episode is about 48 minutes long. But things are clearing themselves as time goes.
Compared to Fate/Stay Night, for me Fate/Zero is waaay better with its rather dark plot. The characters are more unique, where each are explained well so we know them not just as cameos and the conflicts between each of them are deeper. What’s striking me the most is the ending, but I don’t want to spoil the fun here.
As the anime comes later, the graphics are also better with flashy colors and effects. The character designs are still the same, which is not my favorite, but is great. I think that the servants are better here too than those in Fate/Stay Night. The soundtracks and BGMs are also great with Kalafina, Lisa, Eir Aoi, and Haruna Luna.
So far, this series is my favorite of all Fate anime.
MyAnimeList rating: 8.50 (season 1), 8.71 (season 2)
Personal rating: 9.00 (overall)