In Depth Fate/Series - Type Moon Universe guide! (In Progress)

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In Depth Fate/Series - Type Moon Universe guide!
(Last Update: January 30, 2020)

As the title suggests, if you want the whole experience behind Fate/Series from the very beggining to it's very core
so you understand everything that happens so far you can follow this guide.

In order to create this guide, i mostly followed the airing order of each series, because i think it's the correct way
as the creators intented to be watched. And that's how I originally watched it.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
At this point i want to clear things up as many get confused about the Fate/Stay Night series.
Fate/Stay Night, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works and Fate/Stay Night: Heavens Feel
IS NOT the same anime or a remake/reboot of it's predecessor! They are 3 different anime.

Wiki Info:
Fate/stay night is a trilogy covering the three main story lines. The plot focuses on a young mage named Shirou Emiya
who becomes a warrior in a battle between "Servants" known as the Holy Grail War. Through each route, Shirou bonds with
a heroine and confronts different mages who participate in the war.

NOTE:
If you just want to watch the MAIN SERIES ONLY you can skip this part and go to the main series section of the guide.


Early Works:

1) Lunar Legend Tsukihime

Alternative Titles
  • English: Lunar Legend Tsukihime
  • Synonyms: Tsukihime - Lunar Legend, Lunar Legend Moon Princess, Moon Princess, True Lunar Chronicle Tsukihime, Lunar Legends
  • Japanese: 真月譚 月姫

Synopsis
Shiki Toono sustained a life threatening injury as a child, and due to that incident he was sent away from the Toono household and was given to a relative to be raised. Years later, when Shiki is in high school, the head of the Toono household—his father—dies, and he is ordered to move back in by his sister Akiha, who is the new head of the household. However, Shiki holds a huge secret. Ever since that injury, he has been seeing lines on objects, and only with a special pair of glasses is he able to stop seeing them. Also he is unable to remember anything well from the time before his accident. The day he moves back to the Toono household is the day he stumbles upon a woman named Arcueid Brunstud and decapitates her with one stab of his knife in a temporary fit of insanity. When she suddenly showed up beside him later alive and well, and ask him to be her bodyguard, Shiki's journey to unravel the mysteries of his past begins.
EpisodeAir DateEpisode Name
1​
Thu Oct 09, 2003Inverted Impulses
2​
Thu Oct 16, 2003The Black Beast
3​
Thu Oct 23, 2003Mystic Eyes of Death Perception
4​
Thu Oct 30, 2003The Cradle Garden
5​
Thu Nov 06, 2003Bow in the Sky
6​
Thu Nov 13, 2003The White Dream
7​
Thu Nov 20, 2003Blue Ruins
8​
Thu Nov 27, 2003Origami
9​
Thu Dec 04, 2003Death
10​
Thu Dec 11, 2003Vermilion Crimson Moon
11​
Thu Dec 18, 2003Unfortunate Night
12​
Thu Dec 18, 2003Lunar World
Special​
Fri Sep 26, 2003Prologue
(September 26, 2003 – December 18, 2010)
2) The Garden of Sinners

Alternative Titles
Synonyms: Kara no Kyoukai, The Garden of Sinners, Borderline of Emptiness, Rakkyo
Japanese: 空の境界 the Garden of sinners

Synopsis
A teenage girl, who possesses the "Mystic Eyes of Death Perception," a supernatural ability that allows the user to see the "death" of everything in existence and kill the object by destroying its "origin." She recently recovered from a two-year coma caused by a traffic accident. Prior to the traffic accident, she originally had two personalities, a male personality named Shiki (織), and the original female personality Shiki (式). Children born into the Ryougi family are generally male and are raised with two personalities, so the male personality is customarily called the "yang" personality, while the female is called the "yin" personality. It is easy to tell which Shiki is speaking at a given time because they both have a distinct style of speaking, most notably that the female Shiki refers to herself with the pronoun watashi (私), while male Shiki refers to himself as ore (俺). After waking from her coma, Shiki discovers that she can no longer feel the male Shiki's presence and assumes that he died because of the accident. She also feels a detachment from her memories before the accident, and while she knows she is Shiki, she does not feel that she is. In the hopes of regaining herself and the "dead" Shiki, she puts on a cold facade that somewhat resembles the male Shiki's and tries to act as the female Shiki did. Touko understands the sense of detachment Shiki feels, but considers the current Shiki a third, new personality.

The series is regarded as being set in the same world as another TYPE-MOON series, Tsukihime, with Aoko Aozaki's sister Touko Aozaki being featured in this series and the protagonist of the series, Shiki Ryougi, possessing the same abilities as Tsukihime's protagonist, Shiki Tohno.
EpisodeAir DateEpisode Name
1​
Sat Dec 01, 2007Overlooking View
2​
Sat Dec 29, 2007A Study in Murder – Part 1
3​
Sat Feb 09, 2008Remaining Sense of Pain
4​
Sat May 24, 2008The Hollow Shrine
5​
Sat Aug 16, 2008Paradox Spiral
6​
Sat Dec 20, 2008Oblivion Recording
7​
Sat Aug 08, 2009A Study in Murder – Part 2
8​
Mon Sep 23, 2013Future Gospel
Special​
Wed Feb 02, 2011Epilogue (Kara no Kyouka)
Special​
Sat Mar 14, 2009Remix: Gate of Seventh Heaven
Special​
Sat Sep 28, 2013Recalled Out Summer
Special​
Sat Sep 28, 2013Recalled Out Summer - Extra Chorus
(December 1, 2007 – September 23, 2013)

Wiki Info:
The Garden of Sinners is set in an alternate universe to Tsukihime and Fate/stay night; in which it serves
as the prototype for both series as well as introducing many of the concepts prevalent within the latter two.
As one of Kinoko Nasu's earliest works, it introduces some of the most fundamental concepts in the universe of
Type-Moon's works, including souls, the Akashic Record/Origin, Counter Force, Magic, Magecraft, and Mystic Eyes.

Now Let's go to the main series.

3) Fate/Stay Night

Alternative Titles
  • English: Fate/stay night
  • Synonyms: Fate - Stay Night
  • Japanese: Fate/stay night

Synopsis
After a mysterious inferno kills his family, Shirou is saved and adopted by Kiritsugu Emiya, who teaches him the ways of magic and justice.

One night, years after Kiritsugu's death, Shirou is cleaning at school, when he finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly encounter between two superhumans known as Servants. During his attempt to escape, the boy is caught by one of the Servants and receives a life-threatening injury. Miraculously, he survives, but the same Servant returns to finish what he started. In desperation, Shirou summons a Servant of his own, a knight named Saber. The two must now participate in the Fifth Holy Grail War, a battle royale of seven Servants and the mages who summoned them, with the grand prize being none other than the omnipotent Holy Grail itself.

Fate/stay night follows Shirou as he struggles to find the fine line between a hero and a killer, his ideals clashing with the harsh reality around him. Will the boy become a hero like his foster father, or die trying?
EpisodeAir DateEpisode Name
1​
Fri Jan 06, 2006The Day It Began
2​
Fri Jan 13, 2006Night of Fate
3​
Fri Jan 20, 2006Raising The Curtain
4​
Fri Jan 27, 2006The Strongest Enemy
5​
Fri Feb 03, 2006The Two Magi (1)
6​
Fri Feb 10, 2006]The Two Magi (2)
7​
Fri Feb 17, 2006Writhing
8​
Fri Feb 24, 2006Dissonant Melody
9​
Fri Mar 03, 2006Elegance Under the Moon
10​
Fri Mar 10, 2006The Calm Interlude
11​
Fri Mar 17, 2006Blood Fort Andromeda
12​
Fri Mar 24, 2006Splitting The Sky
13​
Fri Mar 31, 2006Winter Castle
14​
Fri Apr 07, 2006The Ideal Conclusion
15​
Fri Apr 14, 2006The Twelve Trials
16​
Fri Apr 21, 2006The Sword That Brings The Promised Victory
17​
Fri Apr 28, 2006Mark of the Witch
18​
Fri May 05, 2006Decisive Battle
19​
Fri May 12, 2006The Golden King
20​
Fri May 19, 2006Distant Trace of a Dream
21​
Fri May 26, 2006Separation of Heaven and Earth and the Creation of a Star
22​
Fri Jun 02, 2006Result of a Wish
23​
Fri Jun 09, 2006Holy Grail
24​
Fri Jun 16, 2006The All Distant Utopia
(January 6, 2006 – June 16, 2006)
4) Fate/Zero

Alternative Titles
  • English: Fate/Zero
  • Japanese: フェイト/ゼロ

Synopsis
The Holy Grail War is a ritualistic battle fought to determine who is worthy of commanding the Holy Grail: an omnipotent wish-granting device. The war is held between seven mages, each armed with their own familiar, an ancient heroic spirit of legend.

The Einzberns, a major contender in the grail war, have recruited the infamous mage killer Kiritsugu Emiya as their representative in the Fourth Holy Grail War. Though armed with his own arsenal, Kiritsugu is faced with six other mages vying to win. From bettering humanity to garnering respect, all opponents have their own reasons for seeking the Holy Grail.

Taking place 10 years before the events of Fate/Stay Night, Fate/Zero illustrates the events of the fateful Fourth Holy Grail War
EpisodeAir DateEpisode Name
1​
Sat Oct 01, 2011Summoning of the Heroes
2​
Sat Oct 08, 2011False Start
3​
Sat Oct 15, 2011Land of Winter Trees
4​
Sat Oct 22, 2011Blade of the Demonic Spear
5​
Sat Oct 29, 2011The Vicious Beast Roars
6​
Sat Nov 05, 2011Night of Schemes
7​
Sat Nov 12, 2011The Evil Forest
8​
Sat Nov 19, 2011The Magus Killer
9​
Sat Nov 26, 2011Master and Servant
10​
Sat Dec 03, 2011Rin's Adventure
11​
Sat Dec 10, 2011The Grail Dialogue
12​
Sat Dec 17, 2011Invitation of the Holy Grail
13​
Sat Dec 24, 2011The Forbidden Mad Feast
EpisodeAir DateEpisode Name
1​
Sat Apr 07, 2012The Bloody Battle in Mion River
2​
Sat Apr 14, 2012Golden Shine
3​
Sat Apr 21, 2012The End of Honor
4​
Sat Apr 28, 2012The Eighth Contract
5​
Sat May 05, 2012Distant Memories
6​
Sat May 12, 2012Where Justice is Found
7​
Sat May 19, 2012Assassin's Return
8​
Sat May 26, 2012Knight on Two Wheels
9​
Sat Jun 02, 2012All Evil in This World
10​
Sat Jun 09, 2012The Sea at the End of the World
11​
Sat Jun 16, 2012The Last Command Seal
12​
Sat Jun 23, 2012Fate/Zero
(October 1, 2011 – June 23, 2012)
5) Fate/Zero: Please! Einzbern Counseling Room

Alternative Titles
  • English: Fate/Zero: Please! Einzbern Counseling Room
  • Synonyms: Fate/Zero Specials, Please! Einzbern Consultation Room
  • Japanese: お願い!アインツベルン相談室

Synopsis
Join Irisviel as she helps Disciple No. Zero understand more details and history relating to the Holy Grail War.
Special​
Wed Mar 07, 2012Please! Einzbern Consultation Room 1
Special​
Wed Mar 07, 2012Please! Einzbern Consultation Room 2
Special​
Wed Mar 07, 2012Please! Einzbern Consultation Room 3
Special​
Wed Sep 19, 2012Please! Einzbern Consultation Room 4
Special​
Wed Sep 19, 2012Please! Einzbern Consultation Room 5
Special​
Wed Sep 19, 2012Please! Einzbern Consultation Room 6
NOTE:
You can skip this one if you are here only for the main series guide.
(March 7, 2012 - September 19, 2012)
6) Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works - Prologue(October 5, 2014)
7) Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade works(October 12, 2014 – June 27, 2015)
8) Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works - Sunny Day(October 7, 2015)
9) Fate/Stay Night: Heavens feel 1-3(October 14, 2017 - March 28, 2020)

This is where the main series guide end. Beyond this point most of the other section is more like general information, alternative paths,
in depth explanation, alternate universes and many things left unexplained on the main series. ie. Mystic Eyes, The Root, the 3rd Magic,
The Holy Grail, the Holy War etc.

At this point i'll highly recommend to watch the main series first, before you start watching any of the rest, because they can spoil
many parts of the main series and the universe surrounding them.

10) Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya(July 13, 2013 – September 21, 2016)
11) Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya: Oath Under Snow(August 26, 2017)
12) Fate/Apocrypha(July 2, 2017 – December 30, 2017)
13) Fate/Extra Last Encore: Oblitus Copernican Theory(January 28, 2018 - April 1, 2018)
14) Fate/Extra Last Encore: Illustrias Geocentric Theory(July 29, 2018)
15) Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family(January 25, 2018 – January 1, 2019)

NOTE:
You can skip series No. 15 if you want with no worries, as it's mostly a parody
BUT at some points it provides some information about
certain things surrounding Fate/Stay Night and the Holy Grail war.


16) Fate/Grand Order -First Order-(December 31, 2016)
17) Fate/Grand Order: Moonlight/Lostroom(December 31, 2017)
18) The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II: A Grave Keeper, a Cat, and a Mage(December 31, 2018)
19) The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II: {Rail Zeppelin} Grace note(July 6, 2019 – September 28, 2019)

NOTE:
I'll highly recommend to
NOT skip No. 18 & 19 series, even thought it gets dull or tiresome at some points, as it provides huge information
about almost everything surrounding
Mystic Eyes! Something that is not provided so far on any other Fate series and will help you understand
many part from the main series!
Especially Fate/Stay Night!

20) Fate/Grand Order: Initium Iter(August 4, 2019)
21) Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia(October 5, 2019 - present)

There is also a comedy series based on Type Moon universe.

??) Carnival Phantasm(August 12, 2011 – July 7, 2012)

NOTE:
I haven't watched this one yet so i can't provide any info about knowledge or timelines. I'll update it upon watching!

I will update this guide as new series are released.
Thanks for reading and i hope it helped you get a better understanding about the Fate/Series or Type Moon universe in general.
 
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This will be a good help for all those sad souls I know who dropped the fate series after watching one anime of the series since they couldn't understand it
 
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