I normally don’t like fantasy anime, and would prevent them and seek for slice of life anime that has an experience some how closer to normal people.
However, unlike I expected at first, Fate Zero became one of the favorite animes due to its great storyline.
* note: this anime produced after “Fate Stay Night“, however, you can watch it without watching “Fate Stay Night” without spoiling anything, in fact I did that, and I was glad that I did 🙂
The story of this anime take place before 10 years from “Fate Stay Night” anime, telling the story of the 4th holy grail war. Seven mages will summon seven spirits in order to fight and the winner will obtain the reward which is the “Holy Grail” that grants the wish of the victor (even if he asked a miracle).
The spirits represents a historical heroes that each of them have some ambition or wish that he couldn’t accomplish in his past life, so they have a strong motive to win the holy grail in to complete their ambition. So there are the King arthur/Saber, and Alexander the Great/Rider and other heroes
The beauty of this anime is the combination of different characters, each mage has its own philosophy in the life that drive him to put his life on the line in order to get the grail. and each hero spirit that fight with the mage, has its own idols and ambitions that form his/her “King Path”.
Regarding the animation, the anime art is too good, the fighting scenes and music are just great.